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.

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  • 7Buildings
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  • 155Rooms
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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*

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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Family holiday

Family of 3 adults two small children in a 1 bedroom apartment could have been better and it was our fault that we did not wait to ask to change our room which was too small for our party but at 10 pm with 2 small children very tired after a journey they just wanted to sleep. We were asked to return at 8 next morning to see the Manager to see if we could change rooms and I believe that we would have been able to as several people we met there did. Overall the room was not too bad but I do believe that when they see that there are 5 people in the room, facilities eg. crockery, cutlery should be for 5. No microwave but there was an oven/grill. Staff and other facilities were very good. Clean, entertainment at night excellent, my only grouse which is personal for me (OAP with very bad knees and a poor swimmer) was that I could not use the pools as access was not compatible for me - too deep a drop from the side to the bottom on the shallow side. The children's pool was the same for me, so I could not even watch the youngest child in there. If there had been a step or two down into the pool it would have been better. There were steps down into the shallow end of the main pool but the drop down was too big for me to negotiate. However, I did go in once with some assistance but I had trouble getting out so I stayed in the splash pool. Similarly it would have been nice to have some ordinary seats in the pool area as again the sunbeds are not easy for someone like me to negotiate without help but overall it was a fantastic place to be. The beach was good too but be prepared for the rocks at the sea edge. Great for exploring with the kids. We stayed self-catering and found a variety of very good shops for what we needed and the bars, restaurants, cafes etc were great. Overall we would go back but this time to a bigger apartment.More

Bigma, Sheffield, England

Home from home.

Been going to Playa Bella for past 7yrs, sometimes twice a year, absolutely love staying here. We stayed in a 2bed apartment this time, room 132,(2 balconies) great pool view. There are lots of lovely places to eat in the complex and surrounding area. Optimist Bar is cheap and cheerful and Franco and his staff are very friendly. Ate in Slow Boat Chinese restaurant and had a great meal, recommend the chilli prawns. Johnny 's across the street is brilliant and treat us like family. Ate in Bahia on site and it was lovely, haven't eaten in main restaurant since new chef and menu have been introduced, maybe next year. Can't leave a review without mentioning Chip, he works tirelessly, always has a smile on his face and time for a quick chat. See you all again next year.More

weejinty57, glasgow

Good location, poor room!

