Travel remains something fun to do. I wouldn’t call me a travel blogger and travel fan, if I didn’t like it. Although I love – almost all aspects of traveling, accommodation and the destination are with any doubt my number 1 priority. The place varies from time to time. One time I want to go to Canada, the other time I’m just going to stay in Europe. But anyway, if we speak of accommodation, I have a preference. And that’s luxurious camping. What came in handy when I was invited a few months ago to review a campsite of Vacansoleil. Want to know more about Vacansoleil and, in particular, how camping is like with Vacansoleil? Read on!
To me, Vacansoleil is pure nostalgia, as my mum booked a trip abroad every year when I was just a child. But if you didn’t know this tour operator: Vacansoleil was founded in the Netherlands and has its headquarters in Eindhoven. The family business was established in 1969. Today it’s the market leader in camping sites/ camping holidays with more than 500 campsites throughout Europe in the pocket. It offers luxury caravans, bungalow tents, pitches, etc.
Accommodation: luxurious caravan
As a stay, we could choose between three accommodation types: a bungalow tent, a safari tent or a luxury mobile home. After long weaving and roads, we still chose the mobile home because this seemed the most convenient for four adult women. The mobile home offered to us was the Waikiki. One of the largest accommodations of Vacansoleil. If you want more details, you can continue scrolling to below.
Since I had never been to Barcelona, Spain, believe it or not, we chose a campsite close to this city. More specifically, the campsite La Torre Del Sol (more information follows in the following blog post) in Mont-Roig del Camp. The campsite was further away than expected, and we had to pay a lot of toll to get to Barcelona.
Besides this disadvantage, I found the campsite to be very nice. It was right on the beach, which why I would definitely recommend a beach walk. Even though Barcelona was an hour and a half drive from the place we stayed there were plenty of sights and nice places around the campsite. We visited Tarragona (+- 25 minutes drive), Cambrils (+- 15 minutes drive) and Miami Platja (+- 5 minutes drive).
Of course, at a campsite you always have some background music of people who talk. So we went to sleep for a night and the holidaymakers next to my mobile home were extremely loud. This has reduced the sleep comfort somewhat. Although Vacansoleil has nothing to do with it. I think they have done a lot of work in the Waikiki mobile home. There was a fly window and an eclipse curtain to bring the sleeping comfort way up again. Of the three nights we slept there, I slept well for two nights. This was a good result for me!
Stays in nature automatically means that you are dealing with insects and other animals. Yet I have not seen any insect in the mobile home, besides those annoying mosquitoes. So when I arrived in the luxury mobile home, everything was up to date: it was clean, bathroom was not detectable from previous holidaymakers and the (separate) W.C. was also very tidy cleaned.
Our Waikiki mobile home was larger than the other mobile homes. This is partly because the Waikiki mobile home is one of the largest accommodation in Vacansoleil. It had three bedrooms (one master bedroom and two rooms with two single beds), a large living space, a reasonable bathroom and a small W.C. space, which of course was a pity.
Vancansoleil has always amazed me about their kindness and enthusiasm. So I was more than happy when I discovered that the Vacansoleil receptionist was very friendly and enthusiastic. Only later I asked for batteries that weren’t traceable in the air conditioning remote control, and until the last day I didn’t get them. I didn’t really like this because it was quite hot in the mobile home.
Vacansoleil certainly made me happy. Everything counted up, it has been a super holiday. This was not just due to the sociability of such a mobile home, but also the whole campsite where Vacansoleil is part of was fun. More about the campsite, La Torre Del Sol, follows the following blog post.
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*Disclaimer: My stay was sponsored by Vacansoleil. This does not mean, however, that my opinions have been influenced. All opinions are like always mine.