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The Crocodile Club
This is the Resort Centre of Desert Springs and of the Lodge @ Desert Springs. It is set on a high point overlooking Desert Springs with views to the sea and the surrounding mountains, the Serrania Almeriense. It is housed in an enormous African style thatched long house built by South African craftsmen of poles and thatched with reed from their country. The concept comes from Elsa’s Kopje, a luxury Game Lodge in Meru National Park in Kenya, in which Stephen Hitchins has an interest.
The "Croc" Restaurant
For reservations please call: +34 678 746 706
The “Croc” features an eclectic menu of Mediterranean, Pacific Rim and Thai dishes, along with fresh fish and grills, Pastas and Pizzas and Desert Hamburgers; lots for kids and something special for the adults. Tables are available in the restaurant around the open fire or on the terraces or outside in the semi-secluded terraced garden. The restaurant is open for lunch and/or dinner according to the season. Please click here for current opening hours and menus.
Monday - Sunday 18.00 - 12.30 (food served 18.00 - 23.30)
The Rosewood Bar
The bar is made of huge trunks of old dried rosewood from the Namibian desert and features a circular sitting out area; an open sided, canvas windowed "Rondavel" looking out, African style, over the local wildlife at the water holes and in amongst the rocks and sand bunkers, to the surrounding plains and the sea.
This is the number one meeting place for early, and indeed not so early, evening drinks on the resort and features a delicious, but dangerous, selection of "croctails".
For reservations please call: +34 678 746 706
Serving light lunches and a range of superb healthy fruit punches of the innocent and more grown up variety, the pool bar is a great place to lounge and shoot the breeze. The tiny shop offers casual beachwear, sandals, kikoi wraps from Kenya, sunglasses, sunscreen and other requisites for long sunny days. Please see click here for current opening hours and menus.
Monday - Sunday 11.00 - 19.00 (food served 12.00 - 19.00).
The Crocodile Pools and Sun Lawns
The large irregular shaped main pool, chilling out pool and Jacuzzi are set within natural rock, cascades and planting and are cooled by an occasional fine mist. The main pool features underwater music and has a contra current to swim against. The fresh “desert springs” water, treated by a saline purification system, is free of eye stinging chlorine and is a delight for young and old. The pools are surrounded by cool grass sun bathing lawns, where families and friends can enjoy relaxed semi-private days at leisure, looked after by our friendly pool bar team.
Sand Play Bunkers
The Croc Club is really for families and there are three very large sand filled play “bunkers”, complete with an exciting wooden house on stilts, lots of forum style platforms, wobbly bridge, slides, scrambling nets and rocks. Some exciting water features are being added.
There is also a completely separate toddler's play area and a separate young children’s pool, with its own cascade, but these have been recently taken over by a large crocodile, fortunately rather shaky and extremely affable. Happily, you can watch over your little ones from the safety and extreme comfort of the Rondavel.
Boules, Basketball and Kick Around Area
For the more active of all ages to blow off steam, this multi-use area is available. We can provide all the equipment so there is no need to bring anything with you.
Giant Chess, Tables Tennis and Table Football
The Croc Club also provides a range of other diversions; a magnificent external giant chess and draughts board, table tennis and table football. A variety of table games and playing cards are also available in the Rondavel.
The Crocodile’s World Championship Mini Golf
Coming soon to Desert Springs, Spain’s only world championship quality mini-golf course and model car racing track is now well under construction at the rear of the Crocodile Club. Those who have visited the Croc Club and looked out to the sea, from the barbecue terrace, may well have wondered what the crazy maze of odd shaped walls rising in the foreground was about. Well these form the skeleton of the rocky mountains, wild rivers, canyons and caverns that will test the skills of the world’s top mini-golfers as they play the super-tough El Cocodrilo Course, in their bid to become the one and only World Champion Mini-Golfer.
The Almanzora Country Club
Please be aware that there is NO CONNECTION whatsoever between the so called Almanzora Country Club and any of the developments and companies referred to in this web site.