La Manga Club, one of Europe's best known and prestigious resorts, is set in the Murcia hills of the Costa Calida
Having just celebrated forty years since it was established, La Manga Club remains as popular today with visitors due its 5 star facilities.
Accommodation varies tremendously in style, type and budget but there is undoubtedly something suitable for everyone. Types range from apartments, townhouses and villas and in style from Spanish rustic style to ultra modern. Properties are available from one bedroom, one bathroom apartments to six or seven bedroom villas, great for families who wish to share.
When it comes to organising a golf holiday, there are arguably very few better places on earth than La Manga Club and one thing that La Manga Club has in abundance that many other golf resorts simply don’t have, is plenty for non-golfers to do. Add to the three superb golf courses, the abundance of Golf Academies, the pro shop, the one to one tuition and the sunshine, the host of restaurants and bars at the 19th tee and you see why so many golfers choose La Manga Club for their golf holiday, year after year.
At La Manga Club, the three 18-hole golf courses; The South, North and West Courses each have their own challenges that’ll throw even the most proficient of scratch players. Thereafter, the quality and variety of accommodation on offer, as well as the good weather that comes as standard here will have you on the course morning, noon and night.
When we decided to add 10 things to do at La Manga on our website, the challenge wasn’t what to include, it was what to leave out! There really is no end of things to do at La Manga, but here’s our Top Ten:
1 Play tennis. Of course you’re on this site because you’re a tennis fan; that goes without saying. But if you’re venturing into the notion of playing tennis at La Manga for the first time, you mightn’t realise the true glory of what’s ahead of you. Hailed by many amateurs and pros alike as the jewel in the Spanish crown when it comes to tennis, La Manga boasts no less than 28 courts, of which 20 are clay, four are hard courts and four artificial grass.
People flock to La Manga year-in and year-out to enjoy the great weather and the sporting facilities, but more than that, the people who visit La Manga will be the first to tell you that the accommodation on offer in this neck of the woods is first class. Of course there is the Hotel Principe Felipe, which is the resort’s 5-star flagship hotel option, but if hotel life isn’t for you, you needn’t feel left out, because there’s a whole host of self catering options available at La Manga Club, to suit everyone and every budget.
As part of the resort, there are the a whole host of individual villa and apartment rentals, so you have plenty of self catering choices. Many people reject 5-star hotel luxury for their stay, simply because they want the freedom of their own accommodation where they can cook, relax, enjoy a drink and maybe even do some laundry.
If you’re thinking of visiting La Manga Club for the first time, you might well be seeking reassurance that you’re making the right decision. Although tennis players and non tennis players alike, go back year after year, and the quality of the facilities speak for themselves, there’s no getting away from the fact that the awards that this resort has won, pretty much left, right and centre, may just be the reassurance you’re looking for.
While awards in themselves are never a good reason to choose a resort, the number and standard of the awards won and nominated for by La Manga Club in recent years are evidence that this resort is right up there with the very best. While many of La Manga’s awards are golf related, there’s no getting away from the fact that the world’s golfing community are a discerning bunch and a resort that ticks every box on their list is highly likely to please the majority of tennis players too.
Winter in the UK can be long and tough and escaping for a bit of sunshine during the dark and cold winter months is a real tonic. When it comes to seeking winter sunshine, there are few places better for tennis fans to head than La Manga Club. If you are a tennis player, no matter whether you are a complete beginner, an accomplished amateur or a semi-pro, the facilities at La Manga will blow you away, no matter the season. The floodlit courts and the coaching facilities will have you forgetting that its not summer in minutes after you have donned your whites and picked up your racket.
When you book your tennis holiday to La Manga Club, you mightn’t be all that worried about where you’re going to be wine-ing and dining, but knowing that you have a host of great restaurants waiting for you is never a bad thing. One of the new kids on the block at La Manga is the Ampersand Restaurant and Lounge and what a new kid it is. Up-market chic and style by the bucket-load are the order of the day at Ampersand. Offering a club style restaurant, a relaxed but dashing tapas bar and a gin club, there’s something for everyone at Ampersand.