This was our first visit to Monte Marina and we were very impressed. We have visited self catering places, naturist and non-naturist all over the world and for quiet relaxation this is one of the best. The complex has clean sheltered white buildings with beautiful gardens of bougainvillea, hibiscus, succulents and cactus.I don't think I have ever been to an apartment so well equipped with the basics: coffee machine, hairdryer, kettle - even a teapot! Additionally those items that sometimes have to be bought after you arrive were all there: washing up liquid, toilet rolls, liquid soap, dishcloths - the only thing missing for us was coffee filters.The pool was cold but my husband made good use of the sauna (which is included in the price)
The local Spar shop was well stocked and had everything we needed(including alcohol) for a 10 day stay. We didn't shop anywhere else.
The reception is in the local textile hotel. Susan was very welcoming and often visited the restaurant while we eating in the evening to make sure everything was going well, Reception sells postcards and stamps, and has a letter box for posting. There are two libraries for book exchanges so no need to leave the area.
The hotel restaurant with its sea view was good, a mixture of Canarian and German food - huge portions! We were pleased that the Spanish habit of eating late was not an option. Most customers had eaten by 9.00pm. The house wine - Portuguese was very good.
We also discovered a superb local restaurant - Marabu.This was more expensive but beautifully presented and we ate there three times. It was so popular you had to book!
The beach is sandy with a beach restaurant but the wind meant you needed to use some sort of windbreak.
Our only negative comment is about the hot water supply. Solar powered means that sometimes it was not hot enough (especially when local developments cut off the supply during the heat of the day). We ended up boiling water on the hob for washing up as we couldn't bear to waste water waiting for it to run hot.
We plan to return!
- Also Known As:
- Monte Marina Hotel Marabu
- Monte Marina Fuerteventura, Spain