You may have seen an outfit post I put up already from my first day in Antibes, but Hotel Du Cap is so special it deserves its own blog post. I have wanted to stay at this hotel for so long so after I knew I would be attending the Cannes Film Festival and Monaco Grand Prix, I booked a few days at this iconic property. If you don’t know much about the hotel, here is some history.
The Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc is a resort hotel in Antibes on the French Riviera. Built originally as a private mansion, it opened as a hotel in 1870. he The Kennedy family summered here in 1938 when John F. Kennedy was 21 years old. Guests included Marlene Dietrich, Orson Welles, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Winston Churchill and Charles De Gaulle. Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton conducted an affair and honeymooned there.The hotel has traditionally been a particular favourite of film stars, especially during the annual Cannes Film Festival.
For about twenty years, amfAR, a nonprofit devoted to AIDS research, has held a charity auction at the Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc as part of its annual Cinema Against AIDS event at the Cannes Film Festival.
This property is has also been photographed by Slim Aarons and you may recognize the iconic image. The same pool built into the rocks was where I spent four days and three nights in the sun with my Mom and I even ran into some friends who were there at the same time. We would wake up in the morning and there were two options for breakfast. We would choose the buffet at the restaurant by the beach and have our coffee and eggs with the morning light.
After breakfast, Mom and I would change and spend the entire day by the beach, stopping at the juice bar on the way to the pool – carrot, apple, ginger was my favorite. We reserved chairs right in front of the pool which was perfect for a view of the ocean. The pool is salt water, which I love, so when I needed to cool down I would go for a swim. I even went into the ocean one day with my friend Fajer and she had me swim all the way out to this floating dock. The ocean felt amazing in the warm weather, which is unusual for this time of year.
The entire stay we only left the hotel one time for about an hour to go into Juan-les-Pain and do a little shopping, but there is really no need to leave the property and why would you! For dinner Mom and I sat in bed and ordered room service but one night we ate at the same restaurant we would have lunch at everyday. My favorite thing to order was the salmon nigiri and the yellowtail nigiri, with no wasabi. A glass of whispering angel. and thats it!
I’ll recap my trip with some photos and a vlog will be on my channel after I get back home and have some time to edit so you can see it in action!