It hardly seems fair that a region as splendid as the Saint-Tropez Peninsula, with its all-year sunshine, azure blue sea and long white beaches, should also boast some of the world’s most exclusive spas.
Yet within this small paradise on earth are several spas that are truly worth a visit, and which are easily accessible by helicopter from Nice to St Tropez.
Indeed, the three spas listed below are all first-class hotels the staff of which will be able to arrange your transfer from St Tropez to Nice after your day of pampering.
• L’Hotel Villa Belrose is a exclusive Relais and Chateaux hotel situated on a hill near the town of Gassin, over looking the Golfe de Saint-Tropez. Here you will be able to experience total relaxation at the hotel’s luxury spa, which offers a huge range of treatments including facials, massages, and a dip in the pool before heading back by helicopter from Saint-Tropez to Nice. The Villa Belrose Spa also offers a number of Swiss Perfection by La Prairie treatments, as well as Lancaster Sun products. www.villabelrose.com
• La Resérve Ramatuelle spa, which opened in 2009, is a truly remarkable spa designed by acclaimed architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte. The spa, which is situated in Ramatuelle, ten minutes drive from St Tropez, boasts 13 treatment rooms, an indoor and outdoor pool, steam room and fitness toom. On offer at this exclusive spa, just a 20 minutes ride from Nice to Saint-Tropez by helicopter, are hydrotherapy and fangotherapy treatments, body treatments and relaxation sessions, to name but a few.
• The Reserve Chateau de la Messardière is another luxury hotel in the Var to offer a truly memorable spa experience, just a 20 minute helicopter ride from Nice to Saint-Tropez. Here guests can enjoy a wide range of face and body treatments, massages and hand and foot treatments in serene and stunning surroundings with breathtkaing views of the Mediterranean Sea. Also available are an extensive range of La Prairie and Cinq Mondes products, as well as two exclusive products created by la Prairie for La Messadière including the Soin Radiance Or Pur du Chateau, made using pure gold. There is also a hairdresser at the Spa, allowing you to return from Saint-Tropez to Nice perfectly coiffured for your evening ahead.