The best beach clubs in Europe for this summer
The summer season will be fast upon us which means it’s time to dust off your swimwear, restock on the sun cream and choose the perfect destination for your annual beach holiday. Whether you’re looking for a place to relax and sip cocktails, dance the night away or enjoy quality family time, there are plenty of beach clubs across Europe that travellers can choose from.
For the music lover…Ushuaia Beach Club, Ibiza
Part of the iconic Ibiza Beach Hotel, which has revolutionised the daytime party concept in Ibiza since its opening seven years ago, the Ushuaїa Ibiza Beach Club sits in front of The Ushuaїa Club in the heart of the Playa d’en Bossa strip, offering one of the most glamourous places on the island to eat, drink and relax.
The restaurant, set right on the beachfront and facing the sea, offers a wide menu to satisfy all appetites; the breakfast buffet is renowned for curing all remnants of the night before, while enticing rice and pasta dishes, or the Ushuaїa-style Kobe hamburger, provide perfect fuel for party-goers before they head to one of the renowned poolside events at The Ushuaїa Club.
The iconic poolside stage has developed a reputation for hosting the world’s biggest DJs and artists, with David Guetta, Tinie Tempah and Martin Garrix all confirmed to take up residency for the 2017 season, while the Ushuaїa Beach Club offers chilled electro beats, with the volume and tempo rising as the day progresses. www.ushuaiabeachclubrestaurant.com
One night in a Superior Double Room at Ushuaїa Ibiza Beach Hotel is available from €109.
For relaxing…Coco Beach Gran Hotel Atlantis Bahía Real, Fuerteventura
Coco Beach is Fuerteventura’s first dedicated chill-out beach club and lounge, and is located at the luxurious five-star Gran Hotel Atlantis Bahía Real. Sitting across two piers in a bathing beach in front of the hotel, is a cool and calming oceanfront area with minimalist blue and white décor, Balinese beds, relaxing chill-out music and direct access to the sea.
At the Coco Beach Lounge and Club, guests can enjoy award-winning local cuisine and refreshing cocktails, such as fresh fish of the day with Canarian potatoes and salad or delicious veal with red wine, sea-inspired dishes such as octopus gratin with green mojo sauce, baby squid croquettes, prawns in garlic sauce, or deep fried calamari Andalusian style.
At the separate Coco Beach Chill Out, visitors can rehydrate with delicious cocktails, fresh juices and coffees. For utmost relaxation, guests can take part in yoga and pilates on the chill out terrace or enjoy a beachside massage while enjoying the sounds of the sea. www.atlantisbahiareal.com
Four nights B&B at the Gran Hotel Atlantis Bahía Real in a deluxe room with balcony is available from £506pp – including flights from London Gatwick (based on 6 May departure) www.thomson.co.uk
For families…Hard Rock Hotel Tenerife Beach Club
Hard Rock Hotel Tenerife is a new five-star hotel located near the Costa Adeje in the South of Tenerife. Located on the edge of the lagoon is the hotel’s beach club, which offers beautiful ocean views and is the ideal place for families to spend the day together.
While at the beach club guests can enjoy access to the lagoon, live music performances from establish acts during the summer, Balinese Beds and a wide selection of eco-friendly and healthy meals to enjoy. Guests will also find three further pools to relax by at the hotel, complete with bars serving signature cocktails, freshly-brewed coffee and local dishes.
The hotel also boasts signature Hard Rock facilities including a Rock Spa®, Body Rock® gym and world famous Rock Shop®. In the evening, guests can head to ‘The 16th’, the top-floor bar that offers panoramic sunset views across the Atlantic Ocean. www.hardrockhotels.com
Seven nights at B&B at the Hard Rock Hotel Tenerife is available from £585pp, based on two adults and two children sharing a Studio Suite Gold, departing on 28 May from London Gatwick. Book by 3 May. (www.monarch.co.uk/holidays)
For adults…Puro Beach Club, Palma, Majorca
For those looking for somewhere stylish to spend the day when visiting Palma, Puro Beach’s ‘Oasis del Mar’ is a sophisticated beach club offering some of the best seafront views from Majorca. The beach club hosts sunset parties, with live DJs accompanying the spectacular skies, but also yoga and paddle surfing classes during the day. The club has indoor and outdoor bars and restaurants with a Miami-Marrakesh-Melbourne influenced menu serving a range of delicious dishes.
As well as several sunbeds and Balinese beds to use, guests can also enjoy a massage on the beach, while several other spa and cosmetic treatments are available. Special events take place throughout the summer such as ‘Foodies Night’ (26 May) which serves a special menu created by local chefs and the ‘Nu Moon’ party (25 July) which combine elements of theatre, art and live music under the glow of the moon. www.purobeach.com
For more information on visiting the Balearic Island this summer, please see here - www.illesbalears.travel.
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