Punta Prima Holidays
Travel Agent's Viewquiet resort ideal for those looking for a relaxing getaway...
Situated on the far south east of the island, Punta Prima is a quiet resort ideal for those looking for a relaxing getaway.
One of the main attractions of the resort is the stunning long white sandy beach. The waters here are great for swimming however at certain time there can be strong currents therefore visitors should take note of the warning flags.
Within the resort there are several bars and restaurants along with a couple of supermarkets for those every day essentials. For a greater variety the capital Mahon is approx a 20 minute drive away.
Punta Prima is situated approx 7 km away from the airport.
Insider's Viewby Georgina Bromwich
You'll also spot islanders sitting outside their faded, but cherished, beach huts...
Menorcans got to Punta Prima long before tourists did. It was one of the few spots on the island where they would go on sunny summer days; of the handful of houses that haven't been converted into restaurants or shops on the marine parade, practically all of them belong to locals. You'll also spot islanders sitting outside their faded, but cherished, beach huts - on Sundays it's not unusual to find three generations of the same family having extended lunches on their porch.
You can't really blame them for descending upon Punta Prima - it's standard-postcard material with its white sugary sands, the sight of sailing boats cruising along the horizon on their way in or out of Mahón's port, and the lighthouse guiding their way opposite from its prime position on Illa de l'Aire (Air Island). As any good guidebook will tell you, the island is home to an endemic species of black lizard, but unfortunately you can't go and meet these cheeky little reptiles unless you have a boat of your own.
Apart from the beach, and believe me, it is a real bonus; Punta Prima is ideal for families. There are plenty of child-friendly restaurants (they are mostly variations on the same theme) as well as ice cream parlours, playgrounds, and enough shops to find what you need. The main supermarket on the waterfront is well stocked and reasonably priced - unlike many tourist grocery stores. Transport links are good too, with regular bus services into Sant Lluís and Mahón. The nightlife is non-existent, though, so bear that in mind if you have teenagers in tow.
For the energetic, the section of Menorca's perimeter footpath, Camí de Cavalls, between Punta Prima and Cala d'Alcalfar, past the defence tower, is one of my favourite strolls, and if you head west on a bike, you can cover a good section of the south coast without having to sweat your way up too many hills.
Punta Prima Hotels
Barcelo Pueblo Menorca Hotel
Family friendly and modern hotel with a good range of sports and leisure facilities for all ages
Hostal Punta Prima
Small development of just 10 apartments, located directly in front of Punta Prima beach
Insotel Club Punta Prima Hotel
Set in extensive gardens overlooking the sea and offering an extensive range of activities for adults, children and teenagers
Insotel Punta Prima Prestige Hotel
Luxury accommodation and a wealth of on-site sports and leisure activities
Isla del Aire Apartments
Set around a central garden and pool area, the apartments offer a relaxing environment just a short stroll from the
Mar Blava Hotel
A small and friendly complex, just one block back from the beach and close to the resort amenities
Set in large, tiered gardens on an incline overlooking the resort, the complex offers pleasant accommodation and a relaxing environment