Granted, Le Refuge is not everyone's cup of tea (or indeed glass of chilled rosé). But if you want to kick back in beachy solitude on St-Tropez's lush peninsula, this long-time author favorite is the place for you. This bare bones establishment sits just seconds from the golden sands of family-friendly Plage Gigaro. It offers a handful of mini cottages and studios with shared terraces, all surrounded by fragrant Mediterranean shrubbery. Coastal paths and secret beaches pan out from the establishment’s front door.