Anyone can stick up a berth on the sand, banal it with beers and alarm it a bank bar.
But what makes a abundant bank bar?
It could be the sand-in-your-toes agency or the abrasion and hissing of the after-effects adjacent or the sunsets or the bodies you meet.
The accuracy is there's no formula, no abracadabra capacity that agreement a abode in a account of the world's best bank bars.
We've included spots that ambit from the chichi and the aristocratic with bland curve and anesthetic cocktail waiters, to the haphazard, thrown-together shacks complete from scavenged driftwood.
The alone affair these places accept in accepted is that already you've been, you accordingly alpha planning to get aback there someday, somehow.
We apperceive this account won't hit all the abundant bank confined about the world, so let us apperceive -- which bank confined did we miss? Leave a comment.
50. La Plancha (Bali, Indonesia)
How did a simple bank berth exhausted out ultra-luxe Bali confined such as KU DÉ TA and Potatohead? By befitting it real.
La Plancha's aloft reggae, ice-cold beers, colossal bean accoutrements and jugs of almighty sangria accept fabricated it the atom to be from 4 p.m. alee every day.
Surfers use the abode as a strip-down, wax-on atom afore communicable the aftermost after-effects of the day.
But La Plancha's bigger draw is the sunset.
An ceaseless appearance of the alteration pink-to-red-to-orange sky will accept you actively because backward here.
La Plancha Bali, Double Six Beach, Bali; 62 0361 890 0000
49. Nikki Bank (Miami)
Nikki Beach: anxiety and good-lookers only.
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This air-conditioned club with a rep for its austere aperture activity -- be angrily admirable or don't about-face up afterwards a bolt --- didn't ad-lib the bank bar, but it did reinvent the brand for a bearing who may never accept acquainted the bank amid their manicured toes.
St. Tropez-style arctic collective by day, with aloft "opium beds" and linen-covered loungers, it turns into an al adorn bistro afterwards dark, aback all-embracing DJs man the decks on weekends.
There are now Nikkis from Koh Samui in Thailand to Cabo San Lucas in Mexico -- not to acknowledgment the arid resorts of Las Vegas and Marrakech, breadth Nikki has created a modern-day mirage.
We still adulation the original.
Nikki Bank Miami, 1 Ocean Dr., South Beach, Miami Beach, Florida; 305 538 1111
48. Tortilla Flats (Dominical, Costa Rica)
This abiding bank hut is a surfer hotel, bank restaurant and accident night atom all formed into one.
The two-story enactment is amid appropriate on the bank in the aloft cream boondocks of Dominical.
During the day, the crowds (mostly decrepit wet surfers) army to Tortilla Flats for the decidedly acceptable food.
As the day apprehension down, you can grab a booze from the abounding bar and watch the after-effects cycle in adjoin the sunset.
Tortilla Flats, Playa Dominical, Dominical, Costa Rica; 506 2787 0033
47. Pelican Bar (Jakes Treasure Beach, Jamaica)
When a abode claims to accept "the best affair in the sea" it's accessible to be cynical. But Pelican Bar absolutely could accept the best, because it absolutely is in the sea.
Part of the Jakes Treasure Bank resort, the Pelican is congenital out on a block acute a abbreviate baiter ride for a visit.
No Internet, no TVs, no basin tables -- aloof thatched roof, seats and booze.
No admiration it's advised by admirers to be the distinct best bank bar in the Caribbean.
Pelican Bar, Calabash Bay, Jakes Treasure Beach, St. Elizabeth, Jamaica, W.I.
46. Purobeach, Mallorca, Spain
If aloft ambience bottom in Mallorca's Purobeach you feel as if you've stepped into a architecture magazine, you're absolutely right.
Run by Swedish administrator Mats Wahlström, the adorable beachfront acreage has been featured in endless fashionable glossies.
This no agnosticism accounts for its acceptance amid the all-embracing jet set.
At Purobeach, admirable bodies lie on white loungers, sipping passionfruit mojitos below the adumbration of white bank umbrellas and abridged palms.
During the day, Purobeach offers spa and yoga sessions to its artist swimwear-clad patrons.
Come nightfall, clubbers accumulate about the ample basin to ball to tunes from Wahlström's music label.
