The number one glamping and camping holiday parks company in France, Sunêlia Vacances (www.sunelia.com/en), has added 3 new locations to its high-end portfolio for the 2020 season: Cap Ferret near Arcachon on the Atlantic Coast and Portiragnes on Languedoc’s Mediterranean coast in France, and at Sant Pere de Pescador on the Costa Brava (Spain). Reservations available from April to September and bookings are now open at: www.sunelia.com/en
One week stays are from €350/£300 at Sunêlia Les Embruns in Cap Ferret, from €347/£295 at Sunêlia Les Sablons in the Languedoc-Roussillon, and from €630/£535 at Sunêlia L’Amfora on the Costa Brava. Prices are based on a family of 4 sharing accommodation with 2-bedrooms, one bathroom, well-equipped kitchen/living areas and a terrace. Pitches for tents and campervans are available at Sunêlia Les Sablons from €25/£22 per pitch per night.
The new additions join Sunêlia’s varied portfolio of 30 parks in prime beach, mountain and countryside locations across France, Spain, Italy and Holland. There is something to suit every age and budget and many are as easily reached by rail or ferry and car as by air. Information about the new parks follows:
Sunêlia Les Embrues at trendy Lège-Cap-Ferret, on the bay of Arcachon, is a sandy bolthole only ¾-hour’s drive from Bordeaux airport, near the endless Atlantic beaches of Truc Vert and Grand Crohot. The park’s shady woodland setting is idyllic for families, with safe bathing in the sheltered water of the bay. A lively restaurant, bakery, boules pitch and shops give the place a villagey atmosphere, with extensive facilities including 24km of cycle paths, 4 swimming pools (one covered), a huge sports complex, mini golf and a wellness area. The kids’ and teens’ clubs (free in high season for 3 to 17 years) keep youngsters occupied with endless fun and activities throughout the day and there’s plenty more to do in the surrounding area: a covered market just 10 minutes’ walk from the site, boat trips, watersports and surfing, fishing, cycling, cultural and culinary excursions are all possible.
Don’t miss: oyster farm tours, Le Teich bird reserve, wine tastings at Bordeaux chateaux.
Sunêlia Les Sablons in Portiragnes, an easy hour’s drive from Montpellier airport, is a 5*park with direct access to sandy Mediterranean beaches between Cap d’Agde and Valras. New features for 2020 include a thrilling 500m² water zone with slides, games, simulated beaches and paddling pool, the VIParea with 23 luxury lodges, and the Charterarea where all 27 cottages have a terrace. Set in a luxuriant former vineyard and screened by flowering oleander, tamarisks and fig trees, the park is a secluded and colourful community with a bakery, bar, shops, launderette, bike hire facility, a superb Spa and a mini farm. Its 1- to 3-bedroom chalets are bookable on a full-board, ½-board or B&B basis; full English is on the menu at Le Jardin des Sablons restaurant.
Don’t miss: a Canal du Midi visit and a glass of sweet local Muscat wine – delicious with chocolate
Sunêlia L’Amfora at St Pere de Pescador, one hour north of Barcelona close to the Aiguamolls Nature Reserve and Gerona (Game of Thrones location), enjoys direct beach access on Spain’s beautiful Costa Brava – one of many features that make this 5* park ideal for families and couples alike.
This year, guests are invited to an introductory scuba diving, kite- or wind-surfing session with the on-site schools. Facilities include a huge water park with 4 themed pools, 3 kids’ play areas (kids’ and teens’ clubs included in high season), 3 dining options and a massage facility. The park is ideal for a relaxing holiday enjoying the sea and sunshine, and exploring the countryside on scenic hiking and horse-riding trails. Hides in the nature reserve guarantee flamingo and stork sightings.
Don’t miss: Dali’s house at Cadaques, the Roman ruins of Empúries, and a visit to Barcelona