Sitges is a vibrant and energetic town, which oozes fun and frivolity from every corner! Set in the most gorgeous of locations, it’s surrounded by beautiful beaches and boasts the Garraf Massif mountain range as its back drop. It’s also home to the Parc Natural del Garraf, and lies just 30 kilometres from the city of Barcelona.
Hosting several renowned events each year, including its world-famous carnival which takes place over the months of February and March, this picturesque town often sees colourful parades, music and dancing filling its streets. Add to this the firework display which takes place after the election of the Carnival King and Queen, and Sitges is a magnificent destination for celebration.
The Sitges Film festival is also held in early October, and as well as being one of the most acclaimed in the town, it’s highly regarded across Europe for its celebration of the best of fantasy and horror film.
Of course, with 17 beaches—many of which have been awarded the blue flag—escaping to relax and soak up the sun isn’t difficult. A firm family favourite is Platja de la Fragata: with volleyball nets and pedalo hire, you can enjoy hours of family games on this spacious beach.
There are also plenty of children’s attractions and activities that range from a variety of sports clubs to children’s theatre. With small adapted operas lasting an hour, the youngest of audiences will be kept enthralled.
There are many different types of accommodation available in Sitges, to suit each individual requirement and budget. Just take a look at the three fantastic properties I’ve detailed below, for an idea of the wide range of features on offer.
4 bedroom, 5* villa with sea views
Nestled in the hills in the peaceful area of Quint Mar, this stylish villa offers fabulous sea views, easy access to Sitges town, and a beach and charming harbour nearby. Just five minutes away is the Parc Natural del Garraf, where you can enjoy walking or make use of the cycle hire to explore its vast and beautiful landscapes.
Offering all those little touches that make you feel special, there’s plenty of room to comfortably accommodate up to 14 people. There are four bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms and the fourth bedroom is particularly big: it boasts a large double bed, four single beds and a sofa bed. The living room, meanwhile, also offers a sofa bed.
The living room is light and airy with a flat screen TV, DVD and CD player, and there is wireless internet available. The dining
area seats 14, and the kitchen is well equipped: if you do want to cook for the family, it certainly won’t be a chore!
Finally, this villa comes with excellent services. Daily cleaning is available as part of the booking price, but is not obligatory, and there are free transport services to the beach and centre of Sitges. Additional services available include car hire, babysitting, catering and reduced price golf and sports at the local golf club: at this villa, you really do have every little extra at your fingertips!
Outside, there’s a private swimming pool and terraced area with breathtaking views.
Availability: July, August, Sept to December 2013.
Capacity: bedrooms 4, sleeps 14.
Price: from £1,112 (4 nights).
Stunning 3 bedroom beachfront apartment
Step off the terrace of this villa onto a stretch of white sand, and you can laze under blue skies and next to equally blue waters. This fantastic apartment is in a building complex situated right on one of Sitges’ best beaches, where you will find a great restaurant, volley ball areas and sun-beds. One end of the beach is rocky so it’s worth bringing along some snorkelling gear, and there are a couple of body boards available for use at the villa in case the surf is good and you fancy some action! The Marina is also close by; it is well worth a visit with its magnificent boats and yachts.
This spacious ground floor apartment offers modern and comfortable accommodation. There is a large living area with
comfortable sofas, a spacious dining area and a kitchen equipped with all mod cons. This apartment also has three double bedrooms, two of which have double beds, and one with two twins. Two bathrooms, of course, means there’ll never be a queue to visit the loo!
Outside you’ll find a substantial communal swimming pool, large gardens with a paddling pool, and two tennis courts.
Availability: July, August and September 2013.
Capacity: bedrooms 3, sleeps 8.
Price: £1,688 per week.
Luxury 5 bedroom apartment close to the beach
Just a ten minute walk away from the centre of Sitges and its several sandy beaches, you’ll find this luxury apartment situated in the quiet area of Levantina. Here, you will be able to enjoy marvellous views of the port and marina of Aiguadolc.
Space is definitely not an issue in this beautiful apartment: there are five double bedrooms all with en-suite bathrooms, and a
large dining room with double doors which open out to an eating area replete with great sea views. There is a fantastic kitchen with everything you need to prepare a meal, and a relaxing living area. The fifth bedroom is included as part of a studio apartment, complete with living area, shower room and small terrace. Sleeping two, this is an ideal yet safe solution for older teenage children who may require a bit of space!
The pool is inviting with spectacular views, and there is a BBQ area and several terraces on which you can sit and admire the sea with an early evening drink.
Within Levantina itself, there are tennis courts and horse riding activities.
Availability: July – December 2013.
Capacity: sleeps 12.
Price: £2,100 per week.
With its variability, laid-back attitude and stunning location, Sitges provides the perfect setting for families, friends or couples. You can enjoy peaceful walks and long sunny days on the beach, or enjoy the flamboyance and more energetic side to this charming town: either way, you’ll have a holiday to remember staying in a holiday rental in Sitges.