Son Bou

What a great place to holiday in Menorca.


Son Bou is a long resort with a fabulous beach. It has its own sand dunes between the beach and the first set of apartments and villas. thereafter it steadily climbed up the hill behind the town.


We went to Son Bou in September 2018 for a week before we went to Santo Tomas. we stayed at a villa from Villa Plus. it was small but a really good base to go from the town we enjoyed it. from our balcony, we could sit with a strawberry gin looking out to the sea. The perfect way to end an evening.

Son Bou has its own one-way system to keep traffic flowing nicely around the town to the west side. There is a good bus service which has regular stopped along the one-way system and in the town. there are some good-sized hotels in this resort, plus many Villa and apartment rentals. it's a relaxed resort for the size of it, and we really loved it.

You can find a couple of ATM machines, and I have indicated the positions on a map below. it looked like there used to be an ATM cash machine near to Atlantis restaurant near the main roundabout, but when we visited, this facility seems to have been removed question mark?​

What we love about Son Bou, was the shopping centre in the middle of the town. there is a good selection of restaurants and a couple of supermarkets plus many shops selling the usual holidaymaker trinkets and goods. there is also a taxi rank near to the main roundabout in the centre of town.


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.

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

Son Bou Accommodation

To the east side of the resort, there are some large hotels catering to families who prefer package holidays. the hotels offer entertainment large swimming pools and great sea views 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, Balearic Islands, Spain•+34 971 37 23 58

Sol Milanos Pingüinos

3-star hotel

Playa de Son Bou, s/n, 07730 Menorca, Islas Baleares, Spain•+34 912 76 47 47

Valentin Son Bou Hotel & Apts.

4-star hotelUrbanización Torre Soli Nou Alaior - Menorca, 07730, Spain•+34 971 37 26 02

Arenas Son Bou

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

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 Menorca.