We have put together some information to help you prepare for your holiday, including an overview of the things that have been put in place to ensure you have a happy and safe time whilst you are here.

Fortunately, our area has not been too badly affected with the Covid-19 situation, and we are lucky that there have been very few cases locally.

Saying that though, local people here are still taking their own safety and the safety of holidaymakers seriously, which is a good thing and I believe is reassuring for us all.

For those of you that book an apartment with us,  I will be personally overseeing the cleanliness of your accommodation; it will have all been sanitised and I will leave you some antibacterial spray, hand wash and extra paper towels to start you off with. If you need more of any of these things once here, there are plenty of products available at the nearby supermarkets and chemists.


The swimming pools in all of our complexes are open, currently with no time limits or restrictions.  The community presidents all asks, however, that all residents practice safe social distancing whilst in the pool and public areas.  The urbanisations will not be providing sunbeds, so bathers are all taking their own towels to the pool and guests are asked to use the toilet facilities at their own apartments.  The pool areas and their installations are all sanitised regularly to comply with Andalucian government guidelines.

For those of you that enjoy spending time on the beach, we are so lucky to have 8km of award-winning beach here in Manilva with crystal clear waters.  For your well-being social distancing still needs to be adhered to but this very rarely causes a problem as the beaches are wide and spacious.  Another bonus is that there are a whole array lovely churinguitos (beach bars) to choose from.

As in the UK and Ireland, the government here in Spain has introduced rules on the wearing of facemasks for locals and visitors alike.  They are pretty strict on this so it is advisable to follow their regulations.

You will find that facemasks are compulsory outside of your accommodation except when you are sunbathing or swimming on the beaches or in the communal pools.  Also, you do not have to wear facemasks whilst eating in bars or restaurants, or whilst taking part in individual exercise.

It is advisable to bring a supply of facemasks with you as you will need them for travelling, and it would be handy to have some when you first arrive to the area too.  Should you need to buy more facemasks and antibacterial hand gels then they are widely available and sold in chemists and most supermarkets.

I hope that you find this information useful we reassure you that there is a great holiday to be had waiting for you here in Duquesa and Sabinillas.

Looking forward to seeing you soon!!

Friendly regards

Sara Kernahan

Duquesa Holidays

+34 680 391 330

+44 7833 650 736