The jet-set town of St Tropez may harbour memories of your carefree childhood from playing on the golden sands of Pampelonne Beach to cruising the shimmering waters of the Med by private yacht. You can now share these fond memories with your own children during a summer spent at an A&K Villa. A seamless arrival by private jet and round-the-clock nanny, driver and chef will allow you the luxury of time and space to celebrate the pure joy of family time.
Reconnect with one another as you splash in the villa’s heated pool and rediscover the Cote d’Azur through the inquisitive eyes of a child. First-time parents can finally relax safe in the knowledge they have the support of A&K’s ultra-luxury concierge team by their side.
We know when you travel with youngsters it’s the little things that count. We will ensure baby equipment is in situ and food for fussy eaters is on the menu. The pool is fitted with an alarm and your event planner will bring the wonderful world of Disney for outdoor cinema nights under the real stars. This will leave you free to be chauffeur-driven to the exclusive boutiques of St Tropez or Cannes before enjoying a sundowner of vintage rose at Château des Marres.
The beauty of five-bedroom Villa Tahiti is that it includes a discreet guest annex with independent access to the palatial gardens. This is ideal for hosting grandparents who may want to fly in to share a landmark birthday or anniversary which you can celebrate in style, and with ease. These magical ‘family first’ moments will be captured by a photographer who will produce a family album presented to you on departure.
This will capture a time of pure joy when you can finally reconnect with family among the splendour of the palm trees within the secluded landscaped garden. The fully equipped outdoor gym placed on the shaded patio means you will not miss your daily workout. Balmy evenings can be spent playing boules before enjoying a barbecue specially prepared by your personal chef. While away the hours on the shaded terrace as the sun sets over the sea.
Chic designer interiors, bathed in the pink hue of the Mediterranean that inspired Picasso, will provide that home-away-from-home feeling. With its traditional Provençal features and modern twists which include a spacious dressing room, Smart TVs, and state-of-the art sound systems ensures everyone is catered for. “Simplicity is the keynote of true elegance,” as Coco Chanel once commented.
Escape with the latest novel under the shade of a pergola while youngsters are entertained by your personal event planner to the delights of private circus or French cookery lesson.
With toddlers under the protective wing of a nanny, A&K’s expert coaches will ensure teenagers are tempted away from their mobile phones with a range of beach activities from water skiing to surfing. Back at base a tutor can be called to help with studies and a fully equipped office is set up to support students and home workers. This may not be top of your agenda but convenient for extending your stay in France while keeping in touch with colleagues and your feet firmly on the sand.
But while you’re staying within the luxury of Villa Tahiti it’s time to let go. Your staff which includes a chef, butler and housekeeper provide a round-the-clock concierge service to accommodate your every whim. From in-house massages to helicopter transfers along the coast to Monaco, inland to the perfumeries of Grasse or game of golf. It just leaves you to make new memories with your family in one of the most idyllic locations in the world.
As iconic fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld once said: “I always say ‘morning’ instead of ‘good morning’. If it was a good morning, I would be on a yacht in St Tropez.”