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Fuengirola Launches New Gastronomic Initiative: “Grandma’s Casserole”

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La Cazuela de la Abuela FuengirolaFrom the 17th to the 26th February, Fuengirola will be presenting their latest gastronomic offering to help promote the town’s restaurants and bars: the 1st ‘Cazuela dela Abuela’ (literally translated as Grandma’s Casserole).

During the event, visitors and locals will be able to sample delicious home made stews, like the ones our grandma’s used to prepare! For the very reasonable price of €2, all participating restaurants will serve up a generous helping of warm stew (served in a clay bowl) and a drink; you can choose beer, wine or a soft drink.

Fuengirola continues to experiment and innovate with these original themed events designed to promote the towns gastronomic offering – a perfect example is last years Erotic Tapas Route – There is no doubt that this type of activity helps support the restaurant trade which, during the quiet winter months, can use all the help they can get to fill their establishments. Continue Reading →

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3 Reasons Why You Don’t Want to Miss Christmas Day at Sunset Beach Club

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Christmas day lunchWith just over a week to go until Christmas, we’re busy getting everything ready for a fantastic Christmas Day celebration here at Sunset Beach Club. We can think of lots of reasons why you should come and spend this special day with us; here’s 3 of them:

#1 – Santa Claus is Coming to Visit

Santa has made a very big effort to fit us into his extremely busy schedule and will be stopping off at Sunset Beach Club at midday (12 pm) on Christmas day. All kids staying at the hotel will get a chance to speak to Santa and they’ll even get a present from him!

Mums and Dads are also invited to a traditional Bucks Fizz cocktail whilst the kids are playing with their new toys J

#2 – A Delicious Christmas Lunch

Our Head Chef and his team have been slaving away in our kitchens and have come up with an amazing traditional Christmas lunch for our guests. Here’s a peek at the menu:

Traditional game terrine with a cranberry chutney
Christmas pea and bacon cream soup
Traditional roast of stuffed turkey, smoked roasted ham, glazed root vegetables, roast potatoes and cranberry sauce
Christmas pudding served with a brandy sauce

Wines, Cava, liqueurs, coffee and mince pies are all included in this special Christmas menu priced at €49 for adults and €15 for children aged 3 to 12.

The restaurant opens at 1:00 pm and lunch will be served at 1:30 pm.

#3 Live music and a whole load of fun!

During – and after – your amazing Christmas lunch, you’ll be able to enjoy live music with the fabulous Michelle Jane. A great opportunity to dance off those extra pounds you will have just put on!

There you have it, 3 reasons why you need to book now and come and spend Christmas, Sunset Style!

For more information and reservations, please call +00 34 952 579 400.

Merry Christmas!

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Fancy Spending Christmas in the Sun? Check Out Our 2011 Festive Programme

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Sunset Beach Club Christmas Programme 2011Christmas is just around the corner and it’s all hands on deck here at Sunset Beach Club. Our Head Chef and his team have been working hard, preparing the delicious menus for Christmas lunch and the New Year’s Eve gala dinner; meanwhile our marketing team has been busy putting together our Festive Programme for the holidays.

The end result: Great food, fun parties and the traditional visit of Father Christmas, to name but a few. These are some of the highlights of the Festive Programme:

  • Bucks Fizz cocktails and mince pies followed by a special visit from Santa Claus who will be bringing gifts for the little ones!
  • Traditional Christmas lunch in the Oasis Restaurant – A delicious 4 course treat which you don’t want to miss!
  • New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner in the Oasis Restaurant – 5 course meal, live music, party bag and the traditional Spanish grapes.
  • New Year’s Eve Party in the Moonlight – From 11pm until early hours of the morning; live music, party bag and lucky grapes. (For real party goers!)

You can view and download the full Festive Programme here

If you’ve booked to stay with us over the Christmas and New Year period, be sure to book for the Christmas Lunch and New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner as we’re expecting a full house 😎

And for those of you who haven’t made up your minds about where to spend Christmas this year, what are you waiting for? Head on over to our brand new website at www.sunsetbeachclub.com and check out our rates for the Christmas holidays…you’ll be pleasantly surprised! Prices start at €56 per apartment (external) per night including buffet breakfast for 2 people 🙂

Are you ready to spend a fun Christmas and New Year in the sun?

