When you drive onto the island of Goeree-Overflakkee, the holiday feeling immediately comes to the fore. During this time we long for a holiday in our own country and at Oasis Punt-West you have come to the right place. The beautiful hotel studios and beach villas are located in the middle of the De Punt nature reserve and on the Grevelingenmeer, guaranteeing you space, tranquility and luxury.
That feeling of tranquility immediately comes up when you enter Oasis Punt-West. You walk across a bridge to an artificial island where you will find the reception, hotel studios and a number of beach villas. You really end up in an oasis of peace.
To start the day
We spend the night in the hotel studio with a view of the largest saltwater lake in Europe, the Grevelingenmeer. When the sun rises in the morning and shines on the resort, you know it’s going to be a beautiful day. Jump under the wonderful rain shower, change your clothes and enjoy a richly filled breakfast basket from Brasserie Zeven. Nothing is missing in this basket, from fresh orange juice to milk, from boiled eggs to all kinds of spreads, from chocolate rolls to yogurt, granola and fresh fruit. Everything has been thought of: the morning is off to a good start.
Hiking in the area
In the neighborhood there are plenty of options for a nice morning walk. You can walk directly from the resort into De Punt nature reserve. A beautiful dune area of 150 hectares of nature with a diversity of flora. It is also a beautiful area for birdwatchers, because birds come here to drink, breed and feed. You will also find a viewpoint at the resort.
One of the routes through De Punt nature reserve is the historic bunker route. For months, volunteers dug up the bunkers that lay under the dune. These bunkers were built by the Germans in World War II to defend Goeree-Overflakkee against an invasion from overseas. Now you will find a route of one kilometer along fifteen different bunkers here. They all have their own function and you will find an information board with the story about this at every bunker. In the meantime, you can have a nice view over Ouddorp at the highest point. In the area you have many more hiking routes, including Volgerland and de Kwade Hoek.
Ouddorp and surroundings
The great thing about the island of Goeree-Overflakkee is that you can be everywhere in no time. In less than five minutes you are from the resort at goat farm De Mèkkerstee, a perfect stop if you are on a mini vacation with the family. It is an organic goat farm with more than 650 goats. They are milked every day at half past three, you can be there. There is also a real delivery room for lambs and there is even a special cuddle corner for visitors where children can cuddle with the animals.
After a stop at De Mèkkerstee we continue to the center of Ouddorp. First you come across the Westhoofd, the lighthouse of 52 meters high that can also be climbed. Then you drive to the cozy village where you can find everything you are looking for in a center. From cozy boutique shops to the local fishmonger, but also plenty of eateries where you can relax on the terrace.
On or in the water
Of course there is much more to do on and around the island. For example, there is plenty to do around the Grevelingenmeer for young and old. For example, there are thousands of seals in the Netherlands and you can spot a number with a sturdy RIB boat during a seal safari on the lake. Would you rather get into the water yourself? Then you can swim, dive or windsurf. But also boating, kayaking or paddleboarding is possible!
Back to the oasis of peace
After an (active) day on the island, you will come home wonderfully. In both a beach villa and hotel studio you can completely relax and enjoy the silence and space. At the end of the afternoon, pour a nice drink and go out on your private veranda. You don’t have to look far for a delicious dinner, because Brasserie Zeven is located on the resort.
On the Grevelingenmeer is the restaurant where you can culinary surprise and pamper yourself by the French-Asian Cuisine. Currently you can enjoy this on the terrace or you can pick it up to eat in your own villa or studio. For example, we ordered delicious sushi, the tastiest sushi in the area. In the summer months you can also relax at Beachclub Zeven with a view of the lake with a favorite cocktail in hand.
A little more about Oasis Punt-West
Did you know that Oasis Punt-West is a sustainable and ecologically designed resort? Due to the use of vegetable roofs and natural materials, the accommodations blend in well with the environment. Renewable energy is used and the plastic (including from the breakfast basket) is recyclable. The resort consists of hotel studios and beach villas. The studios can be found on the island and are for two people. You can also reserve two studios with one connected byso you can stay there with a family of four. But with four people you can of course also rent a luxury beach villa, just like for six people. The villas are not far from each other, but have enough privacy. They all have a modern and stylish interior and are fully equipped. More information or book yourself? Here you will find all the information.