Where to Cool Off in the Principality this Summer

Publication date: 03/07/2023
The summer has arrived in Monaco! And when the temperature rises, the Principality has a great selection of places of pools and private beaches where you can laze by the water's edge and enjoy a refreshing dip.

A summer trip to the Principality isn’t complete without a day at the beach...

With its shaded promenade, large public beach, shops and private beaches, the Larvotto seaside complex is popular with locals and visitors of all ages, whether for a dip in the sea or a spot of sunbathing!

Relax and savour the delicious food from the generous selection of nearby eateries, with something to suit every palate. LDine with your toes in the water on one of the four private beaches of Marco-La Rose des Vents, Le Neptune, La Note Bleue or Le Miami, or grab some Italian specialities from Giacomo, the latest addition to the popular Big Mamma chain. With Mediterranean-style cuisine, wood-fired pizzas, and subtle inspirations, there’s no shortage of options if the cool sea air is making you feel hungry.

On the promenade you’ll find Sexy Tacos, a Mexican restaurant with a friendly vibe and authentic cuisine, and Bistro Coe, an elegant diner that opened recently.

Finally, in addition to all of these amenities, Larvotta also has a 14 hectare protected marine area to promote local wildlife and provide the scientific community with a real-life laboratory.

But the seaside complex isn’t the only place in the Principality you can take a dive into the Big Blue... A solarium with ladders leading down to the sea has been installed on the Rainier III sea wall at Port Hercule. The perfect place to relax in the heart of Monaco. A little further on, the Crique des Pêcheurs is a well-kept secret, where those in the know go to bathe with the Mediterranean filling the horizon!

The Monapass app, with its new "Beach Weather" feature, will provide you with information about bathing water quality, water temperature, UV index, and more, ensuring you can enjoy your refreshing dip with complete peace of mind.


Our 2 km² country is full of hidden treasures. The Principality’s hotels boast sumptuous swimming pools with a stunning variety of designs and decorations to please every taste.

Dive into an Olympic-size pool at the Monte-Carlo Beach
This pool ticks all the boxes! Olympic dimensions, heated water, and a legendary diving board - what more could you ask for? The terracotta-coloured diving board dating from 1929 has been graced by a multitude of styles and celebrities over the years. Will you be the next to take the plunge?

The Nikki Beach at the Fairmont Monte-Carlo
Perched on the seventh and top floor of the hotel, the pool at the Nikki Beach boasts a luxuriously exotic vibe. From this prestige rooftop, sit back and admire the sensational 360 degree view, while you sip cocktails to the accompaniment of music courtesy of the house DJ.

50 shades of blue at the Méridien Beach Plaza
Prepare for some blue sky thinking! Like a painting by one of the great masters, the blue of the pool mingles with the azure sky and sea to create an impression of total peace and harmony. Just close your eyes and listen to the lap of the waves from the comfort of your lounger!

The sandy-bottomed lagoon at the Monte-Carlo Bay
For a total change of scenery, head to the hotel where anything is possible - whether you prefer the classic swimming pool or the lagoon with its sandy bottom, the choice is yours! When the beach comes to you...


L’Odyssey at the Métropole Monte-Carlo
The heated swimming pool at the Métropole hotel is a unique blend of the aquatic and fabulous design. The perfect haven of relaxation, away from the bustle of the city.

The pool of the Columbus hotel
The pool of the Columbus hotel is a hidden gem with stunning sea views. You’ll find it in a tranquil setting, in a residential district of the Principality.   

The pool of the Novotel Monte-Carlo hotel
Nestling in the stylish and lively Monte-Carlo district, as if emerging from a mirage, the pool of the Novotel hotel is a veritable oasis of refreshment.

The Stade Nautique Rainier III at Port Hercule
Known by locals as the "the port pool", the Stade Nautique is a surprise waiting to be discovered in the bustling heart of the Principality! Sitting at the foot of the Rock of Monaco, surrounded by the famous Formula 1 Grand Prix circuit and the luxury yachts bobbing peacefully in the harbour, the “port pool” never fails to make an impression. Its location, within easy reach of all the amenities (transport links, supermarkets, etc.), heated brine water pool and children’s facilities (including a water slide) make it perfect for families.

Photo credits: ©Hotel Méridien Beach Plaza / Société des Bains de Mer Montecarlo / Hotel Fairmont Montecarlo / Benjamin Vergély / Studio Phenix & l.galaup & Miramira et Gautier Courquin- Hotel Métropole Montecarlo / Riviera Magazine - Hotel Columbus / Hotel Novotel Montecarlo / Ayuntamiento de Mónaco