You love the Cheval Blanc in St. Barths, in part because no one has a better beach. The Cheval impressed you big time in Paris, where your stay was so good you didn’t want to leave. So chances are, in St. Tropez, Cheval Blanc will become your favorite as well. Here’s a preview of Cheval Blanc St. Tropez — a hotel and destination to put on your list.
The recently reopened Cheval Blanc St. Tropez sits in white Terracota on the Riviera, La Plage de la Bouillabaisse beach. The views from the residence open you up to the ocean, in a private beach, separate from the bustling St. Tropez port. The beauty of Cheval Blanc St. Tropez is that it’s away from the direct center of town, but yet close enough to walk home after a very late night at L’Opera. In fact, it’s the best of both worlds, with total privacy like the tranquil Lily of the Valley and La Reserve, but right in St. Tropez. There’s a reason that the hitters like Elon Musk have been in residence this season.
Cheval Blanc St. Torpez is a boutique hotel experience, where they focus on the quality, not the quantity. It’s intimate and small by design, and unique from the larger footprint hotels you’ll find in Ramatuelle. The hotel has 30 total bedrooms, made up of 24 rooms and 6 suites. Each provides a view of either the courtyard or the sea, and are done up in that serene and modern monochrome look, that’s become the signature of Cheval Blanc. They do put a touch of St. Tropez though, with navy that brings in the sea-inspired escape.
The beauty of staying at Cheval Blanc, is the option to do nothing at all for a day or two. You’re in one of the most exclusive places to stay in St. Tropez, and you’re not going to miss out by taking a few meals at the hotel. Yes, St. Tropez is full of restaurants and beach clubs; check out our 2022 St. Tropez list. But right in your own hotel, you have one of the top meals in town. La Vague d’Or has three Michelin stars, where every plate is a work of art. Chef Arnaud Donckele’s philosophy is from sea and farm to table, where he takes Provence-inspired cuisine to the next level. It’s not a stuffy experience either, but rather one in a light, contemporary room, that matches the cuisine.
La Terrasse is the casual all-day dining, where you can take in the view of St. Tropez town over small tapas or fresh grilled fish. Otherwise you can do it like Elon, and have some frites with your supermodel du jour. For those who want to just drop by, Le Bar is open from 9am (because it’s 5 o’clock somewhere) until late. As in (almost) however long you want to stay.
The Spa + Activities
You’re in the middle of everything, but rest and relaxation are core to Cheval Blanc. Also, unlike other larger footprint hotels, you don’t have to board a bus to get to the beach club. Instead you walk right out the back door, and the beach club comes to you. So that means you can take a quick dip in the beach or pool, and the 8am yoga on a paddle board isn’t so painful as you just roll right out of bed. The Cheval Blanc Spa is Guerlain, and more about making you relax than it is medical wellness for the Type A. Because you don’t always need a SHA Wellness type experience, to really get your zen on. The spa at Cheval Blanc is aligned with St. Tropez’s philosophy of joie de vivre. With so much detail in every aspect, the Cheval Blanc St. Tropez is a destination worth a prime spot on this year’s travel list.
Q: When are the check-in and check-out times at Cheval Blanc St. Tropez?
A: Check-in is at 4p.m., and check-out is at noon.
Q: How close is the hotel to an airport?
A: The hotel is 115 km (71.5 miles) from Nice International Airport – Côte d’Azur. It is 60 km (37 miles) from Toulon – Hyères Airport. And it is 17 km (11 miles) from La Môle Airport.
Q: When is Maison Beach open for guests?
A: The beach is open daily from 8:30a.m.-7p.m. For guests that would rather lounge by the pool, the hotel swimming pool is open daily from sunrise to 7p.m.
Cheval Blanc St. Tropez Information
Address: Plage de la Bouillabaisse, 83990 Saint-Tropez, France
Phone number: +33 4 94 55 91 00