This huge complex packs in a triple helping of pools, plus an impressive waterpark. It’s only a short walk from Arenal’s centre and sandy beach, too.
The waterpark is this place’s crowning glory, with pools, ring rides and slides to keep speed demons grinning like Cheshire cats. Watery fun aside, there’s also loads of sports and activities going on.
All rooms and the restaurant are having a refresh for summer 2016, so you can expect a fresh look and feel during your stay.
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Buffet meals. Tea and cake 16.00-17.00.
Selected beer, wine, local spirits, soft drinks, tea and coffee 11.00-23.00.
All are included except where indicated.
The waterpark is right next to the Marina Parc Hotel. There's a great range of speedy slides, a bowl and even a lazy river. Kids get a section all of their own with slides and fountains. Even better, your All Inclusive can be used here, too. And just so you know, both the dinghy slides here have a height restriction of 140cm.
First Choice Kids’ Club caters for 3 to 11 year olds – so brothers and sisters can join in the fun together. And most of it’s completely free. It runs 5 days a week and – outside of peak season – there are parent and toddler sessions for under 3s, too. For your peace of mind, all First Choice Kids’ Club staff have advance DBS checks and hold NVQ Level 2 childcare qualifications. They’re First Aid trained, and there’ll be at least 2 of them on duty at all times. Plus there’s a strict sign-in and out system.
There are 3 large pools in the hotel, one at each block of apartments. Each pool has a poolside bar which is open from 11am to 5pm.
These twin rooms provide a great base for your holiday. There's a balcony or terrace providing you with some outside space - plus inside you'll find air-conditioning to keep your room cool. Just so you know these rooms sleep 3 with a sofa-bed provided too.
These 2-bedroom apartments can sleep up to 6 people with 2 twin bedrooms and 2 extra beds provided. You'll have a balcony or terrace providing you with some outside space. Inside there's air-conditioning and a separate bathroom.
This a very family type complex, a combination of villas, chalets and apartments. I stayed in a chalet, basically a bedroom and a bathroom with TV with British channels and a good quiet air/con unit. Only one concern is that you are only separated from another chalet by a single locked door! Therefore you can here your neighbour. Rooms are clean and maid service good. There are three separate swimming pools and a free of charge water park. My holiday was just before the schools broke up for their hols and there were always sunbeds available. The food is average all inclusive type of stuff which we enjoyed. I didn't get involved in the evening entertainment just not my thing. Nearby, other than a few restaurants and the Back Gammon Bar (good WiFi) and a supermarket there really isn't much there. The beach is fabulous, lovely and sandy and about 15 mins walk from complex. The bus service is good and cheap if you fancy a trip to Mahon 20 mins on the bus. Note this is a 3 star and not a 4 star so consider that when cost your holiday. I went as a couple for a week and had a relaxing holiday with great weather.More
We have just returned from Marina park was very concerned about going after reading reviews but it's safe to say we had a lovely 2 week stay Pools We stayed at d2 pool our room overlooked pool and was cleaned early morning sun beds hosed down etc Could do with some parasols Food Food was OK a bit repetitive but was an issue as we like visiting different restaurants whilst we are away Kids loved the snack bar so they were always happy and full! Entertainment The entertainment team were amazing and worked really hard day and night to keep everyone smiling I have 3 children from 2 to 16 years old and they all enjoyed it! Lolly was a firm favourite for us always put in 110% effort in weather it was doing a quiz or to doing a show! Whenever you seen her she had a big smile on her face and always had time for people! Is was amazing More
Just got back from Marina Parc and we all had a great time. Family of four with two boys 6 & 2. I Honestly think based on these reviews people just moan for the sake of it! If you have booked and are worried based on these reviews seriously don't be for a family holiday with young children it's brilliant. Accommodation was good! We had 1 bed apartment with two balconies which was great clean and spacious over in D3, Pool at d3 was big enough get down early to reserve your sunbeds as there is a slight shortage in those I would say. The Pools were ever you get put are all good sized and all have shallow bits for the little ones. Waterpark is great as well slides for kids and adults! Food was ok you won't go hungry that's for sure. Different themed nights which the staff all dress up for which is a nice touch I thought! Entertainment that the reps do is great all the reps are fantastic and even I will miss doing the jelly man dance in the evenings. After the kids stuff finished it turns to more adult games which was fun! On the other hand the entertainment that the hotel gets in is terrible, when the reps weren't doing the main show we went out and about for a walk or something. I'd recommend the beach watch out for the jellyfish and also take a bus into Mahon and have a wonder around there if like us you want something to break up the pool & water park days. I'd recommend Marina Parc probably to just family's with small children. A great week Thank-you Marina Parc More
