if you’re going to Minorca…

April is around the corner, and with it, my Mediterranean envy. I’m starting to dream about naps in the shade, appetizers with cold rosé, beach days and lie-ins in linen sheets.

I want white walls, cicadas singing, sweet cantaloupes and turquoise waves.

This year, it’s decided, I’m going to Minorca. We book a room at Ses Sucreres, a guesthouse in the village of Ferreries, between Mahon, the capital, and Ciutadella. Installed in a renovated 19th century building, it hosts 6 simple rooms with thrifted furniture. In this bohemian paradise, the bathrooms, with their vintage accents, are furnished with organic products and smells like heaven. For breakfast, we enjoy cold fresh fruit juices and homemade-with-love cakes around the fountain on the patio. At daytime, we treat ourselves to a shiatsu or reiki massage, we go to the food market, we go horseback-riding or we hike along the walking trails between the untouched beaches and pine forests. At sunset, we dream on the rooftop terrace overlooking the city. At night, we read in the cosy living-room by the fireside or we get lost in the little streets of the old town between the tapas-bar and bustling terraces.

if you’re more on the green side, book a room at Alcaufar Vell, 2km away from the seaside: a 14th century family house, around 20 simple and trendy rooms mixing tiles and wooden beams, local and delicious food, a giant pool, a Moroccan restaurant and verdurous gardens.

Ses Sucreres /Sant Joan, 13-15, 07750 Ferreries, Menorca/ Double room from 90€

Alcaufar Vell / Carretera Alcalfar, km 8, Sant Lluís / Double room from 150€

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