This year, due to the increase in flights, we decided not to be robbed and postponed the trip home to Gran Canaria in October, diverting the summer week to Cap d 'Agde, the over thirty-year destination of my transgressive holidays. I update you with respect to the last review that you can find HERE.
Before Cap we stayed 2 days at Villa Ophelia, the reference hotel of the Absolu group (link) which operates in the libertine sector.
Cap changes every year, the commercial component is now completely destroying the libertine ideal of the origins, on the other hand the village grinds millions of euros per season. What I have noticed, in this regard, is the trend towards luxury and the exponential increase in costs, which I believe are also aimed at making it an elite resort. The choice is acceptable to distract the troublesome masses but I do not know how much it can be a component of the increasingly marked aging of the village population.
The ridiculous article published in the Italian press (which referred to a small group of seasoned individual Italiots and a "salaried girl" rather than the true essence of the village, made by libertine couples) advertised just before the mass departures also put many at risk unknown journeys that the Italians said they made to Sete, Perpignan, Aix en Provence, Marseille, creating further embarrassment and difficulties for parents who told their children that they had loved the Côte d'Azur for years.
We chose the last week of August, a decision that turned out to be happy with the quality of the attendance that in the peak period of mid-August seems to have not been up to standard; we had a very good time, the apartment in Port Ambonne was excellent, safe, separate room, wi-fi and adequate size with excellent equipment (washing machine, dishwasher and kitchen ++). No relevant news on the premises, everyone was great but we particularly appreciated the Histoire d’ò sauna, which was also renovated in the part open to individuals. The really super beach, cold but not very cold water, wonderful weather every day. The only drawback, the Waiki has started to become the exclusive for which the wonderful seafood buffet at a fixed price no longer exists, a real loss. Even the shops, which once could offer something original, have heavily Chineseized in the product but not in the price.
Times have moved forward, there is no one at Melrose until 11.30 pm so finding a seat in the square is almost impossible, ditto for the Pilouterie area; Glamor works at an incessant pace with entrances even at 4 am and has opened the doors to individuals; the smaller venues also start very late. There are many apartment parties in our area almost every night.
The individual situation has become dramatic, they are an enormous mass that has also diversified with exotic Caribbean origins, in addition to the ubiquitous big bamboo; they are the real reason for the ongoing degradation imported from the Italian model that sees the individual at the center of the business, I remember when I went to Cap for the first time about 35 years ago that they didn't even know what a single was and they confused it with voyeurs .. a world that those who have lived, like me, will never forget.
The fact remains that the week in Cap for a libertine couple is a classic that cannot be renounced due to the uniqueness of the place and diversification of possible experiences, so everyone continues to go and in the end they return on average satisfied.