This place is also known as "Las Brisas Playa Park Apartments". Reception is open 09.00 to 15.00 seven days a week and as we arrived at lunchtime we had no problems checking in straight away. The receptionist is fluent in English, really friendly and has a great sense of humour. We hired a safety deposit box at a bargain of only €2 a day (plus a €6 Euro key deposit which you get back). The swimming pool is enormous, deep and a clean and the whole grounds are full of palm trees, gardens and flowers. Very pretty for a self catering complex. The blocks are only two stories high so you're either upstairs or down. We chose to go up. The rooms are fully stocked with the usual crockery and there is a TV and microwave. No air conditioning but there is a ceiling fan if you need cooling down. The apartments are nicely furnished, very clean and you get fresh towels, linen and toilet rolls half way through your weeks stay. We had a seperate bedroom, nice bathroom and the kitchenette had fridge, sink and 2 ring cooker (not that we cooked anything LOL). Heading back out, you will find that the street signs direct you the long way round and it seems quite a distance just to get to the marina center or beach. However, please make a note of my shortcut.... Across from the complex is another hotel. If you cut through their pool area opposite the pool bar you will find a small blue sign saying "playa" or beach to us. This hotel has its own access to the beach!!!!! It literally takes 5 minutes to get from our reception to the beach. There is also a wooden walkway that follows the beach all the way around to a little spanish cafe where across the road is a burger king which is situated on the marina. Here is where the life is with all its restaurants, bars and shops. After finding this brilliant short cut we never used the street way again. So please don't forget it people. The beach is really lovely and the turquoise sea, powder white sand make it seem like you're on a tropical island. The marina is even more stunning and there are a huge array of restaurants to choose from. Definately try and eat at "El Pato" restaurant on the marina front. Amazing food and brilliant service plus the food prices were great too. One night we shared 3 starters, had a delicious homemade pizza each, 2 liqueur coffees and 4 glasses of wine. Total was €45.!!!! Bargan!!! Also if you want a great cocktail whilst here on holiday then head to "Don Carlos" bar. Typically Spanish, lovely lay out and only €2 a glass of rioja. His cocktails are the best. We tried a few around the resort and personally his where delicious. And again at €6 was a decent price too. For breakfast you have to go to "Chaplains" bar. Here you can have a "Mega" breakfast for €5. This will definitely set you up for the day!!!! Plus this place will become your regular especially in the evening as they have a quiz every night (starting at 9.30 pm) followed by karaoke. Its the only place that stays open until 3.30 am too, so if you fancy the odd late one like us then you've got somewhere to go. There is also a small square where you can enjoy a glass of wine or beer at Toms bar (free WiFi). Here there is a live band every night playing to all the holiday makers in the bars and restaurants. There a a few shops and supermarkets around here which are reasonably priced if you need gifts or beers for your fridge LOL. If you want to get out and about then you can get the bus into Cuitadella (the islands second largest city) which is only 20 mins away costing €1.95. This is a vibrant town with lots to do, especially in the evening and thankfully buses run hourly back to Cala'n Bosch. One day we even took the bus from Cuitadella to Mahon the islands capital. This only took 50 minutes and cost €5.20. If you don't mind making your own way then you'll save yourself lots of money as excursions from resort cost €15 to €20 per person!!!! Cala'n Bosch seems to be the liveliest of all the resorts up this end of the island but when I say lively please don't be thinking it might be anything like Benidorm or Magaluf as its not!!! Here, walking around you will notice that there are prams everywhere and lots of young toddlers. This is definately a family resort and everything closes up early, even the shops don't open after 9pm!!! So in summary if you're after a quiet relaxing break with a little going on then definately come here. All in all this was a lovely week away in the sun. Great location, great accommodation and chilled vibe to the place. I won't be back here again anytime soon but I did have an enjoyable holiday.
- Also Known As:
- Apartamentos Brisas Playa Park Spain/Menorca