Resort:- quiet and peaceful, me and my girlfriend felt the odd one out as it was either old couples, families, or young couples with a baby, but still was plenty to do.
Beach:- Beach isn't superb, sandy at the back but at the waters edge a lot of seaweed washed up, found the pool area better to stay all day, also a lot of Bass Fish swimming around.
Restaurants:- Eat around 7:45=8:00pm down by the beach, sun setting over the coves is superb, throw bits of bread and see the swarm of fish appear, recommend any restaturant down the the beach there are about 3-4 on either side.
Bars:- Quite a few, but without doubt the best one was the ...
Key West Tropical Bar, this is on the right hand side of the beach, there is a parrot as you walk through the door keeping guard, they have live music, karaoke, always a lively atmosphere, pool tables, air hockey, comefortable chairs, big screen tv. Read More
All the other bars of located down the road on the right, Irish Pub Blarney Stone, Tonys Bar and a couple of others, Iguana Bar is also really nice, massive tv screen, that's a bit further down the road on your right.
Prices:- Food is cheap, but very nice and big portions, drinks in Bars are roughly what you would pay here, in some bars more expensive, one bar paid over £3 for a bottle of WKD Blue. Fags are not cheap for 200, about £21-25 pound, much cheaper then UK, but Majorca and other places I've been in Greece you could get 200 fags for about £12-15.
My partner and I loaded up with alcohol from the Supermarket, really cheap, £3 for 6 bottles of Bud about £2 for a bottle of white wine, then just drunk before and after we went out.
Best Supermarket, turn right from Vista Playa reception, about 50 yards you will see a sign for the Supermarket, turn right into side road, also this is where you can get English Papers.
Insects:- Really good, didn't see on Cockroach, although a lot of Bees and Hornets but they leave you alone. Becareful of the tiny looking flies, they are actualy little mosquitoes, both me and my partner got bit a lot, we thought they were harmless flies as they were so small.
Weather:- Beautiful, not a cloud in the Sky, high 80\'s all week, but as Menorca is know for its wind, a nice gentle breeze kept it feeling cool, which meant staying in the sun was easy and got a great tan. Evenings are cool too so no sweating when wearing jeans and a shirt which was nice.
People staying at Vista Playa via Thompsons don't go on the Dancing Horses Trip, a complete rip off. €50 for a 3 course meal, 2 free bottles of wine and entrance to the dancing horses show, brilliant we thought, the rep left out a few important details. You are sitting on a table with about 10 other people, 2 free bottles are shared between the 10 of you. 3 course meal consisted of lettuce with a bit of cheese on, hard stale bread with no butter. Main course was a kids portion of chicken and chips, then a dollop of ice cream. Horses show, if you had made your own way there entrance was only €12, so Thompson's stung us €38 for that rubbish 3 course meal.
The dancing horses were not impressive, made them stand on their back legs, walk sideways, got there acts looking rehearsed, fancy costumes for the riders but nothing impressive, so be warned, and if you do want to go, hire a car or get a taxi as we all complained about the rip off meal.
Also Thompsons tried to save on money by using one coach to take people to 2 different resorts after landing, took us 2 hours to get from the Airport to out hotels. Our resort was last, I certainly wasn't happy with their penny pinching. Meant a longer coach ride then the actual flight from Gatwick. Those were the only 2 downsides, but that was Thompsons fault.
So anyone going to Vista Playa or Cala Blanca, hope the above helped and I hate you as I wish I was back there!