Croatia is definitely up there when it comes to Europe’s top summer destinations. What could be better than a little bit of sun, sea, and lounging by the pool? While places like Mykonos and Ibiza are well-known for their incredible beach clubs, we think the best beach clubs in Croatia could give them a run for their money.
In Croatia, you’ll find a whole range of beach clubs, from luxury harbor-side establishments to the kind where you’ll want to party the night away. Whatever the vibe, you can expect comfy beachfront loungers, great service, and delicious Mediterranean food.
We’ve done the research to bring you the five best beach clubs in Croatia. We’ll be including where they are, how much loungers or entrance fees cost, and their opening times. All you need to worry about is what swimwear to pack, and whether you’ve brought enough sunscreen!
Carpe Diem Beach, Hvar
When it comes to the best beach clubs in Croatia, Carpe Diem Beach in Hvar definitely deserves a spot. Its unique selling point is that it is on an island – Paklinski Island to be exact! The island is just offshore from Hvar with regular water taxis during the day and night.
Carpe Diem Beach gives us real tropical vibes that remind us more of the beaches in Mexico rather than Croatia! The stone and sand beach has fantastic views of the bay, plus it comes equipped with cushioned loungers and oh-so-trendy tiki umbrellas.
If you want to cool off, get some shade amongst the island’s pine trees, take a dip in their ocean-view pool, or get a massage. When you’re hungry, the island has a restaurant that serves delicious freshly caught seafood, and salads, as well as their signature fruit tower.
Carpe Diem Beach is island life at its best and there’s plenty to do besides sunning it up beside the azure blue waters! Watersports fans can try out some scuba diving at their on-site diving school, head out in the water on a transparent kayak, or give some stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) a go. For some healthy competition, join in on a beach volleyball game and make some new friends while you’re at it.
The beach club is open from 11am until 10pm and opens again from 1am until 5:15am (for some WILD parties). During the day, there are taxi boats every 20 minutes from Hvar’s harbor, costing 50KN for a two-way boat ride. There are also frequent taxis during the after-hours parties.
Carpe Diem Beach has no entrance fees during the day, but from 1am, the entrance fee is 300kn including a two-way boat transfer and a welcome shot. Bottoms up!
Hula Hula, Hvar
Hula Hula in Hvar has got to be one of the best beach clubs in Croatia if you want a good time and an unpretentious vibe. The beach club is a little outside of town, and you can reach it by walking along Hvar harbor.
It scores points for being right next to a beach frequented by the Hvar’s local “muscle men”, so you can chill out on a lounger AND enjoy some eye candy. Perched on the rocks, there’s a little sandy beach, but you’ll need to use a ladder to get into the water for a refreshing swim. Or, if you’re feeling up to the challenge you can cautiously make your way into the water through the rocks or even take a daring dive!
During the day, it is a great place to soak up some sun, listen to some good music, and maybe even get a massage. If you want some adventure, then you can rent a boat and take a cruise around the coast! Loungers can be reserved at the bar, and they cost 100KN for the whole day.
As sunset approaches, the Hula Hula beach bar begins to fill up, and that’s when the party begins to start. The sunset views are phenomenal, so you may want to head a little early to grab a place to sit! At night, there’s a DJ and the place becomes a hotspot for dancing and drinks. This is for sure the place to go for someone who wants upbeat energy and doesn’t mind a younger crowd.
Hula Hula is open from 9am until 10pm May til October. They don’t accept card payments – only cash, but there is an ATM on-site if you forget to draw money out before you arrive.
Mulini Beach, Rovinj
Mulini Beach is giving us all those luxury feels, and if you’re looking for something a bit more up-market, this is it! It’s one of the best beach clubs in Croatia if you don’t find spending a little bit of extra cash, but its contemporary aesthetic and incredible views are well worth the extra kuna!
The beach bar is on Lone Bay beach, which can be reached from Rovinj town center by a promenade. The beach bar has an open dining area which becomes a low-key cocktail bar as the sun goes down. There’s an in-house DJ, lounge furniture, and a lot of mood lighting, so it’s great for a scenic and romantic evening with your boo.
The quiet bay is great for a swim and there are amazing views of Lone Bay and Golden Cape Forest Park. So, it’s a great spot for a late breakfast or lunch as well as sunset.
Since the beach club is a part of the Monte Mulini Hotel, their chef is in charge of the dishes available, and they are divine. The bar is open from 10am until 6pm and sun lounger rental is 300KN including a towel. This is a bit on the pricey side, so if you’re okay with “roughing” it, you can always bring a beach towel and stake your claim right on the beach!
Coral Beach Club, Dubrovnik
We LOVE Coral Beach Club in Dubrovnik and think it’s well-deserving of the title “one of the best beach clubs in Croatia”! It’s on Dubrovnik Bay and is the perfect place to catch some rays in the historic city. The wonderful pebble beach is complete with crystal clear waters, palm trees, and an amazing view of the hilly coast across from the bay.
You can book your lounger online (yeeees to the technological age!) with prices starting at 250KN for a single sunbed (with an umbrella, towel, table, and flip flops). Or, if you are feeling seriously bougie, why not splash out 2,500KN for a Baldachin bed which comes complete with champagne, a fruit platter, baseball caps, and flip flops! #treatyourself
The Coral Beach Club has an ocean-side restaurant and cocktail bar. The open kitchen means you can watch your Mediterranean dishes being prepared before your eyes. The restaurant sources local meat and freshly caught seafood, plus there are vegetarian and even vegan options available!
The Coral Beach Club beach is divided into several sections, so, depending on your needs and wants, you’ll find something to suit. There’s a small secluded beach with laid-back music and a child-friendly water entrance that is ideal for families. The larger, more crowded beach is great for meeting people and where the main party is at! For a quieter experience, there’s also a separate VIP section.
Opening hours are daily from 9am until midnight from May to September. The best way to reach the beach club is to take the bus, taxi, or an Uber.
Mistral Beach Club, Split
The Mistral Beach Club in Split is another luxury beach club worth visiting! It’s one of the best beach clubs in Croatia for a day of chic pampering by the water. Located below the Radisson Blu Resort and Spa, you can expect nothing short of five-star treatment.
Opening hours are from May to September from 9am to 7pm, and the beach club has showers, a bar, two restaurants, and over 200 premium sun loungers! For a VIP experience, they have 6 cabanas for rent which are right on the rocks and come with an all-day pampering service (think flavored water, fruit platters, and refreshing face towels). A sun lounger will set you back 150KN and a cabana costs 1,500KN.
Both restaurants serve delicious Mediterranean cuisine which can be enjoyed with regional wine. There are DJs serving up chilled-out tunes during the day and livelier music at night in case you wanna dance.
This place has more of a laid-back vibe so it’s not the venue for a wild night on the town, but definitely worth sticking around for a sunset cocktail or some daytime relaxation. You could even take the relaxation a step further and order a special beach massage, and feel yourself unwind to the calming sound of the waves gently hitting the shoreline. A full body massage starts at 190KN for 15 minutes or you could even get a foot massage for 150KN for 10 minutes – what bliss!