Stay at La Reserve Ramatuelle
The sound of cicadas and the smell of garrigue herbs hit you as you enter La Reserve Ramatuelle. And these are not the only sensual reminders that you are in the heart of rural Provence. This modern hotel is made for unplugging, which is easy to do when you spy the 100 foot swimming pool, flanked by a huge sundeck overlooking the glittering Mediterranean sea. Or when you book one of the hotel’s personalised spa treatments. Or when you simply sit with a loved one, glass of Provencal rose in hand, watching the sun set over the rocky coastline of the Cote d’Azur.
It may only be 6km from St. Tropez, but La Réserve Ramatuelle feels a world away. This is a tranquil spot perched high on a cliff with spectacular views across the Mediterranean. The hotel also owns a Philippe Stark designed beach club just 15km away, made famous by Brigitte Bardot and still one of the most exclusive spots on the French Riviera.
Each of the 23 spacious rooms come with its own private terrace or garden. For those of you looking for even more luxury, there are 14 private villas dotted around the property, each with a private pool. Expect floor to ceiling windows to make the most of the region’s famous light, along with natural textures and minimalist tones - a far cry from some of the more fussy-designed hotels that can adorn the Cote d’Azur.
Who is it for
Families will enjoy the secluded villas and the fencing that can be arranged around the pool, but this hotel shines when it comes to couples who are looking for rest and relaxation in the famed spa. Note that if you’re looking to party the night away in St. Tropez, you’d be better off in one of the city centre hotels.
Facilities & activities
Wellbeing is at the heart of La Reserve hotels and La Ramatuelle is no different. The heated pool with jet stream, hammam or steam bath are perfect places to while away the hours, until you are ready for some of the hotel’s personalised spa packages. A particular highlight is a six day regeneration programme, focused on fitness and beauty as well as stress reduction. Just ask us to arrange if this is your thing.