We have five children and trying to find a holiday destination reasonably priced for a large family is almost impossible and so we rarely get a chance to have a holiday. When we seen the add online for Turtle Beach Resort at such a reasonable price we were a little sceptical but we decided to give it a go. We drove from Sydney and arrived a little earlier than expected but when we called the team at Blue Sky Holiday Group they were more than happy to meet us there earlier then first arranged. We were met at the front of the resort and shown to the apartment, the consultant explained everything we would need to know about our stay in a very professional and friendly manner. We still had that ‘this seems too good to be true’ look on our faces as the consultant left. We were very happy with the apartment and all the inclusions such as a fully equipped kitchen and laundry, two bathrooms and large LCD TV.
As the kids grabbed their towels and went to the ‘splash zone’, we unpacked and decided to take a look around the resort. The first thing we noticed was how convenient everything was. The pool areas and ‘splash zone’ were right outside our door as was the wood fired pizza restaurant. As we walked around the paths you couldn’t help but notice how well the gardens and walking paths are maintained. Every turn we took led to yet another surprise like a full size tennis court and another pool area with a water slide and spa. There were many barbeque areas neatly positioned among the tropical gardens. We used these barbeque areas many times during our stay and they were always spotlessly clean and worked well.
Our kids spent many hours at the ‘splash zone’ which has many water slides and water features such as a huge bucket that spills down onto any kids adventurous enough to stand under it. We spent many hours sitting on the huge veranda beside the splash zone talking with other parents while enjoying a drink & snacks from the wood fired pizza restaurant while watching our kids on the slides. When the kids wanted a break from the water they would either watch a movie in the fully equipped cinema or did one of the free activities for kids near the reception area. When we decided to spend some time outside of the resort we found everything we needed was within walking distance. Many restaurants and stores are close by and some major shopping centres only minutes away by car. We will definitely be back and will also be recommending it to all our friends and family!