Monaco and its capital Monte Carlo have become a playground for the rich, famous and international elite, and right on the waterfront in the middle of all the action, you'll find the Fairmont Monte Carlo. Besides sitting at the top of the list of best Monte Carlo resorts, the Fairmont is one of the largest in Europe with 602 guestrooms and suites and its own in-house casino.Photo courtesy of Fairmont Monte Carlo
If you have some cash to spare, come to the Fairmont Monte Carlo for the luxurious red carpet experience, but stay for the pool. This stunning rooftop retreat got a facelift when the resort completed a multimillion dollar renovation in 2009. From the its sparkling waters, you can gaze out over the Riviera and see Opera house and the hairpin turn of Monaco's famous Formula One track.Photo courtesy of Fairmont Monte Carlo
The Willow Stream Spa at the Fairmont offers a full menu of treatments to help you relax, and you can enjoy many of those treatments poolside to take in the views as you unwind. The waters of the pool are heated for year-round access, and when you're not swimming, the Fairmont provides plenty of sun loungers and intimate Love Pods where you can soak up the Mediterranean sun.