Playa Bella Apartments

These apartments have real family appeal, with kids' pools and entertainment around the clock. Apartments come king-sized and the two restaurants offer up please-all fare. Plus, its beachfront spot means San Antonio's sands are just moments away.

This place is right on Punta Xinxo Beach, just along from San Antonio proper. And its huge terrace virtually melts into the beach. Cross the walkway and you’re on the sands in seconds.

As to the complex itself, it’s made up of four-storey blocks grouped around the terrace. Sunbeds are here in force and the main, cloverleaf-shaped pool is pretty, with palm trees rising up from its centre. One of the pool’s ‘leaves’ is reserved for toddlers. The highlight, though, is the neighbouring splash pool. Complete with a novelty shark, shipwreck, showers and chutes, it’s the equivalent of a miniature aqua park.

Apartments are spacious and light. Most have undergone a recent refurbishment, too. Fresh magnolia walls have been teamed with blue-and-yellow furnishings. Smart kitchenettes and balconies or terraces finish things off. In terms of size, you can choose between studios and one, two or three-bedroom apartments, some of which offer bay views.

Elsewhere, you’ve got all the essentials on tap. There are two bright and breezy restaurants serving international dishes, plus a friendly bar on the beachfront. Add games and shows in the evening and you’ve got entertainment covered.

What’s more, getting to San Antonio is easy. Buses run into town from nearby or you can walk there – it’ll take around 45 minutes. Or there’s always the more scenic option of water taxis, which cruise to the centre or other nearby beaches. And if you don’t fancy going into town, there are plenty of restaurants and bars just outside the complex.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Based On 617 reviews


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    2 Keys
  • 7Buildings
  • 4Floors
  • 155Rooms
  • 7Lifts

Facilities► View all

Outdoor pool

With palm trees centred in the middle of the cloverleaf-shaped pool, one of the leaves is just for toddlers.

La Bahia international restaurant*

La Bahia offer an extensive international menu, plus a separate menu for the children.

Playa Bella international restaurant*

Offering a variety of international dishes, plus a separate children's menu.

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3 bedroom apartment

3 bedroom apartment sleeps up to eight, with air-conditioning from 15th June to 15th September, kitchenette with kettle, toaster, two electric rings, oven, maid service with towel change twice a week and linen weekly. Plus flatscreen TV with several English channels.

1 bedroom apartment

1 bedroom apartment sleeps up to three adults and one child, or two adults and two children. With air-conditioning from 15th June to 15th September, kitchenette with kettle, toaster, 2 electric rings, oven, maid service with towel change twice a week and linen weekly. Plus flatscreen TV with several English channels.

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Lovely place to stay

Stayed here with my partner and child for a weeks holiday. Although the area was very quiet, I could not fault the accommodation. Very clean and tidy, good size and the pool area was fantastic for children. Didn't have much dealings with the staff but any of which I did I found them to be very helpful and friendly. Very reasonably priced and great entertainment for all the family daily. Would definitely returnMore

Shauna M,

Lovely place

Very nice apartment 314 was just in the right place, lovely view of the swimming pool and the sea. Very clean two restaurants plus chinese and two bar/snack restaurants on the complex Very good entertainment Cleaning staff very good too also very good for families lots for the childrenMore

676cas, Warwickshire, United Kingdom

Great holiday

Myself and my partner stayed here for a week last September. We had a great time. Apartment were basic but clean and we had a lovely balcony overlooking the pool and sea. It was nice to be away from the party area but we were also close enough to go in to it if we wanted with a bus or water taxi. We were close to shops also. The beach outside the apartments is not great but if you go a few 100 meters down there is a lovely beach. More

sandskevin,

Fantastic location

A special thanks to Cathy and Anna on reception for helping us. We have stayed here in September 2014 for one week in studio apartment and had a fantastic time, our children decided to book us a surprise trip to this area again. But they booked us into a hotel up the road. After a 2 night stay in the hotel we just had to move out and go back to Playa Bella Apartment's. The reason for this was not just the location of the Playa Bella being right on the beach, but to all of the friendly staff who made our stay most enjoyable. You have a choice of 5 different restaurants on site so there is something to suite all tastes. Being right on the beach front gives you the opportunity to relax all day long as it is a sun trap from 9 am to 9 pm. You have everything within walking distance, restaurants, shops, water taxi into the main strip.More

Bernie M, County Dublin, Ireland

Great holiday

Just returned from a week at playa bella with my partner and 2 young children. Not great first impression when you're dropped off in the middle of what looks like a derelict building site but please don't be put off! Once you're inside the complex it's pretty much out of view. Staff were so helpful and friendly, lovely English lady on reception was so informative and a real credit, as was chip in charge of the entertainment. We requested a refurbished room with a sea view by email when we booked - and this is exactly what we got. Room was in block 2 which is fab, away from evening entertainment and restaurant/bars around the complex with good views of the bay and the pool. Room was immaculate. You saw cleaners all over constantly maintaining the very high cleanliness. We went B&B which was nice, but choice very limited. Got tedious by the end of the week. The half board menu wasn't particularly varied either so I'm glad we didn't go for that. Pool area is amazing for little ones (mine are 2 & 4) although water is breathtakingly cold, they would have spent the whole week playing in the pools. Loads of sunloungers and parasols to go around. Apartments are located very centrally on a strip full of bars and restaurants and we used the taxi boat most days to get around (€3 each for a trip over to San Antonio, kids free). Minor downsides which stopped me giving 5 stars: shower was faulty and very low pressure, rooms were very noisy, we were next to the lift and could hear every time the lift door opened and every footstep down the corridor, sofa beds were like sleeping on the floor - so uncomfortable. Would not hesitate to recommend to families. More

YorkshireFizz, York, United Kingdom

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