LONDON, May 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
A hen party gives a bride-to-be the chance to celebrate the last moments of her single life with her closest friends. Today, more and more bridal parties are heading abroad to extend this much-anticipated night into a long weekend or week-long holiday. Yet, whilst many holiday resorts offer special hen party packages, hitting the clubs in pink bunny outfits and L-plates isn't everyone's cup of tea. The tranquil island of Menorca offers a fantastic choice for hen parties looking to escape the clichés.
Flights to Menorca from Monarch transport a bride and her hens to clean and unspoilt beaches in just 2 hours. Lying in the sparkling Mediterranean Sea, Menorca is the second largest of the Balearic Islands and enjoys a more peaceful atmosphere than its noisy neighbours. It's the perfect place to relax and top up a tan before the big day, with lively cosmopolitan bars to help a bride toast the end of her single life.
The main beach resorts of Punta Prima, Cala en Porter and Santa Thomas lie on the south coast of Menorca. Long sandy beaches are lapped by calm waters and there's a fantastic range of 5 and 4 star accommodation, just a stone's throw from the shore. Son Bou is the island's longest beach at 3km, and offers a range of watersports to break up a day of sunbathing. More adventurous hen parties can hike off the beaten track to secluded coves such as Cap de Favártix in the North, which is the perfect spot for a celebratory picnic. Hens can even climb to the top of Mount Toro for breathtaking panoramic views of the entire island, but should head to the base early to avoid the midday sun. Many of Menorca's hotels offer a choice of spa treatments to help to ease away any aches and pains before the all-important last night of freedom.
Whilst late-night revellers may be losing their flip-flops in the foam parties of Majorca and Ibiza, night owls in Menorca can enjoy a more sophisticated evening. The pomada is the island's cocktail of choice and involves a healthy measure of local gin mixed with lemonade. The refreshing gin is distilled from junipers grown on the island and makes a delicious companion to warm Mediterranean evenings. Ciutadella's harbour is lined with friendly bars where locals happily mingle with visitors, whilst the capital city, Mahón, is filled with vibrant venues playing live jazz. And if a hen party begins to crave cheesy pop hits, the cliff-side Cova d'en Xoroi is the perfect place to dance the night away.
For more information contact Robert Foulkes at Robert.Foulkes@Monarch.co.uk, or on +44(0)1582-398122.
SOURCE Monarch Airlines