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Best travel destinations for May: Cancun

Deciding on a vacation destination can be complicated. What type of vacation do you want? How much are you willing to spend? Is it easy to get to? Is the climate ideal for the dates you want to travel? Is the region safe?

cancun tourist safety

It can be a complicate process, and one which I recently went through. With my work schedule I have the freedom to travel during the month of May, so I started with that. What are the best travel destinations during May? Many of the experts recommend locations north of the equator, including Europe, areas of Africa and the Caribbean. Keeping this in mind, I asked myself what type of vacation I wanted? A beach vacation, an adventurous mountain experience or a cultural city escape. I landed on a beach vacation as a result of wanting to completely relax and enjoy the warmth of the sun. My next question was what destination is easily accessible? Coming from the United States, I decided to eliminate Europe and Africa, ultimately landing on the Caribbean.


Ok, so the Caribbean it is, but where exactly? I love Mexico, but it hasn’t had the greatest rap as of late due to the drug cartel violence. I began searching whether or not Mexico is safe, and furthermore, what regions are safest. After reading various forums, blogs, and government travel advisories, I concluded that Cancun is one of the safest areas of Mexico. Not only is the Zona Hotelera incredibly safe and there are no strict travel advisories against the region, but tourism has increased in the region steadily even after negative publicity. This clearly shows the confidence people have when traveling to Cancun and the surrounding region.

is it safe to travel cancun

So while it does take some time to find the perfect vacation for you, it is well worth it in the end. I can honestly say that I am incredibly excited for my week long visit to the paradise of Cancun in May. If you need me, you can find me lounging on the fine white sands of Cancun with a good book, ice cold drink and views of the picturesque turquoise waters!

5 places to chill in Mallorca

Are you looking for chill out places in Mallorca? On the island you can find some of the best places to relax with a refreshing drink and live music. Whether they are chiringuitos (beach bars) with stunning views, or located on the beach, the truth is that these types of establishments are very popular with Mallorcans and tourists alike. These are some of the most famous recommended by Sol Hotels.

Floridita Beach Bar

A small bar on the sand at the beautiful beach of Alcudia that serves delicious breakfasts, cocktails and exquisite gourmet tapas, which is ideal to end a day at the beach in one of the most charming villages on Mallorca. Floridita Beach Bar is a great option to enjoy a relaxing day in Mallorca.


One of the most famous chiringuitos in Mallorca that offers daily shows during the spring and summer months. S’Embat is located in the beautiful natural environment of Ses Covetes, and has become an exclusive place where concerts and circus performances take place. They also have a select service of meals, dinners and all kinds of cocktails.

Sa Foradada

The incredible viewpoint. Sa Foradada is the name of the viewpoint that is located a few kilometres from the picturesque town of Deià, it is also one of the most visited viewpoints on Mallorca. With an impressive view over the sea, there is a chiringuito that offers drinks and live music sessions from mid-afternoon until night. It is traditional to go and enjoy the sunset while having fun in the lively atmosphere at the bar.

Can Gavella

Palm trees, tables on the shores of the Mediterranean and one of the best paellas on the island. Can Gavella is an excellent beach bar that has earned its reputation thanks to its delicious paellas. Not only that, but the wide range of soft drinks, cocktails and desserts that you can enjoy while relaxing on Playa de Muro, one of the island’s flagship beaches.

El Chiringuito

A cove of pebbles from which to marvel at the sunset with a refreshing drink and with DJ sessions every weekend. El Chiringuito is very close to our hotels in Calviá and has a wide range of drinks and snacks.

For the complete experience during your holiday at Sol Resorts we invite you to stay at our exclusive Sol House The Studio, where you can enjoy the best musical entertainment and the best party atmosphere with a wide range of specially designed services just for you.

At the gates of summer

Do you know what summer means in Mallorca? It means hours and hours of sunlight. It means Mediterranean in its prime. A drink on the beach. The softness of the sea breeze. Endless nights accompanied by the best live music. A trip along the coast. An unplanned breakfast on the terrace of a bar. A moment to yourself while the waves lap at your feet. A magical place. An impromptu hug. A look. A smile. An unrepeatable moment. Can you imagine it?

