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10 Reasons to Visit the Costa del Sol in Winter

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10 Reasons to visit Costa del Sol in Winter

The Costa del Sol continues to be one of the most popular winter destinations for tourists from the UK, Ireland and northern Europe. Eager to escape the cold and dreary winters of their home countries, these visitors make the most of the great prices and short flight times to visit our beautiful Coast and bask in some winter sun!

But the sun isn’t the only thing bringing these visitors to our coast in the winter: Below we’ve put together a list of 10 reasons to visit the Costa del Sol in the Winter. Read More…

The Holiday World Show in Belfast 2013: The Perfect Place to Plan Your Next Holiday!

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holiday world show in Belfast

If you’re planning a holiday this year (2013) and are anywhere near Belfast, you wont want to miss the fantastic Holiday World Show which will be held at the King’s Hall Exhibition and Conference Centre. With all the latest in cruise deals, adventure travel, holiday destinations and other fabulous holiday ideas, you’re bound to find a great deal for your next getaway!

Of course, Sunset Beach Club will be there with our own stand and will be available throughout the show to answer any questions and queries travellers may have about our hotel and the Costa del Sol destination. Read More…

Golf Holidays in Spain: Unbeatable Last Minute Offer!

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Costa del Sol Golf offer

It’s not often that we post offers here on the Sunset Beach Club Blog but this one is so good that we just had to write about it!

With the golf season on the Costa del Sol in full swing (excuse the pun) we’ve teamed up with our sister resort, La Cala Golf, to put together an unbeatable last minute offer for the rest of this month of December and for January 2013.

For just €235 per person (based on double occupancy) you can enjoy a 4 night golf break which includes the following:

  • 4 nights accommodation at Sunset Beach Club including full buffet breakfast
  • 3 rounds of golf at La Cala Resort (3 golf courses) including buggies
  • 4 days car hire
For those of you who are unfamiliar with La Cala Golf , this fabulous resort boasts three 18 hole championship golf courses (Campo America, Campo Asia and Campo Europa), a large grass driving range and practice facilities, David Leadbetter Academy and an Executive par 3 course. These fantastic facilities together with an enviable location make La Cala a golfers paradise.
For more information about this great offer, please click here

The Soul Music Event of the Year: Costa del Soul 2012

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Costa del Soul at Sunset Beach ClubThe Soul event of the year is back again! Costa del Soul will take place from the 26th October to the 3rd November at Sunset Beach Club. This is the 4th year running that Goldsoul – a well established UK soul event promoter – has chosen our hotel as a venue for their increasingly popular week long soul event.

More than 10 DJ’s from the UK will be featuring the full spectrum of Soul from the early days in the UK at famous clubs like the Twisted Wheel, Golden Torch, Blackpool Mecca, Wigan Casino through the 80′s.

Goldsoul are offering a 7 night package, excluding flights and guest will be able to enjoy a fantastic week of Classic Soul music from the 60′s, Motown, Northern Soul era through the 70′s and 80′s with the best Modern and Boogie Disco Anthems.

Daily Events

  • From 2pm to 4:30pm every day, the Tikki Pool Bar is the place to be with chill out tunes, sun and sangria :-)
  • The Panorama Bar will offer a happy hour and laid back soul sessions from 6pm to 9pm; Live sports events such as Premiership and Champions League football.
  • After dinner its time to dance the night away in the Moonlight Theatre, the special dance venue which will be open from 9:30pm to 2am every week night and from 9:30pm to 3:30pm on Friday and Saturday.

Soul fans living on the Costa del Sol or staying at other hotels or accommodation are welcome to the daily sessions in the Moonlight Theatre; it’s just €10 Euros per person/session.

For more information please visit the Goldsoul website at www.goldsoul.co.uk or email sales(at)goldsoul.co.uk .

Discover the Beauty of the Costa del Sol’s Interior Towns, Villages and Countryside

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Excursions

Excursions that take you inland...

The Costa del Sol is predominantly known as a sun and beach destination; however, what many visitors don’t realise is that there are some amazing and beautiful locations to discover by travelling into the interior towns, villages and countryside.

Well, we’re happy to introduce a new excursion to our – already ample – list of great day trips on offer at our Leisure Desk: Introducing the new excursion from our new collaborating company, Parknatur. You’ll be taken on a unique trip which will allow you to discover the ‘other’ Andalucia; rest assured, it will seduce your senses!

Parknatur will be offering daily excursions (Monday to Friday) which will take you on a truly memorable adventure into the Biosphere Nature Reserve of the Sierra de las Nieves, approximately40 kminto the mountains. Here’s a brief summary of what you’ll get to see on this great day out: Read More…

Guide to the Costa del Sol’s Best Street Markets

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Street markets on the Costa del Sol

The Costa del Sol is known for its wide choice of street markets – or flea markets, as they are sometimes referred to. As visiting these markets seems to be on most of our guest’s to-do lists, we thought we’d put together a short and concise guide featuring the most popular markets along the coast.

