The ultimate Tots holiday designed by us
Costa del Sol, Spain
Price from £126 per family, per night
Sleeps 4 adults, 2 children and 2 infants in cots
This pretty resort is full of features which create a super easy destination for young families. Irresistible sparkling pools, large lawned gardens and a soft sandy beach provide the backdrop for your holiday fun.
The holiday highlight here is sure to be the exciting Tots Exclusive Experience play zones. Specially designed by us for young children, the safe and unique play spaces are full to the brim with toys and play equipment to capture imaginations and ensure little ones are super happy. You can also join our energetic Playmakers who are armed with a ton of activities and games to keep the fun rolling throughout your stay.
Every Tots apartment at Villacana is fully equipped with all the key kit you want for your under fives, meaning you can travel light and settle straight in. Our two bedroom apartments have fully equipped kitchens, comfy living areas and private outdoor space (either terrace or balcony). Each one has a fun play corner packed with all sorts of toys, games and books your little ones will love. Plus a delicious daily breakfast is included for Tots guests.
Ray Family, October 2019
Fantastic holiday at Villicana, apartments are spacious and have everything you need for a self-catering holiday, even a barbecue. The kids club is great and the staff go out of their way to make you and your children feel very welcome.
Reich Family, October 2019
A lovely, relaxing time. Immaculate resort with perfect activities for the little one.
Hughes Family, October 2019
Tots to Travel took all of the stress out of travelling away with a young family and provided everything that we needed. The travel kit reduced our packing which was great. The staff at the accommodation could not have been more friendly or helpful. All of the above allowed us to focus on quality family time together and have a fabulous holiday. We will certainly be booking through Tots to Travel again.
Hoy Family, October 2019
Very happy with every step of booking with Tots to Travel. Villacana is in a good location for the beach and restaurants/bars. Definitely tot-friendly.
Sayani Family, October 2019
This holiday was very stress free which allowed us to enjoy our holiday together as a family properly. The apartments and surrounding areas were beautiful and most importantly our little 2 year old had the best time!
Stevens Family, October 2019
Brilliant holiday at Villacana. My son loved the play corner in the apartment and everything was as we wanted and more! His face lit up when we first entered the apartment and continued from there. The staff in the poolside bar were great with him and provided a good, friendly service for us throughout our stay. We would recommend the resort and would return.
Wallace Family, October 2019
Kay, our Tots Playmaker, was the absolute best bit about the holiday! She had such a way with the kids and it was fantastic to have activities on site to interest our 3 year old in particular. It meant we were actually able to relax!
Dudley Family, October 2019
Great little resort. All the equipment and toys we needed. Our boys loved the play sessions and play maker! The beach was 5 mins walk and there were 2 great pools.The apartment was great and breakfasts were popular with our sons!
Shah Family, October 2019
Dannenberg Family, September 2019
We had a wonderful family holiday with our 2 year old at Villacana. The complex is beautiful, particularly the gardens which are very well maintained. Kay, the Tots Playmaker, was lovely and really made an effort to create fun, toddler-friendly activities. The play dates on the beach and in the toddler area helped to keep our daughter entertained and was a lovely way for her (and us!) to socialise. The heated pool, sand pit and beach-front restaurant were also real plus points. Our only criticism is that we would have hoped for a shallow toddler pool. Also, our apartment was close to the pool bar which played extremely loud live music from 9pm a couple of nights a week. Thankfully it ended by 10:30, but it’s not what I would consider family friendly. All in all, a lovely, relaxed family holiday!
Higgins Family, September 2019
We had a great holiday. Great to have the play sessions morning and afternoon, which was a great time for our two year old to make new friends. Kay, the Tots Playmaker, was fantastic and really engaged with all the wee ones, and parents too! Tots to Travel definitely took the stress out of holidaying with a toddler. Next time I won’t take as much stuff as will trust it’s all there.
Foster Family, September 2019
The apartment was amazing, our 2 1/2 year old loved the toys, decoration and the space. The essential kit also allowed us to pack more helpful things like arm bands and floats for the pool. All in all we had a fabulous time.
Dundas Family, September 2019
Lovely clean, big apartment with everything you could need. Toddler bundle of toys, cot etc. were fantastic and our wee one loved them. Pool and gardens were good and well maintained and the activities in the play parks were also fun and not overcrowded. Only issues we found were being on the 1st floor was not that handy with a buggy, could maybe try to accommodate tots to travel residents on the ground floor, and the food had no healthy options and a limited selection for children, e.g. chicken nuggets and chips, burger and chips etc. Breakfast was good though and would definitely recommend for a good holiday base with a toddler.
