If you are looking for somewhere to spend a family holiday, the Sandy Beach is the place for you! This is a real little paradise for little ones. They will be spoilt at the children's club, due to a huge playground featuring large slides. They also have their own swimming pool. But be careful not to lose sight of them, as the hotel covers a huge area. The Sandy Beach is a proper village.
The Sandy Beach is located in the south of the island, on the west coast, between Georgios and Issos beaches. The town of Corfu and its airport are 22 mi away. It takes around forty-five minutes each way to get there. However, if you want to go to the town centre, watch out for the peak times when there are often traffic jams.
If you would like to go to Corfu, the hotel provides a shuttle service to take you there. However, it does leave at 10am on the dot, so do not be late! If you would like to leave a little later, there is a bus stop a 10-minute walk from the hotel.
Water sports are provided on the beach by an independent company. These activities therefore incur an additional charge.
For your information, the hotel is open between April and October.
With a capacity for over 1,000 people, needless to say the Sandy Beach is no small, family-run establishment. The reception hall is rather characterless and the decor outdated. Outside, it is easier to get around the hotel using a golf buggy, given the size of the place. An information centre to help lost guests has even been set up in the middle of the hotel, just opposite the supermarket! The primary swimming pool is quite simply huge. An impressive number of deckchairs surround the pool, all lined up next to each other. It is difficult to escape this context. The well maintained garden then leads to the second swimming pool. The loungers are a little more spaced out here, but don't expect it to be peaceful!
Given that the hotel operates on an all inclusive basis, you will be given a small bracelet to wear around your wrist so that you may eat and drink as you please.
The 560 bedrooms at the Sandy Beach are divided into two parts, the oldest of which is already a decade old. The most recent is unquestionably the nicest. The bedrooms are divided into various blocks, referred to by letters of the alphabet, which certainly lacks originality. Standard bedrooms provide basic comfort and are functional. They do not, however, have any characteristic decor. Outside there is a small balcony with a table and two plastic chairs. The area is large enough to include a television, a safe (payable), air-conditioning, an empty mini-bar, a hair-dryer and a direct-dial international line. The bathroom is not very big but is nonetheless rather elegant.
The are no small, welcoming restaurants here, only the main restaurant, the Zeus, which is open between 7.30am and 1am. You can always get something to eat or drink here, at any time of the day! With a capacity for 1,000 people, this place is a real beehive. The buffet tables are arranged so that guests can access them from all sides. The cuisine is primarily international, but the restaurant organises a Greek evening once a week. The internal decor is rather kitsch and features large Greek statues. The room is extremely noisy, so it is best to try and sit on the outdoor terrace that overlooks the garden. And if you are still hungry, Pizza Corner is located next to the beach and is open from lunchtime until 11pm.
The beach at the Sandy Beach is certainly one of the nicest beaches in Corfu. It is large and long and provides enough space to accommodate a large number of people. However, as this is a public place, deckchairs and parasols are not included. Hiring both of these will cost £2.60 per person per day. The beach is sandy and offers a beautiful view of the horizon. The water is clear and it is safe to swim here. This is undoubtedly the most attractive setting the hotel has to offer.
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