There are so many ways to indulge in jet-set style while on holiday in St Tropez, from choosing to rent a villa with a jacuzzi to chartering a luxury yacht for the day. If you can drag yourself away from the glamorous beach clubs, the Michelin star dining, and the swanky boutique shopping for an afternoon, one of the most decadent ways to pamper yourself is at one of St Tropez’s dreamy day spas.
This upscale town offers almost an embarrassment of riches when it comes to spas, with its high-end hotels all offering blissful spa centres. Here are 3 of the very best.
La Reserve, La Ramatuelle
Up in the hills, nestled between an array of luxurious Tropez villa rentals and traditional Provençal architecture, awaits this oasis of beauty and wellness, with an 8,000 square metre spa offering stunning views across the Gulf of St Tropez. This ultra-glamorous spa centre has a focus on anti-ageing and longevity, with tailored treatments to build ‘youth capital’ and combat the effects of time. With thirteen private treatment rooms, indoor pool and outdoor pools, and a Michelin star restaurant on site, this is a place you’ll want to stay awhile.
Clarins Spa, Hotel de Paris
One of the great names of St Tropez, the Hotel de Paris has created a temple to beauty at its Clarins Spa. With its futuristic white cocoon-like décor and tranquil treatment cabins, the spa welcomes you in to enjoy the delights of the sensorial shower, sauna, Turkish bath, and ice fountain, as well as its extensive range of relaxation and beauty treatments. When you’re done, adjourn to the hotel’s rooftop bar for a sunset cocktail by the pool, drinking in the views of the Mediterranean.
Guerlain Spa, Residence de la Pinede
The Residence de la Pinede is a grand old chateau hotel sat among the pines on the Gulf of St Tropez, most famous for its 3 Michelin-starred restaurant, La Vague d’Or. However, there’s now another reason to get excited about a visit, as a stunning Guerlain Spa has opened on the premises. A boutique spa with five treatment rooms (including the beautiful Orchidee salon for couples), there’s all sorts of special features, including a hammam, a snow shower, an ice fountain and a hair salon. What better way to relax after a day at the beach, before heading back to get dressed for a night in the town’s exclusive nightclubs.
Of course, you could just rent a villa with a spa and make the relaxation come to you, ordering a masseuse or beautician for a private treatment. St Tropez villa rentals with a jacuzzi are not as hard to find as you may think, and makes a great alternative for those days when you simply don’t want to leave the pool. When your massage or body wrap is done, sink back into your very own hot tub with a view, champagne in hand. This is the life of luxury, St Tropez style.