If you follow us on twitter, you’ll know I recently left Danny at home, holding down the fort and looking after Pixel and Darcy, whilst I headed to Puerto Banus with my mum and brother. I’d never been to Puerto Banus or anywhere nearby that I could remember. We planned the trip 2 weeks before we left, very last minute but we all realised we could get time off. After the first destination suggestions lacked available accommodation, mum suggested Puerto Banus we were soon booking flights to Malaga.
Having booked the last minute trip to get some sunshine, we were welcomed by clouds thunderstorms and rain, thankfully it brightened up for the last couple of days. We spent the majority of our trip laughing so the weather couldn’t stop us from enjoying ourselves.
The custard filled pastries were too tempting to resist, I have to say the food was unbelievably fantastic.
Our hotel was a 5-minute taxi from the port, this costs a couple of euros and we all thought it was relatively cheap compared to the extortionate fares back home.
The down time meant I was able to catch up on some much-missed reading. I worked my way through The Regulars by Georgia Clark; a fictional read about three best friends who take a potion called ‘Pretty’ which turns them pretty. But pretty has a dark side. It was definitely an easy holiday read, a definite change from the first book I read whilst we were away- The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter.
The Good Daughter had me gripped from the get go, I could barely put it down, anticipating each page turn. Whilst gripping it was also graphic. It is a deeply emotional, character driven thriller which follows two daughters who endure two brutal crimes, 28 years apart. I was just about able to get past the very disturbing scenes described in gory detail which at points made me feel physically ill, but if you are sensitive to these things, I’d give this fantastic read a miss.
The hotel corridors were a huge contrast to its bright white exterior.
Grennery draped itself over beautiful peach walls at every possible turn.
Jumpers were a must for the start of our trip.
But by the end, I was able to live in shorts and t-shirts.
Banana plants scattered the surrounding streets, this gave me huge plant envy as I long to have one in our home.
Poolside caffeine fixes became a daily staple before exploring the beautiful streets.
I love the way the flowers grow over the edge of the walls, trying to escape the gardens in which they’re no longer confined.
We couldn’t leave Europe without sampling the pizza. We walked past this pizza place every evening in Puerto Banus. If you’re looking for it, it’s the only restaurant with bouncers outside to control the queue. Great value and exceptionally cheesy pizza place a wide range of other options too including a pancetta caramelised onion, fig and goats cheese salald which looked amazing.
Ofcourse some icecream also had to make an appearance.
Although Puerto Banus wasn’t my first choice of holiday destination. Its beauty took me by surprise.