Holidays to Cala'n Forcat are the full monty for families – we're talking snoozy coves, a busy strip and a waterpark.

Menorca’s triplets

Cala’n Forcat may be small, but it packs a big, family-friendly punch. This pint-sized place on Menorca’s north-western coast has joined forces with neighbours Cala’n Blanes and Los Delfines to make one, got-it-all resort in the Balearic Islands. This means you get a fistful of coves, bars and restaurants, and a waterpark – all for the price of one. And it’s only 15 minutes’ drive to classy Ciutadella, where you can get your shopping done.

Bits and bobs

Even the restaurants wave the kid-friendly flag on Cala’n Forcat holidays. You’ll find bouncy castles out the back, plus pool tables for hard-to-please teens. The main strip – Avinguda Los Delfines – is loaded with pizzerias, Chinese buffets and souvenir shops. Follow it round to the bend and you’ll reach a waterpark. Or hop in the car for 20 minutes to Castillo – the cream of the crop of amusement parks. Your little ones can have a go on boats, go-karts, zip-lines or minigolf.

Snug coves

This part of Menorca is a stamping ground for teensy sandy beaches. The golden-sand one at Cala’n Forcat is fork-shaped, fenced in by rocky cliffs and pines. The shallow waters are perfect for kiddies, while the older ones are fans of scrambling over the rocks to find crabs and jumping-off points. Cala’n Blanes is the biggest of the lot, with a pirate ship play area and a tiki-style bar.

At a Glance

  • Have the ultimate family day out at Castillo Menorca
  • Pop into Ciutadella for some souvenir shopping
  • Go snorkelling off Cala’n Forcat