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Best Beaches in St. Tropez

Saturday, June 16th, 2012


Pampelonne and Beyond – Great Beaches to Visit During Your Luxury Rental Villa Vacation
One of the big draws when it comes to vacationing in St. Tropez are the beaches and the glamorous daytime lifestyle that surrounds them. Whether staying in a luxury villa rental, hotel or on a yacht, travellers flock to St. Tropez every summer for the sun and sand, bikinis at the ready. While most associate St. Tropez with its main beach, Pampelonne, there are several lesser known stretches of sand where you can while away the days during your luxury villa rental vacation. Here’s a look at beaches you may want to check out during your St. Tropez holiday:

Pampellone – This is the classic St. Tropez beach that has sparked the imagination of travellers and glamorous jet setters since Brigitte Bardot donned that first bikini and sultry pout in the 1950s. Visitors to St. Tropez flock to Pampellone in record numbers to see and be seen, mostly at the exclusive beach clubs lining the shores. While daily charges at these clubs don’t come cheap–there are costs associated with everything from loungers to umbrellas–the excess and glamour is quintessential St. Tropez. Choices for beach clubs range from the quietly classy Club 55 to celeb magnet Nikki Beach, and reservations are always recommended. The oldest beach club in the area is Tahiti Beach, while a good choice for families is Les Jumeaux (aside from a children’s lunch menu this club also boasts a play area to keep your little ones entertained between dips). If you’re looking for good food consider Nioulargo – Kai Largo, which boasts two types of restaurants, while Moorea is a suitable choice for those hoping to find some happy go lucky fun. (more…)