September 3, 2019

The World's Hottest Luxury Beach Clubs and How to Access

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Chris Weatherhead

VP, Hotel Relations & Marketing

These are our picks for the top beach clubs in the world and how to gain access. These beach clubs are situated on some of the world's nicest beaches, some of which are private clubs that often require a pricey membership to access. We have compiled a list of beach clubs that are both stand alone and partnered with hotels, and MVT can provide exclusive benefits to make your experience even better. 

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Four Seasons Biltmore Santa Barbara - The Coral Casino

Located on Butterfly Beach, the Coral Casino is Santa Barbara’s premier beach and cabana club. Since 1937, the Coral Casino’s private membership club has been considered a jewel of Santa Barbara’s social scene. This club features oceanfront dining, yoga, a fitness center, locker rooms, and an Olympic sized swimming pool.

In addition to these luxury amenities, the Coral Casino offers direct private access to Butterfly Beach. Open only to private members and guests of the Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara, this club remains and exclusive retreat for both locals and luxury travelers. Featuring the Four Seasons legendary service and collaborative design of Ty Warner and designer Peter Marino, step into casual luxury of times past.

Book a suite get complimentary access. All other rooms, $200 per day for up to 2 guest

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Phuket, Thailand - Cafe Del Mar

Located on the tropical island of Phuket, Cafe Del Mar lines the pristine waters of Kamala beach. Just a short drive from Patong Beach, Cafe Del Mar is an escape tailored to those seeking a true island experience. Kamala Beach offers something for everyone, from surfable waves to palm trees for shade.

The beach club features large day beds around the main pool area, which is the social center for all who attend. The signature flair of Cafe Del Mar’s menu is a true experience for guests. Enjoy a variety of menu items from light snacks to prime cuts of meat cooked to perfection. Pair your food with a variety of premium spirits and cocktail creations from the bar, which bring classic flavors with the Cafe Del Mar touch.

To gain access to this tropical paradise, book a table or day bed in advance.

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Dubai, UAE - Jumeriah’s Summersalt Beach Club

Dubai offers a variety of beach clubs to meet your needs, and at the forefront is Summersalt Beach Club. Located at the beachfront area of the Jumeirah Al Naseem hotel, the beach brings a luxury experience like no other. Surrounded by palm trees and a white sand beach, enjoy the large outdoor pool that offers stunning views of Dubai.

Perhaps the most iconic part of this Jumeirah beach club is the Summersalt Restaurant, featuring Japenese fusion creations from Chef Cristian Goya. Fusing the flavors of Argentina and Japan, the restaurant offers a variety of drinks and entrees, all served on the shores of Jumeirah’s private beach. Enjoy views of the iconic Burj Al Arab Jumeriah from the pool or beach, and enjoy the intimacy of this small beach club.

Visit Summersalt as a Jumeriah Al Naseem hotel guest, or buy a day pass.

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Paradise Island, Bahamas - The Ocean Club, Four Seasons

The Four Seasons Ocean Club is a Bahamian beauty, featuring over 35 acres of Versailles-inspired lawns and gardens. Set along a five mile stretch of white sand beach, this beach club offers travelers seclusive retreat on Paradise Island. This alluring resort feels like a private estate, offering its guests contemporary elegance and luxury.

The Ocean Club has a variety of amenities to appeal to both families and couples, including a kids club and adults only pool. The Versailles Pool, for adults only, is a focal point of the beach club. With a backdrop of the Versailles gardens and surrounded by palm trees, this pool offers a quiet oasis to recharge. Staying at The Four Seasons Ocean Club, however, offers more than just a day at the pool. Take advantage of the Ocean Club Golf Course, or spend the night sipping cocktails at the Martini Bar and Lounge.

Stay at The Four Seasons Ocean Club to access the beach club, as well as additional VIP amenities for booking through Montecito Village Travel.

