Luxury hotel holiday La Manga

An Expressions family holiday to La Manga Club Resort is highly recommended as it offers superb value for money as well as specialist family benefits, such as the excellent golf, tennis, football, and cricket coaching that is available in the school holidays. Another great bonus is the vast range of accommodation which suits all sizes of family groups. We recommend the use of a hire-car whilst staying at La Manga, so that you can get out and about, visiting beaches nearby and other places of interest in the region. A new children's area, multi-sport court zone, and a Family Bar & Restaurant have been added to Las Lomas Village.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with British Airways to Alicante
  • Private car transfers
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room and flight upgrades. Details on request

La Manga Club Resort offers 5 star hotel accommodation and 4 star self-catering accommodation in the Las Lomas village. Recreational facilities, particularly sports for adults and children are outstanding.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 4 deluxe

Location Los Belones, Murcia

Annual opening All year

Closest airport Murcia

Distance from airport About 20 minutes by car

Hotel facilities and services

22 restaurants and bars in La Manga Club Resort, 28 court multi-surface tennis centre and academy, Centre for professional football with 8 pitches, Scuba diving school, Children’s play area, Children’s activity club, Three 18-hole championship golf courses at La Manga Club Golf Training Centre by Thomas Johansson, Information centre, Hairdressing salon, Boutiques, Spa. There is a heated outdoor pool with a separate babies’ pool, and a 25-metre indoor lap pool with a separate children’s pool. The pools are supervised by a lifeguard from 9.30am to 7.30pm (5.30pm in winter).La Cala is the resort’s secluded cove. The sea is safe for supervised children’s swimming.

Chargeable watersports

Snorkelling, sailing, windsurfing, dinghy rental.

Land sports

Golf, Tennis, Bike hire.

Out and about nearby

25 kilometres away from the resort is the ancient port of Cartagena. The region’s capital, Murcia, is 70 kilometres away. The numerous beaches of the region are excellent and ideal for water sports. Highlights for families Roman and Byzantine ruins in Cartagena, Museums in Murcia, Picturesque towns of Lorca and Alhama. Excursions Tours of the region.

Special offers for this holiday>

Holiday price guide Sample prices are for two adults and two children under the age of 12 based on sharing a Two-bedroom townhouse for 7 nights

From about

£3,300 low season

£4,850 high season

Holiday Code SP16

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

A resort offering extensive leisure and sports for both adults and children, La Manga Club consists of Hotel la Manga Club Principe Felipe, a five star hotel, and Las Lomas Village, a four star self-catering village. The resort of 1400 acres nestles amongst the gentle hills of the Murcian Mountains, in an enviable position that commands beautiful views over the countryside. The resort has an immense range of sports and recreation facilities for families. Families will appreciate the excellent accommodation at Las Lomas Village, where the brightly coloured buildings reflect the style of the traditional villages of the area. The townhouses which have between one and three bedrooms provide great freedom and space for families, with a fully equipped kitchen and a separate living room. In the five star Hotel la Manga Club Principe Felipe there is a choice of standard and Royal Club rooms with additional benefits such as a Royal Club lounge and reductions. One of the main attractions for guests in both the village and the Principe Felipe hotel is the wealth of sporting activities that are available at the resort, including the three 18-hole golf courses that are amongst the best in Europe. Special golf packages are available with discounted green fees at the recently rebranded La Manga Club Golf Training Centre by Thomas Johansson and Junior Golf Academy. Another highly prized feature here is the Tennis Academy, again with lessons for both adults and children. For sports all rounders we can offer the Best Golf, Sports and More Package that offers a daily round of golf, spa treatment, tennis, mountain biking, diving or dinner. Further facilities include an outdoor swimming pool and babies’ pool, an indoor lap pool and children’s pool. The resort runs the Funlandia children's programme in the main school holidays, where they can enjoy an excellent range of activities such as dancing, table-football, crafts and films. Families can also enjoy mountain biking, excursions and go-karting. Dining options are numerous at La Manga Club, with twenty-two different restaurants and bars offering a tempting range of cuisines throughout the resort. There is a small beach in a cove but there are lots of other beaches within easy driving distance. This is a perfect destination for a longer holiday at any time of year, combining a wealth of facilities with high standards of service.

