Checking into the iconic @hotelducapedenroc
, a 19th-century pleasure palace perched on a rocky promontory in the South of France. Glamorous and reassuringly traditional, the much-celebrated seafront gem is a French confection of tall mansards, oeil-de-boeuf windows and wrought iron balconies, surrounded by 22 acres of bucolic pines and rose-scented gardens and bordered by rocky shoreline on the southern tip of the Cap d’Antibes peninsula. In the main grandiose mansion, large, sun-drenched rooms are decorated in a 19th-century Louis XV and XVI style, with thick carpets, high ceilings, hallways with original period details, antique furniture, with views of the surrounding gorgeous gardens and countryside. Suites at the waterside pavillon are more modern and boast direct sea views. With a nautical feel of an art deco cruise liner and two terraces of restaurants overhanging the sea, the extraordinary heated saltwater infinity pool, blasted into the seaside bedrock, offers 180-degree views of the dazzling Côte D'Azur. There’s no sandy beach here: an overwater trapeze, hoops, ladder and diving board are suspended over the sea, launching bathers straight into the twinkling Mediterranean. Not-to-be-missed are the ultra-private seafront cabanas overlooking the cobalt waters. The grounds also include a private landing pier for guests who arrive by boat, a spa by Sisley (complete with outdoor gazebos for massages) hidden away in a beautifully tended rose garden, and clay tennis courts. For booking through @intheknowexperiences
, clients will receive an upgrade at booking, daily breakfast, a $200 resort credit, and an early check-in / late check-out.