Paloma Plage Saint Jean Cap Ferrat

As the end of summer is sadly approaching, I’m looking back on the second part of my solo vacation in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat on the French Riviera. I spent one perfect night at the Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat with its Club Dauphin and it was nothing short of perfection.

After my first night in Èze, I went to Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat. I arrived at the fabulous Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat before lunch so my room wasn’t ready yet. This wasn’t a problem at all as I left my bags with the front desk and went directly to Club Dauphin.

Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat Gardens and Club Dauphin

There’s an elevator that takes you from the ground floor to Club Dauphin and the beach, but I opted for the stairs. I couldn’t resist the scenic route through the beautiful garden with the birds singing in the background. Paradise really is the only way to describe it.

grand hotel du cap ferrat garden
grand hotel du cap ferrat garden
Grand-Hotel du Cap-Ferrat Club Dauphin

When I arrived, I chose my chair and settled in very easily to say the least.

I ate a delicious lunch overlooking the pool: burrata and heirloom tomatoes to start followed by simple fresh fish. I of course had to sample the cocktail of the day and check out their margaritas. Both passed my test with flying colors.

lunch at club dauphin
burrata at club dauphin
fresh fish at club dauphin
margarita at club dauphin

I spent the afternoon soaking up my time by the pool. Not surprisingly, the service at Club Dauphin is incredible and it’s truly hard to beat the Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat setting. It almost feels like being on your own island. They let me know that my room was ready so I went upstairs to check it out. More on the room in a bit!

Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat Port

As stunning as the hotel grounds are, I always like to see and do as much as possible when I’m traveling. I took a little afternoon adventure and went to the Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat port.

saint jean cap ferrat port
saint jean cap ferrat port

The port is lively with restaurants, shops, and a magnificent view of oceans and mountains. You really get a wonderful perspective of the mountains meeting the sea from the port of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat. I picked up a little rosé and headed back to my room to enjoy the views.

Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat

Grand-Hotel du Cap-Ferrat facade

My room felt like something out of a fairytale. All of the windows opened onto a balcony with a beautiful view of the ocean. I would’ve been pleased with the balcony alone, but then I saw the terrasse. In that moment I made dinner plans with myself – room service on the terrasse.

balcony view grand hotel du cap ferrat
sunset from grand hotel du cap ferrat

The terrasse really had the best-of-both-worlds views: the sea and the gardens. The Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat truly is paradise.

My Final Day in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat

I woke up early and went on a walk into Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat. The hotel is connected to a path leading right into town along the water. I decided to go left on my walk towards Paloma Beach.

paloma beach saint jean cap ferrat
saint jean cap ferrat lighthouse
Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat water

When I got back to the hotel I stopped at Club Dauphin again. It was pretty seeing it in a different light. Even in my workout clothes, the staff recognized me and greeted me by name. I was super impressed but at this point not surprised because the entire experience had been wonderful.

It was a perfectly beautiful day and I didn’t feel quite ready to go back to Paris, so I called Air France and changed my flight. I had to check out of my room, but spent the rest of the day and afternoon at Club Dauphin. I alternated swimming in the ocean and the pool all while soaking in the incredible views.

Because I checked out of my room, I used the Spa to shower off before heading to Nice and the airport. Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat and the Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat are truly a dream!

Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat ocean
Grand-Hotel du Cap-Ferrat Club Dauphin afternoon

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