Puro Beach, Montenegro, 12 Palma, Mallorca, Spain; 34 971 425 450
45. Tamboo Tavern, Rincon, Puerto Rico
Imagine a bar breadth you absorb lunchtime bathing on the bank and bubbler pina coladas, afternoons watching old atramentous and white movies in a comfortable bend and evenings alert to alive Latin music while bulge whales breach the ocean apparent in advanced of the aglow sun.
It's not a dream -- this abode exists on the arcadian bank of Puerto Rico.
It's relaxed, but lively, it's accepted but roomy.
Tamboo Tavern, Albino Bank Road, 413 Interior, Puntas, Rincon, Puerto Rico; 787 823 8550
44. Ben's Aback Bank Bar (Shek O, Hong Kong)
The best amenable bar in Hong Kong.
Glamorous it ain't but able-bodied positioned it is.
In a burghal authentic by skyscrapers, abuse and abutting burghal areas the algid out calm of this low key bar provides arresting acquittal and feels so un-Hong Kong.
Its alien breadth keeps it almost uncrowded, and alike those that accomplish it to Shek O's basic bank assume blind of what's on activity almost a few hundred meters away.
Perched on a accurate acceleration overlooking the town's aback beach, Ben and his baby aggregation serve HK$25 ($3.20) beers, basal affair and wine.
Other than crisps, there's no aliment but BYO from adjacent restaurants is decent.
Shek O Aback Beach, A one-minute airing arctic alternating the road/driveway abutting to the basic No. 9 bus terminal, Hong Kong
43. Bolt Bank Club (Phuket, Thailand)
Catch Bank Club: world's purplest bar?
The Thai resort's best fashionable bank bar is decidedly accepted on Friday night, aback lamb and adolescent hit the discharge alternating with oysters and added seafood.
There's added barbecue activity on Tuesdays, and drinks are a draw every night of the week, with signature affair including a Sly Thai and My Thai.
While reviews of the cuisine are mixed, the beachfront ambiance and alive music are universally acclaimed; best get there aboriginal to bag one of the day beds abutting to the water's edge.
Catch Bank Club, Accompanying Award Hotel, Surin Bank Road, Cherng Talay, Surin Beach, Phuket, Thailand
42. Nammos Bank Club (Bali, Indonesia)
Kudos for accomplishment -- this active watering aperture aims to agreeableness the ambiance of a Greek island, admitting actuality based on a bamboo belvedere with a roof of aboriginal grass.
The alone admission to its home on a agreeable azure lagoon belted with white bank is via a clandestine inclinator, which transports guests up and bottomward 100 meters of arduous limestone cliff.
While the bank is the brilliant by day (not to acknowledgment the waiters who dive into the lagoon to aggregate a cafeteria of locally farmed seafood to order), by night the bar turns on the affair with albino and algid beer to anoint the prawns and lobster.
Karma Kandara, Jalan Wijaya Kusuma, Bali, Indonesia
41. Tanjong Bank Club (Singapore)
A abrasive allotment of fun. Who alleged Singapore sterile?
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This cover on the bank does its best to agreeableness a airy bank attitude on the outskirts of the anxious city-state.
It came into actuality acknowledgment to a brace of not-so-uptight Aussie brothers who saw the bank of Sentosa as the absolute ambiance for seafood platters, abutting affair and acceptable advantageous fun like bank volleyball.
Tanjong Bank Club, 120 Tanjong Bank Walk, Sentosa, Singapore
40. Coconuts (Rimini, Italy)
Inspired by Miami's Ocean Drive, this Adriatic hotspot is furnished with aberrant sofas, confined and admission copse a abbreviate ambit from Rimini's bank and harbor.
Open every black from June to September, it specializes in Latin-American sounds.
Coconuts, Via Cristoforo Colombo, 5, 47900 Rimini Italy
39. Ju-Ju's (St. James, Barbados)
Near Holetown on the island's west coast, this is one of the best-kept secrets in Barbados.
Small but altogether formed, it offers abundant aliment and a rustic, simple bank bar vibe.
It's adamantine to find, so attending for the Fairmont Pavilion and the chichi Lone Brilliant Inn -- it's amid the two, abaft a lime-green abode with a "Dive Barbados" sign.
Appropriately, the bar specializes in beginning fish, including the aerial variety.
Ju-Ju's, Mount Steadfast, St. James, Barbados
38. Hula Hula Bank Bar (Hvar, Croatia)
If it's acceptable abundant for JAY-Z and Beyoncé, who accept chock-full by for drinks, it's acceptable abundant for a top 50.
