Five family days out in St Tropez

15th June, 2016
St Tropez has long been associated with glitz and glamour, meaning that a visit here is largely an adult affair. However, with the area exploding in popularity, St Tropez has also become a great place for family holidays, and families can enjoy the perfect stay in our fully-equipped luxury villas. St Tropez has a variety of days out on offer that children and adults will love – read on to read five of our recommendations.

Enjoy a wet and wild day out at Aqualand

While the temperature of the sea at St Tropez is perfect for a couple of hours’ swimming, Aqualand promises an aquatic day out with a difference. Located in Saint-Maxime, this water park has plenty to keep the kids active, including a variety of slides and pools, with the excitement level of the slides ranked from blue to black. Older children will be able to enjoy all of the slides, while there are still some fun pools for younger children and toddlers to play in too.

Visit the tempting Pirate sweet shops

Everyone loves sweets, and children will definitely not be able to resist the temptation of the treats that lie in the Pirate sweet shops. These are more than regular sweet shops, with many of the sweets closely resembling many real-life objects. Make sure you allow for plenty of time (and money) to fully take in all that the shop has to offer.

Have a snorkelling adventure at Cavalaire sur Mer

Nearby Cavalaire sur Mer is home to a calm and secluded bay, which is perfectly for a number of activities including swimming, riding in a dinghy and snorkelling. Here the water is still and crystal clear, meaning that even if you just paddle in the shallow waters, you’ll see hordes of colourful fish swimming around you. Near the rocks, you can also see the fish nibbling on the seaweed.

Explore the St Tropez Citadelle

The Citadelle is one of St Tropez’s main landmarks, located just above the harbour, giving wonderful and fascinating views out over the town and the bay. You can learn more about the Citadelle inside, where there is an interesting maritime museum, while if you explore the surrounding area, you’ll also see views looking out onto several of the nearby extravagant houses. The views of the town, built with stunning sandstone, also don’t disappoint, creating a vibrant contrast with the subdued sky.

Enjoy a boat trip around the coast

What better way to explore the coastline than by boat? Take a boat or a yacht to enjoy the stunning views this area is famous for, as well as to see the hundreds of expensive yachts which are moored in the bay.

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