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26th May 2018

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Spanish Sun

It’s easy to see why Spain retains a top spot in the heart of British tourist. A warm (but not searing) Mediterranean climate, shorter flights, and sandy beaches and a Spanish welcome. For this holiday we’re heading to the lovely resort of Benalmadena, in the South East  tip of Spain and only 15km from Malaga airport (handy for those who prefer short transfers)

Situated on a hill close to the town and the beach, our hotel offers all inclusive board, 3 pools and entertainment.


Where we're going

Benalmadena offers all the facilities of a modern resort, and a wealth of attractions to see / do or visit, and yet retains a true Spanish flavour in its old town.  The oldest part of the town, Benalmadena Pueblo, has quaint white painted houses and cobbled streets.

There are numerous blue flag beaches, and when you tire of the sea, head to the lovely marina along the beach promenade.

Our hotel for this holiday is in a great location. Just 1km from the centre of Benalmadena and a 3 minute (250m) walk to the beach. Pitched on a hillside, the  hotel enjoys  great views.  A short walk brings you to the beachfront and number of shops, bars and restaurants, and you’ll be just 10 minutes walk from Puerto Marina harbour. Please note, because of the hilllside location, this hotel would unfortunately not be a good choice for anyone with mobility issues.

The resort of Benalmadena is ideal for all ages, whether you’re looking for an active holiday with lots to do or see, or great surroundings where you can relax and watch the world go by. As well as a huge choice of of activities, blue flag beaches and lots of sight seeing opportunities, the town and marina play host to a wide number of tapas and seafood  restaurants.


This is a 7 night break commencing Saturday 26th May 2018 returning on Saturday 2nd June 2018 – this is the main school holiday week for UK schools.


The nearest airport to our resort is Malaga in Southern Spain, c 15km from the resort. We have secured group flights from London Gatwick  for this holiday as flights are notoriously high for this popular week in May..

We’ve based the holiday costs on our group flights but do get in touch if you’d prefer an alternate airport and we can investigate options for you.

Family ages

Perfect for all!  Attractions to suit all ages, all inclusive board for ease, a great location for the town and beach and a great price. What more could you need?

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Our Hotel

To make this holiday accessible for all (or tempt you if you’ve already booked a summer break but are desperate for some sun), we’ve a great price for this break, even moreso if you have two or more children.

This is a 3 star hotel, so don’t expect luxury, but it offers good facilities, a lovely hillside location and a great price for an early summer break. Only 50 metres from the nearest shop, a few minutes from the beach (250 metres) and 1km from Benalmadena marina it’s in a great location to enjoy this lovely town.

The hotel has won a GOLD Travelife Award (this means that it is has a proven commitment to sustainability and environmental and social impact)

The complex is made of 3 buildings. All rooms have air conditioning, satellite TV, room safe (local charges), and an outward facing balcony offering great views.

Malaga airport is within close reach.


  • 3 outdoor pools including an adults only pool
  • The children’s pool with small slides
  • Buffet style restaurant
  • 3 bars, including a lounge and pool bar.
  • Hotel run kids club ages 6-10 years
  • Large garden of lawn and terrace
  • Free wifi in public areas
  • Live entertainment & organised activities
  • Aerobics & aqua aerobics
  • Gym (minimum age 18)
  • Various sports activities
  • Mini golf
  • Table tennis and games room
  • Children’s playground
  • Pool towels are available to rent for 5 euros per person per stay (with a refundable 10 euro deposit)


What's included

The price of the holiday includes group flights from London Gatwick to Malaga, transfers to and from your hotel and 3 star accommodation with all inclusive board.  A Single With Kids’ coordinator will accompany the group and organise events and get togethers throughout the week.

All inclusive board is always an easy option when holidaying with children.  The following meals are included  :

Breakfast buffet

Served from 08:00 to 10:30

Fresh bread, cakes, cereals, cold meats, fresh fruit. Bacon, eggs and sausage also available if you prefer a cooked breakfast.

Lunch / Dinner

Again these are both buffet style restaurants offering:

Selection of fish, meat, salads, vegetables, fresh fruit and desserts.

Snack bar with sandwiches, crisps and nuts

Afternoon tea : ice cream, cakes and biscuits.


