So we went on holiday as a family for the first time in FOREVER, in June and it was fabulous!
Terminal 2 at Manchester Airport was horrendous. We made the mistake of booking to fly on a Saturday afternoon which on reflection we’d never do again. Every man and his dog were there, and the queue to get through ‘security’ was absolutely awful and took up pretty much all of our airport time.😡
The flight was a little less stressful though and eventually we arrived In Menorca. We stayed at the Globales Apartamentos Binimar in Cala’n Forcat which was approximately an hour away from the airport. Honestly on first impressions, we were very happy. It is what I’d describe as a holiday village, everything connected to each other and it had it’s own little shop on site.
So about the hotel, it was a lovely place and had a nice family feel about it. The rooms were ok, we had a balcony with a table and chairs and but the bedroom was twin beds rather than a double. Jacob’s bed was in the living area and he could sleep well enough on the sofa bit as it was spacious but here was also a pull out bed underneath it. Air-con was free which was very needed, and it was a good enough system that cooled the place throughout. We went all inclusive but if you were self catering the apartment facilities weren’t the best.
It was a pretty big place, I found out later it was the second biggest hotel in Menorca. It had 3 swimming pools. One was a big splash pool with slides and climbing equipment for the kids (and the big kids), surprise surprise this is where we camped all week! There was a pool at the back of the hotel which was quieter and another fairly sizeable pool where a lot of people hung out away from the hustle of the splash pool. Sun-bed gate was a nightmare. Mr M had to go down stupidly early every morning to get a spot and wait for the beda to be unchained. If you weren’t there you’d miss the comfier beds. There were however lots of plastic basic beds but you couldn’t move those up or down so not the preferred ones for most of us.
There were 2 restaurants, both very busy but to be expected in an all inclusive surrounding. Food was ok, I’m not extremely fussy but felt a bit meh about most of it (that could be to do with something else though 😳) Jacob mostly ate chips, pasta and plain meat. The best bit of it was they make their own pizzas in one of the restaurants so there were always fresh lovely thin crust pizzas available, but I didn’t have it too often. The fruit was always nice and fresh.
The downsides. There was a gate which led to a rocky beach at the back of the hotel. It was always left open and any kid could have just wandered off down there. It was very steep and rocky so I felt like that’s an accident waiting to happen. The only other real downside was the door to the apartment. The door shut fine, but there was no extra lock on the inside. So literally it could just be opened from the inside without any difficulty. Luckily Jacob is 7 so I had no worries but felt families with smaller kids might have been more vulnerable.
All in all, we absolutely loved our time here. The resort was small and friendly, there were a few restaurants dotted around and the weather was stunning. The hotel was very family based so the kids will love it. Evening entertainment was hit and miss but think that’s just standard anywhere you go.
Would we return? Absolutely! Thanks Binimar!