Bays and their peninsulas on the side make perfect settlement spots. The trouble is, once one group sets up shop, another casts a covetous eye on it, and the warfare begins. At Roses, with its Bay of Roses, evidence of settlements BCE (Greek) through Roman, through more Greek (from the Marseilles area), and Visigoths, and the monastery at Santa Maria de Roses arises in about 944 CE.
The monastery is at the end of this side of the bay's peninsula.
She went in. Is she still out there?
For those of us without reservations, arriving at a fine resort late in the day means taking what you can get. Go to the tourist office and they will call around. We found two rooms, separate, at the local hostel, Rom Hostel. Hot, but that is not their fault. Aim the fan and stay still. Dan got over-hot and was too polite to bang on my door -- now he knows to knock a little louder and announce reasonably that it is indeed he, and I would awaken mejitly.
Note on bad economic times and hostels: entire families, and many, many older people, were at the Rom. This was not just full of backpacking kids. A hostel may be the only way to afford some time at the beach. Safe, clean, friendly.
Sleeping at hostel. The possibility of hostels means sleeping gear that doubles for street-wear, for going to the loo/shower down the hall. I use a black T-shirt dress for sleeping, Dan sleeps in shorts. That also saves on packing. If two of you accept a room for four, expect two more to join you. If you take a room for 1, you will get more privacy but it may be hotter. Trade.