This May half term we headed away to Perdepera Beach Resort which is a Mark Warner Sardinia holiday. We travelled to Perdepera from Heathrow on a chartered flight with British Airways. This was not my first Mark Warner holiday as previously Dylan, Erin and I had been to San Lucianu Resort in Corsica. However, this was the first time that Lee and Chloe had been on such a holiday.
We opted to use the lounge facilities at Heathrow and I have a review coming on this soon which was a great start to the holiday. Perdepera Beach Resort is a two-hour transfer after landing and that is a long journey. However, once we arrived we were greeted off the bus with a lovely meal whilst our cases were delivered to our rooms.
One thing to note is that Mark Warner Sardinia Perdepera Beach Resort is very rural, there is nothing we found within walking distance. Therefore if you like to explore you will need to go on their arranged excursions or hire a car. For us, this wasn’t an issue as we wanted to stay in the resort and join in with the activities anyway. However, it is worth bearing in mind if you want to see actual Sardinia!
The Accommodation at Perdepera Beach Resort
The accommodation consists of individual little villas and some two-story villas. There are some interconnecting villas and I expected one but we were not allocated interconnecting. It wasn’t an issue for us as we have older teenagers plus a 9-year-old. The teens and Erin were in their villa next door to us.
As you walk in the front door there was a sink, basic kitchen facilities and stocked mini fridge to the left. Directly to the right was a lovely bathroom complete with sink, complimentary toiletries, and shower.
Directly in front of you opened into the bedroom where we had a large room that included a double bed, single bed, large wardrobe, dresser, bedside tables. We had plenty of storage. Each room had french doors that opened onto your own little balcony/patio area with outside seating.
We loved how picturesque the accommodation at Perdepera Beach Resort was.
Activities at Mark Warner Sardinia
Mark Warner holidays are well known for their childcare and inclusive activities, it is for this reason that many chose Mark Warner holidays. On the first morning, a couple of information meetings take place where you meet the key members of staff and are informed about how to sign up for activities and told what you can expect from your holiday.
Typically you can expect organised sessions for windsurfing, sailing, mountain biking and tennis which we took full advantage of. You can also take out paddleboards, boats, kayaks, and bikes at your own leisure, which is what we tended to do.
Chloe and I enjoy watersports and therefore spent our time down at the waterfront and with help, we went out on the paddleboards. The waterfront team are simply brilliant, they help get you out on the water, pull your boards in and out leaving us with just all the fun bits of sailing!
Lee prefers staying dry and therefore chose to go out on a couple of bike rides. Again the team was great getting him sorted with bikes and encouraging him to get involved. He did a 35KM ride the one morning and found it really enjoyable. He is a fit man but not a cyclist and where others were fully kitted up in proper gear Lee rocked up in everyday shorts and t-shirt but still felt comfortable joining in.
Each day we also spent an hour on a tennis court whilst Erin was in childcare. The teenagers, Lee and I really enjoyed this each day and there are plenty of rackets and balls to use. The kids joined in with a game of social tennis each day where they played games which were for fun and at the end of the week they enjoyed the double tournament. The tennis coaches were friendly and we spoke to them a few times in the evening where they encouraged us to get involved in the organised games. Dyl especially enjoyed this and was found up on the tennis courts a few times a day!
The activities at Perdepera Beach Resort are first class and the equipment was all in the best condition. Most of it appeared brand new for this summer season.
Mark Warner Sardinia Food, Drink and Evenings
The food at Perdepera Beach Resort was fresh, plentiful and tasty. We were on a full board basis and this consisted of buffet style meals. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and juice was available at breakfast. I started the day with yogurt and muesli before having an omelette made for me by the chef. The kids enjoyed croissants, pancakes and often a full English!
Lunch offered pizza, pasta and freshly cooked meats and salads. There is wine, water and juice available.
Dinner is served from 7.30pm-9.00 again wine is included with your dinner.
After dinner we tended to sit in the bar with other families and play cards. The bar offers a wide variety of drinks including cocktails and beers. We were there in the early part of the season and many didn’t stay late, we were probably one of the latest as we left around 10.30 each night.
One tip is to buy a travel kettle and take it with you if you are big tea or coffee drinkers. We did this and it was lovely being able to have a coffee back in our room rather than constantly buying from the bar.
Overall Thoughts of Perderpera Beach Resort
We had a brilliant, relaxing week. The sun shone and we enjoyed joining in with the activities and then sitting around the pool afterward. There is a new pool this year and it seems to have been a great addition. There is an adults pool which is nice and quiet and ideal for us with teenagers whilst Erin was in childcare.
Erin had a blast in childcare and I am writing a separate post on that aspect of the holiday, so do look out for part two!
There is wifi which we were able to get around the pool and reception area. This was great for me as I did an hours work each day, checking emails etc.
If you want to know anything about the resort do drop me a message or leave a comment and I’ll do my best to answer!
Disclosure: We were given a discount on the price of the holiday in exchange for a blog post.