Playas de Fornells Holidays
Travel Agent's ViewPlayas de Fornells is a relatively new resort which will appeal to those seeking a quiet and relaxing holiday.
Located on the north eastern coast, the resort of Playas de Fornells is situated approx 4 km from the small fishing village of Fornells. Playas de Fornells is a relatively new resort which will appeal to those seeking a quiet and relaxing holiday.
The holiday accommodation here is a mix of hotels and apartments with a handful of bars and restaurants. For those self catering there are a few supermarkets for every day essentials.
The sandy beaches here have limited facilities which may not suit families, however it does mean they are rarely over crowded.
Car hire is advised for those who want to explore the island further, alternatively there is a local bus service which connects to nearby towns and resorts.
The resort of Playas de Fornells is situated approx 30 km from the airport.
Insider's Viewby Georgina Bromwich
Fornells is a protected bay that's popular with sailors, rich Catalans and the King of Spain...
Platges de Fornells is geared towards tourists, with stacks of whitewashed apartments jostling for a sea view...
A few kilometres separate Platges de Fornells (the beach resort) with Fornells (the port), and while they are close geographically, they are actually very far apart in style. Fornells is a protected bay that's popular with sailors, rich Catalans and the King of Spain (who often moors up outside his favourite restaurant to order Menorcan lobster stew, an island speciality that sends eyebrows arching when you find out its price). Platges de Fornells, meanwhile, is geared towards tourists, with stacks of whitewashed apartments jostling for a sea view, scattered between meticulously kept gardens.
The word 'tramuntana' makes a frequent appearance around the resort, in reference to the fierce north wind that batters Menorca's coastline - it's this reason why salt-sprayed apartment blocks might not appear as pristine as they could, as every winter they get beaten up by the elements. This doesn't alter the fact that resort is well designed, with a clever mix of steps, terraces and arches meaning that apartments maintain a sense of privacy.
There are many restaurants to choose from (but most lack the prestige of those in neighbouring Fornells). Reclau is the most well known; its terrace is reason enough to stop off. A little further north, if the sea is in a cooperative mood, waves roll back to reveal the remains of a ship wreak just metres from the coast. Hard as it might be to believe on a hot August day, this bay can be more of a foe than a friend to swimmers and sailors.
The beach, Cala Tirant, stretches west from Fornells, broken in two by a cliff face. Fortunately they've built some steps over the cliff so you can get to the other side (which is usually emptier) without having to swim.
Playas de Fornells Hotels
Can Digus Apartments Hotel
Overlooking the bay, in the heart of the fishing village, offering an authentic Menorcan environment and peaceful location
Carema Aldea Playa Hotel
Overlooking the sea and next to a small beach, the hotel offers an attractive environment in a peaceful location
Carema Club Playa Hotel
Set in spacious grounds, next to 2 beaches and offering a range of on-site sports and leisure facilities for all
Hostal Residencia Port Fornells
Offering guests basic accommodation in a quiet residential area. Ideal for those wanting to explore the local area.
Playas De Fornells Villas
Small development of 3 bedroom villas with private pools overlooking Cala Tirant beach
Tramontana Park Hotel
Overlooking the Cala Tirant Bay, the complex offers a relaxing environment for couples or families