A sunny escape for families: Wyndham Costa Del Sol review

Whyndam resort

by Lorna White |
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Taking the whole family abroad can be a scary prospect, especially if it’s your first family trip abroad. Wyndham is a safe and relaxing haven for any family escape. Located on the Costa Del Sol, the residencies provide a sunny escape from the busier resorts of the popular Spanish coast with plenty to do for the whole clan.

Where is Wyndham, Costa Del Sol?

Wyndham pool

The Costa Del Sol is a very popular holiday destination for British families during the summer months, and for good reason. You can always rely on the weather year-round as it’s home to an average of 300-plus days of annual sunshine, the area is steeped in history and there is plenty to do for the whole family, from relaxing to exploring to learning about history too.

Wyndham resort is located just a 30 minute drive away from the historic city of Malaga, as well as picturesque hikes. You’re also located close to the beach and the holiday towns of Marbella and Puerto Banus.

Transfers can be a stressful part of the holiday for families, but the resort is very easy to get to, and is a 30 minute drive away from Malaga airport. There are regular affordable flights from most UK airports to Malaga, and the flight is just over two hours, making it a relatively stress free journey if you're flying with a baby. When it comes to getting from the airport to the resort, you have a number of easy options. You can either book a private taxi transfer through the hotel or hire your own car. Car parking at the resort is free and some of the apartments offer an enclosed garage space. We’d definitely recommend hiring a car if you hope to drive further afield and see more of the area, especially if you're wanting to make sure your little one can have a car seat.

Although it's nice to have the option of taking a car into the resort, it didn't feel all that safe at times, especially for children walking around as some cars do tend to speed around the corners at times, so it's a good idea to keep children of all ages away from the roads and stay alert at all times.

Where will I sleep?

wyndham resort room

There are plenty of accommodation options to choose from at Wyndham, depending on your budget and how big your family is. You have the choice of suites, one, two or three bedroom apartments (which sleep up to eight people) as well as luxurious deluxe apartments. All the accommodation has a kitchen so you can make and prepare your own food from the comfort of your own place - a must when holidaying with kids who might be tired or a bit fussy when it comes to food from time to time.

As well as having a kitchen, each room comes with Wifi, a safe, bathrooms, linen and towels, TV and access to 24 hour reception. As well as that, most of the rooms have been recently modernised, which makes for a very comfortable stay.

The luxurious King Sized bed was extremely comfortable with plenty of pillows and a very good air conditioning system to keep us cool throughout the night.

While most of the rooms have been refurbished, some haven't yet, so it's a good idea to check when you book that you'll be getting a room that's been refurbished if that's a priority for you.

What is there to do at Wyndham?

Beach kids club

As well as there being plenty of activities to do at Wyndham, there is also lots to see and do further afield too. From taking a boat trip from Marbella to Puerto Banus to visiting the spectacular Caminito Del Rey or the historical city of Malaga, there’s so much to see around the resort and a great place to make memories with your family.

If you’re keen to stay within the resort, there is plenty to get up to if you like keeping active with a range of different sports and fitness activities going on throughout the day. For younger guests, there are two kids clubs on site. There’s supervised fun and activities for children aged 4-11 while older kids and teenagers have the chance to explore with some added freedom while staying safe.

The only downside is that there is no kids club or activities for children younger than four which we imagine could be difficult if you have one five year old and one three year old for example.

Safari kids club

The kids clubs have different themes. The first has a fun nautical theme, and the club is spotlessly clean with games, PlayStations, crafts, books and baking galore. The second club is safari themed and conveniently located next to the safari restaurant, meaning parents can enjoy a relaxing meal the peace of mind that their children are being taken care of in very close proximity. The safari themed kids club even has its own soft play area along with a mini cinema space, gaming zone and plenty of toys and games for youngsters to play with.

Another thing you should definitely do is take a free ride on the resorts train!

What is there to eat?

There are a huge range of places to dine in the resort. From intimate, romantic meals with some cocktails to fun dining options suitable for the whole family, there really is something to suit everyone for both lunch and dinner.

We particularly loved Mediterraneo and Safari for evening meals. Here, you have the option of dining al fresco (weather permitting) and there is also some brilliant entertainment on offer while you eat, with live singers and a piano player.

Be warned that things can get a little rowdy as the night goes on, and while it's great for adults, it might get a bit too much for your tots.

safari restaurant

You also have the option of dining in your accommodation, using the kitchenette provided. This is a really nice option if you just want a quiet night in. There is an on-site supermarket and bakery where you can buy all your food supplies for cooking.

Guests have a lot of flexibility when it comes to the dining options. You can opt for bed and breakfast to enjoy an extensive continental buffet, including freshly baked pastries, cereal, breads, cold meats and cheeses and fruit platters, plus freshly cooked options made to order. Guests who select Half Board can also enjoy three courses in the evening with both meals being served at the Safari Restaurant.

Final thoughts

play area

Speaking to the manager of Wyndham, he said they'd recently been told about a wedding between two guests who first met at the kids club at Wyndham. This lovely heartwarming story is just one example of the vibe you get at Wyndham - there's a real sense of community, and it’s easy to see why guests choose to return year after year.

While there are other resort options that offer more luxury and safer roads, it's a fun affordable option. It's a great place to holiday with your little ones, whether you're a single parent heading on your first adventure or looking for someone to go with a large group of family friends. It’s also a great place for multi-generational families who are in search of a holiday destination where there’s plenty to do for an affordable price with the security of being in a resort.

Rates at Wyndham Costa del Sol start from 75 euros per night with idiliqhotels.com.

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