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✶ HANAUMA BAY, HAWAII Hawaii is best known for its beaches (Hawaii does beaches beer than prey much anywhere else on the planet). Waikiki maybe the most famous, but Hanauma Bay – a protected marine life park which has a reputation for the best snorkelling – has been hogging the headlines in recent years.

This beloved bowl shaped bay is the place to swim with Hawaii’s colourful state fish – the Humuhumunukunukuapua'a (humuhumu for short).

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✶ DICKENSON BAY, ANTIGUA If you can't find the perfect beach in Antigua, you might as well give up. Antigua is blessed with an abundance of bounty advert beaches but most of the action is to be found at Dickenson Bay where you can swim, snorkel, sail, fish and dive – or simply soak up the sun.

Beyond the beach, cricket fans will want to try and take in a Test match at the St Vivian Richards Stadium – the Caribbean is crazy about cricket and Antigua especially so.


✶ IPANEMA BEACH, RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL Rio de Janeiro boasts a pair of famous beaches, Ipanema and Copacabana, but it’s the former — celebrated in the bossa nova hit The Girl from Ipanema’ that captivates visitors owing to its place gold sand and landmark emerald peaks that are known as the two brothers.

Regardless of where you to choose to stretch out your beach towel, expect to see Cariocas (aka residents of Rio) from all walks of life coming together to get their groove on. Ipanema is also home to the hip, Hotel Fasano. Designed by Philippe Starcke, the Fasano aracts a cool crowd— here’s looking at you Beyonce — who flock here for its sleek rooms, gorgeous rooop pool and glam bar.

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✶ WEST COAST, BARBADOS Barbados’ most famous export (aer rum), Rhianna, hangs out here when she’s not collecting a Grammy, while Simon Cowell, Mick Jagger, Tiger Woods, oh and Michael Winner also frequently flock to the West Coast – or the ‘Platinum coast’ as locals like to call it – to laze on beaches of icing sugar sand and swim in crystal clear azure waters.

On the West Coast, the toughest decision you’ll make every day is where to eat.


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✶ HORSESHOE BAY, BERMUDA Bermudians are at pains to point out that their island isn’t actually in the Caribbean. Still their beaches are of a Caribbean quality – none more so than Horseshoe Bay whose pinks sands are, as the name suggests, shaped like a horseshoe.

Horseshoe Bay has a lifeguard on duty from May- September (Bermudians won’t venture into the sea before Bermuda Day on May 24) and also offers a cafe, changing facilities and an annual sand castle competition.

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✶ SEVEN MILE BEACH, CAYMAN ISLANDS You could visit Grand Cayman and never leave stunning Seven Mile Beach (SMB), so seductive is its stretch of unbroken white sand. Popular with beachgoers of all ages, it’s also a great place to people watch: expect to see couples strolling hand in hand and 50 something women, their flesh spilling over their bikinis, power strut past hard core surfer dudes.

Of course no visit to Cayman is complete without seeing some stingrays: at Stingray City, the island’s most famous residents sweep across white sand flats in the shallows.


✶ BOULDERS BEACH, SOUTH AFRICA Want to see penguins on a beach? Make a beeline for Boulders Bay, an easy hour's drive from Cape Town, and you can see 3,000 of them to be precise. In addition to penguins, expect to see colonies of seals, pods of dolphins and if you’re lucky – whales.

Back in Cape Town proper, check out Camps Bay. Backed by the craggy Twelve Apostles mountain range, Camps Bay invariably aracts gorgeous, long limbed locals who come here in their droves for a sundowner on Saturdays and Sundays.

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✶ LAS GALERAS, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC Found at the furthest point of the Samana Peninsula, Las Galeras is oen overlooked owing to its ‘off the beaten track’ location. But don’t be deterred; the area boasts some of the best beaches in the Dominican Republic making it well worth any extra effort involved.

Playa Rincon is particularly captivating, managing to stun even the most jaded of traveller. You can rent beach chairs, refuel in one of the restaurants and then work off the calories by saddling up and going on a horse ride, snorkelling or diving.


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✶ BORACAY, PHILIPPINES No visit to the Philippines is complete without spending some time on Boracay whose he pristine beaches and balmy waters provide a welcome escape for weary travellers. Yes, grass-roofed, fixed umbrellas are everywhere. And yes, hawkers do patrol the beach looking to sell their cras.

But it’s still possible to secure a stretch of sand for yourself, sele back and enjoy the unhurried pace of life. Some whinge that Boracay has become commercialised – resorts, restaurants and bars are popping up all over the island – but for now at least, Boracay still lags way behind any of its Thai equivalents, as far as rampant development goes

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✶ LONG BAY, JAMAICA Want to hit the beach and bars? Then Long Bay (a gorgeous 11km long stretch of sand also known as Seven Mile Beach) is the name you need to know.

The sun splashed shores are a powerful lure for most during the day – including the hawkers and hustlers who patrol the beach selling their wares. Nights meanwhile, are for enjoying the tropical party lifestyle; as the sun sets, reggae (well you are in Bob Marley country) and rum, rule.


✶ PANTAI CENANG, LANGKAWI, MALAYSIA Langkawi is the lynch pin of Malaysia’s tourism and understandably so. Sure, it isn’t the place for schlepping around historical buildings, museums and galleries, but if all you want to do is fly and flop, look no further than Langkawi and it’s unbeatable beaches.

Take your pick from Pantai Tengah, Pantai Kok and, our favourite, Pantai Cenang. Langkawi’s longest and most famous beach hugs the island’s western coast and boasts so sand lined with coconut trees. Beachgoers can rent a sun bed for a few ringgits before cooling off in the calm water

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âœś WHITEHAVEN, WHITSUNDAYS, AUSTRALIA Whitehaven Beach is a pristine, award winning beach on Whitsunday Island, the largest of the 74 islands in the Whitsundays. Whitehaven Beach stretches over seven kilometres and boasts brilliant white silica sand that is among the purest in the world.

Sink your feet into the sand and wade into the warm waves that gently lap the shore and you'll soon realise why people come here from all over the world.


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✶ TRUNK BAY BEACH, ST. JOHN, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS Nearly 50 years aer Laurence S. Rockefeller donated Trunk Bay to the National Park Service, making it part of Virgin Islands National Park, the beach (and offshore coral reefs) remain among St. John's most breathtaking and wellpreserved aractions.

And rightly so: Trunk Bay's clear, warm waters and silky coral sands can’t fail to put a smile on the face of even the most jaded of travellers.

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✶ YALONG BAY, HAINAN, CHINA Keep it under your hat, but there’s more to China than the Temple of Heaven and Terracoa Warriors. The island oasis of Hainan that sits on the same latitude as Hawaii hasn’t received the recognition it deserves, having only been opened to visitors roughly 25 years ago. As a result, it’s not as fashionable as other beach destinations, but who cares?

Dadonghai Bay and Sanya Bay are both fine spots for those who want to fly and flop but, budget permiing, aim to base yourself 15km east at exclusive Yalong Bay. The beach here is the best and, unless you’re mad enough to go over Chinese New Year, it’s virtually empty. Relax on sand the colour of sugar in between cooling dips in the sky blue water, admire the colours in your cocktail delivered by a smiling waitress and allow Yalong’s slack pace to work its subtle, inexorable magic


✶ DIAYANI BEACH, KENYA At only an hour's domestic flight away from Nairobi and a one hour drive away from Mombasa, Diani Beach is a destination that has become popular with locals as well as celebrities around the world and its luxurious status is a far cry from its former fishing village ways.

Now you’ll find thatched roofed huts along a pearly white beach with classy villas lining the shoreline.

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Buddha-Bar Beach has made its Middle East debut, bringing Pacific Rim cuisine, cocktails, and cuing-edge beats to The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi. The day-to-night destination takes the famous brand alfresco, bringing bohemian chic design and opulent decor into all-natural elements that integrate stones, wood and colorful organic features with futuristic undertones, and vintage flavors. “Buddha-Bar Beach is a concept based on a unifying philosophy. It creates a space in which guests enjoy diverse yet complementary experiences. Raising the bar worldwide for its innovative blend of gastronomy, hospitality, music, and mixology, it is sure to become a magnet for discerning travelers alongside the UAE capital’s most sophisticated clientele,” said Marwan Fadel, General Manager of The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi. “From its relaxing lounge area to its elegant dining space, the venue serves up a plethora of pleasures, all set to a stimulating soundtrack from its skillful resident and guest DJs. Our guests will definitely have a unique dinning and lifestyle experience combined with breathtaking beachfront views.”

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With exotic dishes from across the Far East, Buddha-Bar Beach Abu Dhabi is an enticing prospect for gourmands. Its PaciďŹ c Rim menu include a divine Wagyu rib-eye steak and the signature worldwide-known Buddha-Bar Chicken Salad that features Chinese leaves, coriander, honey sauce and molasses. Its show kitchen features cevicheria, sushi counter, and robata grill visible to guests as they enter the space. The food is complemented by an extensive selection of beverages. Imaginative cocktails concocted by expert mixologists include The Art of Essence, which takes inspiration from the world of perfume, featuring fragrant ingredients including bergamot, dry lemon, and jasmine. Buddha-Bar Beach Abu Dhabi has a seating capacity of 290 covers, comprising 94 for the terrace, 78 for the restaurant, 54 in the bar, 52 in the lounge, and six each for the sushi bar and robata grill. Designed by Sedley Place Design Ltd of London, the interior mixes classic beach items with more modern ones, while the soî…š lighting creates a special, comforting atmosphere, providing a sense of serenity.


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Saxophonists will perform sunset sessions five evenings a week; there will also be a steady rotation of guest DJs. For its first few weeks, Buddha-Bar Beach’s bar and lounge area will open from 5pm to 2am on Thursdays and Fridays, and from 5pm to 1am on all other days; the restaurant will open for dinner from 7pm to 12midnight daily. The standard opening hours for the entire venue, due to come into effect later this summer, will be 12noon to 1am from Saturday to Wednesday, and 12noon to 2am on Thursdays and Fridays. During the Holy Month of Ramadan, Buddha-Bar Beach’s bar and lounge area will open from 12noon to 2am on Thursdays and Fridays, and from 12noon to 1am on all other days; the restaurant will open from 12noon to 4pm and from 7pm to 12midnight daily. www.buddhabar.com

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• Buddha-Bar Beach is a concept based on a unifying philosophy. It creates a space in which guests enjoy diverse yet complementary experiences. • Buddha-Bar Beach is a worldwide reference in the fields of gastronomy, hospitality, wellness, music, and mixology • There are four “seasonal” Buddha-Bar Beach venues worldwide that open every summer in Baku, Azerbaijan, in Maldives and on swanky Greek islands Santorini and Mykonos • Buddha-Bar Beach Abu Dhabi, located at The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi, is the world’s first permanent venue • Operational Hours: Bar Lounge Saturday – Wednesday: 5:00 pm — 1:00 am Thursday – Friday: 5:00 pm — 2:00 am Restaurant Dinner: 7:00 pm — 12:00 am Ramadan operational hours: Bar Lounge Saturday – Wednesday: Sunset — 1:00 am Thursday – Friday: Sunset — 2:00 am Restaurant Dinner: sunset — 12:00 am • Entertainment : DJ Bambina Monday-Saturday from 5:00PM onwards Saxophonist Milan Tuesday-Saturday from 5.30PM -7:00PM • Menu offers a selection of Pacific Rim cuisine dishes, a masterful blend of fine ingredients and spices Japanese and other Asian flavors combine subtly with a zest of the west


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• Signature dishes include a divine Wagyu ribeye steak and a chicken salad featuring Chinese leaves, coriander, honey sauce and molasses • Show Kitchen features sushi counter, cevicheria and robata grill visible by guests as they enter the space • When the sun sets, master mixologists dream up fabulous cocktails to enjoy with Asian bites, waiting for the evening’s unique Buddha-¬Bar experience • Imaginative cocktails include The Art of Essence, which takes inspiration from the world of perfume, featuring fragrant ingredients including bergamot, dry lemon, and jasmine • Guest and resident DJs provide the perfect musical soundtrack to an unforgeable Abu Dhabi experience, complete with nightly entertainment and performers to include Sunset Sessions by the Saxophonists, five evenings a week, and Resident DJs, six evenings a week • Buddha-Bar Beach Abu Dhabi has a seating capacity of 456 covers, comprising 195 for the restaurant, 99 in the upper deck and 162 in the lower deck • Designed by Sedley Place Design Ltd of London, the interior mixes classic beach items with more modern ones, while the so lighting creates a special, comforting atmosphere, providing a sense of serenity. • From London to Dubai, Beijing to Cairo, Buddha-Bar brand has now sprung everywhere around the globe reuniting people from different cultures: Abu Dhabi, Beijing, Beirut, Budapest, Cairo, Dakar, Doha, Dublin, Dubai, Hurgada, Jakarta, Kiev, Las Vegas, Panama, Prague, Paris, Sao Paolo, Vienna, and more

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The beach of Nammos has gone through a complete renovation. Now you can enjoy the simple pleasures of life in Psarou as you are daydreaming on a Seora’s Riviera Sunbed, made with high quality mahogany and steel, a so maress by Loro Piana and protected under the so shade of the Italian Tuuci umbrellas. New signature cocktails, all the classics and light bites in the menus of Nammos Beach! www.nammos.gr/beach-life/the-beach


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COCOMaya VIRGIN GORDA


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CocoMaya is Virgin Gorda’s newest restaurant, bar and cocktail lounge – fusing elegance on a white sand beach….Beach chic! Sip our signature cocktails in our open-air bar, or drink them right on the sand! Enjoy an exotic blend of Asian and Latin cuisines with creative twists such as: Spicy Calamari Salad and our Tempura Shrimp Leuce Wraps; or try our Sushi, including our famous CocoMaya roll. Follow this with Crispy Aromatic Duck, Steak, and much more… cocomayarestaurant.com/about-us/

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KuDETa

As Bali's original sunset destination, we are a restaurant, bar and beach lounge set to an eclectic soulful soundtrack with panoramic views across the Indian Ocean. Open from 8am until late, we serve a variety of dining options from informal grazing to relaxed ďŹ ne-dining throughout our open plan venue. www.kudeta.com/bali


BALI, INDONESIA

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PUNTO 7 Located on Playa Migjorn, with magnificent views of the Mediterranean Sea and one of the best beaches on the island. 10.7 Restaurant is a haven for foodies and beach lovers alike. Serving a mixture of Traditional Mediterranean dishes with an Asian influence here and there. The restaurant also serves some of the best Sushi on the island. To arrive at the restaurant by car make sure you follow the main road Carretera de la Mola until you reach KM 10.7 aerwhich you need to follow

the sign to get to the beach and restaurant. It is also possible to arrive by boat however we do not have a dedicated dingy service to get you on land, so remember to bring your own. Make sure you follow the coordinates above. 10.7 is approximately 30 minutes of navigation from the main beach of Formentera called Ses Illetes. www.10punto7.com


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Ma At the far end of the town of Türkbükü, an unmarked path meanders up into the hills to the Maçakizi, a regal hotel and classic beach club (the name translates as Queen of Spades) on Bodrum's most exclusive bay. Hidden behind a riot of bougainvillaea, the terraced wooden decks meander down the hillside to the sea and have hosted a smart yachtie set and innumerable Hollywood A-listers for almost 40 years.

