La Réserve Ramatuelle is a luxurious, modern five-star property dying to be explored.
Now, the French Riveria is not only famous for hosting its Cannes Film Festival each year, but for decades, St-Tropez has been the flashy epicentre of them all. It is a town where rock stars and Hollywood celebrities arrive on mega-yachts to dance the night away. But, just a few minutes from the legendary village lies a place away from the buzz, far from the crowds and noise.
La Réserve Ramatuelle might be the most glamorous hotel on the Med – and not in the naff, shimmery, shiny, excessively ‘nouveau’ way but by way of old-world artsy elegance. More a place you’d find famous poets or Picasso sipping spirit drinks against the backdrop of the French Riviera than you might encounter a Beverly Hills homemaker.
Perched on the scented heights, this piece of paradise primarily provides a unique pinch of luxury with nature to be enjoyed with every sense in heightened mode. With its streamlined lines and spectacular volumes, the building’s architecture and interior decoration have been rebirthed by French architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte to create a contemporary vessel overlooking the sea.
And not just any old sea, but the hotel overlooks one of the most beautiful bays on the Côte d’Azur. Here, the vast private estate nestled in the Mediterranean scrubland offers luxurious Villas for rent. From $4,200 per night (3-bedroom villa) or $89,000 for a week (6-bedroom villa), choose any one of the 14 terracotta-roofed sprawling villas embedded in spongy-lawned private gardens,
Inside, the aesthetic is pared back, hand-crafted minimalism – shapely ceramics, rattan furniture, large terracotta floor tiles and bountiful gardens – layered against a hillside overflowing with greenery. Naturally, this kind of designer lures you straight into the hotel’s spa, where signature treatments and exclusive better-ageing programs are offered to individuals.
Let us not forget about the food. The Michelin-starred La Voile restaurant, with Chef Eric Canino at the helm, offers perfectly balanced healthy and flavourful dishes, with many ingredients drawn from his garden at La Réserve and the local anglers. On the rooftop, delicate Japanese sushi and gyozas are served under a ceiling of stars.
So, take a deep breath and discover the Mediterranean as you have never seen before. The hidden and intimate five-star villa and hotel experience is on our list. Homify describes this as “where luxury is synonymous with refined simplicity” – that’s for sure!