We have just come back from a one week stay at Chia Laguna Resort as a family and we had a fabulous time.
The hotel staff are friendly and very welcoming. Always pleased to help and quick to sort out any problems or queries.
We had 2 interconnecting rooms with balconies right by the children's pool and play area and the 'Miniclub' kids club house.
The rooms were clean, comfortable and spacious and the bathrooms were of a good standard too. Our rooms had air conditioning, tv's (Italian channels) and a safe. In the bathroom a hairdryer was provided.
The resort never seemed too busy, but with a nice number of guests floating around. You could always find a table at dinner or at the bar and there were plenty of sun loungers by the pool and at the private beach. Beach and pool towels are provided and this was a very useful service as we were constantly by the water as it was so beautiful. The pools were quite cold but this proved to be refreshing on the hotter days.
We stayed at the resort on a half board basis and so dined at the Bouganville restaurant for breakfast and dinner. This restaurant offers a buffet and I was dubious as we have had some disasterous buffet meals on half board but the food was wonderful. It was exciting to see the fresh array of foods on offer every night. I have to say a great deal of it was seafood and so if you aren't too keen on that then you may be disappointed but on the whole there was plenty of other dishes on offer. Infact the buffets turned into a real highlight of the stay for my husband! We would both eat so much for breakast that we ended up not eating again til dinner time so it was very cost effective too but our children, who are 7 & 4 both needed lunches and that wasn't cheap. As it is a resort and it isn't really within walking distance of much else you are obliged to pay the resorts high prices for food and drinks but the quality of the food at the poolside bar & the Le Dune Campana beach restaurant was brilliant so not bad value.
There is a little train that runs every 15 mins til 7pm to the beach and back and the beach is gorgeous, uncrowded, white sands and crystal clear warm waters. A short stroll over some rock and you are on the neighbouring beach which is equally beautiful and has some beach snack bars with drinks etc but the sun beds cost 15-25 euros for the day so beware!
The private beach has it's own snack bar with drinks service but all food seems to stop at 3pm whcich sounds quite late but dinner isn't til 7.30pm and the time really runs away from you here as it is so relaxed.
The resort itself is very pretty and green(unlike the surrrounding areas which were quite rugged and arid) with lots of beautiful shrubs and little lizards running around.
In the evenings after dinner at 9pm the 'baby dancing' would start which was children's disco and entertainment run by the very energetic and tireless 'equipe' team. After which (at 9.30) there follows either a quiz or cabaret show followed by some music and adult dancing.
The kids club team are outstanding!!! We had visited right at the end of the season when they were finishing 'miniclub' but they were still enthusiastic, caring, energetic and funny. They played with all the kids at breakfast and dinner and did trips to the beach everyother day. They had snack times. magic shows and games and truly cared about and enjoyed what they did.
There were only 10 left out of an original team of 32 during our stay and so they all worked from morning til night with not many breaks and hardly any rotation but were always chirpy and funny.
They really made it a special holiday for our kids and us! One of the cabaret shows they did was one of the funniest evenings out I've ever had! Each one of them is extremely talented and dedicated and we had tears in our eyes as we said goodbye to them on our last day.
I would highly recommend this resort and can't really think of any negative points. We are hoping to book again next year amd Mid September seemed to be perfect as we avoided the masses!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The vivid colours of the Mediterranean invite you to experience an adventure beyond anything you've imagined. Enjoy the comfort and luxury of our 4-star Hotel Village in Chia, a true gem in heart of Sardinia. The recently renovated cottage rooms are the resort's most popular attraction, and offer exclusive amenities that have been designed for families with children in mind, such as a mini club, a variety of restaurants, a shuttle train to the beach, a central pool. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Chia Village Hotel Chia
- Meridien Domus De Maria
- Sardinia Chia Laguna
- Domus De Maria Meridien
- Le Meridien Domus De Maria
- Domus De Maria Le Meridien
- Chia Laguna - Hotel Village Sardinia