A STUNNING PROPERTY just a short 20 minutes from Saint-Tropez, featuring breathtaking views of the sea opened recently. Set on the coastline in La Croix Valmer, Lily of the Valley is a year-round wellness sanctuary (many resorts in this area are seasonal). From its position on a hill surrounded by protected nature reserves, it’s just a few steps to the sandy, five-kilometre Gigaro Beach.
Guestrooms and suites were designed by renowned architect Philippe Starck, with all buildings blending seamlessly into the natural surroundings. At the heart of the hotel is a wellness centre with steam rooms, a snow-shower, sauna, health-focused restaurant with vegan and vegetarian options, and swimming pool. The wellness offerings range from detox programs to energy treatments and immersive sport and yoga retreats. The hotel has just 38 rooms and six suites with private terraces overlooking the sea. – Holly Crawford