Summer is getting closer and at Sol Hotels we have set out to make your holiday in Mallorca an unforgettable experience. Because what would be your holiday be without a good dose of exclusivity? Relax in an exclusive environment, with the best entertainment for families and groups of friends at our Sol Katmadú Park.

This year we have worked hard to offer you the best services at our hotels in Mallorca. Because quality lies in the small details. Because we want you to enjoy the best holidays, whether you are travelling as a family, as a couple or with friends, we provide the most exclusive facilities and plans to suit your type of holiday. Thus, you can enjoy a wide range of entertainment and fun for all ages at our themed hotel in Calviá, or relax on the seafront in our adults-only hotel near Palma, Sol Beach House, located in the beautiful surroundings of Cala Blanca

Furthermore if your desire is for music until dawn, we have the best recipe to ensure that your fun does not stop from the moment you land. Come to the Sol House The Studio, the adults only hotel in Magaluf, one of the most lively areas in Mallorca and dont stop dancing the night away. Because the best plans start with a pool party on the beach with the best facilities.

Enjoy summer with Sol Resorts! Come and discover the wonders of Mallorca and enjoy exclusive services and the best accommodation on the beach. Because you choose the destination and we make sure you enjoy an unforgettable stay. Look forward to your Mediterranean holidays, they are getting closer and closer!


A basic guide of Mallorca

Majorca is a perfect island to travel to in summer. It is one of the most unique destinations in the Mediterranean. With this being said, we have a partnership with a very special tour guide who offers travel tips for guests of the Blau Punta Reina Resort, a resort for families and couples in Porto Cristo, Majorca.

This is the best way to explore the island of Majorca the way you want to.

Majorca’s emblem

The Palma Cathedral, called la Seu, is Majorca’s most emblematic building. Located facing the Bay of Palma, it welcomes thousands of contemplating visitors every year. Wrapped by the city’s walls, the Palma Cathedral has the world’s largest Gothic rose window. This is an element that in winter offers a magical image, due to the rays of sun passing through the coloured stained glass window.  The Cathedral is surrounded by gardens and is next to the main buildings in the centre of Palma. Its interior holds Miquel Barceló’s mural and a museum. Visiting hours vary according to the time of year, although it is open every Saturday all year round from 10:00 to 14:15. On Sundays it is only open during mass.

Underground Majorca

Majorca is an island with a particular orography, inside and out. Its subterranean side hides dozens of impressive caves that offer its visitors a unique experience and vision of nature and the passing of time. The most famous of these caves are the Drach Caves, located in Portocristo. The Artà Caves, in the region of Capdepera, are also spectacular, as well as the Campanet Caves, located in the region of the same name. For potholing enthusiasts, there are cave in Majorca that are less known but just as interesting when it comes to formations and subterranean routes: the Pirate Caves in Cala Falcó, the del Hams Caves in Portocristo and the Mare de Deu Caves in Portals Vells.

The Drach Caves

The Drach Caves are the most famous subterranean formations in Majorca. Located on the island’s oriental coast, specifically in the region of Portocristo, the Drach caves offer an unequalled tour through shapes and sounds. These caves are 2.4 kilometres long and can reach up to 25 metres in depth. Its interior displays an almost magical vision; the Martel is an underground lake where a classical music concert is held for every group of visitors. This concert and the impeccable light show projected over the water offer a unique experience. Visitors have the option of taking a small boat ride through the lake at the end of the tour.

Cuevas del Drach Mallorca

Cuevas del Drach Mallorca

The Artà Caves 

The Artà Caves are Majorca’s most spectacular subterranean formations. Located in Cap Vermell, in the region of Capdepera, the caves are framed by a mountainous landscape overlooking the sea. They are a mandatory visit for potholing enthusiasts, since its formations are especially significant due to their age, size, volume and location… It all seems to have been designed with the utmost care and harmony. What is most surprising when visiting the Artà Caves is its majestic vault, a structure with winding and impressive stalactites and stalagmites. Its length has winding galleries and caves where visitors can walk around and discover this phenomenon of nature.

The Campanet Caves

Located in the depths of the Sant Miquel valley, the Campanet caves are a passageway to the heart of the Tramuntana Mountains. Its privileged location matches the beauty of its interior, divided into several areas and galleries. The Campanet subterranean caves are 3,200 m² in size, offering its visitors a 400 metre trajectory that takes approximately 40 minutes. These caves reach a maximum depth of 50 metres and its galleries hold lakes and ample spaces; the perfect place to feed one’s imagination.

