Lazy in La Manga

September 27, 2012

I’ve recently arrived back from a sun baked, spa indulged, pool lazing week away at the beautiful La Manga Club. La Manga club is essentially a purpose built luxury sports and leisure resort for, after visiting, i’d say slightly upperclass  beer-guzzling british golfers with glamorous wives and well-groomed dogs. By day, these people intrique you with charm and poise – by night, you’ll find them swerving past you on golf buggies, spilling  Veuve all over their Sebago’s and grinning from ear to ear – these people are here to unwind, relax and have some fun!

Keeping hydrated poolside

The men seem to disappear for days in a sport induced coma in one of the three 18 hole golf courses. Thankfully the grieving woman can find peace at the local therapist, also known as the ‘Love Spa’. Here you can enjoy some guilt free pampering while taking in stunning views overlooking the med. Feeling rejuvenated and goddess-like, naturally the next step is to be wined and dined and thankfully there over 15 bars and restaurants to choose from within the complex. 

Below are images I took at the exquisite La Finca

You can choose to stay in the 5* Hotel Principe Felipe , self cater in the Las Lomas Village or opt for private Villa Hire. We chose the latter and definitely felt we made the right decision.

Our Villa. No 140. La Casa De La Armonia Perfecta (The House of perfect Harmony)

After you’ve been backpacking, you feel a guilt in your stomach when you’ve not thoroughly explored the territory you’ve just paid out to visit. This time, however, the guilt was over ridden with laziness and disgracefully comfortable sun beds. What more could you want?
The BBQ area was perfect for whiling away the late afternoons and evenings, gouging on rustic meats, bars of milka and prosecco. 

 The calm pool before the invasion of dive-bombers and inflatables

The  stunning exterior
At the bottom of the garden there was an array of different fruit trees – we took full advantage of the lemon & lime ones to spruce up our vodka mixers!

With just a 2 hour flight from the UK and a 15 minute transfer, this is the ideal destination for a family holiday. The whole club is very safe, friendly, spotless and more importantly serves THE best cocktails!

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