CARPE DIEM BEACH
NOTHING SAYS EXCLUSIVE beach bar quite like needing a boat to get there. Set on the spiky little island of Marinkovacoff, 10 minutes by private yacht or water-taxi from sister venue Carpe Diem Bar in Hvar Town, this has been attracting 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. After 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.
REVIEWED BY: editors of Condé Nast Traveller