Sandos San Blas Nature Resort is situated on the Gulf Del Sur in the South of Tenerife and is a five star all-inclusive Hotel. When you arrive at the large reception area of the Sandos Hotel, you will find the staff are friendly and helpful. They give you all the information you will need to know about your stay.
A porter will help with your luggage to your room, and on the way there point out a few things you may find helpful to know. The porter will then take the time to show you where certain things are in the room before leaving you to unpack and settle in. The Sandos Hotel is a relatively new modern design building, and the rooms represent this unusual design with a touch of luxury. They are bright and spacious in contemporary design.
The standard of cleaning in the rooms is high. Suites are available to book as well. The bathrooms have showers and hydro massage baths, also included is an excellent range of toiletries and special soaps for you to enjoy.
The balconies have nice comfortable wicker chairs and a table. In the rooms is a safety deposit box, television, extra towels for pool use, hairdryer, and fridge. All rooms have air conditioning. A minibar pricelist is available at reception. You can phone the 24 hour reception anytime for room service. Wi Fi is available in the rooms at no extra cost, and there is free parking on site. A reservation is needed for a parking space.
There are eight swimming pools on different levels, two of the pools are heated. On the top level is an adult only pool, the lower level pools tends to be busy with families who have small children. There are plenty of sunbeds around the pools and two bars.
The bars serve alcoholic drinks, soft drinks, ice creams, and coffee as part of the all-inclusive plan. There is a drinks menu so you will know what drinks are included in the all-inclusive package, such as Gordon's Gin, and other local branded alcoholic drinks as well.
There is some entertainment put on for the children during the day, and there is a Mini Club for children from four to twelve years old, and a Mini disco every night.
Next to the Mini Club is a little shop selling sun creams and other holiday items. However Gulf Del Sur is within walking distance where there is a supermarket and a few other shops. If you want a book to read during your stay you will not have to go far to choose one as there is a library on the third floor of the main building of the Hotel.
The Hotel has a fitness centre, tennis and volleyball courts, and Kayak in the boating lake. This is supervised and you would need to book. There are weekly sports and activities, just a couple of examples are Salsa lessons, and Traditional Canarian Sport games.
If you want to go out without going through the reception area you will find a gate near the pools by the sea. There is a small beach just over the road, with a few sunbeds and coconut umbrellas to use. Then there is Gulf del Sur to look around, plus two renowned nearby golf courses. For those who want to venture out further there is a tour desk in the Hotel for booking trips, and a free shuttle bus service to Playa Las Americas. You will need to book this in advance at reception.
The Sandos Hotel is in a Nature reserve area. In some of the rooms in the hotel there are large pictures with details of what you may see around the nature reserve area. Hence this is not a busy tourist area.
The main restaurant offers all meals included in the all-inclusive package. There is another restaurant on the Sandos complex called La Proa, advanced booking is required. This restaurant faces the ocean, serving a Gourmet menu, and is not included in the all-inclusive plan.
The All-inclusive plan offers the first meal of the day which is breakfast. Brunch is from 11:00 till 12:00 with cold meats, salad, pastries, juices, tea and coffee. Lunch is at one, and afternoon tea is from 16:00 till 18:00. This is a buffet of cheese, meats, fresh bread, fruit, and cakes. There are also hot dogs, or chicken with chips. If you missed the lunch the afternoon tea will keep you going until the evening meal. The dress code for dinner is casual elegant.
After the evening meal during the summer season, you can sit outside on a large terrace and enjoy the entertainment. Out of the summer season there is a Show Hall in the main building. There are live shows every night for the whole family. The bars serve all-inclusive drinks up until 23:00 hours, after which time you have to pay full price for all drinks. The bar opening times may change subject to the season.
The Lobby Bar by the reception area has live music in the evenings, and in here you will find late night snacks from 22:30 till 23:30. Mainly this is a selection of sandwiches, which is most welcome if you have been out for the day and missed the evening meal.