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Travelling to Menorca by Car

Travelling to Menorca by Car

Our Director’s Jane and Paul have been going to Menorca for over 30 years and have absolutely fallen for it, hence why Menorca Private Owners was created. Because they stay in Menorca for a few months at a time, they like to take their two (much loved) pooches, Oscar and Millie, and the best way travelling down to Menorca with the dogs is by driving.

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Hidden Treasures of Menorca

Hidden Treasures of Menorca

Known as the hidden gem of the Balearics, Menorca’s full of wonderful activities to enjoy but what’s even better about the island are the hidden spots that are waiting to be discovered. Here is a list of the lesser known activities in Menorca you can do on your holiday.

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Menorca for the First Time

Menorca for the First Time

Guest Blog Post by Rachel Corcoran from 'Love Menorca' blog. These are great tips for anyone visiting Menorca for the first time!

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Fiesta Dates 2019

Fiesta Dates 2019

The Fiesta season is finally here, kicking off in style at Ciutadella with the Fiestas of Sant Joan. This one is by far the most popular and traditional throughout Spain. From now until September, the villages celebrate their own smaller-scale fiesta marking their own religious origin and patron saint’s day. While Menorca is known to be a tranquil and quiet island, the locals sure do know how to throw a party.

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MPO Villa Selection

MPO Villa Selection

At Menorca Private Owners we are proud of our fantastic portfolio of villas in Menorca. We offer a wide range of villas that suit different styles, tastes and budgets. Our villa selection process is very important, ensuring we stay true to our vision: “help you enjoy your holiday villa as if it were your second home.” Read more to find out how we select the perfect villa.

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Top 7 Restaurants in Menorca

Top 7 Restaurants in Menorca

One of the biggest changes to Menorca over the last 15 years has been an amazing increase in quality restaurants. With so many to choose from it can be difficult to decide which ones to try. Here are our seven favourites (one for each day of the week!)

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Top 7 Beaches in Menorca

Top 7 Beaches in Menorca

With more beaches than Ibiza and Mallorca combined, Menorca has nearly 700 square kilometres of beach and 216 kilometres of coastline. With plenty of beaches to choose from, we wanted to share a selection of our favourites.

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Driving in Menorca and Car Hire

Driving in Menorca and Car Hire

When booking your villa holiday to Menorca, we highly recommend hiring a car to fully experience this wonderful island. Relax, explore your beautiful surroundings at your own pace, and be free from restrictions and timetables.

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Brexit: Should you Book Your Holiday?

Brexit: Should you Book Your Holiday?

The Short Answer... Yes. The Brexit extension to 31 October 2019 has provided absolute certainty that all current arrangements for travel will remain as they are today.

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Client Story: The Lake Family

Client Story: The Lake Family

Our third client story is from the Lake family. They have now travelled with Menorca Private Owners for four years in a row and have chosen to book VN36 again for 2019. We got in touch to hear all about their most recent trip and to find out why Menorca is perfect for their family.

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Bodegas Binifadet

Bodegas Binifadet

One of Menorca’s top attractions on the island is Bodegas Binifadet. Originally a vineyard which started in 1979, when Carlos Angles planted his first vines at his home, which formed the embryo of what is now Binifadet.

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Client Story : The Harrison Family

Client Story : The Harrison Family

Our second client story is from the Harrison family. Long-time regulars to Menorca, they’ve stayed in a variety of villas over the years but for the last 3, they’ve stayed at VN15. A beautiful farmhouse that is hidden away on the outskirts of Sant Lluis. We got in touch with them to hear all about their most recent trip to the island and to find out why they return to the island year after year.

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Tips when booking a villa holiday

Tips when booking a villa holiday

The perfect villa holiday is not just about choosing the right villa, consider these tips when booking your next villa holiday…

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Tips for a Pleasant Flight

Tips for a Pleasant Flight

Would you like to visit the beautiful island of Menorca? Although the island is easily accessible by ferry, in most cases it’s faster and easier to travel by plane. From the UK direct flights from several cities are offered. In just over two hours flight time you can reach the island in the Mediterranean so quickly and comfortably. Efficient yet relaxed travel: To make your flight to Menorca as comfortable as possible, we have put together a few tips for your upcoming trip.

