ClubHotel Riu Oliva Beach Resort  

This sprawling hotel is right next to an 11-kilometre sandy beach.

This tall hotel is right in the middle of Grandes Playas, Fuerteventura’s biggest sandy beach. Corralejo’s restaurants and bars are just 15 minutes away by bus – it stops just outside the gates.

The hotel has a pair of pools that both come with their own snack bars. As for dining, the Canarian and Asian restaurants are supported by weekly theme nights at the two main buffet places.

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  • 2Buildings
  • 814Rooms
  • 2Lifts
  • Floors: 2 or 7

Food & Drink

Dining options Breakfast Lunch Evening meal Drinks Snacks
All Inclusive

Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Selected local-brand alcohol, soft drinks, tea and coffee.  Snacks at set times.

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2 outdoor pools

The pool scene gets the thumbs up here. The main one comes up pretty big while the other is a curvy number surrounded by glossy palms. Not only that but there's even a whirlpool bath thrown in the scene. Heated in winter at the manager's discretion.

RiuArt atelier*

If you enjoy art then look no further. Come along to the art workshops, part of the activities programme held several times a week.

RiuFit fitness classes

Classes include aqua gym, stretching and legs-bums and tums. Times vary, just see the entertainment team for more information. They can provide a weekly programme depending on demand.

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annexe 1 bedroom family room with balcony or terrace

Located in the annexe, these comfy family rooms sleep up to four - you'll have a twin bedroom, plus a lounge with 2 extra beds. For outside space, you'll have a balcony or terrace, while inside, there's essentials like satellite TV and a mini-fridge. Air-conditioning is at the managers discretion.

annexe 2 bedroom family room with balcony or terrace

These family rooms have plenty of space, with a separate lounge area with dining table and chairs, 2 twin bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. They come complete with a balcony or terrace, plus essentials like satellite TV and a mini-fridge. Just so you know, these rooms are located in the annexe, separate to the main building and air-conditioning is at the managers discretion.

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A great place to stay

We have just returned from a weeks holiday at this hotel, we stayed in their annex building, great, we had a lounge and veranda the bedroom and bathroom was upstairs, it was cleaned daily. the food was good and especially good in the theme restaurants, there is a bar and entertainments lounge and another bar with live music, the staff were excellent all very helpful and always smiling. would definitely go again. if you are looking for a hotel located on the beach, this is the place.More

Alan P, Reading, United Kingdom

Wonderful Holiday

Hotel: Just returned from another fab stay at the olivia beach, We stayed in room 3135, which was in the Annexe,it was a 2 bedroom room with 2 twin beds,fridge,hairdryer,shower, double patio doors, room could of done with a lick of paint it was a 2 min walk to the main restaurant and a 5 min walk to the main reception, beach. Beach & Pool: I think the sun loungers should be included in the All Inclusive price, but it's not so it's 3 euros per sun lounger, most of the people and me and my friend use to go sunbathe by the sand dunes which blocks the wind and it's a sun trap and you save yourself 3 euros. Pet hate was the Germans reserving beds with there towels and not coming to use them till the afternoon. Food: Can't fault the food, something for everyone, alcoholic & soft drinks on tap, the cakes are to die for, plenty of choice for everyone, the mandarin restaurant is also a must visit you make your reservation at reception 1 day in advance. Entertainment: The only downside to the Olivia Beach is the Animation Team, For a group of supposedly entertainers to mime and use backing tracks to perform is pointless, the two outside acts that they used were Brilliant they were African Beat and a Italian magician who was mesmerising to watch, not the dross the Animation Team serve up nightly, my 4yr old could do better. Trips: We only did one trip and that was to the Music Hall Tavern which is a drag show and is just a 5 min walk from the hotel to the venue it was 44 euros each and included a 3 course meal, the food was average but the show is side splittingly funny, your drinks are free once the show is one but you have to pay for them before the show starts. Shopping: Every Friday there is a market in corralejo, you can get the no.6 bus outside the hotel which is every 30 mins or you can get a taxi which costs 5 euros, you can grab some bargains and have some banter and bartering with the stall holders, there are 2 English bars near for a bite to eat when the hotel food gets a bit repeititive Internet: there is Wi-Fi machine in reception which you buy your Wi-Fi codes the minimum is 2 euros which lasts for 1 hr or 10 euros which lasts for a week and you can log in and out the Wi-Fi is only available in reception, there are also computers and 1 euros lasts 20 mins.More

syfygirl, Liverpool, United Kingdom

Same Riu Hotels could be better

First of all let me start by saying the hotel is superb during the day, fantastic food, good drinks, wonderful staff who all have a smile on their faces, brilliant location on a fantastic beach and very clean. My problem is the entertainment at night is dire and this has been my experience at all the other Riu hotels I have visited. I booked an all inclusive hotel but ended up going out at night into Corralejo where bars had fantastic entertainment and made for a great holiday. I have now made the decision not to book another Riu hotel for this reason and will probably stop using an all inclusive hotel and book apartments or room only.More

