The boutique hotel Les Roches Rouges on the edge of the L’Esterel National Park and right on the coast off Saint Raphaël is an oasis of well-being you won’t want to leave. It boasts elegant design, breathtaking views of the Mediterranean and a photogenic, stone-lined saltwater pool right on the surf. The walls are decorated with abstract and brightly coloured works by young contemporary artists, evoking the Mediterranean light that has inspired many painters. Active guests can swim long laps in the pool, play a game of table tennis in the garden or book a tour of the Esterel National Park with experienced hiking guide Joseph di Caro. Those into wellness can enjoy outdoor yoga sessions or massages and mineral scrubs. If you’re not staying at the hotel, chef José Bailly’s all-day restaurant is a great place to enjoy seasonal Provençal dishes with locally sourced ingredients and an impressive selection of organic wines, in a relaxed atmosphere and with stunning sea views. The sunsets here are particularly magical with a refreshing drink from mixologist Dean Shury, a summery orange and peach wine or French aniseed-flavoured pastis.
90, Boulevard de la 36e
83530 Saint Raphal
phone: +33 4 89814060
price: double from 300 €
wed - sun 12.30 - 2.30 pm + 7.30 - 10.30 pm