1. The Barefoot Bar, Dukes, Waikiki, HI
You know those signs that say "No shirt, no shoes, no service"? Well you won't find one hanging on the door of this beach bar. Come in your bikini or your swimming trunks and listen to some
classical Hawaiian music while you sip on an Endless Summer or a Whiskey Wipeout. Named after Duke Kahanamoku, Olympic gold medalist, and "Father of International Surfing," the Barefoot Bar's walls are adorned with some of his original paraphernalia, like the redwood surf board he used to ride the
waves of Waikiki. When you've finished your drinks, head outside to see why the bar is so obsessed with water sports. Waikiki beach boasts some of the best sun and surf in all of Hawaii.
2. Landshark Landing, Margaritaville Beach Hotel, Pensacola Beach, FL
We know, we know, it's a chain. But you have to admit, there's a reason Jimmy Buffet once begged to be taken away to Margaritaville. The Landshark Landing beach bar, just one of the many attractions located on the 800 feet of gulf-front property owned by the
Margaritaville Beach Hotel, is a place where hotel patrons and other beachgoers can stop by to enjoy some sun, drinks, volleyball, and when night comes, their own hammock next to a big beach
bonfire pit. If you're staying for longer than one day, check out their calendar of events to see when the next dolphin/sunset cruise is, or when you can rent some beach bicycles for a leisurely
3. Wreck Bar, Cayman Kai, Grand Cayman
When you want to escape bad weather, work, stress, or a combination of all three, you go to Grand Cayman Island. When you want to escape the tourists of Grand Cayman Island, you go to the "Wreck Bar and Grill." Located about an hour outside the strip most vacationers spend their time, you'll be able to enjoy the beach and
a mudslide (the national drink) without having to deal with obnoxious tourists (which you, of course, are not). Eat your meal in one of their hammocks readily available for all patrons, or take it
onto the verandah. Either way, once you're there, you'll find it hard to think up a reason to leave.
4. The Beach Club at ME, Cancun, Mexico
An infinity pool, tiki huts, fruity drinks, and plush lounge furniture covered by sun umbrellas...The Beach Club at ME has it all. Relax in the sun on their Bali-style day beds, or swing by on Fridays and Saturdays for a weekend-long party Cancun-style that features some of the best local DJ's. Between the music, the beach, and swim-up bar, the entertainment is never-ending.
5. C Beach Club, Mauritius
The "C" Beach Club was the first one of its kind to pop up on Mauritius. All we can say is, Mauritius's second beach club has a lot to live up to.
With day beds, "love nests," and a giant tiki bar situated next to a swimming pool so big it has its own walking bridge, this venue is sure not to disappoint. Take a dip in the pool or head down to
the ocean to cool off. Later, make your way back to the tiki bar where you can order drinks, veggies, or brick oven pizza. Then finish of the night with a dip in the hot tub.
6. Flora-Bama Lounge, Florida, US
Rated one of the best dive bars in America, the Flora-Bama Lounge has everything you'd expect from a beachside dive: wet t-shirt contests, live music, and cold cheap beer...but that doesn't mean it can't be classy too. Step outside to the beach and have the staff shuck some oysters for you while you lounge in the sun. Before you commit to a visit, check out their event schedule and see if you can make it for the annual Interstate Mullet Toss & Gulf Coast's Greatest Beach Party, where you'll compete to see who can throw a dead mullet over the state line of Florida and Alabama to the farthest. It started as just an excuse to party, but has grown to an event that you'll need to book a hotel for if not months, YEARS in advance.