The bungalows are located slightly apart from the main entertainment areas in the resort which I think makes them quieter, they are also single storey so you have no-one above or below you. From what I could see, all of the accommodation is reached by steps although once out of your room you can reach everywhere else via ramps.
|The front of our bungalow with terrace|
|The sofa pulls out to make two single beds|
|Small kitchen and seating area, with plenty of space for a cot|
The Kid's Club activities from age 3 and above seemed varied, although parents are not allowed to stay and we didn't think that our son would be up for being left. There is also a creche for babies (at extra cost) which we didn't use, but every evening from 5-6pm it was opened up for a play and stay session which both our children really enjoyed. It was perfect timing too, at the end of a long day to keep them going until dinner time.
We were all inclusive, so all our meals, snacks and drinks were included. The restaurant was a buffet, with a large selection of hot and cold food. We eat mainly vegetarian so our selection was a little limited, but there seemed to be varied meat and fish options. There was also child friendly food, with chips, pizza and burgers every day, along with salad, soup, different types of bread, plenty of fruit and cakes and icecream. To be honest the food did get a little samey after a while, but I would imagine that is the same with any all inclusive resort. You can easily take a pushchair into the restaurant and there were plenty of Ikea Antilop highchairs, although they don't have trays which can make it a bit difficult for babies to feed themselves. Luckily the waiters were very efficient and kept it all very clean and tidy.
The only thing that we had to buy was milk for the little ones. Milk was provided at breakfast but it was long life milk. It was easy enough to buy some, although perhaps they would have provided it if we had asked.
The resort also has three restaurants, and a meal in each was included which was booked at reception. We gave El Duque Tapas (carvery dining) and Tex Mex a miss as they didn't have any suitable vegetarian options, but we enjoyed the Italian restaurant La Bambola very much.
We found that the evening entertainment wasn't really geared up to children as young as ours, and also it was far too late in the evening for them. Because it was just the two of us we also didn't get to see what was happening later on, but it seemed to be mainly bingo. This entertainment (along the Kid's Club above) was organised by First Choice. On our previous visit we stayed in January when a different tour company was running the entertainment, and although it was all in Swedish we felt that it was much better for young children, with a clown, magic tricks, nursery rhymes, songs and so on.
|Paved, flat walk along the coast to the harbour and into town|
The resort is in a great location. It is minutes walk from the beach and there is a wide paved path leading out along the coast to a lighthouse in one direction and into the harbour, the town of Playa Blanca and beyond in the other. The harbour is about ten minutes walk away, and there is a regular ferry service to Fuerteventura. My son was fascinated by the car ferry, he would stand for ages watching it load and unload. Flamingo Beach is lovely. It is man made with lots of lovely yellow sand and concrete blocks have been placed to enclose it and make it safe for swimming. There are sunlougers to hire and a small cafe, as well as some shops and restaurants on the front. The beach at Playa Blanca itself is not nearly as nice, and the next pleasant beach is quite a walk down the coast. Having walked along the coast in both directions for quite a way, I think that the Flamingo Beach Resort really does have the best location if you are coming for a beach holiday. Some of the resorts further out of the town are a long walk from a beach.
Obviously we wouldn't have returned to the Flamingo Beach Resort if we hadn't enjoyed our first stay here. When booking our holiday this year we struggled to find anywhere else that was so reasonably priced, and we found it much less stressful with small children returning somewhere we had been before. We booked through First Choice. If you've booked, it's worth sending the manager (Angel) an e-mail beforehand if you have any special requirements, we found him very friendly and helpful to deal with. You should be able to find his e-mail address through Tripadvisor, where he is very active at responding to reviews.