We head off to Greece for the next stop as we count down our favourite hotels with waterpark access included, with the refurbished Labranda Blue Bay Resort being our latest selection.
Located on the west coast of the island of Rhodes, the hotel is rated as 4* and underwent refurbishment work ahead of the 2017 summer season that makes it more appealing than ever before.
The beachfront hotel features a wide range of different accommodation options that will cater for the needs of couples and families alike, with some rooms offering views of the sea and others including access to a shared pool area.
When it comes to mealtimes, guests have the option of four different buffet restaurants and then one a la carte option, where top class Greek cuisine is very much the order of the day.
Guests will have access to no fewer than nine outdoor swimming pools, four of which are for children and two of which include children’s area.
The pools are surrounded by sunbathing areas, which include access to sunbeds and parasols for when you want a little bit of shade.
On site there is a fully air-conditioned gym as well as a spa, with entertainment that runs both during the day and into the evening.
Kids have access to their own daily entertainment programme at the children’s club that is available for those aged from 4-14, with a children’s playground.
Additional fun for youngsters – both literally and those who are simply young at heart – comes from the adjacent waterpark, where there is a range of high-speed slides and a pirate themed splash park.
It means that guests of all ages will be able to enjoy the waterpark facilities, enhancing the experience of a dream break in the sun.
Double and Family rooms as well as a selection of suites, some with pool access
Flat screen TV
Safety deposit box*
Balcony or terrace
Bathroom with shower
Daily room cleaning
Old West Burger House - Buffet. Serves dinner. Please note that the hotel requests that beach wear is not worn
Pizzeria Trattoria - Buffet. Serves breakfast and snacks. Located on the poolside
Dionysos - Buffet. Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Please note that the hotel requests that beach wear is not worn
Garden Restaurant – Buffet. Serves breakfast
Mouses Greek Taverna - A la carte. Serves Greek cuisine for dinner. Please note that the hotel requests that beach wear is not worn
Pizza Snack Bar – Serves snacks. Located on the poolside
Bar - Pool bar located on the beach (open between 22 Apr and 31 Oct, between 10.00am and 1.00am, depending on occupancy). Serves food
Iris Main Bar - Cocktail bar located on the terrace. Adults only. (Open between 22 Apr and 31 Oct, between 5.00pm and 2.00am). Please note that the hotel requests that beach wear is not worn
Aquapark Pool Bar - Pool bar (open between 22 Apr and 31 Oct, between 10.00am and 6.00pm)
Poolside Snack Bar - Pool bar (open between 22 Apr and 31 Oct, between 10.00am and 6.00pm). Serves food
All Inclusive Package:
The All Inclusive package includes buffet style breakfast, lunch and dinner in the main restaurant. Snacks are available at selected times between meals for a minimum of 3hrs per day. Local wine, beer, spirits and non-alcoholic drinks are available for a minimum of 12hrs per day
9 outdoor pools including 4 children's pools and 2 pools with children's section (freshwater)
Sunbathing area with sunbeds and parasols
Aqua park included, featuring: slides and aqua bowl
Water sports – windsurfing (run by external company). (Min age 12yrs)
Air conditioned gym with cardio fitness training equipment, free weights area and sauna (min age 18yrs)
Aqua aerobics, basketball, tennis and volleyball
Frequent daytime entertainment including arts and crafts, small team games, team sports, family and water-based activities
Frequent evening entertainment including bingo, karaoke, mini-disco, professional shows and quizzes
Children's club (4-14yrs) - arts and crafts, small team games, sports, water-based, story time, food-based and drama and music
Children's playground - swings, climbing frame, slides and shaded area (age and height restrictions may apply)
Spa - sauna, Turkish bath, whirlpool and massage treatments (min age 18yrs). (Open between 22 Apr and 31 Oct, between 10.00am and 6.00pm)
Reception services including currency exchange and luggage storage
350m from nearest shops, bars and restaurants
2.8km from Ialyssos resort centre
30 mins approx. transfer time