Travel Blogs from Maspalomas
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We rented a car for a day and went for a beautiful drive. Scary at times because it was so narrow and you would accross a bus.... I closed my eyes for that part! The food was delicious and the people super nice.
Had a great time!
This summer I went to the Canary Islands with my friends. We did a lot of things there; we went to the swimming pool, partying, to the dune beach, and to the aqua park party...
Also, one day we went to one beach where there were a lot of water sports and we practised the motorskying, parasailing and a los of things.
Finally we come back to Spain with hangovers and our bodies very pained becouse we fell many ...
We have been working hard to prepare for the Atlantic crossing.
Geoff has become an expert supermarket shopper (watch out Mary!) with the fantastic support of Diane.
Tim has been working on all matters to do with the boat and especially our navigation equipment. We have a yellow brick tracker on board which will be transmitting our position on a regular basis to the arc website http://www.worldcruising.com/arc/eventf leetviewer.aspx
Peter has ...
... are let off the hook until Tuesday due to the fact that Cats don't handle well at all when beating into the wind, so we wait until wind changes to the South!
Sunday 25th November
There are three boats only out of 220. that are definately confirmed to leave today to brave the storm and 35-45 knot winds potentially up to 50 knots - one of which is the Challenger boat that I ...
... at around 0800 hours. Plan A is to head more or less south towards the coast of Morocco but the weather has changed - as always in sailing, so plan B is hatched, with a tentative plan to go to Madeira. This would have been a shorter passage, so early beer and showers was a welcome dream. The sea state and us amateur helms people soon put paid to that idea and as the day goes on, somewhere like Boston seems to be a possible plan C. The day at sea is sunny with clear ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Kiwi Bungalows Maspalomas
Been twice n love it more every time
i'v been 2 the kiwi apartments twice in the last 5yrs and each time i
go i come away loving it even more.
Joe is the nicest man iv ever met and we are now known to him as "The Scousers." He always looks out for peoples best interests and is brill with kids and a good laugh.
The Kiwi apartments are a lovely place to visit if you are looking for a family destination as it is quiet at night but the nightlife is only a short taxi ride away. plus Faro 2 is just down the road wich also contains fantastic nightlife especially the banana tropical bar.
i will definately be re-visiting the kiwi apartments.
Just returned on 19 Jan after 2 weeks spent in bungalow 35. The bungalow's decor looking a little tired and a refurbish would not go amiss. There is a residential compound that runs alongside kiwi bungalows 27-37. How many dogs are in there is anybodys guess. Any morning from 7-30 they can start up and we had them still going at midnight one day. The main culprit seems to be the occupier of property 20 directly opposite kiwi bungalow 27(2 dogs). It goes on and on like a Chinese water torture. I (and others) reported it to the rep and we were obviously not the first. The police had evidently in the past spent a nght there and heard nothing. If they had asked they would have been told it was a daytime problem. The rep also said people who returned to the Kiwi bungalows, were now asking on arrival, not to be allocated bungalows 25-37. I have already written to Thomas Cook expressing my displeasure, hopefully they will get something done. So my advice is if you are allocated bungalows 25-37 refuse. Why should it spoil your holiday.
just returned from the kiwi bungalows,monday 24th november 2003, we had a fantastic week, bungalows were large enough for a family of four had everything you needed,kettle ,toaster,fridge 2 ring hob and a coin metered tv,very clean,the towels were changed every other day.there are 49 bungalows the complex is fenced in, you are given a key to the main gate, extremely safe for young children,we stayed in number 38 which didn`t over look the pool but was ideal if you wanted to retire from the noise of the pool and bar. joe was everything the internet reviews said,a very hard working man who was great with the kids and loved his football,however if you order a meal make sure you eat it he didn`t like waste the faro 2 was five minutes away, a host of shops ranging from food to designer wear, the bottom supermarket was well stocked, but don`t expect a service with a smile, night times look out for the gold man, very clever, a great holiday, but beware of the scratch card boys
HAVE BEEN, LOVED, AND GOING BACK 2004!!
