This whopping family hotel pairs a Grade-A pool scene with panoramic views of the sea.
The real drawcard at this place is its all-action Beach Club, where a big bunch of pools are paired with panoramic sea views and fun extras like a wave machine and pirate ship.
You can sink into a poolside Jacuzzi® at the Beach Club, pull up a chair at the al fresco restaurant and bar, or take your pick of activities like mini golf and archery.
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The ultimate family holiday
- Clubs for 0 to 11 year olds, run to UK standards
- Meet-and-greets with the Widgets
- Expert-run swim, stage and football academies
- Outdoor activities including archery, Water Walkerz and raft-building
- Child-friendly buffets and at least 2 à la carte restaurants
- 'HV Live' entertainment, exclusive to Holiday Villages
All Inclusive - Here's what you get
Full Board buffet meals. Themed evenings. Snacks 11.00-18.00. 1 visit per week to both the Italian restaurant and American Diner. Ice-cream for children.
Unlimited local alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks including beer, wine, spirits, soft drinks, tea and coffee 10.00-24.00†.
Sports and Activities
All are included except where indicated.
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First Choice Kids' Club
This Holiday Village has a First Choice Kids’ Club that’s split into age groups. There’s Little Stars for 3 to 5 year olds, Super Stars for 6 to 8s and Mega Stars for 9 to 11s. They’re open 7 days a week and most activities are completely free. There’s also a Twinkle Stars crèche manned by qualified UK staff.
Onsite waterpark Beach Club*
Open from 1st April to 31st October - reduced timetable at the beginning and end of season. Wave pool and Beach Club restaurant open from mid April to mid September. Deposit required for inflatable rings.
Evening entertainment programme
Our First Choice team have put together a cast of highly trained entertainers, offering an exciting and diverse range of shows, fun and activities. The programme includes themed and party nights, pop shows, bingo, kids' entertainment, karaoke, cabaret and colourful shows.
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1-bedroom apartment with sea view for up to 4
1-bedroom apartment with sea view sleeps up to 4 with twin beds and 2 sofa-beds. Complete with a kitchen with 4 cooking rings, a microwave, toaster, kettle, air-conditioning and heating. Daily maid service with towel change 5 times a week and linen twice per week.
1-bedroom apartment for up to 5
1-bedroom apartment sleeps up to 5 with twin beds, 2 sofa-beds and a camp-bed for a child up to 12 years. Complete with a kitchen with 4 cooking rings, a microwave, toaster, kettle, air-conditioning and heating. Space may be limited when room is fully occupied. Daily maid service with towel change 5 times a week and linen twice per week.
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Brilliant! So sad to leave....
We have just returned from a fantastic holiday here. My partner and myself took my 3 year old son on his first holiday abroad and it was the perfect time of year as there were lots of children his age to make friends with. The kids entertainment was brilliant and all ages are catered for. The kids clubs are all secured and the staff are brilliant so helpful and friendly. The evening entertainment was also great something for everyone as you have the choice of sitting in the Piano bar which is very relaxing or goin in to the mail hall where u have tour live entertainment starting with the widgets for the children and Live and Loud with my son personally loved then on to some bingo with great cash prizes to be won! Then on to some adult entertainment. We also were very impressed with the food and the amount of choice we had every day, along side this you have the snack bar that also serves great food all day to. Our room was great to, nice big size with a small kitchen and family bathroom. Beautiful views and very clean also, out room was tired and beds made up every day to which was nice to come into. All the staff were very helpful and the service we received was spot on in all aspects. If you are looking for a family fun holiday this is the place to go! Oh and how could I forget the fabulous pools and pirate ship!!!! More
Charlie B, Winsford
over on our holiday. We were sold this holiday as it sounded fantastic for children of all ages and so much going on, and here are my findings of what I encountered. Upon arriving at the resort at 5am in the morning we were hassled to fill out details of each person staying in the room with passport numbers addresses ages etc etc. ( All we wanted to do was get some sleep not have to be hounded to fill out papers in what should of already been available to them prior to our stay especially having a 21 month old baby with us and been on the go for 24 hours.) why couldnât we do this after we had some rest. And having to chose what sitting you wanted for your tea was needed or you wouldnât be able to get in ( A joke) Also the American diner and Italian restaurant tried to book into either one of these for 4 days on the trot only to be told no room each time was another joke. We had no welcome meeting and no clue of when our welcome meeting was to be, so we missed this. After 3 days of being there we had a flyer put under our door about excursions etc. ( This should have been done on our welcome meeting and drinks). Each day the pool was shut around 430pm which became a laughing stock as when a few parents had put their heads together this was to push people up to their rooms to get ready for the evening and have a early dinner especially those with smaller children.) Entertainment for kids was from 630pm to 8pm however youâre eating times were from 630pm to 9pm in which sitting down for dinner takes at least 1 hour with children so only having atleast 30 minutes of pepper pig or the last of the widgets isnât really good. Then there was bingo for adults and more entertainment for adults after this. During the day I never seen nothing at all for children to do around the pool like parents with toddlers