It's difficult to measure when the point of ultimate relaxation occurs. Whether it's the first ocean dip from the private beach or the poolside drinks in the afternoon sun, the Résidence de la Pinède has skillfully balanced the critical mass of comforts.
Looking out onto the Gulf of Saint Tropez, the hotel's fashionable spot gives visitors easy access to the yachts and sailboats that speckle the length of the French Riviera. Settle on one of the many local beaches and watch the more active visitors kayak, windsurf, and water ski across the calm Mediterranean waters.
Part of the Résidence de la Pinède's splendor comes from its brightly decorated suites. Colors usually reserved for villa exteriors, the vivid greens and cooling blues make for an energizing interior that complements the expansive sea views. Choose a spacious room or private suite with marble bathroom and private outdoor terrace. And then retire to the hotel's restaurant to feast on Mediterranean delights.