Pools, a splash park, a bumper activities list, and loads of restaurants – this place has got the lot. It’s right on the beach, too.
This beachfront hotel ticks all the right boxes, with a great pool scene, 5 restaurants and a giant Aerial Adventure course. There are sports like kayaking, tennis and football as well.
Apartments received a makeover for summer 2014, so they’re in tip-top condition. They’re nice and big, too, with a lounge, kitchenette and outside space.
Based on 1721 reviews
- Buildings: 2 phases of 302 apartments
- Lifts: 1 which runs from reception to restaurant only
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. 1 visit per stay to the grill, Tex Mex and La Bambola pizza & pasta restaurants. Snacks 10.30-17.00. Ice-cream 10.30-18.00.
Unlimited local alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks including beer, wine, soft drinks and water 10.30-24.00.
Sports and Activities
All are included except where indicated.
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First Choice Kids' Clubs
There’s clubs for all ages with our crèche, Little Stars for 3 to 5s, Super Stars for 6 to 8s, Mega Stars for 9 to 11s, and Escape - strictly for the over-12s. Some clubs have a Nintendo Wii™, some organise sports and quizzes, while others have just-plain-bonkers stuff like Water Walkerz.
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.
Lessons by ASA-qualified teachers. For quicker results you can go private. Our Academies are for ages 3 to adult. Places on all three are hot property so get in quick.
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1-bedroom apartment sleeps up to 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children with a twin bedroom and lounge with a sofa-bed and pull-out bed. You'll also find a TV and a Kitchenette complete with a microwave and kettle. Air-conditioning available - deposit required for remote control. Images show the planned appearance.
superior 1-bedroom apartment
Superior 1-bedroom apartment sleeps up to 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children with upgraded furnishings, TV, DVD player, bathrobe, slippers and 1 spa visit per adult per stay. Kitchenette comes complete with a microwave and kettle, and air-conditioning - deposit payable for remote control. Images show the planned appearance.
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Brilliant, just brilliant.
Had an amazing week at this hotel in November 2013. Everywhere was clean, food was amazing, and all staff were happy and helpful We went all inclusive, and there was always something to eat. Large choice of pools and a lovely clean beach with a beautiful view of Fuertaventura.More
Amazing relaxed holiday!!
Well what can we say.. We stayed here 28th July-7th August for 10 days.. This was our "Familymoon!" Were a young family of 3.. Our 4 year old son, myself (27) and my husband (28) We came here 2 days after the hustle and bustle of our fabulous wedding.. N boy were we ready to relax.. After such an amazing wedding I was worried the resort wasn't going to live up to expectation, but boy was I wrong.. About 2 weeks before I emailed the hotel and asked for a nice quiet room, preferably on the sea front.. We didn't get a sea front room (a lot are privately owned and superior rooms) but we did get a single storey (bungalow 61) bungalow 2nd row back near the quiet pool.. :) Rooms: All had been refurbished, which were fantastic.. Only criticism was that the sofa bed wasn't ideal of our 4 year old.. We managed to wedge pillows underneath to stop him from falling out, but he ended up sharing our bed for majority of the holiday.. Plus I hated the idea of him in the living area near the door and us at the back... Other than that they are lovely bungalows!! :) Food: amazing.. We ate in all restaurants.. Favouring the upstairs for breakfast, as it's quieter, green and grill at lunch and the various restaurants at night!! Ensure you try them all and pick your times wisely, it gets busy!! Pool/beach: I hate swimming pools, so needless to say we didn't really go to the pools and opted for the beach. Although my hubs took our little boy a few times, and they loved it. Don't bank on getting a sunbed in the morning, they start queuing from about 8am, and sit around waiting for then to be unlocked.. Highly sad really!! The beach is lovely, granted there's no sunbeds, but I understand you could hire bits and bobs from the supermarket?? We didn't bother, just out our towels down on the sand!! Resort: generally clean, tidy, lots of staff viable at all times. Which was lovely.. Even seen the hotel manager a few times!! Playa blanca: we love it.. We've been twice now, and love nothing more than walking the promenade at night, it's lovely to walk down into the town and look in the shops, see the ferry come in and walk off the dinner!! :) All in all we had an amazing holiday, we have highly recommended it to family and friends. And we will end up visiting again!! :)More
Great location, fantastic accommodation, excellent staff!!!
