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Holiday Village Ibiza, Our Family Holiday May 2017

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

We've already been back from our holiday to the Holiday Village in Ibiza a month, and I honestly thought about not bothering with this post. But there are just so many pictures and memories I want to share! So better late than never, here's a little roundup of our family holiday.

After searching for what felt like forever, we decided on the Holiday Village Ibiza after a number of recommendations. The hotel looked fantastic for families, the flight was short and the views looked beautiful too. I will admit I wasn't sure about Ibiza for families at first, but honestly I was so impressed. The island is so pretty and there was absolutely no sign of clubs or anything wild around our hotel.






So May 15th, bright and early (2am early!), we made our way to Gatwick Airport to start our travels. We booked our trip through First Choice but actually flew with Norwegian. Despite arriving at the wrong terminal at first, the journey was relatively smooth and both littles did SO well with the early start and the flight.

We arrived at the Holiday Village not long after lunch time, and thankfully checked in relatively quickly. One thing we didn't realise though was that we had to pay a tourist tax when we arrived (I believe this per adult), so make sure you have some cash on you when you arrive!

We were gutted we didn't opt for a swim-up room this year, but we were both really impressed with the room we did have. The family room had a sliding door, so it meant the littles were separate from us - so we all slept much better! We also had a sea view which was absolutely beautiful too.

As I mentioned above , we booked a Holiday Village in the knowledge that they were fantastic for families. And my goodness they weren't wrong! There were activities on throughout the day for them,  as well as the Creche and Kid's clubs. The swimming pools were brilliant as they started off shallow, so both of ours could walk in and out by themselves, or just sit at the end if they wanted to. The evening entertainment was the classic cheesiness you'd expect - but it was great fun and we all loved joining in the party dances late into the evening.






We made use of the kid's club daily, and although controversial, it worked for us! The littles had 1.5 hours of fun playing with other little ones every day, and we got some time to relax and actually read a book. So when we were all back together we could focus on the little ones properly. I think Indie will still say Kid's club was one of the best bits of the holiday if you ask her now.

Most days were spent around the pools (there's also a water park attached to the hotel!), eating the all inclusive food and just relaxing as much as possible. But we did take a bus trip to Sant Antoni one day which was lots of fun. We wandered along the sea front, lunched at Cafe Mambo and fed the fish in the marina. During the day the town is really family friendly, and only a 15 minute bus ride from the hotel.

The holiday was exactly what we all needed. Sunny weather, quality family time, and lots and lots of fun! The Holiday Village Ibiza wasn't as good as our familymoon to the Sensatori in Crete - but for the price we paid and the family elements, it was still a fantastic holiday. And one I'd definitely recommend to family and friends!






10 comments :

  1. It looks like such a lovely time was had - I would make use of the children's club too!

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  2. This holiday looked incredible and I had always wondered about First Choice's Holiday Villages. I've just had a look for next summer and it's out of our budget sadly but I'll keep a look out for special offers! x

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  3. Great looking holiday, I like the idea of a couple of hours child free to have a little time together (or alone with a book!)

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  4. I love Ibiza, it was my first proper party holiday. The thought before Of bringing my daughter frightens me but after seeing the amazing time your wonderful family had, I think its on the agenda for next year.

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  5. Looks like you had a lovely time, I don't think we will be going this year now, running out of time before Isla goes to school. But ill definitely be coming back to these posts in the future xx

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  6. Ooh looks like a lovely time was had by all, fab pics x

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  7. Loved looking at your pictures on Instagram, it looks amazing! Always wanted to go to Ibiza, we can't afford a holiday this year but might look at centreparcs near Christmas!

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  8. I loved watching your vlogs, it looks like you had a really lovely time. We've just booked our first family holiday to Sensatori Tenerife (we've been to Sensatori Crete too). I'm so excited! I'm always a little envious of people who can on holiday during term time though as it is SO much flippin' cheaper. It's ridiculous! Glad you had a fab time together xx

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  9. I wouldn't have thought to go on holiday to Ibiza as a family, but it looked like you had a lovely time - both in photos & vlogs.

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  10. We were looking at booking this hotel but they didn't have rooms big enough for the five of us so we are going to Majorca instead. It looks like you all had a fantastic holiday xx

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