We stayed here for two weeks on our large twin axle caravan which we were able to access the site with ok, just a little tight on the junction the the actual road for it pitch, but we managed.
The sit itself is lovely and very well kept, toilets and showers etc are immaculate and the best I've ever seen. The site has everything you could need a boulangerie, hot roasted chickens, cashpoint, hairdressers, grisery shop, fruit and veg shops, meat and cheeses shop. Fantastic.
Beach access from the site, not the greatest beach ever but serves the purpose of having a beach within walking distance, approaching the far side of the beach leads to a naturist area which may be of interest to some and certainly amusing to our children!
I don't particularly think much of Canet, but again nice to have a walk around and possibly a meal. We also have a drive down to Barcelons, just over 2 hrs away which was good.
A word of warning we were in caravans ing area pitch 66 the bird poo was horrendous our caravan and awning was caked in loads of thick purple bird poi, took forever to clean off, so be cautious about where you pitch. We had no real sun on this pitch, but it was a welcome relief from the sun.
The noise of an evening was mainly from the campsite next door but usually quietened down by about 12 which suited us as that's when we went to bed.
We didn't use the pool area much, very overcrowded and pt really much space to actually swim in the way the pools are set out. It was too busy in its design too. And much smaller than it looks online. The loungers in the water are in an adult area only too where you can have just 15 min access at certain times of the day. The water slides are only open at certain times of the day too which isn't good in our opinion.
Would we return. No, despite being a family of 6 the site itself was too big for us and we realised we never use the entertainment and don't make much use of any activities during the day like kids club etc and felt the prices very expensive for what we would utilise.
Large commercial site with direct access to beach. Large pitches with water/electric/waste on each pitch. Toilet block facilities, which were spotless at all times, were excellent, although some of the cubicles were on the small side and you have to continually press the shower button. Waterpark /supermarket/ laidry/ breadshop/ butchers/bar/restaurant (everything)on site. All staff very friendly & helpful & most spoke good English. The site is full of colourful flowers & very well looked after. Only downside I could think of is the restaurant is pricey but I cannot think how I could improve this site.
A large commercial site that has everything you could possibly need. The pitches are surprisingly large and there was water and drainage and electric on most of them.
We went out of season as it would not be for me in high summer as I can imagine it would be rammed with children and teenagers. There were a lot of people with nursery age kids during our stay but that was no problem.
The weather was brilliant while we were there so with immediate access to the nice beach and the large pool complexes we were very happy!
It has been said before that it is expensive (£60 per night in high season) quality always costs more.
Would recommend and will come back but not in July or August.
We stayed at this site for 2 weeks in August, we had a tent pitch with a sanitary unit ( shower, toilet and a hand basin with an additional sink outside for washing dishes).
On arrival at the site the staff seemed a bit abrupt and made no attempt to speak or understand our English but with our poor French we eventually got our pitch number but only after handing over a further deposit for the sanitary unit.
The pitch was a bit on the small side our outwell 6 with awning only just squeezing in on the angle and then our car was half on the road.
The site itself was totally French but that was ok all the entertainment that went on (every night but saturday) was good but all in French and very loud, the kids club was also in French and our children (3&7) had no consideration, thier was fresh bread available each morning if you order it, the pools were great and clean and there were water slides and a pirate ship for them to play on there was two large play areas one a wild west town and the other was a swing park with slides and a climbing frame and a bouncy castle that was inflated all day up till midnight.
The bars were pleasant and the restaurant good for snacks. There was a laundry that worked well but don't leave your clothes alone in the machine as they will be dumped out onto the machine when done if you are not there at the end.
Around the area there is loads, the beach is a drive of 10 mins (quite a walk if you take things with you to the beach) but there is lots of free parking, there was a funfair near by a bouncer castle area on the beach, a market that was on 3 times a week, an adventure high wire park was 20 mins away, a safari park was about 40 mins and it was spectacular, we also went to Barcelona which was about 2 hours all in all a good base for an active holiday.
The bad points the entertainment went on every night and most nights past 12 and was very loud (you didn't need to be at the entertainment to be part of it) we were about in the middle of the site and it was like being at the stage it was so loud and if you were sat at the bar it was hard to talk.
The pitches, some were a bit on the small side and maybe because of the time of year it was not possible to move to a bigger one, it's potluck as to what you get even though we told them in advance the size of the tent.
Our holiday. We had a great time in France and at this site when we say it was very French all we mean is it catered totally for the French market there was only 3 family's that we're not French and because of this (I think) there was no attempt to try and understand English and lots of shaking of heads when we spoke French but we got most things sorted in the end.
Would we go back there again? To the region yes it was great with loads to do, to the site no I think there were better in and around the region.
As with most types of holidays and reviews, you have to consider each to their own! For some people this would be their worst possible holiday - for us it was outstanding. I have never returned to a holiday destination (plenty to see in the world) but this site has me wanting to return as soon as possible. This was our first time motor-homing in France for two weeks and we
Choose La Brasilia for the second week. Stopping at an Aire on the journey to and from the Eurotunnel. This is definitely a deservedly 5* campsite - but you do pay for the privilege, as it is not cheap!
On arrival security directs you where to park as you check in at reception. Very relaxed and friendly check in. You are then escorted to your pitch by a staff member on an electric scooter - you will probably grin when you first see your pitch.
The site is huge, as is the variation in pitches but all are of a good standard. We paid for a super pitch with 10A EHU, which was a bit larger and had waste and fresh water on your own bollard on the pitch. The pitch was divided by neatly trimmed hedges. You are free to setup on your pitch any way you wish, no aligning with white pegs etc. In August the pitches can be a bit dusty so a large groundsheet(s) would be useful.
We were located in the Florida section but checked out most of the other sections - all of the blocks were of the highest standard. Extremely clean and fresh smelling, quite often decorated with flowers. Plenty of hot water at all times.
Showers, sinks and toilets were all modern and in their own separate privacy cubicles. There were sinks reserved for dish washing and even sinks reserved for hand washing clothes with an in built wash board.
It is a large site but you don't really notice how many people are there, as there is a feeling of space and not overcrowding.
All the areas are well looked after and are constantly being cleaned and pruned. The pool area was really nice, but some people may dislike the amount of strictly enforced rules - remember to pack budgy smugglers gents as shorts are not allowed in the pool! Entertainment is OK if you like that sort of thing - typical holiday club atmosphere. All the shops on site were reasonably well stocked, but you'll need to look elsewhere for bargains!
The wine shop is great for refilling your empty bottles to enjoy whilst sitting outside on a warm evening. Plenty of access to the long sandy beach from the site, where well behaved dogs are permitted. There is a very large dog walking area on the campsite with bags and bins supplied for you to pick up and dispose of your dogs presents! Most people seemed to do this.
The site is in a really good location for beach access. There is a fair walk or easy cycle to Canet Town to sample all of the facilities there - very nice ice creams, Mmmm! In peak times there is a frequent road train that takes you there and back for 3 Euros. There are two large supermarkets within an easy cycle distance so you can pick up all your essentials.
There is a friendly VET within walking distance to get your pet passport stamped and your pet checked before you return.
This is not a site for those seeking small, intermit France. It is a large very European high quality site offering premium facilities. You do not have to leave the site as everything you require is there, but there is more to be seen by stepping outside the gates. Everything from the first booking on the sites website to the final departure was easy and professional.
My only gripe - I should have stayed 2 weeks! We will be back again next year!
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