Wait, there's more to Monte Carlo than the Grand Prix?

Less than two square kilometers in size, Monaco is one of the most attractive little stretches of land on the planet... and our friends at Fairmont Monte Carlo are giving us all the travel inspiration we need.

With notable events like Formula 1 and the Monaco Yacht Show, the country of Monaco has long been been synonymous with prestige and glamour. But today's Monte Carlo is broadening its portfolio of unique experiences to appeal to families, intellectuals and experiential travelers.

How, exactly? Monte-Carlo SBM (Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer), owners of the Monte Carlo Casino and the Opéra de Monte-Carlo, is run by the royal family. This puts the focus of their investments on excellence rather than profit, which is why you'll see their new artistic director filling up the destination's exciting event calendar with art and music festivals, fancy charity galas and unforgettable themed dinner parties.

While Monte Carlo preps itself for a new, adventurous crowd, Fairmont Monte Carlo is ready to treat visitors to luxury accommodations with views of the Mediterranean hillside- and that infamous "Hairpin Turn" of Formula 1's Grand Prix, of course.

So what would the perfect day in Monte Carlo look like? We suggest starting with room service before your personal training session at the gym and treatment at Fairmont Spa, which just happened to be awarded as Monaco's Leading Spa Resort 2016 by the World Travel. One feature we love about the spa is the collection of private treatment suites for guests to design their very own personalized experiences (alone, of course).

Now that you've indulged in self-care, there are other indulgences to be enjoyed! Your next stop is the Champagne Bar for the Market 45 the lunch, a Mediterranean buffet of seasonal vegetables, meat and fish, cheese, fruits and dessert. You'll want to fuel up before heading to Nikki Beach Monte Carlo, a vibrant global beach club brand that just happens to be part of the hotel.

For dinner, enjoy a gourmet experience at NOBU on a terrace overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. Finally, the iconic glistening view you've been waiting for! As an added perk, if it's summer, live music will be playing until 1am... which means you can sneak away to the exotic Buddha Bar Monte Carlo lounge or Casino de Monte Carlo, both just steps away, before heading back to the Fairmont for a music-filled night cap.

The only thing left on your agenda? Resting before another perfect day.

If you're feeling inspired to be among the first of your circle to visit this up and coming destination, contact one of our friendly travel planners (or have us connect you to yours) to book your Monte Carlo vacation!

Plus, enjoy our exclusive offer only for Cadence clients:

  • Complimentary buffet breakfast for two guests
  • Upgrade up on availability
  • Early check in and late check out upon availability
  • Fourth Night Free for bookings made by August 21, 2017 for travel through December 28th, 2017*

*Blackout dates apply: September 10-12, 26-29; October 2-3, 11-13, 16-17 and November 6-11.