Your last summer dive

Yes, is inevitable, the countdown to autumn has begun. And because of that, now more than ever, it is the time to take the change and take that last summer dive. To put it easy for you, and save any excuses, we brought you some hotels in Majorca, Minorca, Tenerife and Andalusia where you can book in during this time of the year with great discounts and enjoy a few days to relax and say goodbye to the ocean without spending a lot of money, with or without children, holiday for everybody.

Sol Katmandú Park.- A world full of granted fun in front of Magaluf beach, in Majorca. This children hotel (so so) is one of the last incorporations to the Sol Hotels portfolio, the hotel chain of family hotels for kids and teenagers in Melià, a place where staying is a whole new experience, full of surprises and innovation. When you choose this hotel in Magaluf that has a theme park there is no better way to end up your summer time. Enjoy all the offers they have by the end of season right now. You can also try all the Flintstones hotels that have different places all around Majorca, as well as in Menorca and the rest of Spain. Last but not least the Sol Beach House is a space to relax and do nothing at all.

Olé Tropical Tenerife.- The Olé hotel chain is a must in this small list. Besides being the best beach resort regarding quality-cost relationship right now, it is one of the hotel chains that has known how to create a more solid concept in family holiday hotels in Canarias, Majorca and the rest of renowned touristic destinations of the country. Their concept is very specific: A very comfortable and functional accommodation where children and adults can spend their entire day, with everything at their disposal, next to one of the best beaches of the country. It is perfect for those who seek that last summer dive at an affordable price and without worries, Regarding the Olé Tropical hotel, its great advantage is the location as well as all the activities that they have until the end of season, turning it into one of the best children resorts in Tenerife nowadays. But, if you prefer Lanzarote, Olé Olivina is a wonderful option, and if you prefer Ibiza, then your choice is the Olé Galeón.

Playa Garden selection Hotel & Spa.- our third option is the Garden Hotel chain, We have an family hotel in Playa de Muro, full of children entertainment and adult as well. It is our biggest proposal in Majorca because it knows how to spoil all children and adult needs, and, it is also located in one of the most beautiful areas of Majorca, in front of the northern beach of the island, leisure, kids games, sports, spa, gastronomy, pools, solarium, all kind of bedrooms, and even more. If you book from the official website Garden Hotels, you can get amazing accommodation prices in Playa de Muro.

Garden Hotels: new summer beach clubs

Beach clubs are in fashion. They are taking the lead of 2015 summer events focusing the attention on all those who plan their holidays in beach areas in Spain. With important models in clubbing areas such as Ibiza, they are now situated in all tourist areas in Spain, specifically in the best beaches, leaving behind the traditional beach bars characterised by their fried fish, beer and sandwiches and that were the summer kings in Spain until now.

We like them because of their design, style, music and relaxed ambience, their cocktails and magnificent sunsets.  Many private clubs of family companies or chains have established in the coast, renewing the beach bars and turning them into authentic chill out music palaces.  Many of them belong to hotels that have taken advantage of their location in front of the sea to captivate their customers and attract locals and tourists that, although they do not stay at these hotels, can enjoy their music and cocktails.

One of the last chains that have joined this trend of beach clubs in Majorca is Garden Hotels, which has just opened the Samsara Pool Beach with a high level event (with the irreverent Mario Vaquerizo at the top of the poster) promising a summer full of themed parties in Playa de Muro, where it is located.

Garden Holiday Village Hotel is also located in Playa de Muro.  Its modern beach club in Majorca is situated right in the pools and gardens area of the hotel and is directly connected to the sea. It offers live music with some of the most renowned DJs in the island and an excellent drinks and cocktails menu.  Likewise, it has a complete events calendar including themed parties open to the public and special advantages for those who book a room in their hotel in Playa de Muro.

Its design is inspired by simple, fresh and very Mediterranean lines, with exotic details.  Its lush gardens surrounding the chill out area blend perfectly with the atmosphere. Very close you will find other beach clubs, so you can always opt for a tour around Muro and reserve the weekends of the next months.  You will never have enough time to make the most of all.


Sun and beach holidays never fail

Even the most rebellious takes it. Even those who say nothing or criticise it end up to plan such a holiday once. And they enjoy it. The sun and beach holidays, lying down to dolce far niente for a week in a paradise at the edge of the sea, is one of those little comforts that everyone choose from time to time. It is no wonder that – and now they can say no, but those who denies it, will soon wish they could delete those words – planning holidays basically means: resting in a quiet place, where you can spend you free time in the most comfortable way, relaxing your body and mind, and doing everything that you cannot afford in the place where you live. It does not matter whether it is sport or long reading days lying down on sand. In any case, no one gets bitter for a sweet.

