The Beautiful Island of Menorca
Torret De Baix is on the south-west corner of Menorca between the lovely town of Binibeca and the old fishing village of Biniancolla. Due to local restrictions only a few villas are built each year and the property developer insists that each building is of a very high standard and conforms to many rules and regulations regarding its height and proximity to boundary walls thus ensuring breathtaking views of the sea for all.
We often walk or cycle to Binibeca to enjoy its restaurants and quiet bars and of course its lovely beach with its superb beach bar. Whilst the route through Biniancolla, along the coast road and back through Torret De Baix is a joggers paradise!
From the photos you can see the tiny fishing hut that we often stroll down to from where we easily continue to stroll (or dive) into the sea. The water if very clear and is teaming with brightly coloured fish, so we tend to enjoy many hours snorkelling. It is possible to swim out approximately 25 metres where a strange formation of reef enables you to stand up to the waist and take a breather. Don’t be concerned about the tide, as the Med is a small ocean and tidal movement is hardly noticeable.
Mahon, which is only 10/15 minutes drive from the villa, is the capital of Menorca. It is a modern bustling place during the day in the summer. There are many interesting museums, churches and sites to see, whilst the excellent shops include a large “Mango”; a favourite of Jenny and our girls! There are also many, many bars to sit outside and watch the world go by! By night there are plenty of bars and clubs that stay open late but Menorca is not like Mallorca and Ibiza in this respect.
The Port of Mahon is our favourite day or night. We never tire of strolling down by the harbour which is the second deepest in the world and therefore a stopover for many of the largest cruise ships in the world plus of course numerous floating “gin palaces”!