AndyJill, Burnley, United Kingdom

Excellent position and generally good overall but beware the smokers

This hotel complex has an excellent position on the beach just outside Corralejo. We stayed during the middle two weeks of September. The complex is well run and staff are helpful and polite and is a mixture of a conventional high rise main hotel, facing the beach and sea, and a set of apartments comprising low rise buildings further from the beach. There are two focal points for the complex; one associated with the main hotel and the other set amid the apartments. There is a pool, pool bar, small shop and restaurant at each centre. The main hotel also boasts the reception, small gym, terrace/indoor bar, disco with bar, an evening entertainments lounge with a smaller bar and games rook which also hosts some entertainments in the evening. A restaurant and larger supermarket and bus stop are located about 200m from the complex. The usual sunbeds, brollies and outside tables etc are provided within the complex although sun beds and brollies on the beach cost 3 Euro per day. Lifeguards, stationed on the beach opposite and at various other places, are on duty between about 9am and 5pm, but these times may vary. We stayed in the apartments on a higher (3rd) floor and the room was large, with a lounge and bedroom. It was simply furnished but had been recently re-decorated and had a huge balcony with views over the complex to the mountains and a free safe was included. The bathroom was a reasonable size with plenty of hot water and towels. We had adequate air conditioning and a ceiling fan. Rooms were cleaned daily with fresh towels and bed linen changed every 3 or four days. The gardens were pleasant and well tended with staff working daily on the upkeep. Main meals were good quality, as mass catering goes, and available at either restaurant, plus a specialty Oriental and a Canarian restaurant, both of which needed to be pre-booked. All food was generally self service with a selection of various meat dishes, (including a daily roast and casseroles), chicken, fish, pasta, salads, various vegetables and deserts. Breakfast consisted of some hot dishes, eggs, occasionally bacon and the usual, cereal, yogurt, cheese, breads and jams. Some food was cooked directly at the serving bars and it was possible to enjoy this piping hot straight from the skillet. The two specialty restaurants served food as the name suggests. As noted by others, fresh food was sometimes added to food already in the serving dishes and thus best avoided. During the day snacks and late breakfasts were available at the snack bar near the main hotel pool area up to midday with cake, pastries and fruit available in the afternoon from the bars at both pools. At lunch time pasta, pizza, burgers, sausages, chips etc wereserved a the main pool bar. Drinks were freely available throughout the day, with alcoholic drinks being non brand, locally or Spanish produced but on the whole quite good and served in generous measures. Coca Cola and Fanta etc hot drinks, ice cream and slush drinks were either freely available.or self service. The Coffee whilst good at breakfast time was not so palatable from the machines situated around the site. One aspect which was not so agreeable was the drift of cigarette smoke in the outside areas, around both pools and then into the adjoining bars and terraces which I found quite unpleasant at times. It would be nice to have an outside area dedicated to non-smokers. It is an easy trip into Corralejo by taxi (rank outside the complex) and by bus. To walk is quite possible, but heavy going on the sand along the beach. The beach is excellent and stretched for several kilometers away from Corralejo however, the sea can be rough at times and when the red flag is flying the life guards make sure nobody goes to far out. Various trips are available, including to Lanzarote, but would suggest you avoid the "Tastes of Fuerteventura" as this mainly comprised a series of visits to various retail outlets with minuscule samples of the various products for sale and mainly toured the centre of the island. We weren't served lunch until late in the afternoon. All in all a good holiday at a reasonable price, nothing too sophisticated but ideal for relaxing. We did not experience the stomach bugs mentioned by some reviewers but were selective with what we chose at mealtimes and were careful not to let the pigeons onto our food if eating outside. It was a shame about the cigarette smoke.More

HolidayViator, North of England

3rd visit, this time as a couple.

This was my third visit. Felt slightly apprehensive as the two previous occasions were with my sister and her two young grandsons who loved the whole holiday experience. On my recommendation, my husband and I went for a September break. I have delayed my review of the Oliva Beach to allow Thomson Airlines time to reply to my complaint regarding our pre-booked seats which were already occupied when we embarked. Ten weeks on, they have not replied. Without going into details, we were left standing in the aisle without seats as the 'plane was about to depart. On complaining to a member of the cabin crew, she said that we were welcome to disembark. Has this member of staff any idea of the disruption and huge delays that would have been caused to other passengers by having to empty the baggage hold to identify our luggage? More seriously, we had been through all security checks including admission to the 'plane so we could have disembarked leaving goodness knows what in the hold. The moral of this is don't waste your money pre-booking seats. If someone else is already sitting in yours, they will not be asked to move, you will be expected to find seats wherever you can, assuming that there are seats available at all! On the hotel front, reception staff were as welcoming and helpful as ever. We had a third floor apartment (for two) in the village style annexe with 21' balcony, 2 sunloungers, table and 4 chairs plus separate living area with 2 settees, television, coffee table and full sized fridge. The living area had a large ceiling fan and there was adequate air conditioning in the bedroom. The room / apartment was cleaned to a very high standard every day and towels were changed daily, bedlinen twice a week. The restaurant in the village / annexe area was closer but we found the restaurant in the main building was quieter. Both buffet restaurants serve the same menu with an extremely wide range of dishes including a whole pasta / pizza area in addition to the meat and fish dishes. Can't understand how anyone can complain about the lack of choice. We had 2 great meals in the Oriental restaurant but wouldn't bother with the specialist Canarian restaurant unless you like rabbit and snail stew. The greatest advantage of this hotel complex is its position. It is literally on the edge of several kilometres of fine golden sand with safe swimming when the green flag is flying. However, this is the Atlantic so it is essential to follow the flag system. The hotel gardens are extensive and very well tended. There is an ongoing system of maintenance Nightlife is limited but taxi / local buses into the centre of Corralejo are extremely reasonable (unlike Italy). If you want a chance to recharge your batteries, this is the place for you. If you want discos and exciting nightlife, stay in the centre of Corraejo and take a bus / taxi out to this amazing beach location. Trips - don't bother with Flavours of Fuerteventura. This is just a sales pitch, we saw very little of the features of the island. We saw far more on the public bus to el Cotillo. Take a bus and boat trip to the volcanic island of Lobos with its dramatic landscape and lagoons. From central Corralejo you can also book a trip to Jandia.More

travellersince78, Greater Manchester

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