A lighthouse route through Majorca

While in Majorca, you can enjoy a beautiful route of the lighthouses that light up the island. Many of them are very old towers and true monuments overlooking the Mediterranean. One of the best examples is the Porto Pi lighthouse, in Palma. Located next to a naval base, right in the Palma Port, it is the third oldest functioning lighthouse in the world, after the Hercules Tower in A Coruña and the Lanterna in Genova. The most impressive lighthouses in Majorca are the Faro de Ses Salines, which can be seen from Cabrera, and the one in Formentor, a construction that crowns the Tramuntana Mountains. Others that are also worth visiting due to their special beauty are the Aucanada lighthouse in Capdepera, and Sa Creu, in Sóller.

A day trip to the Waterpark

Majorca has some of the best water parks in Europe. The island’s excellent climate in the summer is an invitation to spending as much time as possible outdoors, enjoying a swim in the sea or a dip in the swimming pool. A day at Aquapark is the perfect option for some fun, quality time with your family. Majorca has a total of four water parks, one in El Arenal, in the Playa de Palma region, two in Magaluf and a fourth in Alcudia. These water parks have amazing attractions like paintball, mini golf, games specific for different age groups, rest areas, grassy lanes, sun loungers and theme restaurants to regain one’s strength. It’s guaranteed pure fun in the sun.

A bicycle tour around the Bay of Palma

The Bay of Palma has one of the best bicycle lanes on the island of Majorca. The boardwalk connects the city’s centre with the residential and tourist area of Can Pastilla and takes you through areas of great natural beauty. This bike route is approximately 13 kilometres long and runs along the sea, offering typically marine scenes, diverse landscapes and people of all ages on a stroll or doing sports. The bicycle lane is protected from transit, making it an ideal path to enjoy a relaxing bike ride or an excursion with the entire family. Along the path, you will find small inlets, perfect for taking a dip, natural and unique areas like Es Carnatge, and lively bars and restaurants next to the sea.

Magaluf, the best party in Majorca

Parties in Majorca have a name: Magaluf. Bars, all types of restaurants and shops, Irish pubs, clubs and the best discotheques on the island are focused in this small region. The best destination for those looking for guaranteed fun. Located in the tourist municipality of Calvià, Magaluf is the perfect place to watch the sun rise after a night partying and lay on the sand of its two kilometre long beach. Shops, supermarkets, scuba diving schools, water sports, large terraces facing the sea… this is a place designed to make sure you enjoy every minute of your vacation. One of the main nightlife attractions is the famous BCM Planet Dance discotheque, one of the largest music venues in Majorca. Every summer, the best national and international disc-jockeys like David Guetta or Carl Cox make nights even hotter; experience the true Ibiza sound in the heart of Majorca’s nightlife.

Palmanova for all

The ultimate destination in Calvià for a family vacation is Palmanova. This small beach town in Majorca is very close to the lively nightlife in Magaluf, but its focus is more on tranquillity, rest and family fun. This is the perfect summer location for families with children and the elderly. The secret of Palmanova is the fact that it’s a welcoming town offering everything any type of visitor might need. Assorted restaurants, bars, play areas for children, beaches, parks, a marina, numerous shops, water sports… Palmanova Beach is a quiet place for those travelling with children; its waters are shallow, the white fine sandy beach is approximately 500 metres long and has a security service and easy access. You can take a stroll along a beautiful boardwalk full of shops, terraces and restaurants. Right next to this beach, connecting Palmanova and Magaluf, is Es Carregador, a smaller beach surrounded by lovely Mediterranean pine trees.

On a boat trip in the Palma Bay

Seen from the sea, Palma looks like a freshly painted picture. The Cathedral in the background, surrounded by gardens, monumental buildings and quaint roofs. So you can enjoy these magnificent views, take full advantage of your vacation and make a reservation for a quiet boat trip around the Bay of Palma. In the city’s Port, numerous businesses organize small boat or catamaran trips around the bay, from Palma to the Cap Blanc. These boat trips around the Bay of Palma usually last three to four hours and are appropriate for all age groups. On these trips, you have the option of going for a dip in a hidden inlet and savouring a real paella over the Mediterranean and toast with a glass of fresh sangria. These trips are with varied groups of people, allowing you to make new acquaintances. They run February until October and need to be reserved in advance.

