When your day job follows you on holiday you need to make contingencies.
Our was opting for a Mark Warner Holiday were childcare is a main element of the trip with built in british nannies.
Don’t get me wrong, I adore Sophie, but I love her even more when I’ve had a bit of time to myself and with a long summer holiday ahead of us, with plenty of quality time together, I felt that having morning creche for her and giving me and my chap some time to ourselves was a good plan. So off to Levante Beach resort in Rhodes we went - on chartered BA flights from Heathrow terminal 5 - at a not too an ungodly hour… where we arrived at our beautiful 5* hotel.
With beautiful flowers at every turn.
The main focus is obviously families, so there is a play ground, baby pool (where we were found every afternoon) and family pools to keep the little ones entertained
The adults aren’t forgotten too with a peaceful adult-only swimming pool and elegant pan-asian restaurant. I recommend the teriyaki salmon and the lycées with ice-cream...
So if chilling by the pool is your thing, grabbing a lounger and swapping between reading a book, snoozing and sipping/nibbling on something rather lovely from the bar is totally acceptable.
Marrying a military man, that was never going to be on our agenda for too long, so we tried out all of the activities. Paddlebording, windsurfing, sailing were all on our to do list whilst the littlest Libbey was happy in the air conditioned creche where we had help with the basics and took off to sea on our own.
Not a child-free minute is wasted, with the waterfront staff being so slick they have the equipment ready and waiting for you by the time you get to the shore.
We shunned the bike trips as they looked a bit serious with everyone kitted out in their lycra and instead opted for our own little cycle trip up to the beautiful Anthony Quinn Bay where lemon Fanta quenched our thirst and we cooled down in the stunningly clear water.
Having dinner at 5pm and then sitting quietly in our hotel room after Sophie went to bed didn’t sound like too much fun, so the option of evening childcare was grabbed with both hands.
We took little S to children dinner, got her bathed and in her PJs then she went to watch a disney film and popped to bed in the creche before we scooped her up after dinner and took her back to our room.
Oh we had a lovely time! We are already looking to book again for next year with more of the family, and I'm currently looking at their ski offerings too...