Soft, hot and local drinks are available from 10:00 to 01:00



Things to do

This resort has absolutely everything!  For beach lovers there are numerous blue flag beaches. For people watchers, grab a coffee at the lovely Puerto Marina and watch the world go by.  Looking for local attractions? You’re spoilt for choice:

  • Tivoli Word is nearby – with 40 rides it’s perfect for thrill seekers.
  • Parque Paloma – the main green space in the town with lots of walks, an artificial lake, children’s play parks, restaurant and animals (goats, donkeys, chickens, rabbits, peacocks)
  • Visit the dolphins, sea lions, penguins at the Selwo Marina or marvel at the underwater world at the Sea Life Aquarium
  • Make a splash at the Aqualand Water Park
  • Head up to the top of the Calamorro Mountain in the cable car to enjoy panoramic views

For sightseeers, excursions run from Benalmadena to Ronda, Cordoba, Seville or Gibraltar or hop on the ferry to visit nearby towns.

There are a lot of good shopping, bars and restaurants nearby too if you have any gaps to fill !

An itinerary will be pulled together for the week to combine a good mix of the above, as well as free get togethers and plenty of rest and relaxation time too! The itinerary isn’t obligatory, you’re totally free to dip in and out of events as you wish.




Prices & Booking

The prices are based on a 7 night holiday iwith all inclusive board in our 3 star, hillside hotel. The price includes flights from London Gatwick Return transfers from the airport to resort as well as all inclusive accommodation are also included.

We try to be as flexible as possible, should you wish to stay any longer in this lovely resort please email to discuss the options, likewise if you're prefer flights from a regional airport..


We are now taking bookings for this holiday and have rooms for all size families available.

Children's Ages

The holiday is simply perfect for children of all ages.


We’re offering an early bird discount of £100 PER PERSON off the cost of this holiday if you book before the end of March 2018.

Places are limited – book now to make sure you don’t miss out !

Members' Prices

Dates: 7 nights: Sat 26th May - 2nd June 2018Early Booking Discount:
Adult1st Child aged 17 or under2nd / 3rd child aged 11 or under2nd aged 12 or over3rd aged 12 or over
Early Bird - Book before end of March 2018Save £100 per person!!!£899£799£499£599£699
Late Bird - book from 1st April 2018£999£899£599£699£799
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Our Rewards Club has some great benefits for members, including a 15% saving off the cost of your Single With Kids holidays and breaks.
Don't worry if you don't want to join yet, you can still book the holiday as a non member, simply follow the link in the table below.

Non-Members' Prices

Dates: 7 nights: Sat 26th May - 2nd June 2018Early Booking Discount:
Adult1st Child aged 17 or under2nd / 3rd child aged 11 or under2nd aged 12 or over3rd aged 12 or over
Early Bird - Book before end of March 2018Save £100 per person!!!£1075£960£605£720£840
Late Bird - book from 1st April 2018£1175£1060£705£820£940
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If you've any questions about this, or any other of our Single With Kids' single parent holidays, do ask! We're available on


This is another brand new location for Single With Kids - we're desperately trying to keep the calendar fresh for those of you who've been on most of our trips! We're sure it will be yet another winner though, like all of our overseas breaks - we've included a selection of the feedback we've received from other trips below. You can view more feedback on our Reviews page.

James and Rory (1) - (Spain in May 2018)

" Really well looked after. I have a one year old and travel cot already provided and room near all the facilities. Pools excellent and lots of areas for children to play. Entertainment great although would be better outside more often. Elaine was an excellent coordinator. Looked after us really well and understands the challenges of children. Had a fantastic holiday. "

Oksana and Zoya (12) - (Spain in May 2018)

" Our fourth trip with SWK, second with Elaine as coordinator. Maybe our best one so far. We really loved our smaller group. Benalmadena is perfect for holidays with kids with enough to do for adults. There were small issues with the hotel (noisy pipes in our room) but the staff were friendly and sorted it out promptly. Would love to go on another holiday one day. It’s a perfect way to recharge your batteries for a single parent. "

Julie and Chloe (12) - (Spain in May 2018)

" The first time we have booked with SWK. I wasn’t sure when I first booked but I am glad we did as we have had a fantastic holiday. It was a small group and everyone got on well. We have been on a number of trips and had fun on each one. I have had a much better time relaxing and talking with the other parents, while my daughter has made friends and has had a much better time had it just been the two of us. One bonus was I didn’t have to go down the water slides as she had friends to do this with. I would definitely recommend SWK holidays to single parents and will be looking to book my next holiday with them. "

