Beaches -- Just outside the border on French soil, the Monte-Carlo Beach Club adjoins the Monte-Carlo Beach Hotel, 22 av. Princesse-Grace (www.monte-carlo-beach.com; tel. 93-28-66-66), a five-star sister establishment of the ultra-elegant Hôtel de Paris. Princess Grace used to frolic on the beach here, and today it’s an integral part of Monaco social life. It now has an Olympic-sized swimming pool, a La Prairie spa, cabanas, a poolside fine dining restaurant called Le Deck, and a low-key Mediterranean restaurant called La Vigie. Sea Lounge is an afternoon and late-evening club featuring live DJs and nargile hubble-bubble pipes. Beach activities include donuts, jet skis, and parachute rides. As the temperature drops in late October, the beach closes for the winter. The admission charge of 60€ to 150€, depending on the season, grants you access to changing rooms, toilets, restaurants, and bar, along with use of a mattress for sunbathing.
More low-key swimming and sunbathing is also available at Plage du Larvotto, off avenue Princesse-Grace. Part of this popular man-made strip of sand is public. The other part contains private beach clubs with bars, snacks, and showers, plus a kids’ club. A jogging track runs behind the beach.
Cinema -- Even the silver screen is slicker in Monaco than anywhere else. From June to September, the Monaco Open Air Cinema (www.cinema2monaco.com) occupies an alfresco amphitheater below the Rock of Monaco. Nightly blockbuster screenings take place in English-language only at 10pm in June and July, and at 9:40pm in August and September. Tickets costs 11€, or 9€ for ages 20 and under. Year-round movies are screened at the Sporting Cinema opposite the Casino de Monte-Carlo in both English and French. Prices are the same as the outdoor cinema.
Spa Treatments -- The century-old Thermes Marins, 2 av. de Monte-Carlo (www.thermesmarinsmontecarlo.com; tel. 98-06-69-00), reopened in summer 2014. It embodies wellness at its most chic. Spread over four floors is a pool, Turkish hammam (steam bath), healthy restaurant, juice bar, tanning booths, fitness center, beauty center, and private treatment rooms. A day pass, giving access to the sauna, steam rooms, fitness facilities, and pools, is 90€. Therapies include an hour-long Dead Sea salt peel for 150€.
Swimming -- Overlooking the yacht-studded harbor, the Stade Nautique Rainier-III, quai Albert-1er, at La Condamine (tel. 93-30-64-83), a pool frequented by the Monégasques, was a gift from Prince Rainier to his subjects. It’s open May to October daily 9am to 6pm (until 8pm June–Aug). Admission costs 5.30€ per person. Between November and March, it’s an ice-skating rink.
Tennis & Squash -- The Monte Carlo Country Club, 155 av. Princesse-Grace, Roquebrune-Cap Martin, France (www.mccc.mc; tel. 04-93-41-30-15), has 21 clay and 2 concrete tennis courts. The 43€ fee provides access to a restaurant, health club with Jacuzzi and sauna, putting green, beach, squash courts, and well-maintained tennis courts. Guests of the hotels administered by the Société des Bains de Mer (Hôtel de Paris, Hermitage, Monte Carlo Bay, and Monte Carlo Beach Club) pay half-price. It’s open daily 8am to 8 or 9pm, depending on the season.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.