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.
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- 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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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. Air-conditioning is also available - deposit payable for remote control. Image shown is the planned appearance.
These roomy 3-bedroom apartments can sleep up to 7 adults and 1 child. They come with a kitchenette that's kitted out with a microwave, fridge and kettle. Just so you know there's deposit payable for the air-con remote control. Image shown is the planned appearance.
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Good family holiday
We travelled here as a family, my partner and I, our toddler and my parents. There was something for everyone, obviously we chose this hotel as it is good for children, being a holiday village. The main pool was far to busy and loud and at 9am (when the sun loungers became available) it was mayhem and I mean Mayhem! There were people waiting everywhere and had already put there bags/inflatables etc on the ground where they wanted their lounger to go! That was the only time we stayed around that pool. There are quieter ones dotted around that were much more relaxed. The hotel is right on the beach, the beach is lovely but you have to lye on your towels as no loungers there. The food was good, with lots of choice and different restaurants. We chose to eat out in Playa Blanca every night though as we tend to get bored. Playa Blanca is a nice 20min walk down to the beach to the harbour with lots of choice of bars/restaurants. We never really saw the evening entertainment as we went out but it looked as though the entertainment team never stop working and try to get everybody to join in. The apartments are gorgeous and very comfortable! We only stayed for a week unfortunately, we would go back, enjoyed by all!More
AnnMarieRuss, Manchester, United Kingdom
.just returned after my sixth time of visiting. A fantastic place and the food is of an excellent standard. Staff are very pleasant and helpful. The restaurant downstairs is geared up towards children however upstairs there is a restaurant for adults without children. There is a lovely 15 minute walk into Playa Blanca with views over to Fuertaventura. Looking forward to my return visit in 2015.More
Di R, Prescot, United Kingdom
Lovely Place for children
Our second visit to this hotel and have nothing but praise for the staff they really do go out of the way to please. The food is good quality and always fresh, of course it is busy as a family resort so children everywhere. But people must know this when they book, I just spent a wonderful week with my daughter and 2yr old granddaughter. I emailed in advance to get a room by the reception and they responded immediately and found the room of my choice. The only downside is the games room is very dated and dirty, and also there should be more facilities for under 5yr olds perhaps a soft play area or just a playroom that can be used all day especially if weather bad. Also the evening entertainment is very poor this time of year, it might be better when run by Thomson. Overall a great place to be, with everything on hand and the lovely beach close by, and an easy stroll along to shops and Playa Blanca harbour. So a thumbs up from usMore
nan102012, Essex, United Kingdom
An alternative take on Flamingo Beach Resort
We don't have kids, don't do 'all inclusive' and much prefer 'adult environments'. I doubt that we would ever book with a tour company to a place like Lanzarote as it's so easy to organise it all yourself these days. So when I researched the Canary Islands for a Winter Sun break that wasn't 'England with the heat turned up', I decided that Playa Blanca was a good choice. Within Playa Blanca, the area around Flamingo Beach Resort seemed to be a good choice as the beach was on the doorstep and it was a short walk (15 mins) into town. I found a self catering unit within the 'Private Owners' section of the resort to rent and despite the reviews on TA about it being a kiddie centric resort, we decided to book anyway. For a couple, this was definitely the way to go, we did indeed have the beach on the doorstep and we could use the facilities in the resort. We also had a hire car to explore the Island which is well worth doing. The beach at Playa Flamingo is lovely and the calm waters were swimmable in November. There was a bigger beach at Playa Dorada about a 25 minute walk away, just through town. Compared with Puerto Del Carmen and Costa Teguise, Playa Blanca was a low key resort, with plenty of bars and restaurants but was a lot less 'spoilt' then the other two resorts mentioned. There is a market at Marina Rubicon on Wednesday and Saturday mornings where most of the tourists on the Isalnd seem to descent to on mass. Women will find a lot more for them at the market than us men! We drive around the Island in our hire car, I'd recommend an early start to Timanfaya to beat the coach tour crowds (get there before 10 AM). A trip to various 'Manrique' inspired attractions in the North of the island is highly recommended too. The best restaurant that we ate in was Romantica, food was excellent but we did spend more money there than any other evening. We found some good restaurants in the town of El Golfo and would recommend the 'Cherne' fish. Self catering was easy, there were two supermarkets close by on the promenade and several others in town including a large 'Hyperdino'. Overall, I'd recommend Playa Blanca for a chilled out winter sun holiday. Self catering was a good option for adults, I would only recommend the resort if you have kids. But I'm not the 'target market' so I'm not going to knock it!More
Chris T, London, UK
Avoid if you don't want a resort which is overrun with kids!
The Resort We made the mistake of not realising that this was a child focussed resort when we booked on line. The restaurants were noisy with constantly shrieking kids; many of them running around uncontrolled by parents. The location is good with only a 15 minute walk to the centre of Playa Blanca along a lovely promenade. The grounds of the complex are nicely kept and clean. Accommodation We had a Superior apartment which was newly decorated, well equipped with modern furniture and a good size. First floor is best for sea views; we were in 96A which had a great view and close to bars and restaurants. Food We paid for all inclusive so ate on site. The food is variable; breakfast is ok, but dinner is only ok sometimes and the food is only ever lukewarm. There are two so called A la Carte restaurants. The Green and Grill is just another buffet restaurant serving grilled meat. The steak I had was tough and inedible. The Tavern by the Sea is better but still not A la Carte, it's a set menu. Less children here though. The staff seem to want to you to eat up as quickly as possible with the two courses being served super quick! Staff No problems here. They all seem to be friendly and hard working. Entertainment Non existent for adults. There are two bars which are both totally devoid of atmosphere. There is nowhere to sit and have a relaxed quiet drink. Summary We would come back to Playa Blanca, but not to Flamingo Beach Resort. Inconsistent lukewarm food, too noisy and lacking atmosphere. People with small children would have a different opinion I'm sure!More
Vic W, Carlisle, United Kingdom
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