Monaco and luxury are synonymous, so if you like to live the high life there is no better destination. Located on the Cote d’Azur Monaco enjoys over 300 days of sunshine every year, which can be enjoyed from the stunning golden beaches, the terraces of innumerable awesome restaurants and cafes, or from your own balcony in a Monaco hotel, villa or apartment.
What to do on your luxury break in Monaco
Your corner shop in Monaco will be Chanel or Gucci and passing cars will be Ferraris or Maseratis. Your neighbours might be movie stars or European royalty, so this is the place to be if you enjoy the finer things in life.
If you are planning a trip to this sovereign city-state you have a huge amount of choice when it comes to passing your time, but here are a few pointers so you don’t miss out on some of the main attractions.
If you visit Monaco you can’t really miss Monte Carlo, the largest quarter of this principality on the French Riviera. It is situated at the base of the Maritime Alps so the vista here takes in the sparkling turquoise ocean, the bustling quarter itself and the mountains that climb steeply in the backdrop of the hotels and villas.
Monte Carlo is particularly famous for its plethora of casinos, located fittingly on the Place du Casino. This is the area that draws in international playboys, ‘it girls’ and wannabe James Bonds. The perfect place for a vodka martini, perhaps?
As we have mentioned, the names above local shops are more likely to be haute couture and jewellery than grocers and newsagents, so if you like doing some high end retail therapy you can’t go wrong in Monaco.
As well as famous designer names you will also stumble across numerous exclusive boutiques that you won’t find anywhere else, making the lure of their wares even greater!
If you are staying in a private property without access to a beach you will have to cruise into Monte Carlo to the community of Larvotto. This is the only public beach in town but numerous resorts have their own strips of golden sand. In Monaco you are bound to love every bit of beach you come across anyway, and a trip out on a yacht or speedboat will allow you to take in the entire coastline while living like a movie star.
If you really love Monaco then you can even invest in your own holiday home here. Luxury apartments and villas are available from Home Hunts and buying could give you a permanent base in this oasis of glamour.