Last Updated on August 10, 2023 by Louise

Are you a family looking for the best things to do in Punta Prima, Menorca?

We visited Punta Prima with my tween son (aged 12) and my teenage son (aged 16) for a week at the end of July 2023.

Punta Prima is a quiet resort about 25 minutes away from Mahon airport. This short transfer time enables you to start your holiday super quickly after your land, making the most of your time there.

Although the resort is quiet, there are plenty of things to do with the kids. From waterparks to snorkelling, boat trips to city trips and kayaking to the tourist train!

Find out more and discover 10 brilliant things to do in Punta Prima and the surrounding area. Have fun and enjoy an unforgettable holiday with the kids!

Spend the Day At Punta Prima Beach

Punta Prima has a stunning beach with white sand and crystal clear blue sea. It’s great for sunbathing, swimming, jumping waves and snorkelling with kids. There are areas with sea weed, but these can be easily avoided.

On days when the sea is calm, the water is perfect for swimming. It’s also ideal for snorkelling as the water is so clear.

On windy days, the sea can be rough – however this makes it great for jumping waves – which seems to keep kids occupied for hours at a time.

The beach is lifeguarded and a flag will tell you about the swimming conditions. Most days it’s a green flag. However, on a couple of days while we were there, there was a jellyfish warning which is shown by a jellyfish flag (a white flag with black jellyfish on it). It’s worth staying out of the water if the jelly fish flag is flying.

You can hire sunbeds and shades. These are quite expensive but definitely worth it if you spend the day here and want to get out of the midday sun. There’s also plenty of space to lay towels.

There is level access to the beach, taps to wash you feet and showers too. In addition, a car park is located behind the beach with plenty of parking spaces.

A number of supermarkets, bars and restaurants are located a stone’s throw away which is handy for refreshments, food and anything else you may need!

Waterpark

The Splash Sur Menorca waterpark is a fantastic water park. I have been to a few waterparks with my kids and this is one of my favourites. There are a variety of slides and the queue time was super quick despite it being peak holiday time in the middle of August.

The slides are super fun. My kids went on everything twice which included a kamikaze slide, a space bowl / hyperbowl, lazy river, multi lane slide, black hole. slides with double and single inflatables and more.

My 12 and 16 year old loved it. If you’re a water park thrill seeker you may be a little disappointed as there are not super scary rides, however if you’re looking for family fun – it’s great.

Most of the slides are for kids taller than 1m 20cm The space bowl ride can plunge you in a deep bowl of water head first so kids will need to be able to swim competently for this one!

There are two shorter slides for kids under 1m 20cm but taller than 1m 10cm. Plus there’s a pirate water ship area and baby area for the youngest of children. The swimming pools and lazy river are for all ages. 

The concrete floor can be a bit rough on your feet but to be honest it wasn’t a major problem for us.

A restaurant serves food and drinks and there are plenty of free sun loungers. We arrived about 12 and I was a little worried all the sun loungers were taken but we eventually found some.

The lifeguards were friendly, worked super hard and were a credit to the park. We had a great time and would definitely recommend it. 

Find out more at Splash Sur Menorca waterpark

Walking, Swimming and Snorkelling Along the Cami De Cavells

My two kids love snorkelling. The first thing they wanted to do as soon as we arrived in Punta Prima is find the best place to snorkel.

If you walk along the Cami De Cavalls costal path from Punta Prima there are plenty of great places to snorkel that only the locals (and a few tourists who like to explore) know about.

Start your walk at Punta Prima along the road (the Paseo Maritimo) towards the anchor statue. Go past the statue and after about 100m, on your left, you’ll find some steps which take you down to the rocks. Keep walking and you’ll see some more steps that go down into the sea. On a sunny, calm day, there will be people around the rocks who will be swimming and snorkelling there (see my picture below!)

If you keep walking along the Cami de Cavalls costal path, there are a couple more places with ladders going down into the sea where you can snorkel and swim. They are some of the best places for snorkelling my kids have ever been.

The path along the Cami De Cavalls can be dusty and rocky. We wore our trainers. Some of the Cami De Cavalls takes you along the the residential road, although you can continue to walk along the coast as well.

Swim at Biniancolla


If you have older kids who don’t mind walking, you can follow the same part of the Cami de Cavalls from Punta Prima path all the way to Biniancolla.

Binancolla is a picturesque cove which has a traditional Menorcan vibe. We visited on a Sunday when there were lots of Spanish families enjoying a day of rest and a handful tourists including ourselves.

Around 20 boats dock here during the summer months. My youngest son enjoyed some snorkelling in the water and on the day we went it was a lovely, calm place to swim.

There’s a very small patch of sand where you can sit but most of the locals sit and stand on the dock surrounding the water.

It took us about 25 minutes to walk from Punta Prima at quite a slow pace on a very warm day. 

If you prefer not to walk you could cycle the path along the road, get a taxi or the tourist train.

Hop on the Tourist Train to Binibeca


There is a land train that runs between Punta Prima and Binibeca and also stops at various places along the way including the water park.

As of summer 2023 it costs 7 euros for a return ticket. It’s a great activity to do with young children. It’s also fantastic to get to see some places you wouldn’t otherwise be able to see.

