Just returned from 1 week stay at the Barcelo Pueblo in Punta Prima, Menorca. Great choice of hotel and location. Punta Prima is only 25 minute transfer from airport and is a small resort with a lovely beach with lifeguards even at end of September! Don't expect any night life but for a relaxing chill-out week it is ideal.
Hotel accommodation was excellent but you need to choose your room - there are nine 4 storey blocks arranged around 2 pools and the best rooms are those on the 1st/2nd floors overlooking the pools. There are lifts in all the blocks. At this time of year there was plenty of space around the pools and there was no problem getting a sun lounger. There are 2 separate areas that cater for children away from the main pools and with their own bars/snack bars and there is also an excellent nursery facility on site with plenty of activities for children of all ages. The only downside from my point of view was the choice of food. Whilst my wife found no problem, I felt the choices were uninspiring and lacked imagination although the food was prepared and presented well. The restaurant is self-service and BIG although choosing to eat outside on the well appointed terrace made it more intimate.
Coach trip around the island is well worth it but if you want to visit Mahon take the service bus from outside the hotel at a cost of 1.65 Euro each way and then take a boat trip around Mahon Harbour.
The island has a totally different feel to Majorca and Ibiza - greener, more relaxed and compact. Ideal at this time of year with temperature mid to high 20s.
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- Also Known As:
- Barcelo Pueblo Menorca Hotel Punta Prima
- Barcelo Hotel Pueblo Menorca
- Barcelo Punta Prima Es
- Occidental Menorca Punta Prima