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Lunch at El Tintero: A Fun Dining Experience in Málaga

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Restaurante El Tintero in Malaga

"El Tintero" - On the beachfront in El Palo

There are plenty of amazing restaurants and beach bars up and down theCosta del Solwhere you can sample some of the most amazing fish dishes; however, today I am going to tell you about a famous restaurant on the beaches of El Palo, just to the East of Málaga: El Tintero.

The El Tintero Restaurant has become somewhat of a landmark in Málaga. It looks like your everyday “chiringuito” offering a wide range of delicious fresh fish; however, after you’ve spent a few minutes at your table – with a bit of luck, overlooking thebayofMálaga– you’ll realise that El Tintero offers a “different” and refreshing eating experience… Continue Reading →

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Head Down to La Carihuela for the “Día del Pescaito”: Free Fish and Beer Anyone?

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Día del PescaitoOur neighbouring town of Torremolinos celebrates the 24th edition of its annual “Día del Pescaito” where tourists and visitors to the famous La Carihuela strip will be treated to 12.000 kilos of fish delicacies from the Málaga region.

It’s a thoroughly recommended couple of hours where you’ll be able to try some of the famous and typical fried fish dishes which La Carihuela is famous for. Best part is that it’s all free – and you get to wash it all down with a cool beer!

The party starts at 1 pm and goes on until 5 pm; I recommend you get there early if you don’t want to miss out! This event is organised by the Torremolinos Tourism Delegation with the collaboration of the local business associations of La Carihuela-Montemar and has become one of the town’s most popular celebrations.

Live music and young hosts dressed in typical costumes handing out free flowers contribute to a very enjoyable afternoon on the Carihuela!



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The Oasis Restaurant Menu Gets a “Makeover”

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New Menu at the Oasis RestaurantEaster is just around the corner and with it, the start of our busy high season. Just before things get “mad” in the hotel kitchens, our Head Chef and his team have been busy making a few changes to our á la carte menu.

The new additions to the menu offer something for all tastes; there are some more traditional dishes and there are some really innovative creations, perfect for those guests who enjoy trying something new!

Without further-a-do, here’s a brief summary of the new dishes you’ll be able to try next time you visit Sunset Beach Club:


We’ve got 4 new starters on the menu…how does this sound? Strawberry Gazpacho with marinated fresh cheese a twist of the popular Andalucian cold soup flavoured with strawberries. Or maybe you’d prefer the Deep Fried Fishcakes with herbs, served with mixed leaves and a herb vinaigrette?

Chef’s Specials

All the old favourites remain on the menu; however, we have a new special which sounds fantastic… Roasted duck breast with passion fruit, served with a thyme sauce, daily potato dish and seasonal vegetables.

Fish Dishes

We’ve got two new fish dishes for you to try:

  • Grilled salmon supreme with sautéed shallots, served with a vermouth sauce
  • Pan fried hake loins with a red pepper vinaigrette

Chef’s Home Made Desserts

Once again,Chef Paul proves that he really is the “master” of desserts with these two fantastic additions:

  • Strawberry Pavlova (Meringue nest filled with chantilly cream, topped with fresh strawberries)
  • Chef’s floating Island (Poached meringue over a blue curacao sauce & sand biscuit)

Finally, we’ve made significant changes to the kids menu. The little ones can now enjoy healthier dishes made with fresh local products, for example:

  • Grandma’s Meatballs – Delicious home made beef meatballs in a tomato sauce with rice
  • Captain’s Catch – Crispy homemade fish fingers with pea puree

So there you have it; some of the delicious new dishes available on our new á la carte menu. Have you tried our new dishes? What did you think?


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Introducing “Luna Beach”: Our New Beach Club Experience!

