We can't keep away from the Roda Golf Beach Club in La Manga! With the weather as perfect as it has been lately, we found an excuse for another visit, and this time we took our photographer. We also shot a couple of little videos for you. Although we freely admit we are not video experts, we think that the videos give a really insight into what it is actually like in and around the beach club, so for that reason we include them for you.
We visited the club on a Monday, so it was pretty quiet, although some people were in evidence around the pool. We also saw a few people covered in mud on the beach. the local mud is said to have therapeutic properties
The staff were extremely helpful. The young lady in reception took the time to explain a little of the history of the club, and how the unusual building had originally been constructed for a top minister in Franco's government. She also took the time to translate the restaurant menu into English (we'll publish it soon) and showed us around the entire complex
On the ground floor you will find the main entrance, and walking through to the beach side you pass the bathrooms and the elegant and modern spiral staircase to the first floor. As you leave the reception area you emerge between the bar (on your left) and the restaurant to your right. Both areas are fabulously modern and clean. The shining white floor emphasising the white table linen. The glass doors which encompass the entire area where retracted, and a light breeze flowed through the entire club. We haven't visited during the evening yet, but it must be an extremely attractive and romantic place to take dinner.
As one leaves the rear of the beach club through the vast sliding glass doors the beach is of course directly in front, and the sea just a few meters away. there are stylish loungers arranged on the beach. Walking around to the left we find the pool area just next to the outdoor bar seating. The outdoor bar tables had bar menus, and the snacks and drinks seemed reasonably priced (there are pictures of the menu in the gallery and full size (very readable) on our Flickr page here). The pool area is splendid, and has ample loungers. We hear from Roda that entrance numbers are strictly limited, so we are sure the pool shouldn't get overcrowded
Heading back inside, we crossed the bar and restaurant area and headed up the spiral stairs to the first floor. What a stylish area! there are six stunning day beds arranged in the central area, affording magnificent views out over the Mediterranean. Whilst to the the left is a table and chairs. Around the corner to the right is a small alcove with a sofa and chairs. We noticed a dumb waiter here to, ready to send up a couple of cocktails before dinner we imagine! The whole upstairs area, is surrounded by glass, and many doors lead outside onto the veranda. Walking around afforded more lovely views of the sea, and across the pool area.
All in all the Roda Golf Beach Club is a modern and attractive place to be. Whether for a swim and mud bath, or as an evening detination for a romantic dinner. Do yourself a favour and check it out for yourselves!
Roda Golf Beach Club - July 2008 - PartII
A "walkthrough" of the Roda Beach Club...
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