Schier Beach Resort is a unique project. The former hotel was entirely redesigned from inside out and reopened in mid-2013. On the inside, there is no reminder of its earlier days. Its modern and stylish design offers every comfort to make your stay as relaxing as possible, a place to forget the hustle and bustle of the daily grind. It is located 4 km from the ferry port and just 400 metres from the beach and the village, which is in the centre of the island. This is where you will find all the necessities, including restaurants and shops. The resort itself has saunas. Bicycle rental, tennis courts and an open-air swimming pool are also just a stone's throw away. With just under 1000 residents, Schiermonnikoog is the smallest of the Wadden Islands. The island is about 18 km long by 3 km wide and is known for its tranquillity, its space and its unique natural environment. A large portion of the island was declared a National Park in 1989. It is one of the most dynamic natural areas in the Netherlands, an untamed wilderness where the night sky is still free from light pollution. This is a fantastic place for hiking and cycling, an experience made even more enjoyable by the absence of cars. Various festivities are organised year-round and are for all ages. Built in the mid-1700s, the village of Schiermonnikoog is under historic preservation status thanks to its characteristic architecture. If you're looking for a holiday where you can truly unwind, you can find it less than 45 minutes by boat from Lauwersoog.