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.
Where to eat and drink
Bar Es Grau
A beach side restaurant serving salads, baguettes and pizza with plenty of seating places underneath trees.
Can Bernat des Grau
A wonderful restaurant located in the Menorcan countryside, about 15minutes drive from ES Grau on the Me-7 road to Fornells. Well known for its fish dishes as well as offering the famous Menorcan dish of Caldereta de Langosta (Lobster Soup). Open Tuesday to Sunday 12am-midnight (Carretera Mahón-Fornells; +34 650 974 685).
Bar Es Moll
A wonderful location next to the quay, this tapas bar has a terrace overlooking the bay and Isla d’en Colom. Serving tasty fish tapas dishes including sardines and clams.
Bar Ca’n Bernadet
A relaxed tapas bar, offering authentic Menorcan and fresh fish tapas, including tripe, octopus, cuttlefish, meatballs, mussels and prawns. Tapas from €3.75. (Carretera Mahón-Fornells; +34 650 974 685).
A slightly more formal restaurant with a wonderful terrace at the water’s edge, specialising in paellas and fideua. (Pas Tamarell; +34 626 476 727).
Located on the North East coast the resort is about 7 miles (11km) from the airport in Maó (Mahón), the capital.
Cars can be pre-booked and picked up at the airport, Mompel offer some of the best rates in Menorca and costs from £110 for a week. Journey time to Es Grau is approximately 20-30 minutes.
A taxi journey will cost you in the region of €20.00/£17.00 from the airport and takes rounds 20 minutes to reach the resort.
A regular bus service is available during high season from Mahon’s bus station, that takes around 15 minutes (€2.00/£1.70). A regular bus service is available from the airport to Mahon’s bus station.