Globe Trotting: La Réserve, Ramatuelle

    9 August 2016

    Nestled in the hills a 20-minute drive from the glamour and hustle of St Tropez, you will find La Réserve Ramatuelle. Set in grounds of 14 acres, its 28 rooms all have incredible views over the Mediterranean, or for complete privacy you can upgrade to one of La Réserve’s 14 villas complete with your own chef and butler.


    Last year the hotels restaurant, La Voile, won its first Michelin star under chef Eric Canino, who takes pride in using local ingredients; many taken from the hotel’s own garden. He refuses to add fats or refined sugars to his dishes, so they are guilt-free, unless you count a little olive oil (again, sourced from the garden).

    Dinner with a view at La Voile

    Dinner with a view at La Voile

    Wellbeing is the key concept here and you can’t feel much better than you will after a session at the hotel spa, which has indoor and outdoor pools, a steam bath, Crème de la Mer beauty treatments and Nescens better-aging programmes. Personalised boot camps can also be arranged with menus prepared by Canino, as well as Nordic walking along the coastline of the Côte d’Azur.

    Morning hike along the coastline

    Morning hike along the coastline

    So whether you’re worn out from all the partying in St Tropez or just need a well-deserved time-out, this little hideaway is the perfect place to recuperate. But hurry: La Réserve is a seasonal hotel and is open only between April and November.


    Stays at La Réserve Ramatuelle staying in a Deluxe room from €780 per room per night (not including breakfast) + 33 4 94 44 94 44 – 

    British Airways flies daily to Nice from London Heathrow from £92 per person including taxes.