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Regal Family Fun: A Royal Stay at the Royal Riviera Hotel in Saint Jean Cap Ferrat
Perched on the shimmering French Riviera, Saint Jean Cap Ferrat is a destination that oozes glamour and refinement. With its sparkling azure waters, verdant vegetation, and magnificent villas and gardens, this enchanting town is a haven for the sophisticated traveler seeking a luxurious and peaceful escape.
Saint Jean Cap Ferrat is a place where opulence and elegance are the norm, attracting discerning visitors from all corners of the world. The town is renowned for its chic beach clubs, stunning coastal walks, and exceptional gastronomic experiences. Here, one can immerse themselves in the exquisite French art de vivre, indulging in the finest cuisine, culture, and relaxation. This is why it remains one of favourite places on the Cote D'Azur.
Welcome to the Royal Riviera Hotel, a luxurious family-friendly retreat located in this charming town. With its stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea, elegant rooms, delicious restaurants, and child-friendly facilities and experiences, this hotel is the perfect destination for families looking to enjoy a relaxing and fun-filled vacation.
From the moment you step into the hotel's elegant lobby, you'll be transported to a world of luxury and relaxation. The hotel's rooms are spacious and beautifully decorated, with stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea. For families, the hotel offers interconnecting rooms, providing the perfect combination of privacy and togetherness.
For families, the hotel offers interconnecting rooms, which provide the perfect combination of privacy and togetherness. The rooms are spacious and offer stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea, making them the perfect place to relax after a day of fun and adventure.
When it comes to dining, the Royal Riviera Hotel offers an array of delicious options for families to enjoy. La Table du Royal is the hotel's signature restaurant, serving a range of gourmet French cuisine made with fresh, locally sourced ingredients. The restaurant offers a children's menu, making it the perfect place for families to enjoy a fine dining experience together.
For a more casual dining experience, families can head to the Jasmin Grill & Lounge, which serves Mediterranean-inspired cuisine in a relaxed and casual setting. The restaurant also offers a kids' menu and a children's play area, making it the perfect spot for families to enjoy a laid-back meal together.
The Royal Riviera Hotel offers a range of child-friendly facilities and experiences that are sure to keep the whole family entertained. The hotel's heated outdoor swimming pool is the perfect place for families to splash around and have fun together, while the private beach offers stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea and provides the perfect setting for a day of sun, sand, and sea. We had an amazing time!
For younger children, the hotel offers a range of fun activities at the Kids' Club, including arts and crafts, games, and storytelling sessions. Babysitting services are also provided, although we didn;t use them on our stay, allowing parents to enjoy some time alone while their children are entertained and looked after.
The Royal Riviera Hotel has a private beach that is the perfect place for families to soak up the sun and enjoy the Mediterranean Sea. The beach is equipped with sun loungers and umbrellas, providing the perfect place to relax and enjoy the stunning views of the coastline.
For those looking to enjoy some water sports, the beach offers a range of activities, including kayaking, paddleboarding, and snorkeling. The hotel also provides towels and beach bags, making it easy for families to enjoy a day at the beach without having to worry about packing too much.
Getting to Saint Jean Cap Ferrat
Getting to Saint Jean Cap Ferrat from London is easy, thanks to its close proximity to the Nice Côte d'Azur International Airport. Several airlines, including British Airways offer direct flights from London to Nice, making it a convenient and hassle-free journey. From Nice, it's just a short drive or taxi ride to Saint Jean Cap Ferrat, with the journey taking around 30 minutes. Alternatively, visitors can take a scenic train ride along the coastline from Nice to Villefranche-sur-Mer, and then taxi to Saint Jean Cap Ferrat. For those looking to make a grand entrance, helicopter transfers are also available from Nice to the town, offering a breathtaking view of the stunning French Riviera coastline.
Things to Do in Saint Jean Cap-Ferrat
But the best part of staying at the Royal Riviera Hotel is the location. Saint Jean Cap-Ferrat is a picturesque town located on the French Riviera, offering plenty of opportunities for families to explore the local area and enjoy a range of exciting activities.
Beyond the town's glamorous façade, Saint Jean Cap Ferrat boasts a serene and picturesque coastline, dotted with hidden coves and pebbled beaches. Visitors can bask in the Mediterranean sun, soaking up the breathtaking views, or explore the dramatic landscape on a leisurely coastal walk. The town is also home to some of the most magnificent gardens in Europe, offering a tranquil oasis in which to unwind and rejuvenate. Saint Jean Cap-Ferrat is also known for its hiking trails, offering families the opportunity to discover the area's natural beauty and wildlife.
In Saint Jean Cap Ferrat, every meal is a culinary journey, and every sip of wine an adventure. The town's gourmet offerings are exceptional, ranging from traditional French cuisine to modern Mediterranean fusion, all crafted with the finest locally sourced ingredients. One can indulge in a delicious meal in a glamorous beachside bistro, or savor a sophisticated dinner in a Michelin-starred restaurant.
One of the town's most famous landmarks is the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild, a stunning mansion turned museum that boasts an exceptional collection of art and antiques, as well as breathtaking gardens that are ranked among the most beautiful in France. Another must-see is the Saint Hospice Chapel, a picturesque 16th-century church located on the waterfront that offers panoramic views of the Mediterranean sea.
Finally, no trip to Saint Jean Cap Ferrat would be complete without a visit to the town's legendary beach clubs, where visitors can lounge in style on plush sunbeds and soak up the sun, enjoying the chic atmosphere and stunning views. The iconic Paloma Beach is our absolute favourite.
For those seeking a refined and sophisticated family-friendly escape, the Royal Riviera Hotel in Saint Jean Cap Ferrat is the ultimate destination. With its sparkling coastline, exceptional cuisine, and luxurious amenities, this town embodies the epitome of French Riviera chic. Come and experience the very best that the South of France has to offer, in the ultimate luxurious setting of Saint Jean Cap Ferrat.
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