Hotel Polynesia  

This place has been designed to feel like a South Pacific island. So there’s a waterfall and a rope bridge in the lobby, and a birds of paradise aviary in the grounds.

This hotel comes with a huge, lagoon pool. And it’s just a really short shuttle bus ride to the beach club and waterpark, which are open in summer. There’s a buffet restaurant that serves international cuisine and a lunch place over at the beach club.

The hotel’s in a gated complex with the other hotels that make up the Holiday World Resort. It’s at the top of a hill, overlooking Caravajal beach, which is a 15-minute walk away.

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  • 1Building
  • 6Floors
  • 328Rooms
  • 8Lifts

Food & Drink

Dining options Breakfast Lunch Evening meal Drinks Snacks, Icecream
All Inclusive

Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Selected local alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, until 23.00 in winter and 24.00 in summer.  Snakcs at certain times.

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Outdoor pool

A large, lagoon-style pool takes centre stage at the hotel. Lined by a terrace with sunbeds to enjoy the sea views from.

Buffet restaurant*

Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner with children's options, this restaurant makes a statement with an arched, glass ceiling. Dinner options include meat or fish, and there's show cooking, too. Special dietary needs and vegetarians can be catered for if prior notice is given. Highchairs are available.

Beach Club

Open during the summer, the Beach Club waterpark overlooks the sea. There are rapids to float around on, waterslides, a pirate ship, splash zones and even giant sandpits with equally giant elephant statues. If that sounds too much like hard work, there are quieter areas with in-water sun loungers too. A shuttle bus service to the Beach Club is provided and the journey takes just a few minutes - just ask at reception.

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junior suite

Junior suite sleeps up to 4 with 2 beds and a sofa-bed. Cots are available on request.


Suite sleeps up to 4 with whirlpool on the large terrace and sunbeds. Cots are available on request.

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Great in October ?July/August

Had a great family holiday. Everything was so good, pool was cold though. Water park really good and courtesy bus great. No problem with beds, tables for meals and spa but not sure I would be saying this at the height of the season. Staff were excellent with nothing being too much trouble. Great holiday.More

Cathy C, Hawick

fantastic holiday

Hi spent a week here in September had a fantastic time, staff were very friendly even tho they had a hard time from one very nasty man who spoke to the receptionist very badly.The hotel is beautiful and spotless the only down side was food was bit cold but you could still eat it plenty to choose from . Just wish I could have stayed another week but will back. Well done to all the staff and thank you.More

Ruth B, Hamilton, Scotland, United Kingdom

Peaceful Break

This was our third trip to Holiday Polynesia. This time we booked direct with the hotel and seperate flights which worked out cheaper than package deals. We had a suite overlooking the pool. The suites have an extra large balcony with it's own sun loungers and a jacuzzi. As we travelled OOS even if the weather was not great there was the jacuzzi to use. All Inclusive saves hassle of cooking and cleaning. Food range good, we especially enjoyed the Mexican evening. Drinks are locally sourced and abundent. We did not take advantage of the limited entertainment.More

K1inky, Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom

Really enjoyed this holiday

We had an amazing holiday. Booking within 6 weeks of departure we found a good all inclusive price with Thomson. I do however, understand why some people are disappointed if they paid some of the advertised £1500pp prices. Arrival and departure at Malaga airport was 'taxing' due to lack of clear Thomson direction, but the transfer (once we found it) was straight forward. Hotel check-in took a while but dealing with a coach load of people will mean waiting your turn. The hotel staff were incredibly polite and helpful, with key people speaking very good English. We found that the hotel staff had better problem solving skills than the Thomson representatives. The 'junior suite' surpassed our expectation. Although the kitchen initially seemed superfluous, it was useful to make toast before early morning trips or keeping cold drinks / milk. If your out of the hotel for the day, the hotel provides packed breakfast or lunch on request. The standard of cleanliness was high. I would of liked to have seen some enforced hand gel routine, prior to guests entering the dinning room, not that I was aware of anyone becoming unwell, just the potential of self service and contamination was evident. For example to get butter you needed to reach over plates of cold food. We thought the range and standard of food was excellent, all meals included Spanish and British options of both hot and cold food at all servings. Food could have been hotter, however you could overcome this by queuing a little longer, at the request grill. In addition to the main dinning room we tried the wok (disappointed) & the Polynesian (excellent). The entertainment was rather disappointing, although this may have been because we were late in the season, or that it was aimed at children / families. The whole resort has a strong family focus and I imagine children would be blown away by the water park, located nearest to the holiday village hotel. The Polynesia and palace are a (frequent) bus ride away from the water park. The Polynesia is roughly 3km in either direction from a main resort, although a good public bus runs every 30mins for less than 2 euro one way. Problem is the shuttle stops at 6pm so you need to walk up the hill after that. Also there is nowhere interesting to walk after dinner outside the complex. Another word of advice is to seek out alternative day tour operators, they can be half the cost of Thomson and just as reputable. The hotel has a list of its tours and we had no problems using them. In summary I would recommend this holiday, we had a great time just shop around for the right price.More

Howitster, Cumbria, United Kingdom

new year 2013

had a pleasant stay. a bit quiet at new year as all the restaraunts were not open, though the main one was ok. news years eve gala was exellent. the only downside is the distance out of town but seen as its all inclusive some people wont mind lol,would stay here again but in the summertimeMore

Robin B,

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