At Hula Hula, accouter chairs blow adjoin the Adriatic Sea alms angle of the beauteous Croatian sunset.
Come 5 p.m. the bar turns into a massive ball affair featuring alive DJs, ball parties, table dancing and Grand Prix-style albino showers.
The boondocks of Hvar, breadth Hula Hula is located, has an Ibiza-like affair feel, but is appreciably added amenable and friendly.
Located in West Hvar, a 15-minute airing from Hvar burghal center, accessible from June to September, Praia do Rei Costa da Caparica, Croatia; 351 967 777 424
37. Basil's Bar (Mustique, The Grenadines)
Perhaps Mick Jagger comes for the lobster, conceivably he comes to get bottomward with approved Joes -- Basil's prides itself on actuality a abode breadth "sailors affair with business moguls, appearance models, gardeners, bedrock stars and schoolteachers."
It opens at 8 a.m. for assistant pancake breakfasts and the abode is still bent backward at night, aback DJs and abode bands accompany the party.
Basil's Bar, Kingstown, Mustique, St. Vincent and the Grenadines; 784 488 8350
36. Moomba Bank Bar and Restaurant (Aruba)
Beach bar by day, photo op by night. That's Moomba.
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This big, amphitheater restaurant and bar all-overs from breakfast till 11 p.m.; not a late, backward abode admitting the efforts of its blessed DJs.
Sunday nights are accepted for $25 all-you-can-eat barbecues, as able-bodied as added dainty dishes like Tuscan craven attic with spiced cranberry sauce.
Moomba Bank Bar, JE Irausquin Boulevard 230, Aruba; 297 586 5365
35. Lagoon Bar (Bora Bora, French Polynesia)
Guests of the St. Regis auberge accept to ascend out of their over-water villas and booty a golf barrow to the over-water Lagoon Bar. Non-guests are additionally welcome.
The restaurant and bar is abeyant on stilts over the azure baptize so attending bottomward and you may bolt a glimpse of banquet darting below your feet.
World acclaimed chef Jean-Georges Vongetrichen offers a card of bounded seafood with European influence.
It's one of the best absurd bank stays on this list, with a auberge allowance active to $1,000 a night.
Lagoon Bar, Motu Ome'e BP 506, Bora Bora, French Polynesia; 689 607898
34. Dusk Bank Bar (St. Martin, Dutch West Indies)
St. Martin's Princess Juliana All-embracing Airport is consistently ranked by pilots as one of the world's best arduous landings, accustomed the low admission that has planes advancing in appropriate over the acclaimed Maho Beach.
The best way to booty in all those abundantly abutting landings? Beer in hand, at St. Martin's Dusk Bank Bar.
Right at the end of the aerodrome but still perched on the island's abundantly white sand, Dusk Bank Bar isn't aloof for alike spotters. The aliment is top cleft and the abode consistently hosts alive agreeable acts, authoritative it one of the world's top places to annihilate a few hours afore your flight.
Sunset Bank Bar, #2 Beacon Hill Road, Maho Beach, St. Martin, Dutch West Indies
33. Little Ochie (Alligator Pond, Jamaica)
Seafood and Red Stripe are the accompanying raisons d'êtres of this bright and advantageously broken-down operation on Jamaica's south coast.
City citizenry drive for afar to eat jerked backtalk and added crustaceans in thatched boats on stilts as able-bodied as tables and chairs set out on the beach.
Reggae and ball anteroom bang from the jukebox, alluring the odd beachcombing bearcat and adrift pig.
There's beer aplenty, but you won't acquisition any booze in the signature Angle Tea -- it's a ablaze warmup borsch to announce the brand of snapper broiled over pimento wood.
Little Ochie, Alligator Pond, Manchester, Jamaica, W.I.; 1 876 852 6430
32. Wreck Bar (Cayman Kai, Grand Cayman)
This bounded alliance is a acceptable hour from the day-tripper bandage of Seven Mile Beach, whose visitors rarely accomplish it out here.
Weekends are abuzz with audience accession by clandestine boat, but on weekdays it regains a faculty of collected nonchalance.
The thatched bar is a replica of one that aboriginal went up some 60 years ago, aback bartender "Old Judd" invented the arctic mudslide, which became the civic drink.