Revellers arrive early to snap up a seat at the bar, feed the incongruous flock of tame ducks, and sip a signature Dirtier Diva (rum, passion fruit, ginger, lime and chilli). The restaurant has a terrific supper menu, including dishes such as pan-seared sea bass and roast rack of lamb with sun-driedtomato-and-feta pesto and smashed potato. www.macakizi.com/#cruise


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PaRaDOR la huElla

With weathered wood and big windows open wide to catch the sea breeze, La Huella encapsulates the barefoot charms of Uruguay's José Ignacio. Specialising in simple, delicate dishes cooked on open fires, it is certainly no secret and the queues can snake down the sun-baked, dune-backed beach. But who's in a hurry? Kick back on the golden sands with a jug of zesty, sangria-like clericot while staff hand out sombreros: this place is so welcoming even first-timers feel like they've

come home. It's uer bliss to be led to your table under the raffia-shaded terraces, where long-time regulars gather over black corvina and juicy octopus between ocean swims. As the sun sets, join in the dancing on tables or go skinny-dipping in the phosphorescent ocean - no one will blink an eyelid. paradorlahuella.com/en/


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Don’t mistreat your feet Warmer weather invariably means that our feet are on display in sandals etc. Sadly some of the feet Best In Travel has seen, has been enough to make us retch. Our message: don’t mistreat your feet. Think of all those poor, unsuspecting souls who actually have to look at your foot flesh, and factor in a pre-trip manicure and pedicure.

Ditch the shorts on a city break Off on a city break? If you want to look city chic, ditch the t-shirts and shorts and opt for something more stylish. As any Porteño (stylish Buenos Aires resident) will tell you: only professional athletes and tourists should ever wear shorts in a city.


style commandments We’re all going on a summer holiday… but firstly, alloW Best in travel to save you from fashion sins

Say no to socks and sandals Wearing socks with sandals might be big trend for Spring/Summer 2018 but it’s not one you should be adopting. Forget what Calvin Klein, Boega Veneta and Versace are advocating: socks and sandals remains the ultimate fashion faux pas, evoking memories of pensioners on the beach.

Invest in a good deodorant When the weather is balmy, if not down right blistering, you’ll need a good deodorant. You’ll want one that will eliminate the funk without leaving unsightly white marks on your clothes.

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Forget the flip flops Hands up if you have a pair of Havaianas? That’s all of us then. They’ll work for another summer, won’t they? Well yes – but only on the beach. Make no mistake: wearing flip-flops in the city is style suicide (see shorts, above). Even if you’re on the beach, a pair of canvas espadrilles are just as easy to slip into and out of as flip flops – and considerably more stylish.

Wear breathable fabrics By this we mean clothes made from natural fibres – take a bow, coon (which absorbs moisture and thus is a warm-weather friendly fabric) – as opposed to garments made from sweat inducing synthetic fibres like polyester.


If it’s bright, it’s right Most of us have forgoen how to wear colour. Happily summer is a time to experiment with shades you might not normally consider, particularly this season when designers appear to have raided the Pantone colour chart for pulsating primary colours. Get ready to step out in zingy yellows, dreamy turquoises, popping fuchsias and palm tree greens… aer all, how oen do you really get to let loose and go crazy with colour?

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Be prepared Regardless of how optimistic the weather forecast is looking, be prepared and always pack a brolly in case the heavens open and a lightweight jacket for chilly evenings (it can get cold at the beach, in the mountains and even in the desert ).


Cool shades Squinting in the sun is not a good look so make sure you purchase at least one pair of good quality sunglasses. The Aviator model – sported by Tom Cruise in Top Gun -– was designed in 1937 for American air force pilots and has rightly become a cult classic.

Don’t wear an expensive timepiece to the beach Do you know what it feels like to watch an eye watering expensive watch to the beach, only to see it sink to the boom of the ocean? Do you want to know? There's a plethora of cool-looking, reasonably priced, water-resistant watches on the market that won't cause you to break out in a cold sweat should something happen to it.

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ROCKa


BúZIOS, BRAZIL

Our goal is to offer a tasty and healthy food, in a simple environment but with touches of sophistication; good music, relaxed atmosphere and an unforgeable gastronomic experience on the seafront. The cuisine is Mediterranean, inspired by the best local ingredients, with many organic products from our vegetable garden.

Since its opening in December 2009, Rocka offers a great option for lunch, tasting champagnes, wines or caipirinhas. During the summer, we also open at night, with a different menu for this time. www.rockafish.com

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CARPE DIEM BEACH

Nothing says exclusive beach bar quite like needing a boat to get there. Set on the spiky lile island of Marinkovacoff, 10 minutes by private yacht or water-taxi from sister venue Carpe Diem Bar in Hvar Town, this has been aracting a sassy crowd for almost 30 years. Days are spent bronzing on giant cushions, playing volleyball and bobbing about on giant inflatable unicorns in the blue-blue sea. Plates of seared tuna and lobster

linguine are eaten on day beds under smart white drapes. Aer midnight, locked in by thick pine forest, it becomes the ultimate private venue, with Espresso Martinis and Mojitos on the menu. The full-moon parties are epic, with DJs such as Pete Tong and Roger Sanchez flying in from Europe's big-name clubs. carpe-diem-beach-hvar.com


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ST TROpEZ, FRANCE

LE CLUB 55 ST TROPEz Simplicity and authenticity. This place quite apart on the beach of Pampelonne applies, since its creation in 1955, its philosophy which is summed up in one sentence: "Here the customer is not the king ... because he is a friend." The history of Club 55 The history of Club 55 is a long and beautiful story. The documentary Club 55, a legend

discusses the genesis of the club and the unusual personality of their founders, Geneviève and Bernard de Colmont. VÊronique and Patrice, their children, come back to the family history of this place www.club55.fr

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PUROBEACH Our ďŹ rst Purobeach opened in June 2005, immediately cementing its status as the icon of wellbeing as well as being a superb place to socialize. Located on a small peninsula in Mallorca, with a 180-degree sea view, Purobeach Palma is a Mediterranean hangout by the sea and a lifestyle concept with food & drinks, lounge, terrace, pool, and spa treatments to the fore. A place where day and night meet in an Oasis of

Happiness. Spend the day poolside on a comfy sunbed, enjoy a massage by the sea, take a refreshing dip in the pool, sip a cocktail and welcome the night with dinner in our cosmopolitan restaurant, where avours of the world come together. www.purobeach.com/en/beach-club-palma/


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USHUAÏABE

We could tell you that the Ushuaïa Ibiza Beach Hotel has a total of 415 luxurious rooms and suites. But we prefer to let you know that every day of the season there are 415 opportunities to enjoy the Ushuaïa experience to the utmost. Choose the experiences that appeal to you, stay

at The Ushuaïa Tower or The Ushuaïa Club. They are two equal sides of our luxury. The two sides of the Ushuaïa Ibiza Beach Hotel. www.theushuaiaexperience.com/en/a


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A GUIDE TO CHARTERING A LUXURY YACHT THINKING ABOUT CHARTERING A SUPER-YACHT, BUT NOT SURE WHERE TO START? LET BEST IN TRAVEL BE YOUR GUIDE…


WHY CHOOSE A CHARTER YACHT? A fully crewed private yacht charter is truly a unique and magical experience as, unlike a cruise ship vacation, it is tailored to your desires and needs: you get to dictate the pace and mood as the only people present on your yacht are those that you have personally invited. Translation? You won’t have to elbow your way through crowds of people on deck or wait in line for access to water sports. Private yachts offer a variety of activities that are for the enjoyment of the charterers only.

Chartering a luxury yacht also differs from renting an exclusive resort villa as instead of being stuck in one location, you’ll be able to enjoy a variety of locales. Case in point? If the beautiful west coast of Barbados (a favourite with the likes of Simon Cowell and co) gets too busy, simply move on to another idyllic Caribbean island. Your captain can take you to several locations in one day as on a charter yacht, there is no itinerary: any given day is purely spontaneous.

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LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION When working out where to sail to, you should really follow just one rule – your own preferences. That said, given that cruising options are endless it is a good idea to have a rough route in mind. Are you looking for the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean, complete with palm trees and white sand? Or are you aer a more rugged and wild adventure?

Best in Travel favourites include Fiji, home to more than 300 stunning islands, Thailand – the Land of Smiles offers both peace and tranquility while still leing you indulge in the sensational nightlife – Sicily, with its quaint fishing villages, and the famous French Riviera which is packed full of breathtaking beaches and stunning scenery. The actual day-to-day itinerary need not be specific: aer all the beauty of this type of holiday is the opportunity to adjust your course mid charter


DREAM BOAT Next up you need to think about the boat that best suits you and your travelling companions. For the full on playboy lifestyle, Best in Travel suggests choosing a crewed charter which comes with crew who not only do the hard work for you (though you can get stuck in should you so wish) but also treat you like the VIP you are. Once you have chosen your charter, it’s time to turn your aention to your ship. Vessels vary immensely in size, shape, style and function. They can be motor boats or sail boats and accommodate anything from two passengers to a football squad.

The décor is different on each and every boat too: do you like a bit of bling or is minimalism more your thing? Charter yachts, like hotels and houses, come in all shapes and sizes. There is no point in spending a week aboard a yacht you think is ugly so be sure to choose a style you like, if not love. Regardless of your taste in decor, yachts typically come equipped with a state of the art gym, spacious deck area and private cabins whose amenities include iPod docking stations and flat screen TVs. In short a yacht charter is akin to a floating hotel.

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CONSULT A CHARTER BROKER Once you have an idea of the kind of yacht you are aî…šer and where you want to travel, it pays to consult a charter broker who will apply their knowledge of the available yachts and destinations to determine which boat best matches your desires. With private yacht charters no longer the best kept secret, chances are that a colleague or acquaintance will have used a charter broker. Ask them about the yacht chartering company they chose and their experience during the vacation, to help determine whether the company is reputable and right for you.

To guarantee the best possible ďŹ t, it is important to be honest with your broker: he or she needs to know not only your yacht and itinerary preferences but also your passions. An oenophile? A broker can match you with a yacht whose chef excels at food and wine parings. Similarly do you want a captain who will explain the stars and teach you navigation? Or do you want a skipper who will keep his distance and stay in a cockpit? All told, the more you reveal, the easier it is for your broker to make your wishes a reality.


BACK ON DRY LAND Aî…šer your charter is complete, it is customary to tip the crew. The amount is down to your discretion and usually determined by the level of service you received but, as a rule of thumb, expect to tip the crew 10-15 percent of the charter fee.

Talking of the charter fee, typically this takes care of the hire of the yacht and crew: all additional expenses are covered by the Advance Provisioning Allowance (APA) which is usually 30-35 percent of the charter fee and encompasses food, fuel and dockage fees.

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FLORIDA BEACH nICE Florida Beach, between Poincare and Voilier beaches, includes both a public beach and the private Florida Beach beach and restaurant. The public beach area is a small but wide beach west of the restaurant. The gradual drop-o and gravel at the water's edge make sea access among the easiest in Nice. www.riviera-beaches.com/Nice/Florida


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ST TROpEZ, FRANCE

ST TROPEz

KuBE

Spacious and bright, the Kube Hotel Saint-Tropez is a 5-star Design and Luxury resort. www.kubehotel-saint-tropez.com

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STEFAN

BUDVAR, MONTENEGRO

Aî…&#x;ached to the coast by a narrow isthmus, this charming seaside hideaway pairs cobbled lanes, shaded courtyards and 600-year-old red-tiled roofs with three pink-sand beaches and the august Villa Milocer on the mainland. www.aman.com/resorts/aman-sveti-stefan

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Influencer marketing is quickly becoming a major part of the social marketing strategies for many marketers and agencies a like. With digital marketing spend increasing every year, more and more dollars are being devoted to influencer marketing programs due to their potential for significant ROI yields with often less resources. The value of influencer marketing is undeniable and no matter the size, resources, or sophistication, of a marketer or agency, all should be considering integrating an influencer marketing strategy into their social plans, even if their just beginning. The prospect of being able to reach consumers, inside and outside your traditional audience, in engaging ways, and through trusted voices is value that can’t be found through many if any other forms of social media marketing.

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A chic lazy day among our beach cabanas or in our hammocks by Migjorn beach, where the sun seems brighter and the sea bluer than anywhere else, with our DJ spinning bossa nova, cocktails delivered to you, and all of Formentera’s laid-back energy. The place for lazy lunches in the shade, light suppers as the sun sets and long dinners under the stars. Staying true to its Mediterranean roots, food will be deliciously fresh and seasonal, with plenty of just-caught seafood and irresistible dishes. geckobeachclub.com/en/beach-club


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POOLS

FouR SeaSoNS HoteL SHaNgHai at PuDoNg, CHiNa Calling all couples! Four Seasons Hotel Shanghai at Pudong’s 41st-floor swimming pool with infinity edges wrapped by tall glass walls can be booked for a dip à deux. That’s right: from 11pm onwards you and your sweetheart can slip into waters that seem to meet the sky in the 18-metre infinity de-sign. Or lounge poolside and gaze upon the gliering Shanghai skyline spread out before you.

Oversized windows frame breathtaking views of Century Avenue, including three of the world’s tall-est towers, iconic landmarks and the winding Huangpu River, while staff are on hand to top up glasses of bubbly and serve delicately-prepared canapés. www.fourseasons.com/pudong


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Best in Travel has circled the planet to find the most incredible places to take a dip. Are you ready to dive in?

tHe BeRkeLey, LoNDoN, uk

This much loved local icon is the first word in luxury, the last and most of those in between boasting sizeable rooms and top notch restaurants (Marcus Wareing at The Berkeley, anyone?) Of course there’s more to this high-end hotel, than its restaurants and rooms.

Up on the seventh floor you’ll find the spa and health club – where the piece de resistance is the heated rooop swimming pool, offering stunning views across Hyde Park and Knightsbridge. If the weather refuses to play ball, the specially redesigned roof slides to cover the pool. www.the-berkeley.co.uk

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aNaNtaRa goLDeN tRiaNgLe eLePHaNt CaMP & ReSoRt Located in a lush Thailand jungle, the large, curvaceous deep-blue pool comes with a Jacuzzi, plen-tiful sunloungers and serene views of both Myanmar and Laos.

Aer you’ve done a few laps, learn how to cook a tasty Thai dish at the Lanna Cooking School, greet the on-site elephants or take a private tour to explore the hill tribe culture. www.anantara.com/en/golden-triangle-chiang-rai


St RegiS LHaSa ReSoRt, tiBet

Want to soak in the world’s most glamorous pool? You’ll have to travel to Tibet and check into the five-star St. Regis Lhasa Resort whose Instagram-worthy pool shimmers with the reflections of 24-karat gold leaves, secured with crystals to submerged tiles.

