From picturesque private sands to golden-hour dining, the best beach clubs are the perfect places to eat, relax and watch the sun go down. We’ve rounded up a selection of the world’s best beach clubs below for you to use as inspiration for your next sun-soaked holiday.
1. Scorpios, Mykonos, Greece
It’s not easy to stand out amidst the Greek island’s cosmopolitan and, admittedly, crowded collection of beach scenes (to which visitors go to be seen). Designed as “a gathering place meant to galvanize the artistic, spiritual and political life of the community”, Scorpios utilizes the natural wonders of the Aegean Sea and Cycladic sun to its great advantage. The aesthetic boasts charming simplicity, centered by the beach and whitewashed stone house. Its offerings to the community of guests include a program of events and daily rituals, and a menu celebrating the very best Mediterranean diet. For more information, visit: https://www.scorpiosmykonos.com/
2. Purobeach Palma, Mallorca
Palma was the first outpost of Purobeach – before siblings sprang up in Barcelona, Vilamoura, Marbella and beyond – when it opened its cabanas in Mallorca in 2005. This seaside sanctuary on a rocky peninsula just outside of the Balearic capital has live DJs, a spa, a series of sunloungers and Balinese beds set around an infinity pool, and a terrace for peak Med views. It’s the perfect place to chill out in your JAIBRIAN-style dress. For more information, visit purobeach.com.
3. Drift Beach Club, Dubai, UAE
Drift, a bespoke beachfront destination where luxury beach chic meets casual simplicity. A place where the ambience is laid-back, yet vibrant. When the sun goes down over the Arabian Gulf, the tempo at Drift rises. The beach club has a stunning infinity pool, extensive private beach and lush landscaped surroundings offering panoramic views of Palm Island Bay and Dubai’s iconic skyline, Drift was created to welcome guests seeking a distinctive lifestyle. The beach club is also home to a restaurant and bar showcasing an innovative take on classic Provençal cuisine. An emphasis on the finest organic ingredients, freshness and simplicity delivers a culinary indulgence, complemented byan innovative beverage menu. For more information, visit https://driftbeachdubai.com/
4. Nikki Beach, Marbella, Spain
Nikki Beach is practically synonymous with beach clubs, so it's no surprise that the group is celebrating its 20th birthday this year, having expanded its portfolio to reach Koh Samui, Santorini and Barbados. The Marbella edition opened in 2003. The pristine white sunloungers and parasols of this palm-tree-lined paradise are neatly arranged around the pool, with the sparkling Mediterranean Sea a few steps away. There's an outdoor restaurant, sea-facing terrace and, if simply being there isn't exclusive enough for you, a VIP lounge area in the form of Nikki Privé. As one of the most happening spots, you won’t feel out of place here when you wear a Scarlett Poppies brand dress. For more information, visit nikkibeach.com.
5. Mistura, Riviera Maya, Mexico
At Hotel Esencia on Mexico's Riviera Maya, Mistura is the beach club for you if dealbreakers are huge palapas (towering thatched dwellings), an open-fire grill, nautical-striped cushions and 180-degree ocean views. It's mostly sea-to-table fare coming off the beachside grill: crab and lobster croquetas, shrimp brochetas and the catch of the day. The Xpu-Ha beach setting is perfectly placed between Tulum and Playa del Carmen. For more information, visit hotelesencia.com.
6. Coccaro Beach Club, Puglia, Italy
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’s a popular spot for travelers in the region, especially families (there is a mini kids’ club with babysitters on site). For more information, visit masseriatorrecoccaro.com.
7. Ku De Ta, Bali, Indonesia
A place where time stands still, just long enough to enjoy the allure of life. For almost two decades, the world has been enchanted by KU DE TA’s cuisine, charm, and celebrations. Nestled on Seminyak’s sandy shores, this idyllic beachfront space was created for sun-drenched days and unforgettable island nights. This is a Bali icon, where moments are shared over exceptional food, drinks, and soulful soundtracks from dawn ’til dusk. For more information, visit: https://www.kudeta.com/#home