Monaco is undoubtedly one of the most luxurious tourist destinations in the world. It is home to more millionaires per capita than any other place in the world. According to the latest estimates, over 2000 millionaires call Monaco home. When you consider this fact, it is easy to see why this small city-state is one of the most popular luxurious tourist destination in the world.
The late 19th century marked the beginning of economic developments responsible for transforming the small state to what it is today. This period marked the opening of Monaco’s first casino (The Monte Carlo Casino) as well as a railway connection to Paris, France. Since then, Monaco has become famous for splendid scenery, mild climate, luxurious hotels and gambling facilities.
Today, this small state is the ultimate recreation centre and tourist destination for the rich and famous. Tourism aside, Monaco is popular among the rich because it is a tax haven. Many rich businessmen flock Monaco every year from all corners of the world because this city-state doesn’t tax its residents. It is rumoured that the Monte Carlo casino alone brings in so much money there is absolutely no need to tax residents.
Tax evasion aside, other top attractions include; amazing weather, exquisite French cuisine, beautiful ports, magnificent ocean/structural views, luxurious hotels and many other world class amenities.
Let’s now shift our focus on how it would be like to have the best vacation in this small luxurious tax haven. Below are some of the most luxurious ways to vacation in Monaco and how much it would cost you.
4 Book a suite in one of the best hotels ($9,642 to $15,250)
The most luxurious way to vacation in Monaco obviously calls for a stay in one of the most luxurious hotels. Here, your choice can be narrowed down to 2 hotels namely; Hotel De Paris and Hotel Hermitage for classic luxury. The Charles Garnier and Winston Churchill Diamond suites are the best suites in Hotel De Paris. They cost $9,642 and $15,250 respectively per night.
The Charles Garnier suite is nothing short of luxury. First and foremost, the suite is spacious (measures 170 m² including a 40 m² terrace). The suite also offers a magnificent view of Place du Casino. The suite also has an enormous dining and lounge area. Other notable features include; 2 spacious bedrooms and bathrooms fitted with white and light grey marble mosaics.
The interior décor is supremely elegant featuring refined details like replica antique furniture, cornices and delicate woodwork.
The Winston Churchill suite offers all the presidential luxury and VIP privileges you can wish for i.e. a VIP access. This suite has enjoyed the presence of some of the most powerful politicians in the world i.e. former British PM and many presidents. The suite offers ultimate luxury coupled with stunning terrace views. The amenities and fittings are world-class. It doesn’t get more luxurious than this suite when you want to stay in the best hotel suites in Monaco.
The best diamond suites in Hotel Hermitage are; the presidential diamond duplex and the diamond suite penthouse all costing $10,250 per night. The diamond presidential suite is decorated using vases, flower motifs and watercolours with an Asian inspiration. The super spacious 204 m² suite has 2 bedrooms, 1 dressing room, 1 lounge and 2 loggia terraces offering stunning views of the sea. This suite is perfect for official luxury however you can settle for the diamond suite penthouse if you are want more space.
The diamond suite penthouse measures 361 m². The suite has 3 lounge areas, 3 bedrooms, 2 wardrobes, 3 bathrooms and a children’s playroom customizable on request. This suite is perfect for a luxurious family vacation in Monaco.
After booking a suite in one of the above luxury hotels, you can now settle down and weigh your options. In case you don’t want to stay in a luxurious hotel, you have the option of cruising around Monaco in a yacht. This takes us to our most luxurious accommodation option which is chartering a yacht.
3 Charter a luxury yacht ($160,575 to $750,000 per week)
There are very many luxurious yacht charters in Monaco. Some of the best choices this festive season include the Devocean and the Titania. The Devocean is the cheaper option; costs 160,575 per week to charter. The Titania on the other hand costs $750,000 per week. Both boats are crewed.
The Devocean comes with a crew of 8. The most striking features of this yacht is its exquisite interior design. The yacht combines comfort and luxury with sophistication. The Yacht’s black granite surfaces coupled with soft brown furnishes give the yacht a stylistic edge over many other luxury yachts in Monaco.
The yacht is ideal for a luxurious vacation with friends or family because its has 5 spacious cabins and 7 showers/bathrooms. The Yacht’s dining area can accommodate 10 people comfortably. Other notable features include a luxurious master cabin, a jet shower and a Jacuzzi. The Devocean can be chartered to the following regions; the French and Italian Riviera, Corsica and the Gulf of Naples.
The Titania takes the day when your focus is more space coupled with out-of-this world Yacht luxury and amenities. This yacht is 72m long offering enough space for 7 cabins, 2 master staterooms, 5 guest cabins and 2 pullman berths. Some of the most notable features of the Titania include; a sports bar, sauna, beach club, theatre and a jacuzzi on the top deck.
Some of the regions you can decide to visit with the Titania include; the Leeward Islands as well as the French and Italian Riviera however since your interested in enjoying Monaco to the fullest, it is advisable to take short luxury cruises.
2 Tour of Antibes, St. Paul de Vance and Cannes
Since Monaco is a small city-state (499 acres), touring takes a few hours. The most luxurious tour around Monaco will takes you to Antibes, St. Paul de Vance and Cannes. The tour helps you relax as you absorb panoramic views of the coastline while driving through Juan Les Pins and Antibes heading to Cannes. The tour exposes you to glorious sandy beaches and the film festival palace among many other places as you pass by the famous Croisette Boulevard visited by very many famous celebrities. The tour also takes you to St. Paul de Vance which is a medieval village with plenty of inspiration as well as solace from many actors and painters.
It doesn’t get better than this tour when taking about the most luxurious tours in Monaco. A tour of Antibes, St. Paul de Vance and Cannes helps you appreciate Monaco in a different way instead of confining yourself to your hotel room. The tour lasts 4 hours and costs approximately $100 for adults and $30 for children. The package is available daily in the morning and afternoon. It includes; guided sightseeing, complementary hotel pick ups and drop offs as well as commentary services in 7 languages.
1 Enjoy the nightlife in Monaco: Partying/gambling/dining e.t.c.
Your vacation can’t be complete if you don’t party, gamble, dine or engage in any other fun night-time activities this small luxurious city-state has to offer. You can attend all sorts of parties i.e. yacht parties, house parties, VIP parties, festival parties e.t.c. It all depends on what you like. Monaco is home to some of the most extravagant and glamorous clubs in the world i.e. Jimmy’z and Zelos.
Jimmy’z offers one of the best clubbing experiences in Monaco with its Pagoda bar featuring a Japanese garden. You can dance the night away as you enjoy breathtaking views of Monte Carlo.
Zelos is equally luxurious and entertaining. The club has breathtaking views and a very well lit luxurious lounge. It doesn’t get better than club Zelos when you want to party hard in a private environment.
Both clubs are packed with celebrities and famous people so you can be assured of valuable company. The clubs serve all types of luxurious drinks. Cover charges: $50+, drinks: $15+, Bottle service: $200+.
If you don't like partying, you can consider gambling in one of the best casinos in the world; the Monte Carlo. You can also consider dining with friends or loved ones. There is no other better way to end your luxurious vacation in Monaco.