Visiting the French Riviera? We’ve found an idyllic modern retreat with all the fixings you come to expect from an ultra-luxe hotel.
The French Riviera is buzzing at this time of the year – and with good reason. The jetset and other high rollers come to enjoy the stunning weather, magnificent scenery, fine food and resort life that has made Cannes, Nice and Cap d’Antibes so famous. One of the best places to stay when you’re sunning yourself on glorious Cote d’Azur is Cap d’Antibes Beach Hotel, a sparkling modern retreat that offers as much glitter as the surroundings and as much glamour as its guests.
Located halfway between Nice and Cannes, Cap d’Antibes is literally in the hub of the action. And this superb boutique hotel boasts a stunning location. It’s a modern slice of luxury with minimalist lines, contemporary design features and lush gardens. Located right on a sandy beach, the hotel offers a respite from the noise and bustle, yet is close enough to be in the midst of all that’s happening. Privacy and privilege reign supreme here, and the views from each of the 22 sumptuous modern rooms and five suites are breathtaking. Décor is minimalistic but bold, with giant fish or seashells creating unexpected drama.
Wherever you are in this delightful modern hotel, it feels as if you can reach out and touch the sea. Modern comforts make guests feel coveted, and the luxury is subtle but evident in every nook and cranny. The stylish Les Pêcheurs restaurant offers gastronomic delights prepared by chef Nicolas Navarro, disciple of Alain Ducasse. If you prefer to dine more casually, then head for Le Cap, which specializes in pasta, fish and Provencal fare. The bar is also worth a visit, with its egg-shaped tables and chairs.
If you decide to forgo the delights and entertainment offered on the Riviera and just succumb to the pampering at the hotel, there’s more than enough to keep you busy. There’s a wellness center, library full of books and DVDs, private beach and stunning black tiled infinity pool. Not to mention the privacy of your spectacular room and the verandah.
That doesn’t mean you won’t be dressing for the occasion. Cap d’Antibes Beach Hotel is part of the exclusive Relais & Châteaux association of properties, so you’ll be staying in coveted splendor. And that requires the right attire – especially if you’re dining in style at Les Pêcheurs. For the rest, an air of savoir-faire is all you need.