The 5 best vacation villages in the Basque Country

Villages vacances Pays Basque : Les Villas Miladys

Here is our selection of the best vacation villages in the Basque Country, for a dream holiday in this beautiful region!

The Basque Country is a territory shared by France andSpain, the Atlantic Ocean and the Pyrenees. The region boasts sumptuous green landscapes and picturesque hamlets such as Aïnhoa and Espelette.

Hendaye, a charming seaside town, Biarritz, a popular seaside resort, and Bayonne, famous for its ham and ferias, are ideal summer and winter destinations.

At Generation Voyage, we’d like to introduce you to the best vacation villages in the Basque Country, so that you can easily explore the region. Then it’s up to you to choose the one that best suits your needs!

1. Anglet Club – La Chambre d’Amour

Villages vacances pays basque : La chambre d'amour

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  • Brand: Belambra
  • Destination: Anglet, Pyrénées-Atlantiques
  • Budget: €€€
  • The village’s advantages: fully pedestrianized

Located close to Biarritz and Bayonne, this establishment is one of the best vacation villages in the Basque Country. Its seafront location is ideal for exploring the region. Completely pedestrianized, it features a beautiful seawater pool and cozy accommodations with panoramic ocean views. You’ll feel right at home from the moment you arrive!

When it comes to activities, don’t worry: there’s plenty to do! Fitness, surfing, mountain biking, hiking…

Our advice? Take advantage of your stay to discover the village of Sare, one of the most beautiful in France. Its prehistoric caves are a must-see for tourists! See this vacation village

2. Villa Maldagora

La Villa Maldagora

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  • Brand: Pierre & Vacances
  • Destination: Ciboure, Pyrénées-Atlantiques
  • Budget: €€€
  • Village advantages: close to the Nivelle golf course

Welcome to Villa Maldagora, in the heart of the bay of Saint-Jean-de-Luz. Ciboure, a picturesque fishing port, is home to this superb vacation village in the Basque country. The residence’s distinctive Belle-Epoque architecture features sumptuous half-timbered walls.

We’re particularly fond of the large garden with swimming pool and solarium, essential for perfecting your tan. Once your complexion has been tanned, enjoy a refreshing cocktail at the residence bar. The comfort of the rooms is remarkable and will seduce even the most demanding among you!

You can also take advantage of your visit to try your hand at water sports, or go for a round of golf at the famous La Nivelle golf course, just a stone’s throw away. Alternatively, the little cogwheel train to La Rhune, a 905-meter-high peak, is also a must-do in summer. See this vacation village

3. Residence Mer et Golf

Villages vacances pays basque : Résidence Mer et Golf

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  • Brand: Pierre & Vacances
  • Destination: Ciboure, Pyrénées-Atlantiques
  • Budget: €€€
  • Village advantages: close to Socoa Fort

Also located in Ciboure on the bay of Saint-Jean-de-Luz, the Résidence Mer et Golf is one of the best vacation villages in the Basque Country. It’s right next to the beach adjacent to the famous Fort de Socoa, next to a cute little fishing port.

This hillside residence offers magnificent views of the bay. The tastefully decorated accommodations all include a balcony or terrace. Children will love the well-equipped playground and the huge outdoor swimming pool!

It’s easy to get to downtown Saint-Jean-de-Luz by bike, on foot or by car from this establishment. Its colorful alleyways and cheerful atmosphere have been attracting tourists for decades. We recommend that you sample the local specialties before lounging on the beautiful beaches of the Basque Coast.

You could also rent a bodyboard or take a surfing lesson. What do you say? See this vacation village

4. Bordaberry estate

Le domaine de Bordaberry

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  • Brand: Pierre & Vacances
  • Destination: Urrugne, Pyrénées-Atlantiques
  • Budget: €€€€
  • The village’s plus: a vast wooded park

Welcome to Domaine de Bordaberry in Urrugne! Situated on the Basque coast between Hendaye and Saint-Jean-de-Luz, the club is also at the center of a twelve-hectare park.

Here, sea views can be admired from inside your accommodation, nestled in cute little buildings with typical Basque architecture. There’s a lovely swimming pool open from May to September and a top-quality solarium.

For the more sporty, the tennis courts are a must, as is the fitness trail. They can also explore the sumptuous wooded park for which the estate is famous. The estate’s comfort will appeal to young and old alike!

Given the proximity of the beaches of Hendaye and Ciboure, which are among the most beautiful on the Atlantic coast, we invite you to try out the activities on offer: stand-up paddle, sailing, surfing, scuba diving… It’s up to you! See this vacation village

5. Miladys Villas

Villages vacances Pays Basque : Les Villas Miladys

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  • Brand: Odalys
  • Destination: Biarritz, Pyrénées-Atlantiques
  • Budget: €€€€
  • Village plus: the huge heated swimming pool

Villas Miladys is one of the best vacation villages in the Basque Country. Close to Biarritz, you can easily get there by renting one of the terraced accommodations. They’re fully equipped with everything you’d expect from a holiday home.

This group of villas offers luxury services less than 200 meters from the Basque coast. The staff take great care of their guests throughout their dream stay. The successful Moorish style of Villas Miladys also contributes to the charm of the place!

This residence is located just a stone’s throw from the Rocher de la Vierge in Biarritz: this rocky islet, emblematic of the seaside resort, forms an esplanade overlooking the ocean. In addition to the large heated swimming pool, you’ll also appreciate the proximity of the center of Biarritz, the golf course and the forest of Lake Moriscot. See this vacation village