Es Trenc, the essential beach

Es Trenc is one of the few remaining unspoiled beaches in Majorca and its beauty is almost intact. Many consider it to be the island’s paradise beach; the perfect place to disconnect, leave stress behind and swim in the bluest waters of the archipelago. Es Trenc, located in the Campos municipality, is made up of four kilometres of coast declared a protected, undeveloped area. This beach is surrounded by the typical leafy Mediterranean vegetation, which holds up to 170 different bird species and small dunes. Its fine sand is pristine and of the purest white, its shallow and transparent waters are always calm, like in a huge swimming pool. Es Trenc beach is very lively in the summer, so much so that visitors need to get an early start to find a parking spot. On each side of the beach you’ll find the family areas with sun loungers and sunshades, and in the centre there’s an area for nudists. All along the beach, kiosks hold lively parties that last well into the summer nights.

Es Trenc Mallorca

Cala d’Or beaches

Cala d’Or is one of the most distinguished tourist areas in Majorca. Located on the island’s southeast corner, in the municipality of Santanyí, its coast is characterised by exquisite inlets, rocky cliffs and a varied selection of leisure for all likings and age groups. Cala Gran is its most important inlet, due to its size and flow of visitors. Its quiet, family atmosphere is very convenient for those travelling with children, allowing for a safe sun and beach vacation. At a close distance, you’ll find Cala Ferrera, Cala Serena, Cala des Pou, Cala Esmeralda and Cala Egos. All of them smaller in size, welcoming and family oriented. Its sea beds are very rich in fauna and flora. The service offered in these inlets is excellent, making them some of the most sought after places to spend a summer vacation in Majorca.

Alcudia, the great bay

One of the nicest bays in the Balearic Islands is hidden in Majorca’s northern shore. The Alcudia and Muro Beaches are extended along the coast, creating a real natural maritime boardwalk facing the Mediterranean. In total, almost nine kilometres of fine, pristine sand, shallow waters and a natural environment make Alcudia one of Majorca’s most attractive destinations. Perfect for disconnecting from everyday stress, the Alcudia Bay is a lovely place where you’ll find all the services needed for an ideal vacation; tranquillity and relaxation in nature, far from the hustle and bustle of the city. Sports, fun, relaxation, sun and beaches, nature… You’ll find all of this in this special spot on the Majorcan coast, a place next to Formentor cape in the west and the mountain range in the east.

Muro lakes

The natural park at S’Albufera in Majorca is, along with Mondragó, the essential place to get in touch with nature. 100,000 years old, this area in the municipality of Muro is the largest wetland in the Balearic Islands and is characterised by its lovely lakes and canals.

S’Albufera is right next to the sea and offers the contrast of dunes, the Mediterranean and the Bay of Alcudia. While on one of the four routes that cross the park, you’ll be able to enjoy views of Muro Beach and the typical tillage houses of Sa Pobla village. This is the real Majorca. These wetlands are a protected natural park holding numerous regional species that live on its islets and canals: lizards, fish, migratory and water birds like the Bittern and the Heron, as well as Majorca’ autochthonous flora.

Sailing and kite surfing in Majorca

Majorca is an unequalled destination for all types of water sports. You’ll have access to sailing lessons, kite surfing on the beach, scuba diving, fishing, catamaran sailing or going on a kayak excursion around the coast. The calm waters of the Mediterranean make this island a year around paradise for water sport enthusiasts. The Port of Pollença, Alcudia and Cala Estancia, next to Playa de Palma, are the most popular beaches for fast-growing sports like sailing, windsurfing and kite surfing. Majorca has several professional schools that teach sailing and kite surfing all year round, since the Bays of Palma and Alcudia have the perfect weather conditions for these types of sports.

Blau Punta Reina Resort

Blau Punta Reina Resort

Mallorcan Easter

Mallorca is transformed in Holy Week. The island is filled with tradition and celebrations in one of the most important and most solemn religious festivals in Spain. At Sol Hotels we want you to discover the alternative charm of this festival in which emotion and passion come together in the form of religious processions and representations. With the recent opening of our hotels Sol Katmandu Park and Sol Beach House, we want to invite you to give yourself the treat that you have been waiting for with us.

