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A Family Retreat's a Treat in Santo Thomas, Menorca

Mar 12, 2008
Is it time for some leisure, sun and sand? Do you want the tranquility of an oasis in a family resort town?

Then Santo Thomas on the island of Menorca awaits you.

Menorca is the second largest of Spain's three Balearic Islands. This island sits upon the Mediterranean, between Spain and the North African coast. The other two islands are Majorca and Ibiza.

Daytime summer temperatures hover around 27C here. Lovely peaceful days are on the menu on this island, a pace that differs from the party atmosphere of Majorca. When unwinding is what you need, Santo Thomas delivers.

Santo Thomas is 26 km west of Mahon airport. It's located between Cuitadella and Mahon, both larger centers. In fact, Mahon is the largest city on Menorca, and its capital.

Staying in peaceful Santo Thomas allows for relaxation, and the opportunity to take side trips to these municipalities. This resort town is also within walking distance of a beautiful beach at nearby San Bon.

The town is actually on the south coast of Menorca and is quite popular with Spanish and British tourists. The lure of the beach and its attendant tropic-like charms are too much for travelers to resist.

The beach area in Santo Thomas offers popular busier stretches and quaint hideaways. At 3 km long, it's never overcrowded and offers protection with its surrounding sand dunes. The beach, patrolled for safety, is long and narrow. It offers an excellent swimming habitat, fine sand and warm surf. Scenic countryside and woods provide a backdrop to the sand and the Mediterranean waters.

There are small shopping centers in the area and mini-markets. Supermarkets are available for stocking your villa or studio apartment.

There are quality hotels in Santo Thomas that offer nightly entertainment after a day of sun. Hotel restaurants offer a variety of Spanish eating as well.

Local shopping for island souvenirs is available. There is also bus service during peak season to Mahon and Ciutadella for more extensive shopping. You can also visit the Wednesday market in Migjorn Gran or the Sunday one in Mercadal, two areas close to Santo Thomas.

Because it caters to families, Santo Thomas offers activities to suit all tastes. There are organized activities for children, as well as tennis, mini-golf, and horseback riding. Because the island is surrounded by water, you can choose from many water sports. Certainly you can fill your day in a variety of ways that only a beach community can offer.

Menorca and the quiet, easy-paced town of Santo Thomas encourage R & R in a beautiful atmosphere. When a hyper-paced holiday is exactly what you do not want, this town provides the alternative. Here you can walk and wander, away from the hectic routine that spurred your vacation in the first place.

A beach paradise, Santo Thomas is downtime and fun time combined. While the kids cavort, you can catch rays and read as a Mediterranean breeze wafts over you.

That's what Santo Thomas is all about: surf, sun, sand, and salty air that refreshes. It's also simple, safe, and sure to reinvigorate.

Enjoy a family retreat that's a treat for all, in Santo Thomas, Menorca.
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For Santo Tomas and Menorca hotels and holidays visit yourmenorca.net

Mahon Airport and flights to Menorca plus a range of 3, 4 and 5 star hotels in Menorca are also available.
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