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Mar Menor Beachclub

Los Urrutias,
 Spain
Your holiday includes
  • Flights from Gatwick for 4 & 10 night holidays
  • Flights from Stansted or Manchester for 7 & 14 night holidays
  • Return transfer (40mins)
  • Hotel accommodation
  • Breakfast & lunch daily
  • 5 evening meals weekly
  • Kids' clubs (2-17yrs)
  • Childcare 6 evenings per week
  • Neilson activities
About the beachclub
  • Opening 5 July 2019
  • Brand new & contemporary in style
  • 139 rooms & 5 suites
  • Restaurant open every evening for flexible dining
  • Rooftop bar & beach bar
  • 3 treatment rooms
  • Children's play area & pool
  • 4, 7, 10- & 14-night holidays
Activities at the beachclub
  • 50m pool & freeform pool
  • Dinghy sailing & windsurfing
  • Kayaking
  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • 4 tennis courts
  • Mountain & road biking
  • Fitness classes & gym
  • Kitesurfing (supplement)
  • Dinghy foiling (supplement)

Our brand new beachclub, in the beautiful region of Murcia, south-eastern Spain, is a stylish, modern oasis, designed and built to our own high specifications with superb facilities for all things active or kicking back and taking it easy. 
 

Mar Menor Beachclub is the first of our ‘Select Beachclubs’, we really think you’ll love it here.  You see, it’s the attention to detail and the little things that all add up to make a big difference. 
 

Experience more with Select

  • Brand new hotel, custom designed to our highest specification
  • Big on style with modern, contemporary bedrooms
  • Lots of little extras to spoil you including breakfast in bed
  • Inclusive evening meals five nights per week (four nights at all other beachclubs)*
  • Flexible dining; you choose when you want to dine with us
  • Inclusive childcare six nights a week for all ages

*7 & 14 night holidays


The beachclub enjoys a unique setting on the shores of the Mar Menor, a large coastal saltwater lagoon. The lagoon is great for dinghy sailing but if water sports aren’t your thing, you’ll find some superb road biking in the surrounding hillsides. With over 300 days of sunshine a year and a microclimate that generates consistent thermal winds we think we’ve found the perfect playground; however you choose to unwind.


So, whether you’re here to relax or to embrace the many inclusive water and land sports on offer we think you’ll love our Spanish retreat. 

 

Activities on the water

There’s a whole host of inclusive water sports to choose from.  Dinghy sailing, windsurfing, stand up paddle boarding and kayaking are all included and for a little extra you can also join our beginner kitesurfing or dinghy foiling courses.

 

Dinghy Sailing Mar Menor Beachclub

Our water sports beach is on the shores of the Mar Menor,  Europe’s largest saltwater lagoon with 170 square kilometres of warm, shallow, non-tidal water, providing the feeling of open sea sailing with the security of an enclosed lake. The vast expanse of flat, shallow water creates a perfect learning environment for beginner sailors and windsurfers. The afternoons bring with them a consistent thermal breeze to provide great conditions for those looking to improve their skills.

We'll be running our own kitesurf school offering beginner courses and private tuition, both are available for a supplement. Experienced dinghy sailors can have a go at dinghy foiling, with half day taster sessions and a two-day intro course available. Dinghy foiling courses are available for a supplement. When not being used for courses, the equipment is free to use on a first-come-first-served basis for experienced sailors who hold a certificate of competence.

If the excitement and adrenaline rush of wind sports isn’t for you, there’s plenty more to keep you occupied with a ready supply of kayaks and stand up paddle boards sitting at the water’s edge, both are a great way to explore the lagoon.
 

