Eight of the best beach clubs in Southeast Asia for partying well beyond summer
Sun, sea and seriously good beats are what dreams are made of for holidaying party people. From Thailand to the Philippines via Bali and Singapore, these eight resorts keep the action going
The end of summer is nearing in Hong Kong but there is still time to get away and enjoy sunny skies, crystal waters, upbeat music and a cocktail or two.
A growing number of beach clubs across Southeast Asia are attending to the every whim of party-goers, whether they are holidaying at the height of summer or waiting to catch a good deal as autumn approaches.
For those planning a great escape, here are eight Asian beach clubs that shouldn’t be missed.
Baba Beach Club, Phuket, Thailand
This new venue is just 20 minutes from the airport and tucked away on the island’s pristine Natai Beach. You will enjoy sunsets stretching out over the Andaman Sea and beats powered by a Funktion-One sound system that has been dubbed the best in Asia by Mixmag.
Potato Head, Bali, Indonesia
Indonesian architect Andra Matin designed the amphitheatre that provides the stunning centrepiece of this property. Nature pretty much provides the rest, with rolling lawns down to the ocean and plenty of open space to make your own private party.
Cafe del Mar, Phuket, Thailand
The ultimate in chillout venues was inspired by the famous brand’s birthplace in Ibiza – and the CD collection that charmed (and calmed) the world.
The Phuket venue brings the same mix of visiting international DJs, regular weekly themed gatherings and sumptuous local and international cuisine. Lounges, cabanas and day beds abound, while towering trees provide natural shade.
Le Pirate Beach Club, Flores, Indonesia
If you really want to get away from it all, Le Pirate is a party venue that is about as private as you can get, being an hour by boat from Flores’ eastern Labuan Bajo fishing village.
Infinity Beach Club, Koh Phangan, Thailand
Keeping Koh Phangan’s famed full moon parties at a safe distance can prove a wise choice when visiting the island, and is easily done at Infinity where you will still find all the ingredients necessary for a good time.
Omnia Dayclub, Bali, Indonesia
Perched high above the limestone and the rolling ocean below at the top of the Bukit Peninsula, this is arguably the most stunning site you will find for a club on Bali.
Tanjong Beach Club, Singapore
Situated on Singapore’s Sentosa island, Tanjong Beach Club offers two distinctly different experiences.
Come on a weekday and you can find yourself a lounger and enjoy the laid-back vibes. On weekends, things heat up somewhat as the party crowd makes the most of a beach that is just minutes from downtown, but seems like half a world away.
Aqua Beach Club, Angeles City, Philippines
This one is a bit of a wild card, given that it is not actually near a beach. Nowhere near in fact.