Work on your serve on one of the hotel’s two tennis courts, or potter gently round the pool. The hotel is in Gassin, a quiet village that’s a short drive from St Tropez, and golden beaches, polo, golf and, of course, a stop at the most fabulous fishing village on the Med should form a part of your itinerary. Take the hotel's free shuttle bus (May–September) or drive into St Tropez to admire the mega-yachts in the marina, or spend the day at Les Jumeaux Beach Club at Pampelonne Beach, which has been a prime sun-and-surf spot for 20 years; the only reason to shift from your sunlounger (other than to oversee your children) will be to grab a bite at the excellent restaurant (book ahead if possible). Tee off at the Gassin Golf and Country Club, or canter into the sunset on horseback with a ride arranged by the local polo club, Haras de Gassin. If you fancy a further-flung and more peaceful foray, why not head to Porquerolles Island for a day – it's a beautiful, car-free isle with golden beaches and a pretty timeless village; take the boat from Hyères, a 50-minute drive from St Tropez. Up the energy-expenditure levels by hiking or hiring bikes there.