Set on the beautiful French Riviera with views out to the Mediterranean Sea, Monaco has long been seen as an enticing escape for the wealthy. One of the original road tracks for the Formula One Grand Prix, it draws thousands of tourists and residents to its bustling hub each year. Boasting Grace Kelly as a former princess, this small principality promises big dreams, and is an unforgettable place to visit.
Mild and sunny for over 300 days a year, Monaco has a very comfortable climate. Perfect for beach lounging and strolls through the city, July and August are its sunniest months, and with luxury yachts sailing in and out of the harbour, bright casino lights and the most exquisite spas, there’s never a bad time to frequent this luxury spot.
With fourteen luxury hotels, you’re spoilt for choice when choosing where to rest your head. From the legendary grandeur of the Hotel de Paris Monte Carlo to the Monte Carlo Beach Hotel, nestled in a sheltered bay, there’s a five star hotel for every taste and desire.
What’s there to do
Far more than just a playground for the rich and famous, Monaco boasts beautiful exotic gardens, beaches, museums and historic cities with winding alleyways, ancient palaces and picturesque squares.
However if you’re there to soak in the luxury rather than the historic, Monaco is the place to be. The international capital of luxury, you’ll find no fewer than eight grand shopping locations. The Monte-Carlo «Carré d’Or» with its Hermes, Louis Vuitton and Chanel boutiques (to name but a few) just drips luxury, and La Condamine, the Port and its many boutiques offers a peaceful place to shop.
If you want to travel further afield, Monaco is perfectly located for journeys to the Cote d’Azur and the Italian Riviera.
And surely, a trip to Monaco can’t be without a visit to the most beautiful casinos in the world. Soak in the excitement and thrill in the unique Casino de Monte-Carlo with gorgeous stained glass windows and stunning sculpture and artwork.
But if gambling’s not your thing, even as a spectator, the Monaco night life is still buzzing with excitement. Lounge bars and pubs for relaxed socialising, clubs for dancing until sunrise and amazing cabaret shows to delight – there’s something for everyone.
Royals, ‘rev-heads’ and rock stars count themselves residents of this plush principality. Bono, Ringo Starr, Lewis Hamilton, Jenson Button and David Coulthard all consider Monaco their home, while Leo DiCaprio, Jay Z and Rihanna regularly moor their yachts here for a few nights of fun.
Tempted to rub shoulders with the rich and famous? Monaco is the epitome of a luxury getaway – see you there…!