24th March - 31st March 2013
We were desperate to get away from the miserable UK weather and thought southern spain may be a good choice. We didn't want a long flight and this was perfect - 2 hours 40 from Gatwick with just over an hour's transfer to hotel. The Riu Monica is large and very well run, the staff try very hard to keep everyone happy. The rooms were very clean and cleaned each day if you wanted it - we declined for a few days because it seemed unnecessary. There were lots of children there and they were made to feel welcome and relaxed. If I had one criticism it would be that the whole place felt a little dated although the friendliness of the staff and cleanliness made up for it.
Nerja is a lovely place - very Spanish and no McDonalds..hurrah. We hired a car for 5 days and went off exploring. It was brilliant to see more of the countryside and it felt very safe there.
All in all a very good holiday and we would definitely consider returning. The weather was good too - 19-21 degrees most days.