The unexpected breeds the exceptional. The Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort has elevated this idea to an art, offering its guests a unique and contemplative experience. Time slows down there in an exquisite celebration of the senses, somewhere between Monaco chic and Mediterranean casual. How about spending the day?
A morning by the water
The doors of the Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort open into another world, with unique gardens extending all the way to the peninsula. This verdant setting is home to a sandy-bottomed lagoon, on the shores of which you can start your day in Cocoon Bay, in a Balinese-style bed. You’ll feel enveloped and at ease in this space where cares melt away. Lie between the hanging drapes of your canopy bed and drink the moment in like a smoothie before diving into the waters of the lagoon. Or you can just as well begin your day on the shores of the great blue yonder in our Sea Bay area. This area features ten sun beds, all named for Mediterranean isles. Bask in the sun in the protected natural Larvotto Reserve before sampling chef Marcel Ravin’s cuisine.
A lunch that transports you
Marcel Ravin developed a menu full of sunshine for the opening of the summer restaurant Las Brisas. When the sun reaches its zenith, fresh tastes are just the ticket for mouth and mind. Get out of the water to immerse yourself in the fantastic design of the restaurant and Ravin’s jetlag cuisine. From the Mediterranean to the Caribbean, he opens doors between different worlds, bringing all the flavours of seaside life together on the plate. The ambiance is all fusion and grilling in a stylish yet relaxed establishment. But today is Sunday, which means that, just like every Sunday, it’s brunch at Las Brisas— a ritual both gourmet and musical, because here brunch is enjoyed to the sound of live music. And on 4 August, brunch will move out into the Mediterranean garden. The chef will settle into the garden for one special day, offering guests a meal with the spirit of a picnic.
A languid afternoon in the heat
After lunch, schools of thought diverge. Nap aficionados head back to Sea Bay or Cocoon Bay, while well-being connoisseurs find their holy grail at the Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort’s Spa Cinq Mondes. At the spa, you are invited to embark on a sensory journey dedicated to care, well-being, and beauty. Traditional massages proffered according to ancestral rituals celebrate another of the five senses in 900 m2 of perfect peace.
When the evening sun turns the sand to gold, you can almost hold the promise of a magical night in your hand. Starting your night à la “One Thousand and One Nights” will ensure the promise is kept. The Orient unfolds at Las Brisas, where the themed menu rivals the warm ambiance, complete with live belly dancing and the magic of this fully transformed space. The festive atmosphere is a foil for the gentle romance of dinner at the Michelin-starred restaurant Blue Bay. The terrace offers an unbeatable view of the sea or the lagoon, guaranteeing a divine moment for sight and taste alike.
In true Monégasque spirit, allow the evening to spill from dinner to Casino Nomade. Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort and Sun Casino have come together once again to offer, from 1 to 25 August, a one-of-a-kind amusement—a pop-up casino on the terrace of the most maritime of bars in the principality. Playing under the stars in the softness of a summer night has never been so exhilarating. Finish your night at one of three Summer Beach Parties scheduled (all Fridays: 26 July and 9 and 23 August). No summer night would be complete without music! The exclusive event is once again planned to take place along the lagoon, just for the season. Against this incredible backdrop, the party seems undeniably exotic, so much so you’ll have to keep your eyes wide open to discern whether you are dancing along the Mediterranean or somewhere in the tropics. This fairy-tale magic wraps up as the clock strikes twelve, inviting the most enthusiastic revellers to move to the Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort's other late-night spot, the Blue Gin.
As the first rays of dawn appear, your day at the Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort seems fleeting. With all your senses awakened, full of everything the day had to offer, you now know the taste of the exceptional and the scent of the singular.