Iberostar Fuerteventura Palace Hotel

Iberostar Fuerteventura Palace Hotel

It is true that the sun and beach holidays have a host of detractors, because in many occasions the budget is limited and you end up to any beach in Torremolinos or Benidorm, drowsing surrounded by people, children and beach equipment that leave not a single bit of sand free throughout the summer. But this is a very reductionist view of the travel concept we are talking about today. Sun and beach can also mean escape to a virgin beach among nature for 5 days, enjoying a comfortable accommodation and the varied entertainment proposals designed for their guests. An example is the resort in the El Rompido beach of Garden Hotels chain, an Adults Only resort in Huelva that offers sol and beach with 4 star facilities, interesting and varies complementary plans, and services customised for couples and adults who look for the maximum calmness.

Sun and beach, par excellence, is the Caribbean. In addition, despite those who criticise it, if you can afford it, in terms of dates and budget, everyone should go to a resort in Playa Bávaro or to an All Inclusive hotel in Riviera Maya, México at least once in a lifetime. Booking an All Inclusive hotel in the Caribbean, does not mean giving up visiting the destination or remaining in the resort all days of your stays, but, if you like it, it is a good plan as well. The value for money is exceptional and you can enjoy everything you want any time and in any place of the resort; you have every kind of service, not only inside the hotel, but also in its gardens and at the beach; you have parties, relax, culture… Everything you want and almost everything is included in your initial budget. Therefore, you can plan your holidays in an easy way and without last minute distress.

However, for those who do not like take an airplane and will never cross the pond, there are resorts very similar to those of the Caribbean in Spain, such as for example, the resorts in Playa de La Barrosa, Cádiz, that boast of having the biggest number of sunny days in Spain and are at the seafront. Some hotels in Costa Adeje, in Tenerife, are not inferior to the big Caribbean resorts. Actually, there you can find the one that, for three years in a row, has been chosen as the best All Inclusive hotel in Spain by its guests.

The All Inclusive resorts in Tenerife, Lanzarote, Majorca or Andalusia are perfect for holidays with children: comfortable, with complete services, every time more specialised (a good example are those called Picapiedra Hotels, of the hotels for family holidays range of Melià Sol Hotels). Some of them feature different spaces for parents and children, so that also the adults can enjoy some relaxing holidays, even if they travel with their kids… However, above all, they are an advantage, because you can have a fixed quotation beforehand that avoids you any distress at the end of your holidays.


A wellness hotel in the bay of Palma?

Not many years ago, it would have been a very difficult task, but today the difficulty strives in choosing between all the hotels available.

The wellness culture is increasingly imposing itself in the most tourist destinations, as is the case with Palma de Mallorca. In the last 5 years, the capital of the Balearics has seen how the offer of spa centres and hotels with wellness areas has proliferated in an ongoing effort to differentiate themselves and offer their clients that extra that they expect during their holidays in the Mediterranean.

Beach of Cala Estancia

Beach of Cala Estancia

The wellness areas are also a good claim for all those hotels that have made a commitment to tourism throughout the year and want to eradicate the deep seasonality of the tourists travelling to Majorca, and in general, to the Balearic Islands.

Hotel chains and large tourism groups, such as Tryp, NH, Melia or Iberostar Hotels & Resorts, have developed their own concepts of wellness, as is the case of the Thai Zen SPAce that one can find in some hotels in Playa de Muro by Iberostar, or in Son Antem, very close to Palma, in one of the most surprising luxury hotels in Majorca.

Others, like the hotel chain Garden Hotels, is strongly committed to it and have made the spa concept in one of their key proposals of their new range of added values. The Garden Spa, a programme of health and wellness that can be enjoyed at their Playa Garden hotel, in Playa de Muro, as well as other accommodations of the chain like the adults only hotel in El Rompido, Huelva or their hotels in Almeria.

Wellness hotel in Playa de Palma

Wellness hotel in Playa de Palma

Marina hotels has been one of the last main chains of hotels in Majorca to join the fashion for wellness that reports a substantial income. With the intention of making use of the winter to carry out the construction, the adults only hotel in Cala Estancia, Marina Luz hotel, it will inaugurate in January a wellness area with sauna, fitness, jacuzzi, massage and views to the bay of Palma.

The hotel’s management intends to promote a highly specialised line of work that has been implemented in recent years with great success: turn this charming hotel in Palma into a reference for business travellers and couples to the islands capital.

For now, the Marina Luz has positioned itself as one of the most interesting hotels in this area of the coast of Palma and close to the airport, during the low season. Tourists that are interested in art, business travellers, congresses and incentives, young couples for a romantic escapade or senior holidays are the profiles of people that can be found in this hotel.

With the opening of the new wellness area, the aim is to reach a wider public and to offer those who choose to spend their Christmas holidays on the island a more adapted service to present time. In this regard, access to the relax area will be free for all guests of the hotel.