Board Family, September 2019
The customer service from Tots to Travel and the resort staff was excellent. The essentials kit and play corner in the room were brilliant and really saved us packing loads of stuff from home. The daily sessions with the Playmaker were also really fun and engaging. I'd recommend Tots to Travel to anyone with a little one.
Barnes Family, September 2019
Great playroom and toy selection, both children loved them especially the trike! The Tots play sessions were great and the play areas were fantastic.
Jones Family, September 2019
Everything was very convenient - both inside the apartment and outside in the resort - but we weren’t as keen on the location. Being right next to the A7 meant you couldn’t really get anywhere without driving on it and we had a few scary moments with roundabouts and slip roads. You need to be a really confident driver to stay here I’d say. But didn’t detract from our holiday, we had a lovely time and would definitely use Tots to Travel again.
Curran Family, August 2019
Villacana is a gorgeous place and we had an amazing 2 weeks there. The apartment was clean and well equipped, the gardens and pool area very well maintained. The breakfast was very good and the food in the Baobab beach bar excellent, with a fab menu and very friendly staff. The Tots Playmaker kept the children entertained (13,8,5 & 3) and were always happy to help with anything. The local town Cancelada is a beautiful traditional Spanish town with lovely restaurants although the walk to it (over a main road) is a shame but not the end of the world. I would highly recommend going to Estepona in the evening. There is a night market and a few kids rides. Only negatives are that a ground floor apartment would have been better for a family. Suggestions for improvement would be the addition of children's clothes hangers in the pack and beach towels to be different colours as it got very confusing with a family of 6! Also the hairdryer being fixed in the bathroom wasn't ideal. However overall as really amazing holiday!!!
Moore Family, August 2019
We had an absolutely wonderful time and want to book to return next year. All the staff were so helpful and the hotel was sparklingly clean. In addition, the Tots playmakers were lovely
Mills Family, August 2019
Fabulous child friendly resort. Spacious apartment with beautiful private courtyard and great pool facilities. Our 8 year old and 2 year old twins loved it!
Vasiliu Family, August 2019
Shaw Family, August 2019
We had an amazing holiday at Villacana. The pool and play area was perfect for our nearly 3 year old and the extras in the apartment really made life easier! I will definitely be booking again through Tots to Travel.
Young Family, August 2019
Amazing resort with really helpful and friendly staff. The choice of pools was great and definitely enough to keep the little one entertained. Would highly recommend to anyone with young children.
Thomas Family, August 2019
Fantastic week at the Villicana resort. Our 2 year old had a fantastic time and loved the pirate ship in the play area! The apartment was great and the play corner was a real hit. Everything we needed was in walking distance. The pool did get very busy, with lots of inflatables but this didn't detract from a really lovely week. The Tots to Travel play area was great, with some good things for our 2 year old to play with. Could do with a bit of a refurb but on the whole really good.
Emms Family, August 2019
We have just returned from a fantastic 10 day stay in Villacana with our 4 year old and 2 year old. The resort is absolutely beautiful and matches, if not exceeds the expectations from the photos. The breakfast included was fantastic with lots of choice every day and is replenished continuously so choice remains good even towards the end of the time slot. The restaurant on site was beautiful with lots of choice, excellent quality food and outstanding staff. There was lots of entertainment options on site for both children and adults. Kay, the Tots Playmaker, was fantastic. Our children took to her immediately and thoroughly enjoyed all the activities she put on, especially the water fights! Lisa, the resort entertainment rep was also brilliant and we were able to access all the activities put on through her aswell. Nothing was too much trouble and their knowledge of the area was great. We hired a car which I would recommend as there was so much to do and see in the area. Estepona and Marbella Old Town are both worth a visit and very nearby. We also went to Bahia Park waterpark in Algeciras (about 45 min drive) which has a great area for younger children and you get discount entry after 3pm. We enjoyed ourselves so much we are already planning a return trip next year. Thank you for helping us have a fantastic holiday.
Nicholson Family, July 2019
This was our first time using Tots to Travel and we had a wonderful holiday. The property exceeded our expectations and everything you could think of for the children was catered for and more! The resort was beautiful, very child friendly and the Tots to Travel play areas and activities were great. The staff on site were very welcoming and cheerful. I’d definitely recommend this resort for families and I’ll definitely be using Tots to Travel again.
