If your idea of paradise is basking in the sun whilst sipping on a cocktail and nibbling on seafood before refreshing yourself in an infinity pool or the crystalline waters of the Mediterranean, then this guide is for you.
We have handpicked our favourite beach clubs in and around the glamorous town of Saint-Tropez. All you need to do now is choose which day you want to relax with your toes in the sand and your hands on a chilled drink.
Le Club 55
The stomping ground of the rich and famous on Pampelonne Beach, Club 55 opened in 1955 and has, since then, been the favourite place for the VIPs to have lunch and a cocktail while holidaying in Saint Tropez. Last summer, Sarah Ferguson and her daughter Princess Beatrice, Elton John and Neil Patrick Harris, Nicole Scherzinger, Jerry Hall with husband Rupert Murdoch and daughter Georgia May Jagger, Sienna Miller and Adrien Brody were all seen there. The best spot on the French Riviera to rub shoulders with the A-listers.
Part of the global Nikki Beach brand, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year and boasts establishments in the most exclusive beach destinations in the world including Ibiza, Miami, Saint Barth and Barbados, Nikki Beach Saint-Tropez brings its unique take on luxury entertainment to the French Riviera. Live performers, DJs, a colourful setting and the hippest crowd are just part of what makes this beach club the place to be on Pampelonne Beach.
Boasting its own private beach, Moorea Beach Club is well-known for its lively atmosphere. You can spend the whole day here. Start sunbathing on one of their sunbeds, then move into the restaurant and enjoy their contemporary Mediterranean cuisine with your toes in the sand. In the afternoon, you can book a massage or practice some yoga. End a perfect day on the beach with a cocktail at the legendary Claudy's Bar while the sun goes down.
Jardin Tropezina Beach Club
The old Tropezina Beach has been completely revamped this summer and turned into Jardin Tropezina, a gorgeous eco-friendly, Provencal garden in the heart of Ramatuelle. This is the place to go for those seeking some peace and quiet on the popular Pampelonne Beach. Its menu has also changed but still offers the same delicious local produce with plenty of seafood and fish-based dishes.
Set within the unique Kon Tiki Resort & Spa, Tiki Beach is a beach restaurant and bar serving Mediterranean and Asian food, as well as classic cocktails such as Daiquiri, Caipirinha or Whisky Sour. They also offer watersports and have an area dedicated to children with playroom and water games, making it a great spot for families to spend the day in.