Happy Doing Nothing in Menorca: Hotel Xuroy

Last September we had such a relaxing holiday in Menorca, we were practically horizontal by the end of it!  We stayed at the two star Hotel Xuroy in the tiny village of Alcaufar and I can honestly tell you there is nothing to do here but relax, look at the scenery, maybe swim and read books!  No TV in the room, only one tiny shop in the village and only one bar apart from the hotel.  You could practically hear a pin drop if you went out in the afternoon at siesta time.  Total bliss if that if you want away from it all!   Beware if you want to blog there – the wifi was patchy!


The hotel is extremely basic, chosen for its location and not its facilities.  There is no aircon, no mod cons, food is nothing to write home about (except for my daily, sugar dusted, breakfast ensaimada).  But, the view from our room was amazing, looking right out onto a secluded cove!  The hotel does have a separate restaurant on the terrace where you can choose from freshly caught fish of the day brought to you on a platter, but it is very expensive and for us, a one off treat.  There is however a little bar Piccolo Mundo, a stone’s throw away where you can get good tapas for lunch.  Piccolo’s too has amazing views, so worth a visit.DSCF0942

There are two villages within walking distance if you feel the need to get out and about, plus good walking nearby with lots of little coves to discover.  If you want to go to Mahon,  there is a regular bus from the village.


The jury is out on whether we’ll go back.  I loved the seclusion, but I didn’t love the food and that’s a big part of the holiday.  I was never hungry as there was always something tasty, but I wasn’t excited by it.  Some people go back year after year and I can see why.  Let’s see what happens shall we!






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