The hotel's Gold Energy Pool maintains a constant water temperature of 28-32℃. Guests may en-joy a reviving foot massage and specially created food and drinks poolside on comfortable cabana-style seating. Views of the resort's lake and the Himalaya Palace add to the ambiance. www.starwoodhotels.com/stregis/property/overview /index.html?propertyiD=3129

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HaBita MoNteRRey, MexiCo The highlight at Habita Monterrey, which is situated in Mexico’sSan Pedro Garza Garcia, Mexico, is its two pools that are separated by a bar. Visitors can swim in the 90-degree hot pool during the winter months or cool off in the cold pool during the summer. Both are on the eighth floor and serve up spectacular views of the city skyline.

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Headed to Hong Kong? Be sure to check into InterContinental Hotel if only for the incredible infinity swimming pools. Situated on the third floor spa deck, the InterContinental Hong Kong has three in-finity pools maintained at different temperatures — cold, warm and hot — offering a front-row view of the Hong Kong skyline.

The icing on the cake? Pool butlers magically appear to supply facial mists and replenish drinks. Result. www.ihg.com/intercontinental/hotels/us/en/hongkong

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SaN aLFoNSo DeL MaR, aLgaRRoBo, CHiLe If you’re of the belief that bigger is beer, seek out San Alfonso del Mar in Chile whose seawater pool clocks in at over a kilometre in length, has a maximum depth of 3.5m and is filled with 66 million gallons of crystal clear seawater — making it the largest swimming pool in the world.

The pool, which sucks water directly in from the sea using a computer-controlled suction and filtra-tion system, was opened in December 2006 aer nearly five years of construction work and is ru-moured to have cost the developers a whopping £2million. Ouch. www.sanalfonso.cl


gRaND WaiLea, a WaLDoRF aStoRia ReSoRt, Maui,

Paradise awaits water babies at Maui’s Grand Wailea which has no fewer than nine pools. Stand-outs include the Wailea Canyon Activity Pool that’s equipped with waterslides, rapids and more and the heavenly Hibiscus Pool: this adults-only designated pool has been inlaid with 630,000 Mexican glass mosaic tiles.The 4,850square-foot pool also has two Jacuzzis.

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uBaD HaNgiNg gaRDeNS BaLi Within a half-hour’s drive of Bali’s cultural capital, Ubud, you can discover the Hanging Gardens and its showstopping infinity pool. Its curves mimic surrounding rice terraces and its unique design will drop your jaw.

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Dallas has a gem of a pool over at The Joule Hotel. Designed by Adam D. Tihany, this plexiglass-fronted pool hangs off the edge of the building by eight feet, so guests feel as if they are swimming off the hotel’s edge! Hotel guests have complimentary use of the pool (which is also heated), and chaise lounges and cabanas are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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St. RegiS Saadiyat iSland, abu dhabi The iconic St. Regis brand extends its legacy to Abu Dhabi with The St. Regis Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, created by thoughtful Mediterranean architecture and a contemporary interior design. http://www.virtualworldinternet.com/portfolio/st-regissaadiyat-island-matterport-abu-dhabi


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COCCaRO BEaCh CluB An exclusive luxury lounge on the cristal clear Salento sea. In a long stretch of private sandy beach with secular dunes, a long beach were to walk all the way to the local fishing village. A wooden teak terrace under white tents and private gazeboes for privacy. A fantastic fish restaurant, fish and oyster bar and of course is possible also to taste the cuisine and the cocktails from the bar directly on you sunbeds on the beach. A lounge area under the palms were there are the massage and treatments pavillons under tents and canes. www.masseriatorrecoccaro.com/en/services/ coccaro-beach-club-the-beach-027


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PhI BEaCh In a space immersed in uncontaminated nature, a pearl of golden sand bathed by the crystalline sea evokes sunny days and well-being with the best comforts. Comfortable seats, canopies and a lounge area where you can enjoy delicious light lunches. www.phibeach.com


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SCORPIOS At one of the very rare beach locations on Mykonos oering uninterrupted views across the open sea, horizons of blue mix with yellows, golds, and pinks born of the generous Cycladic sun. Be it a chilled gathering of friends or a day of contemplative, creative solitude, our beach is a sublime retreat. A few dozen wooden cabanas and sunbeds, elegant in their

simplicity, blend discreetly with their natural surroundings. Privacy reigns supreme until the Sunset Rituals begin around 18:30 each day, igniting the nocturnal energies of Scorpios Beach.

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MYKONOS, GREECE

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II San PIETRO Il San Pietro is the only hotel in Positano with a direct access to a private beach. The beach is a natural cove surrounded by crystal clear waters, with a solarium, restaurant and bar by the sea. An elevator carved into the cliff will swily carry you from the lobby down to this special, heavenly spot. /ilsanpietro.it/en/services-hotel-5-stars-amalficoast.php


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CApRI, ITALY

la FOnTElIna BEaCh CluB Everybody who comes to Capri's Fontelina agrees that ours is one of the most beautiful beach clubs in Italy. It's also one of the most exclusive: the kind of place where you might easily find yourself siing in the sun next to a high profile politician or Hollywood film star. For us, it is a place so incredibly beautiful that nothing we do can make it more so. For us it is a place to value and to love, just as our parents and grandparents did before

us. Here, where the waves lap gently against the Faraglioni rocks before breaking on the island's sunny shores, you'll experience the true heart and soul of Capri, and the legend which accompanies it. A magical place where each and every client is offered the warmest of welcomes, the finest food and memories to treasure - forever. www.fontelina-capri.com/en/beach

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EDEn PlagE Mala BEaCh

Peace and tranquillity on this private beach that is hidden away in an intimate cove. You have to walk a bit to get to this beach club, but the welcome and calm environment is well worth the eort. Sun loungers and parasols are available throughout the day and towels are also available to rent.

There is also a good restaurant and sta serving you cocktails right to your sun lounger. What more could you ask for? edenplagelamala.com/default-en.html


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SuRF h Surf House Barcelona has its origins in California’s lifestyle and we want to give you something different to what you can find anywhere else in the city. Casual, different and quality food. Since we wake up, with delicious and healthy breakfasts, until we are ready to go to bed, offering you the best fresh cocktails you have ever tried… not kidding! But SHB is not a place where you’ll only

come to eat and drink, we want you to have a full experience! We offer activities such as paddle surf, workouts to stay in shape (SHB Insane Training), jogging on the beach boardwalk, live surfing championship broadcasts, brand launch events, surf school… /surousebarcelona.com/activities


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RIXOS THE  PALM, DUBAI Situated at the tip of The Palm Jumeirah’s crescent, Rixos The Palm Dubai is the UAE’s only luxury multiconcept resort. Enjoying the city’s most spectacular location, its 360° panoramic view spans the azure waters of the Arabian Gulf, iconic landmarks including Burj Khalifa and Burj Al Arab as well as the glittering skyline of the Dubai Marina and the remarkable lagoons and architecture of The Palm Jumeirah itself. http://www.virtualworldinternet.com/portfolio/rixosthe-palm


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BEACHIN’ IT! THE RISE OF JACK PENROD AND NIKKI BEACH

Founded back in 1997 by Jack Penrod with the launch of Nikki Beach Miami – the first and original luxury beach club concept to combine the elements of music, dining, entertainment, fashion, film and art into one – the Nikki Brand has exploded. Fast forward to 2018 and Penrod’s Nikki Beach empire encompasses a host of successful clubs, its own record label (Nikki Music), Nikki Fashion, Nikki Style magazine, a VIP card that opens the doors to a world of privilege and, laerly, hotels. Nikki Beach Hotels & Resorts gives guests the chance to spend the day AND the night somewhere stylish – and is quickly expanding globally with resorts in Thailand, Turkey, Greece and Dubai

Make no mistake: business is booming for Penrod… not bad for a man who began working life flipping burgers as a McDonald's line cook. Here Best in Travel shines a spotlight on Nikki Beach’s best venues. Cuing edge architecture, Instagram worthy swimming pools, amazing music and food aside, what they all have in common is that once you've been, you inevitably start planning to get back there someday, somehow…


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MIAMI BEACH NIKKI BEACH MIAMI BEACH has established itself as a quintessential South Beach landmark since its inception in 1998. The brand’s flagship location is comprised of a large oceanfront complex that features a beach club, award-winning restaurant, cabana bar, garden area café and second floor nightclub.

Open daily, jetseers, celebrities and Miami locals flock to Nikki Beach to soak up the sun on luxurious day beds while enjoying lunch and creative cocktails. The extensive menu spans dishes representative of all the countries Nikki Beach is located in around the world including healthful salads, innovative sushi rolls, freshly caught seafood entrees and slow-roasted free range rotisserie chicken. www.nikkibeach.com/destinations/beachclubs/miami-beach/


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SAINT TROPEZ Since its debut in 2002, Nikki Beach Saint Tropez has become the go-to hot spot for the true international jet-seî…&#x;er’s and celebrities of the world. Chilled champagne, innovative dining, alluring people, fantastic DJs, exciting entertainment, incredible events and amazing fashion shows all come together to create a scene that is not to be missed.

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BEACH

SAINT BARTH Nestled on the magnificent beach of Saint-Jean, Nikki Beach Saint Barth is a luxurious haven for the world’s jet-set clientele bringing celebration, sophistication and excitement to the island.

Nikki Beach Saint Barth opened in 2002, is simplistic in beauty with all-white plush sun beds, chic drapery and the brand’s trademark teepees throughout the beach club and has become known as the playground of choice for the world’s most well known celebrities. www.nikkibeach.com/destinations/beachclubs/st-barth/


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MARBELLA Nikki Beach Marbella opened in 2003 and is located on one of the ďŹ nest white sandy beaches. The beach club comprises of a swimming pool with VIP beds on a raised deck, a large open air restaurant, a centrally located octagon-shaped bar, a Lifestyle Boutique and a VIP terrace with spectacular views of the Mediterranean Sea.

This winter Nikki Beach Marbella introduced Nikki PrivĂŠ, an exclusive lounge with an expansive terrace with sea views. Nikki Beach Saint Tropez

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KOH SAMUI Overlooking the crystal blue waters of Lipa Noi Beach, the Beach Club & Restaurant at Nikki Beach Resort Koh Samui has become known for the incredible events, cuisine, cocktails, accommodations and unsurpassed VIP experience since its debut in 2009.

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MALLORCA Located on one of Spain’s most beautiful white beaches, Nikki Beach Mallorca is comprised of a large oceanfront complex featuring the global brand’s signature beach club, an award-winning restaurant and cabana bar, pool and branded lifestyle boutique. It’s the ultimate destination for locals and visitors alike to spend carefree aernoons and memorable nights against the Mediterranean Sea. Guests are able to enjoy themselves on luxurious, oversized white plush sun beds or in poolside cabanas while sipping Champagne and dancing to the grooves of Nikki Beach’s world-class DJs and live entertainment.

The beach club also offers an area for beachside beauty treatments. Upstairs is Nikki Privé, an exclusive lounge with live entertainment and specialty parties. Guests arriving by yacht can request pickup service via zodiac. www.nikkibeach.com/destinations/beachclubs/mallorca/venue/

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BEACH

IBIZA Tucked away on a magnificent beachfront property on the island’s east coast in the Santa Eulalia area, Nikki Beach Ibiza provides guests with a stylish and multifaceted venue consisting of the brand’s signature beach club, restaurant, pool, octagon bar and lifestyle boutique.


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PORTO HELI Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Porto Heli spans 8,000 square meters and includes 66 state-of-the-art hotel rooms & suites, 2 restaurants, the brand’s world-renowned Beach Club, Nikki Spa, Tone Fitness Center and unique top line amenities. Originally built in the 1970s, the building has been completely transformed into a glamorous boutique resort and is the area’s only seafront hotel offering unobstructed panoramic views of the glistening Aegean Sea.

Based on the visions of Jack Penrod, the property was reconverted by Gasterelia Design in association with Athens based Arch Group and was renovated using Mediterranean elements fused with high-end design. www.nikkibeach.com/destinations/beachclubs/porto-heli/

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BEACH

MONTE CARLO Nikki Beach Monte Carlo is located on the rooî…šop of the Fairmont Monte Carlo, with breathtaking views of the city and Mediterranean Sea. The sophisticated scene is all about lounging poolside with Champagne, specialty cocktails and gourmet food. Soak up the sun all day, and party under the stars in the evening.

Enjoy signature Nikki Beach hospitality and entertainment in a beautiful, relaxing environment. The glamorous principality of Monaco is within close proximity to both France and Italy. www.nikkibeach.com/destinations/beachclubs/monaco/


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DUBAI An urban oasis, Nikki Beach Dubai is located on the Arabian Gulf on Pearl Jumeira. The modern property features cuing-edge architecture and design with the brand’s signature all white décor, tribal influences and stylish ambiance. Guests can enjoy plush sun beds, a unique menu filled with flavorful food, lavish parties, exceptional entertainment and panoramic views of Downtown Dubai and the cityscape, including the Burj Khalifa. Nikki Beach Dubai offers globally-inspired cuisine, with the tastes and spices representative of all the countries Nikki Beach is located in across the world, spanning healthful salads, creative sushi rolls and freshly caught seafood.

Amenities include an oversized leisure pool, swimup bar, enclosed and open cabanas, ultimate VIP cabanas, 4-tier shisha terrace and Nikki Privé, a lounge on the first floor of Nikki Beach Dubai. www.nikkibeach.com/destinations/beachclubs/dubai/

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BODRUM By the turquoise waters of the Aegean Sea, Nikki Beach Bodrum is located on the shores of Torba Region in the Bodrum Peninsula, which is Turkey’s hoî…&#x;est seaside getaway place with paradisiacal beaches and lively nightlife.

Nikki Beach Bodrum is inclusive of a beach club, a pool, indoor and outdoor dining options, a swim-up bar, an octagon bar, VIP cabanas, 2-tier VIP terrace, single sunloungers and a VIP event villa with a private pool, and the Nikki Beach Lifestyle boutique. www.nikkibeach.com/destinations/beachclubs/bodrum/


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VERSILIA Located on the white sands of Marina di Pietrasanta on the Mediterranean Sea, Nikki Beach Versilia launched in the summer of 2016. This luxury beach club and restaurant features a one-of-a-kind swimming pool fashioned entirely from Carrara marble, swim-up bar, octagon-shaped bar, plush sun beds around the pool and on the beach, private changing and showering facilities for guests, valet parking, Nikki Beach Lifestyle boutique and VIP terrace with spectacular sunset views.

With its emphasis on Italian cuisine, ambiance and hospitality, guests enjoy friendly service, delectable dishes and refreshing creative cocktails. www.nikkibeach.com/destinations/beachclubs/versilia/

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BARBADOS NIKKI BEACH BARBADOS Set on the northwest part of the Caribbean island, Nikki Beach Barbados sits on 1.4 acres of pristine beachfront and features a restaurant, pool and beach club with oceanfront seating for up to 200 guests. Guest amenities include a swim-up octagon wet bar, oversized luxury pool beds and VIP cabanas, valet service, ample parking, showers and changing rooms.

