We are a family of 4 with 2 boys age 2 and 3 and just got back from our first family holiday abroad in Playa D'en Bossa.
There are so many conflicting reports on here, I'll try and split this review up so it makes a bit of sense.
Playa D'en Bossa :
This was our biggest disappointment. We were told that the area was a family resort with plenty for the children with welcoming bars/restaurants to those with children. The reality is that it has become a premium clubbers paradise. A slice of pizza was €5 and a beer was €5.50. There was so many 18-30 people around either hungover from the night before or absolutely hammered.
Please remember though that the Don Toni does not own the whole of Playa D'en Bossa and shouldn't be judged on what happens outside its doors.
There is Space nightclub a short walk away which gave us no bother and Ushuaia Tower right next door. All the parties at Ushuaia finish at Midnight on the dot but the entertainment at Don Toni also goes on until midnight so again no bother!
As a party of 4 we were allocated the Club accommodation right next to the pool and main outside stage. This suited us perfectly for convenience and meant we could still enjoy the entertainment once the children went to bed. However if you prefer more peace and quiet simply request a room away from the stage.
Rooms were basic but clean. Whole thing needs a re fresh, one day our towel had holes in it, and the coverlet for the bed was filthy.
Towels changed every time you left them in the bath but our sheets were not changed once in 2 weeks despite requesting them 3 times.
Water in the bathroom is salty so buy bottled for teeth cleaning etc.
All inclusive : outstanding choice and variety for a 3* complex. Kids suggestions had a lizard character next to them which made it easy for my 3 year old to choose what he wanted.
2 restaurants, the patio one was more convenient yet understandably busier because of this. We preferred the upstairs restaurant in the hotel part as it was quieter with views over the beach.
Self serve beer, hot milk, teas and coffees, fizzy and water but you did have to queue for juice and spirits. Only got busy just before shows etc though and we just nipped inside if the pool bar was busy.
You can help yourselves to I've cream (not branded lollies) and sandwiches all day long. The best all inclusive we've had on the med but of course nothing like the Caribbean.
All day long there was something for all ages. Rifle shooting, archery, aqua Zumba, beach volleyball, water polo, ping pong, football, darts and many more. The Fiesta team work incredibly hard and walk round the pool to sign you up so you don't even need to keep an eye on the time. But they do all of this without badgering you. I was so impressed.
Every night the winners are invited on stage for a certificate and cocktail (non alcoholic for kids) great photo opportunities.
Even when it was a poor weather day they turned on different activities and played giant tiddlywinks with the kids in character costumes.
We didn't use First Choice Kids club so can't comment on that.
There is also the Fiesta Sports zone, a 5 minute walk away, which has free crazy golf, tennis courts, football pitches etc.
2 parks, one next to main pool and another in sports resort. Good equipment but looks a little tired.
One central pool with a separate toddler section. This was the centre of the activities yet we never struggled to get a sunbed even when we slept in until 10.30am.
There is a quieter pool if you prefer a bit more peace, generally thought of as the adult pool yet there is another toddler pool here too.
Be warned though that inflatables are not allowed if it is too busy and it makes it difficult for the life guards to see. That being said only on one day were we not allowed them.
Kids disco at 8.30 every night which the boys loved. Lots of classics like heads shoulders etc and cha cha slide but also some Spanish songs too which they loved once they learnt them.
At 9pm there was a kids show - parrot show, reptile show, face painting or games etc.
9.30 was the adult game, bingo or similar before the main show at 10pm.
Some of this was in house, mamma Mia, lion king etc and others brought in. Magicians, flamenco dancers, quiz nights etc. on the whole very good but there was one awful show with cheap burlesque type girls that was soooo cringy.
When the shows were on, the fiesta team latex out foam mats for the children to sit down on which was brilliant and they knew when they could run round and when the be quiet!
Beautiful, clean water. Lovely sand for building sandcastles but beds were €8 each! As we were so close we never got a bed as only went for a couple of hours.
There is a beach bar which isn't connected to hotel which has day parties every 3/4 days which is annoying so we stayed round the pool on those days.
You won't be disappointed if you have free passes for here. Lots for toddlers and older kids. Apparently sunbeds are €2.50 but we never got charged.
Only a 10 minute walk so we either came back for lunch or ordered a free picnic to take with us.
I wouldn't return as I hated Playa Den Bossa but I am looking at all the other Fiesta Hotels around the world as it was soooo good.
I think that our "request" to be all inclusive as British Holiday makers has killed off the resort as how could a restaurant survive if we are all eating all inc? Therefore they have to update to the 'younger' crowd.
The Don Toni should be proud of the first family holiday they gave us.
- Also Known As:
- Fiesta Club Don Toni Hotel Playa d`En Bossa
- Fiesta Club Don Toni Hotel
- Fiesta Hotel Don Toni
- Club Don Toni Ibiza
- Club Don Toni
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