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Updated 15th March 2024 - Nigel Clarkson

Son Bou Menorca Guide

Son Bou is celebrated for its extensive Blue Flag beach, a hallmark of cleanliness and safety, making it a prime destination for families and beach enthusiasts alike.


This resort is not only known for its stunning beach but also for its comprehensive amenities and ease of access from major locations..

Son Bou is celebrated for its extensive Blue Flag beach, a hallmark of cleanliness and safety, making it a prime destination for families and beach enthusiasts alike.


This resort is not only known for its stunning beach but also for its comprehensive amenities and ease of access from major locations:

  • Blue Flag Status: Son Bou Beach proudly holds a Blue Flag rating, ensuring high environmental and quality standards.

  • Bus Route: Served by bus route 32, which connects Son Bou directly with Mahon via Alaior, facilitating easy access for visitors.

Beach Amenities​​

  • Watersports: A variety of water activities are offered for an adventurous beach day.

  • Car Parking: Free beach parking is available, making visits hassle-free.

  • Mobility Access: The beach is equipped with wheelchair access and facilities to accommodate all visitors.

  • Family-Friendly: Young child and baby-friendly amenities ensure a comfortable experience for families.

  • Toilets

  • Sun Loungers: Available for rent at €19-€21, with price reductions after 15:00. The facility closes around 19:00.

Location & Access​


Transfer Options: Shared shuttle services start from €13 per person, or a taxi for up to 4 people costs around €29. There is no public airport bus service.

Bus Services: Available from May to October, enhancing connectivity within the region.

Airport: Just 14 miles (21 km) away, with a direct transfer time of approximately 25 minutes.

Son Bou Beach Menorca

Additional Features of Son Bou

  • Beach Bars: Three beach bars offer hot food, takeaways, and the option to enjoy drinks by the sea, especially appealing in the evenings.

  • Natural Beauty: The beach is backed by natural dunes and separated from the resort by a nature conservation area, accessed only from the beachside car park.

  • Water Safety: Visitors should be mindful of strong water currents and adhere to flag warnings for a safe swimming experience.

  • Son Bou shopping centre is in the middle of the town.


There is a good selection of restaurants and bars here along with several supermarkets plus many shops selling the usual holidaymaker trinkets, goods and services.


There is also a taxi rank near the main roundabout in the centre of town. If you wanted to visit Santo Tomas by taxi, the cost one way is about €25. It seems a lot but there is no coastal road between Son Bou and Santo Tomas. Maybe a walk along the coastal path to Santo Tomas, and ride back in a cab after eating and drinking is a great way to spend a day. 

Nearby Attractions

Playa de Binigaus: Located westwards past Santo Tomas, this vast virgin beach is known for its natural beauty and tranquillity, attracting both nudists and clothed visitors alike.

Son Bou offers a blend of natural beauty, safety, and convenience, making it an ideal spot for both action-packed and relaxed beach days. Its extensive size allows visitors to find their perfect spot, whether near the lively beach bars or in a more secluded area by the sand dunes.

Son Bou Beach

On the beach, they have done a brilliant job with elevated timber Walkways over the top of the sand dunes to get you to the beach. The beach is very popular and there is a good-sized car park where you can simply park your car and go 50 yards on to the beach.


The beach has many lookouts with lifeguards keeping an eye on the shoreline making this an excellent family beach with safety in mind. There are parasols and sun loungers to hire and other water sporting activities available.

Fun for the kids


You will also find some water slides/chutes near to Saint Jaime complex near the beach.

Son Bou Water Slides

Son Bou Accommodation

To the eastside of the resort, some large hotels cater to families who prefer package holidays.


The hotels entertain large swimming pools and great sea views and here is a list of the hotels you can find at Son Bou

Royal Son Bou Family Club

4-star hotel
Playa de Son Bou, s/n, 07730 Alaior,

The Balearic Islands, Spain

Full Details & How To Book

Tel: +34 971 37 23 58

Royal Bou Son Bou

Sol Milanos Pingüinos

3-star hotel

Playa de Son Bou, s/n, 07730 Menorca

Islas Baleares, Spain

Full Details & How To Book

Tel: +34 912 76 47 47

Apartamento el Descanso

Fabulous Apartment, Carrer de Simó Vidal, urb San Jaime, zona 5, numero 97, 07730 Son Bou, Spain

Full Details & Availability

Tel: +34 971 37 26 02

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Arenas Son Bou

3-star hotel
Spain, Illes Balears, San Jaime Mediterráneo

Availability & Full Details

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Son Bou Villas


There are many apartment complexes where you can hire an apartment for your holiday. there is a good choice and something for everybody.


We like to hire our own Villa when we go to Menorca period so far we have used Villa Plus who have been great. nothing's a problem and they sort out any issues quickly. Above is Villa Corina at Son Bou views across the to the sea.


For instance, are swimming pool light didn't work and the guy came straight out and fixed it buy hanging his arms over the side of the swimming pool and his head too whilst replacing the bulb! There are other Villa companies you can hire a villa off.  Tui Villas are really good too and have some fabulous Villas cross the island of Minorca.

Son Bou Bus Services

Tmsa Bus Son Bou Menorca

Son Bou Bus No. 32


Runs Son Bou to Mahon via Alaior (summer season only)

To Mahon by bus. The bus stop is near the Kit Cat Bar ( same side of the road) .. stops in Alaoir and then goes to Mahon Bus Station .


The timetable is at the bus stop.

Ticket prices one way
Son Bou to Maó (Mahon) € 2,55
Son Bou to Alaior € 1,30

Hourly service and the latest bus times are usually posted at each stop around Son Bou.

To get to Ciutadella, you need to go to Alaior and change bus to number 1.

Son Bou has a one-way system to keep traffic flowing nicely around the town to the west side. The bus service is good which has regular stops dotted along the one-way system and in the town.

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