I stayed at Los Granados Playa for a week in August with my young children. The apartment was a garden flat with direct access to the pool and beach via a large balcony. The whole complex was clean, well maintained and peaceful (even during peak season). The appartment itself provided everything you need for self catering and there was a lovely little restaurant within 5 minutes walk serving the most delicious food with a varied menu. No fight for sunloungers during the day. If I was being picky the only thing that would enhance the experience would have been an on site cafe for those days where you can't be bothered cooking for yourself or fancy an ice-cream. Would highly recommend.
From the first second to the last I could not fault this booking. The apartment is clean, spacious and has everything you need. With the pool right on your doorstep and lifeguards to keep the little ones safe we had a superb stay - If the pool is on your doorstep the beach is in your garden! The proximity of the beach adds another welcome bonus which is a gentle sea breeze that is very welcome in the hotter months.
The owners were great to deal with and had even taken the time to lay out welcome packs for us. This is a gated community with friendly and helpful security guards on site 24/7. We have stayed here multiple times and will do so again. We choose to relax here (so didn't use the well kitted out gym and tennis courts much :) ) in this settled well established community but with multiple restaurants nearby and close proximity of Estepona & Marbella it's really up to you how to spend your time here.
Already looking forward to our next visit! Easily deserves the 5* rating, the picture - which looks like its taken from the balcony by the way, while still fab, doesn't do the place justice!