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Client Story: The Taylors

Client Story: The Taylors

Here at MPO Travel, our personal service enables us to build lasting relationships with our clients and we try our best to catch up with them after they’ve returned from their holiday. We really value and appreciate any comments or feedback our clients may have about their villa and the service we provide, equally good or not so good. Every year we receive lovely feedback and stories from our clients and we thought we’d share some of our favourites with you.

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10 Reasons to Book a Villa Holiday

10 Reasons to Book a Villa Holiday

Thinking about a villa holiday but not sure if it’s the right choice? Here are 10 reasons why you should consider a villa holiday for your next trip away…

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10 things to do in Menorca

10 things to do in Menorca

Menorca, or also known as the hidden gem of the Balearic’s, is an island that moves to its own beat. Unlike its sister islands of Mallorca and Ibiza, the island has implemented a sustainable tourism model which has allowed it to stay clear from large tourism companies and unappealing high-rise buildings and instead has maintained its status of being the ‘untouched gem’ of the Balearics. The island of Menorca is a place of great natural beauty and is an outstanding location for outdoor sports and activities- there are a few places in the Mediterranean that can offer quite as much in a small space! Here are 10 things you can enjoy in this beautiful island…

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Lin's Top Tips for a villa holiday to Menorca

Lin's Top Tips for a villa holiday to Menorca

I chatted with Lin after her recent holiday to Menorca and asked her a few questions that will hopefully help our future clients looking to book a villa holiday in Menorca.

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Lin's Trip to Menorca

Lin's Trip to Menorca

I caught up with Lin to hear all about her most recent trip to Menorca. Lin has been part of the Sales Team at MPO Travel for nearly 5 years and has been to the island each year visiting the villas in our portfolio. This time, she decided to go to Menorca with her partner and have a proper villa holiday to discover the real, rural Menorca.

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South Africa's Cape Winelands

South Africa's Cape Winelands

South Africa has lots to offer from The Big Five, stunning beaches and endless mountains but just outside the city lies another amazing attraction: The Cape Winelands, home to some of the most respected wineries on the planet.

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Planning a Family Holiday to South Africa

Planning a Family Holiday to South Africa

When planning a family holiday, South Africa may not be the first place you think of, but it should be. South Africa offers new adventures, eye-opening experiences and unforgettable memories for your children, and as a parent, it’s one of the most rewarding things you can do.

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Why choose MPO Travel?

Why choose MPO Travel?

If you’re thinking about booking a villa holiday or looking to getaway for a special occasion, we can help you. Here are some reasons why you should choose MPO Travel for your next holiday...

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Cape Town's Market Scene

Cape Town's Market Scene

Travellers all around the world visit Cape Town for its jaw dropping geographical landscapes and glittering sea but more recently, the cosmopolitan city has been attracting visitors for its cool urban edge lifestyle. The excellent art galleries, hip bars, world-rated restaurants, unique design shops are some of the many reasons as to why Cape Town is on many holiday wish list.

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Late Summer in Menorca

Late Summer in Menorca

September and October are a wonderful time of year to visit Menorca; it's one of our favourite times to visit the island!

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The Big Family Holiday in South Africa

The Big Family Holiday in South Africa

Nothing is more exciting than when your children reach the magic age where that big family holiday becomes possible. As the youngest reach 8 years old and they can carry their own backpack, make it through a full day out-and-about and most importantly, they’ve reached the age where the memories made over the next 2 weeks will stay with them forever.

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Hottest tables in Menorca : Pan y Vino

Hottest tables in Menorca : Pan y Vino

In the pretty town of Sant Lluis lies a very special restaurant which is a favourite of ours and many of our clients: Pan y Vino.

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Focus on Trebaluger

Focus on Trebaluger

Only about a 2-minute drive from Es Castell and less than 10 minutes’ drive from Menorca’s capital Mahon, the village of Trebaluger is a haven of peace but close enough to the action.

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Your Invitation to South Africa

Your Invitation to South Africa

Building on their success on the beautiful island of Menorca, MPO Travel has expanded to South Africa, keeping their core philosophy front and centre. “Discover luxury second homes in exclusive locations."

