We're back on London soil after a weekend of sunshine. South of Spain was still enjoying beach and bikini weather. Temperatures were between low and mid twenties, which to me is perfect. Warm enough to wear a bikini and a coverup however not hot enough to make you sweaty and uncomfortable. It does feel quite strange how it can be so miserable in London (it's cold, drizzly and grey) but you only need to fly two hours to have the sun shining from blue skies.
That brings me to my newly formed thoughts about Marbella... as I mentioned in my previous post I've never been a fan of this area (Costa Del Sol) in Spain. I did a couple of fun girls' trips there in my twenties but they were due to convenience and/or budget and we would have had fun anywhere. Even though they were fun they didn't make me particularly fond of the place itself. The older I've grown and the more I've travelled and discovered some amazing destinations in Europe and elsewhere I've never even considered going back to Costa Del Sol. Pretty much the opposite; I didn't think I ever would again. Then as it happened someone who's big birthday I wouldn't have missed decided to celebrate it there. And I must say; as soon as I arrived at my hotel and got down to the beach I thought shame on me, I'd turned my nose up at it for no reason. Okay, I still don't think I'd go there in July or August but outside the season it was lovely! It was quiet but not dead, weather was stunning, beach beautiful and it just had a peaceful, relaxed atmosphere. Not that I saw much in the short time but the beach and the hotel on their own were enough to make me wish that I could have stayed longer and had the rest of my family there too. Perfect for spring or autumn sun a short flight away.
I will do a separate post about my hotel (which I was delighted with) as right now I need to go and unpack my suitcase. A few of you already commented on my previous post about their positive experiences of the area but are there any more of you who like to holiday in Costa Del Sol?