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“Nice Boat Awful Beach Trip”
Review of Menorca Blava

Menorca Blava
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: No matter whether you are a resident or a tourist, trips along the south coast of Menorca, as well as its views, are wonderful. The route starts from Ciutadella’s harbour at 10:00 a.m. We are going to sail around the west and south coast until we arrive at Son Saura’s beach. Where you will enjoy from a virgin beach with fine sand and crystal clear water. From here, it is possible to walk through "Cami de Cavalls” till "Es Talaier", a small beach beauty without equal. Meanwhile, lunch will be prepared: paella and sangria will be ready at 13h. In the meantime, we’re going to cook a “paella” and some drinks as “sangria” (spanish popular drink, a sort of punch: lemonade, orangeade, red wine and liqueurs) and orangeade. We’re going to have lunch about 13:00 p.m. Immediately afterwards, we’re going to visit Es Talaier, Macarella and Macarelleta beaches, some caves andunknown places. In the afternoon, we’re going to stop in Cala Turqueta beach. There is nothing to equal it! Right there, you’ll be able to take a bath on the beach or from the boat. And an hour and a half later, we will take our way up again towards the nicest places. Arrival at the port of Ciutadella is scheduled at 5pm. And we are confident this will be the best memory of your vacations
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“Nice Boat Awful Beach Trip”
Reviewed August 4, 2013

We booked this trip through our First Choice rep. €32 adult and €16 children. Nice boat plenty of seating on top deck and nice to see the South and West coastline of Menorca. The theme of the trip is the Pirates of Menorca. Face painting and childrens entertainment during the sailing. After about an hour we arrived at what was billed as the 'best beach in Menorca' it was far from it. The beach was strewn with seaweed, as you walked closer to the water you walked through 1 foot deep seaweed. The sea was awful it stank of sulphur from the seaweed, not nice to walk on not nice to swim in. 3 very disappointed children and 4 disappointed adults who were looking forward to the 'best beach on Menorca'. The children then played pirate games, there were too many children playing these games and boredom soon set in to those who were out of the game early. A treasure hunt followed, again too many children and boredom set in for those not at the front. They all got some sweets though for finding the treasure.
The tour guide tried to say the seaweed was from the storm the night previous but there was enough seaweed higher up the beach to show its a regular occurrence.
I would not recommend this, I found a better beach with nicer sand and water just 5 mins from our appt at Arenal de Castell.

Visited July 2013
Thank PFCNick
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Barcelona, Spain
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“Good but too crowded”
Reviewed August 16, 2012

When I read the reviews and saw the webpage I thought was a smaller boat. Arriving there, I got really surprised with the line, about 250 persons waiting to get in the boat.
Even though the most places are in the closed part of the boat,there is a few places to sit upstairs ( that seemed to be nice), but the boat that I took there was no places to seat on the front of the boat. My friend got really sick with the waves and we had to sit on the floor in the front of the boat in the way she get better.

The food and the drink they served on the boat was great.

The overall experience was good, the beaches are amazing , but get too crowded when we arrived . I think I would go again only if it was a smaller boat.

Visited July 2012
Thank carolinalauriano
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