With a spectacular selection of pristine beaches lapped by a sapphire-blue sea, those on a superyacht vacation around Monaco will find no shortage of upscale beach clubs primed for drinking, dining and relaxing under a Mediterranean sun.
During the summer charter season, yacht-goers heading to Monaco can expect to be swept up in the glitzy parties and phenomenal nightlife of Monte-Carlo, particularly if they have booked a Monaco Grand Prix yacht charter.
But in between partying, those looking to relax will find a superb variety of beach clubs peppering the surrounding coastlines. What's more, many of them offer a complimentary water taxi service, ensuring guests can be transported to and from the shore with ease.
Discover our pick of the best beach clubs in and around Monaco.
Representing the finest in luxury hospitality, Nikki Beach takes up residence on the rooftop of the Fairmont Hotel every summer, offering Monte-Carlo’s residents and visitors the chance to soak up the sun in supreme style.
Guests can enjoy stretching out on a variety of cabanas and sunbeds, before cooling off with a refreshing dip in the pool. An ice-cold drink is never far away, thanks to the world-class service provided by the waiting staff.
What’s more, the venue’s on-site restaurant means that guests don’t need to relocate to sample fine dining. With a menu comprising of light bites through to classic Provencal dishes, diners can sit back and enjoy their meals while drinking in the views over the glittering Riviera.
Tucked in a sheltered bay of Cap d’Ail, La Reserve de la Mala occupies a picturesque beach backed by dramatic rocky outcrops and aromatic umbrella pines located just a few kilometres outside Monaco.
The serene setting is perfectly complemented by an array of spa and wellness facilities, where guests can indulge in pampering treatments designed to help them unwind and destress.
Alongside a selection of waterfront loungers and parasols, the beach club boasts a bar and gourmet restaurant. Diners can enjoy meals under the shade of an ivory voile, and sip expertly-blended drinks as the sun begins to set and a glamorous party vibe begins to set in.
Nestled in a secluded cove, Anjuna is located just twenty minutes’ away from Monte-Carlo in the town of Eze. Exuding a warm and friendly energy, this beach club has swiftly become a trendy hotspot for anyone in the mood for barefoot luxury balanced by a laid-back ambience.
The beach is lined with Tiffany-blue sun loungers, where guests can get comfortable and soak up panoramic vistas across the ocean. Meanwhile, the on-site restaurant has a rustic charm, with plenty of exposed wood and Balinese-style accents.
At night, this space plays host to a spectacular party scene, with live performances from bands and music acts. Revellers will be kept entertained well into the night and will leave Anjuna with memories to last a lifetime.
One of the most popular beach clubs in Monaco, La Note Bleue is located at the heart of the city, and boasts a world-class restaurant coupled with a private portion of beach.
With its enormous selection of sun loungers, it's usually easy for visitors to bag themselves a desirable spot. Then, they can while away the day sipping drinks and letting their troubles melt away under the warm sun.
Adding to its appeal, La Note Bleue regularly hosts events, including festivals and music concerts. Known for their smooth jazz sets, these events are not be missed if you are looking for an unbeatable atmosphere and the opportunity to dance under the stars.
Hidden away from the buzz of Monaco, Papaya Beach has maintained the captivating allure of the 1950’s French Riviera. With its waterfront location, elegant eatery and tasteful snow-white seating, guests are invited to relax in style.
Gourmands will find a variety of delicious meals on the menu, from freshly grilled fish to pasta laced with shellfish. Dining al fresco on the terrace, guests are able to admire the yachts floating past on the horizon.
While there are plenty of loungers lined up along the private beach, there is also a comfortable selection of sofas, as well as some shaded spots to drink and dine.
Conveniently situated opposite the Grimaldi Forum on Larvotto Beach, La Rose des Vents marries fine dining with a blissful beachfront backdrop.
Awash with cherry-red loungers and parasols, the beach overlooks a calm stretch of sea which glitters enticingly in the sun, inviting guests to wade in and cool off.
After spending the day splashing in the water, guests can retreat to the terrace restaurant to sample mouthwatering Mediterranean cuisine. With chef Driss Jadir at the helm, each dish is an exquisite infusion of fresh flavours and creative twists which lures in diners for miles around.