Brits holidaying in Spain have been left fuming after a posh resort known for attracting the wealthy and celebrities has reportedly turned off their water supply, plunging them into "third world" conditions.

The swish Sotogrande locale on the Costa del Sol is said to have halted its water provision overnight, leaving holidaymakers and expatriates without the means to shower, cook, or even clean. Local authorities have initiated an emergency water stoppage from 9pm to 7am as of Wednesday, blaming an acute drought that's resulted in a dire lack of water resources.

66 year old Brit Rob Brummer expressed his disappointment with the local governance, lamenting the poor communication regarding the water cut-off to the Birmingham Mail: "It came as a huge shock when we were only told of this the day before."

"The whole communication around this has failed completely. Sotogrande is all big villas and with five golf courses it uses a lot of water but I lived in the Middle East for eight years and we never had any problem with water supply. There is a big school here with thousands of kids who will need to wash and brush their teeth every morning. How can they do that? ".

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Rob also slammed the inaction of the authorities, adding: "Since 2013 there has been a drought in Spain but neither the national nor regional nor local councils have taken any appropriate action. The government for the area don't care. They are far away and all we can do is complain and hope they listen.", reports the Mirror.

Arturo Berna, the spokesperson for Spanish Tourism, voiced concern over the profound drought affecting Andalusia region, saying: "'We are sensitive to the drought situation that Andalusia is experiencing and we are analysing the implementation of some measure that affects the rations and efficient use of water. Any operation will necessarily have the consensus of the sector."


On the international communal Facebook page International People in Malaga, a distressed traveler detailed their experience by saying: "My Airbnb host just sent a message that due to the lack of rainfall, our condo booked for July will not have water from 11 PM to 7 AM. Does that sound normal? ".

Spain's Tourism Minister has issued a cautious warning for vacationers as they reportedly guzzle nearly twice the water as local residents.