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|Female Adults:||1||Tour Operator:||first choice|
|Number of Children:||2 (11-16yrs)||Board:||All Inclusive|
|We stayed at this hotel in June 2007. There were two adults and two children aged 13 and 11 in our group.|
On arrival at the hotel we were given complimentary drinks and our bags were taken to the room for us. We had two rooms a double for us which was adequate and a twin for the children which was a bit bigger and directly next to ours.
The pool was the first stop, this was as shown in the brochure with the exception of the missing tiles and grate covers that didnít fit. I lost count of how many times I mentioned the grates as needing replacing. But it was still usable despite these small problems. It was ideal for kids as it has a gently slopping bottom and there are some bits to paddle in and bits to swim in. It even has a bar which is nice.
The food was the usual all inclusive, comes a bit boring after 2 weeks but there was plenty of good choice. The exception to this was the Mexican and Italian restaurants which were very good. However I did suffer with an upset stomach but Imodium fixed that (TAKE SOME WITH YOU)
The beer and other drinks were fine and the bar staff and restaurant staff were very helpful and very pleasant.
The animation team was up to the usual standard, games all day and shows at night however the show finished about 10.30 and there was nothing for the kids to do after that except sit in the bars playing cards or games.
The room was cleaned every day and there was always plenty of hot water in the mornings and afternoons.
This said, the weekend was awful they open the hotel to the locals, who not only used the pool as a toilet for both types of waste, emptied the bar of beer and were like a pack of locust in the restaurant you couldnít hear yourself think due to the amount of noise they made. An other English gentleman and I had to get the manager out to sort them out and get all the rubbish out of the pool as the rep had the day off. The pool over the weekend wasnít cleaned and it took several attempts to get it cleaned. This sounds bad but it only effected one day of our holiday, I would advise you to book your tours for the weekends.
A bit of friendly advice that first choice donít tell you: Get factor 50 to 70 sun tan cream, Iíve never burn in my life including working in the middle east and I burnt, sun tan lotion over there is very expensive. The power supply is 110v so PSP, phones DSís extra will charge but camera batteries wont and hair dryers and hair straighters wonít work, that said there is a hair dryer in every room. Take US Dollars all the shops except them and with the exchange rate you will make a killing, the local Bolliviers are worthless outside the country. Your phone wonít work out there mine is quad band and still no signal. If you smoke buy your cigarettes in the UK all you can get is Marlboro (all types) and Lucky Strike (all types) they are about £8 for 200 in town and £12 in the hotel.
This said we did go out a few times in a taxi and found the locals very nice, we went on the land cruiser safari and swimming with dolphins both which were excellent and you get 15% discount for paying by credit card.
We wouldnít hesitate to go back to Margarita we really enjoyed it but we would certainly look at getting out and about at the weekends
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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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