Ona Club Bena Vista, Estepona
Example Booking: 62,000 eXpectations points, 7-nights, August 2017, 2-bed, sleeps 6
Dream of staying in a classic, Andalusian-style apartment overlooking lush gardens and a pool? In November 2016, RCI’s website advertised a fantastic opportunity to stay in a delightful, two-bedroom apartment at Ona Club Bena Vista from 18th-25th August 2017. This is the perfect time to enjoy 7-nights in the sunshine during the UK Summer School holidays at this RCI Hospitality awarded resort, for only 62,000 eXpectations points.
The beautiful and historic town of Estepona is situated along the Costa Del Sol between Marbella and Gibraltar. This traditional fishing town has grown into a popular cosmopolitan holiday destination retaining its original Spanish charm with white-washed houses overlooking the Mediterranean Sea and backed by the Sierra Bermeja mountains.
Estepona, Costa del Sol
The Costa Del Sol region enjoys a micro-climate with approximately 325 days of sunshine a year and temperatures averaging 26-30 degrees Celsius in August. Enjoy cooling off in the clear, warm Mediterranean Sea or relax in the shade of palm trees swaying in the breeze.
The tranquil Ona Club Bena Vista offers stunning views of the surrounding Sierra de Ronda mountains with Saladillo Beach only a short walk away. The town of Estepona is approximately 15km West with easy routes to both Malaga and Gibraltar airports about a 50-minute drive each.
RCI Hospitality Ona Club Bena Vista
The resort offers a true Mediterranean feel with white-washed apartments and terracotta roofs nestled amongst lush green gardens and views of the distant mountains. Absorb the tranquil atmosphere from your balcony as you listen to the provincial birdsong. With a choice of two pools, you can find the perfect spot to unwind with your favourite book and enjoy a cool drink in the sunshine.
Ona Bena Vista Club presents charming 1, 2 and 3-bedroom apartments all offering well-equipped kitchens, sofa bed in the living room, air-conditioning and south-facing balconies. The apartment’s white & pastel-coloured décor creates a fresh atmosphere along with high-standard furnishings and entertainment systems provided for your pleasure and comfort.
The Sunshine Coast, Costa del Sol
The Costa Del Sol is nicknamed “Coast of the Sun” for its warm climate inviting visitors to an endless choice of entertainment and activities.
For those not wishing to venture far from Ona Club Bena Vista, a short walk away you can compete over a game of tennis at Bel Air Tennis Club. Under a mile away golf lovers can admire the spectacular La Concha Mountain (the shell) from the award-winning El Paraiso Golf Course, designed by Gary Player himself.
Book a table at La Casa del Rey, an excellent tapas bar voted in TripAdvisor’s Top 3 restaurants in Estepona. Enjoy the mouth-watering traditional dishes along with a friendly service, creating a satisfying and memorable dining experience.
The beauty of Estepona town and surrounding areas is breath-taking. Browse around the cobbled streets lined with white buildings decorated with brightly coloured flowers. In the centre of town, stop for coffee or a tapas lunch at the picturesque “Plaza de las Flores de Estepona” square, lined with orange trees, the fountain in the centre is a popular backdrop for memorable photos.
Wander towards the seafront to stroll around Estepona marina to discover excellent seafood restaurants, quaint bars and shops selling a wide range of leather and jewellery. Wine and dine in the evening for a romantic experience with views across the marina and glistening water. Pay a visit to the Sunday market to find a special gift or simply enjoy browsing around the market stalls and taking in the vibrant atmosphere.
The towns along the Costa del Sol coastline are famous for wonderful promenades and “Blue Flag” beaches. Paseo Maritimo de Estepona boasts the “Certificate of Excellence” (2016) award for its excellent promenade, clean and safe beaches along with superb facilities and amenities.
The Costa del Sol is not only about beautiful beaches and gleaming white houses. From Estepona take a trip inland to discover the stunning, mountain city of Ronda. The 15th-Century city sits dramatically high above the El Tajo gorge with the spectacular 120-metre high Puente Nuevo stone bridge (pictured) providing the most stunning scenery across the canyon.
Estepona is centrally located approximately 1-hour from Gibraltar or Malaga, both providing easy routes along the Costa del Sol coastline. Spend a day in Gibraltar, riding the cable car from the waterfront to the top of the magnificent Gibraltar Rock, discover the amazing St Michael’s cave, meet the cheeky monkeys of Gibraltar and people-watch from the waterfront restaurants and bars.
Alternatively, head east to Malaga to enjoy the water-sports activities, the bustling nightlife or admire the beautiful architecture of Malaga Cathedral. The whole family will love the water and theme parks, whilst the more adventurous can take a day trip to Morocco from Malaga.
To highlight the great value of eXpectations Holidays we conducted a price comparison using TripAdvisor to source an equivalent holiday. 7-nights at Ona Club Bena Vista were available on Hotels.com during 18th – 25th August 2017 within a 2-bedroom apartment (sleeping 6) for £1,366.26 inclusive of Hotel Taxes and Fees (based on 6 people sharing when we looked on 11/11/2016).
In comparison, we found this 7-night booking at Ona Club Bena Vista during the same dates also within a 2-bedroom apartment (sleeping 6) for just 62,000 points on RCI.com (when we looked on: 4/11/2016).
For members of eXpectations Plus, the total price for this accommodation (excluding the initial purchase price of your membership / points) would come to £657. To calculate this we have included: the associated maintenance fees for 62,000 points, 1x annual membership, 1x online RCI exchange fee and a £22 Utility surcharge from the resort.
|Associated maintenance fees for 62,000 points @ £5.75 per thousand||£357|
|1 x eXpectations Annual Membership||£162|
|1 x RCI online exchange Fee||£116|
|Mandatory miscellaneous fees (e.g. tourist tax)||£22|
So, by making this points booking, members of eXpectations Plus could have made a potential saving of over £700, based on the comparison above.
Take a look for yourself! Use the same dates and room size above to search Hotels.com for availability at Ona Club Bena Vista.