For families, the search for the perfect summer destination can be daunting, particularly for those intent on satisfying the tastes of both adults and children alike – not to mention the collective pressure to land on that elusive sweet spot.
Step forward Imagine Roussillon, a beautiful family-run resort nestled in the Canet-en-Roussillon commune of southern France, just a short hop from the Spanish border and a 10-minute drive from Southern France’s pristine coastline.
Surrounded by idyllic verdant scenery, Imagine Roussillon offers the perfect mix of rustic charm together with an array of facilities guaranteed to keep guests of every age and prediliction entertained day in, day out. Add in a dash of luxury and it’s little surprise that the resort has gained an enviable reputation as one of France’s finest resorts for family holidays.
So what can guests expect? Well, along with its magical vineyard setting, perhaps the single biggest selling point is the attention to detail that has gone into every aspect of the resort.
Its six modern, design-led, self-catering apartments are equipped with all the everyday essentials for babies and children you could need, while a fun-packed programme of kids’ activities ensures there’ll be plenty of opportunities for grown-up escapism.
Trampolines, swings and a zip wire are perennial favourites, while a 4-hole putting green, boules court, table tennis and table football offer your little ones every opportunity to have fun, stay active and expend enough energy to ensure they sleep like a dream. There’s also an enclosed play park shaded by mature pine trees, where you can let the kids roam free, out of sight but giving you total peace of mind.
Yes, but what about that “grown up escapism” you mentioned, we here you ask? How about two inviting heated pools flanked by sun loungers, or a custom-designed massage space offering a range of indulgent treatments?
Or for more active pursuits, there’s a well-equipped gym and studio, while watersports enthusiasts can head to the nearby seaside resort of Canet-en-Roussillon to enjoy windsurfing, kitesurfing, kayaking, paddle boarding, jet skiing, and more.
Of an evening, kick back at the resort’s self-service bar with landscaped terrace, where you can unwind with a coffee or a glass of rosé. Evening meals are served here too – the perfect way to enjoy those balmy Mediterranean summer evenings.
Speaking of meals, Imagine Roussillon’s food and beverage offerings are equally designed with families in mind, removing the stress of cooking for kids – and yourself – that can make holidays feel too much like being at home. For three days a week, dinner (inclusive) is provided in the form of pizza or paella nights, restaurant meal deliveries, or ready meals to heat up in your apartment kitchen, while on Mondays staff are on hand to look after the kids during their dinner.
There are other bonus services included in the price of your stay too, including one night’s babysitting, one massage session, film evenings for the kids, a light snack meal on arrival, coffee and croissants each morning, and a concierge service for booking local restaurants and attractions.
So if you like the idea of a sun-kissed resort tailored to your family’s every need, with a fabulous coastal location yet surrounded by lush greenery, all overseen by a dedicated team who know exactly what it takes to create family memories that last a lifetime, Imagine Roussillon is quite simply as good as it gets.
Imagine Roussillon is the premier luxury child friendly micro resort in France. Located near exotic Perpignan, described by Salvador Dali as the Centre of the Universe. Lovingly created by Emma & Phil Davies from a former wine domaine in Roussillon, we host just 6 families per week. Imagine Roussillon offers a personal service which is hard to find in hotels or traditional self catering. Book now at www.imagineroussillon.com.