Get to know a totally different side of Mallorca at Easter with . At this time of year, the island looks completely different as it celebrates one of its most important and different festivals. The streets are filled with processions in a celebration that pays homage to the Passion of Christ.

This traditional festival has its origins in the fifteenth century, when lay groups came together to re-live the Passion of Christ as a way of experiencing the pain that Christ suffered during the last years of his life. From that time, these groups took to the streets and organized processions in which they paraded showing religious figures and representing biblical passages such as the crucifixion and the resurrection of Christ. Over time this custom began to acquire a theatrical quality that spread throughout the country with the intention of expressing the faith and spreading the Christian message.

The celebration begins on Palm Sunday, the week before the official start of Holy Week, in a procession in which children and families carry palm leaves. The festive atmosphere becomes solemn on Good Friday, when Christ’s Crucifixion is represented in La Seu, Palma’s Cathedral. The processions cover the main streets of the capital and the towns, the most important being Crist de la Sang – Christ of the Blood – celebrated on Holy Thursday, the Holy Burial, Good Friday and the Holy Encounter, a very emotional procession in which the risen Christ meets with his mother Mary.

‘Santo Domingo’, or ‘Domingo del Angel’, is reserved for the well-known “pancaritats”, a traditional ritual when, in the past, bread was distributed amongst the poor. Today, lots of families and groups of friends get together in the imposing Bellver Castle to eat together and enjoy a full day of outdoor activities.

Get to know this festival’s whole tradition and its delicious cuisine, with us. Stay in our hotels and enjoy an unforgettable stay while you get to know the very different side of ‘the island of calm’.

Trip Advisor Certificate

The Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa is happy to announce that it has received the 2016 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence award.

First of all, from the Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa we want to thank you our guests for their support and recognition. Hence we promise that our team will continue with the efforts and the hard work to please our customers.

About the certificate:

→ Which hotels receive this certification?

Those hotels which regularly receive travellers reviews on Trip Advisor site. This is a recognition by customers.

→ How do hotels receive this award?

To obtain this certificate, hotels must keep a rating of four or higher, they may be included on Trip Advisor list for at least 12 months and travellers have to vote for them. The amount of travellers reviews received within the latest year is also a point to take into account.

→ Why do hotels obtain the certificate?

Hotels rewarded usually focus on delivering great services to customers.

Hospitality, resorts’ facilities and services are the keys to be awarded with the certification.

→ What can we do now?

In our aim to improve, the hotel’s professional team will hardly work to outdo ourselves and to stick out from competitors.

The Certificate of Excellence award will help us to increase friendliness and to develop new ways to surprise and take care of our guests.


About the hotel:

The Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa is placed in the heart of Dubai. It is a 4-stars city hotel designed to provide services to both tourists and business travellers.

A combination of old Dubai’s tradition and new facilities are the essence of this resort close to the cultural district, the diplomatic enclosure and only 6 kilometres away from Dubai International Airport.

173 rooms, non-smoking areas, different dining options, business facilities and a health club are some examples of the hotel’s services.

Further information and bookings on on the Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa website.


It’s time to visit Barcelona: activities and accommodations

One of the big European cities where you would love to live and explore calmly is Barcelona.It’s one of the safest cities in the world, with high quality public services and a great artistic history. Catalonia capital invites us to travel around it and explore its beaches and museums, as well as going shopping in the city, visiting its varied shops or simply enjoy a romantic getaway at the weekend. It’s also the perfect city for business meetings at its specially designed hotel. In conclusion, you must visit it.

Activities in Barcelona

If you have enough time, you may want to visit some of the beaches in Barcelona such as:  Sant Sebastia, Sant Miquel, Barceloneta, Nova Icaria, Bogatell, Mar Bella, Baños del Forum.

If you would like to visit the most emblematic places of the city, you should go to: Museo Picasso, Fundacion Joan Miro, Castillo de Montjuic, Torre Agbar, Sagrada Familia Basilique, Plaza de Cataluña, Tibidabo, or the magic Montjuic fountain.

Where to stay at Barcelona?

