This was our second trip to a Castel site, this was far more deserving of 5 stars than our previous stay in Bidart. All in all a top site.
We liked loads, including the pitch size (see picture). We were on a premium pitch (F136) and we (2 families of 4) could easily have survived on 1 pitch. It was massive, the premium pitch came with a decent sized fridge/freezer and other bits and pieces
The pool complex was great, the slides and lazy river a big hit with our kids (4 and 6), as was their odd trip to the kids club. As mentioned by others, the on site entertainment was basic, but went down well with our youngsters. Table tennis being close to the play park worked well for the dads.
Site shop was well stocked (open all day) and for those that are price sensitive, there are 2 bid supermarkets in Marennes.
Staff (reception, info, shop, bar) were all very friendly and helpful.
Best beaches were on the south west if the island, you just needed to make sure that you got out before the traffic (manageable).
My only negatives were the showers (clean and plentiful), which had a tendency to be erratic in temperature and the pool loungers. Whilst I am pragmatic about getting loungers, you literally had "to join them" if you wanted one. That meant being there 20 mins before it opened and given that we did not spend the whole day at the pool, any PM arrival meant sitting on concrete. Quite disheartening when you see rows of unused loungers with the territorial stamp of a towel......
We had read loads about mosquito issues, our experiences were no different to any other French trip. They are there, but prevention worked fine.
I would definitely return, although the weather was shocking for our 2nd week!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The campsite Sequoia Parc is a 5 stars family campsite of 45 ha of nature and greenery in the heart of the Charente-Maritime region. In the village of Saint-Just-Luzac, it is also at only 7km from Marennes Plages and near to famous cities like La Rochelle, Saintes, Rochefort or Royan, which you will visit with pleasure. You will appreciate the climate of the region, particularly because the Charente-Maritime is the most sunny part of France, after Côte d'Azur. This year, the campsite will turn its 20 years ! You could try several activities in family in the campsite. You could, for example, appreciate our swimming pool area of 2 000 m², with 4 pools of which 3 heated, slides, river and jacuzzi. You could also do sports thanks to our tennis courts, our petanque field and multisports field (soccer, basketball, volleyball). Children will appreciate our mini-farm but also our children club which welcome for free, and during all the season kids from 4 to 12 years old. Do you want to take a stroll in family? Take the Velodyssee by bike. You will go along the Atlantic coast. Bikes can be hired at the Information Point of the campsite. You can also take a stroll by horse or poney thanks to our equestrian center. In July and August, our organizers keep surprises! Animations, competition, concerts, shows... You will have fun at campsite Séquoia Parc! If you are hungry, our restaurant, Le Carrousel, welcomes you every evening, to make you discover our regional flavor. You could also taste our snack, which proposes take-away, particularly pizzas baked in a wood-fired oven. Finally, our mini-market is at your disposal and proposes you several products for your daily purchases. All our pitches and accommodations are delimited by trees and hedges to guarantee you maximum of privacy. Our accommodations can accommodate from 4 to 7 persons. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Castel Camping Sequoia Parc Hotel Marennes