The owner Janie was amazing, giving lots of tips and handy information even details of airport transfers.
The apartment was in a great location, with the pool virtually by the apartment gate, and just a stones throw away from a child safe sandy beach. Every detail was covered for a stress free break, the apartment was well equipped even down to pool woggles and a shopping trolley. Arenal promenade is packed with great restaurants, however do venture out to the port and try the roof top restaurant. The resort has everything at hand, ideal for families with young children, I will definitely be bringing my grandchildren next time.
If you are looking for a well equipped and comfortable apartment in a quiet and select resort this is the place!
With the large pool feet from the patio and the beautifully clean and gently sloping beach two minutes away it offers those who like a lazy laid back holiday all they need. Water sports a speciality.
I would highly recommend hiring a car, though, as walking up hill into the Old Town is not a option in the summer heat. Places of interest in other towns and beauty spots are not walkable. And there are many! Hire a car if you need to do more than sit by the pool or on the beach.
The resort is lovely with heaps of bars and restaurants catering for the army of Brit ex pats who live along this stretch of the coastline. No Benidorm here, however. It maintains a lively atmosphere without losing quiet respectability. I can recommend highly the beach club La Siesta between Arenal Beach and the port and the panaderia at the back of the beach parade. Wonderful coffee, breakfasts and cake. Try their empanadas!
If there are any suggestions to be made to improve a holiday at Las Dunas it would be to install air conditioning. Ceiling fans are totally inadequate in June July and August. May be ok without in the winter but a definite requirement in the summer. Affected my sleep adversely!
We came the first week in may, was very quiet in the complex, not many people around yet. We were greeted at the airport by the owners housekeepers, both very friendly and helpful.
The apartment was lovely and clean, great location for beach and restaurants, local bus stop only a 2 min walk. Pool outside the back door was great. Everything you could think of needing for the week was in the apartment, very well equipped, and the owners are very helpful. A lot of effort goes in to making sure you enjoy your time there. A nice added touch :)
Will definitely be returning. Had a lovely stay, relaxing and quiet. Just what was needed. Thank you.
We - two adults and two children - stayed at Las Dunas for a week in July 2016. This place is exactly as it is described - a perfect location and a perfect place for you to stay and simply relax enjoying the proximity of the pool, the restaurants, the beach and the entire town of Javea. This became one of our favourite locations in Spain and we can't wait to come back in 2017 and relax once more.
The apartment has everything one may need and the large terrace adjoining the entrance to the pool is absolutely perfect. If you add the ultra friendly owner - Janie - to the equation you'll get your perfect holiday spot in Spain.
Thanks and we're looking forward to more:) !
We stayed at the Las Dunas apartment in August for a short five day break and we would recommend it to any body looking for a great location.The appartment is well equipped with everything you need for your self catering holiday,even little things you may not have thought of like a cool bag and ice packs for the beach,internet wifi and uk Tv stations.
With the pool being suitable for all ages and three steps from the appartment it's ideal for a nice swim before you can walk out of the complex(which is security gated with your own key so compleatly safe)and within five minutes you are on the sea front which has a great selection of restaurants to choose from you will be spoilt
for choice, we went out every night and because of the location we didn't have the normal problems of finding somewhere to park!.We could also both have a drink and a even slower walk back without any worries.
If you love water sports then you only have to vist the beach (five minute walk!)and you can rent High powered speed boats or jet ski or if you like a thrill the stunt power boat.If that's not for you just relax on the sandy beach and try a pedalos with a slide on!
After a trip in the speed boats you could have a drive out and discover the beautiful coast line.
We will be defiantly staying at the Las Dunas again very soon.
My husband and I spent a week at Las Dunas this October. We've stayed in Javea before but have always rented a villa. As we were only away for 7 nights we decided we'd like to be a little bit closer to the beach, bars and restaurants. My husband found Las Dunas and I contacted Janie. I can honestly say I have never encountered a more helpful owner or had a happier booking experience. Janie couldn't have done a thing more, unless she'd flown us over and driven us there herself!
The apartment is easy to find, as it is second like to the main Arenal beach in Javea. We drove, so to have secure, designated parking was a blessing. The apartment itself is beautifully clean, very well equipped and perfectly furnished - and the beds were so comfortable! On the terrace there is a beautiful seating area as well as a dining table. Through the terrace gate you take two steps, open the gate to the pool, 3 more steps and you are in it! We've always had villas before, because we like the privacy, but I have to say the small complex of apartments is so quiet and peaceful that 99% of the time had the pool to ourselves. And a beautiful pool is - we were trying to estimate it's length - 25+ metres we thought. I swam loads every day and came back fitter, for sure.
In terms of what is close to the apartment - you walk out of the gates, turn left and there is fantastically well equipped supermarket a couple of minutes walk away. Leave the gates and cross the road - 30 second walk and you're on the promenade that runs the length of Arenal beach. I'm a head chef, so I cook for a living, it was such a treat for me to be able to make the most of the fab restaurants on your doorstep. Our favourite meal was at La Boheme - just delicious! The Kraken/Octopus bar is great for drinks, snacks, tapas and a fun, relaxed atmosphere with good music.
If you like a walk, the port of Javea is around a 30 minute troll away and there are some lovely restaurants there. During the summer the chiringuito/beach bars en route are all open - so plenty of opportunity to stop for a drink on the way. The old town of Javea is around an hour walk from the apartment, but it's a lovely walk we find. There is a fabulous municipal covered market with amazing produce and authentic tapas bars.
A massive to thank you again to Janie and her husband. Las Dunas is their winter home and it does feel like a coming home when you arrive, so comfortable and well equipped, we switched off from the daily grind immediately. We will definitely go back.
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We stayed at this lovely apartment in the centre of the beach area ( Arenal ). We had secured parking for our hire car. The swimming pool was right on our doorstep for a refreshing dip after our day of sightseeing. The apartment is very well equipped with TV, satellite and wifi. It felt very homely and not a holiday rental. Everything had been provided and it was first class. We would recommend this apartment for it's location to the beach, shops, bars and restaurants. We will definitely be back.