When it gets to this time of year, April half term break, I don’t know about you, but the one thing I dream about is jetting off to some place where the sun does actually shine. I am full of enthusiasm, knowing soon I will be far from the madding crowd, relaxing on a beach, with a Pina colada in one hand and the latest Frederick Forsyth novel in the other, ah heaven.
We booked into the Barcelo Jandia Playa, a 4* all inclusive hotel located at Fuerteventura’s most southern tip, which took about 1 hour by coach from the airport. On arrival, we were driven in a golf buggy to our rooms where we unloaded our cases and headed down to the restaurant for our evening meal.
The following morning we all ventured out to check out the four swimming pools dotted around the resort, the grounds and pools were very well maintained. The rooms weren’t bad and they did provide us with the two adjoining rooms that we requested, so that was a relief. There was a very nice Spa complex which all looked fairly new and a heated pool for the kids outside – we used the indoor Jacuzzi and Sauna on a cloudy day and the kids much preferred spending time in the heated pool, as the others, although attractive to sunbathe by, were a tad chilly at this time of year.
The restaurant at meal times was pretty busy, but this was not surprising considering the size of the resort, the variety and quality of food on offer was pretty good. As with many all inclusive resorts, the quality of the wine left a lot to be desired, still at least we didn’t overdo our alcohol intake and the view overlooking Jandia beach and out to the Atlantic Ocean beyond, I’d say more than compensated.