|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
Beautiful apartments right next to the Las Palmeras pool so really convenient. Centrally located so a short walk to shops, bars, restaurants as well as the tennis centre. Great accommodation - spacious,bright, all mod cons - Wifi, cable TV, DVD player, music system, books, games, well equipped kitchen. Linens & towels provided.
Between the 2 apartments with their 4 bedrooms & 4 bathrooms, up to 13 people can be accommodated (9 on 'real' beds, 4 on sofa beds) in 4/5 bedrooms.
Las Palmeras is a small, friendly cluster of 30 apartments in the middle of the resort, 5 mins walk from the Tennis Centre, shops, restaurants & right next to the popular Par 47 pitch & putt course. These 2 storey apartments are built in typical Spanish villa style set in beautifully mature, well tended gardens surrounding a secluded private pool.
Our very pretty ground floor apartment is right next to the Las Palmeras pool to which it has direct access (you can almost dive in!) from a covered terrace with table/chairs/BBQ. The upper floor apartment has a terrace - also with table,chairs & BBQ and an awning for protection - with wonderful views not only over the pool but also to the lake & even as far as the Mar Menor; the master bedroom also has a small balcony with a cafe style table & chairs. They share a fabulous large private roof terrace - great for parties! The well designed apartments are light & spacious & have marble floors, air-conditioning & ceiling fans throughout. The living/dining rooms are colourful and fun with TVs, DVD players, music systems and sofa beds. Each apartment has 2 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms which all have excellent storage. The large well equipped kitchens offer all mod cons - fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, oven & hobs, microwave, kettle, toaster & coffee maker. There's excellent free Wifi throughout as well as cable TV; cable channels include Skysports, BBC & ITV.
Easy parking and easy walk to the tennis centre, plus many shops, bars & restaurants.
La Manga Club facilities: La Manga has something for everybody. Play golf on one of the 3 championship courses or tennis on one of the 28 multi-surface courts at the Tennis Centre where there are tournaments and tuition available. Rent mountain bikes, go horse riding, or the whole family can play pitch 'n putt on the Par 47 or crazy golf by the Oasis swimming pool. Or just relax by the Las Palmeras pool or the larger Oasis pool. For young children there is the crèche / mini-club and babysitting, if required. Enjoy the spectacular scenery - especially at sunset - of the winding road down to the Club's private cove at La Cala with its wonderful restaurant,
The Principe Felipe Hotel has a piano bar, live music, nightclub & casino. There are several restaurants, bars, a pub and disco on the Club, 2 supermarkets, several boutiques, chemists, doctor, 24 hr security, banks, estate agents and telephone exchange with Internet access.
Outside the Club: The safe, shallow, warm waters of the Mar Menor are just 10 mins away by car & offer miles of sandy beaches; you can hire a pedalo, go wind-sailing or dive in the Mediterranean (PADI courses available). Visit the picturesque fishing village of Cabo de Palos (10 mins by car), eat at the restaurants around the harbour and combine it with a trip to the Sunday market (the largest around). Visit the beaches of the Calblanque National Park (10 mins by car). Walk from the Club to the Portman Guns and other spectacular scenery. Visit the ancient port of Cartagena or see the Cathedral at Murcia. Shop at Spain's largest department store El Corte Ingles (in both Murcia & Cartagena) as well as the local 'ceramica' shops - real treasure troves!
Eating out/eating in: There's a vast choice to suit all tastes and budgets. Within the Club itself there are over 20 restaurants - from La Cala (the Club's stunning beach side restaurant), Victor's International dining, Tapas bars, Spanish, French, Italian, Chinese, Indian, Asian, Mexican to Sam's American diner and Tom's Pizza and Pasta - these last 2 offer take away service too. In addition, there are some excellent restaurants in the nearby towns, eg Los Belones, El Algar & the wonderful fish speciality restaurants in nearby Cabo de Palos harbour. You can also lunch in the informal restaurants at the seaside villages next to the Mar Manor, e.g. Mar de Cristal.
If you prefer to eat in (perhaps a BBQ?), there are 2 Supermarkets at the Club plus many more in the local towns of Los Belones and Cabo de Palos and La Manga strip, plus hypermarkets in Murcia and Cartagena. Wonderful local markets with fresh produce are available too.
We first visited La Manga in 1998, fell in love & bought this apartment. Have never regretted our decision even tho we've been based in Asia, USA & now back to Asia since 1999, so it's not on our doorstep!
It's relaxing & fun to be there - the minute we enter the apartment all the cares of the outside world seem to slip away! There are great sports facilities in the impeccably kept Resort & we can walk to the tennis centre in about 5 minutes.
We also enjoy going to the beaches (there are 3 very different kinds within 10 minutes drive), exploring the historical cities of Cartagena & Murcia as well the local villages and their markets; Cabo de Palos on a Sunday must not be missed! Our younger son can never wait to get back there and our older kids - now grown up - are enjoying bringing their own families there now , especially as we're right next to the pool.
In fact we love it so much, that we bought the apartment dire fly upstairs in 2013.
Jane purchased this apartment in 1999
Location, location, location. Need to run back from the pool for a drink/more sunblock/new book etc? Easy access straight onto the terrace.
Also in great condition, looked after really well both by ourselves & our wonderful local agents.
You can rent upstairs/downstairs or both! Great for families, great for groups of golfers or tennis players or other sporty folk. Wonderfully relaxing for those who just want to 'chill'!
We rented both apartments for a week, for a family holiday for 9 people, ranging from 2 to 70 years old. The apartments were modern, spacious, superbly equipped and immaculately clean. Located on the poolside, the kids had a fantastic time. The whole area was beautifully quiet, but with plenty to do within walking distance. Booking the apartment was very straightforward, and the owner is very accommodating and easy to deal with. We would definitely go again.