Pioneering a new take on St Tropez nightlife
Following 55 years of hotshot service, legendary nightspot Papagayo reinvented itself in 2017 as Gaio, a cutting-edge restaurant-club concept. Come here to feast on exceptional cuisine and stay on, after dinner, for dancing and unrivalled nightclub shenanigans.
The original club opened in the 1960s and was famed for its stunning views from the terrace over the St Tropez harbour as well as its A-list clientele. These things haven’t changed in the new Gaio, and neither have the owners.
Brandishing a new concept, however, the restaurant-club offers an exciting Japanese-Peruvian menu created by Madrid chef Luis Arevalo. Enjoy a pre-club spurge of grilled seafood, fresh ceviches and innovative raw dishes before the venue morphs into nightlife mode.
None of the location’s night club roots have been lost. The best DJs in the area are still on the decks, keeping the champagne-sipping clientele entertained through to the early hours of the morning.
The updated décor is modern with a 1920s feel, endowing the place with a touch of elegance. Given its popularity, always make a table reservation. The door policy is strict, reflecting the exclusivity of this legendary club.
Situated just metres away from the Port of St Tropez, Gaio is easy to reach for yacht-goers berthed in the marina or anchored off the coast – just take a quick tender ride ashore. View all luxury yachts available for charter in the South of France to start planning your St Tropez yachting vacation.
The best DJs in the area are still on the decks, keeping the champagne-sipping clientele entertained through to the early hours of the morning"