Discover Benelux, Issue 39, March 2017

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Discover Benelux  |  Zeeland  |  Goeree-Overflakkee Highlights

Holland’s very own Ibiza TEXT: XANDRA BOERSMA  |  PHOTOS: PUNT-WEST

In the middle of the beautiful surroundings of Ouddorp, close to Lake Grevelingemeer, you will find Beach Resort Punt-West. This is the latest project by Oasis Parcs – known for their premium holiday homes – featuring luxurious holiday villas and studios. Beach Resort Punt-West boasts 72 villas and 20 studios to be precise. All offer a combination of home and hotel. “It’s got the privacy of a spacious home and the service and luxury of a hotel,” explains commercial manager Malou Versloot. At the centre of the park is the international beach club Werelds Aan Het Strand. Comparisons to places such as Saint Tropez, Ibiza and Dubai seem only logical. “That was actually the goal when it was built: to create accommodation like we’ve never seen it before in the Netherlands – yet to keep the personal aspect,” says Versloot. “Guests are never a number here; we always know their names and there are no standard procedures involved.” 26  |  Issue 39  |  March 2017

The result is a unique and luxurious holiday park, designed by well-known Dutch architect Matthijs Zeelenberg. The architect had not just luxury, but also the environment in mind, making everything eco-friendly. “We have green roofs and eco-friendly heating systems, and the park has its own water source. This is how we wanted to stay connected to the nature surrounding the park,” says Versloot. So nature is all around, but this is not Saint Tropez, Ibiza or Dubai; it is Holland, so it sometimes rains during the summer. And then what? “All accommodation facilities are spacious, but for the most part it’s about quality time with each other, and you don’t need good weather to enjoy that. Think about it,” Versloot invites. “Sitting in front of the pellet stove with a glass of wine, seeing the inclement weather and crashing waves outside. How cosy is that?” Moreover, there is plenty to do in the surroundings of the park.

But let us stay positive and assume that it will be sunny. You can enjoy the beach right beneath the villas and studios, but you can also visit the authentic villages of Zeeland and the different kinds of museums that are very close by. Or check out the beach lounge, restaurant and wine bar Werelds Aan Het Strand to complete that luxurious holiday.