This year-round hotel offers up a huge pool, a week’s worth of restaurants, and an Aerial Adventure course that sits right on the beach.
This place is pulled up next to the Red Sea – the giant pool overlooks the water, and you’ll find restaurants and an Aerial Adventure course parked on the sand.
There are loads of activities and kids’ clubs for little ones, plus an impressive line-up of evening shows, parties and games.
Based on 4585 reviews
- Official Rating
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 week to each of the 3 à la carte restaurants and once per stay to the Village Diner. Couples' breakfast for adults only. Afternoon mini-buffet tea. Snacks 11.00-16.00. Ice-cream 11.00-16.00.
Unlimited local alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks by the glass including beer, wine, spirits, soft drinks, cocktails, tea and coffee 10.00-24.00.
Sports and Activities
All are included except where indicated.
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First Choice Kids' Club April-October
First Choice Kids’ Club caters for 3 to 11 year olds – so brothers and sisters can join in the fun together. And most of it’s completely free. It runs 5 days a week and – outside of peak season – there are parent and toddler sessions for under 3s, too. For your peace of mind, all First Choice Kids’ Club staff have advance DBS checks and hold NVQ Level 2 childcare qualifications. They’re First Aid trained, and there’ll be at least 2 of them on duty at all times. Plus there’s a strict sign-in and out system. From April to October.
With aqua tower.
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, children’s entertainment, karaoke, cabaret and colourful shows.
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interconnecting double room
Interconnecting double room sleeps up to 3. You'll need to book 2 of these room types to get 2 rooms with a connecting door. Minibar at a charge. Safe on request.
double select room
Double select room sleeps up to 4. Includes DVD player, safe, bathrobes and slippers. Minibar at a charge.
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I'm definitely going back next year loved it.food was lovely, staff members pleasant and willing to help. Rooms big and clean. My son recommend it to us as his has been a few times. Weather beautiful, take plenty of sun creamMore
Excellent service, very friendly staff. Much better after the recent refurbishment. All dining experiences excellent with a huge choice in the buffets. The Sari, Mediterranean, Bamboo al la carte's were suberb, as was the Stonegrille and Village Diner. Not too much of a rush for sunbeds and we did see some towels being removed by management, although once management had gone, the towels re-appeared. One other minor complaint would be non VIP guests being allowed into the VIP breakfast room. Would like to say a special thank you for ensuring we were put into our requested choice of Block 10. Overall a most enjoyable 7th stay at this Holiday Village.More
Kathryn W, Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
Overall a great holiday
The hotel and grounds are really lovely. The gardens are really pretty. The main pool was great and there were lots of activities to get involved in. On an evening we went to the view bar and joined in with the quiz and games which were really good fun. Some of the Caboret acts we're questionable and they flew in a uk act for one night and he was absolutely terrible. Some guy from britains got talent apparently but he was awful. Overall the entertainment team were fab and full of energy. as were the pool guys a lot of them were very friendly. We tipped staff in English pounds which was fine. The staff ony he shops and the "chefs" in the buffet restaurant were really miserable though. The food was pretty average. We ate at the Mediterranean, Indian and then paid for the stone grill and la mer. The buffet restauant had a lot of choice but some of it was questionable and some of it was just disgusting. We found something we liked but tended to stick to the safe stuff as a few people got dodgy stomachs. The al la carte restaurants included were pretty average. But they made a nice break from the monotonous food of the buffet. The stone grill was ok, more of a novelty of cooking your own food than good quality though. We chose the steak but it wasn't very good and really tough. If Id gone again I would have chosen the skewers. The fish restauant was nice and good value as you only pay for the weight of your fish and the rest is included. The beer they have must be really weak as on some nights we had lots of beers but no one felt like they'd had a drink so think it must be some crap beer or its watered down. The other drinks were hit and miss. The "fruit" juices basically tasted like pure codial. Very sweet and sickly but a lot of people liked them. As far as all inclusive goes it was quite good. The room we had was in block 5 and overlooked the main pool and was massive and very clean with a big balcony. Great location. And the towel art from the room cleaner was great. Overall the place was lovely and the snorkeling was really good. We saw loads of fish. The beach was nice too but we tended to stick to the pool. If we went again we would probably get a swim up room. We didn't have to get up really early to reserve beds but maybe it was just a bit quieter than the recent months. We didn't venture out of the hotel as a few people told up they got a lot of hassle from the locals and also some got locked in shops until they bought something. Generally though a really nice hotel with huge grounds. Would recommend More
Very good hotel would go back so that means something, overall a good hotel, gardens good, pool areas need some work.
