These days, people often want the perfect Instagram snaps from their holiday – with a large number basing their decision on this alone. In 2017, a study revealed that two-fifths (40.1%) of millennials choose their holiday destinations based on ‘Instagrammability’ – making it the most important factor when deciding where to go. Although many charter clients prefer the privacy of their own yacht, restaurants that look good on the photo (and also offer fabulous food) are a welcomed addition to their charter itinerary and a photo memoir from an unforgettable Frech Riviera charter holiday. So, hop in your tender and head on shore to discover new places to dine and shine!
France was the most visited country in the world in 2018, welcoming 93.2 million visitors from all over the world, and tourism levels here aren’t expected to drop any time soon. The French Riviera is renowned for first-class cuisine and shopping as well as being home to some of the best natural, cultural and historical sites in Europe. Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur is the most popular holiday region in the south of France and is a favoured destination for island-hopping and yachting vacations – mainly due to the clear blue waters and glorious beaches.
Dream Yacht Sales has researched and discovered the most popular (and instagrammable) restaurants along the French Riviera by cross-referencing popular Instagram hashtags with geolocations. From eating breakfast on the beach to delving into fresh, local cuisine on a rooftop at sunset; these eateries are sure to offer unforgettable experiences – as well as rake in the likes.
Annex Beach, Cannes
Located on the prestige Croisette, Annex Beach is an establishment which offers an unforgettable experience. The restaurant also offers a private beach as well as evening entertainment such as cabaret and live music by international artists. The elegant decoration makes the perfect backdrop for an Instagram snap – as will the gastronomic dishes and perfectly put together cocktails.
Eden Plage Mala, Cap-d’Ail
This unique establishment is easily accessible by yachts, but also offers a free taxi boat services for those coming from Monaco. It is the perfect getaway, offering a relaxed ambience, spectacular views and excellent live music. Enjoy all that the private beach has to offer – the restaurant provides fresh, local cuisine whilst the bar offers a great selection of wines and cocktails. Eden Plage Mala also has its very own ‘relaxation area’ where you can book in for a relaxing massage, pedicure or manicure.
La Guérite , Cannes
Nestled on the rocky cove of Sainte-Marguerite island in front of Cannes, La Guérite has its own dock so is easily accessible by yacht. The unique restaurant allows you to discover authentic Mediterranean cuisine and offers an amazing ambience – the views and live music makes you feel like you are in paradise. Relax on the sunbeds or go for a swim in the sea – just be sure not to miss out on an Instagram opportunity because both the backdrop and restaurant itself offers the perfect photo opportunity.
Saphir 24 Bistro and Lounge, Monaco
If spectacular views, amazing cuisine and exotic cocktails are what you are looking for – visiting Saphir 24 is a must. Offering breakfast, lunch and dinner you can visit any time of the day – watching the sunset over the ocean with a glass of wine in hand is an unrivalled experience though. The Pink Sunday Brunch which is hosted every Sunday in the Champagne Lounge makes for the perfect ‘gram photo too.
Le Méridien, Nice
A rooftop bar set in the perfect location with magnificent views of the promenade; Le Meridien is the perfect place for a relaxed lunch or formal dinner in the evening. The immaculately designed decor creates the perfect atmosphere – as well as the perfect background for a photo (particularly at sunset).
Plage La Mandala, Cannes
The perfect place to relax and rejuvenate, La Mandala offers a private beach, restaurant and a separate bar. The quirky decor and alternative seating are what makes this establishment so unique (and grammable). Be sure to try the fresh, authentic Mediterranean food served by the beach restaurant whilst taking in the unrivalled views of the coast.
Written by Chloe Deans / Dream Yacht Sales