Diners will enjoy Nikki Beach’s globally-inspired cuisine and signature sushi boats, dishes with local flair, fresh fish and seafood, an on-site rotisserie and our world famous Nikki Beach Mojito. Experience the top entertainment with Nikki Beach’s prominent music program featuring resident DJs, an in-house saxophonist, percussionist and violinist and over 50 speakers, which keep the property jamming.


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COSTA SMERALDA Set on the northeast coast of Sardinia, Italy, Costa Smeralda is a place of beauty, featuring emerald seas and sandy coves. This is one of the most exclusive spots in the world. It’s a perfect oasis with a secluded white sandy beach, which is ideal for privacy and pampering. Explore natural coves and the wild landscape. Every late aernoon, the sky puts on a breathtaking show with a panoramic sunset that is world renowned. Luxury is around the corner in the nearby resort town of Porto Cervo, where you can shop, dine out and enjoy Italian-style hospitality.

Mega yachts and sailboats flock to the area, filled with celebrities, models and jet-seers. Enjoy the flavors of the Mediterranean, including the freshest fish and seafood, homemade pasta and local wine. Nikki Beach Costa Smeralda will be opening Summer 2018, stay tuned for the exact opening date! www.nikkibeach.com/destinations/beachclubs/costa-smeralda/

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What are you waiting for? You have been dreaming about a back-garden getaway for years. Now it is time to take the plunge. Best in travel shows you the way to go Used up all your annual leave? Create the perfect staycation by commissioning a custom built pool for your back garden. Add a few luxury features to your pool and it becomes a resort-worthy destination, so fabulous you’ll never want to leave…


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Perhaps you fancy a perimeter overflow (a style in which the water overflows its edges and flows into a hidden slot or catch basin where it is then recycled back into the pool)? Alternatively why not recreate a tropical oasis in your backyard by adding a few waterfalls, tall palm trees and large rocks? Other features could include luxurious lighting, underwater music systems (as seen at World Travel Awards nominee, Hotel Su, in Turkey), stylish ‘Baja’ steps, swim up bars, and sunken bar stools – ideal for creating a mini resort – artificial seashores, bridges…. Chances are if you can dream it, your vision can be incorporated into the design. Aesthetics aside, you also need to think about function. Would you like your pool to be long enough for lengths or just big enough for a quick dip? Decided to turn your back garden into a personal oasis? Best in Travel gives you the low-down on what to consider when planning your piece of paradise…


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Know your purpose First up, you need to think about what the pool is for – is it intended solely as an objet d'art or is it also for recreation? If it needs to be functional (as well as fashionable), think about who will be using the pool. Tweens and teenagers will love fun elements such as waterslides, whereas small children and non-swimmers will want a shallow area for splashing about. Meanwhile the Adam Peatys amongst you will need a larger pool for lengths and laps, while budding Tom Daleys will require a pool with a depth of at least nine feet.

Be realistic It is important to remain realistic. You might desire an Olympic sized pool and a patio but if you’re London based – and subsequently short on space – installing an enormous pool is akin to creating a glass carriage out of a pumpkin: impossible. Similarly trees around your pool may sound appealing but if the maintenance and mess (read falling leaves and fruit) is going to drive you bonkers, this is a idea to dismiss.

The details maer People oen spend more time looking at their pools than swimming in them -– especially in the UK given the unpredictable weather – so you want something that is pleasing to the eye. All told, if you want to wow you guests with a pool that has pizzazz, you’ll need to add a few features: think glass tiles, lighting, waterfalls and fountains to infinity pools.


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understanding the bigger picture In addition to complementing the landscape, your pool should also work in harmony with your home and flow with the interior design. For instance, if your house has a natural environment, you might want to create caves, groos and waterfalls. Alternatively if your home has an Oriental vibe, perhaps plump for plants and flowers like bamboo, Weigela, Japanese Irises and moss that are typical in oriental gardens. For a more modern and understated residence, something simple yet chic (read angular walls and sleek pavement lines) would work well. Boom line? The idea is to build a pool that becomes an extension of your house.

Think long term Custom built pools can undoubtedly add value to your property – providing the design is universally aractive. Outrageously over-the-top pools might be fun – not to mention the talk of the town – but could make your home harder to sell further down the line. The message? If you want to put your property on the market in the future, it’s best to exercise some restraint and choose a more classic, clean design. However if you see yourself staying put for the long haul, then go ahead: get creative!


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Consult a pool construction expert Taken on board all of the above? The next step is chat to a custom pool builder who can help make your dreams a reality. The best way to find someone who specialises in custom pools is to ask around: who do you know who has had a pool built, which company did they use and were they happy with the end result? Alternatively contact your local pool store who should be able to point you in the right direction. Of course, customer pool builders do advertise online but the the issue with going down this route is that you have no idea how reliable, professional and, crucially, experienced the company is. The importance of experience should not be underestimated; a seasoned company will know what does and does not work which means they will be well placed to give guidance on yours.

last word Creating a custom built pool requires careful planning and plenty of patience (once a planning permit has been obtained, it typically takes three to four months for the pool to be built), but the end result is invariably worth it. A custom built pool is so much more than a place for recreational activity: it’s an extraordinary showpiece that multiplies the value of your home and magnifies the beauty. Time then, to take the plunge…


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Maldives - where sands are white as the smiles of the locals, where fish swim happily in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, where the weather is a dream, and the deep rays of the sun waits to engulf you in their arms.

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SHARM EL SHEIKH, EGYpT

Pataya Beach in Sharm El Sheikh's Nabq Bay is comprised of a large seafront multifunction venue, with an outdoor beach club, restaurant, nightclub and swimming pool. Tourists and locals can enjoy full food and VIP bole service at the beach's sexy cabanas and lounge beds. On Wednesday night, Pataya features fresh-spun music and live entertainment by dancers,

percussionists, DJ's and other performers. The hoest party in Nabq Bay is also one of the hoest in the Sharm El Sheikh, so make sure you don't miss it next time you're in "Sharm El Sheikh." www.balbaagroup.com/pataya.html

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ZANZIBAR, TANZANIA

Breezes Beach Club Zanzibar ® is an ideal choice for those in search of a romantic getaway. Famous for its aention to detail, intimate and private dining, its beautiful Zanzibari decor with stunning carving, glistening brass and rich fabrics creates an elegant and unique atmosphere. Breezes features the award winning Frangipani Spa. Breezes lies along a pristine and untouched beach on the South East coast of Zanzibar island, which is the most quiet and untouched part of the Island chosen by the reputable Conde Nast Traveler magazine as one of the top 30 beaches in the world.

For centuries the island of Zanzibar has evoked a mystical and magical dream. There is no beer place to experience and enjoy the fantastic seing, beautiful beach and our friendly staff. www.breezes-zanzibar.com

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ShIMMy BEaCh Cl Shimmy Beach Club is Cape Town’s premier ocean-front dining and lifestyle venue. When you shimmy down to our spectacular location fronting the harbour with its breathtaking backdrop of Cape Town’s iconic Table Mountain, you’ll discover a destination with endless opportunity for luxury

and indulgence. Savour our delectable menus, taste our numerous luxury drinks and cocktails, and imbibe the sophisticated environment we’ve created just for you. www.shimmybeachclub.com


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AMSTERDAM ID APARTHOTEL Amsterdam ID Aparthotel, which was the rst property of its kind, o ers guests complete independence with a choice of 127 spacious and comfortably furnished studio’s, one, two, three and four bedroom apartments. Explore the local scene in comfort from our apartments which are fully equipped with kitchens, living and working spaces and the ease of hotel services such as 24 hour reception, roomservice, restaurant and meet-


ing facilities. And if you would like to blow o some steam, you can break a sweat in our gym or just relax in the sauna. All the apartments are tastefully decorated in relaxing tones. Painted silhouettes of gables, nostalgic murals featuring old posters and labels and pictures of the city centre give a unique Amsterdam stamp to the apartments. With Amsterdam city centre and Schiphol Airport only 10 minutes away, travel to all the major attractions and business centres of central Amsterdam is incredibly quick and easy. This strategic location makes Amsterdam ID Aparthotel ideal for corporate travellers as well as couples, groups of friends or families on holiday. For the last ve years in a row Amsterdam ID Aparthotel has been voted The Netherland’s Leading Serviced Apart-

ments at the World Travel Awards. We aim to maintain our position and to make our guests feel at home and o er them comfort, convenience and great value. www.amsterdamidaparthotel.com

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GRAND A Cape Town’s favourite destination restaurant and venue, Grand Africa Café & Beach embraces a free-spirited beach café culture, nestled poignantly on the sea-front shoreline and flaunting her majestic views of the mighty Atlantic and Robben Island. With iconic style and playful luxury, Grand captures the quintessential charm and colloquial effervescence of the bustling city vibe while offering a quaint and

relaxed escape, 'a world away' in the heart of the Cape Town's social mile. Since opening our doors in December 2009, this much-loved Cape Town classic has fast become a true must-do destination restaurant and nightspot for beachchic dining, lazy sundowners and slow-motion rendezvous. www.grandafrica.com


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With its casual atmosphere and nonchalant aitude (they close whenever they feel like closing), Pierre and Friends is a place that defines laid-back cool. Imagine having a “pied dans l’eau” lunch (that is feet-in –the –water, excuse my French), a sunset dip into clear blue waters or a crazy party where time seems to stop between shots and two puffs of shisha and you’ll get what Pierre and Friends is all about. Your sense of reality slightly altered by the overall outstanding energy of the place, you might consider jumping


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PIERRE & FRIEnDS off a cliff into the shallow waters. Don’t worry, you’ll probably make it. Ranked among the best bars in the world, the place has somehow retained its authentic, salt-of-the earth vibe that welcomes all god’s creatures –fish and bipods alike- into its all-round awesomeness. Located along a stretch of sand in Batroun, the beach restaurant/bar offers basic facilities, including lounges, chairs as well as a traditional Lebanese menu. Centered on seafood-duh!- the dishes are reasonably priced and satisfying, especially if washed down with

some of the excellent local beers around such as 961 or the newly added Colonel beer. www.facebook.com/pg/Pierre-Friends425369344213668/posts/

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ThE TuRTlE BEaCh RESORT

Turtle Beach Resort is a Traditional Omani style resort that has been oering its services for more than Seventeen years now. The Resort is located in Sur on the Southern Coastline area of the Arabian Peninsula of the Sultanate of Omanthe famous Ras Al Hadd area (world famous breeding ground for the Green turtles). The resort is just one minute walk to the Beach and it oers complete relaxation and rejuvenation. Anyone can enjoy and relax in sorroundings of complete nature from the veiw of crystal blue sea and to witness the spectacular Sunrise and Sunset in the Arabian Peninsula. www.tbroman.com


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KEEPER OF THE KEyS

Best in Travel looks at the importance of the hotel concierge


Ask a hospitality insider what separates truly great hotels from merely good hotels and chances are they’ll answer: a top notch concierge team – that small army of advisers, who can make guests’ trips more manageable and memorable. Case in point? Regardless whether you’re wondering where to eat, want tickets to a hot gig, a private golf or language lesson, dog sier or directions around town, a good concierge (which is derived from the Latin ‘conservus', meaning ‘slave’) can help. Yet what makes the concierges at leading hotels knock the competition out of the park, is their ability to transform dreams into reality – no maer how short your stay. Stories have reached Best in Travel Towers of concierges succeeding in snagging tickets to a sold out Shakira concert at the 11th hour, and shipping a double decker bus to Saudi Arabia on behalf of a sheikh. Yes really. Armed with a bulging contacts book – and the kudos that comes with working for a prestigious hotel – if anyone can solve a problem, it’s a top concierge. Aside from helping guests fulfil a range of requests to make their trip that much beer, a great concierge can make you feel truly cosseted. And who, when on holiday, doesn’t want to shed responsibilities and be pampered?

Three of the best concierges Park hya Tokyo The Park Hya Tokyo's Concierge team stands out by being not only bilingual but also bicultural, meaning the concierges can fully understand guests’ needs. What’s more, the hotel also works closely with travel agents in advance of guests’ arrival to create the ultimate experience.

The Peninsula Beverly hills The team at The Peninsula Beverly Hills draw on decades of experience – many are members of Les Clefs d’Or USA (an association of seasoned concierges). The Peninsula offers an airport concierge (which lets you dodge hassles and delays from bypassing the security line to having your passport checked in at a wait-free private lounge), together with ‘Peninsula Time’ – a unique experience allowing guests to check in/out at any hour of the day or night, for no additional fee.

Mandarin Oriental Paris The concierge desk at the Mandarin Oriental Paris is trained to make the exceptional seem normal. “We have been known to hire yachts for sunset drinks on the Seine, castles for cosy, romantic dinners and Ferraris – and all at the last minute,” says assistant head concierge Adrian Moore. The fact that Moore speaks fluent English as well as French, is a further plus for English speaking guests.

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IRIS BEaCh CluB

IRIS Beach Club is an ocean-front summer destination where you can spend an entire day in an unpretentious yet quietly sophisticated seing. A blank canvas for inspiration, the view at IRIS Beach Club makes for an impressive wedding venue. At this beach club, you don’t have to compromise a good meal for a day in the sun, as it combines the quality and devotion to detail of a fine dining restaurant with the laid-back and casual wellbeing of a Sunday aernoon BBQ on the beach. Caught between a pastoral plantation and the stunning Mediterranean Sea, the seing evokes just what IRIS Beach Club is all about. It leads you down a rustic unpaved road sheltered by walls of banana leaves to a place where easiness meets unreformed style. irisbeach.com


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SEALINE BEaCh RESORT

An oasis of tranquility located amidst the poetical dunes of the Arabian Desert, embraced by the blue waters of the Arabian Sea. Vast lawns paî…&#x;erned with an abundance of plants, trees and shrubs really make the resort an idyllic venue at the magical merging point where the sea meets the sands.

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HAMMAMET, TUNISIA

PalM BEaCh CluB The Palm Beach Club Hammamet is the perfect place to relax. The hotel surroundings are wonderfully fresh and green and oer an extremely relaxing holiday, with discreet entertainment available for those who wish to participate. All Inclusive Formula. www.palmbeachhammamet.com

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BERENICE BEaCh CluB

Extending over 500 meters of the Red Sea coast, the one and only private beach club located right in the heart of the Aqaba Marine Park Natural Aquarium! A breathtaking location for snorkeling, diving, yachting, water sports or just pure relaxation, swimming or sunbathing.

The Berenice Beach Club oers a mixed use of beach activities within the context of an authentically styled beach with a panoramic view and an exceptional landscape design.


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In ’one stop’ Berenice offers state-of-art facilities including a towel from the entrance, changing rooms, showers and restroom facilities, different styles of food & beverage, three swimming pools with abundant space to lounge around, shaded spots at the beach with sun beds and showers at

the beach, a separated kids club with outdoor shaded areas, a volleyball and a football pitch. www.berenice.com.jo

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We’ve picked out some of the best nightlife spots across the globe, where you can party like there's no tomorrow


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haMBuRg, gERMany Germany’s second metropolis has become a real hot bed of hedonism. Make no mistake: Hamburg rivals Berlin – not to mention most cities in Europe – when it comes to nightlife which is as varied as it is plentiful, stretching from trendy dive bars to smart clubs, edgy discos and live music venues. St Pauli (Hamburg’s former red light district) in particular, is a whole lot of fun. This is where the Fab Four started out more than 50 years ago and you can breathe the same air as the Beatles in Grosse Freiheit 36.

