I think of them as the three Graces – Mallorca, Ibiza, and Menorca: Mallorca is Hera, the biggest and mother of the three; Ibiza is Aphrodite, glamorous and ready for fun; leaving Menorca as Athena, the wise, the knowing, and the gin-sipping. All three Balearic Islands off the coast of Spain glisten in the Med beckoning us to choose like Paris. Thank goodness, the choice was made for me, avoiding another Trojan War, when I was invited by Visit Spain and Traverse Events to spend a week enjoying all the great things to do in Menorca – its sunny coasts, sandy beaches, sky-high hills, and grape-based gin.

Its strategic geographical location in the Med has made it sought after through time by Vikings, Ottomans, Pirates, British, […]