Monte Carlo Bay Hotel


I was in Monaco for the annual yacht show when I stayed here and this was just such a brilliant spot for it. The rooms here are huge (all 334 of them), and the views from the balcony... well, you can see for yourself, it looked like a film set with all the superyachts at anchor. The pool looks a little Vegas but actually it's brilliant, it extends from the indoor pool and there's a bridge, waterfalls, and yes, a sandy-bottomed lagoon. The hotel's Blue Bay restaurant has a Michelin-star, or you can just do as I did and drink your calories at the Blue Gin bar next door.