We've just returned from a weeks half term holiday at The Retreat. We weren't really sure what to expect as it was the very last week of the season - but I have to say it was fantastic and the staff couldn't do enough for you. Airport transfer smooth with water provided. We went to get lunch before checking in to our spotless room to avoid a crush at reception as there 5 coaches arriving at once. The activities were amazing. I waterskiied, sailed, kayaked, rode bikes and played tennis. I danced the night away to James the brilliant entertainer kept company by Georgie the (superfit) gym instructor, and got BCU qualified in kayaking from the brilliant Stuart and Calum. The coastal kayaking trips were stunning - it is SUCH a beautiful spot, if you love sunsets you'll be very happy. The kids clubs (Sharksters -Rosie and Carly) were brilliant they were always occupied and happy and even got their own drybags with bottle, cap and rash vest, I felt confident they were in safe hands at all times and the table tennis table was a total godsend!!!. The biyak trip is a must - bike to a lovely beach, then kayak back. Downsides, yes there are mosquitos but take repellent (I did and didn't get bitten), take your own beach towel, take a cheap £8 travel kettle, and buy water in the town for 70 cents a bottle - its a nice (if steep) walk down. BBQ night was good, food was ok to good (the main area for improvement in my opinion). Lots of people bought duty free and drank on their balcony as the bar prices are steep. Wifi free in reception. I didn't buy the week package otherwise I'd have been glued to my phone and missed out on all the amazing views and activities, I just went to reception for 30 mins each day, caught up on bits, then left! But as you are on tripadvisor reading all this you shouldn't be surprised and plan ahead for it. Yes there are lots of steps but they are renovating for next summer which will mean fewer steps but that is what makes this such a spectacularly beautiful hotel! All in all a brilliant break - we'll be going back next summer - 2 weeks this time!!!!!!!
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