Just over a week ago I was basking in sunshine, sipping Prosecco by a glorious pool watching the kids have a ridiculous amount of fun as they ran from pool to mini golf back to the pool again.
It was bliss….
And suddenly I am back in Britain; dodging rain drops and turning the heating up high.
I miss our holiday… (even kissing fishes)
This half term we were lucky enough to have the hard task of reviewing the resort of Origo Mare on the island of Fuerteventura as guests of the company Pierre & Vacances.
The resort is hidden away in the small village of Majanicho, it is beautifully rural without any of the trappings of over populated tourist spots. In the local town, Lajares you can find a supermarket to stock your villa and enjoy a local craft market, get a great coffee and browse the surf stores that sit along the pavement.
It is the perfect destination for those wanting to see less signs for egg and chips and more of the beauty of the Canary Islands. You can easily reach the beautiful beaches of Corrlajo and El Cotillo – and I’d recommend both….
In saying that; Origo Mare offers an ideal family location. It is a thriving resort which spread over 120 hectares and it centres around keeping families happy.
On site you will find an awesome water park, a challenging mini golf course, tennis courts, bike hire and kids clubs for all ages and nightly entertainment.
The villas offer everything you need for a self catering stay so should you wish to have a night away from the fun you can cook at home and watch the stars from your balcony as the children sleep.
Food and Drink
There are a couple of bars and resturant in the resort and you can choose to pay as you go for meals, purchase a bulk package on meals or go all inclusive.
We opted for the latter, it worked out to be around £550 for the week for five of us and that felt to be a good deal.
After seeing the volume of ice creams my youngest devoured and watching my son down fizzy drink after fizzy drink I reckon we got more than our money’s worth….
Not to mention how much I enjoyed the all inclusive prosecco.
The food is buffet style but the choices change nightly with a theme each evening. Do not miss Mexican night and make sure you pack trousers with a forgiving elasticated waist….
For the Kids
You can’t fault the resort for the effort they make with the children. Activities are ongoing; in kids club and by the pool. My three were kept busy all day, and of course the water park was there for added fun.
The nighttime fun starts with a kids disco at 8.45. Then quickly progresses to music or acts suitable for the whole family. For those who really want to party you can head over to the Sports Bar for late night fun and additional caberet. We found the call of our beautiful villa too strong, by 10pm and were happy to go home and sink into our sheets.
We loved it. The weather was beautiful, we adored the fact that we had a choice of pools to recline by and the location was perfect for us.
You can see how much we enjoyed it by looking at my nine year olds film version of our trip (he worked very hard on this!)
Prices for a week in Origo Mare start at £365 for a weeks stay in a one bedroom villa suite sleeping four on a self catering basis. (Based on arriving 28th May 2016).
Return flights from London are available from £163 with Iberia Express.
Many thanks to Pierre & Vacances for hosting our stay for more information on their resorts please visit http://www.pierreetvacances.com/gb-en