Refreshers Bridge at La Quinta Menorca by Portblue Boutique – 4th – 11th May 2018
This beautiful 5 star hotel was the setting for our friendly teaching bridge holiday. We were greeted with an amazing welcome meeting from the hotel and spa managers; the cava and wine flowed generously and a bountiful selection of tapas dishes wowed our guests. La Quinta has beautiful grounds, indoor and outdoor pools, wellness centre providing a range of relaxing / invigorating treatments and attentive staff who looked after us during our stay.
A short walk from the hotel is the beach with coastal trails and coves to explore, and the marina with lots of tavernas overlooking the boats.
Several guests explored the island during the two optional organised excursions. The first trip included a boat ride around the harbour at Mahon, a visit to the pretty village of Binibeca, with its whitewashed houses and then time at the Cova den Xoroi cave. Later in the week the Island Tour visited the nature reserve of Es Grau, which included a guide walk around the lagoon and national park. Spectacular views across the island were provided at Mount Toro when visiting Mare de Deu del Toro sanctuary.
In addition to the guided trips, many of us explored the nearby medieval town of Ciutadella.
We enjoyed wandering around the old quarter, visiting the cathedral, with the entrance ticket including admission to the nearby Covent and admiring the beautiful boats moored at the quayside. There were pretty boutique shops and lovely coffee shops to relax in to watch the world go by. The hotel provided a courtesy bus and local buses run regularly, with the bus stop just outside the hotel.
James provided interactive teaching in the mornings when we didn’t have excursions. Topics covered included SWOT analysis, declarer and defensive card play. Guests put these newly learned techniques to good use in the relaxed duplicate bridge sessions in the evenings.
Your bridge hosts
James and Jane Tullett