Menorca is one of the Spanish Balearic Islands whose name derives from the larger Majorca nearby. The island is a popular destination for tourists, although it is perhaps more laid back than the other Balearics. The island has many beaches of note and has been designated a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in an attempt to preserve many of the island's areas of natural beauty. There is much to do and see on the island as well as the opportunity to simply relax. Car hire on Menorca is the best way to see as much of the island as possible and enjoy your holiday at your own pace.