Many of you who visit the naturist resort at Cap d’Agde are single travellers and there are a number of questions that get asked, so I will attempt to answer some of the common questions, below.
In one simple word, yes. One of the special things about this resort in fact, is that it is one holiday location which acts perfectly as a location for everyone of every taste and traveller type. Whilst couples and groups do account for the majority of visitors, a decent percentage of those who choose to spend time in the resort, are single travellers.
In terms of access and being a single visitor, there is really no difference between visiting as one person or travelling in a large group. The only difference, and which I discuss below, are issues such as suitable accommodation and the issue of meeting others.
The truth though is that the majority of single visitors to the resort are male. Single female travellers to the resort are rare and, for this reason, if you are looking to meet a woman at the resort as a single visitor, it will be very difficult. If, on the other hand, you are a female, you will have plenty of opportunities to meet male partners.
The beach is a great place to meet others, whether you are single or not, and the one place to head to is just past the halfway point of the beach, to where you will very quickly see crowds of people and lots going on. There is usually an ice-cream seller placed in this location.
How easy it is to hook up and meet others very much depends on how social you are in reality. You can post a message, for example on a site such as the Cap d’Agde Yahoo Group (5000 members), and arrange to meet others in a bar such as Johnny Wokkers pub (end of Port Nature building) or you might just be the type of visitor who can be in a queue at the bakery and you seem to have a knack for immediately getting in conversation with people.
As a single lady, you will draw a lot of attention from the males at the resort and this would in reality probably be too much attention for most women. It is probably fair to say that most women who visit the resort will feel more comfortable visiting with friends.
Accommodation is the biggest issue you will face as a single person arriving at the resort. Most of the accommodation options are aimed at multiple people, but you do have several options.
The cheapest way to stay here is by renting a camp spot and using a tent (and car if you have one). There are a number of quite small apartments though and these, whilst not cheap, are also a viable option.
Sharing – Another common option is to head to the Yahoo Group and try and organise to share with others who have a spare room or bed in their accommodation. This is certainly a possibility and a great way to meet others and to cut costs as the same time.
Hotels – You can get a 2 person aparthotel room at Natureva Spa in peak season for around £120 (click here to book and see available dates). Although not the cheapest option, the aparthotel is a close walk to the beach and the naturist shopping centre and close also to the bars. This is a good option.
To enter some areas such as bubbles parties, you can only enter as a mixed couple unfortunately, i.e. as a man and a woman. Despite the difficulty of finding a partner to attend the bubbles parties with, you will have access to just about every other part of the resort. Many of the nightclubs do allow in single men, but there tends to be an extra surcharge. There is one sauna which is couples only but, in general, there is more than enough to experience as a single visitor to the resort.
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