GLAMPING IN CASA DE LAILA – PARADISE IN THE SPANISH COUNTRYSIDE
A few weeks ago my boyfriend and I took ourselves off to Spain for a post-exams break. It had been one of the biggest motivations getting me through the FE1s and it didn’t disappoint in the least! We spent part of our trip staying in a gorgeous little B&B in Torremolinos, and the second half of the holiday we ventured into the Spanish countryside to go glamping at Casa de Laila. I’ll leave our stay in Torremolinos for another post, but for now – my review of Casa de Laila!
Casa de Laila was idyllic. I can’t speak highly enough of the glampsite nor of how welcoming Benjamin and Ann Marie were to us when we landed! They were so lovely and couldn’t do enough to ensure that we enjoyed our stay. We spent our days lounging by their beautiful pool and playing with their gorgeous dog. It was bliss.
As for our tent, it was beautifully decorated and we had our own two person hammock shaded underneath the avocado tree outside to relax in when we wanted to escape the heat of the midday sun. We also were surrounded by orange trees and had freshly squeezed orange juice every day of our stay there! Calling it bliss is an understatement. It genuinely was our own little time out in paradise!
While there we tried out yoga, we explored the local town, we met some other incredibly friendly couples and we had the most phenomenal sunset dinner made by Benjamin and Ann Marie. The meal was vegetarian but even my meat-eating boyfriend adored it! They also made a vegan version for me which I really appreciated, matcha-tea sorbet included. Delicious.
I honestly can’t recommend staying at Casa de Laila enough. We left feeling incredibly relaxed and even though neither of us had dabbled much in yoga before, we’ve been converted. The only thing I would say is to make sure to get a taxi or drive to Casa de Laila. All the local taxi drivers know the site and taxis cost about €5-6 from the town. We made the mistake of walking with our suitcases from the town and even though it was only 1 kilometre, it was entirely uphill. We were wrecked when we finally landed and had to jump almost immediately into the pool to cool down! But that was the only slight hiccup in an otherwise perfect holiday.
Conor (my boyfriend) now says that he’ll happily tag along to more glamping holidays and I’m already planning the next adventure. It looks like we’re heading to South America after the next set of FE1s… all I need to do is survive round two of them.