Pearl Beach is a beautiful restaurant by the sea in St Tropez. The views are stunning and so are the sunsets. Behind its sculpted doors the ambience is timeless. The teak floors are reminiscent of Asia and the Palm trees offer shaded areas if you need to cool off from the heat of the Mediterranean sun. In the relaxing setting of Pearl Beach, you can indulge in the St. Tropez Wellness Spa which offers a variety of unique treatments and services. It’s a one stop shop to provide you with everything you need for a fabulous day of relaxation. Pearl Beach is away from the port which is more expensive and the setting here slightly out of town on the quiet beach is much better.
Nikki Beach is a brand and can be found in some of the most fashionable hot spots around the world. They have clubs in Koh Samui, Dubai, Santorini, Miami, Mallorca, Ibiza and Barbados. That list is not exhaustive. It goes without saying that they have perfected the brand. At any Nikki Beach resort you can expect great food, fabulous decor, a vibesy ambience and five star service. The St Tropez Nikki Beach is stunning and you can expect to rub shoulders with the jet set and international celebrities. Nikki Beach is big on events and there’s usually something going off most of the time in the summer season. From top international DJ’s to culinary evenings in the company of top class chefs.
Probably the most famous of all the St Tropez beach clubs. Surprisingly enough Club 55 opened it’s doors in 1955. It gained a lot of traction when it was used as the catering venue for Brigitte Bardot and the crew filming ‘And God Created Woman’ a film which well and truly put St Tropez on the map. Miss Bardot fell in love with this exquisite place and bought a house not far away, in the seaside resort of Saint-Tropez. Club 55 has been charming visitors with its shabby-chic restaurant and stripy blue parasols since it’s inception. Fast forward more than 60 years and the hugely popular Saint Tropez beach club still hosts some of the biggest names in Hollywood, who flock to Club 55 for its low-key dining and privacy behind a row of Tamarisk trees.
Tahiti Beach Club
In 1952, Felix and Marie Palmari acquired land near Ramatuelle on the Côte d’Azur. It was a beach of pure white sand, pristine and deserted. Developed slowly and carefully, without compromising the integrity of its perfect natural beauty, Tahiti Beach has been one of the best beach clubs since opening and it is also the oldest. Nine years before Club 55 opened its doors, Tahiti Beach had already established itself as the place for locals to come and relax on Pampelonne beach; where they could eat, drink and laze under the St Tropez sun. More than 60 years after its creation, this unspoilt paradise is an institution.
LouLou is a newcomer and it’s really too early to consider it for the best of anything, but having said that, it’s made a promising start. Designed by Officine D’Architecture, LouLou is the French Riviera sister restaurant to the the original LouLou situated in the Musee des Arts Decoratifs in Paris. Executive chef Benoit Dergere has out together a menu of French and Italian fare. Think antipasti, salads, raw vegetables, pizzas, pastas, grilled meat and fish. LouLou was designed as a chic homage to the bohemian Riviera of the 1950’s.