This hotel has the perfect family set-up, with pools, activities and a trio of restaurants, plus extras like a cinema and bowling alley. The beach is in easy reach, too.
The focus falls on the pools at this place – there’s an activity one, a quiet number with Balinese beds*, and a waterslide pool. There’s loads on dry land, too – like kids’ clubs, sports and an Aerial Adventure course.
There’s a black-sand beach 10 minutes’ walk away. Back at base, you’ve got a handful of restaurants, a plush spa and a packed line-up of evening entertainment.
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Free entry for kids to Loro Parque - no transport provided.
Full Board buffet meals. Snacks. Ice-cream 10.00-17.00.
Local alcoholic drinks and soft drinks, until 24.00. Minibar in room with soft drinks and beer.
All are included except where indicated.
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.
With sunbeds and parasols.
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, cabaret and colourful shows.
These twin-bedroom suites are light and tastefully decorated and come with a limited sea view. And there's another 2 extra beds in the bedroom. As well as air-conditioning, a TV, bath, shower, bathrobes and slippers are provided.
This superior suite is smart and modern with comfortable furnishings. You'll be able to access Wi-Fi* from your room so you can stay connected - you'll also have a minibar, a TV and bathrobes and slippers for all th family. These suites also feature children's bedding, a highchair, changer, step stool, children's amenities and shampoo, a minibar with a welcome pack of yogurts, juices and snacks, a Playstation® and a special children's gift on arrival.
Visited with my husband, two children aged 8 and 1, mother and teenage cousin. Food very poor quality, limited choice for all children. Impossible to find anything tidy for one year old! Adults didn't enjoy food either, quality of meat very poor. Lunch very repetitive, you could eat in main buffet restaurant during the day or snack bars next to pools. All in all food terrible. Drinks o.k. - Pepsi, Lemonade, Fruit Juices etc seemed to be watered down. Not good when it's is recommended you do not drink local water. Children didn't want to participate in kids club, so can't comment but did find it very difficult to book high ropes for 8 year old. Had to book it by 9.30am for the following day. Soft play handy for one year, as he can't walk yet. He was filthy when he came off it, obviously not cleaned very often. Very difficult to get sun bed. Did manage however to eventually get beds but had to search around for random free beds and pull them all together for the family. Had to do the same with parasols. If you ask the lifeguard they will go and search for beds and parasols for you. I can't believe that people were actually putting towels on sun loungers at 5am and not using the beds all day. Found this very selfish. Signs up saying you can't reserve beds, however no-one implements this rule! Hotel rooms lovely, also cleaned daily. You are supposed to get 2 meals in the a la carte restaurants during your stay. We queued for over 30mins to book these to be told the grill night was fully booked and could only book the Spanish night. I have to say the meal on the Spanish night was terrible, I had turkey and it was very poor quality. The menu is also very limited on the Spanish night. I enjoyed the walk down the steep hill to the town and beach. We ate at the Irish bar on the front (blarney stone), the food was good quality. Didn't try the beach, as we were told the sand was scorching due to it being black. Having a baby who is crawling ment that this was no good for us. Only one pool closure during our visit, didn't bother us as you could still use the quiet pool and slide pool. I was up all night one night feeling sick and back and for the toilet. My 8 year old had it the evening before and my husband also suffered from a very bad stomach. I'm not sure whether this was just a general bug we had picked up or something caused by the hotel. Either way it was unpleasant! My mother found it very difficult to sleep as music from the hotel in front of us kept her up until after 2am each morning. Disappointed with entertainment. First choice entertainment was embarrassing, Be Live entertainment much better, seen a couple of good shows. Wouldn't return, mainly due to poor food quality and the fact getting a sun bed was like a mission. Hotel very big and noisy, not suited to anyone who just wants to chill out!More
