Villa douce beach hotel with heated outdoor pool

France

The most frequent request I get is “do you know a hotel by the beach with a pool and ideally close to pretty villages”? Villa Douce fits the above perfectly: beach hotel with heated pool? Check.
Family-friendly? Check.  No need to rent a car to go to the village? Check: they have a private shuttle in high season that take you for free to the village of Rayol-Canadel!

La Donaira Andalucia

Spain

La Donaira is an organic farm, equestrian centre and discreetly luxurious eco-retreat set high in the Serranía de Ronda, Andalucía, southern Spain.  When I discovered it, it reminded me of La Ferme du Vent in Brittany.