The story of our business runs back to March 1991 when the family owned Santalahti Resort was established by two young entrepreneurs at the beginning of their twenties. The couple Katriina Halles-Markkola and Jukka Markkola started with a small camping site and a few tracks of minigolf in South Finland.
The young entrepreneurs had a vision that they have implemented and crafted into reality with great passion, long hours and a love to the work they do. Bit by bit through out the almost 30 years of operating, they have raised Santalahti Resort to the high-quality complex that it presents today. The area stands out as a place with high quality service combined to the breath taking sea view and the Santalahti Resort staff – the work family aiming at a shared goal: happy customers.
Santalahti Resort is one of the only two 5-star camping areas in South Finland and the entrepreneurs are pedantic that the same level of quality is fullfilled throughout the service offering. Today Santalahti Resort offers also high-class meeting facilities accompanied with catering and a selection of activities from hand-picked players of the region. For a good night sleep we provide different types of holiday cottages, luxury appartments and, as a new-commer, luxurious Villa Aava (01/2019) with 330m2 + 74m2 of covered glass-terrace, 10 bedrooms with their own toilet and the possibility for over 100 person events.
Together we are directing our sight towards the following 30 years and hoping to make millions of happy memories with and for our customers during the journey.
Katriina & Jukka & Staff of Santalahti Resort