Dubrovnik is one of Croatia's swankier seaside resorts, and there's a great selection of beachside hangouts where you can go for a proper pampering. If you like your sundowner on a sunlounger, read our pick of the beachside clubs to laze the day away in style.
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A half-moon of pebbles and gravel set in Seka Bay, Copacabana is one of Dubrovnik's best beaches. Studded with luxury white loungers and deckchairs, there's heaps going on to keep you amused with watersports, paddle boarding and inflatables for the kids. The beachside restaurant provides further inducement to spend the day here with breakfast, lunch and dinner covered. Craving a detox? There are deliciously fresh juices and smoothies available. Hedonists can even enjoy table service of cocktails to your sunlounger. The beach is fabulous for families - there's a giant stretch of coastline for the kiddies to explore, while you can get acquainted with the best of Croatian wine from the beach bar, or enjoy a post-swim massage. The sunset boat trip comes recommended, where you paddle out to see while Dubrovnik is basked in the golden light of sundown.
Banje Beach Bar
When it comes to splash-out, full-on luxury, Banje Beach Bar is the place. Our pick of Dubrovnik's sea-facing clubs, Banje is in a great location, and guests travel by land and sea to get to here – there’s even a private pier to anchor your dingy, boat or yacht. During the day, this is a superb, seafood-orientated, fine dining Mediterranean restaurant. By night, Banje transforms into a clubby beachside cocktail bar. It's hired for fashion parties – but the place is far from intimidating and prices are reasonable.
On the edge of a crumbly cliff, directly above the sea, Buza Bar is one of Dubrovnik’s more refined beach-bar offerings. To get to Buža – which translates as 'hole' –you squeeze your way through a hole-in-the-wall chink which opens out onto its rocky multi-storey terrace. Tables and chairs are arranged elegantly according to the cliff’s natural jagged arrangement of rocks.