There is a wide range of hotels where to stay or spend the day in the Catalan capital. We made a list of the best accommodation options in Barcelona, taking into account the service quality, the location and the deals and experiences offered, because your stay is essential for us. Here’s a list of the best hotels you can choose if you visit Barcelona:

·       One of the best design hotels in the centre of Barcelona. It’s one of the most demanded hotels because of its guest services. We are talking about Petit Palace Barcelona. The best advantage of this hotels is its location, close to any place you would like to visit. The perfect hotel for a city break without any transport or traffic difficulty. An amazing 4-star hotel.

·       Museum Barcelona: the Petit Museum Barcelona hotel is an architectural jewel, perfect for a romantic getaway in Barcelona or for a business meeting. It’s just in front of Plaza de Cataluña and it’s considered an architectural icon of Catalan modernism.

Luxury experiences all the year round

There are holidays and holidays, destinations and more destinations, hotels and hotels… But if we could choose, without thinking about what it will mean for our Visa, surely we would not say no to what we have to offer you today: we want you to dream of the most exclusive luxury holiday you can imagine. And we want you to make it reality.

It is autumn, there is still time to save more money, so, why not dream big. Working throughout the year like crazy should have a reward. So take note, because below you will find a selection of luxury hotels that will guarantee you the best experience. In the list we have included as diverse destinations as islands, beach areas on the peninsula, preserved parks and cities. Create your 5-star experience to your liking.

Grand Hotel Mencey: It is one of our favourite hotels when it comes to consider a luxury break in Tenerife. As it is a hotel in the centre of Santa Cruz, it combines all the goodness of an urban hotel with the charm of a colonial hotel next to some of the most famous beaches of the Canary Islands, Las Teresitas beach, a must in the capital of the island if you want to swim. One of the advantages of this 5-star hotel in Santa Cruz is that you can organize your getaway at any time of the year, whether it’s Christmas or Easter. The choice is yours.

Iberostar Grand Hotel Mencey

Iberostar Grand Hotel Mencey

Vincci Aleysa: A 5-star boutique hotel with spa and golf in Malaga. The experience at this accommodation is a real dream that is worth living as a couple. Leave the children with their grandparents and start to live a couple of days entirely dedicated to you and the pleasures of life: delicious gastronomy, outdoor sport, wellness and aesthetic care, entertainment… Bookings can be made directly from the individual hotel website, without intermediaries, at lower prices.

Grand Portals Nous: The newest Iberostar’s accommodation in Spain is one of the most exclusive design hotels in Europe. Designed by Marcel Wanders, it is a hotel located in Cala Bendinat, surrounded by a huge golf course and one step away from the famous Puerto Portals, on the southwest coast of Majorca. If you decide to discover it, don’t hesitate to choose one of their themed suites: inspired by games and new technologies, by the universe and astronomy, retro art and sensuality. You also have to try their exclusive beach club, with cocktails on the beach.

Petit Palace Serrano: One of the most complete and recommended design hotels in Madrid, especially for businessmen and high level travellers. Its services are a real delight, and the staff is always friendly and helpful, satisfying the needs of every guest. Its careful decoration, its comfortable rooms with Wi-Fi, computers, iPad and its restaurant, are the elements that have managed to turn it into a point of reference in any luxury getaway to Madrid. You can get a more affordable booking through the hotel’s official website or the chain’s official website.

Grand Hotel Salomé: It is possible that you had heard about the best all-inclusive hotel in Spain. Well, next to the Iberostar Anthelia, you will find one of the finest luxury accommodations in the entire country: Grand Salome is part of Anthelia complex in Costa Adeje and it is a 5-star Only Adults hotel in front of Duke beach that surprises even the VIP and most demanding travellers. It is an Adults-Only hotel in Tenerife like few others, with Premium all-inclusive and a complete spa area, inspired by the most appreciated Thai relaxation techniques of the moment. Pay full attention to the offers because, every so often, they provide interesting opportunities on the official website of Iberostar, so you could get one of their luxury suites at bargain prices.

Luxury turned into a hotel

We talked lately about the luxury hotels, the 5-star hotels and the additional categories this industry had created to give a plus to those 5 stars hotels and make them even more exclusive. Today we’re going to talk about some of these jewels spread around the country and that always seek to give a unique accommodation experience.

