Santo tomas is a great little gem of a resort, was originally going to stay in the northern resort of areneal d\'castell, in the big thompson gold hotel, when we visited in the rental car (Auto Pons rental - use these, they are menorcas local rental firm and are much cheaper and friendlier!!) On arrival to see \'what we could have had\' (so to speak!!) we were Sooooo glad we were in Santo tomas!!!
Santo Tomas is a reort which looks more like a village by the see (if you ignore the 4 big hotels that is!!) its small enough to walk around, and at first glance looks as if you will be short of things to look at or ...
shops etc. but look closer and you will discover the supermarkets are big enough and the shops have just the right things you are looking for!!Read More
Beach is very clean (lovely icing sugar sand) and a beautiful turquoise sea (on both beaches) stunning!!! you never get tired of looking at the sea here!!!
If you like walking, you will be spoiled for choice as there are some really good trails to follow, visit a shop and look for the little blue book amusingly titled \'diary of a blister\'!!(printed in england and written by an english couple) it has about 8 great walks around the resort / surrounding area, infact walk no. 1 is a simple stroll from east to west on the main road, and describes everything in resort as you pass it, very useful for your first nights stroll and you don\'t know anything!!!
Would recommend the seaside cafe / restaurant \'Es Bruc\' at the end of the resort (near the roundabout where the resort begins) service really freindly, fast service, great food / drinks, and great prices!!! don\'t wory about finding it as YOU WILL find it eventually (is very popular, and is on a main walking route at the end of the promenade to the west of resort)
Santo Tomas is a fantastic place for rest and relaxation, and because the nightlife is almost non existant, the gangs of lager louts etc just quite simply do not exist!! We ourselves are only in our thirties but know if we wanted that sort of thing we would have gone to majorca etc. Here the focus is firmly on chilling out and taking it easy!!! If you want to horse ride, and were absolute beginners like ourselves, and have a car hired, then I would recommend without any hesitation the Tolo Mora Portella farm / riding centre, (its at the top of the climbing lane on your right hand side on the main Me-1 road heading west - past the boat factory and BP garage - just past the 24Km marker - around 1/2 hour drive from Santo tomas) Tel. 626 59 37 37. Cost 20 euros each for over 1 hours gentle riding through the hills - simply unforgetable!!! If this is what you want to do, don\'t go anywhere else - this place is better than you could imagine it!!!
I would visit Santo Tomas again definaitly, I must confess I had a tear in my eye when I passed the sign with \'Santo Tomas\' with a red line though it on departure!!! my only regret?? I only booked for 1 week and not 2!!!