• From: Malathis
  • Date: Monday 21st January 2019
  • Subject: A two-week golf holiday at Desert Springs

Golfing holiday

My husband and I have stayed and played at Desert Springs numerous times, it’s always a pleasurable experience.

Not very different this time, we are on a 2-week golfing holiday.

The main difference this time is, the course is less crowded, and the staff are happy to adjust your tee time to your needs.

The food in the clubhouse is exceptionally good and value for money. The staff are welcoming and friendly.

It still is one of the best courses in the area with plenty of challenges!!”

  • From: Paco G
  • Date: Friday, 4th January 2019
  • Subject: Trip Advisor guest review

“Enchanting place”

The attention to detail, service and the quality of the food are very good, exotic touches such as Mexican, Moroccan, etc. very successful.

There is a very good relation between quality and price.

The restaurant and the place are lovely, you can notice this as soon as you arrived at the Resort, you feel that you have travelled to Colonial America. After your meal there are great sofas with a fireplace for winter and a terrace for summer, so, you can chill and have drinks after lunch or dinner.

Highly recommended.

  • From: Carina B
  • Date: Wednesday 2nd January 2019
  • Subject: A New Year’s Eve to remember!

A New Year’s Eve to remember – thank you

Another wonderful New Year’s Eve party put on by Ellie and her team.

Immaculately organised, super food, wines and music.

Count us in for next year again.

Well done and HUGE thanks Carina and Tim xx

  • From: Deborah C
  • Date: Saturday 29th December 2018
  • Subject: Christmas Lunch

Christmas Lunch

Fantastic venue for a special day.

The food was outstanding with attention to detail using quality ingredients.

The staff were attentive without being ‘in your face’.

Well done Ellie for the organisation and planning – save us a place for next Christmas!

  • From: Jake Missba
  • Date: Friday 28th December 2018
  • Subject: Christmas Magic

Christmas Magic

My husband and I spent Christmas Day here with good friends.

The service from Elle, Xavier, Pilar, Ignacio and Yala, together with Chef, was exemplary!

The food utterly sensational and plentiful. I doubt either of us finished it. Utterly delicious. A lovely atmosphere, beautiful Christmas tree and decorations and very quaffable red wine made our Christmas lunch complete.

I have to say we are all in agreement that it’s probably one of THE best Christmas lunches we have ever eaten.

Thank you so much

  • From: Jan H
  • Date: Friday 14th December 2018
  • Subject: Christmas Market & Santa’s Grotto

 A very festive evening

We have enjoyed many wonderful meals at the El Torrente but on this occasion, we visited the Christmas Market and Santa’s Grotto.

On arrival at the entrance to El Torrente there was a variety of stalls selling a great selection of Christmas gifts making everywhere look very festive.

It was lovely to watch so many little children excited to see Santa Claus who obviously had a very busy evening with the aid of his Elf.

Such a lovely atmosphere.

  • From: Simon M
  • Date: Friday 30th November 2018
  • Subject: Simon’s comments following his dining experience at ‘El Torrente’ restaurant

Very good food

 The food was very good.

 I’m used to eating at Spanish golf restaurants and they are often very bad. This one is very good though.

 The Indian chicken korma is amazing.

  • From: Lord Martyr
  • Date: Tuesday 20th November 2018
  • Subject: Comments from Lord Martyr following her golfing break at Desert Springs Resort

Excellent accommodation, golf and food

The self-catering accommodation was lovely, with a good-sized pool right outside our door.

We enjoyed the continental breakfast every morning and ate at the excellent restaurant every night where the food was very good and reasonably priced.

The golf manager Malcolm arranged all our tee times at Desert Springs and two other nearby courses and generally set up everything perfectly for us.

A very enjoyable and relaxing trip.

  • From: Iben C
  • Date: Wednesday 31st October 2018
  • Subject: Comments from Iben following her golfing break at Desert Springs Resort

Fabulous!!!

Arrived on a hot sunny afternoon to find a lovely clubhouse and a superb looking course.

We were seen straight away at reception where two girls took us through all the ins and outs of the resort.

