The lazy days of summer bring languorous lunches and long afternoons spent beachside, where see-and-be-seen restaurants blend with laid-back coastal atmospheres. From a Capri icon to an island hot spot in Croatia, Indagare rounds up the world’s best beach clubs.
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La Fontelina Beach Club, Capri
Only accessible by boat or a steep cliffside path, La Fontelina is a secluded gem, where locals and high-profile Italians dive off of Capri’s limestone rocks into the dazzling Tyrrhenian Sea. La Fontelina, the beach club’s lunchtime restaurant, is even more popular, thanks to its stunning views and delicious Italian fare.
Related: Capri Destination Report
Mykonos Beach Clubs
A less flashy version of Nammos, the beach club Scorpios quickly became the hotspot in Mykonos upon opening in 2015. The luxurious beach lounge features a boutique and restaurant, where well-heeled patrons can enjoy such fresh fare as arugula and watermelon salad, tuna tartare, grilled octopus and pasta. Days are spent lounging on daybeds shaded by thatched roofs, but nights are a more lavish affair with DJs and dancing into the early hours. This season’s newcomers on Mykonos include Ftelia Beach Club, opened on Ftelia Bay by the owner of the popular Interni restaurant and drawing inspiration from the French and Italian beach clubs of the 1960s and ’70s.
Related: Mykonos Destination Report
Carpe Diem Beach Club, Croatia
For those looking for a Nikki Beach or Club 55-type experience in Croatia, Carpe Diem Beach Club is the place to be for Champagne lunches and cabanas filled with beautiful people from yachts. The club commands a cove on a small island across the bay from Hvar town. It opens for lunch around noon, and throughout the afternoon offers massages in spa huts and volleyball games under pine trees. It shuts down around 5 p.m. to refresh before reopening at midnight, when revelers from Hvar return to party until dawn.
Related: Croatia Destination Report
South Beach meets Ibiza at Mallorca‘s PuroBeach. It’s easy to spend the whole day at this glowing white beach club, restaurant and spa, which juts out into the bay like a small peninsula. Make sure to arrive early and reserve a lounge chair, then have a leisurely poolside breakfast or a light lunch. Before cocktail hour, sign up for an open-air massage at the spa.
Related: Mallorca Destination Report
Ku De Ta, Bali
Related: Bali Destination Report