Isla del Rey is a beautiful place to visit in the Mahón area. It is situated in the centre of the port and offers a great history. They organize guided boat tours to explore the Island.
King Island is an island of 4 hectares which is located just in the middle of Mahon's Harbour, in Menorca. It's visible from most of the port. Specifically, is located between Mahón and Es Castell, on the Southside of the Island. It also has springs in both North and South coasts.
During British conquest in Menorca, in the 18th century, the British build the hospital, which ends being a quarantine area, taking advantage of being on an Island. For this reason, British conquerors called that island Bloody Island.
The name of King Island, it's due in 1287, King Alfonso III expelled Muslims from Menorca.
A piece of extra information is that this Island has a human activity for a lot of time, that's why there's a Christian basilica of VI century.
Company YellowCatamarans organize closed packs to visit the island. That's done by yellow catamarans, that are totally visible from the Sea Station of Mahon's Port. They offer excursions outside the harbour, but also they have some packs to visit King Island and the Hospital. If you are interested in the history of Menorca, we cannot miss that amazing trip.
They offer different kind of trips:
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Cala Macarella is one of the best-known coves in Menorca. The turquoise colour of the sea and the boats' shadows make this beach look like a postcard of the Balearic Islands.
Sharks are present in Menorca and throughout the Mediterranean Sea. However, the overfishing of the last decades has diminished sharks sightings. Nevertheless, every year there is usually an appearance of a blue shark, normally dying on the shore.