I have just returned from a week in the Playa Bella. Me my hubby and 20 month old son. Also my brother, his wife, their 2 kids 3 and 8 yrs and my mum on their booking. I emailed direct and left a question on here re room arrangements regarding us being a family party and can we be put next to or near one another, so low and behold was furious when we were put in two separate blocks at the other side of the complex (which was rubbish as it would have been so much easier for us being together) and to make matters worse I paid extra for a one bedroom to give me and hubby a quiet space when our boy is sleeping. Well I need not have bothered. It was like a shoe box and I cannot imagine 4 people (which it is supposed to be able to sleep!) staying in it. I asked to be moved and was told no at reception. To which I told the man it was a terrible room and not suited to our needs and was told sorry but no. I asked for a quiet room Away from the entertainment - again so my boy could sleep HA! We were on the same side as the entertainment about 150 yards from the stage! So we heard EVERY BIT OF EVERY SHOW! Which by the way was terrible most nights. The phil collins impersonator and abba girls were admittedly good but a place where the evening entertainment for a family complex does not start til 10.30pm is a disgrace and all the more so when it goes on to midnight! I know it's a holiday but it was not fair when families cannot stay up to watch the entertainment as most were trying to get their little ones down well before then. The room (623) was clean and had all new appliances and enough towels, couch(foldaway bed) in living room very uncomfortable and dangerous as no ends so my son went off the side! the air con is not cold set at 26 degrees, and was told by management it's set like that. The other point with having a 20 month old inquisitive boy is the door on the bedroom and bath room lock from the inside with no way to open from the outside so we had to permanently wedge both doors open for fear he would and could lock himself in! The balcony barely fit two of us with the drying line up and our view was of a supermarket and bins. If we expected to get a lie in at all by our son we couldn't have as the bins are emptied at 4.30 every morning and at 6.30 the recycling bottles are collected from the complexes all on our side - hundreds of bottles smashing, try sleeping through that! Or your baby!!!! The light in the living room blew first night (no big deal) but when I looked up the light fitting was exposed and all the wires could be seen. However it was fixed when reported. My brothers room 114 was a 2 bedroom and I think was the best in the complex, certainly the best views pool and beach and was HUGE! They had 3 balcony entrances, but there were issues here too. The couch in my brothers had these oversized cushions which don't fit and so my mother fell on the last night off of it misjudging what was beneath really hurting her back and leg (she was sober by the way and is 63 so none of us were laughing!). The air con in the bedroom didn't work and the light switch (which my son could reach) had came clean away from the wall and the wires were exposed so had to be locked out of that room for his safety! The pool area was great for the kids, 5 slides however most of the younger kids were scared or deterred as all slides had water features including a huge barrel of water and a tree which had too much water coming out. It sounds daft but it was on from 10.30-4 and we saw the pool busier after then with the kids as they could get a go without being half drowned! The older kids loved it though. The La Bahia restaurant food was lovely and their ice cream is to die for but we only used it twice as the 3rd time we tried we waited 10 minutes and not so much as a drinks order taken (gave us menus) and then another couple (who were clearly previous guests sat down the waiter walked straight by our table notepad out and took their order! So we left and they got no more money from us. The Playa Bella bar is more expensive for drinks and food, funny how that's were the entertainment is on every night! The Optimist bar is much cheaper food and drinks wise and the service is better and tastes lovely, catered well to the kids and made a fuss of them bringing out pictures and pencils to keep them occupied. The complex is in a good location far enough from San Antonio but close to the water taxi and a nice little beach to the left. There are nice restaurants like relish along the road and great kids play areas with go carts bouncy castles soft play and trampolines (we spent most evenings here and the kids loved it of all ages) and we could have a few drinks. Overall would I come again, no as could not guarantee I would not get a crappy room again, we spent a lot to go between us and our plans were ruined (like taking turns to babysit so the others could go out) it wasn't fair to drag the kids across the complex late at night. 2 of us were hurt in 2 different rooms and all rooms need to be refurbished not just some. And better maintenance of dangerous and poor electrical fittings! We made the best of our holiday and thank god my brother got a decent apartment or else our time here would have been truly upsetting as we didn't want to stay in our room, with nothing to look at (no view) and it was tiny and uncomfortable, we were the type of people with a young baby that would spend more time in the room! If you've already booked take it for what it is, but don't take any requests you make to the complex as gospel (they don't seem to care if they accommodate you or not) Pics to follow, and I did speak to management in resort they were not interested.More

clarabellex, glasgow

top class hotel

stayed here for the last three years with my husband and two girls, what amazing staff and as for our one and only chip the dj and entertainer, well guess u dont need much more to no we keep going back, so friendly, for all the family, fun , laughter, bingo, kids disco, even someone watching ur kids on trampoline, great food, nice clean rooms, excellent all round see u in august guys were coming back for eleven nights xxx burkinshaws, wakefield xMore

Ninabur,

Absolutely brilliant.....

The ladies on reception, the chefs and waiters in The restaurant (La Bahia). David ward aka Chip, the maintenance guy (Never got his name), the manager and the owner are all a massive credit to this hotel. They really do go out of there way to help you. I stayed for 2 weeks from 15th-29th June for a wedding and they made every day enjoyable. The food in La Bahia was amazing, the steak was the best we had on the island, the taste and presentation was worthy of a Michelin star. The rooms are great, (Book a superior) I had a superior apartment and I loved it. Brilliant view of the bay from the balcony. All brand new kitchen and bathroom suite, this hotel deserves a higher rating than it has. Don't let the unfinished hotel next door put you off, you barely notice it whilst taking in the beautiful views off San Antonio straight across the bay. Already looking forward to coming back to stay with you guys. I'd like to say a massive thank you to you all again, see you all soon..... More

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