Sant Lluis Holidays
Travel Agent's ViewThe town offers an ideal base to explore the island with the capital Mahon approx a ten minute drive away and sea side resorts with its beaches and variety of water sports and activities within easy access.
Situated in the south eastern corner of the island, Sant Lluis is a small picturesque town which is ideal for those seeking a relaxing holiday in attractive surroundings.
The town offers an ideal base to explore the island with the capital Mahon approx a ten minute drive away and sea side resorts with its beaches and variety of water sports and activities within easy access.
Within the town visitors will find a selection of shops, bars, restaurants, bank, chemist and a newsagents.
Sant Lluis is situated approx 3.5 km from the airport.
Insider's Viewby Georgina Bromwich
The long main street is lined with family-run shops, bars and restaurants...prices here haven't got the standard tourist mark up that you'll find in resorts.
Founded by the French some 250 years ago, Sant Lluís is a small town with a windmill at its top and tail. Shaped like a grid, it's not the most attractive of Mediterranean settlements at first glance, but if you give its network of streets a chance, they're bound to give you a pleasant surprise or two. There's several play parks, occasional landmarks such as a fountains and one tree-lined avenue that offers a welcome dose of greenery (and shade). The town is an ideal base for cyclists, as there's a growing network of cycle paths that spread out towards the coast, Mahón and Es Castell.
The long main street is lined with family-run shops, bars and restaurants - none are particularly tourist-focused, so prices here haven't got the standard tourist mark up that you'll find in resorts. The tapas are good in most bars, but if you're after a sugar rush, the Italian ice creams at Gana Loca are a must - the coffee isn't bad either. A few doors down, there's a luxurious chocolate shop too. Just outside of town, the vineyard Binifadet makes for a great afternoon out. You can explore the vineyard, find out how they make the wines and take a peek at their stocks in the cellar. And they'll also let you try before you buy - the pink cava is a real treat.
Locals are a culturally savvy bunch, so don't be surprised if you come across galleries or hear music playing. The square opposite the church often hosts exhibitions and markets, and for open air concerts, the football pitch is home to a handful of important opera, orchestral and band performances during the course of the summer. There's a full calendar of activities planned this year given its anniversary. The town hall has invited Nicolas Sarkozy to visit, who knows if he'll accept the invitation?