Son Bou resort guide

Son Bou
Resort Guide

An Old Traditional Menorcan Fishing Village

Located on the north-eastern coast of Menorca in an area of outstanding natural beauty

Son Bou is located on the south coast of Menorca and is in the municipality district of Alaior, being just 8km away. Mahon the capital of Menorca is approximately 20Km away, so a journey from Menorca’s airport should take no longer than 30minutes.

Son Bou has three distinct areas Central Son Bou, San Jaime and Torre Soli Nou.

Son Bou is a well-developed area containing many restaurants offering a good range of British, Indian, Chinese and Mediterranean dishes, as well as numerous bars, some which are themed to help entertain young ones.

Centre of the resort
Cala en Porter beach and restaurants
Kayaking in Cala en Porter

There is a large and well stocked supermarket in the centre of Son Bou as well as many boutique styled shops offering seaside toys, jewellery, leather goods and other local crafts. A pharmacy is also located on the main road into Son Bou.

Just 5-10minutes walk from the centre of Son Bou is a area known as San Jaime, which contains numerous apartments and villas. This areas is also the home of the well recommended Club Sant Jaime Club, a restaurant offering a good range of food, drinks and icecreams, a large swimming pool and padding pool for younger children and a water slide. As well as an indoor amusement area and late club might offering live music and entertainment, for more information please visit Club Sant Jaime.

Shops in the centre of Cala en Porter
Pharmacy, bars and restaurants in Cala en Porter
The resort of Cala en Porter
Wetlands behind the beach in Cala en Porter

The final area of Son Bou is Torre Soli Nou, where you will find numerous private villas and holiday complex’s. The area is in walking distance of Son Bou however some may well prefer a car, as certain areas are situated on steep hills.

Son Bou is also home to a Roman Basilica, the remains of an early Christian church built between 300 an 400AD, its located on the east of the resort just 5-10 minutes from the center and well signposted. For more information please visit Roman Basilicas. There is also the famous prehistoric settlement of Torre d’en Galmes approximately 10km from Son Bou on the main Son Bou to Alaior road, it’s an amazing site and well worth a visit.

Cova d'en Xoroi, a nightclub located in a beautiful cliff
Sa Paissa hotel and restaurant

The beach as Son Bou is long, narrow and beautiful, measuring 3km in length with golden white sand perfect for families. There are three beachside restaurants to choose form, its in walking distance of the centre of Son Bou and San Jaime areas, however some may well prefer a car to travel from Torre Soli Nou. For more information on the beach and its great water activities please visit Son Bou beach.

Supermarket in the centre of Cala en Porter
Main Supermarket in Cala en Porter

There are numerous hotels in Son Bou including the well-known family orientated Royal Son Bou hotel. There are also numerous companies offering villas and apartments in Son Bou, so please visit our Menorca Villas and Menorca apartments sections to find the best companies offering accommodation in Son Bou.

There is also a campsite situated just outside Son Bou approximately 2-3 miles away, for information please click Menorca Camping.

Castillo Sancho Panza hotel, Cala en Porter
Big Al's Ranch, Cala en Porter

The area also offers …

Son Bou beach

Son Bou beach

Son Bou beach is the largest beach in Menorca measuring 3km.

South Menorca / Son Bou / Alaior

Cala Coves

Cala Coves

A small-pebbled beach found on the south coast of Menorca that offers excellent snorkelling and diving

South East Menorca / Alaior

Torralba den Salort

Torralba den Salort

This settlement has an impressive standing taula reaching to 5 metres in height as well as two outstanding talayots, caves and building remains.

East Menorca / Alaior to Cala en porter road