Binibeca contains a very pretty white washed fisherman’s village also known as Binibeca Vell. It’s narrow streets and arched passageways are beautiful and popular with tourists. Binibeca Vell leads into Binibequer Nou, a progression of new buildings which are built in the same style. In front of Binibequer Nou, you’ll find a beach. Shallow clear waters and white sand make it a popular choice for families with children. Here, you can hire sun loungers or alternatively there’s plenty of space for a towel.

Take the Bus To Mahon

Mahon is the capital city of Menorca and well worth a visit with the family.

There are numerous buses to and from Mahon each day. The cost is 3.50 euros per person each way (prices current as of August 2023). It takes about 20 minutes.

There’s lots of things to see and do in Mahon but an activity that appeals to most kids is the glass bottom boat tour. Visitors climb aboard a catamaran and take a tour around the port of Mahon. As you sail around the port, listen to a fascinating commentary about the history and characterisitcs of the area. Kids (and adults) can watch the marine life and schools of fish swim from an underwater window.

 

Take a Boat Trip, Snorkel and Swim


Photo from Black Lizard Boat Tours Facebook page

There are plenty of amazing boat trips that take you along the coast of Punta Prima most of which leave from Biniancolla.

Black Lizzard boat tours are one company that provide a variety of tours. They include a tour which takes you to the caves of Son Ganxo, Punta Prima beach, Caló Roig corner, Cala Alcaufar, Cala Rafalet with its spectacular cave and the Isla del Aire.

The Isle De Aire is the island with a lighthouse which you can see from Punta Prima beach. It’s also home to hundreds of of unique black lizards.

Part of the tour includes snorkelling, equipment is provided.

There is also the option of a sunset boat trip too.

Find out more information at Black Lizard Tours.

Go Kayaking

There are many places where you can hire a kayak in the Punta Prima area. If you love kayaking, it’s a great place to kayak as there are many coves to explore, some of which have caves.

You can go on a guided Kayak tour with snorkelling opportunities which sets off from Binibeca. The tour takes you to hidden coves, sandy beaches and mysterious caves. Drinks and snacks are included.

Take a Guided Bike Tour

If you like cycling with your kids, there are cycle lanes and routes around the Punta Prima area. You can hire bikes in Punta Prima at Mister Bike Tours.

As the name of the bike hire shops suggests, they also lead guided tours which are suitable for teens aged 14 and above. One of the tours includes a visit to Binibeca village, Biniancolla and other beautiful beaches and landmarks in the area.

Find out more at Mister Bike Tours.

See the Animals at Lloc de Minorca

Lloc de Minorca is about a 25 minute car ride from Punta Prima. You would either need to hire a car or take a taxi but if you have small children it’s well worth a visit.

Take a walk into the lemur forest and meet these friendly animals. Feed some goats, discover the macaquee monkeys and see snakes and giant tortoises.

Many of the animals are from rescue centers and it’s a great place to get up close to a variety of animals. There are plenty of shaded areas so it makes the ideal location to take a break from the beach and the pool. Having said this, there is a splash area that kids will love and can cool down in.

You can spend a good few hours here, so grab some lunch at the zoo and enjoy a different day out.

Where to Stay With Kids and Teens in Punta Prima

Insotel Punta Prima

This Insotel Punta Prima is a great hotel for families with young children. It’s five minute walk to the beach. There are 3 pools and a splash pool for younger kids.

Older kids will like the entertainment programme and facitlities which include tennis, squash, badminton and basketball courts, plus an artificial football pitch. Borrow bikes free of charge, or try your hand at shooting and archery.

Foodwise there’s an all inclusive option with access to a buffet restaurant, grill restaurant, poolside bar and snack bar.

The location is great. It’s only 150m to the beach (about a 5 minute walk).

Xaloc Playa Hotel

We stayed at Xaloc Playa Hotel. This solid 3 star hotel has a brilliant location right behind Punta Prima beach.

We really enjoyed our stay here. The rooms were clean and comfortable with a powerful, warm shower. We stayed half board and found the food plentiful. There was always something to eat along the lines of meat, fish potatoes, pasta, curry and a vegetarian option. In addition, there were soups, salads and a choice of dessert.

There was a pool and a children’s pool. One of the highlights of our holiday was playing mini golf in the evenings with the kids at the hotel. There’s also table tennis and pool. About 3 times a week there’s evening entertainment which includes live music, flamingo dancing and a magic show. 

The staff were hardworking and friendly and I would definitely return.

Hotel Sur Menorca & Waterpark

The Splash Sur Menorca waterpark (featured above) has the Minura Sur Menorca hotel right nextdoor. Obviously it’s a great place to stay with the kids if they love waterparks! As well as the slides, there are plenty more activities for families at the hotel including table tennis, archery, volleyball, basketball, billiards and rifle shooting. In addition, there’s an daytime activity programme and evening entertainment programme with quizzes, bingo and live music – so families won’t get bored.

It’s located about 1.5km from Punta Prima. However, don’t let the location put you off. A shuttle bus runs frequently into Punta Prima and if you fancy walking it only takes 15 minutes on foot. You can also catch the bus outside the hotel to Mahon.

The hotel has an all inclusive option with a buffet restaurant and poolside bar.

 

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