Just got back (Sunday) 2/11/03. Had a fab week, kids never stopped!!
bungalow fine although basic. Joe was a marvel with his breakfasts and cups of tea! There was many trips out on offer from the reps which allowed us to view more of this lovely island. Faro 2 (large shopping centre) was nearby, which offered plenty of restaurants, bars and designer shops. Supermarket was well stocked. We have just booked to return next year and can't wait!!
My family and i have just returned from the kiwi bungalows having spent a fortnight there(aug 2003).The complex is set in pretty well kept gardens,has a nice child friendly pool,plenty of sunbeds to go round,reception service of whom a very friendly and ever so helpful'martin'runs,a poolside bar which serves drinks,tea coffee,breakfasts,snacks etc at very reasonable prices ecpecially during happy hour!This is run by'joe' possibly the nicest person you could ever meet,very friendly,loves the kids and loves to chat-ecpecially football!The bungalows themselves are not that big,but do have everything you need for a self catering holiday,including a terrace with table and chairs and two sunloungers if you dont want to go very far! Location wise they are perfect,about a 2 minute walk to the main faro2 shopping centre where you will find lots of different shops and restaurants,a mini golf course,two minimarkets and lots of childrens amusements.About another 5 minute walk from there is holiday world,a small funfair site with arcades and bowling,great for the kids,not very expensive.Ocean park water world is a 5 minute walk in the other direction from kiwi,fairly underated but much better value for money than the well known 'aquasur' a bit further away.Again a great place to spend the day if you have kids(or not!) The beach is a good 40 minute walk away but taxis are sooo cheap its far easier to get there that way!Huge beach,very sandy,can be quite hot on your feet! The famous sand dunes back onto it and are a great sight.All in all we had a wonderful holiday,and although we did venture out to playa and rico,definatley found maspalomas the place to be.I would recommend this holiday to anyone,even in august when its MEANT to be packed. If i could find one thing to pick on it would be the amount of germans but to be totally honest you only really come across them at the beach which is big enough to avoid anyone if you wanted to!And as for the cockroach PROBLEM they are about as much of a problem as ants are to us over here and there certainly werent any in the kiwi! give it a go,its well worth it. HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!
have just returned from kiwi bungalows had a great time , very family orientated very friendly would reccomend to anyone
Excellent value accommodation
Great resort. We booked last minute and were worried about where we would end up - no need to worry! Kiwi Bungalows is a lovely little complex, great pool, plenty of loungers etc. great poolside bar, Joe is cool! He serves, he cooks, he entertains he speaks excellent English and has the patience of a saint! Bungalows are clean, well laid out and each has it's own little terrace with table, chairs and loungers - great for couples but I would think a bit cramped for families as bungalows are all standard 1 bedroom. Only 15-20 mins walk (depending on heat and alcohol consumption) walk to centre of Playa del Ingles one way, and Maspalomas sand dunes the other. Fantastic base for a sunshine holiday, whether you want the hustle and bustle or a bit of quiet relaxation - you choose!!!
excellent holiday at the kiwi appartments,joe was ace with all the famillies,cant wait to go back but never seem to see any holidays advertised for there,we have been looking since we got back, but will continue to do so. ace time had by all.
Joe - The main man
If you want to stay in nice apartments and are not fussed about living in luxury, the Kiwi Apartments are spot-on. The apartments are good and serve their purpose. The swimming pool is great and kept immaculately clean. The main attraction of these apartments though, is Joe who runs the pool-side bar. This man works from 10am until very late, cooking meals, serving drinks, washing-up, etc and you will struggle to meet a nicer man. Always happy, despite some of the idiots he has to serve and a fantastic character with an almost computer like knowledge of football. I would certainly not hestitate to return to the Kiwi Apartments should I ever be lucky enough to go to Maspalomas again