Got to hotel quickly from airport and first impressions were good, staff were quickly to check us in.... Bags were whisked off to room, food was laid on for us...room ok a little tired tired, we were in block 12 which us a little bit away from reception and pool, beach... Did have sea view though which is always good.... Can't fault the food plenty of selection even for my vegetarian taste s, sweet selection best I've seen in any hotel, chef was always about for good or bad comments, staff very attentive no faults there,... Pool staff not too sure about though!!!!(I had left my glasses case behind at sunbed,went back for it and pool guys had it but it was empty of my prescription glasses, said it was handed in empty'!??, so if you see a pair of 'rayban glass's let me know).. pool bar staff very good especially Amehd at bucket pool bar, always appeared with top up drinks without asking, WiFi was always a bit slow in reception area although it was free, cash machine in reception was good to have if you needed to use your card, (handbag shops a plenty locally).... Would definitely go back.... 5 stars. More
An honest (and long) review
Firstly, this is a review of the hotel not the holiday. Hope you’re sitting comfortably! On arrival, we were offered a cold drink and it only took about 10 minutes from joining the queue to completing check-in which was great. We were shown to our rooms and told cases would be along shortly. We got into the room at about 23:15 and the cases turned up at around 23:50… As we were in the clothes we travelled in and it being 35 degrees outside, we wanted to get changed! We were told the restaurant would be open so went in hope that we could grab a quick bite. We were reluctantly let in and told “we are closing in 5 minutes. Be quick.” Room: We were in block 8 and I can only comment on our room. Massive! Big room, huge comfy bed, big bathroom, walk-in wardrobe, TV and dvd player. Very impressed. View from the balcony was straight down the middle of the complex and we could see the sea. We were on the second floor of a swim-up room block. Food/Restaurants: Breakfast – plenty of choice. Fresh omelettes cooked to order. Pastries, fruit, cereals, cooked breakfast (sausages – muslim country so no pork, beans etc). Lunch – a few choices: main restaurant, snack bar by the Mediterranean restaurant and inside the Mediterranean restaurant. Again, plenty of choices in all. Snack bar was burger/hot-dog/chicken with chips or grilled veg. Dinner – Main restaurant had theme nights (7 day rotation so 7 themes) . Very nice food. Really enjoyed the Indian and Mexican themes. 4 a la carte restaurants (Sari – Indian, Bamboo – Chinese/Asian, Mediterranean and Village Diner – Mexican). We visited them all and found Bamboo the best but having the fussiest child in the entire world, we only went once which was a shame! You get 1 visit to each, per week apart from the village diner where you only get 1 visit per stay. We didn’t visit the stone grill restaurant as it was an extra charge and we knew 100% that our little boy wouldn’t eat anything on the menu. Pools: Main pool, kids pool, activity pool and quiet pool. All were clean and no closures as far as I’m aware during our 2 weeks. The floor around the pools could do with a refresh but very good on the whole. We always found a bed even though we didn’t normally get down until around 09:45. The towel guys were ace and very helpful, especially the squeaky man! There is a bar in the main pool (swim-up also) and a bar between the kids pool and the activity pool then the quiet pool had its own bar. Beach/sea: Not sand but like a grit which was pretty rough on the feet got very hot. Always got a bed and the towel guy was a great guy (lots of singing and always service with a smile!). The sea is mid-calf deep for about 100m and is lovely and warm. There are lots of fish in the shallows. The pier is about 100-150m long and there are steps off the end to swim off. It was only about 1.5m deep. I didn’t have any sea shoes so didn’t venture out to the coral which I really regret. They sell the shoes at the shops on the complex so if you don’t take any, get some. Even round the end of the pier, there were plenty of fish to see. Taxi! Taxi! – Bobbie and Bob Marley, the camels, were a nice touch. The guy was cheeky as anything but made everyone laugh! Grounds: Beautifully kept and there were always gardeners working (must have been hard in overalls!). Kids club and entertainment: First choice ran the entertainment and my lad went to the kids club (little stars – 3-5 years old) every morning apart from the first 2. There were sessions every 2 hours but he only went to the first one of the day. He loved it and it was very well ran and very safe. Definitely recommended. There was always something going on around the main pools in the daytime (water polo, water aerobics, quizzes, games) and there was no pressure to join in. The evening entertainment in the amphitheatre was pretty good. There was something on at about 7pm for younger kids which we didn’t see as we generally ate at that time. i5live was on 8-9pm. This was pretty good and got the kids involved. They (Anna banana and “the Tominator”) worked hard and did a good job. Then there was normally a show at 9pm which we didn’t always get to see but the ones we saw were fairly good. Be warned though. The amphitheatre is in the sun all day so it is very hot at night. We tried to get seats around the top which we were 50/50 on and so had to sit in the amphitheatre a few times. Staff: EVERYONE worked incredibly hard to look after us. The waiters were brilliant and loved the kids – always made ours laugh with funny noises/faces etc. and he can be very shy. There was no pressure to tip but they definitely deserved it. They accept English coins so take a few pound coins as they go a long way. We wanted some more water for the room one day and it was at the room within 10 minutes then they called just after to make sure we’d had it. Bad points: We ate in the Sari (Indian) restaurant one night. My wife thought a piece of her chicken was a bit pink but we weren’t 100% sure and thought it may have just been the light. It wasn’t the light so she had a couple of days in the room with an upset stomach… The spa staff walking around constantly trying to sell the treatments. They were polite enough and after a couple of days of “no thank you”s they left us alone. Overall, I would give it a 9 out of 10 but as it’s out of 5 and can’t do half stars, I give it a 5. A few other points, not related to the hotel: The airport is just terrible. Duty free was closed for refurbishment so all that was open were food places and there is no air-con in the departure lounge! The smoking area is all open so I don’t see the point of even having a smoking area. Everyone to do with the airport and transfers held out their hands for tips which I though was cheeky especially as they didn’t do anything to deserve one most of the time (examples – someone passed me 2 paper towels in the toilet, to dry my hands and then expected a tip! Then I struggled with 2 cases and a push chair to the coach in 35 degree heat then the guy putting them on wanted a tip… No chance mate!). 1 thing that was a bit of a shock was the men all but ignored my wife and would only speak to me. That’s the culture though so no offence was taken. Lastly it would appear that a lot of the other guests staying at the hotel have never eaten in a public place so don’t understand the concepts of personal space and/or queuing… Also, wearing a vest and shorts to breakfast and lunch is not a problem but a vest for dinner is just wrong! I’ve been to other resorts where people were turned away for wearing inappropriate clothes in the evening…More
JonJ_82, Shepshed, United Kingdom
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