However if you want to drink with the local jet set, check out Clouds rooop bar. Downing an Aperol spritz here while drinking in the views of the renowned Reeperbahn, is invariably the highlight of any Hamburg itinerary. Some advice: Hamburg’s bars only really get going around midnight but panic not. You can stay out until sunrise without worrying about geing a dirty look from the hotel receptionist because absolutely everybody in the city does it.

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CanCun, MExICO It’s hard to believe that just four decades ago, Cancun –- on the thinly populated south east coast of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula – was lile more than a sand barrier and jungle. Fast forward some 40 years and Cancun – much like Las Vegas and Dubai – has risen out of the sands to become the mother of all Mexican resorts, whose white sands, high rise hotels, salubrious shopping malls and yes, super clubs, aracts more than four million visitors a year.

The Four Tops might have sung about going loco down in Acapulco back in 1988 but today it’s Cancun where the party people come in their droves to drink and dance Ibiza style at clubs like the legendary Coco Bongos. Culture snobs may sniff but Coco Bongos (which can accommodate 1800 revellers) is a fun-fest alright – expect DJ booths, a glier balled dance floor, hormones and hedonism.


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BuEnOS aIRES, aRgEnTIna Never mind the Big Apple: Buenos Aires is the real city that never sleeps. Dinner is rarely eaten before 10pm – at the earliest – and milongas (tango clubs) don’t open much before midnight. What’s more, the nightlife ranges from trendy lounges to speakeasy bars and boliches (night clubs).All of the aforementioned are invariably packed every night of the week – even on a Monday – for as the saying goes: “An Argentine will make one peso and spend two.”

is one of Buenos Aires’ biggest crowd pullers – particularly on a Thursday night when inspired DJs fire up the dance floor. For something less frenetic, make a beeline for Floreria Atlantico – a secret, basement speakeasy – that’s arguably the hoest bar in BA right now. Upon entering the rather charming flower shop, look for the industrial freezer door and then descend the stairs to this decadent drinking den – the brainchild of renowned Argentine mixologist Renato ‘Tato’ Giovannoni.

Ready to party like a Porteño? Make Niceto your first port of call. This much hyped Palermo boliche

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nEW yORK, uSa As you would expect in the original city that never sleeps, the nightlife in New York is legendary. When the weather turns warm, the city’s party people all head in the same direction: up. Plunge, the rooop lounge at the so hip it hurts Hotel Gansevoort over in the trendy Meatpacking District, rewards revellers who make the trek to the 15th floor with daybeds and love-seats where you can sit, sip and soak up the staggering views of the Hudson River.

Meanwhile Manhaan’s club scene still reigns supreme at places like Provocateur but is facing new competition from neighbourhoods such as Lower East Side and Williamsburg, both of which are packed with places to party.


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RIO DE JanEIRO, BRazIl Most visitors touch down in the Cidade Maravilhosa (Marvellous City) and make a beeline for the beach – be it the world famous Copacabana or its more salubrious sibling, Ipanema, both of whom have been celebrated in song and film. However if you like to make merry, then Rio won’t let you down. Nights here are about feasting on feijoada (Brazil’s famous black bean and meat stew) washed down with a couple of caipirinhas

(the national cocktail of cachaca spirit, lime, sugar and iced), before struing your stuff to samba in the dance halls of Lapa. Trust Best in Travel: Cariocas know how to party – and not just when Carnaval (a five day extravaganza of colour, excess and festivity which sees over two million bodies dressed in outlandish sequins and feathers gyrating to the beat of 100,000 samba drums) rolls around.

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IBIza, SPaIn This Mediterranean destination is known for its raucous nightlife – the most exciting and diverse in Europe – with top DJs performing at the island's hoest clubs. Dance the night away at spots like Privilege, which is the world's largest nightclub, or at Amnesia, which is famous for its foam parties.

Other hotspots to hit up include HEART Ibiza, a multi-sensorial experience in the hip and stylish seaside area of Marina Botafoch, Pacha Ibiza – a former Ibiza town farmhouse that began life as a disco in 1967 and is now home to Flower Power, David Guea, Bob Sinclar, Maceo Plex, Solomun and more – and Sankeys Ibiza. The laer is the place to be in Bossa’s backstreets and a meeting point for cool underground DJs and clubbers.


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TEl avIv, ISRaEl Coined Israel's party capital, the Tel Aviv nightlife scene is second to none: there is a bar or club for every taste, from chilled outdoor bars to get a beer and some good food, to underground techno clubs with crazy hardcore parties.

If you’re new in town and not sure to where head, make a beeline for the always buzzy Rothschild Boulevard in Central Tel Aviv. Recommended clubs include Kuli Alma and The Sputnik Bar. Come the weekend, beach parties are also very popular, so keep your eyes peeled for posters advertising the latest bash, around town.

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BOgOTa, COlOMBIa Oen called the Athens of South America, Bogota will take your breath away. Literally. The mega metropolis is situated at some 2,600m meaning altitude sickness is a reality for rolos (as residents are known) and gringos (foreigners) alike. When you’ve recovered from any bouts of altitude sickness, follow in the footsteps of the rolos and head to a salsa club to strut your funky stuff on a dance floor in La Zona Rosa (which literally translates as pink zone).

If you’re worried about shimmying like Shakira, steady the nerves with a few slugs of aguardiente – a local alcohol spirit flavoured with anise. Trust Best in Travel: aer a couple of shots of aguardiente you’ll soon find yourself body bopping to shaking to Luis Fonsi’s mega hit Despacito (the sound of South America) with the best of them.


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nEW ORlEanS, uSa The Big Easy hasn’t, ahem, had it easy in recent years. New Orleans was hit hard by Hurricane Katrina in August 2005 – 80 per cent of the city was flooded when the levee flood prevention system failed and some 1,800 people lost their lives, while more than one million were le homeless. Then just as the Big Easy was bouncing back in 2010, the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico damaged the area’s ecology.

So you’d be forgiven for thinking that New Orleans’s spirit might have been dented, but you’d be wrong. The music never stopped in the Crescent City, which continues to be a place of impromptu parties and parades – and not just during Mardi Gras. Everyday events are elevated to full on fiestas, particularly along Bourbon Street in the famous French Quarter. A fan of jazz and blues? Frenchmen Street – home to iconic venues such as Spoed Cat and Three Muses – is also worth a shout.

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BEIRuT, lEBanOn The ‘Paris of the Middle East’ will seduce party animals: Beirut’s nightlife is legendary and never starts before 10pm. Entertainment options abound – Beirut personifies la dolce vita – and it’s simply a maer of choosing your pleasure among the slew of trendy bars and live music venues. Try underground bunker bar B018, Behind the Green Door, the rooop bar at the Albergo Hotel and, in the summer, Sky Bar – regularly voted the world’s best bar – in fashionable areas such as Ashrafieh and Gemmayzeh.

All are open until the wee hours of the morning: this is a city so fast and invigorating that boredom is not an option and sleep is a mere aerthought.


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laS vEgaS, uSa Everyone loves Las Vegas with its promise of glitz, glamour, gambling and a good time. Just ask Prince Harry: the newly wed was spoed geing wet and wild at a riotous Las Vegas pool parties back in August 2012 and if it’s good enough for royalty, it’s good enough for Best in Travel. Typically the raucous antics start in the aernoon but continue well into the wee small hours (the desert oasis is a destination that knows how to party).

Fabulous sun tanned bodies flock to cool pools like the one at Mandalay Bay for round the clock fun and designer cocktails sipped to fresh DJ spun tunes from a fabulous day bed. The Marque at the Cosmopolitan is another venue that is hip, happening and celebrity ridden. Expect to see slim blondes in see-through kaans drinking and dancing to a banging house beat, while buffed up blokes banter at twice the decibels of normal levels of conversation.

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NGUITO El Chiringuito This bougainvillea draped sanctuary offers guests an expertly devised selection of modern, Mediterranean dishes with French and Ibicenco touches complemented by deep electric sounds that set your soul free.

Whilst El Chiringuito isn’t your typical Dubai party venue those who’ve joined our Friday Nomad tribe certainly know we know how to throw one.

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This unmatched beach, bar and restaurant is ideally located between the bustling areas of Al Sufouh and Jumeirah Beach Residence, within close proximity to Dubai Media City and Dubai Marina. 0-gravity.ae

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azuRE aT RIxOS PREMIuM A stylish and sophisticated paradise located in Rixos Premium Dubai JBR. A luxury lifestyle destination for everyone, Azure Beach caters for the whole family with seaside and poolside facilities ranging from a relaxed lounge area serving fusion Asian dishes for lunch and dinner, a shisha terrace where guests can sit back and unwind, an infinity pool equipped with private island beds overlooking the Dubai Eye and The Palm, a beach with all the comforts and a fun-filled kids club. premiumdubai.rixos.com/food-and-beverage/detail/azureBeach/138/57/0#preyPhoto

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aTlanTIS Restaurant by day. Bar and club by night. Situated on the pristine white sands between the waters of the Arabian Sea and Zero Entry Pool, Nasimi Beach boasts a rare yet spectacular location on one of the most desirable beaches in Dubai. Enjoy a refreshing selection of exotic cocktails in total comfort. Nasimi Beach provides a host of private cabanas, sun beds and tables to choose from on a first come first serve basis. No maer what time it is, the party starts as soon as you arrive at Nasimi Beach. Get there early, claim prime position on the beachfront and

start your day off right. Whatever party mood you are in, Nasimi Beach will deliver. Nasimi’s beachfront restaurant serves the best in international cuisine, with culinary delights ranging from Sushi and Sashimi to Asian and Mediterranean favourites. You can also choose from a great selection of wines, cocktails and beer. Have your meals by the water or near the pool, all the while enjoying the best tunes spun by Nasimi's resident DJ. www.atlantisthepalm.com/ restaurants/nasimi-beach

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aT JuMEIRah BEaCh hOTEl Cove Beach Dubai – where the sun rises from behind the iconic Burj al Arab to sounds of crystal clear waters caressing golden grains of sand; where the sun sets over breath taking uninterrupted views of the arabian gulf, where you walk in a stranger and leave as our friend. covebeach.com

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A bespoke seafront destination where luxury beach chic meets casual simplicity. A place where the ambience is laid-back, yet vibrant. And where when the sun goes down, the tempo rises. Private beach club with a stunning infinity pool, overlooking one kilometre of prime beachfront and lush landscaped surroundings offering

panoramic views of Palm Island Bay and Dubai’s iconic skyline, D R I F T was created to delight the most discerning guest. www.oneandonlyresorts.com/one-and-onlyroyal-mirage-dubai/cuisine/dri-beach-dubai


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oberoi amarvilas, agra, india Guests staying at the Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra, India, can wake up to the wonderful sight of India’s most celebrated araction: take a bow the Taj Mahal. From your room in this multi award winning luxury five star resort, you can watch the Taj Mahal change hue from sunrise to sunset.

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four seasons moscoW, russia It’s a bold boast but the Four Seasons Moscow may have the best hotel views in the world. Spacious rooms and suites display neutral toned décors accented with bold splashes of colour and paern and come equipped with step-out balconies and floor-to-ceiling windows with views overlooking the Kremlin and Red Square.

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hotels With a vieW hilton Park lane, london, uk This Park Lane veteran vies with new kid on the block Shangri-La, At The Shard for the best views from a hotel in London but we think that the Hilton just edges it.

Its 38 floors face in three different directions – over the West End, Hyde Park and Buckingham Palace gardens – with Michelin-starred dining at Galvin at Windows on the top floor. www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/unitedkingdom/london-hilton-on-park-lane-LoNHitW

Park hyatt sydney, australia Like most things that are worthwhile, reaching the land of Oz can be hard work but the pay-off, particularly if you check into the Park Hya Sydney, is pure heaven.

Wake up to incredible views of Sydney Harbour and the Opera House or head unto the rooop pool where you can admire the art-deco curves of the Habour Bridge above you while you swim. www.hya.com/en-uS/hotel/australia/parkhya-sydney/sydph


Set amid the 3,200-acre Mashpi Reserve, Mashpi Lodge – a World Travel Awards winner -– Mashpi has 24 rooms, spread out over three floors. All rooms offer views of the forested mountains on one side and the amazing amazing Ecuadorian Choco rainforest up close on the other through its floor-to-ceiling glass windows.

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iconic santorini, greece Enjoying fabulous views across Santorini's stunning caldera, Iconic Santorini was the island's first luxury cave-conversion hotel boutique hotel. It offers a stylish restaurant, fitness centre and air-conditioned rooms and suites featuring views over the caldera from their patio.

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hotels With a vieW Pangu 7 star hotel, beijing, china Uniquely shaped like a five-clawed dragon, Pangu 7 Star Hotel in Beijing rises tall alongside the 2008 Beijing Olympic Park, offering stunning views of Olympic venues such as the Bird’s Nest National Stadium and Water Cube Aquatics Center.

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Waldorf astoria edinburgh - the caledonian, scotland An imposing and historic building in the heart of the city, The Caley – as it is affectionately known among locals – offers the largest number of rooms with unobstructed views of Edinburgh Castle, the Scoish capital’s pride and joy.

Two exquisite restaurants operated by Michelinstarred brothers, Chris and Jeff Galvin, and the largest bathrooms of any hotel in Edinburgh are further draws. www.waldorfastoriaedinburgh.com


The Explora Salto Chico is one of Chile’s finest hotels set in truly spectacular surroundings overlooking Lake Pehoe and the towering granite peaks of the Torres del Paine in southern Patagonia. Boom line? Whichever room or suite you select, you won’t leave disappointed.

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jade mountain, st lucia Rising majestically above the 600 acre beach front resort of Anse Chastanet, Jade Mountain Resort on St. Lucia’s south-western Caribbean coastline is the only resort with a view of both the Petit and Gros Piton mountains, making the Nick Troubetzkoy designed property an extra special choice for the discerning traveller

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Savour the ultimate luxury and leisure experience on Burj Al Arab Terrace. Unwind during the day and soak up the sun along with the views at our swimming pools overlooking the horizon. Enjoy a delicious lunch and spa treatment, all from within your butler-serviced and air-conditioned cabana. The remarkable experiences at the terrace are matched only by the opulence of your suite and our signature personalised touches.

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LAVA LAVA BEaCh CluB Lava Lava Beach Club is the premier destination for guests who want freedom to step from bed to the beach and the beach to the bath! Each coî…&#x;age is free-standing and beachfront!