We are currently still on holiday here at the holiday village but feel I can give a review whilst here - we have only previously done one other holiday village in Tunisia (before the troubles) which we could not fault it was amazing in every level we have also visited other family resorts in Majorca and Menorca but the holiday village definitely had the edge so thought we would try this one. My first impressions are that the hotel is quite impressive there are also lots to do and lots going on. My children 3 and 5 loved the kids club and the reps are great with the children. On an evening there is also plenty of choice of entertainment you can either see the outside show with the first choice team or inside with the be live Spanish team both have been enjoyable. My only major criticism is the shear size and number of people in the hotel which I feel means that you don't get a very personal friendly feeling , staff work hard but seem to not be particularly bothered in helping you out most annoyingly my daughter has been quite sick on one of the days (this also has been a concern with previous reviews regarding the pool!!) but as children can get bugs I didn't feel the need to focus on this however after my daughter was sick everywhere in the room I cleaned it up as best I could with what I had (bath towels!!) I asked someone in the corridor for a mop they just walked off and when I phoned to reception asking for some disinfectant and mop (I was happy to clean myself just needed the items ) I was told housekeeping after 5pm only at this point it was 3.30pm - now I feel if I had been at other resorts I have visited someone would of offered me a mop as soon as they could. This just sums up how I feel about the not caring part really bad customer service . This hotel itself is great and a holiday is what you make of it but for me does not even come close to the Tunisian holiday village and the sheer number of people here to me effects the quality of service especially when you are paying Â£3000+ to holiday here! - would I visit a holiday village again yes but definitely not this one More
Hi.. Just returned from First Choice Holiday Village.. It is Brilliant for Children with the Kids Clubs for all ages but it has a few holiday dissapointments .. Holiday overall was good as our 9 Year old had a Great time and that was a Bonus.. Cleanliness, meals, Staff, we're all Top Drawer, You get a map with your accommodation on it use it as at first it's a maze.. Situation of hotel was in the middle of a hill.. Steep climb to the left to go to Supermarket and Very Steep Descend to go to Beach and the few Market Stalls and shops that were available close by.. All activities were limited availability that you had to book at 9.30am from the previous day, Tennis you had to book 3 Days in advance although I didn't happen to see anyone on the court.. Sun beds were hard to get unless you were up before 6am.. Although were available at the quite pool anytime of the day.. Wifi was free but it was slower than a week in the jail and you had to keep on login in.. Weather was great, meals and drink was the usual All Inclusive that there was always something for all.. Entertainment in The Outside Area which was Operated by the Holiday Reps was Live and Loud ( Live and ROTTEN ).. Entertained the kids but if I was to be truthful it wasn't pleasant on the ears.. Overall had a lovely time as Katie had fun with all the activities and slush drinks available by the pool..More
We arrived back on Saturday from an amazing 2 weeks at hv Tenerife. We have been to the hv Cyprus but feel that this place is a little better. The food is great with lots of choices for everyone. The drink on offer is fine, we liked the fact that you could get a bottle of wine with your meal. The entertainment is brilliant and you can choose from first choice or be live entertainment. The staff work really hard and are very helpful. The sea views are amazing and watching sunset on the terrace is a must. This place is big and busy with lots of different nationalities, mainly Scottish, Irish, English, Spanish and French. We were lucky not to be the affected with pool closures on this holiday, I think only once was the whole activity pool closed. This happened on Cyprus hv too, so it isn't just this hotel. The place is packed with things for the kids to do as well as the Adults. Water polo and volleyball everyday was brilliant. If you book this hotel you won't be disappointed we have been to many 4star hotels and highly recommend this place. Don't be put off with negative comments just check trip advisor for peace of mind. We stayed in block L217 that had afternoon sun till sunset.ðBook and enjoy!ðð» A big thank you to Billy and Sylvia from the be live entertainment team and Vicky and Tom from first choice entertainment team my kids thought use were awesome!More
Arrived late at night hotel provided sandwiches and fruit in room, breakfast was ok,toast machines were impossible,bacon was rank so were sausages. Lunch and dinner very repetitive,the second week we ate out every day. If u don't time it right sometimes there was hardly any decent choices left and your left with chips and rice. Pool problems were a big issue. Closed pools due to poo. Never seen anything like it- we saw a family let their little girl poo in a bucket by the pool. He then wiped her bum with his hand and washed his hands in the pool- then put the poo in the bin and tipped the dirty water out of bucket in to the pool. I was horrified. The toilets were literally 2 seconds away. He then took his son to the toilet. Another family who saw this notified the lifeguard who couldn't give 2 hoots. We went to see the two and the pool was closed... For them to do the exact same at the other pool and that to be closed. They should of been chucked out there and then. Kids clubs fab,first choice entertainment fab. Place was in middle of nowhere. Wouldn't go back!! More
Items marked with * incur extra charges which are payable locally
The Holiday Village programme runs between May and October.