Holidays abroad may be a bit hit and miss at the moment, but if you take a staycation with MDL Marinas at one of its ‘Green List’ holiday destinations you will be on to a winner.
First on the list is Mercury Yacht Harbour and Holiday Park. Having recently welcomed a new floating marine lodge, it has doubled its complement of these beautifully crafted self-contained cabin berths.
Fully equipped for up to four guests, with an open-air seated decking area created around the entrance affording spectacular views of the River Hamble, the marine lodges are an ideal staycation location for families and groups of friends wanting to enjoy a slice of riverside life.
This tranquil location also boasts four and six-berth luxury, land-based holiday accommodation. These 15 self-catering holiday homes are available all year round, with campsite and touring facilities also open from March to October.
“Mercury Yacht Harbour and Holiday Park really is a great destination for a staycation,” said marina manager, Simon Cothill. “There is just so much to do.
“At the marina itself you can go on sailing courses and take paddle boarding trips with the team at Wesup, while our riverside location lends itself to amazing walks and cycle rides through Hamble common and copse and along the coastal path, taking in views of Southampton water. We are also only a 20-minute walk from picturesque Hamble Village and its independent shops and variety of restaurants.”
The holiday park and marine lodges can be booked via Hoseasons.co.uk and prices start from £325 per week.
Next on the list is Woolverstone Marina and Lodge Park, nestled in 22 acres of beautiful woodland beside the River Orwell in Suffolk.
This award-winning, family friendly retreat has a range of different style lodges accommodating up to eight, all designed to give a sense of space and seclusion.
Woolverstone Marina and Lodge Park manager, Kelly Sharman said: “Our luxury lodges bring you closer to nature, with multiple walking and cycling routes within easy reach.
“It is the perfect place to escape for a well-deserved break with the family. The county town of Ipswich, its busy shops and bustling nightlife is just a short drive away or you can watch the wildlife go by on your private deck, or kick back after the day’s excursions relaxing under the stars. There really is something for everyone.”
The lodge park accommodation can be booked via Hoseasons.co.uk and prices start from £77 per night with a minimum of a two-night booking.
Last but not least, there is MDL’s marinas themselves. Through its Otium Rewards programme, MDL berth holders and visitors have access to its 18 UK marina destinations, at a reduced cost or for free.
MDL’s unique loyalty programme offers all its customers, whether visitors, monthly or annual berth holders, the chance to generate points from purchasing MDL services.
These points can then be spent on other MDL services, including berthing and overnight stays at any of its extensive network of idyllic waterside staycation locations. A perfect way to enjoy a break and explore somewhere new with family and friends, without the need to venture abroad.