Destination Guide: Monaco

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Destination Guide: Monaco

The Principality of Monaco is situated on the French Riviera and is one of the most iconic luxury travel destinations in the world.

Easily accessible from Nice Airport and close to other hotspots such as Cannes, St Tropez, and just a few kilometres west of the Italian region of Liguria, it has long been a playground for wealthy pleasure-seekers drawn by its climate and the beauty of its setting overlooking the pristine blue waters of the Mediterranean.

With a population of just 38,500, it is the second-smallest independent state in the world and a place famed for its glamour and wealth. The principal neighbourhood of Monte Carlo is home to renowned casinos, a plethora of luxurious hotels, award-winning restaurants, designer boutiques, and elegant bars. It also hosts global events such as the Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix, Monaco Yacht Show, and the Monte Carlo rally, as well as several key business gatherings.

Best time of year to visit Monaco for a Luxury Travel Experience

Luxury travel experiences in Monaco are popular all year round because of its Mediterranean climate, which offers 300 days of sunshine per year, as well as luxury retail, gastronomy, casinos, and nightclubs.

Although the weather is good for most of the year, we recommend visiting Monaco between May and September. The average temperature ranges from 21°C to 26°C at this time of year, with cooling sea breezes ensuring relief from the heat.

If you love swimming and water sports, the best time to go to Mykonos is in July and August. The average sea temperature is a warm 24°C, and regular cooling breezes help control temperatures and humidity.

Arrive in autumn or spring for cooler weather. The weather is still great, but the slightly lower temperatures will allow for different activities to be enjoyed.  


Airports Available for Private Jet Charter Flights to Monaco:


The international airport situated in Nice is ideal for private jet travel to Monaco.

Once you have arrived at Nice, it will take approximately 30 minutes by car or less than 10 minutes via SHY Aviation private helicopter transfer to reach Monaco itself. This is ideal if time is of the essence, you want to avoid possible traffic delays, or you simply want to arrive in style.

3 of the Best Luxury Hotels in Monaco

Monte Carlo Bay Hotel


Chic and casual, contemporary and timeless: the Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort is a daring fusion of styles and atmospheres. From the rooms, the Mediterranean stretches as far as the eye can see. Offering 3 restaurants and a bar for guests, it is the perfect option.


Hotel Hermitage


This modern and luxurious hotel in the heart of Monaco oozes elegance and understated refinement. With its Michelin-starred restaurant and amazing spa, it is the ideal hotel for experiencing supreme comfort and serenity in Monaco.


Monte Carlo Beach


This glamorous and modern seaside hotel, designed by architect India Mahdavi, exudes elegance. The Green Globe-certified hotel is an ode to the Mediterranean with its private beach, Olympic-sized pool and Elsa, a gastronomic restaurant.

3 of the Best Restaurants in Monaco

Maya Bay 


A talented team of chefs prepares the specialities of their culinary culture—Thai and Japanese—while the creative and perfectionist Executive Chef, Christophe Dupuy, adds the final and essential touches. This is a stunning choice for all.




Cipriani is an ultra-modern restaurant with a glass façade and warm interior. The ambience is that of a luxury yacht, and the nautical theme is enhanced by strong blue and white elements. The delicious Italian cuisine is not to be missed.


Le Blue Bay


Enjoy a unique culinary journey into Caribbean and Mediterranean cuisine in the stunning setting of the Monte Carlo Bay Hotel and Resort on the edge of the Larvotto Peninsula, with a superb terrace opening out onto the sea.

3 of the Best Nightlife Venues in Monaco



Give in to the allure of the bright lights and hypnotic beats with incredible cocktails and dance sets by internationally renowned DJs. An exclusive location in Avenue Princess Grace sets the scene for a night like you’ve never had before.


Jimmy’z Monte Carlo


Jimmy’z legendary club has attracted countless celebrities thanks to its outstanding setting, electric atmosphere, and cutting-edge programming. Some of the hottest names in electronic dance music have hit the club's turntables.


Sass Cafe


Recognised for its exclusive evenings in its cosy dining room, it seamlessly transforms into a club as the night goes by. Live sessions & DJs, eclectic music, and a mystical atmosphere created with our finest sound and light equipment will captivate you all night.

The Best Way to Travel to Monaco

Whether you are seeking sunshine in Monaco or travelling to an important business event, SHY Aviation’s global private aviation solutions are the most comfortable and convenient way to get there.

The cost of a private plane to Monaco will depend on various factors, but you can fill out our booking form or speak to one of our experts to receive your quote for a private jet charter to Monaco today.

Here at SHY Aviation, we provide private aviation solutions worldwide. Specialising in private plane charter, private group charter, and private helicopter charter, we are a team of experienced aviation experts who tailor our services to our clients' requirements.

Whether you are travelling for business or pleasure, our access to the world’s finest aircraft and premier operators ensures your journey will be as comfortable and convenient as possible. Available for lone travellers through to groups of 400, we can provide the perfect private aviation solution to get you to your destination.

To ensure you enjoy the best of the best once you arrive, the SHY Lifestyle team of luxury travel experts provides a wide range of services designed to maximise your comfort and convenience. From securing the finest accommodation and best restaurants to arranging chauffeur-driven transport, exclusive excursions, and any other request you may have, they are on hand 24/7 throughout your trip.

To reserve any of the accommodation or hospitality options above, please ask your SHY Aviation expert to handle your request or contact the SHY Lifestyle team for more information.

Do not hestiate to visit our online quote to obtain a price estimate for your next journey.

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