Simon’s Family Holiday to Manilva
Hi, I’m the Webdesigner for this very blog! I’ve been working for P&V for some time now, and recently had the chance to take my wife and 2 year old son to the Terrazas Costa del Sol Resort.
For those of you considering the P&V resort at Manilva Costa del Sol, my first reaction would be go for it! and here’s why…
The apartment itself was very spacious, we had a 2 bed with balcony, there were 2 good sized bedrooms with huge wardrobes and dressing table, the master bedroom had an ensuite bigger than our own bathroom at home, tiled from floor to ceiling with a bath, shower toilet and beday. Needless to say, as the resort is brand new the apartment was spotless. There was a second bathroom with shower next to the bedroom. The main living room again was big with a nice kitchen area with everything we needed. Looking back at the P&V website the photographs of the apartments are exactly what we got, it really is that nice.
The views from our balcony were amazing, from the resort’s vantage point on the hill side, we could see right down the coast toward the imposing Rock of Gibraltar. The resort is on quite a large plot, divided into apartment buildings, each building is designed in a different way, so there is a really nice flow to the place, with fountains and courtyards dotted throughout. Due to it’s position on the hillside, a refreshing wind often breezes in. It was early season when we visited and the temperatures across Spain were unusually cool, however the courtyard right outside our apartment was a great sun trap, and the perfect place for Isaac, our 2 year old, to build a toy town under the shade of the palm trees.
Later in the week the weather picked up, the winds dropped and we ventured into the pool. Set in the middle of the complex with the bar and restaurant nearby, it too enjoyed the amazing views and garden surroundings.
Having previously been used to holidaying as a couple, my wife and I would normally shy away from ‘Child Friendly’ accommodation seeking a bit of peace and quiet. Isaac is now 2 and a half, and piece and quite is a rare commodity, but in my opinion the Terrazas Costa del Sol manages to keep things mellow for the adults, while amusing the children with free clubs, out door games and play area. Each evening the entertainment staff put on a mini disco for the kids and what ever they pay those guys, it’s not enough! They were so enthusiastic, it’s all our son talked about each day.
You do need a car to get out and about, as the resort is about half a mile up the hill side, but quite frankly, to get the best from the Terrazas Costa del Sol, you should treat it as a great base from which to explore. Gibraltar is a 20 minute drive and Estaponia about the same, we left this place thinking there is much more to discover, whilst I’m now keen to see what PV’s other destinations are like, I’ll always be happy to return to Manilva.
Hot deal: Prices for a one-week break in Manilva start from only €400 for a studio apartment sleeping four at Pierre & Vacances Terrazas Costa del Sol in October 2010.