We have had a wander along the huge floating jetty on the private beach to take a look at the fish, you can snorkel right off the end of here or you can just spy into the sea. Be aware though that sea breeze is deceptive you WILL burn without sun lotion, I would also recommend beach shoes as the sand is ridiculously hot as is the jetty and the sand is quite rough.
The kids are loving kids club and Playhouse live and we are positively awash with certificates and art that they have brought home.
One of thier very favourite activities has been science day and the mentos/pop explosion delivered by Mr Bubbles the crazy scientist
We have dined in Casabianca Italian Restaurant, Marhaba Middle Eastern Restaurant and Tiran Diner for our evening meals, so we have now tried all of those included in the all inclusive package but I will review them seperately. We are still somewhat dissapointed in the Main Restaurant but haven't had any bother booking into the al a carte's so it's not too much of a problem.
I can't pick many faults with the hotel, they listen to feedback and react to it, they are helpful and friendly and the place is scrupulously clean. If I were to complain about anything it would be that The Ramps around the hotel are very slippery and could do with a more non slip surface and hand rails, I've slid every single time I have taken the kids down to kids club (luckily without falling) but there is nothing to grab onto. Wifi is slow in the public areas and not yet available in rooms, despite Thomson claiming otherwise in Sensatori publicity, and lastly a safety concern, we've had a day of power cuts this week which was no problem at all until all the lights wentout during Playhouse live, with no emergency lighting it was impossible to see where anyone or anything was and the Theatre Manager part of me instantly thought of the disaster that could happen had a fire knocked out the power in a full venue it would be almost impossible to safely evacuate everyone especially as mostly the children are on the dance floor in front of the stage whilst parents sit around the venue on different levels.
On the flip side, I can list many things I love, peppermint tea served in a bar looking over the ocean, discovering Mojitos are now included in the drinks package, the little reading light by the bed that means I have just enough light for middle of the night feeds, decent toiletries replenished everyday, our swim up pool, a huge breakfast selection, bottled water provided daily in our room, the staff at kids club, Thomson Guest Relation Team who stop to chat and appear interested in guests, Egyptian Cotton, mango smoothies delivered to the pool and special offers on hotel laundry service! But most of all our room is just pure luxury, big and spacious with lots of lighting options, our own little pool outside and waiter service for our drinks, we've had swim up rooms in Crete and there's no waiter service around the pools there and it really is a step up in luxury.