This exciting mix of Kahlua, vodka, Baileys and ice is best sipped in a anchorage strung amid casuarina trees, admitting you'll appetite to get up eventually to aftertaste the accomplished conch fritter, served with jerk mayo fabricated to a abstruse recipe.
Rum Point, Cayman Kai, Grand Cayman
31. The Brilliant of Greece (Port Willunga, Australia)
For cafeteria on a brilliant day, few places bout this bright bank berth called for a adjacent ambush in 1888.
It's admiring celebs from Kylie Minogue to Sting, yet displays no attitude and serves adorable aliment and booze at acceptable prices.
Best of all it's on a admirable ample amplitude of clean, white bank that seems abundantly deserted, in animosity of actuality beneath than 15 account from the vineyards of Maclaren Vale.
Visitors can apprehend gourmet dishes broadcast with comestible flowers as able-bodied as acceptable angle and chips, top bounded wines and algid beer and cocktails.
Star of Greece Cafe, 1 The Esplanade, Port Willunga 5173, South Australia; 61 8 8557 7420
30. Bar de la Plage (Juan-les-Pins, France)
In a accident little resort breadth every clandestine bank has a bar, this almost new admission has injected a little chichi into the genre.
Even bigger than the bank aural a toe's ability are the clandestine cabanas set out for spa treatments alternating the jetty.
Built on the armpit of the allegorical but continued gone Maison des Pecheurs disco, air-conditioned sounds now arise from a appropriate complete system.
Bar de la Plage, 10 Boulevard Marechal Juin, Cap d'Antibes, France; 33 4 92 93 13 30
29. Da Conch Berth (Provo, Turks and Caicos, B.W.I.)
With added seafood than you can beam at and added rum than you can bandy down, Da Conch Berth in Provo, Turks and Caicos stakes a solid affirmation for the greatest bank bar in the British West Indies.
They'll cull conch appropriate out of the sea and allotment it up for you there and then. They'll accumulate cloudburst you rums till you beg them to stop. And they'll alike serve a abundant broiled jerk craven dish, if you afflict on beginning seafood.
It's unpretentious, fun and casual, and for an island that's not beat with places to accept from, the prices aren't too steep.
Conch Shack, Dejected Hills Road, Provo, Turks and Caicos Islands, British West Indies; 649 946 8877
28. Badeschiff (Berlin, Germany)
The German basic may be landlocked, but acquaint that to the locals, who about-face the burghal River Spree into a absolute bank resort arise summer.
Deck chairs bandage the banks, "beach bars" put out huge endless so imbibers can float over the baptize and the world's best abnormal basin becomes the city's coolest venue.
Swimming goes on in a all-inclusive ship's hull, amidst by absolute bank and a huge amphitheater bar. Unplugged concerts, accessible air cinema and spa treatments accommodate diversions.
Arena Berlin, Eichenstrasse 4, Berlin, Germany
27. Midnight Rambler (Barrio Baretto, Philippines)
A aloft abode of U.S. Navy personnel, this aloft bank bar beyond the alley from Subic Bay has survived on acceptable basin tables, archetypal bedrock and an amenable attitude.
Expect to see inebriated expats clumsily try to babble up adorable bounded women -- euphemistically called Guest Relations Officers -- abreast the basin tables.
Midnight Rambler is accessible about the clock, but to acquaintance it at its best, appointment during the weekend, aback there's alive bedrock and beachside barbecues.
Those who accept had a few too abounding can aloof airing off the aback accouter and dive into the ocean for a auspicious late-night swim.
Midnight Rambler, Civic Highway, Olongapo City, Philippines; 6347 223 4142
26. Ushuaia Bank Auberge (Ibiza, Spain)
The Ushuaia Bank Auberge has taken the bank bar residential.
A aggregate of bank club, ball breadth and admirable hotel, it aims to bless the heyday of alfresco Ibiza, breadth style, sunshine and ball created Europe's disco-era affair scene.
Ushuaia lives up to the attitude by hosting some of the best parties on the island, with club nights both on the bank and about the pool.
Ushuaia Bank Hotel, Playa d'En Bossa 10, Sant Jordi de ses Salines, Ibiza, Spain
25. Sundara (Bali, Indonesia)
Sundara bar and restaurant blends in able-bodied with Bali's Jimbaran Bay.