Taken to “the lodge” for our accommodation which was far superior to what we were expecting. A lovely apartment on the ground floor spotlessly clean with a nice fully equipped kitchen.

I’m a chef and like to cook on holiday with locally sourced products and the kitchen was set up with everything I needed.

We ate in the clubhouse the first evening after having drinks on the patio. The barman made me a fabulous gin and tonic whilst giving me a lesson in how to pour the tonic to maintain the fizz. Loved it!!!

Food was fab and we went to bed very chilled out and relaxed.

Both my husband and I are single figure handicappers and found the course in great nick with a good degree of difficulty. Well maintained greens and lovely little touches like signage and sculptures dotted around.

Don’t even think twice. Just go ahead and book this resort for your holiday. We certainly can’t wait to go back.

PS there’s loads to explore in the area.

  • From: Richard Merriman
  • Date: Friday 26th October 2018
  • Subject: Comments from Richard of Repton International School Projects following his inspection visit to Desert Springs Resort

Good morning Simon,

I wish to express my grateful thanks and appreciation to you and your first-class Desert Springs team for your most generous hosting, through Nick, of Tom and myself over the past few days.

The trip was most illuminating and a fine insight into all the excellence on offer. Your setting, provision, facilities and staffing were all superb.

Can you please extend our grateful appreciation to Grace Romero, the most impressive Anthony Brooks and his grounds team especially Callum Bristow, Frank Siebrecht, who was most flexible and accommodating and Indre Sukiene who gave us a most enlightening tour of the region and for whom nothing was too much trouble.

I sincerely hope to be back and will most definitely be promoting the resort as a venue with colleagues, friends and clubs.

All good wishes,

Richard

 

  • From: Rob Worrell
  • Date: Tuesday 2nd October 2018
  • Subject: Comments from Rob following his participation in The Alternative Ryder Cup at Desert Springs Resort

Kirk,

   I felt compelled to drop you a note following your quite magnificent running of the event.

   You were an absolute star as was your highly committed team – thank you so much.

   I have been a member for 5 years now during which I have never felt as welcome as I presently do.

   My guests are already recommending Desert Springs to friends and business colleagues.

   You were incredibly attentive, professional and above all approachable and kind.

   I don’t visit often but be assured the next time I do I’ll be dropping you a bottle in.

   All the best,

   Rob ( the bandit )

   Rob Worrell ACII

  • From: Juan C
  • Date: Thursday 9th August 2018
  • Subject: Comments from Juan following his holiday at Desert Springs Resort

Everything phenomenal!

A very rewarding experience!

Perfect to go with your family or your partner.

The apartments are very good and the food great.

All of the staff are very attentive and friendly.

In general, very happy, thank you. 

  • From: Antonio Jose
  • Date: Sunday 6th August 2018
  • Subject: Comments from Antonio following his holiday at Desert Springs Resort

Venue with a lot of charm!

We had great service and a great stay these past days, very attentive staff and good food in the clubhouse, excellent quality price.

100% recommendable.

The pool is great and nice to have it close with the August heat. 

  • From: Neil Wilkie
  • Date: Sunday 15th July, 2018
  • Subject: Comments from Neil following his family villa holiday at Desert Springs Resort in July 2018

Rubén,

I’d like to thank you for all your help with the booking and introducing us to Desert Springs.

We’ve had an absolutely brilliant vacation – one of the very best we’ve ever had as a family!  

Desert Springs is a stunning resort with fantastic facilities, but more than that, every staff member we had the pleasure of meeting was courteous, efficient, engaging and thoroughly professional. It’s a really impressive and rare combination that we have really appreciated. 

The villa itself was exactly the right choice for us and was stunning. I’m not sure if you engage directly with the owners, but if you do, can you pass on our sincere thanks to them as well? 

I’m not sure I’ve ever written such a glowing endorsement for any holiday I’ve been on so thanks once again, you really helped us have the best vacation.

