Chateau Saint-Martin & Spa, Côte d’Azur

We love options and not everyone can holiday at Hotel du Cap, truly! Would you like a getaway to the Riviera and run into your neighbors or colleagues? Slip away then, to the du Cap sister property Chateau Saint-Martin & Spa, the quintessential escape from routines, cities and the mundane schedules. Properties are 45 mins. apart, thus the likelihood of passing a partner is highly unlikely.

Sitting amid 30 acres of countryside in the very heart of the Côte d’Azur. The Château is nestled in the foothills of the Baou des Blancs and commands stunning views of the sapphire blue Mediterranean from Nice to Cannes as well as magnificent sights of the Southern Alps.

Set amidst the 12th century ruins of a Knights Templar fortress, the Château Saint-Martin & Spa is one of the French Riviera’s most stunning and entrancing destinations. The South of France and its treasure troves of art and history are all within convenient travel distances from the Château’s home in Vence. Day trips and excursions are easily arranged to visit some of the world’s finest museums, galleries and archaeological sites. Historic, surrounded by museums (Picasso), enchanting garden estates, you decide: become a Riviera crawler and explore the steep hillside ramparts or cocoon at the pool, become a spa connoisseur or dabble in both worlds. We won’t tell if you toss the to do list.

The Château’s setting in pristine countryside enhances an exciting range of recreational activities including horse riding, mountain biking and trekking. Other pursuits, such as golf, diving and sailing on the Mediterranean coast, can be arranged by our superb land team. Sail down the azure coast and view the celebs in St. Tropez, dangle a fishing line from your yacht, practice your swan dive from the bow into the sparkling Mediterranean, dreamy beaches and harbors are nestled along the coastline.

Exceptional dining experience orchestrated by Yannick Franques, a master chef with a 2-star Michelin, and superb signature spa La Prairie & Bamford, recreate a life.

 We have clients who departed today, not too late to unplug!

Silversea Galapagos

Luxurious Silversea Cruise line now offers a five-day Galapagos excursion; they also have a week cruise, however many of our clients like a shortened voyage. We prefer small intimate ships and their recent addition of a 100-guest expedition ship is the perfect choice for a sophisticated relaxing Journey. Spouting whales breach in the distant surf, dolphin pods jump off the bow, frigate birds follow the wake, natural wonders everyday!

The all inclusive lifestyle at its best aboard the Silversea Galapagos. Accommodations are all ocean view suites, many feature private balconies and all provide personalized butler service. Among the many inclusive amenities: on board expedition teams certified by the Galapagos National Park Service, complimentary shore excursions, zodiacs for sea adventure, snorkeling with penguins in volcanic craters, and exquisite fine dining. Be casual and comfortable, no formal evenings.

Photography workshops, seminars, informal discussions with the expedition teams plus the daily explorations by skiff or walking across the ancient islands. Each island is unique, swim in tidal pools, explore the flora and fauna in one of the greatest wildlife sanctuaries in the world. Explore natural lava tunnels and look for stalactites and stalagmites. The north central route through the Galapagos includes the most unusual islands in the Galapagos: Genovesa with its collapsed caldera, Espanola, the southern most island and one of the richest in terms of wildlife, it is the only nesting place in the world for waved albatross. Santa Cruz island is one of the few places to see the Galapagos tortoise in the wild. Penguins, sea lions, an array of beautiful birds, including Darwin’s finches, and colorful land iguanas, every moment will surprise and delight!

We can add on pre or post land explorations in Lima, Puno and Lake Titicaca. Or visit Machu Picchu traveling aboard the famed Hiram Bingham luxury train. One of the top ten rail Journeys in the world in the opulent meticulously restored Pullman cars. A delightful journey through the dramatic Andean scenery of the Urubamba Valley concludes at the famed Sanctuary Lodge, the only hotel adjacent to Machu Picchu, which allows you to explore the ancient Inca citadel with fewer tourists.

Rare and Refned On Board and Ashore

Limited availability on Silversea Galapagos Cruise Sept. – Nov. 27, 2013