We arrived back from Kos last week , we booked this holiday in the cold depths December, when it was so cold and wet ! Last year we went with first choice holiday villages to Tenerife after a few recommendations and well to be honest we weren’t that impressed it was dirty , unkept and with horror stories of children going missing in the kids clubs I was a bit dubious of booking with first choice again.
But my lasting impressions of First Choice Holiday Village Kos are out of this world with amazing staff beautifully kept grounds and facility’s. Even the food is pretty good (which if you know how fussy an eater I am – you will be amazed)
This is centre parcs compared to butlins, back in the uk – comparing Kos to Tenerife. I don’t know if it’s the amazing freshly refurbished hotel or the fantastic team of staff who look after your every need, and that includes the local hotel staff too not just the first choice reps and entertainment team.
As the week went on things got better, bear even went to “sunshine school ” holiday clubs which he loved and even went to the widget party. If you don’t know what the widgets are they are first choice kids characters whatsit gizmo & duberry. Bear loves them and of corse there marketing works wonders and all the kids want all the soft toys but at only €12-15 each they aren’t too bad I guess.
We even managed to get bear into swimming lessons, which for super shy bear was amazing , he’d only had 2 swimming lessons at home but he loved them. The swimming teachers were out of this world joe and Caroline were all you could hope for in swimming teachers and more. Bear is a little awkward / stubborn at times and doesn’t like change ect but joe and Caroline knew how to make him smile and well we were both so impressed with bears swimming progress. He had 8 lessons in total 5 group and 3 private.
We booked a day trip to Turkey to see the bodrem markets but due to a slight ( huge cock up) first choice were running the boat trip on the wrong day for the markets 🙁 but we decided to go anyway as its all a bit of culture and seeing the world and all that. The journey over took an age, it took an hour to get to Kos town and then a very slow and noisy old boat took us on the crossing to bodrem.
It truly was an amazing holiday with only a few minor let downs as a blogger the no wifi drove me nuts. It was advertised as having wifi and well it just didn’t work despite complaining several times and been fobbed off with the same excuse:( Also our room got flooded twice, but luckily it was clean water and only a few pairs of shoes got damaged. The free beach towels and safe were included which we were shocked at as these items are usually charged for. All inn all its a fab place to take young children with lots to do for all the family. There is a huge array of activates to do what ever your age from football to areoball , archery to giant jenja.