We are a family of 4 returning for our 3rd consecutive year to this resort! Once again we found Flamingo beach to tick all the boxes!! The hotel is a large complex which is spotlessly maintained at all times, the apartments and bungalows have just been renovated and have all the basic mod cons you could require (including Disney channel & nickelodeon). Victor the accommodations manager was amazing at finding us the perfect bungalow (no.26) location for our stay!! One of the main reasons we return year on year is the food and it's high standard! All the restaurants on resort are if a very high standard and even the fussiest of little people should be able to find something! Throughout the day there is always a restaurant open to stave off hunger pangs and kids (&grownups) are able to get ice cream, slushies & ice pops whenever the sunshine gets too much! The staff in all the restaurants and bars are friendly, helpful and hardworking, special mention has to go to Javier (the food and beverage manager) who recognised us from previous stays, he went out of his way to make us feel like special guests, always making the time to stop and chat. The kids clubs are extremely well run, our kids, boy 13 & girl 9 really enjoyed them. Matt & Adam in the football academy are fantastic!!!! I couldn't praise them enough, made every child feel important and always had time for a high five!! Even when they are having their lunch lol! The location and amenities on resort are fantastic, if the pool is not your thing, pack a beach blanket and go there! The beach is a perfect & spotless! There are a few shops also should you discover you have forgotten anything! The main shopping area is 1/2 mile away along the coast, not too far for little legs! Anyone who would prefer a further distance the promenade is 5-6 miles long, perfect for running in the early mornings! All in all this resort is extremely good, a very friendly family atmosphere, with staff who are only too happy to help, as a family we are already hoping to return again next year!!More
Paul D, Ballymena, United Kingdom
Family of 3 with an 11 year old. Chose this resort due to all the activities on offer. We had emailed Victor to request a quiet seafront bungalow and were allocated C3 which was perfect location right by the beach. Room was very good, had everything you needed. Food: my wife called El Chef "cafe chaos" due to the numbers of young unaccompanied children running around. The staff were very efficient at clearing the tables but unfortunately the floor was not always clean.The quality of food was very good. We tended to have breakfast upstairs as it was less chaotic and then lunch in Green and Grill. Always a very good selection of freshly prepared food. We didn't really rate the Tex Mex or the Italian a la carte restaurants, however, we did enjoy our evening meals at Green and Grill and Tavern by the Sea. Kids clubs were brilliant but beware the programme changes every week. The town of Playa Blanca was a 10 minute stroll away and Rubicon marina about 25 minutes. We ate out a couple of times in Playa Blanca for some variety.More
Great location, accommodation and food but too busy and overcrowded!
We're a family of 4 with two boys aged 8 & 6, just back from 2 weeks in August here. Our prerequisites for a family summer fly-and-flop holiday are: 1. Sunny warm weather but not too hot at night, and no mozzies! 2. Hotel close to a beach with access to interesting snorkelling and walks. 3. Enough activities to keep everyone entertained whilst being able to escape to peace and quiet. 4. A separate bedroom for my husband and me. 5. Decent, interesting All Inclusive food (so the adults get a well-earned break from shopping, cooking and washing up) to accommodate a vegetarian daddy and an anti-chicken-nuggets-and-chips mummy! 6. Well-behaved guests who parent their children properly and don't spend the whole day getting drunk, allowing their children to run amok (can you tell I've had a bad AI experience before?!?) 7. All this for under Â£4000 So after many tedious hours trawling the internet, we found Flamingo Beach which appeared to tick all the boxes. And it almost did... I emailed ahead and requested a bungalow in a quiet location and was so glad I did! Beautifully decorated and equipped 1 bedroom apartment with sea views and private terrace in a quiet location (we'd rather walk for 3-4 minutes to get to the facilities than be in the middle of the hotel with all its noise and bustle). Fantastic location, straight onto a lovely sandy man-made beach for safe swimming, whilst on either side of the wave breaks, amazing snorkelling and rock pooling with a huge array of interesting fish, octopus and crabs to see. The food quality and selection was excellent with lots of fresh salads, fish and seafood alongside the usual junk in the kids section. The general buffet El Chef, was great in terms of selection (and the chocolate fountain!) but busy and noisy and so after the first week, after using up our 4 tickets to the other restaurants, we requested extra tickets for evening entry into the TexMex buffet upstairs, which was excellent and half empty! Green and Grill was great for lunch (we liked the make-your-own-toasty section!) but again, very busy and not a particularly relaxing experience. I agree with reviewer LizzyEllis, the upstairs restaurant was far preferable for breakfast, offering the same selection as El Chef, but in much nicer, calmer surroundings. My six year old loved the Widget Woadshow and, whilst we're not really into cabaret/game show style evening entertainment, the bit we did see was professional and slick. The hotel really suffers from the absence of a pleasant bar with outdoor seating to sit during the evening if bingo and shows aren't your thing. There's a small outdoor seating area by the kids play area next to the Atlantic Bar, which you wouldn't choose to sit inside unless you wanted to watch the football. My eldest son did a few of the kids clubs and activities and really enjoyed most of them. A special mention to the staff who run the Aerial Adventure. They were very patient and kind to my son who got scared half way round! In fact, all of the First Choice staff were professional, friendly and very hard-working. As is the case with most hotels during high season, there was the usual early morning scrum for sun beds and we often couldn't find any beds near the main pool or 'quiet' (are they being ironic?!?) pool as we went for breakfast, although there were always beds by the Mickey splash pool for babies and toddlers. My husband and I spend most of our year having to be up and about by 7am.... there's no way we're doing it on holiday too! But it was fine, we preferred the beach or other activities anyway, not hitting the pool until late afternoon, when there were usually beds free. The vast majority of other guests were families from the UK or Ireland and generally I found everyone to be friendly and well mannered. Thankfully, the huge group (45!) of rowdy folk who thought it was ok to sit by the kids play area, drinking, smoking and swearing loudly, left after 2 days of our holiday and it was pretty peaceful and civilised after that. So all in all, I'd give it an 8 out of 10. Pros: Location, accommodation quality, beach, range of activities, quality of food. Cons: crowded pool areas and restaurants. Ps, if any of you seasoned travellers have any recommendations that you reckon meet my prerequisites, please let me know!More
Sarah S, Manchester, United Kingdom
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