What can be better than a white fine-sand beach overlooking a gently lapping azure sea ... with bright hot sunshine beating down on you?
Well, why not add some comfy beach beds or cabanas, tasty cocktails, delicious food and some killer relaxed tunes from a resident DJ ... and you have the perfect beach club! Indeed the beach club has become a destination in itself where you can spend the day looking cool and in the evenings, dance under the stars until the wee small hours ...
The BusinessClass.com guide to the best beach clubs in the world:
1- Amanzoe, Greece
Situated on Greece’s east coast Peloponnese peninsula near Port Heli, Amanzoe is an exclusive and decadent wellness retreat with a serene private Beach Club just as spectacular as the main Doric-style-columned hillside resort. Lush Mediterranean vegetation fringes the resort’s crescent-shaped beach with inviting turquoise waters, ideal for swimming, snorkelling and diving. The Beach Club has four gorgeous pools (two for children), expansive terraces and plentiful loungers to relax in the sunshine. The Amanzoe Spa offers two tranquil treatment rooms and a fully-equipped gym. Those more adventurous have access to state-of-the-art watersport equipment. Indulge in freshly-caught grilled fish and seasonal salads with meze – traditionally washed down with a glass or two of ouzo at the informal beachside restaurant and bar. A wood-fired pizza oven takes centre stage, and traditional Greek barbeques are prepared during summer. Sleep on the shore in one of three luxurious one-bedroom cabanas.
Address: Agios Panteleimonas, Kranidi
2- Beach Rouge – LUX* South Ari Atoll, Maldives
Beach Rouge is a chic beach club restaurant and bar located on the Maldivian island paradise of Dhidhdoofinolhu. Set on the powdery white sands and surrounded by tranquil lagoon views, this has to be one of the most idyllic clubs on the beach. Beach Rouge is open for lunch and dinner beneath a swish-canopied roof. Choose delicious pizzas with the freshest ingredients direct from the wood-fired pizza ovens. Exquisite lunch and dinner menus include reef fish ceviche, yellowfin tuna tartare, whole Maldivian lobster, grilled Spanish octopus and Australian-certified black Angus. Sofas and cabanas wait invitingly on the beachfront, and at night, resident DJs play laid-back tunes as guests smoke shisha or drink Champagne and cocktails beneath the twinkling stars.
Address: Dhidhoofinolhu Island, Maldives
3- Nikki Beach, Miami
This hidden jewel of South Beach attracts the beach-chic locals and international clientele as they flock to bask beside the glistening Atlantic Ocean, enjoy gourmet cuisine, and chill beneath swaying palm trees. Established in 1998, Nikki Beach Miami was the first luxury beach club to combine music, dining, fashion, entertainment, film and art elements into one fabulous sun-drenched destination. Dine under the palms with exquisite cuisine inspired by each Nikki Beach location worldwide. The versatile menu includes signature sushi boats, sharing platters, delicious salads, and rotisserie chicken using only the freshest locally sourced produce. Try the Sexy Salad – a lobster, shrimp and crab meat fiesta, or sip on signature cocktails on a daybed or picture-perfect cabana as the sun begins to dip and the electronic beats take hold from the resident DJs.
Address: Nikki Beach Miami Beach, One Ocean Drive, Miami Beach
4- Potato Head Beach Club, Seminyak, Bali
One of the more popular chill-out venues in Bali, Potato Head Beach Club is one of the best beach clubs in the world. Located on the beachfront in Seminyak, Bali’s premier destination, guests are greeted by a striking elliptical ‘Colosseum’ of mismatched 18th-century teak window shutters collected from across the Indonesian archipelago. Potato Head has three restaurants – each with its unique culinary style, delivering authentic Indonesian cuisine, sustainable seafood, and casual poolside dining of excellent quality. Enjoy a signature cocktail at the infinity pool’s swim-up bar, or enjoy a smoothie or a selection of fresh juices and coffees chilling poolside. Recently expanded as part of Desa Potato Head – Southeast Asia’s first creative village – the beach club has almost doubled in size. Chilled Balearic beats and tropical house music soothe the senses by day, and DJs take to the stage at night as enthusiastic party crowds gather beneath the stars.
Address; Potato Head, Kabupaten Badung, Bali
5- Ocean Club, Marbella, Spain
Style, luxury and sophisticated indulgence combine to deliver the epitome of beach club life at Ocean Club, Marbella. Just a short stroll from the trendy streets, designer boutiques and super yachts of Puerto Banús, this iconic beachfront destination is one of Europe’s finest beach club playgrounds for the chic and glamorous. With 180-degree views across the blue Mediterranean Sea, a vast saltwater pool, and a sun deck with luxurious oversized sun loungers – the Ocean Club is the perfect place to catch some rays, sip your favourite cocktail and chill to the relaxing vibes of the resident DJs. Indulge in fine cuisine with an exciting new menu for 2022 at the al-fresco Amaï restaurant, or pamper yourself with a spa treatment or a new outfit at the on-site boutique. Treat yourself to cocktails curated by world-famous mixologists, and as the sun goes down, get ready to bring the party to life.