The location in these cases isn’t important: a deluxe hotel is, no matter where it is, because those who look for these hotels doesn’t care too much about the destination, since they trust the hotel will give them all the experiences they’re looking for without even leaving the building. Besides, it is natural that this type of hotels located in the best areas, downtown but exclusive zones in town, or in the mountains, away from all the noise, like some of the hotels you can find in Majorca, in the beautiful settle of the Tramuntana Mountain.

Spa and wellness service, high cuisine (renowned chefs, even Michelin star) VIP service, suites and superior accommodations with bedroom plus private relax area, furnished terraces (some of them even have a Jacuzzi) great views, resting areas, bars, and cultural entertainment (theatre, opera, musicals and dance performances). Today, these elements are essential in order to speak about a deluxe hotel or luxury.

One of the big hotel chains that bet for this kind of deluxe and luxury hotels is the Iberostar, mentioned before thanks to its 5 star hotels in Costa Adeje, like the IBEROSTAR Anthelia or the recently categorized IBEROSTAR El Mirador into a Big luxury hotel, the emblematic Grand Hotel Mencey or the Grand Hotel Salomé. One of the greatest exponent, which is not a beach destination, is one of the last acquisitions in Madrid, an urban hotel, high class, sobriety and distinction. The IBEROSTAR Las Letras is 4 star accommodation located in the Gran Vía that really looks like a 5 star hotel and that invite us to rediscover the capital. Decoration, architecture and services, the perfect combination that turns the hotel into a Madrid reference when it comes to quality accommodation. Competing from the beginning with other similar hotels like the Catalonia Las Cortes (located close to the hotel) the Petit Palace Art Gallery or some NH and Barceló around.

A novelty without being is the Vincci Hotels, a hotel chain characterized for ennoble in every one of its hotels the accommodation concept in Spain. One example of these luxury is the Vincci Selección Estrella de Mar, a 5-star hotel in Marbella that will leave you jaw dropped. But if we speak about the Vincci portfolio, in the deluxe hotel category, the offer is endless: Vincci Costa Golf, Vincci Selección Buenavista, Vincci Aleysa or Vincci Envia among many others.

The Vincci sign is not only the exquisite deluxe services, the modern technologies for resting or the gastronomic style that defines each hotel. Its big sign is the cared and selected taste for design. Using incredible forms to create all kind of environments and atmospheres, the hotel chains has, in fact, buildings that we can call authentic living museums, where staying is like living inside a unique contemporary artwork.


Holiday golf destinations for 2015

Spain is one of the strongest holiday golf destinations in Europe, which offers more variety, more golf courses and travelling options, as well as a wide hotel offer specialized in golf. In fact, there are specially selected areas only for this type of activity, like the Golf valley in Marbella, a place that gathers some of the best hotels with golf courses in Andalucia, competing with renowned golf hotels in Chiclana and the prestigious golf hotels in Isla Canela.

South Spain is, undoubtedly, a must when we think in a destination to play golf. Andalusian community has among the touristic area 114 professional golf courses with the higher standards. Malaga is one of the main destinations, appealing thanks to its all inclusive hotels in Marbella usually located close to some of the best golf courses, adding a new air to the destination, letting you plan your family holiday with a chance to enjoy a golf season.

Iberostar Son Antem

Iberostar Son Antem

This renowned Andalusian fields, gather many professional golfers every year. Prices change by location and course specifications. And the services it offers or if it’s linked to a nearby hotel. And for those who also have an accommodation service is always cheaper (and practical) to take the full package.

This not only happens in Andalucia. The golf offer in Spain extends in almost every touristic coast area. Specially in the islands: Majorca is a big one, with more than 24 professional golf courses and deluxe resorts near Palma, being one of the most valued, but there are other accommodations related to golf in the rest of the island that allow you to use the golf course, with some interesting discounts and affordable accommodation prices.

Moving to the Canary Archipelago, Tenerife is always a good option since it has lots of spa hotels in Tenerife, near Santa Cruz, in the north area. Book in an Adults Only hotel in Costa Adeje, this will allow you to enjoy the golf courses. In the south area, you will find some golf courses with the best view of the island and with the best services.

Roquetas de Mar, in Almería, in Madrid surroundings, Costa Blanca or even some areas of hotels in the Barcelona coast and Costa Brava, are your ideal destinations if you’re planning a golf season this 2015, don’t forget to check the official website of each hotel that included golf services, most of them have special offers during this season and many of them give the best price only if you book directly through their website.