or children learning them to swim or any activity for kids in the pool to do the only thing that was shouted out on the tannoy everyday was adults water polo, adults Zumba, ( This was supposed to be more for kids than adults surely) As im on about the pool I was shocked to find not one pool for children was heated and im not exaggerating the pools were ice cold and thatâs appalling for any kids holiday pool abroad. The kids club well the twinkle club my daughter is 21 month old when we went and after us paying a lot of money for the holiday and all-inclusive at that I would of thought that the kids clubs were free as this was a joke to be charging parents to put their kids in a kids club is appalling especially as all it seems this holiday village was a money racket a quick way to fleece families as once your there your there. When looking for the Thompsons bear as we were told we would see every day we didnât see it once as nothing that we supposed to have seen was see-able. The reps you had to hunt for your normal reps and when speaking to them they were as helpful as a chocolate fireguard. We booked excursions through these people and spent a lot of money doing this and to have to make your own way to these places and no sign of anyone or knowing where to go what to do after paying for them is a total con if anything as we spoke to people who had booked the same things and they were given packed lunches and transport to there excursions. Im not talking pennies to these places either as it was a lot of money there and back and yet again our reps whoever they were over there were quick to take our money but you got your receipt and told to enjoy your day after it and what time it started. Surely this is not the way first choice nor Thompsons should be treating there customers as if you look at it like this without us buying holidays off you these people wouldnât be there in the job. ( Rep People skills Zero). Apart from Lee and lois were the people who should be made the face of the hotel as they were great in the evenings Me and my family did enjoy our holiday as it was my daughters first and I would book off tompsons again. But I am totally disappointed with the having to pay for kids club and having to pay for my own transport to my excursions, and lack of any welcome or any pack giving to us.More
Steve p, Whitehaven, United Kingdom
Top hotel for families
Stayed for a week with my husband and 3 year old. Positives: Totally geared up for families: entertainment team were fabulous, pool is astro-turfed so kids can run and you don't have to worry about them falling over Beach club is fabulous Pool bar serves food including fresh fruit and salad for a good part of the day (not just nuggets and burgers!) Rooms are a good size and we had sea view which was lovely. Wifi was fine on first floor Great bus services into fuengirola and benalmadena Lovely walk from hotel to fuengirola Kids club activities for younger kids too Drinks were plentiful Got a complimentary bottle of wine as we had been to sister hotel Check in was swift and efficient Negative - the only one! Ok, food is repetitive and the restaurant is vile in terms of tables too close together and no windows BUT you have the choice to sit outside which we did and there are two other restaurants. Overall my daughter absolutely loved it and we got some time off to relax when she visited the kids club for an hour and a half a day! Will definitely return in a year or two :) More
CathyS1973, London, United Kingdom
Had a fantastic holiday with my husband and little girl (17 months) the food was great and am normally very fussy felt like there were not loads to choose from but what was there was very good the American restaurant was great never tried the Italian as a always find it very bland abroad we didn't want to leave our little girl in the kids club and because of that a felt there were not lots to do for her the entertainment at night was great and the staff r amazing they work so hard the rooms were nice they were clean and all u need for on holiday not a 5 * room but who goes on holiday to sit in a room the beach club is gd for older kids as well nice views as for location a think it's perfect â¬1.20 on the bus takes u to benalmadena harbour which is really beautiful and â¬1.20 to take u to fuengirola the market there is great all In all a very nice holiday and more than likely ad come bk More
charlene_a921, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Booked an all inclusive holiday with Thompson this included holiday village.I looked at previous reviews on trip advisor. The hotel is a bit dated has a lot of character 1 half of the hotel has a boat inside rooms and the other half has a rainforest theme .Hotel definetly has character.Its mostly family's with young children however me and my sister both in our mid 20s thoroughly enjoyed our stay.The reception team very helpful,we went to the meet and great for Thompson we couldn't see a room advertised anywhere sadly couldn't attend in time (if this had been said when we checked in would be useful to others.) We later found Thompson rep could book a few trips.food was good very helpful staff and good selection.There is a beach club over the road which costs a couple of euros which has tyre ride,few swimming pools better for swimming than pool as lot of children in main pool however usable for chilling around pool.The resort team do activities such as water polo and an inflatable for children.Its nice with music good atmosphere.rooms are clean and liked free water in fridge which we weren't charged for.There is an indoor pool which looked nice however you have to buy a 3euro swimming hat to swim in which apparently is Spanish is law!! I've been in other swimming pools in Spain not true they charge you to use jacuzzi and steam room each 5 euros.I found this cheeky as a way of making extra money.Also have to pay 15 euro deposit to hire a towel.All of this I feel not necessary so bring your own beach towel.I would return to the holiday village as overall was happy.More
hollys225, Hertford, United Kingdom
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