Address: Av. de Lola Flores, Marbella
6- Basil’s Bar, Mustique
Let your hair down at the legendary Caribbean landmark destination of Basil’s Bar on the beautiful island of Mustique. Steeped in nearly fifty years of iconic history, Basil’s Bar has become a cult destination and the cultural beating heart of Mustique, welcoming guests from locals to Royalty and rock stars. Relaunched in 2018 and conserving much of the original DNA, Basil’s Bar is the perfect location to enjoy laid-back beach bar dining, live music, themed parties and guest DJ nights. Basil’s is also home to the Mustique Blues Festival, attracting some of the biggest names from the world of Blues. Watch the sunset over Britannia Bay with a Spicy Margarita, Ginger & Cucumber Mojito or Mustique Whammy, or enjoy delicious weekly Mexican-inspired Taco & Tequila Thursdays to a Latin American beat. With special events running throughout the year, this is simply the place to be.
Address: Basil’s Bar, St Vincent and the Grenadines
7- Chamboa, Ibiza
Laidback style awaits at the Chamboa, a tranquil beach bar and restaurant located at the luxurious Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay in the idyllic Talamanca resort of Ibiza. Guests can wander from the beach and enjoy long lazy lunches and early dinners in the laissez-faire ambience. The cuisine is Mediterranean-style, wonderfully fresh with specialities including freshly caught grilled sea bass, beef entrecôte, and tagliatelle with lobster. Other favourites include Blind Paella with Monkfish, prawns, mussels and crab carpaccio, healthy salads and a carefully curated wine list. Sit back and relax with a signature cocktail or a chilled glass of Champagne on a giant cabana sun lounger or double Bali bed as the children are entertained in the nearby kid’s club. Clubs on the beach don’t come more relaxing than this.
Address: Camí ses Feixes,Ibiza
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8- Le Club 55, St Tropez
Situated on the longest, most well-known and most popular beach of Pampelonne in Ramatuelle and set in the dunes, Club 55 has welcomed guests and the super-rich and famous to its simplistic and authentic surroundings since 1955. Famously associated with 50s film icon Bridget Bardot and the film crew of And God Created Woman, the club’s acclaimed philosophy is “here the customer is not the king… because he is a friend”. Simplicity and kindness are behind this ethos. Open between spring and autumn; the club can accommodate just over 400 people on outdoor tables decorated with light blue tablecloths. Shaded by large hanging canopies and hidden away among the Tamarisk trees, this is one of the best beach clubs on the French Riviera. Come and spot the odd celebrity as they enjoy the tasty crudités or the renowned artichoke with vinaigrette washed down with a chilled Provençale rosé.
Address: Le Club 55, Ramatuelle, St Tropez
9- Scorpios, Mykonos
On the sun-drenched southern tip of Mykonos, with uninterrupted views across the Aegean Sea, Scorpios is a contemporary example of the ancient Greek agora – a gathering place intended to ‘galvanise the artistic, spiritual, and social life of its community’. With two private sandy beaches on either side of the rocky outcrop, a whitewashed stone house, bazaar, open-air terraces, wooden cabanas, sunbeds, and custom-built sunset stages blend discreetly into their natural surroundings. Scorpios is a sublime hideaway retreat for those wishing to reconnect through mindfulness and music. A curated programme of collective rituals from yoga to meditation, sunset rituals and music sets are designed to raise awareness and foster a spirit of organic togetherness. The weather-worn stone clubhouse and bar are the central hub of social activity. The rustic chic restaurant uses fresh seasonal produce, locally sourced seafood and meats to deliver pure, authentic Greek flavours with modern musings.
Address: Scorpios Mykonos, Paraga Beach
10- Tresanton Beach Club, Cornwall
Situated below Hotel Tresanton on three private terraces stepping down towards the water’s edge, the Tresanton Beach Club is the perfect place to lounge beside the clear glistening waters and soak up the Cornish sunshine of pretty St Mawes. Guests mingle on the Mediterranean-style terraces beneath blue and white striped parasols surrounded by semi-tropical plants, with gorgeous views towards St Anthony’s Lighthouse and the hotel’s beautiful moored yacht, Pinuccia – an 8-metre 1930s Italian racing yacht available for day charter. The Beach Club is open each day, and The Beach Club Bar is open for coffee, tea, cold-pressed juices and bar drinks each Sunday. The menu includes delicious burgers, crab sandwiches and homemade ice cream, or treat yourself to Champagne and fresh oysters. A gate leads to the shoreline from where you can take a swim in the sea, explore the rockpools of neighbouring Tavern Beach or tender out to the nearby moored Pinuccia.
Address: Tresanton Beach Club, St Mawes
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11- Coco Tulum Beach Club, Mexico
Tulum is world-renowned for its nightlife and party scene and has some of the best beach clubs on the Riviera Maya. Coco Tulum Beach Club is one of the more elite beach clubs in Tulum, with a secluded white beach overlooking the glistening Caribbean Sea, enjoying a relaxed boho vibe. Enjoy a cold beer, smoothie or signature cocktail at Coco Beach Bar or sample fresh fish tacos and ‘the best steak in Tulum’ at the Coco Beach Grill. By day, Coco Tulum is a peaceful oasis of white hammocks and loungers, beanbags, beach chairs and nifty shaded swing seats. But the beach club comes alive in a gradual crescendo of the hottest club beats when the sun goes down. With stylish Beach Club Hotel accommodation and a relaxing Zen Zone Hotel, spa and wellness centre, this is a great location to visit for couples and families.
Address: Carretera Tulum – Boca Paila km 7.5, Tulum
Where to stay: View more images and find the best rates at La Valise Tulum
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