If you’re planning to move to the Principality of Monaco, where the sun shines around 300 days per year, you would be well-advised to opt for a property with a swimming pool. Although there are several possibilities for swimming on hot summer days – the beaches in the Larvotto district, the Olympic-sized salt water swimming pool in Port Hercules (the famous superyacht-filled harbour) and the steps leading into the Mediterranean from the foot of the Rock – you’ll appreciate having a property with a swimming pool.
Monaco property for sale or rent offering this luxury is most likely to be found in the Fontvieille, Jardin Exotique, La Rousse-Saint Roman, Monte Carlo and Larvotto districts.
Property with a swimming pool and spa facilities
Numerous residential buildings in Monaco have a pool and spa facilities.
Parc Saint-Roman is a luxury residential building built in the early 1980s. It stands in the Saint-Roman district close to the small French town of Roquebrune and is well-known for its magnificent facilities. Residents enjoy a spacious park shaded by palm trees and a convenient snack-bar for refreshments. An inviting pool is located in the park, and residents also have access to the indoor fitness area and a 24-hour concierge service.
In recent years, several developments have altered Monaco’s skyline and made available apartments offering a new level of comfort. One of the most talked about is the Tour Odéon (Odeon Tower), the Principality’s tallest building, which rises to 170 metres in the elevated La Rousse residential neighbourhood. This distinctive tower, clad in reflective blue glass, houses a luxury spa, where residents can take full advantage of a beautiful indoor swimming pool, a Russian bath, a sauna, a steam room and an ultra-modern fitness area. The spa area covers 2,800 square metres and is set over three levels.
In the vibrant Monte Carlo district, a development inaugurated in February 2019 offers top-of-the-range apartments for long-term rentals. Residents have a range of luxury hotel services available to them as well as access to the pool and fitness studio of the neighbouring Thermes Marins Monte Carlo spa.
The Fontvieille harbourside district and Jardin Exotique – an elevated residential area in the northwest – are home to several luxury apartment buildings with communal swimming pools. Fontvieille residents have the bonus of being so close to Cap d’Ail in France that they can easily stroll to the nearest beach, Plage Marquet, for a swim in the sea.
Looking ahead: a new district
In 2025, Portier Cove, a brand-new eco-district, will open up more possibilities for those who seek a property with a swimming pool. The creation of the land on which this development will stand is underway on the Mediterranean sea and due for completion in 2020. It will extend the Principality by six hectares, from the Grimaldi Forum (the conference centre in Larvotto) to the Fairmont Monte Carlo Hotel. Technology such as rain recovery systems, thermal pumps and solar energy panels are key to the green credentials of Portier Cove, which will be pedestrianised and boast a marina and green spaces. Villas and apartment buildings designed by Valode & Pistre and star architect Renzo Piano will rise from the new land. For those looking for the ultimate Monaco property with a swimming pool, one the low-lying villas with a garden and pool stretching towards the edge of this incredible land extension, should satisfy their needs.