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 1715 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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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
We travelled on 7 August for a one week holiday, we were returning guests as we stayed last year also.We are a family of four with two boys aged7 and 4 yrs.The holiday was ok good choice of food,sunbeds a major problem!!!!,entertainment average,however we had a major issue that was not resolved our sons swimming goggles and snorkels disappeared from the subbed one day when we had gone for lunch.We replaced these only to have them stolen from our balcony when I addressed this issue with management I was told that maybe they blew away!!! I explained my disappointment and gave the room manager a receipt for the new goggled and said I expected to be reimbursed the monies, I was told that this was not policy and all he would offer me was a meal in one of the restaurants( we were all inclusive what good was another meal to us) it was a matter of principal and not about the money you would expect to be able to leave items on your balcony clothes etc it is not good enough and I would not return for this reason. More
Not the best Holiday Village but ......
General We visited here in August of 2014 as a family of 3, 2 adults 1 young child. Last year we visited the Holiday Village in Menorca which we thought was better for a number of reasons including outside entertainment in the evenings, pool scene, food and general feel of resort. That being said this hotel is far larger than the Menorca one which is why it has probably lost the personal touch a little. Pools In our opinion the main pool is far too small for what is needed for the amount of guests especially as they section most of it off for activities on a daily basis which is a shame as it limits usage by others. The activities on a daily basis which monopolise the pool are the water assault course, raft building, kids club activities, aqua aerobics, water polo, canoes, splashathons and other general messing about/games for various ages and activities. Whilst I can see the benefit and we did enjoy some of these things ourselves it was a shame that such a large section of pool had to be used up leaving such small amount of space for general enjoyment by families. Also the pools all seemed a little murky by the end of the day which was a shame as probably caused by the overcrowding and copious amounts of sun cream etc in there (not a pleasant thought I know but its all we could think it was). Room When we arrived we were told that we had been upgraded to a superior suite which was lovely we stayed in room A51 very close to reception overlooking the main pool an the sea. The room was exceptionally clean and well equipped we were very impressed. The bathroom had a lovely powerful shower and modern suite etc. our young daughter found the sofa bed very comfortable and we slept very well in our twin beds in the main bedroom. There were spare pillows and blankets etc provided as well as the sheets and duvets so really did have everything possible. The kitchen was modern and very well equipped we didn't use it being all inclusive but could have easily cooked very good meals there if we wanted to. As part of our upgrade to superior room we had bath robes, slippers, dvd player, a la carte meals for four nights at the specialist restaurants and a spa pass. Personally as we had it given to us as an upgrade it was all lovely but I wouldn't have paid for it. Sunbeds Before we left we had read some recent reviews and were very worried about the sunbed situation but honestly can say I have no idea what all the fuss is about! Yes you get a few nutters who choose to sped early morning every day of their holiday queuing for sunbeds so that they can get first pick of spaces, beds, parasols and tables etc but honestly if you don't mind too much where you sit there's no need to rush down early - we sat on the area of raised beds to one side of the pool most days and there were often still spaces by about 10am in the sun (shady ones do get taken up a bit earlier as there aren't too many of them without a brolly). Food The food options are fairly limited in the main buffet restaurant and they do not seem to have themed evenings or anything which would have been nice. Again, like with the pool the restaurant seems to struggle at peak times and as a result finding tables and getting food can be a bit like a school canteen which wasn't what we experienced in Menorca. The best place for breakfast is definitely in the tex mex restaurant above reception as this was smaller and the food far better. For lunch the green and grill snack bar seems the best option for quality. The a la carte restaurants are; Tex Mex Mexican - very nice buffet style food, we enjoyed dinner here; The Green & Grill - Very enjoyable views and lovely food here with several grill options as you would expect; Tavern By The Sea - Tapas, the tapas is excellent the main courses were off of a menu and generally not as good as the tapas starter; La Bambola Pizza & pasta - This was truly AWFUL in every possible way - the service was shocking, my daughters meal was forgotten and the pizza was burnt and not very nice, the restaurant was dirty and staff were shouting at each other - we spoke to other guests who had eaten here and they had just walked out due to similar experiences, if you only get to choose one restaurant t eat at do not choose this one! Evening Entertainment The evening entertainment was ok but again not as good as we had seen the previous year, there were no pantomimes or shows a such put on by the reps with the exception of a Mc90's evening which really was very good and the reps did so well with the singing and dancing they were much better than a 'professional act' the night before!. We also saw a professional acrobat act which was fantastic called African Footprint. The reps do try very hard here but its such a shame that the entertainment has to be done inside where it is hot, crowded and very very noisy! Beach The local beach is literally right outside the hotel and it very nice with a sheltered cove - take some bread or a banana down to the water and feed the fish there are thousands of them which come right up to you so great for snorkelling and swimming etc. The sand is golden but some of it quite rocky and so jelly shoes for small sensitive feet is a wise idea. Trips Out We went for a trip out to Rancho Texas Park one day and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves we also did the swimming with sea lions experience here which was simply awesome. Rancho Texas has quite a few animals set out around a lovely park and there are other activities like digging for gold and canoeing as well as two water slides and an activity pool area which is a great way to cool off at the end of a busy day. We also walked down to Aqualarva, the local water park (about 10 mins walk from resort) fund this very expensive at Â£50 for the 3 of us and there are only around 3 slides suitable for anyone over the age of 7. The lifeguards are very