One of the defining features of being a single parent is that as a parent one must cover all daily responsibilities oneself. This leaves little time for the parent to relax and enjoy the children, even when on holiday. When we learned of SPOH our lives were transformed! We thought Morocco was out of this world until we went on the Fuerteventura holiday this year. The single most defining thing about the holiday and concept of SPOH is that we are ‘looked after’ from start to finish. It is exactly what the doctor ordered.From the collection at the airport to the warm Hotel reception, once we were on our way the daily worries cease to exist. Our wonderful guide Hanna was there for our guidance as well as a member of our group. Hanna helped us to bond early on in the week and brought us together for planned and unplanned activities. Having a beautiful meal prepared for you 3 times per day is a ‘Virgin’ holiday for a celebrity. How great it made us feel. I have yet to stay in a hotel which provides such a fabulous and varied cuisine as that provided by the SPOH holiday hotels. I can honestly say that my son never eats as much as he does on the SPOH holiday for this reason and also because all the children sit and eat as a big family together and wait for each other before rushing off. The adults have a special bond too as we all share the same worries and really enjoy being taken care of in this way. The adults automatically are there for each other to keep watch by the pool or where it is needed, again as one big happy family.
The holiday destinations that we have been on so far have been a little removed from the crowd and feel select and special. The destinations lack the ‘crazy’ commercialism that many holiday destinations must have. This aspect makes the locations safer, more cost effective and more naturally beautiful. The company has special relationships with local people whom we have enjoyed water sports with, trips and evening entertainment. In short the feeling experienced is one of warmth, safety and fun with SPOH. I look forward now to this feeling each year and would recommend it to others in the same situation.
Laura and son (aged 10)