If you are looking for a relaxing vacation and are willing to splurge Saint Tropez is the PERFECT destination to jet off to!
– Where to Stay:
La Reserve Ramatuelle
If you are craving both privacy and luxury, book your stay at La Reserve Ramatuelle. This gorgeous five star hotel sits high up on a hill with panoramic views of the Mediterranean. A quiet place away from Saint Tropez, the city is just a ten minute free shuttle from the hotel. All the rooms boast beautiful views of the Med, but if you want the most stunning views from your room make sure to ask to be placed in the main building.
– What to do
Visit the famous beach of Le Club 55
At Le Club 55, you will rub shoulders with the rich and famous as you lounge beachside. Make sure to make a reservation well in advance for both a beach spot and lunch (go for the earlier seating, the service at the second seating will seem like an eternity while you stare longingly at the beach). If you are looking to do a bit of beachside shopping, Le Club 55 offers the cutest beach boutique. However, don’t be fooled by the weathered driftwood facade and sand floor: all the gorgeous merchandise comes with a hefty price tag. For example, $45.00 just for sunscreen! You can read more about my day there here!
Charter a private yacht or sail boat for the day.
The crystal clear Mediterranean beckons you at every turn and there is no better way to experience and understand why people flock to the south of France than by spending a day on a boat exploring the coastline. Countless beaches are accessible by boat, but make sure to do your research before swimming up to one, as some are fully nude!
Don’t forget your wallet. Saint Tropez offers incredible shopping that ranges from incredibly high-end designers to cute boutiques. The narrow streets can quickly become crowded. If you are in need of some serious retail therapy, make sure to arrive in town right when the stores open.
One of the highlights of visiting the South of France in the summertime is getting lost amongst the endless sea of lavender and sunflowers in Provence. The rolling hills of Provence with clay-roofed villages tucked into the valleys are something that can’t be missed. You can read more in depth about what to do in a day here!
– Where to eat
Romantic: La Voile
If you are looking for a romantic dinner for two, reserve a table at La Voile at La Reserve Ramatuelle just before sunset. This Michelin starred restaurant will tantalize your taste buds with exotic flavors and gastronomical delights inspired by Mediterranean cuisine.
Set right in the heart of the bustling and flashy harbor of Saint Tropez, L’Opera is the perfect spot to see and be seen. Glossy white tables, plush white leather sofas, crystal and gold accents ooze Saint Tropez chic. You will dine on Mediterranean and Provincial inspired cuisine while being entertained by dancers who perform on tables!
Rustic Chic: La Forge
La Forge is set in the sleepy town of Ramatuelle, just a short drive from downtown Saint Tropez. This hidden gem will leave you wishing your meal would never end. The rustic Italian interior warmly welcomes you with exposed wood beams and white washed walls. Even though you are in France, you will swear you are dining in Italy. If you are feeling adventurous, ask to try the chef’s tasting menu, it is heavenly!