Equipment

Dinghy sailing: Laser Pico, Laser 1, Topper Argo, Dart 16, Laser Bahia, RS Aero (with glide-free foils for foiling)

Windsurfing: a range of beginner and intermediate boards from manufacturers Starboard and RRD. Dino rigs for children (2m-4.5m); start rigs for beginners (2.5m / 3.5m / 4.5m) and adult rigs (4m - 8.2m)


Kayaking and stand up paddle boarding: Gemini single and double sit on top kayaks; Red Paddle Co stand up paddle boards (10'8") and XXL stand up paddle board.

Wind conditions

With a microclimate that generates consistent, steady thermal breezes the Mar Menor is paradise for sailors. The predominant wind is the Levante blowing from the Mediterranean Sea in an east-north easterly direction. The wind tends to pick up around midday, sometimes to force 3-4. 

Activities on the shore

Back on dry land, take your pick from inclusive road cycling, mountain biking, tennis and fitness classes. The road biking is simply excellent with plenty of opportunities to clock up the miles on our guided rides on a huge network of smooth roads that wind through valleys and climb over dramatic mountain landscapes.

Road cycling


The area is no stranger to pro-cyclist training camps and the quality of the rides so good that it has in past years featured in stages of the Vuelta a Espãna. We’ll be hosting some road bike training camps where you can expect to develop your riding, improve endurance, power output and climbing technique – keep a look out for details.

On off-road tracks, mountain bikers will experience everything from short flat rides along dirt tracks to technical challenges in the Calblanque National Park, an area of outstanding beauty, which is home to dozens of well-marked trails. 

 

At the beachclub, there are four brand new tennis courts with inclusive coaching, suitable for all abilities. There’s also social tennis and free play, plus for a small supplement, you can book super drills or a one-to-one coaching session. Gym bunnies will be in their element, running between our extensive timetable of classes featuring yoga, HIIT and circuits, the well-equipped air-conditioned gym and functional fitness space. Did we also mention the morning runs, aqua fitness and swim coaching?

 

Any golfers out there should know that there are six excellent courses within 10 kilometres of the beachclub. We are partnering with one of the local golf clubs, allowing you to book tee times to fit in around your other activities, we're still working on the finer detail, so check back for more information.


Equipment

Mountain bikes: in a range of sizes (small, medium, large, x-large)

Road bikes: with carbon frame in a range of sizes (small, medium, large, x-large)

Premium road bikes: with carbon frame are available to reserve for your exclusive use, with custom set up and routes uploaded to your Garmin upon request, all for just £95 per person per week. 

If you've got cycling shoes with cleats and are planning on bringing them with you, we advise that you should also bring your own pedals. That way, they are guaranteed to fit.

Tennis: a selection of adult and child rackets from Babolat.

Rest and relaxation

What better way to prep your body for another day on the water, in the saddle or on the courts than with a visit to our calming treatment rooms for a massage to relax aching muscles. If the most exercise you’ve managed to squeeze in is moving from your sun lounger to the pool that’s OK, our therapists are equally happy to pamper you with a facial or manicure. Everybody deserves some ‘me’ time.

Food and drink

You'll enjoy a flexible and refined approach to dining with a menu that uses plenty of local, seasonal produce. You won't go hungry as we include the usual delicious and inclusive daily breakfast and lunch but with the addition of an extra evening meal, giving you five inclusive evening meals per week (4 night holidays have 3 inclusive evening meals, while 10 night holidays get 7 inclusive evening meals). The flexible bit is that you get to choose when you wish to dine with us as the restaurant is open every evening.

Breakfast is a feast of freshly baked bread and pastries, cereals, muesli, pancakes, eggs cooked to order, delicious preserves, fresh fruits, smoothies, continental cheeses, meats, traditional bacon, sausages and much more, all washed down with freshly squeezed orange juice, fresh tea and coffee. Rather snooze a little longer? Ask for a continental breakfast of pastries, preserves, fruit, yoghurt, juice and coffee to be delivered to your room. After a busy morning, enjoy a lazy lunch of beautifully prepared salads, grilled meats, fish and locally inspired dishes.

