YOUR LUXURY GETAWAY IN FRANCE
In the land of billionaires, boats, exquisite food, blue skies and chic shopping, the Cote d’Azur is the perfect vacation spot for that extraordinary visitor who wants both the energy of city resorts, but the quiet and solitude of a private villa. Saint-Tropez is the ideal location to enjoy the best of both worlds. When in France, one must at least once visit St. Tropez.
Today Saint-Tropez, while retaining its small, fishing-village allure, has also upgraded its eco-friendly restaurants, hotels and shopping venues. There is new respect for the environment and the natural beauty of the area; as a result, a younger, hip, more discerning crowd is discovering this famous village.
If you are seeking upscale luxury in a more quiet, and private environment, here are five boutique villas, discreetly situated in unspoiled nature, offering magnificent vistas of the white sandy beaches and deep blue of the Mediterranean. We found you the best hotels in Saint Tropez.
L’HÔTEL PAVILLON DE PAMPELONNE – CÔTE D’AZUR
Located in Ramatuelle, near Saint-Tropez center, this Maison d’Hôtes offers 8 individualized rooms and suites, in a serene, and very private locale. Within walking distance to the glistening Pampelonne Beach, this property is designed with traditional French country decor, creating a family-friendly ambience – like your own private villa. Here you will experience the best that St. Tropez has to offer; combining a more laid-back and boho vibe with the nearby “tropézienne” beach clubs and designer boutiques. Guests are greeted with fresh flowers, luxurious linens, a large private pool and personalized amenities. The staff is happy to arrange golf outings, horse riding, snorkeling and gallery-visits. The Pavilion is considered one of the best luxury getaways in Saint-Tropez, where you will experience the chill, yet charming atmosphere of a relaxing, upscale villa.
HÔTEL BYBLOS PALACE – SAINT-TROPEZ
This much larger complex of terra cotta and golden houses, comprising 40 rooms and 50 suites, retains the casual, carefree luxury new visitors are seeking. Designed as its own village overlooking the Mediterranean, the Hôtel Byblos Palace is more centrally located, yet offers a quiet oasis away from the electricity of Saint Tropez. The nearby Pampelonne beach provides a refreshing, tropical ambiance. Unique to this Hotel is their amazing vegetable garden, “Le jardin de la Piboule”, from which the chef of their Alain Ducasse restaurant, Cucina Byblos, sources many of his locally-grown ingredients. There is also a poolside restaurant and a lounge bar for alternative eating options. If you are seeking restorative wellness, the Spa by Sisley will meet every health-conscious requirement. However, the world renowned nightclub, Les Caves du Roy, is where the lively action culminates, after a serene day at the beach or by the pool.
VILLA MARIE SAINT-TROPEZ
Hidden within unspoiled pine forests, the Villa Marie Saint-Tropez overlooks the Bay of Pampelonne. Showcasing their own, beautiful gardens, this is a mid-size luxury property with 45 rooms – both intimate and elegant. The grotto pool area is ideal for sunbathing and enjoying a drink from the adjacent Bar. This Villa’s design is more rustic, with antiques and colorful décor, exuding a bohemian, casual vibe. Most rooms have balconies or terraces, with breathtaking views of the region. For breakfast, a sumptuous gourmet buffet awaits on the Villa’s restaurant terrace. A day trip on a Vespa, can easily be arranged by the accommodating staff; and a specially prepared meal at the Dolce Vita restaurant, under the stars, will complete a perfect day in this luxury getaway.
HÔTEL LA BASTIDE DE SAINT-TROPEZ (Relais & Chateaux)
Situated next to the Sainte-Anne hill and chapel, in the midst of exotic plants and gorgeous gardens, La Bastide de Saint Tropez is a collection of four luxury farmhouses which surround the very majestic mansion and sparkling swimming pool. The 26 rooms are beautifully appointed – all designed to create a sense of peace and tranquility. When you are ready to experience the vibrant life of Saint-Tropez, a shuttle service is totally available to transport you to the center of the action; or to the nearby beaches; or to other local places of interest. Here you are treated with exceptional attention; a place where you can reconnect with the spirit. The gourmet restaurant, Isoletta, serves Italian/Mediterranean cuisine and sources local, organic ingredients. Le Bistr’o and the seasonal BBQ provide other eating options. And the SPA Occitane will cater to your every indulgent whim. It’s all about the soul and the spirit when you stay at this Relais & Chateaux.
Located in Ramatuelle, within the private community of Domaine del’Escalet, Villa Infinity is a private villa with 5 bedrooms – perfect for a family reunion or a special group celebration. With so many in-house amenities, including luxurious linens, and a fully-equipped, designer kitchen, you may never want to leave. However, you are very close to all that Saint-Tropez has to offer. This villa has a private pool and picturesque views of the Mediterranean; it is also in close proximity to the lovely Escalet Beach. The knowledgeable staff will arrange outside activities, from sailing lessons, tennis coaches, fitness trainers, snorkeling trips and golf outings. …Or just take a hike in the peaceful Estrel mountains. This 5-Star Villa is the ideal spot for the sophisticated traveler seeking a more casual ambiance without sacrificing service or comfort.
Choosing any of these amazing Luxury Hotels in Saint-Tropez will provide a glamorous and sophisticated experience, while at the same time offer quiet, understated and luxurious hotel amenities – and the opportunity to escape, relax, meditate and reflect.
On a 30 minute drive from St. Tropez, through the hills of the Provence, you can also find Ramatuelle. Stop here for a half day and explore the secluded French life in this Medieval town.