I have just returned from visiting this resort and I would not go back. Arrived on Friday 8 July and when the coach stopped it looked like we were in the middle of a housing estate. Reception resembles a large scout hut and did nothing to assure me of the quality of the resort. One tiny bar in reception with limp sandwiches and complimentary fruit juices. There is a balcony outside reception but this was not very inviting. I asked the rep, 'where is everything else' and she proceeded to explain that the resort is set over four sections. There is one below reception one across the road near the restaurant, another to the right of the main resort all with their own pools. I did not find the fourth section unless she meant the water park. There is only one buffet restaurant and this is opposite reception. My room was on the same side as reception and on the ground floor. The trouble with this is that the room only has one entrance so if you want to open your doors or sit outside it is not very private as people walk past you to get to their rooms on the ground floor. The room itself is very basic just 2 single beds and a third in the wall if you needed it. No kettle and the water from a cooler in reception had a metallic taste. I bought my own everyday from the shop. Large TV with a good selection of English channels. The fridge works whether you are in the room or not so this was a slight bonus. On day 2 I asked reception at 8.30 am for 2 extra pillows. I checked that my request had been acknowledged mid afternoon as the beds had been made in my room. By 8.30 pm still no pillows. We gave up by around 10 pm then was woken by a banging on the door and the room telephone ringing. Said pillows had finally arrived some 14 hours after I asked for them. On day 3 there was no hot water around 6 pm and I think this is a recurring theme for this time of day. The cleaner did turn up on Monday but this was at 5 pm. Not really convenient. We were told our next day was Wednesday so would have to wait till then. He did give us fresh towels though. There are no little nicities in the room such a glass to have a drink so you will need to get some plastic ones from the bar. That leads me onto the bar area by the theatre. All plastic chairs straight from the bargain range at B&Q and some quite stained. Drinks are served in tiny plastic cups that you would get at a kiddie party. I appreciate that you need plastic glasses round a pool area but I am an adult and would like my drink in an adult type glass. The pools are ok but nothing to write home about. We travelled as a couple so only used the pool to cool off. The other kids liked them though but there are no life guards. There are also no umbrellas round the pool so if you wanted shade, you would need to move to the pool bar. Sunbeds were all reserved by 8.30 am so get your towels out early. The area around all the pools was very tired and needed replacing. Talking of the sunbeds, they are of very poor quality. They do not lie flat and if you sit on them the back pings up and throws your towel off. Several attempts to get comfy later and I gave up. If you didn't have a bad back before you got there you'll have one by the time you leave. The buffet restaurant was average and I was disappointed by the standard of soup and variety of the salad bar. Lettuce, tomato, cucumber, onion and no real attempt to provide something creative like you get at other 4 star restaurants. Think Butlins cafeteria on a bad day. On the flipside, the burgers in the snack bar were very good and cooked to order. As the brochure states, the pancakes are very popular with the kids but unfortunately at the expense of my fried egg. The evening entertainment is mainly for the kids and was reasonable if you are under 10. Nothing really for the adults. The entertainment staff are good with the kids and they hero worshipped the 'jellyman'. The bar shuts sharp at 11 and all the lights are turned off. A couple of times we were having a chat with other guests and abruptly plunged into darkness at 11 pm. I did visit the water park and the older kids/adult rides are very fast. There is a nice area for the tiny tots. Like the other pools, the surrounding area was not very inviting and needs either a good clean or replacing. There were lifeguards all over the water park so this was something at least. The brochure states this is a 4 star resort but I would say that 3 star is more reasonable. I wanted a quiet week in the sun and had I had time to read the reviews I would have booked somewhere else. If you are a family with kids under 10, you would enjoy this resort. If you are travelling without kids, go somewhere else as you will not enjoy it.More
Angela B, 186273
I stayed here with my feind for 4 days. To be honest if we stayed longer i feel like i would have got bored, but i did enjoy my stay. The water park was great, as was the room and the tennis. The food was good for the majority but we were disappointing on the 'world foods' night when it was basically everything they has served before. Breakfast was good. Close to the beach and supermarkets, not so close to the pharmacy which i ended up in due to a jellyfish sting! This place would be great for families who just want to relax.No wifi in the rooms which wasn't great, and it was even a bit dodgy in the reception area.More
Elena S, 503820
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