 

At sunset, there's no better place to be than the rooftop bar for a cocktail or two before heading to the restaurant for your evening meal. The menu focuses on Mediterranean classics, all making the most of fresh, locally sourced produce, with some Neilson favourites and local Spanish specialities to tempt you. You can look forward to a huge array of grilled fish (cooked to order), meats and traditional Spanish dishes from our tapas bar plus vegetarian and vegan options and a huge choice of salads and vegetable dishes. For dessert tuck into delicious cakes, puddings, fresh fruits and ice cream.

 

When not dining with us, head out to explore the local area. There are a handful of places to eat in the immediate area or ask us to recommend a restaurant in nearby Cartagena or La Manga.

Rooms

There are 139 rooms and five suites, all are stylish and modern with contemporary furnishings, plentiful storage and large private terraces or balconies. You’ll find rooms in one of two u-shaped buildings, the first is built around the swimming pools and the other the tennis courts.  

Rooms are decked out in neutral tones and are split into three categories (club, premium and suites) – all are finished to a very high standard with high-quality bed linen and comfortable beds, the key difference is size, premium rooms have a seating area with single sofa bed. It is possible to book a ground floor twin or double room together with a premium room, to create a connecting room that’s perfect for larger groups and families. If you really want to spoil yourself check out one of the suites, decked out in a similar contemporary style but with oodles of space.

Bathrooms are top notch with modern fittings and large walk-in showers, except the ground floor pool view twin and double rooms which have a shower over the bath.

Each room has air conditioning, fridge, Nespresso coffee machines, telephone, Smart TV, Wi-Fi, wireless speaker to play your own music, safe, bathrobe and slippers, Temple Spa toiletries (replenished during your stay), beach towels, complimentary laundry service (one bag per room, per week) and hairdryer. 

Families and kids

This beachclub is just great for families; with a short flight from the UK, a 40-minute transfer to the resort, inclusive kids' clubs six days per week and inclusive evening childcare six nights per week, you’ll soon be into the swing of things. 

There’s a full range of action-packed kids’ clubs for all children aged from 2 to 17 years and the Starfish creche for our youngest guests (4-23 months). Make sure your children don’t miss out on the fun and games, pre-book before you go to secure a space in the club for their age group.

 

Cots, highchairs, strollers and interconnecting rooms are available, and you can pre-book toddler and baby packs to be waiting for you on arrival, so you can travel a little lighter. There’s also a 24-hour baby room, where you can make feeds, warm milk and sterilise bottles.


Our premium rooms have a single sofa bed suitable for a child, and for larger families, there’s interconnecting rooms and suites (the two-bed suite can sleep up to seven!).

Local area

Our Mar Menor Beachclub is situated on the shores of the Mar Menor lagoon, close to the small village of Los Urrutias. The village is a 15-minute stroll along the seafront from the beachclub and has a small marina, a handful of restaurants and a small market once per week. 


Looking out from the sailing area across the lagoon you can see the cosmopolitan town of La Manga. La Manga is approximately 20 kilometres away and has a lively atmosphere, with a number of excellent restaurants, good shopping and a Sunday morning market. 


Cartagena

Cartagena is a history buff’s dream, with one of the most fascinating histories in all of Spain, having been inhabited by a number of civilizations and cultures. Founded around 227BC by the Phoenicians and later the Romans, Byzantines and Moors before finally being settled by the Spanish Christian monarchs.

It’s also home to 12 museums and many monuments. One of the most famous attractions is the Roman theatre, built between the fifth and first centuries BC, you can wander at your own pace or join a guided tour of the theatre. One of the most picturesque buildings in town is the Palacio Consistorial, its façade is made from marble and inspired by French architecture.

When not soaking up the culture and history, you’ll find plenty of restaurants and bars to rest your feet and sample the local tapas.
 

