After a pretty adventurous and go, go, go time in Nice, Lauren and I decided to spend the last half of our trip relaxing at a nice resort! Antibes is a cute town only about 20 minutes from Nice that we read was a little more relaxed. We had such a lovely time in Antibes and even got to meet up with a good friend of mine who was randomly in South of France for a wedding. SUCH A SMALL WORLD!
Where We Stayed
The CAP D’ANTIBES Beach Hotel is a boutique hotel featuring only 35 rooms and suites. It has a private beach and an amazing restaurant “BABA” on site, which we ended up eating at twice because it was so good! The hotel was designed with Beverly Hills in mind, so all of the umbrellas, and decor incorporates pink. The staff was incredible and so accommodating – overall would highly recommend this place.
Tip: When you make your reservation, call and ensure you get a room with a shower. Seems silly I know, but Lauren and I ended up in a room with only a bath which we had never expected. Because there are only 35 rooms, we unfortunately could not switch as they were completely full.
No better time for a photoshoot!
Exploring Beyond the Resort: Our Off-site Adventures
When we first arrived (a quick 10 minute uber from the hotel) we walked through a market and strolled the streets of this adorable city. Along the coast you can walk to see NOMADIC, a gigantic sculpture overlooking the water with some of the best views in Antibes. Walking around the shore you can also admire the crazy amount of yachts and wealth. I have never seen personal boats this large!
The Picasso Museum is located in the Grimaldi castle where Picasso spent time and produced numerous works, drawings and paintings. Following his stay there, he left a variety of different pieces which are now on display for the public. At the end of the tour, there is a terrace with amazing views and sculptures form a variety of different artist.
F. Scott Fitzgerald lived in Antibes and rented a home there that has been transformed into a beautiful hotel called the Belles-Rives. This would also be a great place to stay! It was a short walk from the CAP D’ANTIBES.
Inside the hotel we went to the Fitzgerald Bar, where they had a grand piano, Art Deco Chairs and a charming ambiance. Looking out at the view during sunset, we could see a lighthouse across the way, which is thought to be where Fitzgerald may have gotten his idea for the green light on the dock for the Great Gatsby. Drinks were pricy (about 20 euros a piece) but if you ever find yourself in Antibes this is a must to add to your itinerary!
Since Antibes was our last stop of the trip, the night before we left we headed back to Nice to be close to the airport before our early flight. The pool at the Sheraton Nice Airport Hotel looked over the airport so you could see all the planes arriving and taking off. They also had a rooftop bar called SHE’S – NICE SKY BAR, where we had dinner and I convinced the DJ to play some Abba to end the trip on a high note!
Thanks for stopping by! XOXO