Jet2holidays announces extended summer season in Menorca

Following the announcement of extended summer seasons in Ibiza, Jet2holidays has also announced additional flights to the Balearic Island destination of Menorca between September and November this year, with additional services from five UK bases.

The extra services have been introduced after increased demand from holidaymakers for Menorca’s stunning natural beauty, secret beaches, and historic architecture beyond the main summer holiday season. The extra flight services are from Birmingham, East Midlands, Leeds Bradford, Manchester and Newcastle airports.

For this extended season, Jet2holidays has record number of 2-5 star hotels on sale on the island, and also offers the freedom of a villa with all the benefits of a package holiday through Jet2Villas. This along the scenic coastline and resorts such as Cala Galdana, Son Bou, Cala’n Bosch and Punta Prima, will offer customers more choice and flexibility with their summer holiday plans. Bookings can be made online at www.jet2.com or www.jet2holidays.com.

Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays said: ‘We are working with our partners in Menorca to fill hotels, not just in the busy summer season, but in shoulder seasons too. Our award-winning flights and holidays mean we are attracting more and more customers, and we will continue to stick to these principles so that we can continue flying happy holidaymakers to Menorca on a package holiday they can trust.’

Maite Salord, Councillor of Tourist Promotion of Menorca said: ‘Jet2.com and Jet2holidays’ decision to increase its commitment to Menorca by increasing the number of seats on sale in the months of September, October and November is very good news indeed. The company demonstrates its confidence and commitment to the destination whilst aligning strategies with Menorca Tourism Development Foundation. Our aim is to extend the tourist season, and we hope to continue working closely with Jet2.com and Jet2holidays in order to strengthen the link between Menorca and the UK.’

Most popular Menorca coastal towns for self-catering holidays

With its year-round sunny, lively events calendar and affordable prices during both high and low season, the island of Menorca is a popular travel destination that is not confined to the summer months. If you are looking to rent out a villa and enjoy a fun, active and memorable holiday without spending a fortune, then you should certainly consider this top destination.

In fact, the beauty of Menorca is that being an island that is relatively low lying, the weather is favourably mild all year round, meaning affordable self-catering holidays can be achieved on this popular Balearic island, regardless of the season.

Although similar to other Spanish islands, there are certain areas of Menorca that are more popular and attract a greater number of tourists than others. Boasting a remarkably beautiful coastline, it has to be said that many of Menorca’s coastal towns remain the most popular and where tourism thrives, villas can often be rented for a bargain.

Take a look at three of the most popular Menorcan coastal towns for self-catering holidays below if you need inspiration villa holidays:

Ciutadella

If you are looking for villas in Menorca that will provide you and your family with a comfortable, relaxing stay for an affordable price, then the town of Ciutadella rarely disappoints. This sensational coastal town is one of the most popular places to visit and stay on Menorca.

Asides from spending many a lazy day lapping up the sunshine on the long, sandy beach, there are plenty of attractions to cater for the more culturally-yearning of visitors. One sight of cultural interest in Ciutadella that is particularly popular amongst tourists is the Naveta des Tudons: an ancient megalithic tomb that never fails to fascinate all the family.

Mahon

Being the capital of Menorca, the eastern city of Mahon is a vibrant and colourful place to visit during any month of the year. What makes this interesting town particularly unique is that Mahon has the second deepest natural harbour in the world: 5km long and 900 metres wide.

For holidaymakers seeking a fun holiday in the sun with an affordable rented villa, then this city and its surroundings offer a wide choice of villas in Menorca. All of these promise to provide guests with comfort, quality and value for money.

Cala Galdana

If your holiday to Menorca comes with aspirations to stay somewhere a little quieter, then the delightful beach resort of Cala Galdana might be the best destination.

Situated approximately 35 kilometres to the west of Mahon and Menorca’s international airport, Cala Galdana is popular for tourists on traditional package holidays but is also becoming increasingly popular as a destination for self-catering holidays and for those looking to stay in self-contained private villas – such as those provided by reputable companies such as Villas4You.

Part of Cala Galdana’s appeal is its magnificent horseshoe beach backed by towering cliffs boasting wonderful cliff top walks. In fact the many coastal paths that run alongside Cala Galdana and its surroundings are some of the most scenic walks of the island.