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The newly opened restaurant in Cala Torret that’s turning heads

The newly opened restaurant in Cala Torret that’s turning heads

Newly opened in May, Barracuda is already proving to be popular choice for locals and holidaymakers. The menu, as the name suggests, specialises in fish and seafood, cold meat, homemade desserts and an excellent selection of wines

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Don't hold your breath!

Don't hold your breath!

A holiday to Menorca can be as relaxing or action-packed as you want. With 216 km of beautiful coastline and jaw-dropping crystal clear blue water, Menorca shouldn’t just be enjoyed on land.

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Walking in Menorca and the Cami de Cavalls

Walking in Menorca and the Cami de Cavalls

When visiting Menorca, it’s not only the crystal clear blue waters and miles of beach to enjoy but the island is blessed with a diverse and beautiful landscape. Menorca was declared a Biosphere Reserve in 1993 with 17 areas of special interest and one natural reserve that covers the whole of the island and a high diversity of terrain. Many visitors of the island go for one reason only and it’s to enjoy the many walks the island has to offer. Whether it be coastal or wild, visitors return year after year to take on different walks and explore the beautiful island.

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Best Beaches in Menorca

Best Beaches in Menorca

Menorca is blessed with stunning sandy beaches and crystal clear blue waters. There are more beaches on the island than Mallorca and Ibiza combined- with nearly 700 square kilometres of beach on the island and 216 kilometres of coastline, Menorca offers you a wide range of options of where to top up your tan!

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Why Menorca Is The Perfect End To Your European Tour

Why Menorca Is The Perfect End To Your European Tour

You’ve been busy ticking off the long list of European delights and landmarks – Paris, London, Rome, perhaps the Alps, some tulip fields and a Fjord or two – so why not wind down by experiencing a place where life is lived at a slower pace? With great food, sleepy coves and the sun sparkling on the Mediterranean?

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Experience Menorca through food

Experience Menorca through food

To all the foodies who look forward to their holidays to eat what they want and when they want and truly experience the place’s culture through food, we are with you!

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A villa holiday in Menorca that suits you!

A villa holiday in Menorca that suits you!

Book a villa with us in Menorca and look forward to warm summer days watching the kids play in the pool whilst the food sizzles away on the BBQ, a refreshing drink in hand and to top it all off, a stunning view.

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Here's why you should choose Menorca this summer...

Here's why you should choose Menorca this summer...

If you’re struggling to make your mind up on where to go this summer, don’t worry as we’ve got the answer for you… Menorca

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Flights to Menorca

Flights to Menorca

Flying to Menorca hasn’t always been as easy as it is today. There was a time when there were no direct flights to Menorca from the UK, France or Italy. But in the last 15 years’ travellers can enjoy the quick and direct two-and-a-half-hour flight to the beautiful island.

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Early Summer in Menorca

Early Summer in Menorca

May and June are some of the best months to visit Menorca. The sun is shining, there’s lots of room on the beaches and in the restaurants, and the Med’s turquoise waters are already warming up.

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Your Local's Guide to Binibeca

Your Local's Guide to Binibeca

A 3km stretch is home to Binibeca Vell in the West through Binibeca Nou and onto Cala Torret to the East. The entire area is characterised by private white washed villas and benefits from a small commercial centre that has a great selection of restuarants, bars, supermarkets and shops which are all in walking distance.

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The Best Family Villas for Kids

The Best Family Villas for Kids

We are focusing on the kids and introducing them to a lifelong love of travel with our selection of villas complete with pools, entertainment and plenty of outdoor space to roam!

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Your Local Guide to San Lluis, Menorca

Your Local Guide to San Lluis, Menorca

Don’t bother Googling the top 5 places to stay in Menorca because we’ve got the answer for you!

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The Best Family Villas for Babies and Toddlers

The Best Family Villas for Babies and Toddlers

From our wide range of beautiful villas, we've considered all the elements for you and the kids, hand-picking the most suitable villas so you don't have to.

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A favourite restaurant of ours...Pan Y Vino

A favourite restaurant of ours...Pan Y Vino

We love to take a stroll through the tranquil hamlet of Torret,with it's traditional Menorcan architecture with Bougainvillea draped over the whitewashed houses. One of our favourite restaurants the very reputable Pan y Vino, which offers diners truly wonderful food and fantastic service.

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