Many of the local street markets combine flea markets and boot sales, so for the sake of this guide, we’ll just refer to all as street markets.  Although we haven’t included all the markets which take place throughout the week, we have tried to include all the ones that we’ve actually been to and that our guests have recommended. Read More…

Barbershop Singers Convention Comes to Benalmádena

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Barbershop Singers Convention in Benalmadena

Southern Sound from Fuengirola

Don’t be surprised if you are walking down the street in Benalmadena next weekend – from the 22nd to 25th March 2012 – and come across groups of singers performing a cappella! You’ll have witnessed barbershop singers and enthusiasts showing off their harmony singing talents.

Benalmadena will welcome approximately 600 barbershop singers for the  4th annual convention of the Spanish Association of Barbershop Singers (SABS). Delegates will be flying in from the Americas, the UK and from all over Europe.

Barbershop singing originated in the United States in the early 1900’s and has since gained worldwide popularity with thousands of singers practising and promoting this unique art form of four-part a cappella singing. Read More…

Kneller Golf Society Choose Sunset Beach Club for their Golf Holiday

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Golf Group holiday on hte Costa del sol

Kneller Golf Society - all the way from Twickenham

We’re pleased to welcome the Kneller Golf Society to Sunset Beach Club. This is the second year in a row that they choose Sunset Beach Club for their yearly golf society trip!

In the photo above you can see the guys with Annemie (from our Golf Desk) just after a great round of golf at Torrequebrada. I think they were on their way to the Panorama Bar to catch Happy Hour!

The group booked all their accommodation and golf tee times through our Golf Desk Service; Annemie even arranged all their transfers from the airport and to all the golf courses they are playing at during their stay.

The guys have had a busy week of golf and there is more to come…..they have played the following courses: Lauro Golf, El Chaparral, Torrequebrada and Alhaurin. Tomorrow they play Miraflores and on Friday they will be playing at our sister resort of La Cala; all in all, a great week of golf!

For more information about golf holidays and accommodation, please contact Annemie or Susana at our Golf & Leisure Desk – tel. +34 952 579  400 (ext 3053)

Costa del Soul – A Week of the Best Soul Music

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Costa del soul - the best soul music at sunset beach club

Costa del Soul - The best Soul Music at Sunset Beach Club

At the end of October, we welcome back, for the 2nd year running, Gold Soul – a well established UK Soul event promoter – and their week long “Costa del Soul” event.

Sunset Beach Club will become a haven for Soul music enthusiasts who will enjoy a week of the best soul tunes and, of course, the hotel’s fantastic facilities.

Some of the UK’s best DJ’s will fly in for the event and will delight fans with their mix of Northern Soul, Modern Anthems, Motown and 5 decades of great soul music. The fun begins each day with some light sessions by the pool (14:00 to 16:00) Sun, sea, sangria and some great soul! From 18:00 to 21:00 you can enjoy some more light sessions in the Panorama Bar, making the most of happy our and the amazing views.

However, the real party begins at 21:00 hrs in the Moonlight Bar! Get ready for 7 nights of dancing to the best soul music as the DJ’s take to the stage! (Nige Brown, Chris King, John Poole, Dave Evison and Rob Thomas are just some of the DJ’s flying in).

This week long event is hosted by Kev Roberts – one of the main forces in Northern Soul and Retro Pop music – and we expect to accommodate many fans flying down from the UK specially for the event. Anyone interested in the event can go to the Goldsoul website at www.goldsoul.co.uk, where you can buy specific packages which include accommodation and entrance to the daily events.

If there are soul fans living locally on the Costa del Sol, you are more than welcome to come down to Sunset Beach Club and join in the fun. Tickets will be available at the door each evening (€10 per night).

Winter Breaks for Seniors: 5 Suggestions for an Enjoyable Holiday on the Costa del Sol

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Look out of your window; is it rainy and miserable? Fancy a little fun in the sun? It’s easy: log on to one of the budget airline websites and grab a cheap flight to Málaga. Actually, you might want to check on our website first – just to make sure we have availability! Once you’ve got your flight and have booked accommodation (we’ve got some fantastic winter offers for seniors) we’ll take care of the rest!

Here’s 5 suggestions on what to do during your winter break at Sunset:

playing darts at sunset beach club

A game of Darts

1)      First of all, get those bags unpacked and head straight down to our fantastic landscaped pool area. Hopefully the sun will be shining – we do have over 300 days of sunshine a year – and you can enjoy a quiet drink whilst soaking up some of our Mediterranean sun. Feeling relaxed? Good….now its time to join in some fun activities. Our in house entertainment team organise a wide range of activities over the winter months: Exercise classes, petanca, darts, bingo, bridge; you can even learn how to make a traditional Spanish paella at one of our cooking lessons!

2)      Game of Golf or some pampering at our “Thalgo” beauty salon? Decisions, decisions…….. If you choose to play golf, just head up to our Golf and Leisure desk on the 6th floor and they will take care of everything for you. You’ve got a choice of the top courses on the Coast to choose from and you can purchase tee times at discounted rates. If a little pampering is more to your liking, you can indulge in some fantastic treatments in our onsite beauty salon. Marine Algae envelopment for anyone? Read More…

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