Discover the best places in Monaco to have a special night out with your partner. From upscale restaurants to yachts, these four ideas will keep the romance alive.
The most romantic venues in the Principality
Monaco is proof that the best things come in small packages and with its stunning geography and luxury establishments, romantic inspiration can be found in all corners of the Principality. Sometimes the hectic pace of professional and family commitments make it hard to make time for romance. But for those who own or rent property in Monaco, there are no excuses; from Michelin restaurants to magical strolls by the Mediterranean, the Principality positively promotes all things romantic. Below, we’ve selected four of the most romantic date night ideas.
Le Louis XV – Alain Ducasse at the Hôtel de Paris
Run by one of the world’s most celebrated chefs, Alain Ducasse, the sumptuous interiors of Le Louis XV – Alain Ducasse makes for the ultimate lavish date night. This luxurious restaurant, surrounded by exclusive Monte-Carlo real estate, should be saved for nights you really want to remember and meals to impress on the summer terrace.
Located on the Casino Square in the palatial Hôtel de Paris, Le Louis XV – Alain Ducasse deserves its three Michelin Stars and more. Its high ceilings and chandeliers have a sensory impact almost as mouth-watering as the haute cuisine. A selection of rare vintage wines is perfectly paired with a gourmet menu of Mediterranean flavours. If you mention that you are celebrating an anniversary when you book, the staff may surprise you with an extra treat or thoughtful touch to the table decor.
Le Blue Bay, Monte-Carlo Bay Hôtel & Resort
For a romantic date night with ravishing sea views and fine dining, Le Blue Bay at the Monte-Carlo Bay Hôtel & Resort is a top choice. It’s a sophisticated hotel with a menu to match in the on-site restaurant, which is impeccably run by chef Marcel Ravin. The carefully-crafted fusion cuisine has earned the restaurant a Michelin star and demonstrates a hint of chef Ravin’s Martinican background. The romantic setting includes a terrace with sweeping views of the Mediterranean. After you’ve eaten, you could take the 30-minute stroll along the Larvotto waterfront to Monaco’s harbour, Port Hercules. Alternatively, for special celebrations, you can always spend a night or two in the hotel itself enjoying its spa facilities and then go back to your apartment in Monaco feeling rejuvenated.
Private Luxury Yacht
What could be more romantic than chartering your own yacht for a sunset cruise along the Riviera? Pop open a bottle of champagne and enjoy the breathtaking views in totally private surroundings. Your Captain will showcase sights such as Cap-Martin, Roquebrune beach, Eze and Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat. The shimmering glamour of Monaco’s port will be waiting as you return with new cherished memories.
The Fairmont Monte Carlo
The fabulous Fairmont Monte Carlo is a popular destination among Monegasque residents. It occupies a prime position at the hairpin bend of Monaco’s famous Grand Prix street circuit and it boasts pole position in terms of views. The Fairmont’s aptly named hotel bar Saphir 24 is open 24 hours a day and is ideal for a cocktail before dinner or a late night, post-date lounge drink.
It also serves “bistro chic” food should you choose to spend a whole night here drinking in the views from its huge bay windows. Perhaps you’d prefer to move to the Horizon Deck on the seventh floor. This Champagne bar features views across Monte-Carlo and out to the Prince’s Palace and the sea beyond. Nikki Beach, on the rooftop surrounding the hotel’s swimming pool, is the venue if you’re looking for the trendiest date destination.
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