Most popular Villas in Ile de Re
Highlights in Ile de Re
- Fine dining
- Outdoor sports and activities
- Clean beaches
- Abbaye des Châteliers
Most popular amenities for Villas in Ile de Re
Villas in Ile-de-Re-France
No matter where you fancy staying on the Ile-de-Re, there is a wonderful holiday villa waiting for you. Why not rent a villa in the port village of Saint Martin de Re on the north coast, or the tip of the island, near the beautiful natural reserve of Lilleau. For those with young children, consider renting a villa in the region to the south coast with its gorgeous beaches and pristine sand, or if it’s history you enjoy, opt for the oldest town on Ile-de-Re, the charming La Flotte.Holiday villas to suit every traveller
Holiday villas on Ile-de-Rey are spacious, and often include well-kept gardens and expansive outdoor areas. A few have their own outdoor spa/hot tub, for a relaxing soak after a hard day of sightseeing, and some even have a private swimming pool. Don’t worry if you are travelling with your dog as there are a number of holiday villas which welcome pets.
Travellers and activities
The safe, family-friendly beaches replete with soft golden sand are bound to be an integral part of your trip to Ile-de-Re. One of the finest is Plage Gros Jonc, with miles of sand and a gentle slope into the sea, making it perfect for children of all ages. For watersports lovers, paddleboarding, windsurfing and kayaking are all popular here, and when the waves allow, the surfers come out in force.Ile-de-Re for outdoors enthusiasts
Lovers of the outdoors can choose from a wide range of sports and activities on the Ile-de-Re. Go horseriding across the sandy dunes, or charter a yacht to experience the power of the Atlantic wind and the waves. With miles of cycle paths, Ile-de-Re is perfect for a cycling holiday, with paths that are suitable for beginners or young children as well as advanced riders. Looking for something a bit more placid? Why not join one of the Yoga on the Beach groups for a more gentle start to the day?Ile-de-Re for foodies
Despite its small size, Ile-de Re boasts its own Michelin star restaurant. Le Pousse-Pied is reliably excellent, with truly outstanding food and wine. But you don’t need to reach for the stars to experience a superb meal on Ile-de-Re. Highly rated and popular culinary experiences can be found at L'Ile sous le Vent in the south of the island, Les Viviers en Re to the east and the particularly delightful L’Escale, a French seafood restaurant on the south-west side.
The Ile-de-Re was the first French island to be given the prestigious French award, ‘Pays d’art et d’histoire’ (Region of art and history).
Top 7 travel tips in Ile-de-Re
Built in 1156 by Cistercian Monks, the ruins of the Abbey are one of the most striking in France. Free to visit, this is a unique opportunity to get an insight into what was once a grand and imposing structure.2. Learn the history of Ile-de-Re
This lovely island has a fascinating history, and you can learn all about it at the Musee de Platin. Discover life as it was many hundreds of years ago with this hands-on, interactive exhibition which is enjoyed by children and adults alike.3. Take a trip to the movies
La Maline cinema, towards the north of Ile-de-Re, is where to head if you fancy a film, but also make sure to check out their live theatre and music performances at the same venue.4. Rent a Penny-Farthing
Explore the island the old fashioned way, on a Penny-Farthing bicycle, available to rent from Saint-Martin-de-Re in the North of Ile-de-Re. Are you brave enough?!5. Be transported around the island in a Tuk-Tuk!
If you’re up for a truly unique experience, then this will be right up your alley – an electric 6-seater Tuk-Tuk, with a driver, to chauffeur you wherever you want in privacy and peace. Your driver will tell you all about the sights you pass, and, you can hop on and off wherever it takes your fancy!6. Discover the island’s salt-pond fish farms
La Ferme des Baleines is an open-to-the-public farm, producing seafood, fish and samphire in the naturally protected salt ponds in Saint-Clément-des-Baleines. Find out how these specialist products are farmed and learn more about the natural environment that the farm works in.7. Sweet toothed visitors stop here!
Les Confitures du Clocher have been making artisan jellies, jams and sweets for 25 years on the Ile-de-Re. The factory still grows much of the fruit which is used in the making of these award-winning treats, and you can take a tour round the facility and try out its most toothsome delicacies!