The pool, whose bottom is painted with the hotel’s emblem, serves as the hotel’s heart. Two restaurants, L’Auberge de Mares and Bar 1904, sit in its vicinity, and on any given afternoon, it’s pulsating with lovey-dovey couples, chic families, and thirty-something friends looking for a calm respite from the night before. Off in a quiet yet scenic corner is the sushi restaurant Matsuhisa, which is popping up at the Château through October.
On the grounds is also quite the impressive kid’s club, complete with an arcade, movie theater, treehouse, and a trampoline. (It was the latter amenity that was emphatically “the best!” according to a friend’s child that this Vogue writer interviewed.)
The property also has a fleet of Rolls Royces that’ll take you to and from town as well as to their beach club, Jardin Tropézina.
If the answer to the question “Are you fun?” is a resounding yes, then Hôtel Byblos is the place for you. It’s smack dab in the middle of Saint-Tropez (the de facto center of town, Place de Lices, is a mere 30-second walk away). It’s got a hookah club and a restaurant, Cucina Byblos, by Alain Ducasse. The pool features a giant mosaic depicting the myth of Europa and the bull. And then there’s the party pièce de resistance: its onsite club, Caves du Roy, which has been around since the 1960s.