McGuinness Family, July 2019
I would definitely use Tots to Travel again, all the toys in the room and English TV made it easy to relax in the room while it was hot outside. We had the best family holiday! Thank you
Baker Family, July 2019
The resort was lovely, just as we had hoped. Very beautiful and clean. Good food at the on-site restaurant and some lovely restaurants nearby. The accommodation was clean and comfortable. The kids club was great and the Tots Playmaker was fantastic. One thing to note is that parents are supposed to stay with the children in kids club. Would definitely return in the future. Thanks!
Carroll Family, July 2019
We travelled to Villacana with our two children age 2 and 4 in July 2019. The directions to the property included in the information pack were unclear and we had to use our phones to find the property. These should be improved. Upon arrival the receptionist was very friendly. Our room (2 bed apartment) was very spacious and very clean. Our children loved the toys provided. Our 2 year old is potty training so the potty and toilet seat provided were very useful. Our children also loved the tots play area and They loved Kay, the playmaker, who had lots of activities for them. They met other children here and made lots of friends. It’s useful to know there is no playmaker at the weekend.The swimming pool doesn’t have a shallow children’s pool but it was fine for our 4 year old who can swim. There are a few restaurants nearby but we liked having a car to get to Estepona and Puerto Banus, both close by.The beach isn’t the nicest as there are lots of stones but we enjoyed a few mornings there to build sandcastles.It would be good to maybe have a mini disco in the evenings.Overall it was a great holiday and we would return.
Whiffin Family, July 2019
From the minute we made an enquiry, to the minute we left the resort, we were really impressed by the levels of customer service received. It was so easy to travel with a tot, and every detail had been thought about. From a call the day prior to check whether had any last minute queries (which we did, and were instantly resolved) to the staff at the resort, who were all absolutely fantastic. We will definitely be booking again with Tots to Travel, and I can't wait to make more lovely memories. Thank you everyone!
Dowling Family, July 2019
This was such a lovely place for our family to holiday at. The Tots to Travel play area by the pool was fantastic, the kids played while we sat on our sun loungers! It was all very safe and toddler friendly, so we really felt able to relax. The Tots Playmaker was fantastic, she organised fantastic activities for the kids and made my children feel really welcome and special. The quality of toys in the apartment were excellent, my kids enjoyed going back to the apartment to play with them! Footsteps, stair gates, bed guards and bath toys were all provided and of an excellent standard, so I didn’t need to take anything with me as they had everything they could possibly want. Highly recommend Tots To Travel and would definitely book again.
Gould Family, July 2019
Such a great holiday at Villacana! Spotless place. Helpful staff. A lovely size and not too many properties and therefore people. Great facilities for children’s entertainment. And a wonderful kit for my son to play with when he got there.
Woodward Family, June 2019
We enjoyed a wonderful 8 day stay at Villacana with Tots to Travel. Perfect for young children and excellent quality restaurants nearby
Lewis Family, June 2019
I would highly recommend Tots to Travel for anyone with young children. The apartment was great for everyone, with loads of great things for the kids to play with, perfect for both my 1 and 4 year old. The toddler play area was also brilliant and the Tots Playmaker that came everyday and did activities with the little ones was just great. Big relaxing comfy seats for parents to relax in while the kids were kept busy, brilliant.
Stuart Family, May 2019
We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday. Everything was so easy and Kay, the Tots playmaker was truly excellent.
Clarke Family, May 2019
We had an amazing holiday. From the accommodation, to the entertainment and staff. Everything was more than we could of asked for.
Jones Family, May 2019
We had a fantastic holiday! The apartment exceeded our expectations and the variety and quality of books and toys was brilliant! The play areas were perfect for our children. The hotel felt safe and was very family friendly and the the Tots playmaker was fantastic!! Will definitely book through Tots to Travel again and would happily go back to Villacana again!
