I had a week away in Benidorm with my friend Corinne, the weather was fantastic and the whole place was buzzing. It was so good to see it like it was a few years ago, no empty buildings and people in all the bars and restaurants. They will have a super summer that will make up towards the loss over the last few years.
This new way of renting places to stay in from weekends to long holidays is proving very popular in Europe at the moment. It is so much cheaper than hotels and normally a better deal than B&B or guest houses. We had an apartment that had everything in it you would need in fact it is like home from home, one bedroom with twin beds plus a sofa bed in lounge, fully equipped kitchen and even a washing machine so you don’t have to take dirty clothes home. A nice balcony to enjoy a sangria and if you get too hot just pop the air conditioning on.
Plus the use of the pool, which was the only thing that lacked something which was sun loungers, we even had the pool to ourselves most days. We were 200 metres from the beach plus many bars and shops in our road.
We made our own Paella one night and Sangria, very tasty. Then at the airport I found the seasoning so I will be making my own at home plus the sangria and ali oli, I love that with bread and olives.
Our favourite drink was the strawberry and lime Kopperberg with lots of ice.
Opposite our apartment there was an Indian restaurant and kebab house so we popped over for a meal one night, I have to say it was one of the best I have tasted, the service was brilliant and everything was so clean.
A brilliant time was had by us both, it was nice to sit in the sun and chill with no noisy neighbour shouting constantly. Our host Sarah was lovely and met us as soon as we got there and gave us a tour and the keys, if we had of hired a car there was even parking by the apartments. I love the atmosphere of Benidorm and the Spanish so I am sure I will be back again soon. With just a two-hour flight which we got for £60 return each it is a cheap get away, I don’t really like flying so a short flight is perfect for me.
Then we bring the sun home with us so my holiday mood continues.