A gorgeous five-star resort on the Côte d'Azur, with breakfast and spa perks Sampling fresh fish or local greens in the hotel's restaurant
Losing yourself in true tranquillity in the tempting spa
Discovering the charms of Bandol, with its pretty beaches and harbour
What To Know
The resort has a private stretch of beach with sunbeds
There's an indoor and outdoor pool, both are heated
Free WiFi works well
A lovely hotel on the South of France's Côte d'Azur, with a private beach – includes a discount at the spa
Bandol is a holidaymakers delight; set on the Côte d'Azur in southern France, it's an area fringed in pretty beaches and picturesque inlets. Its quaint harbour steals the show, dutifully lined in palms and filled with postcard-perfect sailing boats, which tinkle an ambient soundtrack as the water undulates beneath them. Voted on TripAdvisor as the best place to stay in Bandol, the five-star Hotel Ile Rousse Thalazur Bandol is set amidst it all, with its own patch of private beach to boot.
You can gaze over the water from the water, with a dip in Hotel Ile Rousse Thalazur Bandol's saltwater infinity pool, which is thoughtfully heated to 25° all year round. Alternatively, you can head into relaxed seclusion at the spa, which comes complete with indoor pool, sauna and steam room. Spend an afternoon over a tranquil treatment or two before refreshing and heading to Les Oliviers for dinner - the menu here makes the most of the region's produce.