Club Monte Anfi, Gran Canaria
Example Booking: 54,000 eXpectations points, 7-nights, June 2017, 2-bed, sleeps 6
RCI’s website advertised in November 2016, a great opportunity to stay at the stylish Club Monte Anfi from 31st May – 7th June 2017, in a superb two-bedroom apartment, sleeping up to 6 guests. This fantastic holiday offer would have cost eXpectations members only 54,000 points.
A slice of paradise awaits at Club Monte Anfi situated in the south of the island near the pretty fishing town of Arguineguin and approximately 45km, or around 30/40 mins, from Gran Canaria (Las Palmas) Airport.
Gran Canaria is Spain’s third largest island situated in the sun-drenched Canaries, attracting visitors all year round. Come and discover its diverse beauty of rugged volcanic mountains, white sand and black lava beaches alongside traditional, tranquil villages to modern, bustling towns.
Club Monte Anfi offers first-class accommodation, excellent facilities and great entertainment for the whole family complimented by serene views across the bay. The resort was awarded TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence (2016), with 96% of satisfied guests noting their stay as either “Excellent” or “Very Good”.
Gran Canaria, The Miniature Continent
Gran Canaria has so much to offer and features a dramatic landscape from North to South. It comes as no surprise then it is nicknamed “The Miniature Continent” as it has something for everyone.
In the North, discover the cosmopolitan capital city of Las Palmas and explore lush green forests and the Unesco Biosphere Reserve of Tamadaba Natural Park. South of the island finds rugged coastlines, glorious beaches, picturesque fishing villages and bustling towns. Head inland to explore the rural and volcanic landscapes of the central massif.
Gran Canaria is a popular destination for its year-round spring-like climate. In June, visitors can expect to enjoy plenty of sunshine and temperatures averaging 25 degrees Celsius.
RCI Gold Crown Club Monte Anfi
Club Monte Anfi is elevated cliff-side offering stunning views of the deep blue Atlantic ocean, tropical gardens, private Caribbean-style beach, and 80-berth marina.
This RCI Gold Crown awarded resort provides an excellent choice of facilities and entertainment for the whole family. Your holiday at Club Monte Anfi can be as relaxing or active as you wish. Soak up the sun around the heated pools or unwind in the Jacuzzi. Children will have fun on the waterslides and can join the Benito mini-club activities including face painting, arts and crafts. Older children and teenagers can experience canoeing, junior archery, water polo and the mini-disco.
Adults can try their hand at relaxing paddle boarding or skimming the waves on an exhilarating jet-ski and explore the underwater world aboard a diving trip. For the fitness enthusiasts or simply for fun participate in the Aqua Zumba and Agua Fitness classes held at Anfi Del Mar.
An excellent selection of International restaurants and bars for fine dining, snacks and refreshing drinks are available at Club Monte Anfi. Offering a wide range of cuisine including pasta parlours, tapas and sports bars or enjoy an “a la carte” meal with uninterrupted sea views.
Spectacular one, two and three bedroom apartments offer luxurious furnishings including fully equipped kitchens, washer/dryer machines and hot tubs for your comfort and relaxation. The elevated location of the resort affords stunning views of the sea, tropical gardens, and glistening pools. Absorb the tranquil atmosphere of the warm evenings and enjoy the incredible sunsets with a cool drink on your spacious private balconies.
Gran Canaria, a Spanish archipelago
Discover the real treasures of Gran Canaria with fascinating day trips all over the island. Beach lovers will feel in paradise with an abundance of glorious stretches of “Blue Flag” beaches to quiet coves to relax upon.
Should you wish to stay close to Club Monte Anfi then the quaint fishing town of Arguineguin is nearby where you can wander around the port and shops. Also, don’t miss the island’s largest market, held on Tuesdays. From the harbour take a ferry to the holiday resorts of Puerto Rico and Puerto de Mogan.
Take a trip to the beautiful Playa de las Canteras beach, a 3km sandy beach stretching alongside the ice-cream parlours of Las Palmas promenade. Playa de las Canteras beach was voted in Spain’s Top 10 beaches by TripAdvisor Travellers Choice (2016) for a place of relaxation, fun for the whole family and abundance of great water sports.
Approximately 15km from the resort a visit to Playa de Maspalomas is highly recommended. Experience a sensational camel ride through the sand dunes of Maspalomas, admiring the vast landscapes and impressive sandy dunes as your camel guides you through the desert.
Drive along this beautiful coastline to discover the alluring villages overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Puerto de Mogan, to the West of Anfi del Mar, is a picturesque town providing a cosmopolitan atmosphere alongside traditional Spanish charm, aptly named “Little Venice” for its winding canals. Stroll through its narrow streets to browse through the boutiques, offering exclusive handmade crafts or relax in a street cafe and watch the world pass by. Head towards the magnificent marina and chose from a wide variety of restaurants serving: fresh fish, traditional tapas and paella to International dishes.
Take a break from the tourist destinations and discover the breath-taking beauty of “Caldera de Bandama”. Trek through the 4,000-year old volcanic terrain to admire the incredible 200-metre crater and outstanding scenery. Before heading back to Club Monte Anfi, wander through the quaint village of Teror to discover the history and culture of this unspoilt village, it’s barely changed in centuries!
To highlight the great value of eXpectations Holidays we searched TripAdvisor to source an equivalent holiday and conduct a price comparison. However, when searching TripAdvisor we were presented with the message: “Our online travel partners don’t provide prices for this accommodation” (which we believe is due to the resort’s exclusivity). Club Monte Anfi is among resorts on RCI.com in which accommodation only generally becomes available to the public if an owner at such a resort places their annual allocation up for rental.
If you wish to compare the price of this holiday against alternate resorts we have outlined the cost of this RCI exchange below.
For lifetime members, the total price for this accommodation (excluding the initial purchase price of your membership / points) would come to £589. To calculate this we have included: the associated maintenance fees for 54,000 points, 1x annual membership and 1x online RCI exchange fee.
|Associated maintenance fees for 54,000 points @ £5.75 per thousand||£311|
|1 x eXpectations Annual Membership||£162|
|1 x RCI online exchange Fee||£116|
|Mandatory miscellaneous fees (e.g. tourist tax)||£0|
What’s more, we also found direct return flights from £99pp on Skyscanner.com from London Gatwick to Gran Canaria airport. In total, this makes the holiday less than £250pp (based on 4 sharing) including flights!