25 May 2021
Why Dylan Coastal Resort is a home-from-home for Welsh rugby legend Alun Wyn Jones
When you’re an elite rugby player, escaping the public eye and having time with your family are two precious commodities. But our tranquil retreat, Dylan Coastal Resort, enables Wales and British Lions legend, Alun Wyn Jones, to do both.
The most capped Wales player in history is one of the first owners of our Residences – the hotel-standard holiday homes which we introduced as part of the £20 million investment at the South-West Wales resort at Laugharne.
Our high-end Residences, complete with private hot tubs, have been extremely popular since they were launched earlier this year, and Alun Wyn, his wife Anwen, and their two young daughters often visit from their Mumbles home, which is just an hour’s drive away.
“The views here are spectacular,” says Alun Wyn. “The views across the Taf Estuary are like a constantly changing oil painting.”
“The lodges offer luxury hotel quality, but it’s nice to have your own space and area to chill out in the hot tub. For my five-year-old, it’s like having her very own Tŷ Bach Twt! (Wendy House) She’s in her element here.”
The young family uses their two-bedroom Residence as a base to enjoy favourite local attractions like Laugharne Castle, Folly Farm, Saundersfoot, and Tenby. Plus, our Milk Wood House Spa is also one of their highlights.
Alun Wyn said: “As a dad, you want to give your family as much of your time as you can, but I can be away a lot with rugby.
“I go home to rest, and it’s nice to be able to do that somewhere different. Having somewhere different yet familiar to escape to is ideal. While it sounds like a bit of a cliché, this is a home-from-home where we have nothing but quality time together.
“We are an active family and we enjoy good food. So the combination of being able to explore West Wales and enjoy the Milk Wood House restaurant is ideal. I like the fact they use local ingredients – as a proud Welshman that is really important to me.”
Visit the Residences website to discover more about our properties, our facilities, and the benefits of becoming an owner.