We had never visited this part of the world before so tripadvisor was our first port of call. Villa St maxime stood out above all the rest and rightly so. As soon as you arrive you know you have made the right choice. It is modern and spacious and the hosts greet you like friends. We stayed in the Maxime suite but any room with a view towards the sea would be as good. The suite was really too large for us and we didn't make full use of it's huge bath and the balcony overlooking the pool.
The hosts Ann and John are the best with free flowing champagne and anecdotes at no extra cost every evening and beware of the gin and tonics, there's no driving after one of John's. Breakfast is served in the sunny dining area or out on the terrace on warm mornings overlooking the magnificent pool.
If privacy is what you require it offers that too, but we found enjoyment in getting to know the other guests every evening.
The view to the east from our bathroom is the magnificent village of St Paul, just 5 minutes walk along well lit pavement, there Is just a short stretch from the front of the hotel where there is no path, but the road is wide and quite safe.
Eating in St Paul is excellent with many superb restaurants from Tapas to gourmet with the Cafe De La Place our lunch venue for the Plate du jour and watching the men play boule.
Bus rides are one Euro which makes up for the taxis which are not cheap, but are good quality, 50 Euros from the airport to the villa, 60 Euros back late in the evening, best to ask the driver how much before taking the taxi just to make sure, but they too were charming and helpful.
All in all a great experience, very relaxing if you want that, or great as a base for touring the area, even a great place to convalesce, or just laze around the pool and unwind. Like many we will return.
Any room that faces towards the Med overlooking the terrace and pool
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