Playa Bella Apartments


These apartments have real family appeal, with kids' pools and entertainment around the clock. Apartments come king-sized and the 2 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.

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Based on 539 reviews

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

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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*

With an extensive international menu and a separate children's menu.

Playa Bella international restaurant*

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

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Studio sleeps up to 2 adults and 1 child with 2 single sofa-beds and a pull-out child bed. 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.

1 bedroom apartment

1 bedroom apartment sleeps up to 3 adults and 1 child or 2 adults and 2 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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Great holiday

Just returned from Playa Bella Apartments, San Antonio Bay after an 11 night stay. We had a geat holiday and would definitely recommend these apartments. They are in a very good location and are close to shops, bars and restaurants. We stayed half board and although the food was nice the service time varied and on one occasion it took half an hour to get our menu then a further ten minutes to get a drink and then a further 20 mins to receive our starter and we finally left the restaurant after 1 hr and 45 mins. However there were other occasions when the service was much faster. If we had been in any other restaurant and not half board we would have got up and walked out on some occasions. I appreciate the staff work hard and do their best but the restaurant was not even full and I dont know how they would cope if it were full. I do think this needs addressing. The apartments are kept very clean and tidy. The entertainment is very good and the staff are very polite and helpful. The pool and splash area is great for children and we did not have any problems getting sunbeds but advise you go down at 9am to the pool to obtain a bed. There is also air conditioning in the rooms which is very nice and cctv in the apartment blocks which is very reassuring for parents. The hotel is next to the beach but there is also a nice beach close by and the water taxis are also less than 5 mins walk away. I would also recommend Aprop supermarket which is very reasonable which is near Blue star Apartments about 5 to 10 mins walk away. I think we will definitely return but we will go self catering. We booked through Jet 2 holidays and would book with them again as great flight times and no delays and we received a good service.More

Diane B, Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom

Loved our Holiday!

Stayed Self catering 11 nights beginning Aug '14 - loved the hotel and 2 adults & 2 children had a great time. We had a room overlooking a side road, so had some noise from a cafe/bar underneath us, and so late night noise from a bar opposite, but generally it was all good. Loved the pool etc, which was cleared up & hosed down each night which I liked. Always cleaners around which is also GOOD! The people & staff were all lovely, and as previous reviews, Chip the entertainments manager/main man was great & really got to knw everyone & the kids! Pool was lovely, weather perfect. As good self caterers we normally venture out to local restaurants etc which we did, but we took such a liking to the playa bella resaturant as the food was beautiful, and the service was fab and we often wanted to stay to as not to miss the evening entertainment - haven't laughed as much as we did on a Monday with the 'Double Dees' - so hilarious! Our 2 kids adored the kids club, and went nearly evey day (if they read this they should know who we are!) and on one day they did 3x 2 hour sessions as they loved it so much! 2 happy children = 2 happy parents. We loved sitting in the Bahia restaurant for evening drinks overlooking the bay, simply beautiful. Thank you Playa Bella!More

samantha p, London, United Kingdom


Loved this place great for all ages lovely old,across from the clubbing part although still some clubs lots,of bars restaurants,kids activities.Lovely beach pools people.lots to do.river taxis,across the bay to the clubbing side.More

miaandover, andover

Good job Playa Bella

We visited the Playa Bella again this year our 4th year in a row in the last 11 days of july and once again we had a brilliant time.The Apartments are ideally located away from the mayhem of san antonio but just a short ferry or taxi ride away should you wish to go into the action, there are plenty of bars shops activities restaurents etc located in the bay any way if you are with a family.The staff at Playa Bella were excellent and tried to help us as much as they could when we needed to change rooms even though the apartments were full we had to wait a few days but they did move us so a big thanks goes to all the desk staff for that Daniel, Cathy and the night security man. It was good to see the trampolines back again this year as my son loves them along with most of the children there. Entertainment again was hosted by Chip who as always was brilliant and kids just love him. the apartments themselves are fairly basic but they have what you need for a beach holiday and some of the apartments have been upgraded recently. We really have a good time here and a holiday is what you make it we have made some brilliant friends here as well as staff members of which there are to many to mention which is why we come back as well as being in a good position to visit some very nice beaches like cala bassa, cala comte, and port des torrent beach which are all less than 30 minutes on a bus away.More

paul503790, Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Fantastic hotel, brilliant staff and beautiful resort

Myself, my daughter and my two wee granddaughters stayed here for the first week in July. It was a brilliant holiday for all of us. The room was a bit small, I would get a 2 bed next time ,but it was ok for our needs. The entertainment was good, for both children and adults . The children had an absolute ball and the main man was Chip. He is a lovely man , took time out with all the children and really made their's and our holiday. Highly recommend this hotel. Right on the beach and the views are beautiful. The beach is a bit rocky but the pools are lovely at the hotel :)More

Siobhan R, Birmingham, United Kingdom

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