There’s nothing quite like the thought of a beach party to get you yearning for summer: the sand between your toes, the waves lapping against the shore, dancing around a crackling bonfire, ice-cold beers and sultry beats pumping out of a boombox. It isn’t only high school kids who like beach parties either; an increasing number of high-fliers are organizing more upscale beach parties to cater to their passion for partying by the sea. Let’s go know to top 10 beach parties:
Puro Beach Parties
Location: Puro Beach, Palma De Mallorca
Taking its cue from Thailand’s famed full moon parties, Puro Beach’s Full Moon Party draws a sexy bohemian crowd that sprawls on sun-loungers by day and sidle up against one another’s sweaty bodies by night. With a Philippe Starck-inspired interior and a gorgeous wooden terrace that houses an oversize swimming pool and overlooks the Mediterranean, Puro Beach allows guests to party until the small hours without getting sand in places they never knew they had. Unless, of course, they want to (in which case, the beach is only a stone’s throw away).
Location: Club 55, Ramatuelle, France
While it may be seriously overpriced, Club 55 in St. Tropez (or Ramatuelle, more precisely) is where the seriously underclothes gather. The ultimate all-day beach party for the ultimate playboy, Club 55 is perfect for long, languid lunches that turn into long, drunken dinners. Set beside the sea, you’ll be able to mingle with designer-clad bikini babes while quaffing champagne with the sun basking on your shoulders. It doesn’t get much better than this (if it does, we don’t know about it).
Location: Benirras Beach, Ibiza, Spain
Known as the party capital of the Mediterranean, it’s hardly surprising to find that one of the summer’s best beach parties can be found on the White Island of Ibiza. While model types can be spotted sipping overpriced cocktails at Las Salinas, Benirras Beach is where the real action takes place. Located on the underdeveloped north coast, Benirras Beach parties unfold each and every Sunday, complete with trendy bohemian types, drumming sessions and crackling bonfires.
Location: Super Paradise, Mykonos, Greece
Mykonos is always named as one of the best places for beach parties in the world — for good reason. While many of its beaches may be more “boys, boys, boys” than “girls, girls, girls” (if you catch our drift), Paradise Beach doesn’t disappoint with exposed female flesh at every turn. Sip on ice-cold beer, sway to the beat and let the ladies know you’re definitely interested.
Location: Turquoise Beach Club, Rimini, Italy
A hotel by design superstar Ron Arad and a glamorous overhaul of the Old Town has brought a whole new clientele to Rimini, meaning the beach parties are brimming with pretty spectacular-looking ladies. As the largest beach club in Italy, Turquoise is the place to get down with olive-skinned beachgoers. There’s more than enough room to spread out (12,000 square feet, to be exact), with a huge open-air party unraveling every night of the week.
New Year’s Eve Party
Location: Iceberg’s, Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia
Positioned on a clifftop overlooking the beach, Iceberg’s has Australia’s most-famous faces — including the likes of Nicole Kidman and Kylie Minogue — hooked. And it’s not hard to see why; here, it’s all about understated glamour, with an effortlessly cool clientele coming for the astonishing views, gorgeous food and expertly mixed cocktails. Iceberg’s New Year’s Eve bash is the best beach party in Oz (just make sure you don’t end up in the club’s swimming pool fully clothed).