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La Manga Club Review: A Pocket Of Paradise In The Sun

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La Manga Club

Located In Spain

Covering 3,000 acres in the south-eastern corner of Spain, La Manga Club is an oasis of Spanish luxury on the Murcia coast not far from historic Cartegena. From its origins in the ’70s as the playground of Greg Peters, a wealthy American entrepreneur who wanted to bring the American resort concept to Spain, it has developed into an impressive resort three times bigger than Monaco. Facilities include three Championship golf courses, eight football pitches, and a tennis center built around a network of pathways cut into the side of a hill. The five-star hotel forms the resort’s main centerpiece, which is surrounded by magnolia colored self-catering apartments, 2,600 luxury villas, a spa, more than 20 bars, and restaurants, and of course, its own private beach. La Manga Club Resort is also conveniently just 30 minutes from Murcia airport.

La Manga Club Review
The name La Manga translates to “the sleeve” and refers to a nearby 14-mile sand-spit, occupied by a sprawl of high-rise hotels. La Manga Club sits just inland and feels more like a pocket of paradise, much like Tolkien’s Shire, with stunning golf course views surrounded by picturesque low hills.

The Hotel La Manga Club Principe Felipe has everything you would wish from a five-star hotel. Many of its 192 elegant rooms overlook the golf courses, and a beautiful outdoor swimming pool is the perfect place to take a refreshing dip. There is something rather decadent, though, about finishing a round of golf and just strolling up to the hotel pool bar for a drink and a snack. If you are self-catering, there are 111 deluxe studios, 1, 2, and 3 bedroom apartments, and townhouses in Las Lomas Village, which is within the resort which is made up from small cobbled roads with 2/3 storey buildings. In Las Lomas Village, there is also a large communal pool and serviced bedrooms.

Rooms At Principe Felipe Hotel
Terrace rooms are a good choice at approximately 34 square meters. This stylish room has a spacious furnished balcony offering either golf or pool views. We also recommend Club rooms which offer either golf or pool views. When you stay in a Club room, you receive exclusive Royal Club Benefits, which include a welcome amenity, access to the private Royal Club Lounge with complimentary coffee, tea, and soft drinks between 10:00 am – 7:00 pm, a pre-dinner cocktail with cava, wine, and canapés between 7 and 8 pm VIP access to all areas of Spa La Manga Club including jacuzzi zone (normally restricted to clients booking a treatment), complimentary golf club cleaning at the Caddie Master, full buffet breakfast in Amapola Restaurant, a la carte pillow menu, daily newspaper delivered to your room and 10% discount on the minibar, laundry, golf, and tennis shop purchases, spa products, and treatments.

Food
La Manga has a strong British tradition, but there is a diverse range of cuisine, from traditional Spanish tapas to Mediterranean, Italian, Asian, Indian, and seafood restaurants, all within the resort. The pappardelle and ravioli at Luigi’s is excellent, and the range of local wines here are also very good. La Manga Club has a number of bars, some of which have live televised sports, and there is even an Irish bar that does a mean curry in addition to its beer selection.

In addition, there are several supermarkets for those who are self-catering with everything you need, including fresh meat, vegetables, and British imports if you can’t do without your Heinz and McVities.

Private Beach
Not to be forgotten is the lovely La Manga Club private beach, known as La Cala, which means cove in Spanish, which lies at the edge of the resort on the beautiful Mediterranean sea. It is a small private cove that is accessed through the mountains and reached by the hotel’s complimentary shuttle. You can also walk there via a track down a very steep cliff. There is a lovely restaurant right on the beach called La Cala for shoreside dining.

The La Manga Club enjoys a typical Mediterranean climate, with cool sea breezes in summer and protection from the surrounding mountains against the cold North winds in winter. With an overage of nearly 325 sunny days each year, it is an ideal all-year-round destination.

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