One of the best things about sailing in Croatia is the ability to sail from island to town, anchoring or mooring up, exploring the local area. There are few better places to soak up the summer rays and party atmosphere of Central Dalmatia than from the daybed of a beach club.
Croatia is blessed with some of the very best beach bars in the Mediterranean. If you want to enjoy the very best of what sumptuous Croatian hospitality, nightlife can offer you from exquisite seafood eaten at the water’s edge to vibrant party nights with live bands and world-class DJs, here are our top picks.
- Carpe Diem Beach Club (Hvar)
- Hula Hula (Hvar)
- Laganini (Palmizana)
- Taboo Beach Club (Split)
- Gooshter Beach Club (Split)
- Coral Beach Club (Dubrovnik)
Beach clubs are the perfect place to while away a languid afternoon.. Nice relaxed vibes, good food, good wine – what’s not to love? Beach clubs are the perfect place to chill out and admire your beautiful boat in the bay, and Croatia has some of the best in Europe, if not the world
Eat, beach, sleep, repeat!
Hvar’s most famous beach club kicks off our list, and it’s an easy and obvious place to start.
Daytime lounge vibes translate into thumping bass and deep house grooves late into the night, with live musicians and DJs playing against a spectacular sunset backdrop. Bring cash – they don’t accept cards at the bar. An absolute must if you’ve never been before!
Carpe Diem Beach Club
Hvar comes alive at night, with its numerous bars and night clubs. World-famous Carpe Diem Beach Club, located on Stipanska beach on Marinkovac Island opposite the town, is a hedonist’s dream, where you can pretty much party 24 hours a day!
Laganini Lounge Bar
The ultimate afternoon hang-out spot?
A truly sensational beach bar set in a tiny cove, with daybeds contained in a gorgeous driftwood framework, the legendary Laganini is a firm favourite with HELM clients and brokers, and maybe the perfect antidote to a wild night in Carpe Diem. Laganini means ‘take it easy’, and the bar embodies that spirit, occupying a prime waterfront spot with a maze of chic cabanas and laid-back lounge areas. It has a relaxed daytime vibe, with a renowned chef serving hyper-fresh seafood and sumptuous cocktails. And you can easily take the dinghy ashore, or swim if you prefer! There are several excellent quiet anchorages nearby. Laganini is perfect for a relaxing day spent sunbathing, snoozing and swimming in the calm, crystal waters.
Taboo Beach Club
Professional aerialists contort themselves into incredible shapes to the jazzy tunes of a saxophone as the sun dips over the horizon.
Enjoy a refreshing Mai Tai and soak up the party vibes while eating fresh Wakame Tuna.
Taboo represents pure bliss on the south of the Split peninsula.
Gooshter Beach Club
A stylish new entrant to the Split beach club scene, Gooshter is part of the Marina Lav development, with a clean, modern aesthetic and informal but attentive service. The bar staff make their special sunset cocktails right on the beach, while fire dancers and live music up the energy.
‘Goosht’ is Croatian for ‘good feeling’, which sums up the atmosphere here. The food merges East and South in the style of street food – everything here is kept cool and casual. Sunbathe and swim on the beach, relax in the shade between pine trees, enjoy a cocktail and sea view from the main terrace.
Coral Beach Club
Set on a beautiful cove looking out across the Komolac River and wider Adriatic Sea, just around the corner from the gorgeous Dubrovnik Old Town, Coral Beach Club is the perfect setting for a final evening party to end round off a holiday exploring the south Dalmatia and the Elaphiti islands.
Once you’ve returned your yacht to base, Coral beach club is easily accessed from either the Frapa or ACI marina. The sunset views are breath-taking, the atmosphere is relaxing and welcoming, and the resident and guest DJs turn the party on!