The Borneo & Sumba twin hotel is a four star all inclusive beach holiday hotel popular with families looking for a sunshine break. On the quiet outskirts of Cala Millor and with only a promenade to separates the hotel from the sandy beach. The resort centre is located around 400 metres from the Sumba. Transfers can take up to about one and a half hours.
Borneo and Sumba Hotel – Best Deals
Sunshine.co.uk – For the best deals on a hotel only booking, or use to create your own package with a combination of hotel, transfers and flights.
Jet2Holidays.com – Good for Northern Departures e.g. for flights to Mallorca from Leeds Bradford.
LowCostHolidays.com – Like Sunshine, good for hotel only or creating your own deal using the many low cost flights to Mallorca
In addition to an outdoor pool the Apartamentos Paraiso 10 has also a tennis court and children’s pool. This property offers apartments with access (not wireless) to high speed Internet connection (extra cost). Apartamentos Paraiso 10 has also a games room / rooms and multilingual staff to help make your holiday in Benidorm a pleasant one.
All the apartments at The Paraiso 10, Benidorm have a balcony and are further equipped with hair-dryer and have air-conditioning. There is a choice of 1 or 2 bedroom apartments, both of which have a kitchen including kettle to brew up a nice cup of tea and a toaster for brekkie. This is a high rise apartment block so we suggest that if you don’t want a high floor (there is a lift) make a request at the time of booking online in the space provided.
Well run three star in Santa Ponsa – All Inclusive Option.
Santa Ponsa is a great family resort. It’s got a lovely beach – safe swimming for the kids and a really good nightlife. The hotel Pionero is only two hundred metres from the beach has good food and is very well maintained with great entertainment laid on. The Hotel Pionero is simply a great choice for family holidays in Mallorca.
The Canary Island of Lanzarote is often regarded as little more than a year round sunshine destination. But this small speck of Spain, located just off the coast of West Africa, has more to offer than just great weather and fantastic beaches alone. Offering visitors a wealth of attractions and some breathtaking natural beauty spots.
Lanzarote has been a popular holiday destination ever since package tourism first took off in the 1970´s. Thanks to the fact that temperatures on the island rarely fall below 20 Celsius and the flight time from British airports is just a bearable four hours. Making it the closest winter sun destination to the UK.
Yet despite attracting over 1.5 million tourists every year Lanzarote still remains largely unspoiled, especially once outside the main tourist resorts of Puerto del Carmen, Costa Teguise and Playa Blanca. Where the island boasts a strong agricultural heritage and a raw, surreal scenery forged by a series of massive volcanic eruptions which hit Lanzarote some 250 years ago.
These eruptions devastated island life at the time. Forcing many Lanzaroteños to flee abroad. But today Lanzarote´s volcanic scenery is the islands number on asset. As hundreds of thousands of tourists flock to the Timanfaya National Park every year in order to view the lunar like scenery and 51 square km of lava fields.
During the 1970´s a local artist called Cesar Manrique sought to unify this terrain with his own creative instincts. As a means of developing eco-friendly tourist attractions that worked with Lanzarote´s natural (if unconventional) beauty, rather than against it.
The result is a series of seven tourist attractions, such as the Jameos del Agua. Which was once just an empty 6km long lava tunnel but which now houses a cathedral like underground grotto and tropical gardens. Along with a concert hall, volcano museum and sea water lagoon filled with a rare species of blind albino crab.
Lanzarote is an ideal holiday choice for those who like to combine sightseeing with sunbathing as the island is manageably small, measuring around 58km by 40km. Whilst both car hire and petrol are much cheaper than in the UK. And as you’d expect from a destination that has been welcoming tourists for over forty years accommodation standards are high. With plenty of good quality hotels, apartments and holiday villas in Lanzarote available for rent.
One of the flexholidays team is just back from a one week holiday in Benidorm staying at the MedPlaya Rio Park. Here’s our review :
Overview of Rio Park in Benidorm
Like the majority of hotels in Benidorm, the Rio Park is a high rise.
The Rio Park is the sort of hotel that gets a lot of repeat guests. It probably depends on what time of year you visit but in general it is mostly suitable for mature couples. Based on our stay the Rio park is a very well run hotel with competent, experienced and friendly staff.
Rio Park Hotel Rooms
Very clean with decent facilities, a little bit dated but certainly not tired.
Single rooms at the Rio park are not very big.
General hotel amenities
The swimming pool was immaculate. It’s big by Benidorm standards, and is split into three sections, baby, middle and the main pool.
Food & Beverages
Very good buffet meals with variation throughout the week (sorry can’t comment on a two week stay). Breakfast excellent, coffee was good too.
In the bars, service was good and prices were actually reasonable. Too many hotels pump up the prices but Rio park has got it right as they must get more custom and a better atmosphere.
Location and surroundings
Although 800 metres to the beach, overall a good location because close to everything yet in a quiet area itself.