Special offers for this holiday>

Holiday price guide Sample prices are for two adults and two children under the age of 12 based on sharing a Two-bedroom townhouse for 7 nights

From about

£3,300 low season

£4,850 high season

Holiday Code SP16

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to La Manga Club Resort, Los Belones, Expressions Holidays includes scheduled flights with British Airways from London to Alicante. Flights may be available from other UK airports with Easyjet, Jet2 and TUI for example. If you are combining this hotel with stays elsewhere, you may want to consider flying into one airport and out of another. We can arrange this for you. The hotel is about 1 hour 15 minutes’ drive from the airport and we recommend that we book for you either a private car transfer or a hire-car, depending on the itinerary.

Additional information

Children: The Las Lomas Village apartments were designed for families seeking independence. A Junior Club offering a range of activities is available for children up to 12 years of age. Children under the age of 18 are not allowed in the Piano Bar or Mulligan's Irish Pub after midnight. Children must be aged 16 or over to use the gym or jacuzzi in the spa area.

Special offers

15% early booking offer Book 30 days or more in advance of arrival for stays at Hotel Principe Felipe or Las Lomas Villas and receive a 15% reduction off our rates on bed and breakfast. This offer is valid for stays from September to October 2020. Restrictions and blackout dates may apply.

5 nights for the price of 4 offer Stay 5 nights between 1 September to 31 October 2020 and pay the price of 4. This offer is only valid for stays in panormaic rooms. This offer is combinable with the early booking offer.

5 nights for the price of 4 late summer autumn 2020 Stay 5 nights between 22 August and 31 October 2020 and pay the price of 4. This offer is combinable with early booking offer. This offer is valid for stays in panoramic rooms only. Restrictions apply.

7 nights for the price of 6 April 2020 Stay 7 nights between 7 to 11 April 2020 and pay the price of 6. Not combinable with other offers. Restrictions apply.

7 nights for the price of 6 late summer 2020 Stay 7 nights between 11 July and 21 August 2020 and pay the price of 6. Not combinable with other offers. Restrictions apply.

4 nights for the price of 3 summer 2020 Stay 4 nights between 22 to 31 August and pay the price of 3. This offer is valid for stays in all room categories except panoramic rooms. This offer is only valid if you book before 15 March 2020. This offer can be combined with early booking offers.

4 nights for the price of 3 autumn 2020 Book a stay of 4 nights and pay the price of 3 when you book a stay before the 15 March 2020. This offer if valid for stays from 1 September to 31 October 2020. This offer can be combined with early booking offers and is valid for all room categories except panoramic rooms.

10% early booking offer Book 30 days or more in advance of arrival for stays at Hotel Principe Felipe or Las Lomas Villas and receive a 10% reduction off our rates on bed and breakfast. This offer is valid for stays from February through August. Restrictions and black out dates may apply.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are for two adults and two children under the age of 12 based on sharing a Two-bedroom townhouse for 7 nights

From about

£3,300 low season

£4,850 high season

Holiday Code SP16

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

About Catalonia and Eastern Spain

An Expressions tailor-made holiday to eastern Spain feature some of the best four and five star hotels in Catalonia and Valencia, including luxury beach resorts on the Costa Brava, mountain retreats in the Catalan Pyrenees and city hotels in Barcelona and Valencia. Eastern Spain is a diverse area with buzzing cities and mediaeval towns, rugged coastline and sandy beaches, soaring mountains and lush river deltas. There is a great wealth of historical and cultural sights throughout Catalonia and the Valencian community, both within the main cities and hidden away in the countryside. Although Barcelona is the main draw for visitors to eastern Spain, the rest of the region is well worth visiting and offers tremendous diversity. During a holiday in eastern Spain, visitors can trek or partake in mountain sports, relax on the beach and visit historic towns and cities all within the space of a few days. Catalonia itself is a unique region which provided inspiration for a number of famous artists such as Dali and Picasso, and retains a strong regional identity which is evident in its language, distinctive cuisine and lively local festivals. In the north is Catalonia, whose capital is the dynamic and cosmopolitan city of Barcelona. With unique architecture and a rich culture, gourmet restaurants and lively bars, golden beaches and tranquil parks, it is not surprising that Barcelona is one of the most visited cities in Europe. Away from the city there is an abundance of cultural and historical attractions as well as areas of stunning natural beauty. The entire region retains a strong regional identity, with its own commonly used language, distinctive cuisine and lively local festivals. Towns and cities including Girona, Tarragona, Vic and Lleida are home to a variety of highlights including mediaeval castles, cobbled old towns, ancient Roman ruins and modernist architecture. Stretching north towards the French border are the pretty coves, jagged cliffs and golden beaches of the Costa Brava, where you can still find wild and untouched stretches of coastline in between busy coastal towns. Meanwhile, inland are the snow-capped Pyrenees, a towering mountain range which forms the border with France and is dotted with remove villages, an ideal setting for trekking and partaking in mountain sports. Past the vineyards and rice fields of southern Catalonia is the Valencian Community, whose capital is Spain's third-largest city. Valencia has reinvented itself in recent years with futuristic architecture and a sophisticated port area which contrast with the historic buildings of the atmospheric old town. Further south are the sprawling beach resorts of the Costa Blanca, but if you head away from the Valencian coastline you will find craggy mountains, peaceful nature reserves, colourful citrus groves, traditional villages and ancient fortresses.

