Kanika places a great deal of importance on the contribution their animators make towards each guest’s holiday experience. The entertainment team are encouraged by Kanika to put forward new ideas and concepts based on guest feedback in order to keep the programme – which changes every half hour and is tailored to each property individually – fresh and updated. Not an easy task, considering the staggering mix of indoor and outdoor activities including sports (darts, table tennis, zumba, beach volleyball, shuffleboard, football, archery), water activities (aqua aerobics, pool mini disco, water polo), demonstrations (cocktails, cookery, scuba diving), games and quizzes, live shows and dancing, movie nights and competitions. Although the adult and children’s entertainment programmes differ, the emphasis is on families, so many of the activities actually cater to all members of the family.
At the end of September each year, the team gets together to brainstorm ideas for the following year. It is a system that works, evident in the genuine smiles of a team who, due to the extensive animation programme set up, work long hours as a rule.