strict and whistle happy which was irritating as whilst everyone's concern has to be safety they did seem to take this t a whole new level and seemed to enjoy telling people off and blowing the whistle. All in all a ok place for a couple of hours if you have small kids and money to burn. If you go down to El Dorado Beach(?) you can hire jet skis, banana boats etc which we did one morning for a bit of fun - it was good and the prices are about average at 40 euros for 20 mins on a jet ski - you only get quite a small area to use the jet ski in but still loads of fun to be had if you like that kind of thing as we do. High Ropes Course At Hotel / Aerial Adventure For us the organisation of this was very poor, you have to queue up in the morning (when most people want to eat breakfast) to try and secure a place on a course that day - each session only has about 8 spaces available which doesn't seem to be any where near sufficient and there were disappointed people who couldn't get spaces on every day we were there. Apparently they don't have the kit or the staff to run more courses or something which is a shame. The other problem is that when you are actually there quite a lot of the kids who can go up (age 6 and up) cant reach the actual equipment to move along (clips and stuff they have to undo and do up themselves) meaning that either an adult has to go up to help them (which means booking up one of the very popular places mentioned earlier) or the reps have to go and help which slows things down - my husband thought it would be a good idea to have a little ledge on he platforms to make this easier and more enjoyable for the shorter children which I am sure would be better all round and make it run more efficiently. The kids love it and the staff were great and very safety conscious so with a bit of better planning this would be amazing. Reps "King" Matt was a really great rep he made such an effort with every kid he met bless him and made a great impression on our little one - well done to him! Overall there are around 40 reps on resort so you don't get to know all of them but they all seemed very friendly and made efforts to speak to the kids as they wandered around giving high fives and signing shirts and posing for photos etc. Overall nice place to spend a week but some definite improvements could be made in a few areas to bring it up to the same standard as other holiday villages.More
LizzyEllis, Bournemouth, England, United Kingdom
We have just returned from 2 weeks at Flamingo Beach and have had a fantastic holiday, the hotel is beautiful and clean all the staff from cleaners, gardeners and restaurant staff work so hard. We were in room 38A, which is central to all pools and restaurants, rooms were very clean and bright, my only complaint here is the air con wasn't powerful enough, the room was often very warm and we had to open windows to cool down, then other days it was nice and cool. The food is absolutely beautiful, plenty of choice and the chefs regularly change food so it's never left standing, the themed restaurants were absolutely gorgeous, we visited tex med twice, chilli was so nice I went back for extra, I was a bit unsure of Tavern by the Sea as it's Mediterranean food, we decided to visit as if we didn't like it we would go back to the usual El Chef restaurant, the menu was vague, and we contemplated doing a runner, so glad we didn't, the food was beautiful, my only regret we didn't hear here earlier in the holiday because I would have definitely gone back there, the Italian restaurant also did lovely food proper sized pizzas, just couldn't eat it all, onto the wine, red, white and rose, only had red and rose and again lovely. Our favourite pool was the quiet pool, we found this 4th day in and spent the rest of the hols there, we made some fantastic friends as did my daughter who finds it difficult making new friends, I put towels out here everyday from 7-7.30, and only did this as we loved the pool and view, there are plenty of sunbeds in the surrounding area and contrary to other comments is relatively easy to get a bed, the main pool is a bit of a joke, people are out from 7.30, they put towels on the floor then wait till 9am for the beds to be unchanged, to be honest the main pool is very busy and loud so we only used a couple of times, around 2pm you can easily find a bed round main pool though it is really windy there. My only complaint would be the evening entertainment, I read other reviews saying it wasn't very good but didn't take much notice as everybody has different tastes, this is in all honesty the worst entertainment I have ever experienced, First Choice really need to address this, generally it's only the reps who put on a show, which centres around a huge screen, the sound is distorted so it's difficult to hear what is going on, most people tend to walk out, which we did and eventually avoided, we saw one professional act which was acrobats, they were brilliant there needs to be more shows like this. The only positive to this was after we had eaten we used to walk down to Playa Blanca, it's a lovely walk and cooler and the shops are fantastic, First shop we came to Pandora, I was very happy... Can't really comment on the kids club as my daughter didn't want to join them, she made some lovely friends and was happy to play all day in the pool with them, overall a fantastic holiday a lovely clean friendly hotel, perfect location, views of the beach and feurtaventura are just perfect, I would absolutely recommend this hotel without any doubt. One last thing the wellness centre for over 16's is a godsend for adults wanting to swim only a small pool but had it to myself most days, didn't use the gym though this wasn't particularly busy either so if you're thinking of taking gym gear I would recommend as easy get on equipment.More
We arrived at the resort quite late but the hotel kept the restaurant open for all of us!!! The first room we were allocated was B71...right next to main entertainment venue. I returned to reception to find out if we could move rooms and this was sorted immediately. We were allocated a bungalow C6, which was lovely...just up from the beach, with a lovely view!!! Much better for my family. The food was very varied, plentiful and yes sometimes there were queues but we never waited long. The Green and Grill was lovely and we had lunch there every day. As like other people, the sunbed situation isn't great but we always found 4 sunbeds on the yellow bed terrace near the main pool. Here it was a little quieter but could see pool and good access to bar and food. The kids clubs and entertsinments team were excellent... made children very welcome especially Lois, who went out of her way to make my little girls holiday fabulous...even came out to coach to hug her goodbye!!! A huge asset to the team!!! Anyway our whole holiday was great...loved the location etc...very relaxed or could be involved as much as you wanted. Kids loved the play park and we could have a drink whilst watching them. Hopefully be returning again. Thanks Flamingo Beach resortMore
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