Leisure Experience 

The Leisure Experience offers the ultimate in indoor and outdoor pool fun and relaxation for all, featuring a 16 metre indoor pool, toddlers’ pool with water features, outdoor spa pools, Scandinavian sauna and we think the largest heated outdoor infinity pool in Scotland. The facilities are complemented by a state of the art Precor Gym, featuring a range of cardio and resistance equipment as well as free weights.


Built using glass, steel, stone and neutral tones, the facility has also been created with the environment in mind and is powered by a woodchip biomass generator.


The outdoor pools may close from time to time should the weather conditions represent Health and Safety concerns. The infinity pool edge may be lowered in periods of cold or extreme wind to ensure heat retention of the water is maximised.





  • 81sq .m outdoor heated infinity pool
  • Outdoor & indoor heated spa pools
  • Indoor leisure pool 128 sq .m
  • Children’s splash pool
  • Sauna 



  • Precor cardio equipment
  • Free weights
  • Exercise matts
  • Precor resistance equipment

Leisure Experience Access & Tariffs

Leisure Experience Tariff

Opening times - 10am-6pm (last entry 5pm for 1 hour pre booked sessions)
Shore side residents staying in Luxury Apartments, Cottages, Couple`s Retreats, Studio Apartments and Lodge Rooms enjoy complimentary use of Leisure Experience, including the Gym from midday on arrival day and up to midday on the day of departure. Water based residents berthing overnight, Tent and RV/ Motorhome residents, staying overnight are welcome to access Leisure Experience but this must be pre booked for a 1 hour session and will be chargeable.


Parent and child pool supervision ratios:


4 – 15yr - 2 kids to 1 adult

3yr and under – 1 adult to 1 child


Marina Residents/ Berth Holders, Tent and Motorhomes/RV overnight stays

Must be pre- booked - 1 hour sessions

Swimming Pool Adult 16+ years old


Concessions - 65+ years old


Swimming Pool Child 5-15 year old


Swimming Pool Child 4 and under


Gym Only 16 yrs +



Leisure Membership ***suspended currently*** 


Currently due to Covid-19 restrictions membership is suspended, 



Non resident Access -                                                                                     


Monday - Friday 10am - 6pm last entry 5pm

Saturday and Sunday 12pm, 1pm and 2pm 

                                                                                                 Normal  Rate                Less facilities rate 



Adult 16+



Concession over 65+



Child 5- 15yrs



Child 4 and under



Gym access between 9.30am - 6.30pm, last entry 5.30pm and pre booking is essential for a 1 hour session                  £5                                      N/A


Luxury Apartments, Cottages, Couple's Retreats, Studio Apartments and Lodge Rooms

Must pre-book your 1 hour pool access daily.

Midday on arrival day to midday on departure day. Normal check out times apply.

Complimentary with stay

Portavadie reserves the right to amend access timings without prior notice.
All users must have pre booked a 1 hour time slot prior to use of facilities, 

Adult/ child ratios apply - children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times in the Leisure Experience You must be 16 or over to use the Spa, 16 and 17 year olds must be accompanied by a responsible adult over the age of 18. 


Special requirements

Provisions for guests with disabilities have been made and we would be happy to discuss any special requirements. Our spa and leisure team will be pleased to offer any assistance if you have motability difficulties or other special requirements.


Additional information

Please arrive 15mins before your allocated swim time, “beach ready” swimwear under clothes to minimise use of changing facilities and to ensure you are on time to be taken to the pool area.


  1. Once checked in at reception you will wait in the café until advised to go to changing rooms,
  2. You will then que (allowing physical distancing) unless in family bubble and the leisure attendant will instruct you to shower and then taken to pool area for your swim.
  3. After your 1 hour is up you will be asked to que on the poolside instructed by leisure attendant, once the next group have been let through then you will be allowed 4 at a time to have a quick shower please note this is just to rinse off chlorine water, if you require a proper shower to wash hair then this will now need to be done in your accommodation, or if you are staying in a RV, tent or boat the facilities building will be available to have a longer shower.
  4. Please change as quick as you can and must be out of the changing room by half past the hour to allow time for sanitisation of the changing village before the next session of people arrive.
  5. Please leave your towel I the towel drop and hand your locker key back into the box provided at the reception desk on your departure.
  • All gym, poolside equipment, lockers and locker bands will be sanitised frequently and sanitiser will be available for guest use in each area.
  • We encourage guests to attend “beach ready” to minimise use of changing rooms.
  • Only the communal shower will be open for use.
  • We have put some of our gym equipment out of use to allow for safe physical distancing
  • Cleaning is our top priority but we will still continue to ask our guests to clean down any machines or equipment used before and after use to help us protect you.
  • Cleaning equipment will be provided for your use.
  • We encourage guests to wear a mask when not in swimwear.
  • We reserve the right to reduce numbers with or without notice should we have some bad weather that due to health and safety we would have to close the outdoor pools but adhere to the guidance of our main pool hall safety.
  • Capacity numbers will be reduced and booking required to ensure physical distancing
  • We encourage guests to attend “gym ready” there will currently be no use of changing rooms or showers for gym guests.
  • The café will remain shut until further notice
  • Sauna is open but with reduced numbers, max 2 people at one time or up to 6 from same family/bubble, max time 10mins to allow other guests to use within the hour session. 

opening times 


Residents, Berth Holders, Tents, Motorhomes and RV overnight stays
Everyday : 10am - 6pm
Last entry 5pm for 1 hour pool session

Pre booking is essential 

Member access ***suspended currently*** 
Currently due to Covid-19 restrictions membership is suspended,  


Public Access 

1 hour sessions available to book Monday - Friday 10am - 6pm last entry 5pm 

Saturday and Sunday - 12pm, 1pm and 2pm slots are available to book 

Gym access between 9.30am - 6.30pm, last entry 5.30pm and pre booking is essential for a 1 hour session 

Pool times must be pre-booked and slots will be limited/subject to availability. Access will be kept under review and may change or alter without prior notice. These slots can only be booked 1 day in advance

Excludes public/school holidays.



please call 01700 811075 extension 225, 9.30am - 5.30pm. If we are unable to answer please leave a message and a member of team will call you back ASAP or

Email: here for assistance and to book.


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