Kind regards

The Wilkie family

  • From: Jim
  • Date: Sunday 1st July, 2018
  • Subject: Comments from Jim following his family holiday at Desert Springs Resort in June 2018

Stayed at Desert Springs in June 2018 in a villa on Desert Drive. Superb location with lovely views over the golf course.

Whether you play golf or not does not matter, it’s a great place to stay.

As usual the organization was excellent, and the villa well prepared on arrival. Local beaches are a 10-minute drive, but worth driving along the coast to San Juan which has a beautiful beach. Also, worth a visit is Mojacar Pueblo, a traditional white village with great views.

  • From: Debbie
  • Date: Saturday, 30th June 2018
  • Subject: Comments from Debbie following her groups break at Desert Springs Resort in June 2018

I visited Desert Springs with a photography party of 3 photographers and 2 models.

We found the villa in exceptional order and the kitchen was fully equipped with everything you need to prepare meals with local produce bought in the local supermarket.

The villa, pool, roof terrace and grounds were beautiful and ideal for us photographers to capture stunning images.

We visited the Crocodile Club on one evening which had a live band playing. We all enjoyed the bars cocktails on the terrace whilst listening to the band.

The staff were all amazing helping us to get settled in on arrival and recommend a few good local restaurants in the town. They spoke very good English which helped with our ropey Spanish. Highly recommended for any trip whether you’re a golfer or not.

  • From: B Man
  • Date: Monday 18th June, 2018
  • Subject: Comments from B Man following his family holiday at Desert Springs Resort in May 2018

Great Family Holiday

Another Family holiday at Desert Springs enjoyed by all, 6 Adults and three Children aged 6, 4 & 3.

We had a four-bedroom Villa, overlooking the 2nd tee off and the 1st Green, which was equipped to a high standard.

We all enjoyed the Pool and lounging in the garden Area.

We played golf a few times (and I lost several balls!) on the very challenging but enjoyable course.

The Staff at Desert Springs are very helpful and friendly, and I would recommend the Clubhouse and Crocodile Club.

This is a great place for a peaceful relaxing holiday and only a 15-minute drive from the beach.


We plan to return next year.

  • From: Abingdon Preparatory School Cricket
  • Date: 23rd April 2018
  • Subject: Abingdon Preparatory School complete successful pre-season cricket training camp

With the domestic cricket season drawing ever closer, twenty (20) members of Abingdon Preparatory School, accompanied by three (3) coaching staff are now back in England having completed a successful 4-day pre-season training camp between Tuesday 17th and Saturday 21st April at the Desert Springs Cricket Ground & Academy.

Abingdon Preparatory School Director of Sports Ashley David-Ward, supported by Jamie Ellis, Assistant Coach and Benny Webster, Sports Coach accompanied Twenty (20) players aged 11-12 years of age who completed bowling, batting and fielding practice as well as strength and conditioning training sessions and match simulations on the new cricket ground, as they stepped up their physical preparations for the upcoming 2018 season.

Abingdon Preparatory School Director of Sports Ashley David-Ward commented:

“A fantastic experience for all of our boys. The cricket facilities were outstanding as was the accommodation. All of the staff were extremely helpful, and nothing seemed too much trouble! The food was very good and went down well with all of the boys and staff. We will definitely return!

Grass net practice, both bowling and batting took place at the Cricket Academy, along with strength and conditioning work, running, speed and agility work.

A few of the Abingdon Preparatory School players said of their pre-season training experience at the Desert Springs Cricket Ground & Academy:

“The week was fantastic, and the cricket was exhilarating.” Will Hartley

“A brilliant week of cricket with perfect facilities.” Clem Davies

“Absolutely brilliant, everything spot on!” Sam Runsey

“The cricket pitch was just amazing, and the nets were stupendous!” Archie Leishman

“Excellent rooms and cricket facilities, I would definitely recommend to all!” Leo Carniaux

The squad also benefited from use of the Academy Ground at Desert Springs, incorporating specific practice sessions involving; throw downs, slip catch training and fielding exercises as well as match simulations.

The players and coaches were accommodated in some of the privately-owned apartments and townhouses normally reserved for holidays and short breaks at Desert Springs and the resort’s executive chef was on hand to cater for the special dietary requirements of individual players dining in the Crocodile Club Restaurant.

