We also plan to retire to the apartment. Its not about what they didnt put in it is what we have in the end. No doubt the pools have been an enormous blow to some people as was the moving of the original foro and agora shopping parades. But they have been combined to provide a larger shopping facility not taken away altogether. We took an agents advice not to buy overlooking a pool because in the busy times it can prove chaotic especially if you live on the resort as the pool can be used well into the evenings. We chose a garden view and then they built a play area on it. We felt that was disappointing and it unsettled us for a good few weeks but we knew if we didnt complete we’d loose all the deposit and stage payments. They do not expect 100% occupancy even in peak times more like 40%. I’m afraid this is what off plan is about nothing is finall till the last brick is laid. The resort does look very good however,and building continues at a pace apparentley the villa’s will start mid year.

I think you had very poor advice and where in such an anxious state wanted to believe what you heard. Is there any room for you to reconsider and go ahead with the purchase? Whilst these are very rocky times you may be able to sell in the future and at least you would have something to show for your money.