It’s the newest, most individual island experience available and gives you all the comforts of a private home, the convenience of a beach front hotel, and excitement of a surf shack. lavalavabeachclub.com/bigisland

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A restored art deco building in South Beach, featuring 50 rooms over 15 floors, Main Pool, Beach Club, Club Bar, Screening Snug, Library, Ocho with 8th floor plunge pool, Cecconi’s, Penthouse, Cowshed Relax and Cowshed Active. www.sohohouse.com/houses/soho-beach-house

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hIgh ROOFTOP lOungE It’s always going off at High Lounge. Not to brag, but we’re the only rooop bar in Venice, which means you can count on epic sunset views year round. On any given night, our live local DJs set the chill vibes and our bartenders keep the drinks flowing. You probably don’t need any more reasons to swing by. But just in case you’re still not sold, OpenTable Diners’ Choice Awards named High Lounge the Best Ambiance, the Best Hot Spot and the Best Scenic View in Venice. That’s aloa “bests.” hotelerwin.com/high-rooop-lounge


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ThE CORal CaSInO AT FOUR SEASONS RESORT THE BILTMORE Located on Buerfly Beach and adjacent to Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara is the legendary Coral Casino Beach and Cabana Club. Built in 1937, the Coral Casino is an exclusive private membership social club that has been backdrop of countless society events aended by Hollywood elite and extravagant overwater fashion shows. The name “Coral Casino” was inspired in part by its unique oceanfront seing; while “casino” was a term widely used in the era that defined the establishment’s social club status. Open only to private members and guests of Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa

Barbara, the first-class, family-friendly Club maintains its well-earned status as one of the “jewels of Santa Barbara’s social scene." The Coral Casino features oceanfront dining over the surf, state-of-the-art world-class fitness center, yoga, extensive locker rooms with sauna and steam room, whirlpool, kids pool, an Olympic sized swimming pool and direct private access to Buerfly Beach. www.fourseasons.com/santabarbara/coralcasino-beach-and-cabana-club/

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pLAYA DEL CARMEN, MEXICO

KOOl BEACH CLUB Kool Beach Club was born in 1995, originally under the name “Playa Tukan”, now “Playa Mamitas”. In november 2007 we undertook an extensive project to evolve our image and style, soon aer becoming what we are famous for today: The most important beach club at Playa del Carmen and the Mayan Riviera. Our goal is to offer our clients an authentic, unique and unforgeable seing where they can enjoy the incredible atmosphere of one of the most beautiful beaches in the Mexican Caribbean. We offer all the posibilities to ensure an

spot at the beach through online reservation and assignation, placing us as a cuing edge destination, being the first beach club that counts with this service. Take a refreshing dip in our pool, find the best view at our restaurant, be delighted by our all-natural drinks and dishes hand-picked by our Chef for our visitors to enjoy, sit back and relax on your favorite sun bed or lounge chair, take a comforting sunbath and have fun in a family environment. koolbeachclub.com

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Zama Beach Club, photogenic, exclusive, tropically chic, and best of all, a place where we will make you feel as if you were in your own Caribbean home retreat. Relax, have your favorite drink, eat with us, and stay until sunset.

Zama features cozy and comfortable bathrooms, lockers and showers for you to refresh aî…šer sun bathing. our inďŹ nity pools and under the shadow jacuzzies overlooking the Mexican Caribbean are one of a kind. www.zamaislamujeres.com/the-beach-club/


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aLFReSCo 64 at toWeR CLuB at LeBua, BaNgkok Perched 800 feet in the air on the 64th floor of the Tower Club at lebua, Al-fresco 64 – A Chivas Bar, the highest outdoor whisky bar in the world, offers connoisseurs and luxury jet-seers the ultimate whisky drinking experience along with stunning aerial views of the skyline and the Chao Phraya River and is considered one of the top bars in Bangkok.

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the planet is packed with rooftop restaurants and bars that are perfect for al fresco eating and drinking. Here’s our pick of the venues worth getting vertigo for

FLaiR at tHe Ritz-CaRLtoN SHaNgHai, PuDoNg

On the 58th floor of The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong, you’ll find Flair Restaurant & Bar – aka the highest al fresco dining venue in China.

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Designed by Super Potato, the indoor décor is a warm blend of rustic and contemporary designs creating a lo-like lounge ambience, while the out-door seing is casually elegant and relaxed with lounge sofas offering breathtaking views of the Huangpu River and across Shanghai. The rooop terrace, like the city, has the feel of the future.

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NeW yoRk BaR, PaRk Hyatt tokyo Most first time visitors to Toyko, want to make like Bill Murray and sink a drink in New York Bar – of Lost in Translation fame – up on the 52nd floor of the Park Hya Tokyo, in Shinjuku. And for good reason: the venue offers serves up jazz by top international artists nightly, classic and original cock-tails, premium cognac and brandies, the largest selection of American wines in Japan – and spectacular views of the Tokyo metropolis.

One negative? The bar has a no-photo policy so you won’t be able to impress your Instagram followers. www.hya.com/en-uS/hotel/japan/park-hyatokyo/tyoph/dining


Sky LouNge at HoteL Maya, kuaLa LuMPaR

When it comes to accommodation in Malaysia’s capital, it doesn’t get any beer than Hotel Maya. This stylish bolthole boasts spacious rooms with floor to ceiling windows, a smaering of excellent restaurants, sumptuous spa and the best view in town: the balcony at the Sky Lounge on the 13th floor overlooks the iconic Twin Towers.

Pop in for a night cap which happens daily from 9-11pm and admire the architectural feat that has captured worldwide aention. www.hotelmaya.com.my/explore-maya/dininglounge

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ozoNe at tHe Ritz-CaRLtoN HoNg koNg Headed to Hong Kong? Be sure to end at least one evening on top of the world at Ozone, the most celebrated rooop sky bar in Hong Kong.

However it’s the dizzying views over Victoria Bay and Hong Kong Island that will keep you coming back for more.

Expect bold and funky decor courtesy of acclaimed designer, Masamichi Katayama, inventive cocktails, delicious Asian tapas (best enjoyed on the outdoor terrace) and dance parties featuring some of the most well known DJs in Hong Kong.

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RaDio at Me LoNDoN

Located on the site of the old Marconi House, Radio may lack the height of some other rooop bars but oozes serious glamour – think candles and Ibi-za-esque sofas.

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Geing into ME London’s 10th floor bar can be a challenge, but the stunning south facing views – expect to see both Big Ben and the Oxo Tower – reward any effort involved. The cocktails hit the spot too. Don’t miss The Pink One, the Thames River Iced ME and a Kiss from a Rose, all of which can be enjoy until 2am (ThursdaySaturday).

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Sky BaR at uNique HoteL, Sao PauLo When staying in Sao Paulo – the third-largest metropolis on earth – a visit to Sky Bar, the soul of Hotel Unique, is a must.

Factor in killer cocktails, a brilliant wine list and comfortable sofas – and you have an ideal spot to unwind aer a long day of sightseeing in Sao Paulo.

Located on the rooop of Hotel Unique, a World Travel Awards nominee, Sky boasts a crimson red pool with an underwater sound system and lounge area with wooden floors and stunning views over Ibirapuera Park and the entire São Paulo skyline, including Paulista Avenue´s skyscrapers.

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HigH Note Sky BaR at aRia HoteL BuDaPeSt

While Budapest is chock full of historical treasures such as St Stephen’s Ba-silica (home of the mummified hand of St Stephen aka the first Hungarian king), sculptural installations like Shoes by the Danube (a heart rendering memorial to those who were shot and their bodies dumped into the Danube towards the end of the Second World War) charming cobblestone streets, painted houses and palaces and parliament buildings to swoon over, we reckon its High Note SkyBar that is sure to be one of the highlights of your stay in the city.

This all-season rooop bar spans two floors (it’s connected by a cantile-vered, glass staircase) and serves up spectacular views of the Hungarian capital’s skyline. The food and cocktail menu, overseen by the team behind the legendary c.1858 Gerbeaud Café, is a further draw. www.ariahotelbudapest.com/en/dining

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L’oiSeau BLaNC at tHe PeNiNSuLa PaRiS Perfectly situated at 19 Avenue Kléber, just steps from the Arc de Triomphe, The Peninsula sits in the heart of Paris within walking distance of some of the world’s most famous monuments, museums and luxury shopping districts.

The aviation-themed interior celebrates flying aces Charles Nungesser and François Coli who aempted to cross the Atlantic in 1927 on the plane L’Oiseau Blanc. Cocktails like the Aviation and the Take Off pay further homage to famous French pilots.

However in all honesty, nothing outside of The Peninsula Paris beats what you’ll find up on the sixth floor of the building: take a bow L’Oiseau Blanc.

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Offering a stunning view of Paris’ most famous landmarks and a beautiful summer terrace, L'Oiseau Blanc is one of the most elegant and singular restaurant in Paris.


RooFtoP teRRaCe at CaSa gaNgoteNa, quito

This prestigious family manor house turned boutique hotel smack dab in the middle of Quito, is a great base from which to explore the city’s historical centre, before retiring to Casa Gangotena’s small and secret rooop bar – the perfect place for people-watching over a Pisco Sour.

Challenge yourself to spot all of Quito’s iconic churches, including Santa Clara, La Merced, San Agustin, Santo Domingo, La Compañía and the neo-Gothic Basilica. If you’re fortunate, the snow-capped peak of the Cayambe volcano will shine in the distance to the northeast. www.casagangotena.com/en/the-restaurant

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EL PARAISO TULUM hOTEl & BEaCh Cl

Our Chef has created an exciting menu of traditional Mexican dishes mixed with International cuisine. Oering small snacks as well as exotic dishes like lobster, everything freshly prepared to delight your senses. Oversized beach beds invites to lazy days in the sun with palm trees casting a natural shade. Sun beds, beach umbrellas, tables and chairs are available to create the ultimate relaxing beach day experience for all our guests. Located on one

of the most beautiful beaches of Tulum, friendly and inviting atmosphere together with the supreme kitchen, it is no wonder locals and visitors love to spend perfect beech days and cool starlit evenings at El Paraiso Beach Club and Restaurant. www.elparaisohoteltulum.com/playa-paraisobeach-club


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pLAYA DEL CARMEN, MEXICO

MaMITa'S BEACH CLUB We, undoubtedly, are the Mexican Caribbean beach club par excellence. With 650 . of the best beach in Playa Del Carmen, we provide services and comforts of first quality to our guests: modern restrooms equipped with air-conditioning, showers, kids pool, an area with massage service, and 300 deck chairs and 100 beach umbrellas for rent, towels as well, a boutique where you can buy beach accessories and souvenirs (Mamita's Store – Gi & Clothes), parking lot with valet parking, Wi-Fi service and private security. www.mamitasbeachclub.com/en/mamitas/beachclub

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haCIEnDa BEaCh CluB AT JW GUANACASTE Located a short walk from the JW Guanacaste Resort is the Hacienda Beach Club, one of the finest perks while staying at the JW Guanacaste. The Hacienda Pinilla Beach Club is perched along the shores of Playa Avellanas, one of Costa Rica’s top beaches. At the exclusive Beach Club guests can unwind,

relax a day at the outdoor infinity-edge pool or at the beach. The Beach Club offers a signature restaurant and Tiki bar with beautiful views, open for lunch and dinner. www.jwcostarica.com/visitors-guide/BeachClub-20.html


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MahOgany Bay RESORT & BEaCh CluB CuRIO a COllECTIOn By hIlTOn


BELIZE

Ambergris Caye and Belize are top locations for adventure activities, especially watersports. The jewel of the resort is the country's only private Beach Club. Located a short boat ride from the resort, The Beach Club features pristine white sand beaches, full beach service from our bar & grill, over water tanning beds, non-motorized watersport toys and views unlike any other Caribbean beach. For the adventurous, Scuba School Belize offers half-day or three-day

underwater trips plus training by PADI-certified instructors and equipment. The Blue Bonefish has everything for a fishing adventure including tours for all five types of fishing in Belize with all the needed gear. curiocollection3.hilton.com/en/hotels/belize/m ahogany-bay-resort-and-beach-club-curiocollection-by-hilton-tzaMBqq/index.html

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FEnIx It is a white sand beach just 15 minutes from Cartagena. a Restaurant with dishes to share (Spanish, Peruvian, Colombian and Mexican food) a large pool and a sports area (beach volleyball court, ping-pong) hammocks, beds in front of the sea and vip beds. A lot of love for good music and AL PLACER DE LA VIDA. www.fenixbeachcartagena.com


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ROCK BaR BALI


BALI, INDONESIA

P erched atop distinctive rock formations along Jimbaran’s pristine sunset coast, Rock Bar Bali is widely respected as one of the globe’s most popular sunset, cocktail and entertainment venues. Showcasing unparalleled views from 14 meters above the Indian Ocean, Rock Bar is accessible via AYANA’s dramatic cliff side inclinator. Featuring a glamorous sunset vibe, and a seductive aer-dark ambience, listen to premier international DJs as they heighten your experience from a custom DJ booth carved directly into the cliff face. Rock Bar’s highly anticipated expansion invites up to 880 guests to enjoy the scene, with the truly VIP Round Deck

welcoming 18 AYANA villa guests to revel in architectural wonder surrounded by rolling ocean waves. An additional benefit for our villa guests is the privilege to make a reservation at Rock Bar during the beginning of peak sunset time until 5pm. Rock Bar is the perfect destination for romantic rendez-vous, unforgeable gatherings with friends and spectacular MICE events. For security reasons, no backpacks or oversized bags are allowed at Rock Bar. A stylish dress code is required at all times. www.ayana.com/bali/rimba-jimbaran/eat-anddrink/venues/rockbar

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surviving summer Party season summer is finally here and that means Party season is uPon us. in the uk, there’s Wimbledon and ascot and henley on the horizon not to mention countless garden Parties to contend With, While over in ibiza the White isle’s oPening Parties haPPen in may and june, signifying the start of the best summer of your life.

meanWhile in moscoW, football fans Will be descending uPon the russian caPital to celebrate the beautiful game When the fifa World cuP 2018 kicks off on the 14 june. and all over euroPe, there’s a music festival for all ages and tastes.

here’s our cheat sheet on hoW to survive everything the summer Party season throWs at you…


Eat up Rule number one is to always eat. Best in Travel has broken this rule in the past in the hope of being fashion thin but gallons of bubbly and forgoing food only ever results in floods of tears at the end of the evening. Our advice? Devour every canapé offered, especially if they are carb heavy – your head will thank you for it the next morning. Mini quiches, vol au vents and arancini are all your friends

Meet new people Summer is about being sociable.You’re going to meet so many new people this summer – be it at the hotel bar, resort beach or an Ibiza club. Whether they’re a drinking buddy, a summer fling or someone you’ve bumped into from back home, it’s the people we meet during our travels that make them so memorable.

Just go with it Whatever the theme of the party/event you’re aending is, just roll with it. If it's a fancy dress party then make the effort to find the best costume you can. Don't be too cool for school by being the only one who doesn't enter into the spirit of things – it’s summer so have fun with the dress code and be creative! That said, if you’ve snagged a ticket to Wimbledon you need to think long and hard about what to wear to the oldest tennis tournament in the world before schlepping to SW19. It doesn’t take much to upset the wardrobe department at Wimbledon, as Lewis Hamilton learnt a few years back. The Formula 1 ace was barred from the Royal Box at Wimbledon 2015 for turning up to watch the Centre court show-down between Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic dressed in a floral shirt and suede shoes and sans tie.

