I was treated to a late October break coutesy of my good lady and came to the White Sands with a view to having a few days relaxing and then a few days of hiking the Cami de Cavalls. It was easy enought to find with my aging sat-nav, parking is on the right against the complex and reception is clearly signed from the road.
As previous reviewers have stated the steps in the complex are worthy of Chris Bonnington, however once at reception level its not too bad. Check in was a breeze, very helpful and we were allocated room 608. On entering it was airy and clean, big enough bathroom and a kitchen area. The balcony overlooked the central area where you could be highly amused at night watching the cats fight. My money was always on the black cat with one ear and a short tail.
So the good points for us were that it was clean and had everything we needed. There was nothing insurmountable about any issues (wifi sketchy at best and not free but used the Whites bar if needed, I am on holiday, emails can wait). Recption will lend books and guides so we did a bit of reading before hiking the trails. The bad point was the beds were mighty uncomfortable.
Whites Bar was OK for drinks and food and have various theme nights, Karaoke was fun and the food was just to be expected of such a place. Filling, resonable in price and varied. Didn't have breakfast there however.
The resort was coming to a close but we went out do some local hostelries for an evening walk. Mostly average except Alcalde (see other review) and the menus are somewhat the same.
The small beach was fun but we only used it for two afternoons, sea cold but a couple of 500m swims to the other side of the bay kept me warm. It does miss the late sun due to its aspect. The pool is colder and you have to wait for el lifeguard to turn up.
I tend not to go back to the same place twice but I would give this complex another go, if only to complete the Cami de Cavalls. All in all a pleasant stay, even with a day andf a half worth of storms, which were cool to watch.
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- Also Known As:
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- White Sands Beach Club Spain/Arenal D'en Castell, Balearic Islands