Monaco — Things to Do
Many things to do in Monaco are centered around the sea and beach, which is not surprisingly for a popular Mediterranean coastal resort. Anything is possible if you have an unlimited budget which seems to be the case for most visitors, but there are plenty of activities accessible to everyone. The principality is known for its world-class spas and most of the leading hotels have spas on-site.
Parasailing is a popular activity in Monaco, attached to a parachute and pulled by a boat. This is one of the best ways to get a bird's eye view of the Mediterranean and Monaco – but is not for the faint-hearted or those afraid of heights. The Monte Carlo Beach Club offers parasailing at its beach.
Although Monaco is small, it is still possible to enjoy a round of golf. Perched atop the cliffs overlooking the city is the Monte-Carlo Golf Club, with an 18-hole course. The stunning views of Monaco, Italy and France make this one of the most desireable greens anywhere.
Monaco has hosted the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters tennis tournament for over a hundred years now. It attracts top seeded international players for the event, but there are plenty of other tennis venues for everyone to enjoy. Monte-Carlo Country Club is one of the favorites, home of the Monte-Carlo Open. Tennis players will find 21 clay courts, two astro-turf courts and five floodlit courts to choose from.
Home to one of the most luxurious marinas in the world, Monaco is a haven for sailors. The Yacht Club de Monaco is the leading sailing club in the principality, which offers a range of services, including lessons for children and adults.
If spending time on the ocean is attractive, why not charter a yacht? There are plenty of companies to choose from including Moody Yachts France, Fraser Yachts and Primo Yacht who can take you to explore the French Riviera and the Mediterranean from standard to ultra luxe.
There are a huge number of spas to enjoy in Monaco. Although not cheap, visitors can pamper themselves with full-day packages or single treatments. The most famous and popular is the Thermes Marins de Monte Carlo.
No visit to Monaco would be complete without a stop at the Monte-Carlo Casino. Gambling is a popular activity and many visitors come just to play at the famous tables here. Patrons have to be 18 years of age or older and dress to impress. Gambling in Monaco is not like Las Vegas, it is classy and elegant.