Santo Tomas holidays have an escape-from-the-crowds charm. And there's no better place to hole up than on its Caribbean-looking beach.

Chill-out spot

Bang in the middle of Menorca’s south coast – that’s where you’ll find Santo Tomas. You can spot its long, sandy beach a mile off. And popular Son Bou’s right next door. This place is snail-paced, with just a couple of restaurants and supermarkets – and a lot of beach and countryside.

Stretched-out sands

Menorca’s mostly known for its small sandy coves, AKA calas. But Santo Tomas bucks the trend. It’s got a postcard-perfect playa, sliced in two by a rocky headland. And its pale sands and crystal-clear waters will make you forget you're only in the Balearic Islands. And it’s not the sort of place that’s littered with restaurants, so you’ll just find one at either end.

Close by

Santo Tomas is ready-made for tourists, but Es Migjorn Gran’s the opposite. The inland town’s traditional to a T. And it doesn’t get more authentic than joining the locals in a family-run tapas bar. It’s only a 10-minute drive away, too. Plus, it’s an easy walk to family-focused neighbour, Son Bou. You can reach its long beach in half an hour or so.

At a Glance

  • Drift off on Playa Santo Tomas
  • Browse Es Migjorn Gran’s night market
  • Walk along the coast to Son Bou