INTERESTING past the sun loungers of the pool, we listened to the waves crashing against a beach a few hundred meters away.
The poolside is dotted with British and German couples relaxing their day, taking a dip in the water before heading back to base.
Our three children probably spent a few hours playing tennis at the kids club.
Who doesn’t appreciate three hours sitting in the sun, swimming or enjoying an all-inclusive bar menu?
My wife and I took our five-year-old twins Reggie and Teddie, and eight-year-old daughter Frankie-Beau, to The all-inclusive Tui Magic Life Plimmiri hotel in Rhodes.
The kid-friendly facilities are so popular that the Tui Magic Life app every morning has an instant slot to reserve a spot for the next day’s club.
Our boys showed up after their first lesson with big smiles, coloring and crafts for us to see.
Oddly enough, not spending time with our kids on a family vacation is a joy for both of us and for us.
The three clubs – for ages three to six, seven to 12 and 13 to 16 – are run exceptionally well by a dedicated, caring team and are jewels in the crown of offerings the hotel’s vastness for its guests.
The other great thing is that, even though the resort has 411 rooms, whitewashed takes up 200,000 square meters on this beautiful Greek islandEverything is a short stroll away, and the whole family can be as busy or relaxed as they like.
Just browsing through the app’s list of activities tire us out. Breathe deeply: Kayaking, windsurfing, soccer, tennis, water biking (biking exercise on water), shuffleboard, boccia (similar to bowling), archery, mountain biking mountains around the island, beach volleyball and scuba diving lessons.
If you’re looking to burn even more calories, there’s an impressive gym with top-of-the-line equipment, free exercise classes that run throughout the day, and an incredible daily aquatics session. popular.
In between all the activities, we retreated to the poolside through one of the many all-inclusive restaurants. At any given time, you can wander into the hotel’s cafés, snack bars, pool bars or beach bars for hot and cold drinks, beer , wine, cocktails, a selection of pastries and savory dishes such as traditional Greek cheesecake or toast.
When you have all that, plus an on-site farm, children’s playground and game room, “I’m bored” and “I’m hungry” are two of the kids’ favorite phrases. that you have never heard of.
Amazingly, even the resort’s gorgeous spa is a real family affair – great back, neck and shoulder massages for adults and even soothing massages for kids, with the utmost care. their own selection of “flavored” massage oils (strawberry, chocolate or banana).
There is also a fish foot spa if you are in need of a pedicure.
Around dusk – when a strong Mediterranean breeze blows in – we head back to our apartment, with its double room, three children’s beds, TV and all-inclusive mini-bar.
Rooftop bar for adults only
Evenings can be chilled or as lively as you like.
There is a beautifully lit adults-only rooftop bar option that overlooks the main pool area.
Meanwhile, the kids can mash popcorn in a large amphitheater that shows a different children’s movie every night (usually in German with subtitles).
Or they can join the resort’s entertainment team performing Baby Shark’s favorite dances and songs (sometimes in German, sometimes in English).
Later at night, the kids vibe is replaced with a teen-friendly disco scene.
Older kids can head to nightclubs while parents work their way through the extensive cocktail menu.
You can keep the party going until 1am if you want.
After seven fun days, we still haven’t set foot outside the hotel to enjoy one of the many excursions offered.
Popular among these are the popular city tour in Lindos and the short boat ride to the nearby island of Symi.
This is our first all-inclusive vacation, because the cost for a family of five has always annoyed us.
But the value of not having to worry about mealtimes and snack packing, or how we entertain and play with the kids in the evening, is all priceless.
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