Puente Romano Beach Resort

At a glance

  • Superb beachfront setting
  • Impressive range of restaurants
  • Excellent sporting facilities

Facilities Puente Romano Beach Resort

Spa*, 3 swimming pools, fitness centre, 10 tennis courts, 4 paddle tennis courts, 18-hole private golf course, equestrian centre, bicycle hire, watersports, 6 boutiques*, hairdresser*, kids’ club

Restaurants & bars

With a dizzying selection of places to eat and/or drink - 19 at the last count - Puente Romano is something of a foodie paradise. For breakfast, you could head for the beachfront haven of El Chiringuito for on-trend healthy smoothies, organic eggs and superpowered juices; it’s open all day, so you can stay on for black paella, sardine skewers or just cocktails and dancing. Sea Grill is another waterside option for breakfast, lunch, snacks and dinner; the seafood selection is superb. Beside one of the swimming pools at Rachel’s, open from 9am to 6pm, the emphasis is on food to nourish the body and soul: think breakfast bowls, salmon wraps and more-ish smoothies. Celicioso is the resort’s dedicated gluten-free restaurant, where you can start the day with pastries and fruit shots and return for a healthy lunch, a sweet afternoon treat or an evening drink. Late risers will appreciate Cheat, the all-day poolside diner that dishes up all-day breakfast and American classics from 11am.

The lunch-and-dinner destinations include two that have earned a Michelin plate from the gourmet guide: BiBo for its modern cuisine and beautifully presented sharing plates, and Leña steakhouse for its high-quality ingredients. If you’d prefer something less informal, Thai Gallery provides a spiced-up fine-dining experience in a glamorous setting. There are two further options in the garden, open from lunchtime until midnight:** Les Jardins** has plenty of charm and a menu of open sandwiches, burgers and the like, while at Les Jardins du Liban, there’s a perfectly judged selection of Lebanese dishes.

Evening-only choices include Nobu, with its signature dishes such as Black cod miso; Supperclub, featuring shared tables, Mediterranean-style dishes and live performances; laidback La Concha, where Mexican vibes inform the food and the cocktails; international fine-dining at Monkey Club; and Serafina, where authentic Italian cuisine is served al fresco on a terrace overlooking the Roman bridge.

As well as the food places that also serve drinks, there’s a clutch of bars for that chilled beer or flute of Champagne. In the heart of the resort, La Plaza has cosy seating, a buzzing atmosphere and a tempting cocktails-and-snacks offering. Then there’s La Selva, immersed in lush greenery; Patio Sur, open for drinks and gourmet nibbles when there’s a big sporting event to show on the big screen; and, last but not least, the glamorous La Suite nightclub, where you can dance until late.

Spa & wellness

Serenity comes as standard at the Six Senses Spa, a place you’ll want to return to again and again. Facilities include a hydrotherapy suite, herbal steam room, sauna, hammam and nine treatment rooms - three of them overlooking the sea - plus several places to relax afterwards. Many of the massages and rituals use locally sourced natural ingredients such as sea salt and mountain herbs. An appealing new addition to the spa is the massage cabin on the beach, where you can relax to the sound of the waves.

For Children

With plenty of child-friendly activities on offer every day - from paddleboarding (with or without a guide) to a private fun yoga class on the beach - it’s no surprise that Puente Romano appeals to families. There’s a dedicated Kids’ Club during the school holidays, and you can even arrange private tutors for post-lockdown catch-up sessions. In addition, some of the rooms can be interconnected to create a self-contained family space, and there are also three villas for larger groups.

*Denotes local charge