Submitted: 22 Aug 2007
Sorry not to have got back to you before now.
We had a fabulous time! The apartment was perfect (probably more spacious than the photos would suggest) and the view from the terrace was wonderful - it's a perfect place for watching the world go by: we loved being able to sit and see the fish in the water below. Loved the terrace wrapping round as well - it's huge! Duquesa is a really nice size - everything close at hand - the girls (19 and 15) met lots of people and we felt it was very safe for them out at night. I thoroughly enjoyed just wandering to Manilva, Sabinillas, along the shore past Castillo etc. It's a real mixture of old and new.
Didn't make Africa, but did go down to Gibraltar one day, which was interesting. We loved the Roman baths and the mudpack afterwards was probably the highlight!
Also went up to Casares, which is very picturesque and well worth a visit.
Tried quite a lot of the restaurants in Duquesa - all good. (Went back to China Buffet Express in Estepona which we had been to a couple of years ago, on our last night, and it is still excellent: great to pick your raw food and get it cooked as you watch).
We were very delayed on the way out and didn't get to Duquesa until after 10 at night - there was no problem getting the keys from the safe. Our only problem was trying to find the way to the bottom pool! To begin with we thought it was the one directly below the top pool, but we did eventually discover that it wasn't - it's quite a labyrinth. We did prefer the garden feeling of the bottom pool, so ended up going to it most of the time...and tended to walk round and use the beach gate...it was great to have a swim in the pool, and then one in the sea.
Thanks again - wouldn't hesitate to recommend your apartment to anyone (in fact I think we have already bored a lot of our friends here). It must have one of the best situations around...you are very lucky!..and we will very probably try to go back again. Bill