The Balearic Islands of Ibiza and Menorca are approximately 149 miles (240 km) apart, with the island of Mallorca sitting almost directly between them. The quickest way to get from one island to the other would be via air travel, with flights that go from Ibiza airport (IBZ) and connect through the city of Palma on Mallorca before continuing to Menorca (MAH). The trip will take about two hours and fifteen minutes, depending on the carrier and route. These islands are a MUST experience on your trip to Spain.
Ibiza has cleverly reinvented itself as a destination for all things healthy while hanging on tight to its nightlife crown. One minute you’re slurping your carrot and ginger juice, the next you’re on your third mojito. The island is increasingly popular for family holidays too – particularly multigenerational ones where the parents are doing yoga at dawn as grandma and grandpa are rolling back from a club.
The appointment of the beautiful fortified Dalt Vila as a World Cultural Heritage makes it the best preserved fortress of the entire Mediterranean area. The award comprises the island’s historic center, as well as the Puig des Molins y Sa Caleta archaeological sites and a large part of the beautiful sea ecosystem that the island shares with its sister island Formentera.
The Palacio de Congresos de Ibiza (Ibiza Conference Center) is only a short walk from the urban center of Santa Eulalia. The unique design of the modern venue is an interpretation of the traditional architecture of the island. The large windows and skylights let in lots of the sunshine and lights of Ibiza. Next to the large auditorium with a stage, the center offers conference and meeting rooms of different sizes as well as exhibition spaces.
The Grand Palladium Palace Ibiza Resort and Spa is a very special place for Incentive trips. Guests can relax in any of the four swimming pools or have fun in the best nightclubs on the island, which are close to the hotel.
Menorca is renowned for its beaches and rightly so, but don’t overlook the interior. Designated a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 1993, the island has a reputation as a botanist’s paradise, and in the spring months its rural meadows are carpeted with wildflowers. There are 1,000 species of plant (60 of which are endemic), including wild orchids, foxgloves and wild saffron to name just a few. Higher up, the avian inhabitants of Menorca attract birdwatchers from far and wide. Notable feathered residents include Egyptian vultures, ospreys, purple herons, and hoopoes.
The Hotel Meliá Cala Galdana is located on the south coast of Menorca, in the municipality of Ferreries, and strategically situated on the beachfront of Cala Galdana Beach. Its very fine sand, and its heavenly appearance and excellent climate make it one of loveliest beaches on this Balearic Island. It is worth noting that it is a hotel that has been awarded the Travelife Gold Seal for its contribution and respect in environmental, cultural, and social matters. The Hotel Melia Cala Galdana is the ideal place to host a successful meeting with its lovely views and carefully designed facilities. The hotel has been recently renovated and is located in the prettiest cove in Menorca, just 24 miles (40 km) from the airport.
Torre Vella Fontenille Menorca is a unique place to hold Corporate or Incentive meetings. Massages under olive trees, yoga on platforms overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, sports trails are just some of the wonderful experiences your staff or attendees can enjoy.
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Photos courtesy of Turespaña.