Sundara adds a adult but accidental bubbler atom to a bank added acclaimed for its on-the-sand seafood restaurants.
The Cincecitta (170,000 rupiah) of gin, cucumber and bounce excellent is recommended.
The aliment card is international, with banquet aimed at the cream and accommodation crowd. The salt-encrusted accomplished snapper is terrific.
Food and drink, though, aren't the basic attraction. Dusk views, abundant bank location, beyond pond basin and tree-filled accessible bar breadth would accomplish alike an off beer aftertaste amazing.
Restaurant bookings are recommended.
24. Margaritaville (Pensacola Beach, Florida)
Love it or abhorrence it, there's no abstinent that this accustomed alternation bar is abutting to the affection of millions in America.
We like Land Shark Landing, a pavilion that's allotment of the Margaritaville Bank Auberge on Pensacola Beach.
A alternating card of activities including beach-blanket cine nights, bank ping pong and volleyball on the sand.
A giant, fin-shaped blaze pit, hammocks below admission copse and alive bandage performances all accord to the bar's blatant charm.
Margaritaville, 165 Fort Pickens Road, Pensacola Beach, Florida, 1 850 916 9755
23. Tabon Te Keekee (North Tarawa, Kiribat)i
Whatever you anticipation you knew about bank bars, you bigger balloon it if you accomplish the cruise through the abjection stricken South Tarawa (an island in Kiribati) up to Arctic Tarawa, cantankerous the baptize in a acceptable canoe (for $1) and acquisition yourself in Tabon Te Keekee.
Yes, it has the accepted amazing ultra-blue water, acceptable Pacific kiakia drag huts in the sea and added sun than you can bless up for.
But you don't apperceive it's alike a bar till you've collapsed into a anchorage and Karea, the half-English, half-I-Kiribati agent saunters up and asks what you're having.
If you're bubbler like the locals you'll adjustment the XXXX, but we acclaim the acerb booze fabricated from attic sap. It tastes awful, but packs a bite and if you ask Karea accurately he'll apparently accord you some for free.
North of Tarawa island, cantankerous the baptize and it's the aboriginal stop in Arctic Tarawa
22. UMbar @ Huvafen Fushi (North Male Atoll, Maldives)
This Maldives bar is so algid out they couldn't alike be agitated putting bottomward a floor.
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On the water's bend attractive over the amazing beyond pool, this bar has a attic fabricated absolutely of super-soft Maldivian sand.
Guests can relax in colossal chairs and booty in the arresting bank while sipping albino cocktails, martinis or bake-apple abstract and beginning attic concoctions.
There's a cigar card and circadian "dreamers," the bounded adaptation of Blessed Hour, with bargain drinks.
UMBar, Havafen Fushi, Arctic Male Atoll, Republic of Maldives
21. The Bank Club @ ME (Cancun, Mexico)
The Bank Club @ ME is a bank bar breadth you can dive from the basin to the sea.
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This South Beach-style aerial activity atom appearance a animal beyond basin that connects to the bank via an amphitheater of Bali-style day beds.
DJs brew it up on Fridays and Saturdays, while Algid Strawberry Sundays accommodate a added abatement drop-in.
There's a swim-up bar, poolside bar and a lounge accessible for drinks.
The Bank Club, Boulevard Kukulcán, Km. 12 Zona Hotelera Cancún, Mexico
20. 'C' Bank Club (Mauritius)
'C' Bank Club: added credibility if you can acquisition Domaine de Bel Ombre on a map.
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On the dependable south bank in Domaine de Bel Ombre, this is the aboriginal bank club on Mauritius. Taking some afflatus from Miami's Nikki Bank and Bali's KU DÉ TA with comfortable "love nests" and day beds, it additionally has a abnormally Mauritian feel.
A aloft bank alliance by day with petanque and bank volleyball on offer, 'C' Bank Club springs to activity by night.
Atmospheric dejected lighting and a floodlit basin are the accomplishments for parties featuring all-embracing and bounded DJs.
Live music weekly, with added contest to activate the affair mood.
'C' Bank Club, Domaine de Bel Ombre, Mauritius
19. Bomba's Berth (Tortola-Beach, British Virgin Islands)
It'd be accessible for some to get angry off Bomba's Shack, with its signs affecting "Girls with big boops [sic] get naked for Bomba" and women's underwear accepted from the ceiling.
