I recently returned from the resort with my Mum and my 2year old toddler. We all had a very relaxing time, even although it was the 4 th January, the weather was very pleasant everyday it reached atleast 20 degrees. Not warm enough to swim outside but certainly warm enough to sit out all day on the beach. We swam in the indoor pool. The children's pool was not supervised by a life guard, so please do not take this for granted off season. The apartment was first class, which made our stay very enjoyable. Beautiful marble floors, tv's in every room, dishwasher, jacuzzi, large shower, 2large bathrooms, microwave, fridge freezer, oven/grill. It also had a utility room with both washing machine and tumble dryer, so no need to pack lots of clothes - all the mod cons provided. We also could not believe we had a DVD player, iPod docking station and full satellite tv. So you not miss a thing on bbc or itv!
We travelled a couple of miles to the local Supersol supermarket and got lots of fresh fruit and veg, great supermarket! Especially the butcher shop, bought chicken and mince and it was very good quality. Just like morrisons in UK. We did not always cook indoors, but as it was so off season we decided this would be a wise idea, also I did not like to drive at night. We did eat at Charlies takeaway - very good hamburgers and not too expensive. Also between 6 and 7 it's 2 for 1 happy hour on drinks. Very nice Chinese restaurant near this supermarket.
We hired a nice car at the airport for £28 for the entire week, it was great, although I would recommend using a sat nav, we took ours and it was brilliant. Especially as it is driving on opposite side of road to Uk, so getting lost was not an option ontop of concentrating on the driving. We went to Fuengirola zoo (bioparc) very good and amazing interaction with animals. Very good conservation zoo and we were not disappointed, lovely surroundings. We also went to Benalmadena butterfly farm, very interesting, set in a Thailand style building ontop of a cliff with amazing views- well worth a visit! Also visited Puerto Banus really interesting nice marina, swish cars and a lot of Rod Stewart lookalikes haha, older men with blonde hair and tans. Probably our best find was just 20 minutes away -La Canada shopping mall - fantastic shops some designer and other UK brands ie M&S, Wallis, Evans, Dorothy Perkins, Zara. This was so great and open from 10am -10pm - jut one thing is there is not enough parking for the size of the mall. However, just chill out and wait as we always got a space within 10 minutes.
We had a fab time and our toddler was very happy too, as there was lots for her to do -her fav thing was simply building sandcastles on the beach -directly next to the resort. Have fun!
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