We booked the Protur Vista Badia Hotel in May 2015. We went for a week as when we went to Ibiza two weeks seemed far too long!
Vista Badia is a four star hotel and a Platinum hotel (i didn’t realize this until we actually got there!) it was so clean and well presented. And had a very modern feel to the reception area.
We arrived at (yawn) 3.30am to the hotel and the room was just a short walk from the reception area, we wasn’t told any details though of when Breakfast was and what time it was on until, it was given to us in a leaflet along with meeting our Thomson Rep at 10am.
The room was spotless to! it had a small kitchen area with a fridge, oven hob,microwave and a sink.There was a table with four chairs and a small living room area which had two sofas, a coffee table and a tv with a few uk channels.
The bedroom was separate and was a nice size even with a cot in. The bathroom had a shower and a bath which was a bonus with two young children.
On our first day we managed to get three sunbeds at the front of the children’s splash pool and to be honest there was only one day we were in the 2nd row. There was no arguing over who sat where and what time towels were out, Most towels were put out between 7.50-8.30 when people went for breakfast.
When we saw our Rep, he explained that there were 2 other hotels we could use the facilities one was the Safari Park hotel and the other one was the Spa hotel.Also there were 5 different restaurants we could go to for our evening meal BUT booking was limited and the restaurants spaces were divided between Badia and the Safari hotel which in total was over 2,400 guests. We luckily managed to visit three of them. There was also a petting zoo and water park attached to both of the hotels too, along with a mini golf course. During our week stay we saw our rep max three times!
We didn’t visit the Spa hotel but we did visit the Safari hotel and it was very modern and clean as well. The only down side was that it was packed it had over 2,000 guests but most of the facilities were in this hotel along with some of the restaurants.
We visited the Safari Zoo and the Marineland (more on that later), but mostly we spent the time around the pool, visiting the beach and walking around the area.
Around the hotel there were a few car hire places, lots of shops selling holiday souvenirs and lots of pubs and restaurants. Sa Coma is a purpose built resort which was built back in the 1980’s. Cala Millor and Porto Cristo are just up the road where you can hop on to a little train which costs around four euros per adult and two fifty euros for children, return. Or you can hop on the local bus, or get a taxi. There are also locals offering horse and Cart rides up to Sa coma Castle.
There are a few street sellers, who do the braiding of hair and temporary tattoos but they aren’t in your face asking you to buy all the time which is lovely.
The beach is at the end of the shops and its actually dare I say very buggy and wheelchair friendly. There are wooden walking paths dotted along the beach and they do get you fairly close to the sea’s edge, you do have to drag the buggy slightly to get to a spot but I promise its very easy to get down as far as you can.
Back in the hotel you need your door card key to get back into the back door exit and entry. I think this is a great idea as it stops people getting in to the hotel who shouldn’t. The pools where lovely and clean too! There were two main places to eat during the day (lunch) they served food from 1pm until 3pm in the restaurant area and pool bar. The pool bar was quick food like hot dogs, burgers and pizza , where the main restaurant was rice and pasta dishes with a choice of meat, salad and cold meats. The food however was nice BUT it wasn’t hot, if you wanted hot food you would of had to go to one of the restaurants which you had to pre-book the choices where Asian, India, Italian, Greek and Country grill which was burgers, ribs etc.
The staff however couldn’t do enough for you all very helpful and there English is very good. There is also a English receptionist, who works most afternoons too.
The children’s club was very good it ran everyday except on Sunday’s and they do a varied program of art,games, water games and face painting. And run from 11am until 4.30pm!
The evening entertainment was varied also, and very good they certainly got the audiences attention. The evening entertainment kicked of with Mini disco from 8.30 until 9.15 Then family entertainment from 9.30 until around 11pm.
Would I go back? Yes I would, but I would either go half board or self catering… Why? Because the staff, the hotel where lovely and I wouldn’t want to go all inclusive to be eating cold food.
Out of 10 I would give the hotel 9/10
Disclaimer: I was not paid for this review or approached by Thomson to do this. The words are all my own words and views.