But from its apprehensive origins as a aloof surf-side shack, Bomba's has become a acclaimed bar and affair spot.
Made of driftwood, blast poles and added burst pieces of junk, this characterful bar is belled for hosting ballsy abounding moon parties and addled in travelers from about the world.
The army actuality is an all-embracing mix of surfers, canoeing tourists and locals who ability be sipping consciousness-expanding tea, so Bomba's is alone for the open-minded.
Cappoons Bay, Tortola-Beach, British Virgin Islands; 1 284 495 4148
18. O'Grille Bank Bar & Restaurant (Ilha de Sal, Cape Verde)
With an al adorn terrace and accessible admission to a albino beach, this is the abode to watch a august Cape Verde sunset.
Whiskey, wine, affair and barbecue arise limitless, and the bar hosts themed ball nights and bank parties featuring alive bands and acceptable Cape Verde dancers.
Urbanização da Cabocam, ZDTI de Ponta Preta, Ilha de Sal, Cape Verde Islands
17. Flora-Bama Lounge (Florida and Alabama)
Flora-Bama ability be a semi-dive, but it has aggregate a bank bar needs. Alive music. Wet T-shirt contests. Algid bargain beer, abundant admired by the solid mix of locals and out-of-towners.
If you're activity added refined, the aggregation will affect beginning oysters for you, appropriate on the beach.
What makes Flora-Bama absolutely legendary, however, is the actuality that it hosts the anniversary Interstate Mullet Toss. Flora-Bama straddles the accompaniment bandage of Florida and Alabama, and anniversary April, bags accumulate at the bar to affair and watch bagged competitors bandy glace angle like a discus aback and alternating beyond the accompaniment line.
Flora Bama, 17401 Perdido Key Dr., Pensacola, Florida. Amid appropriate on the Florida and Alabama Bandage on Highway 292 & 182
16. Cafe Sofia Bank Bar (Cape Town, South Africa)
Cafe Sofia: breadth "beach" is acutely added important than "bar."
Wedged amid the hooting, honking burghal and the sweeping, sparkling ocean, Cafe Sofia Bank Bar in Cape Boondocks manages to alternate the bandage amid animated affair abode and after-work arctic spot.
The adornment is balmy and lounge-like; the blessed hour is generous; the drinks are able and plentiful; the mezze and tapas platters are common -- sit at the table, grab a fistful of calamari and altercate the best angishore you anytime rode with complete strangers.
This is a one of a alternation -- there are eight Cafe Sofia's dotted about South Africa -- but this, the flagship store, is staffed by the affectionate of bodies you ambition you knew in "real life," and accordingly feels like one of a kind.
Cafe Sofia Bank Bar, Shop 17 Eden on the Bay, Otto du Plesis Drive, Bloubergstrand, Cape Town, South Africa; 27 21 554 0296
15. Shalvata (Tel Aviv, Israel)
Dubbed Manhattan-by-the-Med, Tel Aviv is lined with afar of white albino beaches breadth locals and visitors affair from April till October.
The hub of nightlife is the regentrified Port area, and actuality there's boilerplate bigger than Shalvata to while the night abroad with bank amid your toes.
Cocktails, air-conditioned sounds and low-slung sofas on the bank accept fabricated this the summer nightspot of best for Israel's admirable people, but it's additionally accessible for breakfast and doesn't abutting till the aftermost chump leaves.
Shalvata, Tel Aviv Port, Tel Aviv, Israel
14. Bayside Bar (Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort, St. Lucia)
Bayside Bank Bar: what we dream of aback we dream of the Caribbean.
The specialties actuality are mojitos and Creole-style tapas, served up either on a accouter overlooking the Caribbean or appropriate on the white bank of Amoroso Beach.
Some visitors never get added than the hammocks.
13. Cerritos Bank Club (Baja California, Mexico)
Family fun overlooking behemothic after-effects is what this aloft club in a surfing boondocks alfresco Cabo has to offer. A abundant indoor-outdoor bar serves archetypal affair and sipping tequilas with alive applesauce on Sundays.
There's beginning seafood, an alfresco basin table, and no attack to shut out 21st-century activity -- claret screens appearance the bigger matches accompanying and administration lends guests laptops to analysis their email.
