My husband and I have just returned from an absolutely fantastic trip to Isla Canela staying at Sueno del Mar.
Directions from the proprietor were great and it took just 1 hour to get from Faro airport to the apartment, there is safe and secure parking and entrance gates to make you feel totally secure. Everything about the accommodation was amazing, when we arrived the apartment was very clean and there was even some milk in the fridge to make a cuppa after travelling for a fair few hours! It has all the amenities you could think of making it feel like a real home from home. The rooms are all large and spacious and there was plenty of storage for us to unpack and hang up all of our clothes, as well as two large bathrooms with great power showers, which is an absolute must for me when booking a place to stay!
As you can see from the pictures the apartment faces the beautiful beach and sea, there is a great balcony with a table so we were able to have dinner outside watching the sun set. The apartments have a large shared pool that was lovely, plenty of sunbeds, a very friendly life guard and free umbrellas to provide shade, the pool is open in the morning and then closed for a few hours in the afternoon for siesta time but then re-opens until late and this was the best time to go down as the sun was not too hot and the atmosphere great!
Just a short walk away, outside the entrance gate you will find the beach, which was just fabulous, very clean and lots of shops and restaurants which open late, we would definitely recommended walking all the way along the promenade until you get to the El Paradise Beach Bar, which serves amazing tapas and affordable but tasty vino! Bombadill Bar was also a great spot for a nice bottle of wine and some calamares and fries!
During our stay we also drove into Ayamonte and took the ferry to Villa Real in Portugal and at €2 each way it is definitely worth the trip for a walk around the shopping town and stopping for a coffee and cake in one of the many cafes.
So, as you can tell we thoroughly enjoyed our trip and will be booking again for next year, it is so nice to now have found a place where we can escape from the rat race and enter a quiet and idyllic place with few tourists, amazing weather, nice food and wine and even more importantly a truly perfect place to stay for many years to come!
I would personally recommend the apartment to anyone of any age as there is something there for all, whether you want to just get away and chill for the week with a partner or friend, take a your kids for a beach holiday or fancy some alone time looking out to the sea and getting some sun, this is the place to go!
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