The Île de Ré, the ideal holiday destination
Typically charming villages like Saint-Clément-des-Baleines and Le Bois-Plage-en-Ré, the salt marshes, vineyards, the ocean as far as the eye can see and gorgeous sandy beaches... the Île de Ré has all that and much, much more. With so much going for it, we’re guessing that this stunning Charente-Maritime island will soon feature among your favourite destinations for a family holiday or romantic getaway!
And the ideal base from which to explore all that the Île de Ré has to offer is your Sandaya campsite! Why? Well, it is perfectly located for a start, but it also offers all the services and amenities your family needs: comfortable mobile homes, well-equipped lodge tents, the beach nearby, children’s clubs, daytime and evening activities, and more! If you’re looking for a camping holiday, Sandaya is where it’s at!
Visit the Île de Ré with the family
It’s so easy and enjoyable to spend time on the Île de Ré with the family, because there’s simply something for everyone! Your budding young sailors will have a whale of a time as they take to the sea during a catamaran lesson or a session spent surfing the waves of the Atlantic Ocean like true pros!
Back on land, your little equestrians will enjoy horse-riding or pony trekking while the more intrepid will opt for an electric quad bike outing. Another fun and fascinating activity to try with your little ones is a beekeeping workshop, during which the clan will learn all there is to know about these sentinels of our environment.
Visit the Île de Ré as a couple
What does a romantic interlude on the Île de Ré look like? It’s hard to say as everyone will concoct their own line-up of activities to match their interests. However, one thing is sure... your programme is bound to include a cycle ride through the salt marshes! Stop (pretty much) wherever you please for a picnic and to simply enjoy the moment.
Lovers of the ocean will then pedal on down to the beach. There, enjoy a refreshing dip before you lie back and bask in the sun’s rays. Carry on the ocean theme with your pick of the many nautical activities on offer: surfing, sailing, stand-up paddling or an outing on a catamaran – there’s something for everyone, from beginners to experts! A sporty, unforgettable day – the kind you can only experience on the Île de Ré.
Camping Île de Ré: our handy tips for a successful stay
After all that effort, you deserve to indulge at the table of a local restaurant serving specialities such as oysters and Charentais wine. A mouth-watering menu!
Are you looking for an original local souvenir to take back home? Visit the Loix soap makers to pick up one (or more!) of their natural craft soaps – a joy for the senses!
If you love old stones, be sure to visit the fortifications of Saint-Martin-en-Ré, built by Vauban and included on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Get your camera ready! The alleys and narrow streets lined with hollyhocks are the ideal spot for a photo shoot with the family or your special someone. Show us your best smile!