Our round up of our favourite beach bars to hit up this Winter Sun season. Featured on Urbanologie.com

 

Alemagou, Mykonos

Before the summer ends for good, we recommend hopping over to Mykonos where the peak season is ending and the hordes of people are subsiding. Catch the more relaxed side of the island and head to Alemagou beach club for a chilled, almost other-worldly vibe. Here, everything from the décor to the food and the music are exquisitely well thought out, to create a serene ambience.

Ideal for:

Relaxed beachside reclining, with the sea literally lapping at your feet, accompanied by long Greek-inspired lunches. Great for those who appreciate beautifully selected décor in a chic and understated style. The slow and steady transition into the evening with resident house DJs is the ultimate way to slip into the hazy evening.

 

The Penthouse, Dubai:

As winter rolls in, Dubai starts to become a very attractive option to head to for a sun injection. With its ever-growing list of beach clubs to try out, you’re never going to be short of options here. However if you’re looking for something a bit different, we recommend the impressive rooftop beach bar, The Penthouse.

Ideal for:

Breath taking skyline views of the city, in a very relaxed, luxurious environment. This is the place to dress to impress. Soak up the Arabian sun during the day and slip into something more exquisite for an evening of delicious cocktails and delectable food. You’ll never want to leave this sky escape.

 

Finn’s Beach Club, Bali:

For a  slightly further flung getaway, head to Bali where the beach is engrained in everyday life here. For a buzzy, yet VIP experience, Finn’s Beach Club is a cut above the rest when it comes to Bali beach hang outs. With exceptional service, resident DJs and night surfer spotting, this is our fave destination for a good balance of luxury mixed with Balinese surfer scenes.

Ideal for:

Lounging in the sun with one of their signature cocktails and watching the surfers roll in on the waves. Either chill on the beach or simply float around in the scenic infinity pool. Just don’t forget to pre-book your daybed!

 

Watson Bay Beach Club, Sydney

If you’re looking to really get away from it all and chase the sun, where better to head than Sydney where the summer’s just heating up. Our first port of call is Watson Bay beach club, where you’ll find a contemporary yet classic boat house vibe, buzzing with locals and amazingly fresh seafood. 

Ideal for:

Sparking up that summer vibe again. Get into that summer dress and enjoy a lazy afternoon drinking Aperol in the sun, with beautifully prepared fresh seafood and a well paired DJ to see the long evening in, you’ll soon thaw out.

 

Papaya Playa Project, Tulum

If heading East isn’t your thing, then our first choice for some winter rays is Tulum, Mexico. With its budding eco-hotels and creative scene, it’s a mecca for the urban, creative types seeking a connection with nature. One of our top spots for the perfect balance of nature and luxury is the beautiful Papaya Playa Project, set on the golden Caribbean shores.

 Ideal for:

The eco-conscious traveller looking for somewhere hip yet luxurious to enjoy. Built and run with sustainability in mind, it seeks to support and work with the local culture and surroundings. With the sand between your toes, delight in deliciously locally sourced food whilst absorbing the soulful sounds of some of the best DJs in the world. You won’t be disappointed.

 

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