Los Alcazares

The name of the town of Los Alcazares comes from the Arabic word 'Al Kazar', which means palace or 'house of nobles', buildings that were constructed by the Arabs for their holidays. The Moors discovered the excellent properties of the water of the Mar Menor, which they enjoyed in the ancient Roman baths.
 

Mud baths

The mud baths at Lo Pagan (30km away) on the northern shores of the Mar Menor lagoon are famous for their therapeutic properties. They are reputed to be good for a number of ailments and are free to use. 
 

Cabo de Palos

Cabo de Palos is the most southerly point on the Mar Menor (20km from Mar Menor Beachclub). The coastline is dominated by an imposing lighthouse and the marina is a hive of activity, with fishing boats bringing in their catch, which you’ll find served up in one of the many great seafood restaurants.

Your holiday includes...

Hotel and flights
• Direct flights • Coach transfer (40 mins) • Beachclub accommodation • Wi-Fi in public areas and in rooms • Beach towels • Nespresso coffee machine • Bathrobe and slippers • Temple Spa toiletries

Food and drink
• Breakfast everyday • Lunch every day • 5 evening meals per week on 7 and 14 night holidays) • 3 evening meals on 4-night holidays • 7 evening meals on 10-night holidays • Water, tea and coffee with inclusive meals

Shore-based activities
• Tennis with coaching • Mountain biking with guiding • Road cycling with guiding • Fitness classes • Yoga and stretch classes  • Gym • Volleyball


Water-based activities
• Dinghy sailing with tuition • Windsurfing with tuition • Kayaking • Stand up paddle boarding • 50m swimming pool • Freeform pool • Kids' pool


Childcare
• Sea Urchins (2-3yrs) • Sea Badgers (4-5yrs) • Surfbusters (6-7yrs) • Sharksters (8-9yrs) • Stingrays (10-11yrs) • Surf Squad (12-13 yrs) • Wave Riders (14-15yrs) • TAG (16-17yrs) • High tea for under 5's • Childcare six evenings per week

And what's extra...
• Starfish crèche - £300 per week • Hot Shots club - £195 per week • Spa treatments • Any meals and drinks not included above • Activity upgrades and private tuition • Excursions • Room supplements and upgrades  

Travel info

Stansted to Murcia (Titan Airways)

Duration: 7 or 14 nights
1st departure: Friday 5 July 2019
last departure: Friday 25 October 2019
Outbound departure / arrival time: 07:00 / 10:50
Inbound departure / arrival time: 11:50 / 13:45
Flight duration (approx.): 2 hours 45 minutes
Transfer time (approx.): 40 minutes


Manchester to Murcia (Jet2)
Duration: 7 or 14 nights
1st departure: Friday 5 July 2019
last departure: Friday 25 October 2019
Outbound departure / arrival time: 15:15 / 19:15
Inbound departure / arrival time: 20:00 / 22:10
Flight duration (approx.): 2 hours 55 minutes
Transfer time (approx.): 40 minutes

Gatwick to Murcia (easyJet)
Duration: 4-nights
1st departure: Friday 5 July 2019
last departure: Friday 25 October 2019
Outbound departure / arrival time: 11:00 / 14:35
Inbound departure / arrival time: 15:10 / 16:50
Flight duration: approx. 2 hours 35 minutes
Transfer time: approx. 40 minutes

Gatwick to Murcia (easyJet)
Duration: 10-nights

1st departure: Tuesday 9 July 2019
last departure: Tuesday 22 October 2019
Outbound departure / arrival time: 12:50 / 16:30
Inbound departure / arrival time: 17:00 / 17:40
Flight duration (approx.): 2 hours 35 minutes
Transfer time (approx.): 40 minutes

In-flight meals and drinks are not included on these flights, all offer a buy on board service. Flight timings are provisional and will be submitted for approval by the UK and overseas scheduling committees and are therefore given for guidance only are subject to alteration and confirmation. Your ticket will show the final timings of your flight and your luggage allowances.