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surviving summer Party season

Wear sunscreen Just do it. Nothing ruins a summer soiree like geing burnt on your first day. The key point to remember to reapply: make sure to apply at least 30 SPF half hour before you venture outside if you want to avoid looking like a lobster. And consider wearing a wide hat (very much in vogue) for further sun protection.

Don’t fall in love Sunshine and cocktails create a fantasy ideal that is very unlikely to come true. You’ll inevitably exchange a few texts before that ‘immediate connection’ fades – and fast when you don’t see each other aer returning home and (gasp!) meeting other people.


learn to make small-talk If you’re stuck for chit-chat at a summer social, go for the classic party question: “So what brings you here?” It’s never let the Best in Travel team down. Chaing to a Brit? The weather and the latest reality television sensation are both topics that the quintessential British partygoer likes, nay loves, to talk about.

Don’t worry be happy Not in the party mood? No problem – you don’t have to aend every single event (you have all summer). If you do feel obliged to rock up, try to mingle and smile and before you know it, the reasons you were using as a potential excuse for not going to the party will quickly fade.

last word Don’t live by rules this season: throw caution and your morals to the wind and enjoy yourself. It’s summer!

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Home to one of the best sunset views in Bali, our Beach Club has three restaurants, three bars, an infinity pool and large lawn, all overlooking the Indian Ocean. The open-air, amphitheatre structure—designed by Indonesian architect Andra Matin—features an iconic facade of coloured antique shuers, salvaged from across Indonesia. Our programme of parties, exhibitions and installations includes both local and international DJs, musicians, artists and architects.

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ROCK POOl AT THE W GOA

Partially carved from a large rock, Rock Pool amplifies its destination status—overlooking the gliering Arabian Sea and stunning red cliffs, just steps from Vagator Beach—with a multi-tiered pool deck. Covered in manicured grass and connected by stone steps, the original deck features a range of lounging options, including round wicker chairs and traditional sun loungers, which remix with brightly colored armchairs, rocking chairs, and sofas. You can also claim one of 12 traditional and teepee-style cabanas. Each houses a plush maress and is available during the daytime on a complimentary first-come, first-

served basis. At night, when live DJs, musicians, and entertainers arrive, they can be reserved for an additional fee. Pick your spot, then order up a signature cocktail and bite from the sculptural Rock Pool Bar or roving W talent. Tempting offerings range from mocktails and cocktails to innovative Indian cuisine and international favorites. www.starwoodhotels.com/whotels/property/ features/araction_detail.html?propertyiD=372 3&aractionid=1050422165


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ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA

MOSElEy BEaCh CluB The redeveloped Moseley Bar & Kitchen – previously known as The Dublin – has been reborn, transforming the Irish themed venue into a premium beach side destination. The Moseley Bar & Kitchen are giving people a reason to visit Glenelg. With a calendar of events and experiences never seen before, the venue is fast

becoming a South Australian icon. Breakfast at The Moseley is your morning meal beyond the norm. Across the weekend and public holidays, take breakfast to another level with the Lobster Scrambled Eggs or a Breakfast Poke Bowl. www.themoseley.com.au/beach-club

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MalaMala BEaCh CluB

Surrounded by Fiji’s famous crystal clear waters, Malamala Beach Club introduces you to the world’s first beach club located on its very own island, just 25 minutes from Port Denarau. Enjoy the beach club with a day pass and experience white sand beaches, beachside cabanas, a resort style infinity edge pool, and views across the Mamanucas from Fiji’s best located island.

Malamala Beach Club offers a delicious a-la-carte menu from light bites to tame your craving or pacific inspired meals and shared plaers, an array of hand craed cocktails and a club like atmosphere with laid back tunes mixed all day long. malamalabeachclub.com


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WaITuI BEaCh CluB aT SOFITEl FIJI RESORT & SPa

Indulge in a refined poolside experience of ultimate luxury set on the beachfront of tropical paradise. Offering a unique, Adults Only area designed to dovetail innate French elegance with exotic ambiance of island spirit, Waitui Beach Club is complete with a 25m lap pool, swim up bar, private poolside cabanas and a gymnasium. A sun-drenched,

playful space with a contemporary edge lending itself to a sublime and sophisticated oasis in which to unwind, wine and dine. Take a moment to appreciate famous Fijian sunsets with a glass of Champagne and escape into a world of total bliss. www.sofitel-fiji.com/waitui-beach-club

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KaRMa BEaCh With blissful, barefoot days and carefree, glamorous nights, Karma Beach clubs aren’t places simply to dip your toe in the water. Dive in for the ultimate in immersive, sand-and surfhedonism… Family-friendly, fun-filled days of watersports, beachcombing, oceanside spa treatments and cool, private cabanas. Followed by

sensual, star-filled nights with DJs, live music, cocktails and seafood feasts. Karma Beach sets a new standard in chilled-out luxury in incredible locations, each with a unique vibe. It’s time to join our club… karmagroup.com/karma-beach


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NIGHT CLUBS Best in travel presents some of our favourite party-then-flop spots


THE STANDARD, HIGH LINE nEW yORK uSa

Big Apple bound and looking to party in the same place that you’ll be resting your weary bones? Seek out The Standard, High Line.

During the summer, there's a plunge pool on the dance floor and a crêperie on the "grass"-covered rooop.

Rising above a former elevated train line that has become downtown’s fa-vourite public park, The Standard, High Line offers 338 rooms – each featuring a full wall of floor-to-ceiling windows with sweeping views of Manhat-tan and/or the mighty Hudson River.

One caveat: admission is determined at entrance and not guaranteed to ho-tel guests, so you’ll need to look the part and dress up.

Party people, however, will want to head up the 18th floor where you’ll find penthouse discothèque and rooop bar, Le Bain. Expect world-famous DJs, a state-of-the-art sound system and exclamation-inspiring views.

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USHUAIA IBIZA BEACH HOTEL IBIza, SPaIn

Ready to let your hair down and live a lile? Make a beeline for Ushuaia Ibi-za Beach Hotel, a red hot and happening venue patronized by by perma tanned models and modelizers that has taken the White Isle by storm since its summer opening five years ago.

Dance, be amazed by the spectacle, feel the energy of Ushuaïa Ibiza, and enjoy the performances of the world’s best DJs. Boom line? If you’re coming to Ibiza to go clubbing – and let’s face it, most of us are – you’ll be in heaven here.

Located at d’en Bossa beach, Ushuaia Ibiza Beach Hotel offers 415 luxury rooms and suites over two properties – take a bow The Ushuaïa Tower and The Ushuaïa Club – but we’re willing to bet you won’t spend much time holed up in your hotel room. For Ushuaia Ibiza Beach Hotel is home to the most famous stage on the island – the club that opens its doors first while the sun is still up.

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FAIRMONT DUBAI DuBaI, uaE

In the heart of the dazzling desert kingdom of Dubai lies the Fairmont Dubai with its 394 guestrooms, suites, and penthouses, rooop terraces, sumptu-ous spa and first class restaurants. However the jewel in the Fairmont Dubai’s crown is the Cavalli Club which has cemented is reputation as one of the city’s most glamorous venues, since its launch in 2009.

Roberto Cavalli’s signature touch shines through every detail, from the Swarovski crystal adorned walls to the gleaming black quartz flooring. Indulge in exotic cocktails alongside A-listers like Jennifer Lopez and Will Smith ( both of whom have been spoed here), while listening to the hypnotic rhythms mixed by renowned international DJs – and discover why Cavalli Club has earned its title as one of the top nightlife hot-spots in the city. www.fairmont.com/dubai

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DELANO MIaMI, uSa

This South Beach hotspot sees a constant influx of gorgeous creatures – back in the 1990s, The Delano was famously a playground for the likes of Madonna, Prince, P. Diddy and Jennifer Lopez. Conceived by Ian Schrager, the ocean-front Delano Hotel is a much loved local icon with a façade that makes Buckingham Palace look like a Travel Lodge, and enough marble to rival Rome.

The hotel’s Rose Bar boasts a lively scene straight out of the society pages of Hello! and offers late night eats, a club like atmosphere and – most importantly for Miamians – a fully stocked bar. Sure it’s pricey (budget is something of an oxymoron in Sobe), but life is short, you work hard and you deserve it. www.morganshotelgroup.com/delano/delanosouth-beach


HARD ROCK HOTEL RIVIERA MAYA RIvIERa Maya, MExICO

LLocated on Mexico's breathtakingly beautiful Caribbean Coast, the all-inclusive Hard Rock Hotel boasts 687 rooms and suites in the familyfriendly Hacienda section and 577 rooms and suites in the adult-only Heaven section, as well as a private white sand beach on its door-step, six swimming pools, endless dining options, a fitness centre and the Rock Spa® – the largest in the Caribbean with 75 treatment rooms, hydrotherapy current pools and steam rooms.

But the big draw for party animals is Heaven Bar & Disco. Situated just a stone’s throw from the main lobby, Heaven Bar & Disco features live DJ entertainment, the finest selection of international spirits, and the very best vibe in the Caribbean making it the perfect place for nighime partying. Make no mistake: at Heaven, the party doesn't end until you say so…

www.hrhrivieramaya.com

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NIKKI BEACH IBIza

Tucked away on a magnificent beachfront property on the island’s east coast in the Santa Eulalia area, Nikki Beach Ibiza provides guests with a stylish and multifaceted venue consisting of a restaurant, pool, Octagon bar, lifestyle boutique and, of course, the brand’s signature beach club. Sip on a signature cocktail, indulge in a bole of champagne or delight in their deluxe international menu, all of which can be enjoyed on chic white sun-beds and poolside teepees.

Nikki Beach Ibiza also puts on a series of parties throughout the season: guests can look forward to international DJs, live performers and dancers for a lavish twist on poolside partying. Arriving on a yacht? No problem, a complimentary Zodiac service will shule you to and from your boat.

www.nikkibeach.com/destinations/beachclubs/ibiza/


ACE HOTEL lOnDOn

If you’re already a fan of Ace, chances are you’ll love the London outpost which, like its siblings, is sensitive to its location. Thus in Shoreditch – an area famed for street artists such as Banksy, Eine, Kid Acne and Conor Harrington – you’ll find a a black and white photo booth, bicycles and lithe, lean twenty- somethings in skinny jeans tapping away in their MacBooks in the low lit lobby.

When night falls, make for Miranda — an achingly cool basement venue where hotel guests and locals alike stretch twilight hours into the infinite with a near-nightly array of live music, club nights, film screenings, underplays, magazine launches, drag shows, bingo games and private parties

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Not long ago, the Maison was famed under the name of Hotel Saint-Barth Isle de France. Historically recognized for its great aî…&#x;ention to detail and its impeccable service delivered by a passionate team, it oers an escape into an atmosphere that combines elegance, savoir-faire and simplicity.

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Iconic property set directly on the Flamands beach, it preserves the exclusivity and privacy of its guests in its only 40 rooms, suites and villas. www.chevalblanc.com/ stbarthisledefrance/en

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SanD BaR AT EDEN ROCK From breakfast to dinner, the Sand Bar is the unbeatable venue for refined gourmets in search of cosmopolitan flavours. Located on the sandywhite beach at the foot of Eden Rock, it offers a breathtaking panorama over the Caribbean Sea. For lunch, a light international cuisine is served; and when the sun sets over Saint Jean Bay, the

restaurant changes its name to the Sand Bar Night and transforms into a welcoming island lounge. www.oetkercollection.com/destinations/edenrock-st-barths/restaurantsbars/restaurants/sand-bar/


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la guE Since 1935, an international clientele has been seduced by the charm, authenticity and cuisine of La Guérite, a restaurant nestled right next to Iron Mask Castle, in a rocky cove on Sainte Marguerite Island near Cannes. . In 2015, La Guérite decided to transport this success to the idyllic seing of Saint Barthélémy. On the tip of the port of Gustavia, between fishing boats and yachts, you can come and discover authentic Mediterranean cuisine, created by one of the wonders of Greek gastronomy: Yiannis Kioroglou. www.restaurantlaguerite.com/saintbarth


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BREEzES aT ThE REEF hOTEl

On a sandy cove of its own, at Breezes "beach" and "lounge" make an indulgent match. Quickly becoming one of Anguilla's most popular spots, this is the island's ďŹ rst beach lounge. www.anguilla-beaches.com/breezes.html


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D-HOTEL MARIS YACHTS If you’re of the belief that bigger is beer, then you’ll want to book one of D-Hotel Maris’ three super-sized yachts. Take a bow Ubi Bene which, at 44m, is the largest (and has a light and bright interior), stylish Alia Open Seas (which boasts a top speed of 38 knots) and, our favourite, the beautiful custom-made 30m sailing yacht Pasa. Accommodating eight guests in two master cabins and two twin cabins, Pasa is the perfect vessel in which to explore Turkey’s stunning Datca Peninsula. www.dhotel.com.tr/en/home

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FOUR SEASONS ExPLORER Embark on the ultimate marine odyssey on the Four Seasons Explorer – a 129-foot, threedeck catamaran which takes up to 22 guests on a oceanic adventure into the undiscovered Maldives. Accommodation consists of 10 state rooms and, the icing on the cake, a 45sqm Explorer suite. Beyond the bedrooms, there’s two bars, a dining room, lounge, library and two sun decks on which to top up your tan.

