Beach holidays are one of our favourite kinds of holiday. And nothing says ‘vacation’ like lazing on a sun bed, mojito in hand. No matter where you’re going, here’s a roundup of the best beach clubs in the world, from Mykonos to Indonesia.
1. Nammos – Mykonos, Greece
Nammos is where luxury meets party. The concept here is to recreate the atmosphere of life aboard a luxurious yacht on the beach. Enjoy a relaxing day under the sun accompanied by bubbly and extravagant shisha pipes! Want some exclusivity? Nammos latest luxurious add-on is a complex of four private cabanas. Each one includes a private outdoor jacuzzi with magnesium salts, luxury skincare products for the beach and a variety of delicious, bespoke treats from dedicated chefs. A private butler and VIP driver will also be at your disposal! While you’re here, keep your eyes open – celebrities are known to frequent Nammos and loyally return year after year!
2. Finolhu – Maldives
This beach club is the heart of the Finolhu resort. It gives Finolhu a distinctive character, setting it apart from the other resorts in the Maldives. If you want time on the beach with lounge music and exotic cocktails, then this is the right place for you. Dance barefoot in the sand to the beats of the best DJs or look out to the horizon from the upper deck while enjoying a shisha. If you want somewhere to relax and read in peace instead, head up to the library in the upper part of the bar. Food and drinks available here too!
3. Potato Head Beach Club – Bali, Indonesia
This hot favourite in Seminyak is now bigger and better. After an expansion it has almost doubled in size, with sleek black straw umbrellas and teakwood sunbeds lining the pool. Balinese music accompanies morning yoga sessions, then slowly fade into Balearic beats as the day progresses. True to the island’s vibe as a spiritual center, the food is mostly plant-based and the beach club places a strong emphasis on sustainability. It goes without saying that there is also a healthy selection of cocktails, and they’re best enjoyed on the rooftop bar during sunset.
4. Club 55 – St. Tropez, France
As one of the most popular beach destinations, St Tropez also houses one of the best beach clubs in the world. Club 55 attracts a star-studded clientele that make an entrance by yachts, helicopters or Bentleys. It’s come a long way from its humble beginnings in 1955, when Brigitte Bardot was here to film ‘And God Created Woman’. Today, Club 55 boasts an al fresco restaurant, a beach club, and even a bazaar where guests can shop for everything they need for the beach. For every high flying or seasoned traveller, Le Club 55 is a must-visit.
5. Sugar Beach – Talpe, Sri Lanka
Talpe is where some of Sri Lanka’s most elegant villas are, and now there is an equally classy spot to hang out during the day. The previous Zazou Beach Club, Sugar Beach has gained a loyal following since it took over in 2018. It is designed to be in harmony with its surroundings, complementing the exquisite view of the ocean. Minimalist chic comes together with a local touch, and turquoise doors plus pool stand out against the crisp white colour of the space. Outside, canvas butterfly chairs, pool loungers, and daybeds face either the ocean or the pool.
6. GITANO Tulum – Tulum, Mexico
GITANO is a place to see, be seen, have fun and connect in Tulum. Guests are immediately transported to a world that artfully mixes passion and play with the Tulum’s local flavors and vibe. An epicurean pioneer, GITANO Tulum offers a menu of seasonal, local ingredients and dishes that are meant to be enjoyed in an interactive, shared dining experience. The bar boasts a list of over 50 Mezcals and signature hand-made cocktails that use locally-grown seasonal fruits and herbs. As dinner turns into dancing, guests can kick their shoes off and enjoy GITANO’s Jungle Room, a space meant for fun and free expression – all set against colonial-inspired architecture tucked into an eons-old jungle.
7. La Cabane Beach Bar – St. Barts
With a décor imagined by Jacques Grange, as well as stunning views of Flamands Bay and a welcoming ambiance, La Cabane is the perfect place for get-togethers in the sunshine. Apart from its salads and gourmet burgers, the art of mixology is also available here right until dusk. The bar invites guests to discover exotic elixirs, showcasing the still often unexpected taste of tequila that goes so perfectly with the carefree, celebratory rhythm of island life. While the best seats in the house are in the sand, there are also ample seating under the roofed bar area for some shade.