FERRY & CHALETS
Le Tropicana, St Jean de Monts
France > Atlantic Loire Valley > ST JEAN DE MONTS
This spacious (7 hectares) site in the heart of a pine forest is based on a pleasant tropical theme, hence the name, and has numerous exotic plants and warm coloured buildings. The nearest beach is just a 10 minute walk (600m) away via a lane and facilities include a fabulous new outdoor pool complex with amazing waterslides including a daring 'space hole'.
The beaches of St Jean de Monts which stretch for 8k are some of the finest in the Vendée where all kinds of seaside activities are available and sand yachting is particularly popular. There are also daily markets throughout the summer, a wide choice of bars & tempting restaurants, mini golf and an excellent water park 'Atlantic Toboggan'. While there is plenty to keep you busy in this great resort, the surrounding area has also much to offer. The charming port of St Gilles Croix de Vie (11k), the rugged coastline and panoramic views of Sion sur l'Océan (10k) and the Ile de Noirmoutier (25k) are all worth a visit. Other places of interest include the nearby Breton salt marshes (a paradise for nature lovers), and Vendée Miniatures (beautiful miniature villages) in Bretignolles sur Mer (22k). Further afield but worth the 90 minute drive inland is the medieval theme park Puy du Fou - a great day out for the whole family.