Sant Lluis is a lively town and gateway to the island of Menorca. Admire traditional Menorcan buildings in the historic town centre and head to the coast to bask on white-sand beaches and walk beneath soaring sea cliffs. The town is in a corner of the island known as the Golden Triangle, where you can cycle through picturesque countryside, explore charming villages and swim in the sparkling Mediterranean Sea.
Things to do in Sant Lluís
Eglesia de Sant Lluis soars over the town and was built to honour the King of France after he claimed Menorca. It dates back to the 18th century and features a beautiful Neoclassical façade designed by celebrated French architect, Antoine de Allemand. The church is just steps from atmospheric cafes where you can enjoy espresso and “carquinyols” almond cookies.
Relax and enjoy the Mediterranean sunshine on Cala Alcaufar. The picturesque cove features a small pebble beach framed by flat rocks that are perfect for sunbathing. Swim in the translucent water or rent a paddleboard and explore the shoreline.
Use Sant Lluis as a base for day trips to nearby villages like Binibeca. Narrow alleys lined with whitewashed make it one of the prettiest villages on Menorca. Cafes and restaurants dot the village and serve island specialties like “caldereta de langosta” lobster soup cooked in terracotta pots and baked aubergine stuffed with cheese, breadcrumbs and herbs. Pair your meal with a glass of cherry-red Menorcan wine produced at a local vineyard.
Getting around Sant Lluís
Sant Lluis is compact and easy to get around on foot. The town is on the southeastern tip of Menorca, a 10-minute drive from Mahon. Rental cars offer the freedom to visit Sant Lluis and explore Menorca at your own pace, or you can use local buses to get around the island. Menorca Airport is a 15-minute drive away.