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Mykonos, Greece - SantAnna

Mykonos has become one of the hottest places to for beach clubs that offer both day and night entertainment. Paving the way for luxury beach clubs is SantAnna, a getaway for those looking to have a good time. Offering something for everyone, this beach club features deluxe sunbeds and cabanas on both the beach and surrounding the main pool.

Looking for an exclusive escape from the crowds? Book a VIP private island suite, complete with lounge chairs and fire pits that sits above a saltwater pool. Boasting two restaurants and one bar, guests can take advantage of Mediteranean inspired food that can be tailored to fit your dietary needs. A highlight of this beach club is the Sushi & Raw bar, featuring flavors from the Far East. With sushi created on demand, you can expect the freshest meals paired with innovative cocktails.

Depending on your desired experience, book a cabana at either the pool or beach to gain access to the SantAna Beach Club.

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Positano, Italy - Bagni d’Arienzo Beach Club

Considered one of the most famous beach clubs in Positano, Bagni d’Arienzo embodies the Amalfi Coast lifestyle. Set on the beach of Arienzo, this beach club and restaurant have become known for their location and simplistic beauty. All-Orange sunbeds and umbrellas line the beach, each with a spectacular view of the Tyrrhenian Sea. In addition to beach access, guests enjoy showers and changing rooms with their day pass.

Accessible only by boat shuttle, this beach escape is truly for those who prefer a secluded hideaway. Taste Positano’s traditional cuisine at the restaurant, which offers both land and sea options to guests. To cool off after a hot summer day, enjoy one of the many cocktails offered at the bar and restaurant as you watch the sun go down.

Make a reservation for both lounge chairs and restaurants in advance to enjoy the full experience Bagni d’Arienzo Beach Club has to offer.

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Formentera, Spain - Gecko Hotel and Beach Club

Dive into the riviera lifestyle in Spain at Gecko Hotel and Beach Club. Located in Formentera, the last paradise of the mediteranean, experience laid back glamour on a beautiful and protected island. Lined with hammocks and beach cabanas, the beach club features a variety of activities to keep moving all day long. A light menu features Meditteanan cuisine in addition to classic cocktails and fresh juices.

There are three day passes available for the Gecko Beach Club, and they feature amenities such as yoga classes, kayak and SUP rentals, and massages. These day passes give you access to all that the Gecko Beach CLub has to offer, including hammocks, towels, water, showers, and locker rooms.

Book a room at the Gecko Hotel and receive complimentary access to the beach club, or purchase one of the three day pass options.

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Bardakçi Bay, Turkey - T.A.Y Beach Club

T.A.Y. Beach Club is one of Turkey’s premier locations for relaxation and enjoyment. Overlooking the blue waters of Bardakçı Bay, this beach club boasts views of Karaada Island and historical Bodrum castle. In addition to an array of lounge beds and chairs, T.A.Y features a dock extending over the waters of the bay.

If you are seeking a little excitement during your stay, look no further than the watersports selection this beach club has to offer. From parasailing to jetskiing, there is an activity that suits every thrill seeker. As the day winds down, make your way to the restaurant to enjoy boutique style meals and delicious cocktails.

Purchase a day pass to secure your spot at this intimate and relaxing beach club.

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Costa Smeralda, Porto Cervo - Cala Beach Club at Hotel Cala di Volpe

Cala Beach Club is an elegant oasis with a relaxing vibe along the coast of Porto Cervo. Located on the beach of the Hotel Cala di Volpe, this club offers both beach and garden experiences for guests. The most notable addition to this beach club is the restaurant, featuring a selection of traditional dishes paired with signature cocktails. Their signature Cala Beach cocktail features white rum, maraschino, pineapple, strawberry, and S. Pellegrino. Raw sea food is also a speciality of Hotel Cala, and a variety of oysters and ceviches are available. 

Book a pair of lounge chairs on either the beach or the lawn to experience some of the best ocean views around. For larger groups, private cabanas offer privacy in style with large couches and steps leading directly to the white sand beach. 

Reserve a lounge chair or cabana to secure your spot,  or book a room through MVT at Hotel Cala di Volpe to receive exclusive access. 

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