Highlights of Catalonia and Eastern Spain

Barcelona's Gothic quarter, a maze of narrow streets and plazas which is home to historic buildings including La Seu Cathedral. Modernist architecture throughout the region, particularly in Barcelona where Gaudí­ designed works including the Sagrada Familia church and Park Guell. Green spaces within Barcelona such as Montjuic, a fortress-topped hill, and Parc de la Ciutatella, a popular park with a zoo and several museums. The City of Arts and Sciences and the Fine Arts Museum in Valencia. Historic monuments within Valencia including a 15th century silk exchange and a Cathedral, home to a Holy Chalice which is said to be the Holy Grail. The Monastery of Montserrat, a religious complex in a spectacular setting atop craggy mountains with chapels, hermits' caves and numerous nature trails. Wineries in towns such as Sant Sadurní d'Anoia and Vilafranca del Penedès. Tarragona, a port city with fascinating Roman remains. The ancient walled city of Girona. Vic, a quintessentially Catalan town with an outstanding market. Cardona, a picturesque town with an impressive fortress. The renowned Dalí Theatre-Museum in Figueres. Charming towns along the Costa Brava such as Cadaques, as well as those further inland such as the colourful town of Begur. Pretty villages in the Pyrenees, where visitors can also hike and partake in mountain activities. Wildlife in the wetlands of the Albufera Natural Park.

Festivals in Catalonia and Eastern Spain

March: Las Fallas festival of fire (Valencia), 23 April: Celebration of Catalonia's patron saint, April: Barcelona April Fair, May: Girona flower fair, 23 June: Midsummer's Eve Festival, July: Valencia July Fair, July/August: Begur Music Festival, August: La Tomatina tomato throwing festival (Buñol), 11 September: National day of Catalonia, September: Celebration of Barcelona's patron saint, September/October: Human tower festivals (near Tarragona).

Gastronomy in Catalonia and Eastern Spain

Cuisine in eastern Spain takes inspiration from both nearby France and from central Spain whilst making use of local ingredients available including seafood, fresh vegetables, meat and game. Paella, the rice dish which is known the world over originated in Valencia. Barcelona is home to some of Spain's best restaurants, with gastronomic chefs creating innovative cuisine and over 20 boasting at least one Michelin star. Typical dishes include unusual ‘sea and mountain' combinations which use both meat and seafood, ‘Pa amb tomàquet' (bread with tomato, oil and garlic), ‘Fideuá' (a variant of Paella with pasta), ‘Zarzuela' (a seafood stew), ‘Escudella’ (a stew containing vegetables, meat, rice and pasta) and ‘Crema Catalana' (a Catalan version of a Crème Brûlée).

Climate in Catalonia and Eastern Spain

Eastern Spain enjoys a typical Mediterranean climate, although mountainous areas are somewhat cooler. Late spring and early autumn are great times to visit coastal areas as the weather is warm with temperatures of around 20 degrees centigrade, although some rainfall can be expected. Summer in the cities can be unbearably hot, but the coastline is cooled by sea breezes. Winter is generally mild with occasional rain and average temperatures of 10 degrees, whilst temperatures regularly drop below freezing in the Pyrenees and snow often falls.

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