We had been recommended to try the Las Higueras villas by some friends who have stayed in one before. They had two bedrooms but we found a three bedroom one for rent which gave us the extra bedroom which we wanted rather than put our three children in the one room. The price difference was worth it in my opinion for the extra space. The quality of the property was super and I cannot fault the service we received before and during our holiday.
We really enjoyed the whole set up at Las Higueras and the children absolutely loved having their own swimming pool. I really appreciated the fact that all the villa was all on one level inside, living in a townhouse at home meant a couple of weeks free of stairs.
My only reservation about booking the same thing type of villa again is that the children did not get the opportunity to mix with other children throughout the holiday. I think that a villa with a communal pool may have made my holiday a little more peaceful if they had made friends. They had each other fortunately but we all know how they can squabble. I suppose if they were old enough I would have felt able to let them go off on their own but we have not got to that stage yet.
We self-catered quite a lot and made good use of both of the supermarkets that are at La Manga Club. We did go off to the large supermarket down the road we were recommended to try if we wanted to do a large shop. It is a ten minute drive away but prices are good and you can buy a little more in bulk. Prices in the La Manga supermarkets were comparable to home I thought. We were able to order a few takeaways and did eat out on a few occasions. Eating out again was comparable to home with a good selection of restaurants that we could walk to.
All in all we had a good holiday and will be looking into going again next year.