The world’s second smallest country (after the Vatican) measures less than one square mile. Monaco is a playground for the wealthy and A-List celebrities. The country is surrounded by France on the Côte d’Azur with glitzy casinos, luxurious hotels, designer boutiques, and alluring nightclubs. The mega yacht lined harbor overflows with glamour. The prestigious Monaco Grand Prix is held each year on the Circuit de Monaco. The ultimate adrenalin experience makes Monaco a hotspot full of luxury and excess.
The Small List
Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo – Located on Place du Casino, this iconic hotel offers guests an unparalleled experience.
Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo – This modern and luxurious hotel in the heart of Monaco oozes elegance and understated refinement, with a belle époque charm.
Fairmont Monte Carlo – With stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea and gracious service, no detail is overlooked. The Fairmont Monte Carlo is a unique luxury hotel and resort located in the heart of Monaco.
Fairmont Hairpin Room – Elegant and comfortable, the Fairmont Hairpin rooms provide unique views from their private terraces offering the best views of the race with its location on the hairpin bend.
Best Restaurants for Dinner
Le Louis XV – Alain Ducasse – The 3-Michelin-starred restaurant never ceases to amaze. Inspiration for the haute couture menu comes from the Riviera. The menu is modern and features regional products. Most importantly, it is the most prestigious restaurant in Monaco.
Cipriani Monte Carlo – With the ambiance of a luxury yacht and the nautical theme enhanced by strong blue and white elements, this prestigious restaurant offers its patrons outstanding quality and service. Experience the warm welcome and the lively atmosphere that are, undoubtedly, Cipriani trademarks.
Nobu Fairmont Monte Carlo – In its elegant atmosphere the restaurant offers the perfect vantage point to glimpse three countries, Monaco, France and Italy. Dining on Chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s legendary cuisine is, of course, a spectacular experience.
Sass Cafe – An exclusive and mystical restaurant, piano bar and club with refined decor, musicians and DJ’s who will then lead you to the end of the night.
COYA Monte-Carlo – Experience vibrant Latin American culture and sweeping views of the Mediterranean at COYA Monte-Carlo. Indulge in culinary innovations inspired by Peru. COYA is the ultimate destination for foodies and culture enthusiasts alike.
Rampoli – Born in the southern Italian region of Basilicata, Michelin star chef Antonio Salvatore is serving top notch contemporary Italian cuisine that is both tasty and precise.
GAIA – GAIA is a refined taverna, offering exquisite Greek cuisine in the heart of Monte Carlo. Inspired by Mediterranean culture, GAIA blends history and design to create a relaxed and inviting ambiance. The menu combines traditional flavors, fresh ingredients and the simplicity of home cooking. Each dish showcases the true essence of Greek-Mediterranean cuisine.
Best Restaurants for Lunch
Miami Plage – Welcoming guests for over 25 years on the oldest beach in Monaco, Miami Plage’s traditional Mediterranean cuisine uses fresh ingredients in large portions. Enjoy a fabulous lunch and afterwards relax on the Côté Plage with an Aperol Spritz.
Brasserie du Café de Paris Monte-Carlo – At any hour of the day or night the iconic Café de Paris Monte-Carlo is a must! Lively and open to all, this festive venue is a meeting place where everyone converges.
L’Horizon Deck, Restaurant and Champagne Bar – Enjoy the buffet experience with a breathtaking 360 degree view of the Mediterranean. In addition, enjoy a glass of champagne at the rooftop lounge.
Nikki Beach Monte Carlo – Located on the rooftop of the Fairmont Monte Carlo, the sophisticated scene is all about lounging poolside with champagne, specialty cocktails and good food. Soak up the sun all day, and, of course, party under the stars all evening! Beautiful and glamorous!
U Luvassu – Located on the quay of the Hercule Port in Monaco, the secret of the success of this fish shop and its tasting terrace is simple, extremely fresh and quality products at reasonable prices. Located opposite the Yachting Club of Monaco, this is the perfect spot for a leisurely lunch.
Le Bar Américain, Hotel de Paris Monte Carlo – The bar is elegant and the signature cocktails are incredible. In addition, this legendary Monaco bar offers a wide variety of live jazz, swing, blues, soul and French music performances.