Drink, dance, dine and top up your tan at one of these luxurious holiday hot-spots; this is our pick of the world’s best beach clubs and bars…
Words Helen Brown
When the sun is out, we Brits love to soak it up. And where better to do so than at some of the world’s best beach clubs. Top up your tan with cocktail in hand, and rest your swim-tired legs whilst devouring fine cuisine. From partying in Ibiza to chilling in the ever-chic French Riviera, these are havens of luxury. Here are our top picks…
Scorpios Mykonos, Mykonos
Scorpios is the slick new addition to Mykonos’ 24-hour party scene. Drummers in feathered headdresses kick off festivities at sundown; Yoruba priests spin soul-jazz. It boasts holistic interiors – driftwood daybeds and wicker lampshades – and a view across the bay.
Surf House, Barcelona
Surf House brings all the Californian taste and surfer spirit to Barcelona. Healthy breakfasts, fresh juices, cocktails, sunny terrace, sports, good vibes and young atmosphere. It has every component necessary for a destination holiday hot-spot.
Nammos is the place to be for people watching and topping up a suntan. See wealthy Athenians flaunt their fashionable swimwear. Devour grilled lobster and delight in free-flowing Crystal. The menu specialises in cuisine from the Med and there’s even a yoga room for Bikram fans.
The Beach Club at Club One
With Provençal rosé on tap and white sand underfoot, Beach Club One will be your home from home. Get your suncream reapplied at a mini spa and laze the day away in a hanging egg-shaped rattan swing. As well as all that, the place maintains a very cool soundtrack and offers sensational sushi.
La Plage at Domaine de Murtoli, Corsica
Settings don’t get much more sublime than this. La Plage spreads out under a former fisherman’s shack facing a beach that stretches as far as the eye can see. Picture driftwood furniture, cascading wildflowers and textiles from the local market. The food is just as awe-inspiring as the view. Devour spaghetti and clams straight from a Le Creuset pot. Or freshly-caught sea bream served alongside the estate’s own rosé.
Blue Marlin, Cala Jondal
Blue Marlin hosts some of the best beach parties of the summer season and is the place to live it up in VIP style. Bask, bathe and unwind in this elegant spot on the Ibiza coastline. Or head over on the weekend for full-on party vibes. The dappled waters of the Mediterranean provide the perfect backdrop for both.
Bonj Les Bains, Hvar
Dubbed one of the hottest beach clubs in Europe, Bonj Les Bains exudes retro-Med style. The place offers private sea pontoons where you can relax, sunbathe and enjoy a cold cocktail or two.
Purobeach Palma, Mallorca
For luxe surrounding, fresh salads and classic cocktails, get to Purobeach Palma this summer. With a restaurant, bar, spa and boutique, as well as all-day DJ sets, this is one of Mallorca’s top beachside venues.