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Luna Beach at Sunset Beach Club

An artist's impression of "Luna Beach"

Many of our regular guests will be familiar with the Pierino’s, located just a few minutes walk from the hotel. This popular beach restaurant belongs to the hotel but for the past couple of years has been successfully managed by an outside contractor.

Well, this year, it’s all change as we once again take over the day to day management of this idyllic beach side location and launch a new and improved facility for all our guests. Although the beach restaurant has been very popular amongst guests and local clientele, this year we will be looking to take it to another level entirely…

The venue has been renamed and will now be known as the “Luna Beach”. It’s not just a new name; plans are in place for an ambitious make over which will transform it into being one of the trendiest and most popular operations of its kind in Benalmadena.

Work commenced a couple of weeks ago and the new decking and terrace have now been completed (see photos). We are now waiting for the amazing sail style awnings; an exquisite designer look which will provide cool shade during those hot summer months. The artists impression above will give you an idea of what “Luna Beach” will look like when its finished…impressive isn’t it?

There will be ample space for tables and chairs where guests can enjoy food from the delicious new menu which our Head Chef is just adding the finishing touches too (I’ll be sure to post about that soon!).

Luna Beach Club

New decking at "Luna Beach"

One of the new decking areas will incorporate an amazing lounge and chill out area with comfortable seating – I’m thinking a cool Mojito whilst listening to some great tunes from one of the resident DJ’s – Yes, we’ll have several resident DJ’s who’ll be playing a wide selection of music; the state of the art lighting and sound systems will also contribute to the overall enhanced guest experience.

We’ve got lots of great ideas for Luna Beach….can’t reveal them all just yet; however, here’s a little taster of what you can expect:

  • Weekly “Sun downer” party for hotel guests (from 7pm to 11pm) with DJ’s and live music. You’ll be able to enjoy snacks from the bbq, sangria, wine and we’ll even have the activities team to look after the kids on the beach.
  • Possibility to reserve sun beds on the beach
  • Live music at the weekend
  • Regular DJ spots

Stay tuned for more updates. I’ll be posting photos of work-in-progress as we lead up to the great opening in May!



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Breakfast…… Sunset Style!

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They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day; we totally agree! That’s why we have recently given our famous hot buffet breakfast a small “face lift”.

Taking note of previous customer comments, Miguel, our Operations Director decided that it was time to make a few changes: We have improved the overall presentation of the buffet (see photos), increased the variety of the food and drinks on offer – the new coffee and orange juice machines are getting great reviews – and we have changed our baked goods supplier; the Danish pastries are to die for!

Here’s a brief overview of what you can expect when you visit the Oasis Restaurant for our hot buffet breakfast:

Hot drinks machines

Our new hot drink and orange juice machines

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A New Voice for Evening Entertainment at the Oasis Restaurant

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Phoebe at Sunset Beach Club


As frequent visitors to Sunset Beach Club know, we provide daily evening  entertainment in our Oasis Restaurant. We’re delighted to be able to introduce a new addition to the, already fantastic, line up of singers we have throughout the week: Phoebe!

Originally from Sheffield, this 28 year old vocalist has taken the Costa del Sol by storm and is already regarded as one of the best female voices on the local entertainment scene.

Phoebe began singing at the age of five. Apparently, from a young age, her dream was to play “Christine” in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s famous musical, “Phantom of the Opera”! Her parents obviously realized that their daughter had a special gift and didn’t hesitate to arrange singing lessons with, non other than, opera star Lesley Garret’s vocal coach.

With a singing repertoire ranging from 1950’s classic’s to present day favourites such as Whitney Houston, Alicia Keys or Leona Lewis, Phoebe’s live performances offer something for all musical tastes. Her voice has already been compared to world famous soprano, Sarah Brightman, so there’s no doubt that Phoebe will soon become a “favourite” amongst our guests here at Sunset Beach Club.

You can listen to Phoebe whilst enjoying one of our new set menus at the Oasis Restaurant every Thursday Evening from 8.30pm. Stop by and have a listen; you won’t regret it!

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