A Classic Getaway in St. Tropez

Every year, St. Tropez draws thousands of travelers looking to experience the picturesque beauty of southeastern France. It became known as a popular celebrity getaway ever since classic Hollywood stars began to frequent the small fishing town on the French Riviera. Since that mid-century discovery, the coastal village has blossomed into a destination offering the best of both worlds—charming, rustic character perfect for glamorous partying.

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Yacht Culture

When in St. Tropez, a yacht charter is the secret to taking advantage of the city’s sparkling clear currents. Drawing sailors from around the world, ports bustle with vacationers and residents alike, ready to enjoy a smooth ride along the coast. Luxury yachts are available if you’re seeking the most sophisticated boating experience, whether it be for partying or working on your St. Tropez tan. Day cruise yacht charters are perfect for sightseeing and stopping off at all the trendiest locations down the shoreline. You can also aim for a holiday charter, allowing you to set sail for week-long excursions to places like Cannes or Iles de Lérins. No matter the itinerary, there’s a yacht fit for every traveler to truly take in the gentle breezes of the French Riviera.

 

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Daytime Dining

When they aren’t sailing along St. Tropez’ tides, guests of Club Cintique Cinq (or Le Club 55), indulge in decadent French cuisine at one of the most exclusive establishments in the city. Reservations for the beachside bistro are nearly impossible to acquire, leaving those on the outside to daydream of the delicacies within.

Le Club 55 has held its own as a celebrity hotspot ever since Brigitte Bardot graced its presence 50 years ago. It still remains at the top of A-list dining destinations thanks to popular dishes like the grilled langoustine tops, asparagus mousseline and fraises des bois dessert. Giving off the essence of a shorefront day party, it becomes easy to to celebrate the good life as groups often gather there to raise their glasses to another day in paradise.

 

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Elegant Hotels

France is known for its historically breathtaking architecture and St. Tropez delivers with its classical yet luxurious hotels. In the Var region of the city, the 19th century built Château de la Messardière paints the ideal picture of a magical French getaway. In offering over 100 rooms, it’s the town’s largest hotel, spanning an impressive 25 acres.

Guests get to take advantage of the spacious landscape through the many on-site amenities. The gourmet L’Acacia restaurant serves as a romantic, Mediterranean-style culinary experience, overlooking the beaches of Pampelonne. The Chateau Bar creates a sultry lounge environment for an intimate cocktail. Guests can also escape to the bar’s Terrace to take in the warm, summer breeze. For those seeking a bit of enlightenment, you don’t have to go far to enjoy the palace’s in-house art gallery. The collection showcases international artists’ exhibitions, highlighting works by Victoire de la Messardière, a descendant of the Messardière family.

What was once a small fishing village can now call itself a festive city with alluring charm. From yacht tours to beachside celebrations, St. Tropez is the place to gather for a mesmerizing taste of the French Riviera. As the glowing sun sets along the coastline, you won’t regret paying a visit to the city that has it all.

 

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Contact concierge@zochagroup.com for information on chartering a yacht, reserving a table at Club Cintique Cinq, or booking a stay at Château de la Messardière.

 

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Live the Party Lifestyle at Ibiza’s Hottest Destinations

There’s never a dull moment on the island of Ibiza, known all over the world for its unparalleled culture of celebration. The never-ending nightlife scene draws visitors all year long, ensuring quality hotel and dining experiences to match the festivities. Some of the hottest spots in Ibiza leave infinite opportunities for luxurious fun in the sun.

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Stay

Many visitors of Ibiza set out to spend their leisure hours indulging in the extravagant party scene that upholds the island’s unshakable reputation. But what if the party began the second you checked into the hotel? At the Ushuaia Beach Hotel the celebration comes to you, with a brand that incorporates a trendy type of luxury that gives every guest a front row seat to the magic.

The Tower at the Ushuaia Beach Hotel is an eight-story collection of lavish suites where guests can enjoy views overlooking the Mediterranean coastline. With plenty of amenities at their fingertips, a typical day might involve a relaxing massage, fine dining at the Oyster and Caviar Bar, and a night swim at The Tower Pool. Guests can choose when they’d like to join the party at the neighboring complex, The Club.

Unlike many hotel-nightclub relationships, booking a stay at The Ushuaia Club is just as good as buying a ticket to the show. Over 230 rooms and suites are arranged surrounding the pool and stage area, allowing guests a comfortable and personal way to enjoy the nightlife celebration. Partying ‘til dawn becomes an all out lifestyle as the nightclub experience dives right into the room, allowing guests the freedom to dance on their terrace while absorbing the pulsating sounds of the world class DJ below.