  • From: Charterhouse School Cricket
  • Date: 16th April 2018
  • Subject: Charterhouse School complete successful pre-season cricket training camp

With the domestic cricket season drawing ever closer, twenty (20) members of Charterhouse School Cricket, accompanied by four (4) coaching staff are now back in England having completed a successful 5-day pre-season training camp between Monday 9th and Saturday 14th April at the Desert Springs Cricket Ground & Academy.

Charterhouse Director of Cricket Martin Bicknell and three (3) members of Charterhouse School Coaching Staff accompanied Twenty (20) players who completed bowling, batting and fielding practice as well as strength and conditioning training sessions and competitive matches on the new cricket ground, as they stepped up their physical preparations for the upcoming 2018 season.

Charterhouse School Director of Cricket, Martin Bicknell commented:

“Desert Springs provides World Class facilities only two hours away by plane with exceptional staff!”

The Charterhouse squad also benefited from two (2) days use of the new Cricket Ground at Desert Springs, incorporating two competitive fixtures against the Rowse Academy XI who were also at the resort for their own pre-season preparations during the same period.

Charterhouse School Director of Sport, Nicholas Beasant commented:

“Desert Springs is a sensational venue with excellent facilities and service. All of the staff really understand your needs, and nothing is too much to ask. Thank you so much.”

Charterhouse players remarked of their pre-season training experience at the Desert Springs Cricket Ground & Academy:

“I really enjoyed the trip. The cricket and resort facilities were excellent, thank you!” Nick Payne (Aged 15yrs.)

“Resort accommodation and all of the facilities are truly excellent, thank you!” George Barlow (Aged 18yrs.)

“Desert Springs Resort is an excellent place to come and stay in order to prepare for the season ahead. Wonderful facilities and beautiful weather!”  David Campbell (Aged 17yrs.)

The players and coaches were accommodated in some of the privately-owned apartments normally reserved for holidays and short breaks at Desert Springs and the resort’s executive chef was on hand to cater for the special dietary requirements of individual players dining in the Crocodile Club Restaurant.

  • From: Malvern College Cricket
  • Date: 15th April 2018
  • Subject: Malvern College complete successful pre-season cricket training camp

With the domestic cricket season drawing ever closer, twenty-two (22) members of Malvern College Cricket, accompanied by three (3) coaching staff are now back in England having completed a successful 4-day pre-season training camp between Monday 9th and Friday 13th April at the Desert Springs Cricket Ground & Academy.

Malvern College Director of Cricket Noel Brett, with Malvern College Cricket Coach Richard Coughtrie and Sports Coach Liam Smith, accompanied Twenty-Two (22) players who completed bowling, batting and fielding practice as well as strength and conditioning training sessions and match simulations on the new cricket ground, as they stepped up their physical preparations for the upcoming 2018 season.

Malvern College Director of Cricket Noel Brett commented:

“We have had a fantastic time at Desert Springs and been looked after so well. The facilities are second to none and have been great for our cricket. We will definitely try and come back in the future.”

The squad also benefited from use of the new Cricket Ground at Desert Springs, incorporating specific practice sessions involving; throw downs, slip catch training and fielding exercises as well as match simulations.

Sports Coach Liam Smith remarked;

“Awesome week! 10/10 cricket tour facilities, one of the best tours ever!”

Malvern College Cricket Coach, Richard Coughtrie commented:

“A fantastic week of cricket in the sun. The boys have had a wonderful week with great facilities.”

A few of the Malvern College players said of their pre-season training experience at the Desert Springs Cricket Ground & Academy:

“A brilliant week with amazing cricket facilities.” Will Hartley

“Sensational cricket tour!” Jamie Hawkins

“Beautiful accommodation and facilities.” Jack Whitfield

The players and coaches were accommodated in some of the privately-owned apartments and townhouses normally reserved for holidays and short breaks at Desert Springs and the resort’s executive chef was on hand to cater for the special dietary requirements of individual players dining in the Crocodile Club Restaurant.