A well-stocked and reasonably priced village shop – and the option to pre-order grocery packs for arrival – gives those relying on self-catering little need to restock at supermarkets in the local area.
Beach football and and horse riding on the spectacular beaches of near Broad Haven on St Bride’s Bay are a must...
Bluestone makes a virtue of its soft timber based lodges, which vary is size and colour with larger two story lodges mixed in with smaller single story units to avoid too uniform a vista. Top-notch decor and high ceilings give a spacious feel and triple glazing and modern construction techniques give them an airy but cosy Scandinavian feel.
A range of dining options are available a brief stroll away from breakfast through to to dinner. Bluestone's Yard next to the Tafarn pub in the central village complex offers a range of pizza, pasta, burger and other convenient cheap eats. And going posh at the adjacent Carreg Las restaurant doesn't break the bank. Obviously more upmarket but still pleasantly unstuffy, kitchen and serving staff are keen to promote the range of locally produced lamb and beef and local fish catches ado centrepieces of a menu which could be describe as classic modern British cuisine.
A daily trip to the resort's Blue Lagoon water park will be a given for most – with its range of plumes, spa pools lazy river and wave machines plenty of fun for all. The water temperature too is remarkably pleasant, even for sections of plumes which extend outside.
Apart from at arrival and departure, guests are required to leave any cars on the edge of the village – giving it a restful, unhurried atmosphere as most visitors are happy to walk or cycle around Bluestone – though golf trolleys are available for those so inclined to tackle the slopes!
The resort boasts 238 timber lodges, opened in 2008, and the varied design, landscaping and generally faultlessly equipped accommodation still has a freshly built and uncluttered feel that makes it an excellent base to simply chill and relax.
Bird lovers will be in paradise on the island of Skomer, where thousands of feathered creatures, including puffins, migrate thousands of miles each year across oceans and continents to and from this small outcrop of south-west Wales.
Anyone with nerves of steel will love the high rope tree climbing and zip wiring of the Steep Ravine – not for the faint of heart. Bushcraft sessions are available for kids who are not yet up to speed on traditional foraging and fire making skills. “Woodland warriors” allows those kids and adults of a more military bent to hone their martial skills in laser gun battles between teams.
The beautiful town of Tenby is just a stone's throw away...
... And there’s plenty of advice on hand for those wanting to explore the exquisite local beach.
The eco-friendly design of the lodges and other resort facilities seems more than skin-deep. Rather, it seems a creditable ambition for a holiday centre to minimise its impact on a special area of conservation. The water supply to the resort is heated using an on-site biomass energy centre, which burns locally grown miscanthus and woodchips.