8 of the best bars in the Mediterranean to visit by superyacht

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The Bar and Beach Rouge

LUX* Bodrum, Turkey

There's nothing like watching a Mediterranean sunset with a cocktail (or mocktail) in hand, soft music in the background and a private table with your nearest and dearest. Get the inside scoop on where to head for a perfect tipple.

1. The Bar and Beach Rouge, LUX* Bodrum, Turkey

Head to The Bar, a sophisticated drinking spot decked out in sleek grey stone and Scandinavian style furnishings, for a glass of your preferred beverage. You can play it safe and opt for a crisp glass of the exclusively branded rosé or go rogue and try a fiery Japanese single malt whisky or Sake. Even the non-alcohol cocktails come with all the trimmings, origami-shaped fruit garnishes and expert flavour combinations, courtesy of the in-house mixologists.

For a more energetic experience, head down to the water's edge to Beach Rouge for extravagant cocktails, a private cove setting, top notch DJs and an exhilarating beach club vibe.

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OD Sky Bar

With views out over superyacht hotspot Puerto Portals in Mallorca, the OD Sky Bar at the OD Port Portals hotel is the ideal spot for enjoying a little time on shore just minutes from your yacht. Located on the hotel's expansive eighth floor roof terrace, share a jug of sangria or choose from a whole host of signature house cocktails as you watch the sunset. Alternatively, take possession of the whole bar for an unforgettable private dinner or party. Open from June to September, the OD Sky Bar also plays host to the pop-up OnTop restaurant so if you're feeling peckish take a seat and enjoy exquisite Asian fusion cuisine created using the best produce from Mallorca's local markets. Dishes include ceviche with soft and crunchy corn, green apple air and ginger and grilled octopus with salmorejo tomatoes - certainly worth giving your chef the night off for.

How to visit by luxury yacht: Located just minutes from Puerto Portals marina, which offers berths for yachts up to 60 metres, it couldn't be simpler to visit OD Sky Bar by yacht. Book your berth early though - the bay is a hugely popular spot for yachties during high season.

Image courtesy of OD Hotels

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The Champagne Room, Marbella Club Hotel

Marbella, Spain

A respite on the southern coast of Spain inevitably calls for a glass of bubbly at the historic Champagne Room at the Marbella Club Hotel. Boasting the best selection of Champagnes in Andalusia and brimming with 1920's Art Deco charm, listen to gentle piano and sultry lounge singers while quaffing a glass of the finest Champagne or an expertly made cocktail.

The Marbella Club was a social hub throughout the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s for socialites and celebrities alike. Brigitte Bardot, Audrey Hepburn, Julio Iglesias and a vast number of aristocrats frequented the hotel's exclusive and famous parties.

How to visit by luxury yacht: Moor up at nearby Puerto Banús, which has berths for yachts up to 50 metres, before having your chauffeur drive you to the Marbella Club. Although the microclimate in Marbella ensures sunshine for approximately 325 days a year, the best months to visit are from June to September — perfect for anyone on a yacht charter around Spain's sunny coast or on a private superyacht heading towards Gibraltar.

Picture courtesy of the Marbella Club Hotel

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Nammos, Psarou Beach

Greece

Considered to be one of the best bars in the Greek Islands Nammos Restaurant is the perfect place to enjoy a fresh Mediterranean lunch and then relax into the evening where the vibe turns from lounge to nightclub.

“Start the way you mean to go on with a late lunch, certainly not before 3pm,” recommends Boat International’s columnist Jordana Reuben Yechiel. “Wine is as compulsory as dancing on the tables. Lunch here finishes at 6pm – if you did it right.”

How to visit by luxury yacht: Early summer, especially July, is considered to be the best time to visit Mykonos before the meltemi gets going. Mykonos is an essential stop off if you are spending a week discovering the Cyclades islands by luxury yacht.

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Sass Café

Monaco

A favourite hang out with celebrities including Farrah Fawcett, Naomi Campbell, Michael Douglas, Will Smith, Penélope Cruz, Jay Z and Beyoncé, Sass Café stands out as one of the best bars in Monaco. The restaurant also famously hosted Bono’s 48th birthday party, where Brad Pitt, Monaco's Prince Albert II and The Edge were all on the guest list. Don’t let its slightly plain exterior deceive you, once inside its luxurious interior, well-stocked bar and great music are bound to impress. After entertaining the great and good of Monaco for more than 20 years, in 2014 the bar opened a sister restaurant in Dubai.

Visit by luxury yacht: Located at the heart of the yachting capital of the Mediterranean a visit to Sass Café is easy whether on a private yacht or enjoying a luxury yacht charter in Monaco. If you want the night to carry on longer then you can always head on to the legendary Jimmy'z nightclub.

Picture courtesy of Sass Cafe/Facebook.com

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Q Lounge

Göcek, Turkey

Despite only opening last summer Q Lounge has quickly gained a reputation as one of the best bars to visit by superyacht in the Mediterranean. Located in the yachting hotspot of Göcek Q Lounge was designed by the same architects at Zuma and offers stunning views across the bay. The perfect place for a sundowner the bar also offers contemporary Japanese cuisine. Alternatively head to Q Lounge over the weekend and let local and international DJs keep you dancing until the early hours of the morning.

The Q Lounge is just one reason why you should consider visiting Turkey’s Turquoise coast this summer.

Visit by luxury yacht: The pretty town has no shortage of marinas and D-Marin Göcek, which can accommodate yachts up to 70 metres is just a short walk away. Alternatively anchor out and simply tender into the jetty just below Q Lounge. If you are interested in visiting don’t miss our guide to a week exploring the Turquoise coast by superyacht.

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Experimental Beach

Ibiza

The Balearics are famously one of the best party destinations in the Mediterranean and there is no shortage of great beach bars to enjoy. Arguably the best is Experimental Beach in Ibiza which offers the perfect combination of chic white sunpads, an extensive cocktail list and chilled out summer tunes. After dark the DJ cranks up the tunes and you can dance the rest of the night away.

How to visit by luxury yacht: Based on Las Salinas beach, on the south of the island, visiting couldn’t be easier. Simply drop anchor in front of the beach and tender in.

Picture courtesy of  Experimental/Ana Lui/Facebook

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Hotel Cala Di Volpe

Sardinia

Overlooking the stunning Costa Smeralda, Hotel Cala Di Volpe is a perfect stop off if you to take in breath-taking views of the coastline. Featured in The Spy Who Loved Me the chic hotel is one of the best James Bond locations to visit by superyacht. With five bars to choose from you are bound to find the perfect location for your favourite tipple no matter the time of day. La Cave wine cellar has more than 400 wines for you to taste or alternatively head to Il Pontile Bar to watch the sun set.

How to visit by luxury yacht: Some of the world’s largest yachts are spotted in nearby Porto Cervo every summer. Located next to one of the Mediterranean’s best beaches there are some beautiful anchorages near by but the area can become crowded during high season.

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