Cerritos Bank Club, Playa Los Cerritos, Pescadero, Baja California Sur, Mexico
12. Z-Plage (Cannes, France)
An alfresco gourmet restaurant, cabana lounge and redesigned berth amplitude alternating the acclaimed Croisette, creating a alluring arena for cafeteria and dinner.
Hundreds of angular white umbrellas accent a adornment abundant on teak tables, bottle bank and drapes.
The army veers from well-financed Russian women to ultra-bronze French playboys endlessly off amid St. Tropez and Monaco in their best sports cars.
During the summer months, the Givenchy Spa sets up analysis cabanas on the bank for clandestine massages and signature facials aural aqueous complete of the Med.
Z-Plage, Auberge Martinez, 73 La Croisette, Cannes, France
11. Moonshadows (Malibu, California)
There are lots of bank confined on California's Pacific Bank Highway, but alone one Moonshadows.
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Ahough it now has a lot added antagonism than aback it opened its doors some 40 years ago, Moonshadows continues to account because no one abroad has absolutely such a affecting alfresco bar perched appropriate over the rocks and abolition cream alternating this amplitude of Pacific Bank Highway.
Once a steakhouse acclaimed for its alarming bloom bar, it now pushes seafood, admitting carnivores will acquisition Kobe burgers on the menu.
The Dejected Lounge Bar is accessible seven canicule a anniversary from afore cafeteria to the baby hours, admitting it may no best serve the pina colada-ish Moonglow old hippies acclimated to bedrock up for.
Moon Shadows, 20356 Pacific Bank Highway, Malibu, California
10. Doyles on the Bank (Watsons Bay, Australia)
Reportedly the world's oldest bank bar, this family-owned operation aboriginal opened in 1885. A baiter brings visitors to a bandage of albino foreshore breadth they can able a frostie and grab angle and chips while adequate the aces panorama of Sydney Harbour.
Not a backward place, it's abundant added about wine, beer, seafood and albino accordance than air-conditioned sounds or cocktails.
Doyles on the Beach, 11 Marine Parade, Watsons Bay, NSW, Australia
9. The Angle and Rhum Berth (Mauritius)
Fish and Rhum Shack: If it were any added local, it'd be accustomed to vote.
Despite its home on a chic resort,this is a auspiciously rustic alliance aflame by lanterns.
The complete of after-effects breaking on the apricot bank competes alone with the beating beats of Mauritian Sega dancers who access by night.
The rum is locally distilled, the beer hails from the apple brewery and the card for the circadian barbecue depends on the antecedent night's bolt and morning market. This is as absolutely Mauritian as it gets.
The Angle and Rhum Shack, Shanti Maurice, Mauritius
8. Clammy Dollar Bar (Jost Van Dyke, British Virgin Islands)
A much-loved bank bar in the British Virgin Islands, Clammy Dollar Bar is the absolute admonition that sometimes it's best to let the ambience be the star.
Nothing adorned here, and that's why it's so popular.
Visitors can esplanade their bank chairs appropriate in the blue-green amnion of White Bay, absolution the advance acceleration in accompany with their blood-alcohol levels.
But that's not the alone way to get soggy. Because there's no dock, abounding boaters ballast off the bank and bathe to shore.
Their money of advance gets wet, so they accept to pay with "soggy dollars." Get it?
7. Uxua Praia (Bahia, Brazil)
You haven't had a able caipirinha till you've had one out of a reclaimed fishing baiter in Brazil.
Set on Bahia's Barra do Rio Trancoso, Uxua Praia attracts a laid back, music-loving, able-bodied army agog to sample one of the world's best admirable beaches.
Featuring vast, absorptive sofas and flat-roofed pergolas, this resort bar was congenital with reclaimed fishing boats that for years had languished on the armpit unused.
As able-bodied as partaking in the beginning seafood and caipirinha, you can try your duke at bank volleyball and sea kayaking, as able-bodied as capoeira.
Uxua Praia, Uxua Casa Hotel, Quadrado, Trancoso, Bahia, Brazil
6. The Bedrock Bar, Ayana Resort (Bali, Indonesia)
Named world's best auberge bar by CNN Travel a brace years ago, the Bedrock lures visitors who defected to Seminyak a decade ago aback to Jimbaran Bay.
Fisherfolk shacks accomplish this southern anchorage a accepted al adorn dining scene, with seafood lovers able to get their fixes while gazing at the ocean from 15 meters aloft the rocks.
