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|Female Adults:||1||Tour Operator:||First Choice|
|Number of Children:||3 (Under 4 & 5-16yrs)||Board:||All Inclusive|
|This is a lovely hotel. Has a spectacular lobby area!! It is very much a Venezuelian hotel, but that isn't a bad thing. The hotel is very clean, no complaints there. The food is good, especially the Fogon, and the Beach Bar. The buffet can get a bit busy. The beach is also beautiful, and has lovely surroundings, set in the mountains.|
Only complaint - there was a problem with things being stolen in the rooms while I was there. There was three other English families, they all had things go missing, and I had an MP3 go missing - which was placed back in my closet when I complained, the security put pressure on housekeeping to put it back. I was told that the member of staff had been dealt with the next day. So hopefully this problem is over with now.
Margarita - is beautiful. And it is amazingly different in the North and South. Where we stayed, it was lush and green, set in moutains. The part they call the other side, is desert like.
Excursions - you just have to use marcostours!!!!! - Don't book with anyone else. I had contacted Marco just before we went away. And he contacted us at the hotel after we arrived. The day before we was due to go on the around the island tour with him. I broke my tooth at breakfast on bacon (ok - that part of the food I wasn't happy with!). It was a Sunday, the hotel told me they couldn't do anything, I phoned my Rep, she said she couldn't do anything until the Monday. My tooth was broken bad, and part of it was hanging inside my mouth. I was in a bit of state, scared to talk, let alone eat or drink. We phoned Marcos to tell him we couldn't go on our tour. He said 'no problem, I will find someone' - within ten mins, he had phoned our room asking us to go downstairs and meet him, he was outside. He took us to a dentist in Porlimar, he had arranged for a dentist to come and open up and sort it out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He did all the translating, which was great, and waited for over an hour while the dentist worked (which was an amazing job, reconstructed my whole tooth - which wouldn't be done in the UK with a resin kind of stuff) this cost just over £100 - which you would probably pay just for an emergency appointment in the UK. He refused to take any money for doing this for us. Beyond the call of duty, he is great.
The around the island tour was fantastic, the best day of our holiday. We got to go on a boat ride around the Restinga Lagoon, we held starfish and sea horses, then taken for our best meal of the holiday! We fully recommend this trip, and it is far cheaper than First Choice, and you see far more. He also combined this for us with the swimming with dolphins at Waterworld.
We did also book a snorkling boat ride with him too, for the kids and they had great fun. Considering the boat captain and the crew spoke hardly no English they were brilliant with my toddler and he loved it. He really is the man to know in Margarita, and is so interesting.
Shopping - we did go to the mall, but found it a bit expensive, I think maybe we should have tried the avenues instead - but the Sigo market is great value.
A truly amazing holiday, we actually got an extra day as our flight was cancelled for 24 hours.
I am also disabled, I use a wheelchair and crutches, they were excellent at the airport and fast tracked me and my family through imigration. And the hotel had ramps and lifts, I had no problems getting around. The towns were not bad for getting around either, compared to other places I have been too!!
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|The exotic Venezuelan island of Margarita lies just off the coast of South America. Margarita boasts beautiful golden sandy beaches offering a variety of water sports, however the sea off the north east coast is not suitable for swimming due to strong undercurrents. To the south of the island the clear blue waters are perfect for snorkelling particularly around the small adjacent island of Coche. The resorts to the north of Margarita tend to be quieter and more relaxed than the more sophisticated resort of Porlamar in the south east. Many of the hotels in Margarita offer an all inclusive option with all meals, local drinks and entertainment included in the price you pay for your holiday. Spanish is the main language spoken on the island, a legacy from its Spanish colonial past.|
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