My girlfriend and I stayed at the all inclusive Oliva Beach hotel from 6th June to the 20th for £650 each. We are both 24 and we found it very enjoyable. We had a room in the annexe which was spacious and clean. There were twin beds unfortunately but they were on wheels so making a very large single bed wasn't much trouble.
The cleaning was good every day and the service at the bars and reception was excellent.
The drinks at the bar were nothing special but there was nothing wrong with them either and there were no queues. The food was much better than I thought it might be in a large, all-inclusive resort. There was a lot of choice in the 4 restaurants at all meals and it was all freshly cooked, often in front of you. The cooked breakfast didn't look very appetising to me but I was more than happy with the variety of continental breakfast choices. There was a huge salad bar with a great variety of foods at lunch and dinner. The 3 main mealtimes are 2-3 hours long meaning you don't feel too rushed, which is nice. There are also snack bars available at certain times during the day. These weren't that useful as they seemed to overlap with the restaurant opening hours and they consist mainly of different types of cake. The breakfast snack bar was decent, with croissants, rolls, cheese, ham and jams.
There were a lot of sporting activities organised during the day which were fun, though most people seemed content to lie around one of the pools. The main pool was a lot busier than the annexe. Sunloungers weren't in too short supply at the annexe pool when we stayed there, though it did seem to be getting busier when we left. The sunloungers on the beach by the hotel are available for hire but it's much nicer to walk a few minutes southwards down the beach and lie on a towel instead!
The beach right next to the hotel was superb though it can get too windy for comfort. A windbreak is good though it's best to get a good one that will hold up in soft sand against the wind if it is strong. The sea was beautiful and a lot of fun to mess around with a body board in.
We went scuba diving with Abyss Diving, booked through the hotel, and liked it so much we went again, booked directly. Which was of course cheaper, so just do that. Andy and Heather were awesome and the diving was fantastic.
I would definitely go again, especially if we found as good a deal as we did as it was really great value.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located 5 km from Corralejo. 7-storey main building and 2-storey and 3-storey annexes, surrounded by a 35,000 m2 garden, Situated on Grandes Playas sand dune beach, 5 km from various shops, 35 km from the airport, 200 m from a bus stop, Credit cards accepted: MasterCard, Visa, Diners. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riu Clubhotel Oliva Beach Corralejo
- Riu Oliva Beach
- Riu Clubhotel Oliva Beach Hotel
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