MARBELLA FAM TRIP
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Touch Down & Transfer
Arriving at Malaga Airport
On the BA flight, everyone was asked to remain in their seats once the plane had landed, then each row was asked to depart row by row. On the Jet2 flght, the departure process felt the same as usual - everyone was calm and relaxed.
On the flight, forms are handed out for you to complete before you land. The form takes five minutes to fill in and asks questions such as who are you, where are you staying etc. Alternatively, you can complete the form online - you'll then be emailed a QR code to scan at security. This was the only major difference to the arrival process - you hand over your form once you've passed through security. Social distancing was complied with throughout Malaga airport and all of the staff we encountered were very friendly.
The private transfer was a luxury mini bus, complete with a smartly dressed driver who met us outside the airport holding a sign. We were required to wear a mask during our private transfer, alongside the driver who was also wearing a mask. Complimentary bottles of water were offered when we were on board.
“What a fabulous first day in Marbella! When checking in, the process was very much like normal, just with protective screens in place. Social distancing measures are in place across the hotel and resort, Masks can be worn, but are not a necessity around the hotel pool or beach. This really makes it feel like normal! Santitation stations are located throughout the hotel and also provided in guest rooms. The hotel staff are wearing masks and cleaning is taking place across the hotel regularly. I would honestly recommend travelling! After months of lockdown it is so refreshing to be able to enjoy going away. Although face masks do have to be worn in public areas throughout Spain, this is just the new normal. Don't be afraid to travel, the world is waiting for you!"
A mask is also required during check-in for both the guests and staff. There was a screen between us and the staff, which was the only major difference during check-in, but this was all very nicely done and felt very stylish!
It's advised you wear a mask around the resort, but it isn't essential. So following check-in we all removed our masks, however, we recommend you always have your mask with you. When we went outside of the resort it was essential to wear a mask, but you soon get used to this.
Throughout the resort, all of the staff were wearing masks, including housekeeping, the spa team, security and staff in the restaurants and bars. This helped create a secure and safe atmosphere throughout the resort.
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“The most encouraging thing I've seen is how busy everywhere is. Taking myself back to March, April and May, when we were sat with our head in our hands wondering what is happening to our bookings, how many cancellations and amendments we were doing... this trip really has been a glimpse into travelling now, and travel really is coming back! The whole experience felt like a real escape."
Dining at The Grill
Set against a backdrop of the hotel’s Mediterranean gardens, The Grill dishes up choice cuts of meat grilled to perfection. The group dined here on the first evening and had a fantastic time! This truly is fine dining at its best.
"Our master of the grill has followed in the footsteps of his father, Roque, to offer time-tested recipes brought to life over a crackling fire. Legendary silver service, the twinkle of the decades-old candles on the outdoor terrace, and the stir of the soaring pines complement the finest, heart-warming cuisine."
Open daily from 8PM until midnight
“We had a lovely meal at The Grill on our first evening. This is an open-air restaurant and it was very busy, with lots of families, couples and kiddies running around as normal. All of the staff were wearing masks when taking orders and serving food. There were also QR codes on tables which you can scan to see the menu, eleminating the usual paper menus and this worked really well.“