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Summer Holiday Destination - Santo Tomas Menorca

Aug 13, 2008
Choosing the right holiday destination can be a nightmare - but for a family holiday Santo Tomas could be the answer.

Santo Tomas is located in Menorca, the second largest of Spain's three Balearic Islands - the other two islands are Majorca and Ibiza.

Daytime summer temperatures are often in the mid seventies farenheit to low eighties, and the weather in Menorca usually stays consistent for the peak tourist months.

Santo Thomas is some 15 miles frpm Menorca's Mahon Airport. and is between between Cuitadella and Mahon, both larger towns and both worth visiting during a holiday in Menorca.

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 Bou.

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 see tourists regularly return for second, third and more holidays.

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 also good 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 refreshing Mediterranean sea.

So if you're not sure yet where to take your family holiday this summer - consider Santo Tomas on the Mediterranean island of Menorca.
About the Author
Photographs and more information for Menorca are at yourmenorca.net

The holidays information site has details of Menorca holidays including Mahon airport photos for familiarisation before a trip and airlines who have Menorca flights plus a category for Menorca property
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