The “Palika Lodge” estate extends over a property of 20 hectares of pine forest, adorned with two private lakes and a clear water stream, 15 km from the Atlantic (15 minutes by car) and numerous surf schools. The Moliets golf course is only 15 km away, Léon lake is 10 km away, where there is a sailing school and a few restaurants on the water’s edge.
Tents inspired by travel in India
Five lodges inspired by the hunting tents of the Maharajas, have been erected there, built in an eco-friendly way, from natural and non-chemically treated materials. The tent canvas is made from cotton, the floors from non-treated larch. They are the fruit of 15 years of travelling and exploring India and the owners’ love for this fabulous country, that they decided to share by combining it with the wild beauty of the Landes. Comfortable and spacious (between 32 and 42 sq. m.), each lodge mixes contemporary design with unusual objects.
Standing opposite the lake, the wash house, which is inspired by the traditional architecture of the Landes, houses a terrace where breakfast is served and a corridor leading to the bathrooms, 7 private spaces with a shower, washbasin and toilet. A selection of organic and ayurvedic toiletries are available for guests.
A range of services
There are numerous tailor made services (on reservation): dinner (table d’hôtes) served inLa Bergerie, massages (€65/1hr and €80/1hr 30min), yoga classes, bike rental. Some decorative pieces on show in the lodges are available in the Palika Bazaar shop in Léon or directly from the Palika Lodge.
Languages spoken: FR/GB
Prices: from €145 per night for 2 people, breakfast included, minimum 2 nights
Ardain – route de Léon
Tél. : + 33 (0)5 58 89 46 46 – +33(0)6 11 08 46 17