When the temperatures soar, those on luxury yacht charters head to the best beach clubs in the Mediterranean. Why do they head to dry land? To enjoy great scenery, eat culinary delights, drink cocktails, listen to top DJ sets and mingle with like-minded people. We’ve selected five of the best beach clubs for you to break the rules in style on a Mediterranean yacht charter.
5. Zplage Beach Club, Cannes
The exclusive Grand Hyatt Martinez Hotel has long been the setting for celebrities, billionaires and royalty to sun themselves among similarly ultra-exclusive company. The Martinez Beach Club has an enviable location on the Croisette and boasts a distinctive Art Deco style. It is also home two incomparable restaurants, the two-Michelin star Palme d’Or Restaurant with a large terrace overlooking the Mediterranean and the Beach Club’s very own Zplage, a bar, a restaurant and a spacious beach club with a pier. The private beach has more than 400 sun loungers and a vast pontoon with views out to all the superyachts lining the horizon. The restaurant prides itself on its healthy menu and exclusive signature cocktails and when the sun sets, Zplage transforms into the coolest hot spot in Cannes with live music and weekend fireworks.
4. Cotton Beach Club, Ibiza
Ibiza’s stunning coastline is justifiably popular with its vast family beaches, intimate private beach clubs and everything in between. Tucked away above the shores of Cala Tarida, Cotton Beach Club is a multi-level venue renowned for delicious food at two resident restaurants and spectacular panoramic sea views. The successful Cotton Beach Club recently opened a new franchise in the prime location of Figueretas, nestled between Playa d’en Bossa and Ibiza Town so you have double luxury to look forward to on a trip to the White Island!
3. Monte Carlo Beach Club
Monte Carlo Beach Club is one of the most prestigious beach locations on the Riviera. There is an impressive selection of facilities and activities from the private beach with watersports to the Olympic sized saltwater swimming pool with diving tower. The beach boasts luxurious tents and private cabanas to protect your skin from the glare of the summer sun. After you’ve swum in the inviting waters and worked up an appetite head over to the club’s 100% organic restaurant Elsa where Michelin-starred Chef Paolo Sari will prepare wholesome cuisine for discerning diners. If you require more pampering, you’ll be pleased to hear that there is also a spa on site. A yacht charter to Monte-Carlo beach club will put you in a prime location at the heart of the Cote d’Azur’s most exclusive shopping and dining.
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2. Il Riccio, Capri, Italy
Conspicuous by its distinctive blue chairs and stunning beachside setting by Capri’s famous Blue Grotto, Il Riccio is where the beautiful people come to see and be seen, all while eating cuisine of the finest quality. The food is deceptively simple and sticks to the staples of seafood, pasta and Campanian wine, but does it well since it has earned the Beach Club a Michelin Star. The only thing bluer than the furniture is the sea which is of the deepest azure and almost blurs with the cloudless horizon at times. The interior was designed by the highly-renowned designer Marco de Luca who decked the place out in billowing white drapes that lead to a terrace perched above the Tyrolean Sea with possibly the best sea view in Italy. Don’t forget to bring your swimming gear as there are sun loungers for those who can’t resist taking a dip in the scenery.
1. Le Club 55, St Tropez
Nestled in an azure bay surrounded by wooded hills, Saint-Tropez is one of the Cote d’Azur’s best-loved stopping points for dropping anchor. No beach is more popular than the 3- mile stretch of sand known as Pampelonne Beach. Bridget Bardot immortalised it in the 1950s when she frolicked on its shores in the film ‘….And God Created Woman’, making it one of the most famous beaches in the world, and Le Club 55 continues to be one of its most iconic beach clubs, attracting famous visitors and top name DJs. Visitors lounge under colourful parasols and swim in the clear waters. Club 55 was the original St Tropez beach club where rockstars and aristocracy alike have hung out to quaff champagne and rose with a fashionable crowd. The rich history and idyllic setting make this the ideal place to sport your versatile 209 Mare beach blazer.
Cruising Between Beach Clubs
If you’re looking for a yacht to get you to these beach clubs in style and comfort, you could charter the stunning M/Y AURELIA. The modern, sporty 37-metre superyacht has accommodation for eight guests and is distinctive in every way. Her colourful paint scheme comes from the Gulf racing colours with a no. 10 on her quarter; a tribute to the first ever GT Lancia Aurelia. The racing theme is continued throughout the interior with all the cabins named after racing car designers. This superyacht isn’t just beautiful and exclusive, she is also fun: her range of toys include a waverunner, 2 seabobs, kayaks, water skis and water slide. We think her colours perfectly complement our beachwear blazer and shorts. What do you think?