I have just returned from a weeks holiday to the Sunrise Jandia Resort and wanted to write a review as the others on this page were so helpful in my decision to book.
We have been to Fuertventura over Christmas for the past two years staying in Calleta as it was nice and close to the airport and we didn't dare travel any further with two young children! We took the plunge and went for Jandia this year and it was our best visit to date. Yes, the onward journy of 1 hour 30 minutes was a bit draining following the flight, but when we got there we realised it was well worth it!
The hotel boasts a large complex with fresh and comfortable areas, both bars and restaurants where staff were friendly and welcoming. The main asset for us was the large heated swimming pool (There are three and from what we could make out this one was the only heated one) as the first day we arrived we were stuck with cloud, and even though it was still warm it was not beach weather - so the pool proved invaluable.
The pool was 1m80 deep and there was no childrens area, which may prove a problem for some. Luckily for us, although only being 3 and 5, our children can swim, but I must admit I would not have wanted them in there if they couldn't. Another favourable point was that due to the time of year we would sometimes be the only people in the pool, most of the other visitors were there for the sun and spent most of their time on the loungers around the pool. There were many sunbeds and a whole lot more on the roof terrace also so there was plenty of room for everyone but I can see it getting busy in peak season.
The rooms were clean and comfortable. It wasn't the best decor and maybe a little more room for the 4 of us would have been better, but it was definitely not something to spoil the holiday. The rooms were cleaned regularly, clean towels, they even did our washing up daily! We were lucky to have an apartment close to the restaurant and pool, but we could have been placed on another floor, and as I said it boasts a large resort, which has many many steps. There were lots of older couples who struggled getting around due to the steps.
We went self catering but decided to go for the all inclusive breakfast each morning which was lovely. Plenty of choice, fab food, good service. I couldn't comment on lunch and dinner as we ate out.
There was a small shop selling gifts along with the essentials - bread, water, milk, etc and we also made use of the gym and playroom which included air hockey, table tennis and pool etc
The beach was fantastic - again, maybe it was due to the time of year but it was empty. The surf is quite rough, but there were lifeguards on duty everyday. The current was strong but my kids loved it and it was so beautifully blue. Lots of surfers which was fun for them to watch and they even tried body boarding! Be warned that the beach is heavily frequented by older nudist couples!
A five minute walk in the direction of the 'strip' we found lots of restaurants where, even though the exchange rate is pitiful, good value food of a large selection could be found. We tried a few but happily returned to 'La Isla' night after night due to the friendly staff, excellent food and value. Were were paying around 40 euros for the four of us with plenty of alcohol to wash down the fillet steak and delicious pasta dishes.
All in all the week flew by and we were all sad to leave. I will definitely be booking up to go again next year and would recommend the resort and hotel for a value for money, family holiday.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A resort offering rooms and apartments. Situated right at the long white beach of Jandia, just separated by the natural protected area of the "Salar de Jandia" and close to the little harbour town of Morro Jable. Discover the beaches of Fuerteventura, the sea and the natural environment staying in Sunrise Jandia Resort! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sunrise Jandia Hotel Playa De Jandia
- Sunrise Jandia Resort
- Hotel Sunrise Jandia
- SBH Jandia Resort Playa De Jandia, Fuerteventura