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Sun-drenched self catering by the beach on the Costa del Sol, staying in a village-style, family-friendly resort in a one or two-bedroom apartment
Situated between glitzy Costa del Sol mainstays Marbella and Fuengirola, lower-key Calahonda is a warm and friendly coastal town. It’s here you’ll find Macdonald Dona Lola Resort – a sprawling village-style complex where life is centred around the palm-fringed beachfront swimming pool (there are three in total) and the aptly named La Plaza Beach restaurant.
Up the ante with a game of tennis or gym workout, then wind it right down in the spa. Both on and off-site you’ll find much more to tempt, from world-class golf to organised activities such as local walks, cookery demos, cocktail-making and Spanish lessons. Macdonald Dona Lola Resort has justifiably earned a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.
Dusky ochre-coloured villas are accessed by meandering pathways, lined with swaying palms and tropical flowers, where babbling waterfalls makes a refreshing sound in the heat of the day - the perfect setting to spend dreamy days on a lounger by the pool or down on the beach. As day turns to night you’ll be rewarded by spectacular sunsets, best enjoyed with cocktail in hand. As the evening drifts on a packed entertainment programme awaits, including flamenco and live music.
The charming village-style ambience makes you truly feel at home
Spectacular sunsets from the beachfront swimming pool and restaurant
A host of activities on offer, from world-class golf nearby to tennis on site
Setting your own pace with your fully equipped kitchen
To find out more about the hotel, please visit their website
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