Last week I wrote my first post about our recent family holiday to Levante Beach Resort in Rhodes with Mark Warner. I realised when we got back that I'd taken over 600 photos on my DSLR, not to mention all the video clips and iPhone photos too, so I wanted to split them across a couple of posts.
Here is the second part of our holiday...
Before we went away on our Mark Warner holiday to Rhodes in Greece, we knew that we would be staying in a beautiful location and in a stunning hotel with comfortable beds, great food and amazing service. After all, it's what we as a family look for in a holiday. But one thing we were really interested to find out more about was what Mark Warner holidays are renowned for- their sports facilities (especially water sports) and their childcare provision as these are two things we haven't experienced on any previous holidays.
We were able to try out the fantastic childcare service offered by Mark Warner. The staff are British qualified nannies and the service is absolutely fantastic. I'll talk more about the childcare in a separate post but I wanted to include some of my most favourite photos from the holiday in this post as I literally get tears in my eyes looking at them. As LO is 3, he was in the Mini Club and we put him in the afternoon sessions. I was amazed at even aged 3, he was able to get the chance to try out some watersports with his key worker Siobhan and a qualified Mark Warner instructor. Here they are on a sailing boat together. What an absolutely amazing thing to be able to experience at the age of 3.
We knew he was going to be going sailing so we went and hid on the beach and watched from afar. I was literally crying my eyes out watching him walk down to the shore with his huge lifejacket on, I felt so overcome with emotion watching my baby boy go sailing. Even now looking at these photos I can feel tears pricking at the backs of my eyes. I think it was that I knew he was a bit scared, but also that he was being really brave too, and also the fact that his key worker Siobhan was so brilliant with him.
That's our baby boy and his little friend from afternoon childcare sailing a boat! Amazing!
We ate so much food this holiday as it was so tasty. The Greek Taverna served this yummy Pork Gyros dish. We didn't spend long in Rhodes Town but LO enjoyed the change of scene and he really enjoyed having a potter around the touristy gift shops where he bought some little gifts and postcards for family.
We took one of our old cameras for LO to use as he is getting really interested in taking photos. I might make a little collage of his photos in a later post...
This little pumpkin changed so much over the course of the week. He also ate more than we did put together I think. The buffet style restaurant is great for babies and fussy toddlers though as they can try small portions of wide variety of different dishes- many more types of things than he'd get at home.
And Little L got so much more confident at going in the water over the course of the week, from really disliking it the first day to spending at least 30 minutes at a time in there by the end of the week. We took a Zoggs inflatable ring for him but we didn't need it in the end as there are so many lovely toys and floats available for you to use.
I am also going to be doing a post dedicated to a review of the hotel itself too, so keep a look out for that one, plus more photos. I've also finally made a video of our amazing week away at Levante Beach Resort if you fancy watching it...
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**Update** The link to the video was previously not working due to issues with the music so I've now updated the first song and the link should now work!**