If you and your family are seeking somewhere to retreat to and soak up sun rays, we have two different kid-friendly escapes for you to choose between: St Barths and St Tropez. We’ve also picked out two villas from each destination that are perfect for holidaying with the whole family, offering everything from infinity pools to private disco rooms. Between St Barths and St Tropez villa holidays, find your favourite below.
St Barths vs St Tropez villa holidays: What suits you best?
Why go to St Tropez?
St Tropez may be synonymous with A-listers, beach parties and glamorous yachts, but you’d be surprised at how much is also on offer for kids in this beautiful port village, from adventure and water parks and zoos to nature reserves and kid-friendly beach clubs. With a great selection of family-friendly activities and villas, plus a balmy Mediterranean climate, St Tropez villa holidays are an idyllic contender for 2021.
When is the best time to go to St Tropez?
St Tropez is beautiful at every time of year, but during winter many establishments will be closed for the season, meaning most people prefer to visit in spring, summer, and autumn. Summer is when the majority of tourists visit, seeing average highs of 28⁰C/ 82.4°F, but this means that the town can be very busy in June, July and August. The shoulder seasons of spring and autumn may be preferable to those who prefer a more peaceful escape, still offering delightfully warm weather and the opportunity to enjoy restaurants, beach clubs and other establishments.
Where to stay in St Tropez?
This six bedroom and bathroom property is located just 700m from Pampelonne beach and a ten-minute drive to St Tropez centre, situated on 4,000m2 of manicured forest and gardens. Boasting a swimming pool, a helipad, a Mayer barbecue, a fully equipped kitchen with GAGGENAU appliances, and more, Villa Marilyn is available from €27,000/week from St Tropez House.
A unique neo-provençal five-bedroom villa, ideally located three minutes from Route des Salins and five minutes from St Tropez centre. This property offers a Bali-inspired infinity pool, 2270m2 of luscious green landscape, a gym, spacious garage, a fully equipped kitchen with wine cellar, and a selection of terraces. Villa Bali is available from €30,000/week from St Tropez House.
Why go to St Barths?
St Barths has a relaxed atmosphere that will leave the whole family feeling blissed out. With glorious white sand beaches and a calm, warm sea that is perfect for introducing little ones to the water as well as trying out gentle watersports, St Barths is ideal for family days out by the water. Don’t miss out on Shell Beach, where kids can spend hours collecting shells. Away from the water, there is plenty of exotic wildlife to enjoy, from iguanas and tortoises to hermit crabs and pelicans.
When is the best time to go to St Barths?
Book a St Barths villa rental from December through to April to enjoy the most sunshine and a very low chance of rain, with average highs of 29°C/84°F. St Barths is hottest from June to September, at 32°C/90°F, but there is a higher chance of rain, with the official rainy season running from September to November.
Where to stay in St Barths?
This stunning four bedroom St Barths villa rental is located in an isolated position on the top of the St Jean hill, offering sublime ocean views. The property is conveniently situated just five minute’s drive from Gustavia. Available from $25.000/week in low season, or from $35.000/week in high season, from Premier Properties.
Just a two-minute drive from the beach and a five minute drive from Gustavia, Villa Neo is a breath-taking contemporary property with six bedrooms. It offers a panoramic view of St Jean bay and the ocean, while other highlights include a soundproof disco, a gym, a steam room, a large covered terrace for dining and relaxing, and an outdoor jacuzzi and bar area. Available from $85.000/week in low season, or from $140.000/week in high season, from Premier Properties.