Our Mark Warner Holiday at Perdepera Beach Resort, Sardinia part 1

Our Mark Warner Holiday at Perdepera Beach Resort, Sardinia part 1

It’s been quite a while since I last ventured out of the country, with one thing and another family holidays have been taken on uk turf, but this year was going to be different, this year was going to be the year of the foreign holiday! There was just one problem. After an awful experience on a package holiday many moons ago, I’d been put off big time. I needed a break which guaranteed quality, offered activities for everyone and wasn’t too far to travel with a toddler. And the Mark Warner Perdepera Beach Resort  in Sardinia seemed to tick all those boxes.

With its mountain back drop and sandy shores, Perdepera Beach resort is compact and on a slightly smaller scale than other Mark Warner sites (so my fellow guests who have stayed at other resorts informed me.) Travelling from Heathrow, it’s only a 2 hour flight followed by a 2 hour transfer (with comfort stop luckily!)
Set with direct access to the beach, ‘friendly’ and ‘relaxed’ were some of the hit words which myself and fellow guests used to describe it. Full board dining was included in our package which included a buffet style breakfast, lunch and dinner all taken in the restaurant overlooking the pool.

The main pool, restaurant area at Perdepera Beach resort, Sardinia

The small nature of the site meant you quickly got to know the fellow guests which was a huge bonus, I’ve never been on such a friendly holiday! There were a few families who kept themselves to themselves, so you’re not on each other toes, but I loved the fact that you could chat and just generally have a giggle. We may have been lucky holidaying with such a friendly, like minded bunch of people. It tends to attract families looking to take advantage of the excellent sailing conditions, mountain biking and hassle free family breaks.


All meals are taken in the restaurant on a full board basis.  Breakfast consisted of fruit juice croissants, toast, fruit, cheese, cakes, cereals as well as your usual cooked breakfast. Worth noting that tea and coffee are only served in the morning although you can buy it at the bar when the restaurant is closed and there’s no facilities in the rooms. Caraffs of red, white and rose wine, sparkling and still water were also available.

The restaurant area at Perdepera Beach resort
We got to sample many Sardinian recipes during lunch and dinner, with salads, hot & cold meats, cheeses, cakes, desserts, fruit, pasta, bread and chips on the offering. While it wasn’t al la carte, it was fine. My own personal fave had to be the huge chargrilled prawns which I along with the table of new friends we dined with on our last night couldn’t get enough of, I’m talking platefulls!

As for the toddler and teenager, I don’t think I have honestly seen them eat so much. This is where buffet dining comes into it’s own! While they tended to avoid the more local dishes, pasta, fruit and salad were reloaded many times with ice-cream top ups coming from the bar, the prices were comparative to back here in England which was nice to see they weren’t taking advantage of a captive audience!

The main pool, restaurant area at Perdepera Beach resort, Sardinia

A big pat on the back went to the early dining option for kids in the resort with the restaurant opening at 5.30 until 6.15 and serving much more child friendly meals of pasta, hot dogs, chips, salad, desserts and juice. This meant we had time to go back, shower and get ready and back out again to book the younger guests into evening childcare at 7.30pm allowing the adults relaxed dining while they watched a movie before being settled into sleep pods and sleeping bags by the British qualified nannies until they were collected at 9.30pm (Mark Warner info sheets stated the evening childcare ending at 10.30pm but most were picked up before then.)

Which leads me seamlessly on to my highlight of our Mark Warner holiday to Perdepera Beach Resort , the kids clubs. I’ve never used childcare or kids clubs on holiday before but with so many activities on the offering, it gave us the perfect chance to try some out. I’ll share the kids club and activities in a separate post, there’s waaaaaaaay too much to write in one sitting!

the beach at Mark Warner Perdepera Beach resort, Sardinia

Complex wise, the accommodation is set in singular blocks of apartments looking more like a quaint Sardinian village than a holiday complex. Painted in blues and terracotta, even a stroll around is a treat for the eyes. And with it being on the smaller side, you’re only minutes from the pool, reception and beach. Each one has it’s own covered patio with seating, table and clothes drier and designed so they aren’t overlooked.

