Pools for grown ups
Think all Eurocamp’s pools are thrills and spills and waterslides? You’d be surprised...
There’s something about swimming outdoors in the sunlight that instantly works its stress-busting magic on us. And if that sounds like your kind of medicine too, come on in: we’ve plenty of pools designed to revive and rekindle your senses. No spraying elephants or tipping buckets to interrupt those laps. We promise.
Sure, there’s a time and a place for wild water-chutes and slippery slides (and if you’ve the time, we’ve definitely got the place) but give us the sun-warmed waters of an outdoor pool, a reviving dip in a vitality pool with soothing thermal jets, or simply a quick dip before a snooze on a sunbed...and we’re instantly in our happy place.
Here are just a few of our favourite parcs with pools that are perfect for grown ups. But it’s worth remembering that even our busiest and splashiest of splash parcs are a lot more peaceful when the kids are in school. Just saying!
France | Riviera ★★★★★
Beautifully landscaped pool complex, with an adults-only pool, surrounded by palm trees and Tiki-styled huts. Heated whirlpools, a bar terrace and spa: all clustered beneath that glorious south-of-France sun.
France | Ardèche ★★★★★
With its lovely balneo pool open to over 16s only, Les Ranchisses is a sophisticated treat of a parc. Set amongst the magnificent hills, its stunning heated pool complex is a little corner of paradise deep within the Ardèche.
Spain | Costa Brava ★★★★
Holidaying with a group of friends? There’s an excellent lagoon-shaped pool complex and spa at this terrific parc. Enjoy a dip (or a treatment) before heading off to enjoy the clubs and discos of Blanes on your doorstep!
France | Languedoc ★★★★★
This fabulous parc features a pool just for over 18s, so you can swim beneath the palm trees, find your strategically placed sunbed and enjoy the good life. And when you’re tired of that - the parc’s own beach is just a stroll away.
Spain | Costa Brava ★★★★★
Lively in high season, quieter out of it, this hilly parc finds space for a main pool complex and (our favourite) the La Bassa Pool, set amongst the pine trees and beautifully illuminated at night with a bar serving good food and cocktails.
France | Languedoc ★★★★★
With its recently extended pool area this beautiful parc is a great choice. Its pretty aquatic area, complete with heated swimming pool, whirlpool, massaging water jets and solarium ticks all the right boxes.
Austria | Near Salzburg ★★★★★
Surrounded by mountains, this sporty parc offers a brilliant indoor pool complex with a hydro massage area. For serious swimmers there are two swimming lanes 50m long where you can clock up some lengths.
France | Vendée ★★★★★
This lakeside parc does everything right. And its selection of pools is sure to keep everyone happy. You’ll love the shimmering expanse of water that leads right up to (and in to) the parc’s new wellness centre.
Netherlands | Gelderland ★★★★★
Pools are something De Twee Bruggen does very well, whatever floats your boat. But you might be drawn to its heated indoor pool for your early morning constitutional. That said, the heated outdoor pool, far away from the waterslide pool, gets our vote too.