Son Bou

Son Bou Menorca

Located on South coast of Menorca, Son Bou and San Jaime are around 30 minutes away from Mahon airport. Son Bou/San Jaime has plenty on offer for families and couples. For families the beach is large with beautiful golden sand, the resort has plenty of hotels, shops and entertainment in the evening. For couples there are plenty of restaurants, cafes and bars on offer and a relatively lively resort. Furthermore it’s not too far from Mahon. For older children and younger adults there are waters sports on the beach too.

Son Bou Overview

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Son Bou Menorca

The holiday resort of Son Bou is a healthy mix of private villas, self catering apartments and hotels that spread the breadth of the resort, behind the nature resort and along the longest island on the beach.

The resorts is split into three, with Son Bou closer to the beach front, San Jaime set back slightly and then Torre Soli Nou slightly above San Jaime. But all three resorts blend seamlessly into one resort. San Jaime and Torre Soli Nou is where you’ll find the majority of apartments and villas whereas Son Bou are the larger hotels.

Son Bou is one of the largest resorts on the island, but also within walking distance of the smaller resort of Santo Tomas, thanks to the lovely wooden boardwalk that stretches the most of the Son Bou beach. Given the resorts size there are plenty of facilities and things to do in Son Bou, including kayaking, banana boats, pedalos and snorkeling – all found on the beach. Making it ideal for families and couples.

You will also find plenty of bars, restaurants, cafes and shops to keep you busy.  In addition to this there are water slides at Club Sant Jaime.

Further information here for the weather in Son Bou.

Son Bou Beach

The beach at Son Bou is the largest on the island. With beautiful golden sand as far as the eye can see. Because of this, you’ll always find a nice quiet spot. As previously mentioned Son Bou beach also have a few beach bars dotted along the shore, a variety of water sports available, sunbed and umbrella rental and plenty of car parking.

It can get windy in Son Bou causing larger waves and strong currents so just take caution with smaller children. But when it’s calmer along the coast, it’s great for a spot of snorkeling.

Finally, there are sunbeds, sun loungers and umbrellas available to hire throughout the summer season for approximately €18 for a day.

Shopping in Son Bou

There are many small souvenir shops along the main road in Son Bou, as well as plenty of small supermarkets selling everything you need. Furthermore, they have the basic pharmacies, car rentals and tobacco shops.

However, if you want a more in depth shopping experience we recommend heading to Mahon.

Son Bou Nightlife

Son Bou is livelier than the majority of resorts when comparing. You’ll find evening entertainment every night at Club San Jaime in San Jaime and Copacabana bar at of the resort near the roundabout. Here you can also find the English bar, Kit Cat bar and the lovely bar – Buddah Bar Son Bou.

For something slightly different, head down the main road hill from Budda Bar. And on the left hand side you’ll spot a Chinese restaurant. Along side this there is a small path, walk through here and you’ll find a Hawaiian themed bar that serve fantastic cocktails with staff whizzing around on roller skates. If you’re feeling adventurous they also serve a large cocktail in the shape of a volcano, spitting out flames, with large straws, fruit and sparklers for added impact.

If you’re feeling adventurousness and want a really late night, then head to Mahon, Ciutadella or the renowned Cave Club.

Son Bou WiFi

Internet is easily and readily available in almost every bar and restaurant in Son Bou. However, the majority will require a password, which usually requires you to purchase a drink or some food in the particular establishment.

Airport Transfers to Son Bou Menorca

Menorca airport transfers

For discounted Son Bou airport transfers and San Jaime airport transfers head to Shuttle Menorca with this link here and you receive 10% off compared to booking directly.

Son Bou Menorca Hotels & Apartments

There are plenty of Son Bou accommodation and San Jaime accommodation to choose from. From private villas and apartments on Homeaway and Airbnb. To larger self catering apartments, all-inclusive hotels and half board and full board offerings which can all be found on On The Beach. Or feel free to search below: