CEO of Supertoys Monaco, Jordan Waugh, reccoemnds Anjuna Beach for dipping your toes in the water. Accessible by boat (with tender service), or by car (with limited parking) Anjuna Beach is only 15 minutes outside Monaco but feels a million miles away, with its Polynesian totems and pieds dans l’eau dining. On occasion, some guests play music (members of U2 live near by, so the experience can be well worth it).
Tips for visiting Monaco for the World Superyacht Awards
If you're planning to visit Monaco this September for the World Superyacht Awards 2021, don't forget that there's more to do in the Principality than just the award ceremony. To make the most of your time there, we've put together an insider's guide with hot tips from brokers, owners and other Monaco experts - from where to see the best views to the best spots for a late night snack...
If you crave a pizza at 3am after a long night of partying, stop in at local legend Tip Top. It’s low key and low budget, but is a firm favourite with locals and visiting glitterati, including Jenson Button, who has been spotted stopping for a snack on occassion.
Looking for the best pint in town? former F1 boss and the owner of Perini Navi sailing yacht Blush, Eddie Jordan, recommends Slammers Bar on rue Suffren Reymond. A cheap and cheerful sports bar with a lively atmosphere, locals and international visitors will stop by for draught beer, live music and a casual night out. During the Monaco Grand Prix, HSH Prince Albert unfailingly stops by for a drink or two.
Monte-Carlo Bay hotel pool
Monte-Carlo Bay hotel (one of the best hotels in Monaco) has the biggest and best outdoor pool in Monaco, complete with sandy bottom. If you’re not a guest, you can pay to have a splash about and cool down during your time in the principality.
Spa Métropole by Givenchy
If you need to unwind after a long day on your feet exploring, a massage should help. Edmiston charter broker Anne Lebernicheux suggests booking an appointment at the Spa Métropole by Givenchy at Hôtel Métropole Monte-Carlo. Located inside one of the best hotels in Monaco, this wellness centre offers special jet-lag treatments if you've just arrived for the show from overseas, plus the beauty salon can help get you ready if you're planning to attend the glamorous gala dinner at the World Superyacht Awards.
Le Blue Gin
For a relaxing pre-dinner drink at one of Monaco's best bars, Camper & Nicholsons charter broker Vanessa Morlot suggets trying out the beautiful terrace of Le Blue Gin Bar at the Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel. It boasts an unbeatable, breath-taking view of Monte-Carlo Beach, Cap Martin and the glittering Mediterranean Sea.
If you've had your fill of Mediterranean fish and are looking for something else to cleanse your palate, Damian Martin, Director of Yacht Management at Edmiston reccomends Beef Bar where you can fill your Wagyu needs. Alternatively, he ventures that "La Bionda is more fun. Just back from the port, this great, not-too-expensive restaurant does an amazing BBQ-style steak on an open grill inside."
Yoga Shala Circle Monaco
If you can't go without your fitness routine while visiting the principality, book a class through Yoga Shala Circle Monaco. The company organises yoga classes, meditation courses and other holistic practices in studios around the city as well as in private homes or outdoors spaces, ans has been cited by locals as a firm favourite for Monégasque yoga bunnies. The teachers cater to all levels and also offer other activities such as pilates classes and massages.