About a week ago, Dan and I set our alarms for 2am, bacon sandwiches at the ready, and drove up to Luton Airport for a 7 day inclusive stay at Melia Gorriones in Fuerteventura!
After landing at the airport, we had about an hour-long coach ride to our hotel, the landscape is dry and barren, a few shrubs, rocks, and maybe the wayward goat or two. But when we got closer to the hotel, you could see the bright blue water and palm trees.
Melia Gorriones was absolutely gorgeous, we were a little disappointed we hadn’t opted for sea view in our room, but after a few days we realised we were really only in the room for bed time anyway. The hotel has 3 pools, two freshwater and one seawater, I spent most of my time at the salt water pool, in a sun lounger, close to the bar.
Speaking of kite surfing, had a bit of a very scary moment on our second day. Dan took his kite out for the first time and the wind picked up very strong, he got pulled away from shore and crashed his kite. Eventually, a jet ski went over to him and then drove away! He got his kite back up and made it back to shore (on the complete other side of the beach, cue me running my butt over there as fast as I could!). We then found out you need to have kite storage with the centre to get rescued (they will rescue you in dire situations, but charge £50 to bring you as well as your kite back). So we went and got kite storage and some stiff drinks.
This is on the restaurant balcony, taking advantage of our all inclusiveness upon arrival. The food was absolutely amazing and we definitely ate way too much of it, we started just having big salads everyday for lunch.
It was not uncommon to eat 4 different animals for dinner, they had veal, salmon, sea bass, swordfish, lamb, venison, steak, trout, squid, prawns, and the list went on! There was also quite a bit of vino blanco por favor with dinner…and olives, I ate so many olives, probably almost turned into one.
On our last full day, after Dan got in his last kite surfing session, we got a taxi into Costa Calma. We thought we would do a little souvenir shopping and go out to eat at one of the restaurants we had heard goods things about.
And then drinks at the restaurant! We went to an Italian restaurant called B-Side, we were the only people there because it was about 6 when we got there and apparently it doesn’t really get busy until 9-10, but it was nice because the manager brought all our food out and had a chat. The food was amazing!
It was definitely the nicest holiday we’ve ever been on (the hotel is a star up from the hotel we went to in Barbados and you could definitely tell). We were both very sad to leave, but excited at the same time.
A new adventure awaits us because we exchanged contracts on our first home while we were away 🙂 Our completion date is May 30th and we are out of our flat on June 8th so we will have some time to clean and paint before we’re in! And the sun is shining in the UK at the moment so we didn’t even have to come back to grey, miserable weather.