Alison and Fraser (10) - (Spain in May 2018)

" This is our second SWK holiday and it did not disappoint. The smaller group made it feel like a family and very friendly. The town of Benalmadena is really nice with lots to do. Elaine was super organised and great with adults and kids alike. This is definitely not our last SWK holiday. "

Laura and David (9) - (Spain in May 2018)

" A small group who were great fun to spend time with. Everything has gone like a dream and for the first time since having a holiday with my son have I felt the holiday was mine too. Fully rested and happy. I’ll go home tanned for once. Hotel was good and Elaine was organised and the most patient person I’ve met in a while. She’s just lovely. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience and just wish I’d discovered SWK four years ago. "

Chris & Harvey 12 - (Portugal)

" We already knew what a fantastic time we would have on our second SWK holiday.
The 2 years in between our holidays has not dimmed the friendships Harvey and I made last time – we now have a new set of fabulous people to call friends.
The mixture of ages and boys and girls has been perfect, with the little uns, pre-teens and teens all enjoying their company and happily mixing – especially on the tennis courts every evening, away from prying eyes!
Sarah has been the perfect host for all of us this holiday – great communicator and totally unfazed at whatever has been thrown her way. Thank you Sarah!
This is, sadly, our last day – and normality returns tomorrow – but the memories will last – as will the photographic evidence he he he!! "

Sarah, Matthew & William - (Tenerife)

" We've had a great time on our first SWK holiday, made great friends and will definitely be booking again in the future! xx "

Richard, Eva & Rhianna - (Dubrovnik)

" Great trip and a really good group of people. We've been before with SWK and this holiday topped the list. Thanks very much to Guy for coordinating and keeping us sane and organised - but not over organised. "

Lisa & Felix - (Crete)

" My son really loved the holiday and meeting other children. He absolutely grew in confidence in the swimming pool as he made friends and spent the days largely playing in the pool with new friends. I loved how the 2 eight year old girlfriends he made would come to the door of our room and call for him for dinner!
The write up was accurate and the pictures too – both these and the text absolutely got the ethos and environment bang on.
We couldn’t fault this holiday. It was absolutely what I wanted and needed. Beautiful location, great standard of hotel. It was a great group, and good to be able to dip in or out of the group aspect with no pressure. Very relaxed. We all pitched in to signing up for the Aqua slide day out which was a lot of fun, then a few of us informally on the last day rented Quad bikes for the day and scoured a little of the island. Best fun I’ve had in ages!
It was like being part of a group holiday family and I could at times just relax knowing that my son was being watched by others in the group, especially once closer friendships were forged which happened naturally and quickly. "

Alex - (Tenerife)

" Thank you Elaine for all your hard work. We've had a great time here in Tenerife. Dolphins, black sands and the mini disco are the little'uns faves! Cheers! "

Guy & 3 kids! - (Majorca)

" Lisa had exactly the right temperament and personality to lead the group and her children were also an asset to her….she did a terrific job of responding a wide range of needs within the group. I would recommend her as a leader of other groups.
There was a great group dynamic, it was great to feel that we were all in the same boat and the kids had a really fantastic time.
The highlight: Chatting to adults while watching the kids swimming in the sea at night. "

Lucie & Oscar - (Tenerife)

" Brilliant holiday, we've had a fantastic time ! Elaine you've been great. We'll definitely be booking another sunny holiday with SWK,. Fab bunch, can't fault the holiday ! x "

Brenda & Shannon 11 - (Cornwall)

" I have just come back from the Cornwall Lodges holiday. I was really nervous about going as I didn’t know anyone, and my 11 yr old daughter was in a panic!!!!!!…… Everyone on the holiday was brilliant, single parents, just like me. My daughter said on the last night ” this isn’t a holiday mum. . . . . this is heaven, when can we do this again?” I can only say with the greatest of gratitude THANK YOU SO MUCH EVERYONE FOR MAKING ME FEEL SO ACCEPTED.
If any new people out there are thinking about booking a trip, stop thinking about it and just DO IT !!!!!!!!! . Joining SWK was the BEST thing i have ever done, and i am looking forward to many more trips, and making many more friends. Thank you so much Chrissie and Richard for the lifeline you have thrown me. " "