Each cruise itinerary includes visits to numerous sites, pre-selected for their unique diving, snorkelling, surfing, or on-shore recreation potential. Along the journey, guests can dive in secluded, virgin sites – snorkel or play in turquoise waters teeming with neoncolored marine life, enjoy amazing lunch breaks or dinner celebrations on private, white-sand beaches, relax like Robinson Crusoe in the shade of a coconut palm, or indulge in an on- or off-board massage – daily, if you wish. www.fourseasons.com/maldivesfse

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SONEVA IN AQUA Sustainable luxury resort operator, Soneva, has taken to the water with Soneva Fushi -– a gorgeous boat villa which combines all the benefits of its flagship resort, Soneva Fushi in the Maldives, with the freedom and exclusivity associated with a private boat charter. The two-cabin yacht features a spacious main cabin with a glass boom spa and a second cabin equipped with a king-sized bed and en-suite facilities. Other standouts include an external raised sun and dining deck, a lower level bar and dining area plus daybeds, lounge seating and a bow jacuzzi. As you would expect from Soneva, engines have been built to the highest specification with regards to fuel saving efficiency. www.soneva.com/soneva-in-aqua/yacht/

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THE SUNBORN LONDON Say hello to the 394, four star, five storey Sunborn Yacht, Britain’s first super yacht hotel. Situated in Royal Victoria Dock, the vessel features a spa, fine-dining restaurant, terraces offering arresting vistas over the towers of Canary Wharf and 138 rooms. Best in Travel tip: splurge on one of the royal suites which come equipped with their own spacious lounges and bathrooms complete with a sauna and sunken Jacuzzi big enough to accommodate an entire football team. www.sunbornhotels.com/london

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MY THE WELLESLEY London's finest boutique-grand hotel takes its Art Deco elegance to the ocean with MY The Wellesley & MY The Wellesley II. The former is a 56m yacht whose facilities include an outdoor cinema and Jacuzzi and every conceivable water toy: think water-skis, jet skis, diving apparel, you get the gist.. However if you’re aer a more boutique boatel, seek out MY The Wellesley’s smaller sibling: MY The Wellesley 11. Both boatels are positioned in the Med and are furnished in the hotel’s signature art-deco style. www.mythewellesley.com

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ThE BEaCh CluB AT CLUBONE ONE&ONLY REETHI RAH

With the freshest selection of salads, seafood and grills and the signature 'le surge', Beach Club offers a memorable dining experience complemented with amazing views of the Indian Ocean. Here, guests enjoy the vibrant energy of the island's southernmost beach, enhanced by chill-out tunes that play all aernoon. Indulge in our selection of 'La Playa' snacks, inspired by all-

time favourite Latin American comfort food. Then satisfy that sweet craving with a visit to our newest venue, Sweet Paradise, where chefs are waiting to hear what flavour, which toppings, and how many scoops you’ll have today… www.oneandonlyresorts.com/one-and-onlyreethi-rah-maldives


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BEACH ROUGE aT lux* SOuTh aRI aTOll

You've heard the album, now enjoy the ambience as you eat, drink and make merry. Top of the page - crisp, thin crust, topped with the freshest ingredients, baked to perfection ... And your feet in the sand, eyes on the sand Lagoon and the breeze in your hair. That's a recipe for good times. www.luxresorts.com/en/hotelmaldives/luxsouthariatoll/restaurants-bars


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MALDIVES

You've heard the album, now enjoy the ambience as you eat, drink and make merry. Top of the page - crisp, thin crust, topped with the freshest ingredients, baked to perfection ... And your feet in the sand, eyes on the sand Lagoon and the breeze in your hair. That's a recipe for good times. www.luxresorts.com/en/hotelmaldives/luxsouthariatoll/restaurantsbars

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The La Plage Beach Club Restaurant fills your every expectations, escape and indulgence for lunch or dinner having the perfect seing by the sea, beside the beautiful sandy beaches of Trou aux Biches, at the North of Mauritius. The La Plage Restaurant is truly unique, decorated with so colors having furniture with natural materials, all for creating the ideal holiday mood for which our paradise island is known for. The La Plage

Beach Club is opened for lunch or dinner but also to enjoy a beautiful day at the beach! Rates are very reasonable so do not deprive yourself of a visit. Open to the public for lunch, dinner and also the option to rent a deckchair to linger and enjoy water activities! laplage.restaurant.mu


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T S E B S ’ I A B Du H CLuBS BEAC

the dazzling desert kingdom has plenty of public beaches – take a bow Jumeirah Beach and Al Mamzar Beach Parks – but there’s only one way to fully experience the country’s beach culture and that’s spending the day at a private beach club. Best in Travel profiles dubai’s beach clubs with a penchant for partying…


Spend a stylish day in the sun at one of these luxurious beach clubs

Nikki BeaCH ReSoRt & SPa DuBai

Nikki Beach, the pioneer of the exclusive beach club concept, is located on Pearl Jumeirah and features 117 rooms and suites, 15 villas, 61 residences, three restaurants, an ESPA spa and Tone Fitness Centre. It stands out thanks to its uncharacteristically low-rise architecture and it’s spectacular beach club. Expect a spice-infused global menu, skyscraper scenes showcasing the Burj Khalifa, and a luxurious pool with sunken sun loungers, swim-up bar, and shisha terrace. It’s sleek, sexy and the only place to see and be seen this summer.

Wondering what to wear? White is very much the colour of choice: think beds, chairs, walkways, and, of course, sandy beaches the shade of icing sugar www.nikkibeachhotels.com/dubai

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BLue MaRLiN iBiza uae As its name suggest, Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE hails from the party capital of the world meaning this Jebel Ali hang out knows how to throw a serious shin-dig. Set among a variety of tropical and indigenous fauna, guests are immediately transported into a private oasis. From meticulously craed cocktails to exclusive VIP tables, your experience is planned to the smallest detail. Sprawled among two levels of white canopies, Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE hosts a restaurant offering guests the city’s finest cuisine.

The venue also boasts one of the UAE’s largest outdoor bars, luxury cabanas, VIP areas with dip pools, a powderwhite beach and tranquil waters, swaying to the smooth grooves of its resident and international DJs. www.bluemarlinibiza-uae.com


eL CHiRiNguito, tHe PaLM

Ibiza's famed beach club has arrived in Dubai! Expect a luxurious, Med-inspired hideaway with its natural, bougainvillea-clad seing. Whether it's a beachside cabana or an inviting 'Bali bed', there are plenty of options to kick back and lounge the hours away with chilled signature tunes, while kids are kept entertained at Lile Chiringuitos with swings and slides, and arts and cras alike.

The food elates too: executive chef Jerome Palayer serves up freshly prepared Mediterranean dishes that live up to the brand promise of 'simple, honest, good’. Highlights include homemade Beech wood smoked salmon, Sea bass roasted in a sea salt crust and beach classics like Calamari Andaluz and the famous Chiringuito Beeurger, while on Saturdays you can indulge in brunch. wwwthepalmdubai.rixos.com

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zeRo gRavity Ideally located between the bustling areas of Al Sufouh and Jumeirah Beach Residence, within close proximity to Dubai Media City and Dubai Marina, Zero Gravity is the ultimate day-to-night spot featuring a two tier restaurant, several terraces and a private beach overlooks the Dubai Marina skyline. Here you can enjoy exquisite food (think oysters and caviar) delivered directly to your chaise longue where you can clink drinks.

There’s even a 39-metre, glass-fronted infinity pool highlighted by a 22 metre UV resistant curved acrylic panel that is sure to impress your Instagram followers. Water sports include fly-boarding, parasailing, banana boats and tubing, all at an additional charge. Aer dark, hang around to check out the regular roster of live bands and DJsincluding Sco Evans, David Craig and Charl Chaka. www.0-gravity.ae


azuRe at RixoS PReMiuM DuBai at JBR

Located in Rixos Premium Dubai in the city’s JBR district, Azure is a new Mediterranean-inspired beach destination that has been warmly welcome by locals and visitors alike. And for good reason: with a breathtaking backdrop of the Arabian Sea, Azure Beach has something for everybody – seaside and poolside facilities ranging from a relaxed lounge area serving fusion Asian dishes for lunch and dinner, a shisha terrace where guests can sit back and enjoy the stunning sunset and surrounding views, an infinity pool equipped with private island beds overlooking the Dubai Eye on one side and The Palm on the other, a beach with all the comforts and a fun-filled kids club.

Someone has done their homework here and it shows: gold star. www.azure-beach.com

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NaSSiMi BeaCH at atLaNtiS, tHe PaLM With Dubai’s iconic Atlantis, The Palm as a backdrop on one side and the captivating Marina skyline on the other, Nassimi Beach Atlantis is decked out with sun beds and private cabanas in which to relax during the day and enjoy beach friendly bites like sushi, salads, and burgers. Come sunset, live music from international guest DJs sets the mood for the evening.

www.atlantisthepalm.com/restaurants/nasimi-beach


Cove BeaCH at JuMeRiaH BeaCH HoteL

Situated under the sail of the iconic Burj Al Arab in the grounds of the distinctive wave-shaped Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Cove Beach Jumeirah’s location can’t be beaten.

This high-end beach club offers fantastic Mediterranean-inspired food and a tranquil atmosphere to enjoy it in. There’s waiter service, a rosé bar and oversized daybeds right on the beach. Stay until the evening so you can watch the sun set behind the Burj Al Arab. www.covebeach.com

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DRiFt at oNe & oNLy RoyaL MiRage You’ll want to stay a lile longer at Dri. Nestled in the plush surrounds of One&Only Royal Mirage, this beach club is far from ordinary. Laze by the infinity pool, enjoy a lunch in the sunshine with friends or simply lounge by the so sand. The private beach club looks out over one kilometre of prime beachfront with sweeping views of New Dubai’s iconic skyline. Come for the sunshine, stay for the chic, laid back vibes.

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Located at Dubai’s most iconic hotel, the terrace is a remarkable, one-of-a-kind restaurant, pool, beach and cabana space, offering hotel guests and Burj Al Arab members the finest Arabian hospitality. Burj Al Arab Terrace is a world-first in marine and offsite construction, having been developed by marine construction experts ADMARES at a shipyard site in Finland. It was then transported by ship to Dubai in eight pieces, ensuring minimal disruption to guests, as well as the seabed and marine life.

Now in place, the private 10,000m2 outdoor luxury leisure facility seamlessly stretches 100m out into the sea and is home to Scape Restaurant & Bar, two stunning pools, dedicated butler-serviced cabanas, and a beach area with luxury day and sun-beds. The result? Burj Al Arab Terrace is not only pushing the boundaries of construction, but also of design, architecture and hospitality. www.jumeirah.com/en/destinations/united-arabemirates-dubai/burj-al-arab-jumeirah/burj-al-arabterrace/

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VOLLEBAK OCEAN SHORTS IN OR OUT OF THE WATER, THESE ARE THE MOST HIGHPERFORMANCE SHORTS YOU’LL FIND ANYWHERE ON EARTH.

Designed to work in all 350 million square kilometres of the oceans on Earth, whether you’re surfing, kitesurfing, paddleboarding, sailing or wakeboarding, these are the most advanced shorts anywhere on the planet. With every detail cut by lasers, bartacks welded on for strength, and all seams and stitching replaced with bonding so nothing can chafe, they’re a stripped-down feat of engineering. Highly abrasion resistant against reefs and rocks and with so Italian mesh protecting your balls, they stretch like an elastic band, block UV and repel water with plant-based technology. And by building the world’s best board shorts, we’ve created the most versatile shorts ever made – as high-performance on a mountain as they are in the mid-Atlantic.

a stripped-down aesthetic built with laser cuing, welding and bonding The reason shorts don’t normally look as good as supercars is because no-one has ever spent hundreds of hours trying to make them look as good. So we did. Every design decision was made to enhance their performance, with the aesthetics and form falling out of that. With every detail cut by laser, bartacks welded on for strength, and the seams bonded for simplicity, the reason they look like a stripped-out feat of engineering is because they are.


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They’re the stretchiest shorts you’ll ever wear Whether you’re a kitesurfer or a yogi, there’s literally no move you can pull where these shorts will restrict you. If you were holding a metre of this fabric, you’d be able to stretch it to 1.5 metres in any direction, and as soon as you let go it would instantly return to its normal shape thanks to the huge amount of elastane we’ve used. Stronger and more durable than rubber, the more elastane you blend with another material the stretchier it becomes. These shorts are 34% elastane making them unbelievably stretchy.

Built from compression fabric, they’re crazily resilient and strong The material we’ve used was originally designed for compression gear so it’s incredibly strong. We’ve simply laser-cut it into the shape of non-compression gear. The strength of the material remains identical but you have none of the pressure on your muscles. Every inch of fabric has been knied by 40 needles, so unlike normal knied fabrics it’s incredibly dense. This means that on abrasion tests, which show you how fast you could destroy something on coral reefs or a dirt track, it scores 5 out of 5 for toughness.

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amphibious shorts that are just as amazing on land as they are on water. While we set out to build the best shorts on earth for the water, everything that makes them amazing for the oceans makes them phenomenal back on land too. They’re so light, stretchy and seamless you can run an ultra-marathon in them. They’re strong and resilient enough to cope with any mountain biking, climbing or hiking trip. They’re as so and comfortable as a pair of sweat pants if you just want to kick back. While the cut and simplicity means you can wear them to the office.

as so as a sweater and hardwearing as a jacket You probably won’t have ever worn a pair of knied board shorts before, but they represent the holy grail of sports gear – incredibly strong, stretchy, so and lightweight all at the same time. By blending elastane with a super tough nylon yarn, we’ve created a unique knied fabric. With millions of microscopic knied loops, it manages to feel as so and stretchy as your knied socks and sweaters, while being as hardwearing and smooth to the touch as a mountain jacket. Plant technology makes these shorts water repellent For decades, brands have been using toxic fluorocarbons to make their clothing water repellent. But ocean spray simply rolls straight off these shorts without a chemical in sight. We’ve gone back to the Stone Age and used a plant-based technology that penetrates deep into the fibres and makes water simply slip off the surface. The same tech makes them fast-drying out of the water, and when you want to hang them up to dry you’ll find a reinforced drying loop just above the waistband. Constructed with only one seam and no expense spared Built with just one bonded seam our Ocean Shorts represent a radical leap forward in engineering. Normal brands use lots of stitched seams even though they chafe your legs as it’s the cheapest option. These shorts have only one seam, and it’s bonded – which means it’s glued with an incredibly high heat. It’s the most expensive construction method there is, but the result is there are simply no stitches to rub you or to stop the shorts stretching.

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Even when they’re wet they hold their shape A lot of shorts simply look bad when they’re wet, even though they’re designed for water – they either cling to you or billow out like a jellyfish wrapped round your legs. So we’ve engineered these shorts to look as good on you when they’re wet as they do when they’re dry. The boom hem of each leg is laser cut then reinforced with bonded tape to give it enough weight to hold its shape however soaked you are and stop the shorts clinging to you. a streamlined back pocket with water escape holes Even the rear pocket is designed to operate in the simplest way possible. Big enough to hold your phone, card and keys on land, or a GPS in the water, there are two laser cut holes in the pocket with welded edges that allow water to drain at high speed rather than billowing up with air. The pocket is fastened with a rubberised zip that’s lockable and housed in its own zip garage, so once it’s done up it won’t come undone.


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Strips of silicone keep the shorts locked on you The shorts are rope tied and have a Velcro fly, so there’s nothing that can cut into you or your board. The rope has rubberised ends and is woven through laser cut holes which have been welded for extra strength. On the inside of the waistband you’ll find two silicon strips that run the entire circumference of the shorts in two channels built into an elastic tape. They grip your skin and keep your shorts secure. And the more you sweat the more they grip. Wear the soest material on earth Good design maers, even when you can’t see it. And it maers even more when it’s next to your balls. The shorts’ inner lining is made with one of the highest grade and lightest materials on earth – an Italian mesh fabric that’s so so and comfortable we’ve already made entire t shirts and baselayers out of it for our Black Light range. It’s fast-drying, made with 25% elastane, and has seams that are bonded flat so it won’t ever trap, catch or grate you.

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The shorts’ invisible tech blocks invisible uv rays Just like sunblock, fabric can be rated for its ability to reduce your exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet light. The Ultraviolet Protection Factor, or UPF, determines how much more protection your skin would have while wearing that piece of clothing. A UPF rating of 15 for example would give your skin 15x more protection than it would have if it was unprotected. These shorts are so densely knied that the fabric scores a UPF of 50+ which is the highest possible rating, giving you the highest possible protection. Available online now at £175

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