This is not our first time to the village, but our first time staying at this house, the house is only a 15 minute drive from the airport so our holiday started soon after the flight.
The house is well equipped, modern, & has everything you need with plenty of space, the wifi even working on both terraces was very handy, the house is very homely and a lot of care and detail has gone into it from the owners Darren & Aurelia.
We loved to be able to dine outside from either the bottom terrace or top terrace, both have sea views and the top terrace has 180 degree views of the entire bay of Es Grau.
The village of Es Grau for us is perfect, the local shop is 2 minutes walk away, you are 2 mins walk from the sea and the small harbour of the village, the beach is less than 5 minutes walk away, the water is very shallow and clear perfect for children & very safe, if you don’t want the hassle of sand and the beach we found a a great swimming area 2 minutes from the house with steps into the see making it easy access.
The village has its own bar ‘Bar Es Grau’ this is on the beach and has wonderful views, its great for snacks & lunches, the perfect spot for a beer or glass of wine at sunset. Tamarindos is a Mediteranian Resturant with the sea lapping at your feet, it’s right on the beech, the menu is mostly locally sourced food. Bar Es Mol is situated on the harbor in the village 2 minutes walk from the house, here you can watch the boats come in and all the daily going’s on, whilst enjoying some fried sardines or other tapas, also a wonderful spot for coffee in the morning. The last eatery is Can Bernadet, this is the locals favorite, this bar/restaurant is less than 2 minutes walk from the house, Francisco serves tapas, Paella and locally caught fresh fish, this was our favorite for food in the village.
We had some wonderful walks, behind the beech is The S’Albufera Natural Park, fabulous for the views of the lakes and wildlife, we even saw a tourtoise, other walks we did we’re over the headlands with dramatic sea views. Mahon the capital is a 12 minute car ride, great shopping and restaurants, it has local markets including a fresh fish market.
The Port of Mahon is where it all happens at night if you want some night live, it’s only 12 minutes by car and has a huge choice of restaurants, bars and it’s a lovely walk at night, we loved to walk along the Port spotting all the millionaire’s yachts.
We will definitely be back to Es Grau, for us it was perfect.
Tony & Claudina