If you’re looking for family friendly accommodation in the South of France then read on for our Kon Tiki Huts review following our short visit to the beautiful St. Tropez.
It’s easy to imagine yachts, designer shops, private beaches, and exclusive bars when you think of St Tropez, but the area also has a very family friendly side.
Along the famous Pampelonne beach, you will not only find swanky beach clubs with expensive beach beds and cocktails, but you will also find the super family friendly Kon Tiki Huts holiday park.
We stayed just for one night during our recent month-long visit to the South of France but we all fell in love with it, wished we could have stayed longer, and we’re already planning our return trip for longer next year!
Kon Tiki is located on Pampelonne – a long sandy beach, and some of the huts even open out onto the sand itself! Despite being a few kilometres outside of the town of St Tropez itself, Pampelonne is considered the main beach, mainly because there are only small beaches in and near the town centre itself.
Kon Tiki is home to a variety of different size huts, which are essentially static homes that have been given a cool make over, apparently inspired by the owner’s own travels in countries such as Bora Bora.
There seems to be something for a range of budgets, from huts on the beach itself, huts overlooking a vineyard with small private pools, and then some more reasonably priced, but still swish, garden huts. Some things that all huts have in common include the fact that they are all surrounded by palm trees and golden sand giving that real beach vibe even if you are set a bit back from the beach, they all have an outside table and sun loungers, and they all have that all important air-conditioning!
We stayed in a 2 bedroom Garden Tiki Hutte Premium, which we were all super impressed with. It was clean and very modern and had some amazing touches such as a massive walk in shower and a full size fridge freezer and dishwasher.
I filmed a tour of our hut, so take a peek inside!
Places to eat on site
There is a great selection of dining options at Kon Tiki, again something to suit all budgets. Directly on the beach you will find both Tiki Club and Tiki Beach, both offering great looking food and drinks menus along with sun lounger and beach bed hire. We enjoyed the breakfast buffet on the beach front terrace at Tiki Club, with amazing views out to sea.
In the evening the Tiki Oasis offers a family friendly menu including burgers and pasta in a really fun setting with loads of cool and novelty decorations from sharks heads to mopeds! It is also located right next door to the kids arcade, trampolines and little train (read on to find out more about those!).
If you want to have a slightly more relaxed and luxurious meal then Tiki Thai sounds and looked wonderful. The spa is transformed in the evening into a restaurant with tables overlooking the pretty pool area, with white linens and lounge areas too. This will be first on my list to try out when we hopefully head back next year!
And if you would prefer to stay at your hut but can’t face cooking, you can order a pizza from Tiki Pizza and eat it out on the terrace!
Things to do: Kids
As mentioned above, around the Tiki Oasis there is the really fun Tiki Parc area for kids with an arcade, trampolines, a little train and a snack bar, all surrounded by a great walkway with water features – perfect for toddlers to have fun running up and down! Our kids (and my big kid Mr Dais Like These!) had such a fun evening here.
There is a pool, with bright and funky seating areas and great views down to the sea over the huts, and just downstairs there is a multi-sports court.
For kids aged 1 to 8 years old there is Tikid’s Land which has an indoor playroom for younger kids, inflatables outside for the older ones, and a little splash park too. Our kids were devastated when we headed here only to find it was closed for a few hours over lunch time and we needed to leave before it reopened. Definitely something for us to check out when we head back.
For older children there is a mini golf course, a bike park, laser quest in the forest, and a sports club agenda during peak times too.
Things to do: Adults
If adults can tear themselves away from the the sun loungers and cocktail menus of the beach restaurants then there is plenty on offer. At the pool there is a gym and the Tiki Spa also looked great, and could be a perfect little break for parents if their kids are booked into any of the sports clubs in high season.
There is also an activity agenda for adults too, including morning beach yoga or paddle boarding, as well as the option to book catamaran trips, jet skis, bike hire and more.
There is also a hairdresser and shops selling clothes and swimwear on site so you can treat yourself without having to even leave the park!
I think it is safe to say that we loved Kon Tiki Huts! Not only was the location brilliant, but there just seemed to be so much for families to do. It was almost torturous just staying one night, and getting a glimpse of all the things we could enjoy if we could have stayed longer.
We will definitely head back, and I will update this post to add in anything we missed the first time round!
Good to know
- If you are travelling with friends or family and you want to stay in huts next to each other, you can pay 10% of your total booking price to pick a specific hut.
- You will need a car to pop into the town of St Tropez.
- If you would prefer not to make up your own beds on arrival, make sure you have requested and paid for the bed making up service.
- There is a minimart and a boulangerie to pick up breakfast and essentials.
Have you visited Kon Tiki Huts? What did you love about it?