Hotel Byblos, St Tropez, France

Bear with us, the South of France does make sense in an adventure section. This pastel-painted haven may represent the quintessential glamour of the Côte d'Azur, but there's more to the French Riviera than mingling with the jet-set.

Try jet-skiing along the coast like a souped-up superhero. Adrenaline junkies will love the proximity of the Byblos to some hardcore, world-class watersports, such as fly-boarding. The staff will sort it all for you, from the vintage convertible that whizzes you there to the lashings of post-activity rosé.


Away from the hotel, venture along St Tropez's polished cobbled streets to admire the oligarchs' super-yachts nestled in the harbour, perusing the designer shops for some post-wedding retail therapy as you go.

If your spirit of adventure flags, retreat to the Sisley spa - housed in a 17th-century Lebanese room that was transported brick by brick from a Beirut palace and rebuilt - where there's a beautifully designed couples' suite cut from Jerusalem stone.

WOW FACTOR: Hidden away in the depths of the hotel, the world-famous Les Caves du Roy nightclub is where the celebrities go for after-hours drinks.

GO: Elegant Resorts ( offers five nights from £1,695 per person. Includes flights and transfers

FLIGHT TIME: 2 hours