Chartering a yacht 3 days in Monaco: Our tips

Rear deck of the yacht Raph Seven anchored to Monaco

Day 1: From Monaco to authentic Saint-Tropez

Board your yacht as soon as you arrive in Monaco. After discovering the spaces of your yacht, then set off for the first day of discovery. Two hours of sailing will take you to the village of Saint-Tropez, where the traditional Provencal market is held every Tuesday and Saturday. Stroll along the spice-scented alleys and give in to the temptation of souvenirs of Provencal craftsmanship, including hats and baskets or other pieces of Provencal fabrics.

A real stopover in Saint-Tropez includes a visit to the gourmet address of the Place des Lices, the Tarte Tropézienne. After this local experience, enjoy lunch onboard your yacht or in one of the beach restaurants in the bay of Pampelonne.

While some will take advantage of the second half of the day to relax and sunbathe on the yacht’s numerous sunbathing areas, the more adventurous will prefer to indulge in the thrills of jet-skiing or jet-surfing. Finally, after enjoying a last cocktail while enjoying the sunset, sail to Monaco for a night under the starry sky of the Principality.

The Riva Corsaro anchored in the Gulf of Saint-Tropez
The motor yacht Raph Seven (Riva 100′ Corsaro) anchored in the Gulf of Saint-Tropez

Day 2: Discovery of Monaco and the Mala beach at Cap d’Ail

After this Tropezian escapade, the second day of cruising aboard your yacht will be gentler. After a morning at the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, where children and adults will discover a place dedicated to the preservation of the oceans, sail to the Mala beach in Cap d’Ail. On the private beach of La Réserve de la Mala, chef Jean-Marc Troussard delivers a generous Mediterranean-inspired cuisine. Here, time is suspended at the sight of the most beautiful shades of water, from crystalline to marine, and the daybed will be your refuge for a relaxing afternoon.

Back in Monaco, it may be time for shopping in the luxury boutiques of the One Monte Carlo district. To complete the day, a gastronomic dinner at the Louis XV symbolises the quintessence of Monegasque luxury. The ideal end of the day in Monaco includes a stopover at the Monte Carlo Casino before finishing the night at the Jimmy’z Club and joining your yacht.

La Mala beach in Cap d'Ail
La Mala beach in Cap d’Ail, one of the most beautiful beaches of the French Riviera

Day 3: Discovery of Cap d’Antibes and the Lérins Islands

The last day of your Monegasque cruise will allow you to enjoy your yacht fully. From the port of Monaco, sail along the coast to Cap d’Antibes and its sumptuous residences before reaching the Lérins islands. Between the two islands, indulge in a snorkelling or paddle session, discovering the rich marine biodiversity in this protected area. Adrenaline junkies can experiment with the flyboard or jet-skis that equip the yacht.

After a day of escapade on these islands with their mystical atmosphere, anchor your yacht in the bay of Cannes for an evening in front of the palaces of the Croisette. Dine on board at sunset time and extend the evening with fireworks during the international fireworks festival.

Back in Monaco, celebrate your last evening in Monaco to the fiery rhythm of the Twiga Monte Carlo club.

The Lérins Islands, Sainte-Marguerite and Saint-Honorat, in the South of France