The tiny Principality of Monaco is known the world over for its grand luxury lifestyle, which encompasses every aspect, from dining to yachting and from shopping to racing. Monaco luxury is visible at every turn, but to discern the ultra-luxury of Monaco, here’s a quick guide.

Distilling the best of the best in the principality, this shortlist covers the ultimate in Monaco luxury. Discover why this storied sovereign state is the most exciting and exclusive destination on the Côte d’Azur.

Monaco luxury guide

 Monaco luxury spas

Monaco Luxury Thermes Marins Spa

Thermes Marins Monte-Carlo.

Wellness, relaxation, and beauty are the focus of this stunning, world-renowned spa, with its heated pool overlooking the Mediterranean and its innovative, personalized treatments. The 6,600-square-metre spa is an establishment of the Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo and the Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo and offers the ultimate Monaco luxury for those seeking a no-expense-spared experience.

Monaco luxury hotels

Monaco Luxury Hôtel de Paris Monte Carlo

Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo

This legendary palace has been transformed into the height of Monaco luxury accommodations in the center of the principality. In addition to offering exclusive access to the Thermes Marins Spa and the Casino de Monte-Carlo, the premises include a jeweler’s courtyard, Michelin-starred restaurants, and a wine cellar that houses 350,000 bottles.

Monaco luxury restaurants

Monaco Luxury Alain Ducasse Louis XV
photo courtesy of Pierre Monetta

Le Louis XVI-Alain Ducasse

Inside the grand Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo, the three-Michelin-star restaurant features the exquisite cuisine of chefs Alain Ducasse and Dominique Lory. Expect the haute couture menu to be “Monaco expensive,” which, as you would expect, offers the best dining experience that encapsulates Monaco luxury.

Monaco luxury casinos

Monaco luxury casino

Casino de Monte-Carlo

In the heart of Casino Square, the historic Casino de Monte-Carlo is typically described as the epitome of Monaco luxury. In addition to gaming, the elegant casino includes gourmet restaurants and stunning lounge areas.

Monaco luxury real estate

Monaco luxury real estate

Those seeking Monaco luxury real estate will find no shortage of elegant residences for sale, from exquisite penthouses, refined apartments to grand villas. Perhaps the epitome of Monaco luxury real estate is the 35,000-square-foot penthouse at the OdéonTower, with a list price of about $400 million, securing its place as the world’s most expensive condominium.

Monaco luxury venues

Monaco luxury Opera

Opéra de Monte-Carlo

The elegant opera house is one of the most striking and luxurious venues in the principality. Dating to the late 1800s (as part of the Casino de Monte-Carlo), the opera house was chosen as the venue for the dinner reception at the wedding of Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene in 2011.

Monaco luxury boutiques

Carré d’Or

Monaco luxury and “Monaco expensive” convene in Carré d’Or (Golden Square), where the small streets host the biggest names in fashion, including Hermès and Goyard.

Monaco luxury jeweler

Swiss high-quality jeweler Chopard, in the Carré d’Or, is known for its high-quality Swiss watches, as well as handcrafted jewelry in ethical gold.

Monaco luxury cars

This category depends on personal preference for luxury or performance, or both. Whether it’s the McLaren P1 GTR, Ferrari SF90 Spider, Rolls-Royce Cullinan, or Bugatti Chiron, it can be found in Monaco.

Monaco luxury events

Monaco luxury events

The top-tier event that has defined Monaco’s luxury lifestyle for decades is the Monaco Yacht Show, featuring the world’s largest and most luxurious superyachts. This extravagant event is held annually at the world-famous Port Hercules and is a highlight of Monaco’s annual event calendar.