Monaco Yacht Charter Guide
Monaco reigns supreme as the unquestioned summer playground for luxury yacht charters. From the famed Monaco Grand Prix to its iconic nightlife, Monte Carlo is the mecca of luxury for charter guests to enjoy.
Glide into the sparkling waters of a luxury yacht charter in Monaco and step ashore to soak up the party atmosphere. With a long history of glitz and glamor, Monte Carlo has been a magnate for the rich and famous for centuries. It may be one of the smallest countries in the world, but it manages to pack in everything you could wish for and more.
The epitome of glamor, Monaco is one of the most exclusive capitals in the world. Situated on one of the most coveted stretches of coastline in the world, the Principality of Monaco reigns supreme on any yacht charter itinerary. Its prime location between the French Riviera and Italy gives it star appeal attracting the yachting crowd to its elegant shores.
The famed Monaco Grand Prix in May signals the start of the summer season with yachts arriving from far and wide. Offering gastronomic delights, an iconic nightlife and designer boutiques, it really is a mecca of luxury. A luxury yacht charter during the annual Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix is one of the most coveted reservations in the world. For those seeking the ultimate Monaco Grand Prix experience, make sure to bookend your charter itinerary with the world famous Cannes film festival. Being one of the hottest luxury events in the world, make sure to plan early for your unforgettable experience. The best yacht charters during the Monaco Grand Prix are limited, so we recommend reserving up to a year in advance.
The principal neighbourhood of Monte-Carlo overlooks the sparkling Port Hercules. Here you will find the iconic Casino de Monte Carlo surrounded by luxury hotels. Even if you don’t want a flutter, the famed casino is well worth a visit. Order a martini at the bar and admire the Belle Epoque building with its many chandeliers and frescoes. Next door, the gilded Hôtel de Paris houses Alain Ducasse’ Michelin-starred Le Louis XV. Alternatively, the late Joël Robuchon’s eponymous restaurant is just a short stroll away at the equally elegant Hôtel Métropole.
This city is also well-known for partying, whether it be aboard your superyacht or in the town at venues such as Sass Cafe, Twiga or Jimmy’z nightclub. The other thing about Monaco is its collection of designer boutiques housed along Monaco’s Avenue de Monte-Carlo, Avenue des Beaux Arts and the Allées Lumières center. From Piaget to YSL and all the other LVMH brands, among many others, there is no bona fide international designer without a boutique in the Principality.
For those looking for a little pamper on charter then two spas rule the wellbeing scene in Monte Carlo. The Givenchy spa at the Metropole Monte Carlo is a stylish urban oasis set back from the bustling Casino Square. Alternatively, the Thérmes Marins Monte Carlo boasts a vast menu of thalassotherapy experiences. For those wanting to stretch their sea legs, Monaco has something to offer all fitness capabilities. Wander the narrow streets of the old town and visit the Prince’s Palace and Saint Nicholas Cathedral. If you are a fan of Grace Kelly, then head to the rose garden in Fontveille Park which was built in her memory. For further space in Monaco, check out Jardin Exotique de Monaco and the Japanese Gardens. Golf enthusiasts are in for a treat with the Golf Club de Monte Carlo and the Monte Carlo Country Club. Both offer excellent courses with panoramic views over the Mediterranean Sea.
- Take a tour of the French Riviera by helicopter for an incredible view of the coast
- Enjoy a drink at the Hôtel Hermitage: one of the best views of the port is from the terrace at Crystal B
- Venture up to the Grimaldi Royal Palace
- Indulge at the Spa Metropole by Givenchy, Hôtel Metropole
- Experience Le Bar Americain followed by gastronomic delights at Le Louis XV, Hôtel de Paris
- Roll the die at the Monte Carlo Casino
- Get closer to the sea at the Oceanographic Museum
- Feel the need for speed while anchored out during the Monaco Grand Prix
- Dance the night away at Jimmy’Z
- Enjoy a lively music session at the Sass Café
“Special occasion or not, dinner at the three-star Michelin restaurant Le Louis XV never fails to delight. Those keen on the life aquatic should visit the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, the brainchild of Prince Albert I, considered to be one of the finest aquariums in Europe.”