As the Mediterranean Season starts to crack the champagne, all eyes are turning towards Monaco in great anticipation of the amazing Formula 1 Grand Prix shaking up the streets of Monte Carlo from the 24th until the 27th May. Casinos, superyachts, Michelin starred chefs and world class hotels – we can’t think of a better destination for embracing the power and perfection of some of the worlds greatest supercars.
Arrive in Style
Making a statement arrival on the shores of Monaco is a must. Yacht charter bookings usually need to be made well in advance, but there is nothing like gliding around the famous corners of the French Riviera in your own superyacht. Burgess has some beautiful options for those who want to drop anchor at the highly coveted Port Hercules, well its to late for that, but you can check out these five fabulous mediterranean charter yachts by Burgess Yachts.
Well-heeled visitors coming from across the pond can opt to touch down via private jet. From the Bombardier Challenger 650 to the Global 6000, the closest airport can be found in Nice, only 24 kilometers away. From Nice you can take a private helicopter transfer– getting you from tarmac to glitzy strip in less than 10 minutes.
Sleep in Bliss
If you want to lay your head to rest right in the heart of Grand Prix territory, then be sure to score a room in Monaco. Elegance abounds with Monaco’s smattering of best places to stay. Five-star bliss can be found steps from the Casino Square at the famed Hotel de Paris and the heavenly Hotel Hermitage. Those wanting to step a little further out can find sophisticated hotels on the Promenade de Anglais in Nice and hire a driver to make the 45-minute drive when wanting to catch the sizzling rack action, although helicopter transfers will help to beat the traffic.
What to Pack
With track action in the day and champagne soirees at night, packing the right array of casual come chic is essential. We are turning out eyes to a packing list that embraces casual elegance; palates of springtime white against rainbow accessories are superb for day dining at spots like Mirazur, and ultra-feminine footwear and tailored suits will ensure you skip the lines at the highly euphoric Extravaganza After Party that kicks off in style on the Saturday night.
Where to Party
Speaking of partying, the Grand Prix week is the one to watch. Amber Lounge stays at the heart of the action. The weekend culminates in a dizzying hedonistic array of F1 drivers, world class DJ’s, iconic acts and free flow champagne.
Yacht parties galore invite you to be in full attendance, book a ticket on the trackside luxury yacht for daytime decadence with front row seats of the fast racing action. the Formula 1 Paddock Club, Caravelles Panorama Terrace, and Emmano VIP Terrace are all fine-tuned spots for gourmet dining, open bars and privileged access with the who’s who of the Monaco Grand Prix and social scene.