Our Mark Warner holiday | Part two
A little while ago we were lucky enough to be chosen as Mark Warner Holiday ambassadors. We chose to go to their Sardinian resort, Perdepera – and what a fantastic choice that was! We picked to go here as we know it’s an Italian island and if you’ve read my blog before then you’ll know by now that we LOVE Italy. If you haven’t already seen part one of our Mark Warner posts then I definitely recommend popping over and having a little read. I have so much that I want to talk about – it’s always hard to figure out where on earth to start. In our last post we wrote about the childcare aspect of a Mark Warner holiday along with the pool area and accommodation. There really is something for everyone on a Mark Warner holiday – I said it in my last post and I’ll say it again – it was an absolutely amazing experience and I will highly recommend Mark Warner to anyone looking for a fun, relaxing and action packed holiday. We’re going to talk a little more about the other areas that made our holiday so amazing.
Okay so I can hands down state that Sardinia has the most clearest sea water I have ever seen. From the moment we visited the beach we knew it was one we’d love. The sand was lovely and not too stoney (not sure that’s a word – but it is now!) and the water wasn’t too cold. I’m usually more of a beach kind of girl when we’re on holiday and so I loved having this gorgeous beach just a stone’s throw away. We’d quite often finish our dinner and then head on over to watch the sunset – it may sound a little cheesy but it’s one not to be missed. When Daisy as in mini club for three hours each day, they’d sometimes head to the beach. We loved being able to sunbathe but also ‘spy’ on her and see what she’s up to. She went out on a boat whilst we sat and watched from our sun loungers. It was so nice having everything so close – even though she was away from us it was lovely knowing she was still nearby and we could see her if we wanted!
There was also a little beach bar which served drinks and food and a little shaded area. We enjoyed wandering down the beach and making the most of the sea breeze. I feel like this is the first holiday that Daisy has really enjoyed playing in the sea. She’d paddle her feet and sit down whilst letting the waves hit her feet. I also enjoyed it a lot more as it was so clear – I like to see everything that’s beneath my feet! But overall, it was the crystal clear sea that stole my heart – amazing!
Now I’m a huge lover of plain food like burgers, pasta, pizza etc. The boring kind of food. I’m also a little bit of a fussy eater and so I was worried about the buffet food. Thankfully it was nice! The breakfast was my favourite – it always tends to be my favourite. There was a huge selection of pastries and cereals along with eggs, toasts, biscuits, fruit and so on. There’s also tea and coffee which is perfect as I wouldn’t get very far without my morning cup of tea. We’d go for breakfast with Daisy, drop her at mini club and then head back to breakfast to have another hot drink and chocolate croissant. It was our little routine and we loved it! We’d then head to the pool and attempt to not move for three hours – perfect much?!
The lunch was lovely and there’s the option of wine to go alongside your food – obviously with the usual water and juices too. The pizza was amazing and so was the pasta. I’m pretty certain I had pizza and pasta for lunch and dinner almost everyday because well.. I love pizza and pasta. There’s lots of fruit on offer too which Daisy loved. She’d have watermelon and apples after her dinner. There’s also pudding too – which was always so delicious – particularly the tiramisu. They’d have similar options each night yet the ‘main meat/dish’ would always be a little different. There was a lot of fish and pork! I’m not a fan of fish or pork but they had chicken and turkey a few times which was delicious.
The range of activities available are huge. Everything from morning yoga and stretching to HIIT, mountain biking, sailing, kayaking and tennis. I’m not a ‘sporty’ kind of person but I knew that I really wanted to get out of my comfort zone and attempt something different. I’m not very good at swimming but Andrew talked me into kayaking. It may not sound like much but I’m SO glad I did it. It was really lovely to do something I wouldn’t usually do and not to mention that it was actually really relaxing – although that may mostly be because Andrew did most of the work! It was fun to kayak a little further onto the water and see just how clear the sea is! It’s amazing.
We also played some tennis (for all of 15 minutes!) which was fun. I didn’t manage to hit the ball much – maybe three or so times – but it’s totally the participating part that counts, right? We had to cut our game short due to it being SO hot and us booking a silly time slot. We played a lot of table tennis though which was nice. They have two tables set up by the bar and so it was nice to grab ourselves a drink and play a quick game or two. Daisy went out on a paddle board during mini club and stood up which I was so proud of! We didn’t get to see her do it but we heard all about it afterwards.
I could carry on talking about this gorgeous resort for hours and hours. We had such an AMAZING time and it’s somewhere we’d love to go back. We’re aiming to head back in a few years and explore more of what Sardinia has to offer. We’re also going to look into other Mark Warner Holidays and see where else we can head for some fun-filled and action packed fun! I really really can not recommend Mark Warner enough – they bend over backwards to make sure you’re having the best stay and I’m certain that wherever you chose to go – you will have THE best holiday!
* We were luckily enough to be sent on this holiday as Mark Warner brand ambassadors. All words and opinions are entirely my own.