Located on the east coast of Menorca in an area with many attractions and activities nearby
Located on the east coast to the south-east of the town of Sant Lluis, Alcaufar is a small sleepy coastal fishing village with a beautiful narrow beach and long inlet where fishing boats anchor in shallow waters.
Alcaufar is picturesque and authentic, ideal for holidays at a slower pace. Children can enjoy the safe shallow waters of the beach, and older children can enjoy the excellent snorkelling opportunities. There are two excellent restaurants in the resort but many more can be found in Sant Lluis, a 10-minute drive away.
The resort is only 8 miles (13km) from Menorca’s airport and a great location to explore Menorca’s attractions, such as the fishermens village at Binibeca or theprehisotic settlement at Trepuco, as well as Menorca’s newsest water park Splash Sur Menorca.
The capital Mahón is just 15-20-minute drive away and the French town of Sant Lluis is just 10 minutes away and is a typical Menorcan town with shaded narrow streets with excellent restaurants perfect for long lazy lunches.
Kayaking, has become a favourite activity at Es Grau with the natural beauty of the location providing fantastic opportunities to take to the water. Menorca en Kayak, a local company based in Es Grau offers kayak, pedalo’s, dinghies and stand up paddleboards for hire, as well as guided excursions to the islands favourite spots.
Es Grau and the surrounding area also offers a perfect location for walkers of all abilities, especially with the S’Albufera nature reserve nearby where you can find three short walks amongst the protected wetlands. There are also two stages of the Camí de Cavalls that can be used by ramblers and mountain bikes both of medium difficultly from Mao to Es Grau (6.2 miles) and Es Grau to the Favàritx lighthouse (5.3 miles).
Es Grau is a small resort but does have the basics including a well-stocked supermarket and a small boutique near the waterfront which sells jewellery, paintings, souvenirs and individually designed clothes. There are no cash machines in Es Grau, the nearest is in Menorca’s capital Mahón.
The beach of Alcaufar is situated just 5km from Sant Lluis in the South East corner of Menorca.
The beach at Punta Prima is a good-sized family beach with fine white sands.
Visit the Gin distillery located at Mahon’s harbour, the famous Menorca gin dates back to the 18th century.