Craig Family, May 2019
We had a fantastic time at Villacana. The property, grounds, pools and toilets were all extremely clean and well kept. It felt very safe there and I was happy for my 5 year old to go off and play in the pools with friends herself while I relaxed on a lounger. The essential kit and toys were good and clean. The kids club was a good addition. We look forward to our next stay at Villicana or another Tots to Travel location
Dawes Family, May 2019
We had an absolutely wonderful time at with Tots to Travel at Villacana. The apartment was perfectly set up for our 2.5 year old, with age appropriate toys arranged in a cute play area, a private and enclosed garden, an adorable children’s room, and helpful things like a stool, a potty, bath toys, etc. They also left us a huge fruit basket and bottle of wine which was very welcome on arrival! The only negative thing I found is that the bed and pillows were quite uncomfortable, both were too firm for my liking and caused my bad back to flare up a bit. The resort was beautiful with three pools, a decent bar and restaurant, and good shaded and sunny areas to lounge in. The staff were all so welcoming and helpful, and they all remembered our son’s name which I thought was sweet. Kay, who delivered the Tots playmaker sessions (free and they ran 10-12 and 4-6 every weekday), was amazing with the kids and did so many fun activities with them. My son fell in love with her I think! It wasn’t too busy, and we met lots of families with similarly aged kids so our son had lots of kids to play with. We hired a car and I would say I was essential for getting around the area. This could be a negative if you don’t like to drive on holiday, but it worked for us. The only slight negative I would say was the breakfast. It was okay but there was a paucity if healthy options I felt. I would have enjoyed the addition of more fresh fruit (they often just had watermelon or oranges), some better whole wheat bread, maybe some porridge, hard boiled eggs, nuts or seeds, etc. Usually on offer were sausages or bacon, fried or scrambled eggs, tomatoes or beans or mushrooms, pancakes, pastries, white bread, granola, honeys and syrups, some sort of cake, plain yogurt, some sort of soft cheese, and juice. The free coffee was not very good though the coffee they made at the bar was good. Their lunch menu was good and the food was decent, prices reasonable, and cheap alcohol. The wine on offer was not amazing but was passable, especially considering how cheap a very generous glass was. Had a tiny bit of the “Brits abroad” feel at times, probably because of its location, but honestly not too much and certainly not enough to stop us from returning! Overall, a wonderful experience with warm and friendly staff in a beautiful location. Will return!
Richmond Family, May 2019
We had a fantastic time at Villacana. Kay (the Tots Playmaker) was great and the kids loved her. The facilities were just right for a family with young children... I've already recommended it to all my friends with kids under 3 years.
Van den Berg Family, May 2019
We had a great time. Such a lovely space for our 2 and 4 year old. The toys were beautiful and engaging.
Sealy Family, April 2019
Lovely relaxing holiday! The Villacana Resort is a great place, really pretty and well kept with lovely staff. It's nice that it has large grassy areas and plenty of loungers. We loved the play areas and Kay's Playmaker sessions and the toy area in the apartment were lovely. The pool is deep for little ones but ours were very happy playing on the steps. Not the best beach but some pretty ones a short drive away. Good breakfast offer and food and drinks all really good throughout. Fab holiday and would definitely recommend.
Farrance Family, April 2019
The Villacana resort is immaculately kept with three great swimming pools, restaurant with super food and a great poolside bar. All of the staff were super, so very kind and accommodating and doted on our 9 month old. We flew into Gibraltar which was only a 35-40 minute drive away and being a small bit pretty much brand new airport is a much better experience with small children than Malaga. Overall, I’d highly recommend Villacana resort and Tots to Travel.
Russell Family, April 2019
A fabulous first holiday - the tots team have got it so right! Lots of toys and facilities for little people, making it a relaxing break for the adults!
Lamble Family, April 2019
Pretty resort with a choice of pools and within walking distance of the beach. The kids loved the Tots play area and toys supplied in the villa!
Luff Family, April 2019
We loved every minute of our holiday. The apartment was spotless and the toy selection was great. The Tots play area and Playmaker sessions were fab.
Mason Family, April 2019
Our first trip with Tots to Travel was great, the toy corner in the apartment was a big hit with our 10 month old! Having the essential kit was really useful. The Tots play zones were great as well, we had an amazing time and have already booked our next trip!
Lavin Family, April 2019
My family and I had our first holiday abroad, and thanks to tots it was a wonderful experience. The girls loved it and I think they will remember it always.
Family stayed April 2019
Was such a wonderful holiday, thank you so much. We had a bit of trouble at beginning with an unsuitable room allocation but it was dealt with efficiently and we were given a perfect room. The toys and books were brand new and the Playmaker sessions were excellent.
