If you are looking to escape from it all, lounge around by the pool, read, eat, sleep and take the odd excursion, refreshed and ready for the 9-5 when you return then visit San blas. That's what myself and my fiancee needed and that's exactly what we experienced. San blas is quite an amazing place but you don't really realise how amazing it is until you book the museum tour which the hotel runs. You can book at reception and it's only 7.50 euros for one. You start the tour on the second floor of the hotel in their interactive state of the art museum. You all have individual headsets so when you start the walk through the nature resort you get the information in English. This is the part of the holiday that requires some effort as there is a some walking which requires sturdy shoes/sandles but no flip flops. The scenary will leave you feeling peaceful. There is a quick 5 minutes on a raft but all quite safe. We did this trip on the last day of our holiday and we were so glad we made the effort. If you love nature, you will love this excursion.
There is also a free bus to the main town where you will find plenty or shops, places to eat and a beautiful white sandy beach. The bus leaves at 10am and arrives back at 5pm which is plenty of time for you to enjoy the day. The hotel provides towels so you can take them with you and return them for fresh ones when you get back after swimming in the sea. The beach at the hotel is not really a beach as such, all rocks. Worth getting the bus to town in the week at least once to get some of that sea water into your bones.
If you like water parks then you must book the Siam park water excursion. It's about 40 euros each with the transport but is worth every penny if you like throwing yourself down water slides. My friend recommended it and it was so much fun. If you have the courage go for the power tower ride, it's 100 feet high!! yes that's what I said.
The hotel it self is near the airport and you do see the planes flying past as you lounge by the pool, about five a day. Now this may sound worrying but really it's not. You do hear the planes but they are not that loud and it does not really disturb your relaxation. Really it's not a problem. Also the transfer from the airport is only 15 minutes which is an advantage.
The hotel itself is lovely. The rooms are exactly as the pictures show. The bathroom is spacious with a shower and tub and double sinks. The shower has two options, the normal shower and the rain shower. The rain shower is less powerful. The rest of the hotel is really comfortable with large reception area, bars and loungy areas. There are five pools with sea water, very clean and one has beautiful views of the sea. Plenty of sun loungers for all.
The beds are comfortable and spacious. There is also a sofa. The balcony is fine but some have walls and some have wooden slacks. The wooden slacks are nicer because you can look through them but you can't do that with the wall infront of you. The lake side of the hotel is quieter then the poolside at night. TThe aircon is sufficient. There is a flat screen TV. The rooms are very clean.
Food is perfect, all inclusive is worth doing as not much around the hotel in terms of eating out. Enough of a choice for everyone and desserts are fab. You get once night in their posh restaurant for free which is worth going to for the experience but the food is nothing special. The main buffet restaurant was much better.
There are plenty of activities if you are interested like tennis, football and volleyball. The massages at the spa are really good and worth having, although the spa itself is quite small and you do have to pay extra for it.
We would visit San blas again, it was a truly relaxing holiday where you really can just escape from it all.
- Also Known As:
- Sandos San Blas Hotel Reserva Ambiental And Golf
- Sandos San Blas Nature Resort & Golf Tenerife/San Miguel De Abona
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set on the beach of a beautiful nature reserve, this unique hotel provides a wide range of activities based around nature and tradition as well as boasting luxurious facilities and sleek design. ... more less
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