15 of the world’s best beach bars

Relaxing, cocktail in hand, toes in the sand, watching the sun set over the ocean is quite possibly one of the most indulgent experiences one could imagine. From laid back and rustic beach bars to contemporary architectural beach clubs we’ve compiled at list of 15 of the best beach bars in the world.

Theros Wave Bar, Santorini, Greece

Sitting atop volcanic rock, Theros Wave Bar is an unforgettable and unique beach bar. The bar itself is crafted from the very volcanic rock it sits on; sun-beds on the beach are available to laze away the days, the service impeccable and the views simply breathtaking; there really is nowhere better in Santorini to watch the sunset glistening over the sea and sip Champagne.

Theros Wave Bar Santorini Greece

Baba Nest, Phuket, Thailand

Though not technically on the beach, this rooftop bar offers some of the most spectacular views of the Andaman Sea and Phuket’s surrounding islands. To watch the sunset over the infinity edge swimming pool creates an illusion of floating and is a once in a lifetime experience. The exclusive collection of wines and cocktails make Baba Nest a stand out in our list of beach bars.

Purobeach, Marbella, Spain

Located directly on the beach and enjoying views of the Gibraltar rock and the Moroccan Atlas Mountains, Purobeach falls nothing short of spectacular. There is little wonder the glitterati flock here from around the world; striking interior design has seen the bar featured in a number of magazines. After watching the sunset from your private Nomad Tent, get ready to dance the night away around the pool all while listening to world famous DJ’s spin tunes.

La Plancha, Bali, Indonesia

The laid back, unpretentious vibe at La Plancha is one of the many things that sees La Plancha in our list of top beach bars. Sit with your toes in the sand on a colourful beanbag, eating simple Spanish cuisine, enjoying a Bintang and watching the stunning Bali sunset.

Hula Hula Beach Bar, Hvar, Croatia

Set on the rocks on the waters edge, Hvar’s hottest bar combines good drinks with the hippest beats, there is no better place to watch the sunset over the Adriatic Sea. The relaxed atmosphere allows for guests to alternate between the crystal clear waters and the bar with ease. Adding to the allure, is a menu of fresh seafood available throughout the day.

Hula Hula Beach Bar Hvar Croatia

Catch Beach Club, Phuket, Thailand

Phuket’s number one beachside club hosts world renowned DJ’s and some of the most talked about events. Offering beachside dining, Catch Beach Club is one of the most innovative restaurants in Phuket, the stunning layout, sea views and hip ambience make this beach bar well worth the visit.

Cerritos Beach Club, Baja California, Mexico

Known for its relaxed and easy going atmosphere, Cerritos Beach Club is a first class bar and restaurant located on one of the most peaceful beaches in Baja California. Inspired by the simpler days, the family friendly environment is the perfect place to unwind after a day in the surf.

Sundara, Bali, Indonesia

Located on one of Bali’s most exclusive areas in Jimbaran Bay, Sundara is one of Bali’s newest and innovative beach bars. Hidden away, breathtaking views over the 55-meter infinity pool will take your breath away. Sip one-of-a kind cocktails from a daybed whilst listening to smooth beats from the in house DJs.


Ushuaia Beach Hotel, Ibiza, Spain

A beach bar with serious wow factor, Ushuaia Beach Hotel hosts some of the best parties on Ibiza. This exceptional venue boasts a poolside stage playing some of music’s biggest names. The beach bar offers VIP day beds, beachside dining and an extensive cocktail list.

Dune Preserve Beach Bar, Anguilla

The ramshackle exterior of Dune Preserve Beach Bar is everything you’d imagine to find in the Caribbean. Built from a bevy of sea treasure including boats, driftwood and shells, this charming beach bar plays host to many a famous reggae artist and is loved by both locals and international travellers alike. But it is owner Bankie Banx’s welcoming demeanour that makes Dune Preserve Beach Bar worthy of its spot among the world’s best beach bars.

Tropicana Beach Bar, Mykonos, Greece

A European summer hot spot, Tropicana Beach Bar is the perfect spot to cool down during the day with a cocktail. During the evenings the bar comes alive when DJs pump the latest hits and club goers take over the beachfront. Providing the best entertainment this is a sensational spot for serious partiers.

Nikki Beach, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Internationally acclaimed Nikki Beach now has a Mexican location, set on the shores of Medano Beach, this is the ultimate beach club concept. Music, design and entertainment are brought together, creating a surreal ambience that lives up to its reputation.

Nikki Beach

Z-Plage, Cannes, France

Luxuriously appointed Z-Plage, showcases the bay of Cannes at its finest. Relax in style on one of the many daybeds looking out to sea. Michelin awarded chef creates healthy and refined cuisine. The scene is set during summer months when fireworks illuminate the sky.

Blue Marlin, Ibiza, Spain

An international hub, Blue Marlin Ibiza offers a sensational mix of relaxation and entertainment. Highbrow design takes center stage at this luxury beach club. Whether spending the day on one of the sumptuous daybeds champagne in hand or sipping cocktails while dancing to international DJ sets; Blue Marlin is sure to impress.

Ku De Ta, Bali, Indonesia

Synonymous with Bali’s beachside bar scene, Ku De Ta is Asia’s most distinctive and well known beachfront bar. With a formidable reputation for luxury, style and service, Ku De Ta is a Balinese icon. A popular spot for sunset cocktails, despite it’s iconic status, Ku De Ta remains discreet and utterly unique.

Lizi Oldham is the Digital Marketing Manager at Amazing Accom.

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  1. Jose says:

    If you can see Gibraltar and the Moroccan Atlas mountains from purobeach, you must be talking about purobeach Marbella, not Mallorca.

  2. Paul Johnson says:

    Thank you, Jose… well spotted. I’ve edited Lizi’s article accordingly.


  3. Eric says:

    Thanks for this list !
    If the others one are as good as the 4 ones i did, can’t wait to be there !

  4. John says:

    Hey wait a minute I didn’t see any Jamaican beach.

    Maybe next time come down to Montego Bay or Ocho Rios.

  5. Caroline says:

    Ku De Ta in my opinion is a horrendous free for all, frequented by euro trash, drunks and sleezeballs. But hey thats just my opinion.

  6. Alan says:

    Catch Beach Club in Phuket closed, for good, earlier this year so perhaps this list needs to be updated

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