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The Top 10: World’s Best Beach Clubs

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 ten best beach clubs.

Contact Indagare for assistance planning a trip to one of these destinations. Our dedicated trip designers can match you with the best hotels and restaurants and secure reservations at beach clubs.

Capri: La Fontelina Beach Club

Only accessed 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: Scorpios

Opened in 2015, this less flashy version of Nammos quickly became the spot to see and be seen in Mykonos. The luxurious beach lounge boasts a spa, boutique and restaurant, where well-heeled patrons can enjoy such fresh fare as arugula and watermelon salad, tuna tartare, grilled octopus and fresh pastas. Days at Scorpios are spent lounging on daybeds shaded by thatched roofs, but nights are a more lavish affair with DJs and dancing into the early hours. Related: Mykonos Destination Report

Cap D’Ail, France: Eden Plage Mala

Eden Plage Mala, south of Monaco and nestled in a beautiful bay with views of dramatic, pine tree–covered cliffs, offers a small taste of paradise. The private beach provides many amenities, including fitness classes, massages and a boutique. Related: Monaco Destination Report

Croatia: Carpe Diem Beach Club

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

Mallorca: PuroBeach

South Beach meets Ibiza at Mallorca‘s PuroBeach. It’s easy to spend the whole day at this glowing white beach club–restaurant–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

Bali: Ku De Ta

One of Bali’s most prominent hot spots, Ku De Ta offers around-the-clock fine dining, a stunning beachfront location and a roster of big name international performers. Related: Bali Destination Report

St.-Tropez Beach Clubs

One of the most famous beach destinations in the world, St.-Tropez has a strong beach club culture. It is impossible to see just one when visiting. Club 55 is the most discreet option, with a clientele that arrives by yacht, helicopter or Bentley. Les Jumeaux is the best family-friendly choice thanks to its playground and children’s lunch menu. The celebrity-studded Nikki Beach hosts world-class DJs and attracts a young, sexy crowd. Related: St.-Tropez Destination Report

Puglia, Italy: Coccaro Beach Club

Located on a sprawling stretch of private beach on the Adriatic Sea in Puglia, Coccaro Beach Club offers a spa, seafood restaurant and fashion boutique, as well as private gazebos for lounging and a private yacht that can be rented. Thanks to its gorgeous location and rustic chic décor, it is a popular spot for travelers in the region, especially families (there is a mini kids’ club with babysitters on site). Related: Puglia Destination Report

Santa Barbara: The Coral Casino

Built in 1937, this historic establishment has been a glamorous escape for Hollywood stars for decades. With Art Deco architecture and interiors designed by Peter Marino, the club is favorite of locals and guests of The Four Seasons Resort Biltmore, thanks to its 160-foot pool overlooking Butterfly Beach and the Pacific Ocean. Earlier this month, the hotel reopened following a five-month restoration of the areas damaged by the California mudslides—making the iconic club more appealing than ever. Related: Santa Barbara Destination Report

Formentera, Spain: The Gecko Beach Club

This stunning beach club offers a serene escape from Ibiza on the uncrowded sands of Migjorn beach on Formentera. Attached to the Gecko Hotel, the hangout offers a large pool on the hotel’s sprawling lush lawn and ocean-side yoga classes. Related: Ibiza Destination Report

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Contact Indagare for assistance planning a trip to one of these destinations. Our dedicated trip designers can match you with the best hotels and restaurants and secure reservations at beach clubs.

– Indagare on June 3, 2018

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