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Apartment & villa discounts in Son Bou

There’s still time to take advantage of early-booking off-peak discounts on selected Son Bou villas and apartments.

If you book any of these lovely Son Bou properties before the end of January, you will benefit from the following handy booking bonuses:

Los Leones 3-bed villa: £100 off in early/late seasons

Villa Carolina with three bedrooms: up to £90 off

Three-bed apartments Maritim: £50 off early/late seasons

Villas Sur Special with three beds: discounts of £80-£100 depending on departure date

Plenty more Son Bou discounts here…

These early-booker discounts disappear at the end of January, so get booking! Please note, no discounts available for Peak Season stays (12 July-22 August).


Red Arrows RAF display team

Red Arrows return to Menorca

The world-famous Red Arrows, the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, is to return to Menorca to give one of its breathtaking displays over the island’s south coast. The Red Arrows will be Balearics-bound on September 18.

The squad last visited Menorca in 2014, when they thrilled crowds in and around the south-east of the island. It’s the Red Arrows 54th season of displaying flying and also the RAF’s centenary year.

Red Arrows CO Wing Commander Andrew Keith said: “Preparations continue for the Red Arrows’ 2018 season, when the team will play its part in marking the Royal Air Force’s centenary year and aims to inspire all those who see our displays.”

The Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, the Red Arrows, is one of the world’s premier aerobatic display teams.

Representing the speed, agility and precision of the Royal Air Force, the team is the public face of the service. They assist in recruiting to the Armed Forces, act as ambassadors for the United Kingdom at home and overseas and promote the best of British.

Flying distinctive Hawk fast-jets, the team is made up of pilots, engineers and essential support staff with frontline, operational experience. Together, they demonstrate the excellence and capabilities of the Royal Air Force and the Service’s skilled, talented people.

With their trademark Diamond Nine shape and combination of close formations and precision flying, the Red Arrows have been displaying since 1965. Based at RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire, the Red Arrows had flown almost 4900 displays in 57 countries, by the beginning of 2018.

The full list of Red Arrows 2018 displays

New island guide from Visit Menorca

Anew internet guide to Menorca has just launched. Created with care by people who have been visiting the island for a quarter-century, shares their love of the best Balearic island with those looking to visit.

There are sections about Menorca’s beaches, its great cities, shopping, activities and sightseeing, as well as some useful restaurants tips, an accommodation guide, details about flights to the island and about walking the Menorca Cami de Cavalls.



Henry Blofeld

Blowers goes into bat for Menorca

British Airways

BA announces Gatwick-Mahon summer service

British Airways has announced its first flights from London Gatwick to Menorca, taking over some of the slots vacated by the defunct Monarch airline.

BA will operate two or three flights weekly from LGW to MAH during the months of June, July and August, complementing its London Heathrow and London City to Mahon services, introduced a few seasons ago.

BA chairman and CEO Alex Cruz said: “We are delighted to be able to further grow our presence at Gatwick by adding extra frequencies and improving our timetable. We are also introducing several new destinations to the Gatwick programme, including Palma and Gibraltar.”

Gatwick is one of the best-served British airports in terms of Menorca flights, with services operated additionally by easyJet, Thomas Cook and Tui.

Travel Menorca’s flight page


easyJet launches off-season Menorca flights

EasyJet has stepped in to take advantage of slots made available by Monarch’s demise to offer a weekly off-season direct flight service between London Gatwick and Menorca. The Tuesday flights will begin operating on 6 February and will continue through March.

From early April easyJet will operate the LGW-MAH route four times a week, with daily services starting from 23 April onwards until the end of October.

EasyJet UK country director Sophie Dekkers said: “By extending our summer season between London Gatwick and Mahon we are reaffirming our commitment to sustained growth at London Gatwick. We are always looking for new opportunities and to de-seasonalise tourism where we can meet demand for our customers.

“By adding flights to this route, we will provide our UK customers with even more opportunity to visit Menorca and improved connectivity for Menorca’s British expat community.”

Travel Menorca’s flight page

Menorca Cats in Need

Menorca Cats in Need

Top 10 things to do in Menorca

Get a taste of just some of the great things to do in Menorca and what the island has to offer with this timely travel vlog, from the great beaches and watersports on offer, to eating, drinking and sightseeing…

We’re grateful to The Travel Vlogger for their insights and inspirations, which include a trip to the top of Menorca’s highest point, Monte Toro, and some of the prehistoric ruins.


Birmingham-Menorca route launched by has announced a twice-weekly service to Menorca from Birmingham Airport starting summer 2017. The BHX route joins the airline’s already established Menorca services from Glasgow, Edinburgh, Belfast, Newcastle, Leeds Bradford, Manchester and East Midlands.

Steve Heapy, CEO of, said: “This is an incredibly exciting day for us as we announce our expansion into our eighth UK airport base, providing further growth and investment for the region. It’s fantastic to be bringing our friendly low fares, great value package holidays, plus our brand new aircraft to Birmingham Airport.”