Activities

The local sailing school “Wind Fornells” is located just in front of the house, and offers dinghy sailing and windsurfing rental, classes and courses.  Nearby there is a dive centre, water skiing and a bike hire shop. There is also a place to rent kayaks.  Further down the bay there is an English sailing school called Minorca Sailing, which offers weekly courses for all ages and abilities, but needs to be booked in the UK in advance.  In Fornells itself there are small motor boats to rent.  If you wanted to rent a bigger sailing boat or speed boat, charters from Mahon can be arranged. 

For more information about sailing and windsurfing in Fornells Bay, see http://www.windfornells.com/en/

For the English sailing school in Fornells Bay see http://www.minorcasailing.co.uk/

For diving courses and dive trips around the north coast of Menorca see http://divingfornells.com/en/

For cycle hire, kayak hire, catamaran sailing and SUP boarding, (standup and paddle)  see  http://www.katayak.net/en/about-us

For "Whats On", everything you need to know is listed in the monthly English magazine Roquetta, available from newsagents

If water sports are not for you, there are plenty of other activities. There is a bridle path open to walkers (called Cami de Cavalls),which circumnavigates the whole island. There are some stunning walks along this path and horse riding can also be arranged. Horses are very much part of the culture of the island, and the best place to see them is at the local fiestas which run in every town at the weekends from June to the end of August.There are also dressage displays every week performed by  local riders on the famous Menorcan black stallions.  

For rest and relaxation there are many beautiful golden sandy beaches. The nearest to Ses Vinyes are Cala Tirant, Binimela, Cap de Cavelleria and Pregonda.  For the South coast head for Santo Tomas, Son Bou, or Cala Mitjana.

For bird lovers, Menorca has high populations of both migratory and residential birds, including bee-eaters, hoopoes, scops owls and kites.  Or take a trip up to the top of the islands only mountain, Monte Toro where on a clear day you can see across to Mallorca. 

If you are looking forward to the nightlife, there are some good bars and clubs on the old harbour in Ciutadella.  For a big night out, the Caves (Los Coves) is a night club set high up on the cliffs literally in the caves above the sea…