When summer arrives, the sun first shines on these flamboyant destinations that immediately invite disconnection. Because taking a step back from everyday life nurtures the soul, Mélanie Huynh shares her most beautiful summer memories with you...
Gigi Ramatuelle: the St. Tropez stopover of Holidermie Loft
Recently settled on a 1.8-hectare estate under the pine forest, Gigi Ramatuelle summons the Dolce Vita. With a touch of Dalida's music, one can indulge in the flavors of Italy while already thinking about the treatment booked, just after this gourmet break.
This summer, the Holidermie Loft is also heading to Saint-Tropez and takes residence in two well-being cocoons, calmly evolving in the property's park. There, you can experience the signature treatments of the Parisian location, as well as a ritual dedicated to the sun, ideal when exposing your skin to the warmth of the Mediterranean.
• 1050 Chemin des Barraques, 83350 Ramatuelle.
Hôtel La Ponche (Saint-Tropez) x Le Tigre Yoga
As a legendary refuge of another era's elite, Hôtel La Ponche reopens its doors this summer in its most contemporary version. Redesigned by Fabrizio Casiraghi, experienced in the luxury and charming hotel business, La Ponche has lost none of its splendor, quite the contrary: the architect has preserved the soul of the place and its illustrious patrons.
Thus, you can stay in the "Françoise Sagan" suite (our favorite!), where the writer, at just 17 years old, started writing "Bonjour Tristesse." In the kitchen, Thomas Danigo offers a seasonal and strictly local menu, both delicious and healthy. And not to forget good habits, you can book a yoga class, provided by the instructors from the Parisian studios of Le Tigre Yoga Club, on the jetty, right in front of the hotel.
• 5 rue des Remparts, 83990 Saint-Tropez.
Château Malromé (Saint-André-du-Bois)
Château de Malromé is an enchanted escape. Far from the grandeur of our beloved Mediterranean beaches, the residence of the Huynh family now welcomes guests for a moment filled with history, art, and gastronomy. This exquisite mansion invites complete disconnection and multiplies inspiration, just like its illustrious former owner, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, who used to retreat and paint in his summer studio here.
The place, especially its vineyards, led to the creation of the Holiderm antioxidant complex composed of three French active extracts: Grape Berry, Maritime Pine Bark, and Calendula Flower, which are present in Holidermie skincare and dietary supplements. Naturally, our brand took root at Château Malromé and now offers holistic well-being retreats and treatments.
Enjoy a moment of sharing at the restaurant Les Abeilles and appreciate its botanical and bucolic atmosphere, with a menu highlighting local ingredients.
• Château Malromé, 33490 Saint-André-du-Bois.
Mykonos is our preferred option when it comes to combining festivity with spirituality. At Scorpios, music is experienced differently. By inviting mystical artists to perform under its bohemian-style tent, the most prominent beach club on the island transforms into a cosmic temple.
Barefoot in the sand, under the starlight: the elements connect us. The sounds and voices transport us: the senses come alive. While each visit to Mykonos is unique, discovering Scorpios will make the experience even more beautiful.
• Paraga, 84600 Mykonos, Kikladhes, Greece.
Six Senses Ibiza
Locations under the Six Senses brand are among the most elegant in the world. The one located in Ibiza, which opened this year, is no exception, with a strictly eco-responsible commitment. Decorated with impeccable taste and managed by an attentive team, this haven of luxury, calm, and pleasure makes you forget there's a world outside...
Its spa extends the experience and offers a selection of holistic treatments that nurture the body and mind (a range of healing and preventive longevity programs are also available for residents). On the rooftop, with the sublime bay of Xarraca as the focal point, you can choose between yoga or boxing, depending on your desires. To top it all off, needless to say, this little piece of paradise boasts restaurants with unparalleled finesse in the region, offering gourmet and healthy options.
• Camí de Sa Torre, 71, 07810 Sant Joan de Labritja, Ibiza.
Preserved from the tourism that affects its neighboring islands, Menorca is witnessing a revival. The Experimental Club has understood this and set up its new address here, now evolving with a slow-life philosophy.
Like an ode to slowness, this exquisite finca, bohemian-style decorated by the talented Dorothée Meilichzon, has integrated itself into the Menorcan landscape while adopting local customs and practices. Thus, ecology takes precedence over grandeur, the cuisine is unpretentious but sun-soaked, and the focus is on human experiences. Meditation, horse riding, swimming, long walks... An ideal program for rejuvenation.
• Camí de Llucalari, 07730 Alaior, Menorca
This European tour ends in a small Portuguese fishing village, where a unique and secret gem hides. Casa Mahali, a truly charming vacation home, combines a bohemian and discreet way of life with 5-star services.
Here, a chef takes care of meals upon request, and yoga classes, massages, or other soulful getaways are available with a simple request, as are horseback rides on the beach or in the rice fields... This is a unique opportunity to breathe for real and for good.
• Rua da fraternidade 5, 7580-637 Comporta, Portugal.