Talayots are monuments dating back to 1000BC and are scattered around Menorca; they are often cone shaped or square towers which were built as lodging, watch towers and defence points.
For those with a cultural / archaeological interest, they are well sign posted around the
Fort Marlborough (971 360462):
Fort Marlborough is located on the south side to the entrance to the port of Mahon and is within walking distance of the villa following the Cami de Cavalls. It was built by the British between 1710 and 1730; it has been recovered and restored so that the public can visit
Fort Isabel II on La Mola (971 354040):
Fort Isabel II is the fort on the La Mola peninsula on the north side of the entrance to the port of Mahon (partially visible from the villa!); it was built between 1848 and 1875; the fortifications and gun emplacements are very well preserved and this is a popular tourist destination in Menorca.
Water slides at “Splash Sur Menorca” (971 159195):
This is an excellent water park and it is only about 10 minutes’ drive from the villa!
Glass bottomed boat excursions (639 676351):
These are quite popular and excursions leave Mahon port and Es Castell at regular intervals through the day. Tickets can be bought via the web site or directly on boarding the boat.
This is the highest point of the island from which the views across the whole island are spectacular. From here, given the right conditions, you can also see the Tramontana mountain range on Majorca! A monastery (The Sanctuary of Our Lady) is at the top of Monte Toro which tourists can also visit.