Rich Family, April 2019
We couldn’t have wished for more from our holiday with Tots to Travel, they really had thought of everything to make the stay stress free. We have a 6 year old and 18 month old and the play areas in apartment and in resort were great for both! Everything had really special touches from the equipment to the Nutella teddy bread at breakfast! Thank you for a stress free break!
Family stayed September 2018
Just got back from a lovely family holiday with our two children who are 3 years and 8 months old. We were really impressed by how family friendly the resort was. The apartments were great and we had our own private garden which the children loved. The pool was fab, so much space between the loungers and lots of grass which meant it felt very safe for our youngest rolling around. There was a good choice of restaurants on site and a nice beach. We did walk out to Cancelada however the walk isn’t great (over the A7) and wasn’t ideal with little ones. However with nice restaurants on site and a little shop there wasn’t really any need to leave. We would definitely return.
Pool protected by there being no direct pool access from your apartment
|Twin bedrooms||One and double sofa bed in living area|
|Bathrooms||One family bathroom|
|Living room||Open plan kitchen, dining and living area|
|Nearest village/town||Cancelada - 1km|
|Nearest supermarket||Supermarket on site|
|Nearest doctor||Cancelada - 1km|
|Nearest A&E||Hospital Quirónsalud Marbella - 18 km|
|Nearest beach||Guadalmansa Playa Beach - on your doorstep!|
|Nearest airport||Malaga Airport - 69km|
|Nearest restaurant||El Rincon restaurant on site|
|Babysitting||Can be arranged at reception with an external agency|
|Swimming Towels available||Yes|
|Internet access||Complimentary WiFi available|
|Walking Distance to Village/Restaurant||Yes|
|Suitable for Multiples||Yes|
|Restaurant on Site||Yes|
|Less than 1 hour from Nearest Airport||Yes|
|Air Con or Cooling System||Yes|
|Walking distance to beach||Yes|
|Non slip bath mat||Yes|
|Indoor toys and books||Yes|
|Food blender (hand held)||Yes|
|DVD player||No, as children's channels are provided. These items are therefore excluded from the Essential Kit Guarantee at this property|
|Children's DVDs||No, as children's channels are provided. These items are therefore excluded from the Essential Kit Guarantee at this property|
|Child's loo seat||Yes|
|Blackout blinds or curtains/shutters||Yes|
|UK satellite TV channels||Yes|
Our self-catering apartments at Villacana are individually designed and each has a slightly different layout and outlook. Apartments are either ground, first or second floor and are single or two storey. Inside you'll find:
Each apartment has either a private courtyard or large balcony offering a lovely space for relaxation, family meals and playtime!
If you are planning on hiring a car, there is plenty of free car-parking available.
Before booking, please read our Terms and Conditions.
Tots Exclusive Experience Play Zones:
Exclusively available to Tots to Travel families, these are located in enclosed communal gardens next to Tots apartments. A range of play options are available which are all carefully selected and designed by us to ensure suitability for under fives.
Tots Playmaker Activities
Our Playmakers host a range of fun activities and games exclusively for Tots to Travel families. These parent accompanied sessions are free of charge and run throughout the year.
Villacana Kids' Club:
The resort kids' club is free of charge and is open during school summer holidays between the hours of 9am and 5pm for children aged 4 - 15 years old.
The staff host activities such as arts & crafts, beach safaris, pizza making, quizzes and treasure hunts.
Babysitting is available with an external agency and can be arranged at reception.
There are two outdoor communal swimming pools (one of which is heated) plus one indoor heated pool.
Children who are not toilet trained must wear swim nappies whilst in any of the pools.
Check In and Check Out:
Check In from 17:00
Check Out by 11:00
100% cancellation charge, non refundable and non transferable.
The best value option to get from the airport to and from Villacana is hiring a car. Free parking is available at the resort. Alternatively, private transfers can be arranged directly with the resort and contact details are provided upon booking.
There is no security deposit for this resort.
|Malaga Airport||69 km|
|Malaga Airport||69 km|
|Malaga Airport||69 km|
|Malaga Airport||69 km|
Spacious apartments with outdoor living space providing plenty of room for playing and relaxing. Perfect for enjoying the year round Canarian sunshine.
With soft sands a short stroll away, fun play zones, stacks of toys and spacious self-catering apartments in beautiful surroundings, holidays here are as easy as can be.
Sparkling pools with sensational views await you at this luxury hillside retreat. An escape from it all spot, where you can call super stylish family sized villas home.
£126 per family, per night