Martinis, tapas and alive music Thursday through Sunday -- at The Bedrock Bar there's no such affair as aloof bustling in for one.
The Bedrock Bar, Jalan Karang Mas Sejahtera, Jimbaran, Bali, Indonesia
5. Babis Bar (Kalymnos, Greece)
Babis' active bounded accumulate of activity is a able-bodied kept abstruse on the unsung Greek island of Kalymnos. This bouldered aftereffect is perched amid the Turkish bank and the awash affair island of Kos.
Babis and his ancestors acreage aggregate a angishore could want.
Once you're done with your amiable Greek breakfast, logging on to the chargeless Internet, aggravating out all the assorted beers and wines and sleeping it all off by the chargeless pond basin or sun loungers, you can hop on a baiter and booty a ride over to its own sub-island of Telendos for one of the best amazing sunsets in the Med.
Babis Bar, Myrties Square, Myrties, Kalymnos, Greece
4. Ponta dos Ganchos (Brazil)
Ponta dos Ganchos: Beyoncé not included. Usually.
Brazil's best absolute resort, Ponta dos Ganchos appearance a adorable bank bar with abundant views, daybeds and signature affair like The Hook -- cachaca attenuated with physalis bake-apple and sugar.
Located on a clandestine peninsula on Brazil's Emerald coast, this is breadth the bounded aristocratic -- and adopted guests like Beyoncé -- arise to get abroad from it all.
Ponta dos Ganchos, Rua Eupídio Alves do Nascimento, 104, Governador Celso Ramos SC, Brazil
3. Ambush Hut (Cook Islands)
Hammocks, sunsets, barbecues, abutting bake-apple breakfasts, actuality sing-a-longs and a appropriate "magic" cocktail that's served in a recycled jam jar --- Ambush Hut is the bar you dream of owning aback you retire.
On Arorangi bank on the west bank of Rarotonga, the barbecues are a admired with travelers, not atomic because of the banal jokes and almost believable tales spun by and about amiable buyer Jim.
On Sundays afterwards an omelet breakfast barter can accompany a cruise to the bounded abbey to accept to the locals singing actuality in acceptable bright muumuus and alloyed hats.
Or you can break at the bar, beat in the hammocks and accumulate an eye out for whales (depending on the season).
Shipwreck Hut, Aroa Beachside Inn, Arorangi, Rarotonga, Cook Islands
2. Baba Nest (Phuket, Thailand)
This admirable rooftop breadth on the accomplished acme of the southeastern peninsula enjoys 360-degree angle beyond Phuket, the surrounding islands and Andaman Sea.
A accouter broadcast with beanbags and low tables is amidst by an beyond basin that gives bathers the apparition of actuality afloat amid sea and sky.
Tranquil advance and ablaze Japanese bites accent the action, and signature affair accommodate a lemongrass and vodka sri-jito and a lychee martini, as able-bodied as sake-based concoctions.
Below deck, ocean-front restrooms accessible to the elements are apprenticed to become a talking point.
Baba Nest, 88 Moo 8 Sakdidej Road, Tambon Vichit, Amphur Muang, Phuket, Thailand
1. Dune Preserve Bank Bar (Anguilla, B.W.I.)
Dune Preserve Bank Bar: acceptable bank confined accomplish you anticipate of retiring. Abundant ones accomplish you absolutely do it.
Pieced calm from driftwood, ashore antagonism boats and seashells and endemic by a gray-bearded, grizzly reggae singer, the Dune Preserve Bank Bar is the affectionate of abode you dream of advertent on your aboriginal cruise to the Caribbean.
And already you have, you dream of blockage there forever, to bacchanal in your addiction to reggae advance and decrepit ribs, and to altercate politics, aesthetics and the capacity for the absolute rum bite with Bankie, the owner, who can generally be begin at the bar.
It counts ex-presidents, aloft pirates and Wall Street bigwigs amid its fans, but don't let them abstract you from the absolute acumen this abode is the best bank bar in the apple -- the amazingly amiable Bankie Banx and his cohort, who assume to allocution in agreeable lyrics and will advise you not aloof how to body a boat, but how to body a affairs few would about-face down.
It's a daytime abode accessible 11 a.m. till sunset.
The Dune Preserve, The Valley, Anguilla, BWI, Anguilla B.W.I
Originally appear in March 2012, adapted June 7, 2013.