The ultimate luxury destination, Monaco has long held the secret to indulging in style. With legendary hotels, exceptional restaurants and magical moments to experience, nothing is too good for our esteemed clients. Your getaway to the Principality has got to be spectacular: so take a look at our top ten most fabulous VIP experiences…and get ready for escapades that never go out of style, designed especially for you.
The Monaco experience starts as soon as you touch down: step onto the tarmac at Nice Côte d’Azur Airport and board a Monac’Air helicopter to be at Monaco Heliport in just seven minutes. A private car will meet you there and escort you to your destination. Just like that, your holidays are already unforgettable: because you’re worth it! There’s yet another benefit to enjoy on your way home, too: checking in at Monaco saves you having to be at the airport two hours ahead of any international flights.
In Monaco, luxury hospitality is an art form, and each suite is its very own masterpiece. With their stunning views and exceptional size, the Diamond Suites are the ultimate embodiment of this quest for excellence. But which will you go for – the majestic Princess Grace or Prince Rainier III Diamond Suites at the Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo, the Presidential Diamond Suite at the Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo, or the Sunshine Diamond Suite at the Monte-Carlo Beach? Unless of course you’d prefer the Diamond Suite Eleven, the latest addition to this stylish range at the Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort. Whichever you choose, you’ll enjoy flawless service down to the very last detail, as well as all the space these exclusive apartments have to offer. Be it a personalised welcome, private in-suite receptions, a concierge service, a romantic dinner out on the terrace, or breath-taking views: all you have to do is ask.
All right – it’s a cooking class. But it’s a cooking class like only a top chef could provide. That right there is the Monaco way! Head to the Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort and don your apron alongside Marcel Ravin for a gastronomic masterclass that will astonish you. You should know that chefs Wawrinka and Grosjean have also tried their hand at this…now it’s your turn to step up to the plate.
Has that whetted your appetite? With the restaurants at Société des Bains de Mer the proud holders of 7 Michelin stars between them, the opportunity to indulge in exceptional dining experiences almost irresistible. At the Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort, the Michelin-starred restaurant Blue Bay offers dinner with a view – right into its open kitchen. Take up your front-row seats for an evening of gastronomic delights, and admire the genius of chef Marcel Ravin. You’ll get the chance to chat with him throughout the evening to find out his myriad of culinary secrets, from choosing ingredients to the art of cooking. At the Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo, it’s chef Dominique Lory – a protégé of Alain Ducasse – who will be revealing the secrets of 3 Michelin-starred Le Louis XV - Alain Ducasse à l’Hôtel de Paris. Take a seat at the aquarium table at the heart of the kitchen, and enjoy a sensory experience like no other. This table is for small groups only – between two and four people per evening – meaning you’ll get to share a night of intimate company and exceptional cuisine.
Have you developed a taste for the speed of helicopter travel? Then hop on board again, and head for the snowy peaks of the French or Italian Alps – just a sixty-minute flight from Monaco. Sit back and relax, make the most of all the mod cons, admire the magnificent views… And just like that, you’re ready to enjoy the most amazing slopes anywhere in the world. The facilities at Thermes Marins Monte-Carlo are the perfect place to unwind when you return. And if you are seized by the desire to explore the Italian Riviera for a day, a taste of the dolce vita in Portofino is only a 50-minute flight away.
This is the Principality’s best-kept secret. During the summer season, the Monte-Carlo Beach offers an exclusive Cabana service: private cabins nestled away that are available for either day or season-long hire. It’s the perfect opportunity to play Robinson Crusoe, with the added bonus of excellent service. With an official butler, VIP access to the finest hotel facilities, top-quality organic food celebrating Mediterranean flavours and more, give yourself over to the luxury of doing nothing and make Carpe Diem your maxim.
The legendary Bal de la Rose and Gala de la Croix-Rouge, and their distinguished guests. The Monaco Yacht Show, and the boats you won’t find anywhere else in the world. The intensity of the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters, in the world’s finest country club. The roar of the annual F1 Grand Prix. The Monte-Carlo Sporting Summer Festival and the concerts at the Opéra Garnier Monte-Carlo. In Monaco, every year is punctuated with exceptional events that you are invited to share in. From front-row seats, of course – where else?
A visit to Monaco also means daily encounters with the Mediterranean Sea. Head out onto the shimmering blue waters on the excursion of your dreams, and enjoy all the comfort of a luxury yacht. See the region from a new perspective. Villefranche, the Lérins Islands, Saint-Tropez…there’s so much beauty to be seen from the sea! Whether you’re flying solo or with company, sail away and enjoy a full day of utter paradise. Bathe in sheltered coves, or indulge in a spot of snorkelling or other watery activities. Or, you could simply lounge up on the deck and admire the many shades of blue that surround you.
Beneath the palace: the wineries. Step out of time and treat yourself to dinner in one of the cellars at the Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo: the largest hotel cellars in the world. In this 1,500 m2 space, carved out of the rock itself, savour an incredible meal along with grands crus worthy of this timeless venue. Dating back to 1864, these cellars are packed with history. Listen closely – you might even hear the echoes of the celebrations held there by Prince Rainier and Princess Grace for their twentieth wedding anniversary.
The Casino de Monte-Carlo offers top players the use of exclusive spaces so they can indulge freely in the fun of the game. Like the Salle Blanche for example, a fabulous space reserved for VIP clients. With views over the Mediterranean and a terrace for playing under the stars, this Belle Epoque space immerses you in the height of style, surrounded by excitement. The Salle Blanche is for practiced players who are able to play at high stakes. In return, visitors enjoy special service and invitations into the most exclusive areas of the Resort and the Principality. Starting with the prestigious Casino evening events, of course.
Guide to under-the-radar restaurants in Monaco. Romantic, gourmet and quirky at times, these places reinvent the perception of charming places in a gourmet Monaco with an authentic character. For lunch or dinner, discover the hidden treasures of Monaco that will make a big splash once you've discovered them!