I’d describe the rooms as more traditional than modern, with dark wood furniture, a small kitchen and bathroom with shower, large sink and (well lit) mirror and bidet. I’m fussy about my showers and ours was perfect with a good, clean and maintained shower cubicle ample enough for any sized person (or an adult with a toddler sitting on the floor as my son liked to do!) I did meet another guest who had a more modern shower and TV so I guess some rooms had been upgraded recently?

We had a mezzanine style house style. The front door opened in a small kitchenette area with a stocked mini fridge, sink, small hob and cupboards which you walked through to an area with 2 single beds, which could be used as sofas due to the padded back rests, chest of drawers and TV. As well as patio doors onto the private, outside seating area.

You accessed the other room up a flight of stairs within the downstairs room up to an open area with a double bed, wardrobe and chest of drawers. With it being open plan you can hear everything downstairs so there’s no worry about not hearing younger kids waking in the night.
To be honest, we only used our room as a base and the TV was switched on once for 10 minutes. With so much to do, other than sitting out on the patio after our evening meal chatting about our day, it was purely a case of, sleep, wash, get ready and out!

As mentioned earlier, this is only part 1 of our amazing holiday with Mark Warner to the Perdepera Beach Resort in Sardinia. Part 2 is all about the facilities and kids clubs available there.

Disclaimer

We received a discount on our Mark Warner holiday in return for sharing our honest thoughts on our stay. As always all photos and words are entirely my own unless otherwise stated. 

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15 Comments

  1. 6th June 2017 / 9:51 am

    Sardinia looks beautiful and sounds like a fab place to take the family!

  2. 6th June 2017 / 12:00 pm

    I’ve always wanted to go to Sardinia and what a gorgeous resort and getaway this looks you lucky thing!

  3. 6th June 2017 / 3:23 pm

    What a lovely resort. I would love to get away somewhere nice and warm. It has been years since we last went abroad. Lovely pictures.

  4. 6th June 2017 / 4:24 pm

    What a lovely looking resort your photos are gorgeous. It’s great that it Is family friendly.

  5. 6th June 2017 / 4:54 pm

    I heard a lot about Sardinia a lot but it still
    Didnt reach the top of our holiday spots to visit, but reading your post makes me think may be I should move it to the top few!? Lovely resort and I especially loved the last picture – quite impressive

  6. Katy
    6th June 2017 / 5:32 pm

    Drop in finishes at 10:30?! When I worked there 2 years ago it finished at 11! And I know exactly where your room was if that picture is it hehe

    • 6th June 2017 / 9:31 pm

      I thought 9.30 was cutting it fine for a relaxed meal, It was one of the other parents who told me it was 9.30pm, they’re all asleep anyway by then so I’m sure an extra hour wouldn’t have hurt! Must have been an awesome place to work, they staff team seem really close.

  7. 6th June 2017 / 6:11 pm

    This looks like such a fantastic holiday! We have just come back from the Mark Warner Levante resort and loved it! Xx

    • 6th June 2017 / 9:33 pm

      That resort looks stunning, I’ve been looking at the brochure wondering where to go next. I loved your Instagram shots btw x

  8. 7th June 2017 / 2:33 pm

    This places looks amazing, I have heard loads of great things about Mark Warner, will have to check it out.

  9. 7th June 2017 / 6:28 pm

    What a beautiful place to visit, looks perfect for a family get away. We’re hoping to get away abroad this year too

  10. 8th June 2017 / 6:27 am

    Looks like a wonderful holiday. I’ve been to Sardinia once and it was beautiful.

  11. 8th June 2017 / 9:21 pm

    I’ve always wondered what Mark Warner holiday were like, they sound really nice and where you went looks SO lovely.

  12. Musings of a tired mummy...zzz...
    8th June 2017 / 10:14 pm

    Sounds like you had an amazing time. Love that you all formed friendships within the group, and the early meals for kids sounds perfect

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