 

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Dance

Aside from stylish hotel suites and amenities, this locale also boasts a solid stream of the hottest performers from across the globe. The Ushuaia Club is the host to an event lineup under the name of Ushuaia Ibiza, featuring the likes of DJs such as David Guetta, Steve Aoki, and Avicii.

This summer, Norwegian DJ Kygo has been headlining a three-day residency at the lively open-air venue. His dedicated international fanbase has contributed to his 300 million Soundcloud and Youtube views, ensuring a successful set of appearances at The Club. Show-goers will be able to finish off their summer with a bang at his final Ushuaia Ibiza performance on August 25th.

 

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Dine

With a schedule of night-after-night partying, it’s always important to take a moment to recharge with a delicious meal. At the Sir Rocco Beach Club, guests can dine to a soundtrack of the ocean waves while enjoying homemade breads and pastas, fresh seafood, and natural juice cocktails. The Italian and Mediterranean cuisine is complemented by thoughtful, modern décor to create the perfect environment. A panoramic backdrop of the shore allows guests to relax and truly satisfy their cravings after a long night of entertainment.

The island of Ibiza is home to some of the best celebrations in the world, and those visiting have the opportunity to plunge head first into the party lifestyle. Beach leisure and blowout festivities come together to make your next tropical vacation limitless at Ibiza’s trendiest destinations.

 

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Kanantik Belize: Where Landscape Meets Luxury

Indulge in breathtaking panoramas of the Caribbean at your next favorite travel destination, Kanantik Belize. With countless residencies, a beachfront resort, and an expansive golf course, the 5,800 acre development allows travelers to experience the hypnotizing beauty of Southern Belize in luxury and style.

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Residencies

Located in the Stann Creek district, Kanantik Belize boasts diverse landscapes featuring lush grasslands, rolling hills, and serene beaches. The variety of ecosystems makes the environment one of the rarest in the world, allowing for the community to provide distinct categories of living. West of the beachfront, lots for homesites allow the potential to cultivate a lifestyle inspired by the natural terrain and vegetation.

Single family homes are available for those yearning to bring the outside in. Designed by Ken Ussenko, homes embrace Balinese, open floor-plan architecture combined with modern traditional elements, creating a balance of natural and contemporary. Guests can swim in their private oasis while taking in views of the majestic Maya Mountains, only enhancing the outdoor entertaining experience.

As an alternative to home residencies, Kanantik Belize also offers 300 luxury, beachfront condominiums. Stunning views of the coast will only entice residents into a refreshing swim, as they are granted direct access to the Caribbean Sea’s sandy shores.

 

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Resort

Guests of the Kanantik Reef & Jungle Resort stay in one of the property’s 25 luxury, beachfront cabanas. Surrounded by Southern Belize’s untouched landscape that features streaming waterfalls, mesmerizing jungles, and even ancient Mayan ruins, nature flawlessly blends into the Belizean vacation experience. The resort is committed to an eco-friendly, low-impact design encouraged by the desire to preserve and protect the community’s surroundings.

With wildlife naturally integrated into the Kanantik experience, adventure-seeking guests are aided by local guides with knowledge of the land. Guides native to the area assist guests in unlocking the mysteries of the complex landscape with activities such as exploring the sacred ruins of the Mayan civilization or spotting some of the 460 species of fish in Belize’s Barrier Reef.

 

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Golf

An exciting feature of Kanantik Belize will be the country’s only 18-hole golf course, imagined by international golf course designer Casey O’Callaghan, and advised by PGA tour professional golfer Brendan Steele. The scenery surrounding the course will highlight the indigenous greenery of the Caribbean. A gourmet organic restaurant in the Clubhouse will provide a dining experience serving meals crafted from ingredients from the local, sustainable Méinabu Organic Farm. Along with a “Mayacology” Spa, a swimming pool, and on-site personal trainers, the Clubhouse will be the center of leisure and luxury.

In addition to their attractive living options, everyday life at Kanantik Belize is enhanced by their amenities. A private airport ensures that visitors arrive and depart comfortably. An onsite, accredited Culinary Institute will train a skilled staff to surpass guests’ expectations. A 22-acre island, Central Park, will feature dining and shopping options along with a plant, flower, and vegetable garden. Those who choose to indulge in all that Kanantik Belize has to offer will find themselves enjoying access to a luxurious travel destination where the possibilities are endless.

 

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