DescriptionSomething newhas come to the Costa del Sol. Its name is Polynesia. Inspired by the beauty of the South Seas, with its very own Birds of Paradise Aviary,this All Inclusive hotel looks like a little piece of paradise. Take the lobby, for instance. Step inside and you’ll feel like you’ve been transported to the other side of the world. There’s a waterfall cascading into a lagoon, glossy palm trees stretching upwards and serene pools filled with turtles. There are even rope swing bridges. You almost expect hula girls in leis to check you in. Taking pride of place in the grounds is the lagoon-style pool.It’s bordered by sunbeds andparasols.And the sea views finish things off beautifully. There's asnack bar and drinks barclose too, so you don’t have to move far from your sunlounger. The Polynesia’s not all about sunbathing and swimming, though. There are loads of facilities on offer like tennis and diving, not to mention a spa and gym. For families, there’s a state-of-the-art ten-pin bowling alley. In fact, younger guests are really well looked after. There's a hotel-run kids’ club with no end of activities. And don’t forget, as a guest here you have access to the hotel’s Beach Club- an outdoor waterpark overlooking the sea that’s just a minute’s shuttle bus ride away and is open in summer months. Like the days, nights at the Polynesia have a packed line-up which you can dip in and out of as much as you like. Theslick Piano Bar provides live music and a relaxed vibe, while the outdoor theatre stages mini discos and glitzy shows when the weather hots up. Then there's the lively Disco Pub 'Ukelele' which takes things up a notch with entertainment and a DJ.There’s plenty of choice of the food front too.The main 'Maeva’ restaurantoffers a deliciousinternational buffet and show-cooking. There are a couple of a la carte eateries, too, and as a guest here you can eat in both of them once a week as part of your All Inclusive package. For a taste of the Far East, there is firstly,the buffet 'Uru Wok’, which has a sleek Oriental décor. And in keeping with the hotel’s South Seas theme, the secondá la carte'Ahima’a’ is a Polynesian restaurant that has all things exotic on the menu. As for accommodation, the one-bedroomjunior suitesare roomy and decked out in soothing tones and contemporary furnishings. And they all come with spacious bathrooms with separate showers, living areas with satellite TVs, kitchenette and private balconies. Plus you can upgrade to a suite, which has even more square footage. Not to mention garden-sized terraces kitted out with sunloungers. They’re more like smart city pads than holiday homes. In terms of location, the hotel’s sandwiched between the seafront and hills at the far end of Benalmadena’s coastline. There’s not much on the immediate doorstep - but that’s the idea. You’re in your own little world here. Fuengirola and Benalmadena are both a ten-minute taxi or bus ride away - so close enough if you want to hit the beach, shops or nightlife. But with so much to do at the hotel, there’s little reason to wander far.
Location Located at the top of a steep hill near to Caravajal Beach About 600mto hotel beach club open mid-May to mid-Sept Hotel-run bus service to beach club About 15km to the airport
Swimming PoolSwimming pool Indoor heated pool Sun terrace Sunbedsand umbrellas Towel service Beach club with themed pool areas and wide terraces open mid-May to mid-September
Meals 3 non-smoking, air-conditioned restaurants Main buffet restaurant Wok Oriental restaurant Polynesia restaurant Buffet lunch at the Beach Club Mirage restaurant Lunch must be taken at the Beach Club restaurant mid Apr - mid Sep when main restaurant is closed or at the hotel snack bar.
Entertainment Bar Piano Bar Pub Indoor & outdoor theatre
Activities Tennis in the Beach Club Paddle tennis Boules Rifle shooting Archery Aerobics Aqua aerobics Waterpolo
Other Facilities 24-hour reception Luggage room Courtesy showers These do not form part of your All Inclusive package: Facilities & health & beauty facilities inside the spa/health centre Gym/fitnesscentre Minigolf Golf course Yoga and Tai Chi classes Scuba diving Professional bowling Football Basketball Games room Billiards Table tennis Darts Bike hire, 3km away Safety deposit boxes Launderette Currency exchange Cybercafé Supermarket/shop Planned mini casino
Essential Information 2009:Wave Pool opening times 15/09to 31/10 - Wed, Thur,Sat, 11:00 to 15:00.Jul, Aug to15/09-daily, 10:30 to 17:30. 2010: Beach Club opening times 1/04to 31/10. Restaurantfrom 15/04 to 30/09. Wave Pool open from 15 - 30/04 & 1/10 to 31/10 - Wed, Thur,Sat,11:00 to 15:00. From1/05 to 31/05daily11:00 to 15:00. Jun, Jul, Aug and Sep,daily10:30 to 17:30.
For FamiliesChildren's pool Children's area at the hotelBeach Club Kids' spa Mini club for 3-10 yrs Playroom Playground Kids' menu Cots Highchairs
Room Facilities 2beds 3rd bed is a sofa bed Telephone Satellite TV Hairdryer Bathroom with bath, shower & telephone Kitchenette with microwave Fridge Safety deposit box Air-conditioning/heating Balcony/terrace Standard rooms are junior suites &take up to 4 guests Maid service;linen & towels changed 5 times a week
No. Of Rooms328
No. Of Lifts6
Extra Local ChargesSome facilities may incur extra local charges, please see the A-Z Guide for details
Thomson ServiceYou get all the great benefits of Thomson 24/7 plus a Holiday Advisor will regularly call in to your accommodation.
All Inclusive Buffet breakfast, lunch & dinner in the main restaurant Lunch is taken in the Beach Club restaurant from May - mid September Purified water, soft drinks, national beer, house wine, coffee and tea available during meals Snacksavailable Snacks for children up to 12 years from the mainbar of the hotel 1 visit per guest to the à la carte restaurants: 1 visit to the Uru Wok restaurant and 1 visit to the Polynesia Ahima's restaurant Locally produced alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinksat the bar Facilities that are not part of your All Inclusive package may incur extra local charges, please see the A-Z Guide
Key Features Spacious Junior Suites as standard Themed à la carte dining Beach club with wave pool and water slides Hotel-run Kids' Clubs for 3-10yrs
ExclusivityExclusive to Thomson Group customers in the UK
Health And BeautyHealth club Indoor heated swimming pool Individual hydro-massage beds Counter-current swimming pool Turkish bath Sauna Whirlpool bath Private cabins for facial and body treatments Therapeutic and beauty treatments Gym/fitness centre Special kids' spa
Kids' ClubsHotel-run kids' club