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Nikki Beach, Saint Jean

St. Barths, Caribbean: in the sandy beach towel for a curtain-draped beachside bed at Nikki Beach on St.
Plage de St. Jean
Saint Jean , St. Barths
Tel: 590 590 27 64 64's insider take:

It's easy to dismiss the Nikki Beach clubs. Yes, they have a Hard Rock Cafe–like presence with locations in practically every world party capitol (Miami, Marbella, Marrakesh, St. Tropez), but there's really no better place to spend Sunday afternoon on St. Barths. The location directly on the sands of St. Jean beach attracts a fair share of 40-somethings from the yachts parked out front, who mix with the sexy young things and even some families. The ritual is to order a magnum of rosé and maybe some nibbles to keep you nourished while spending the day popping in and out of the water and dancing on the sand to the thumping beats of the live DJ. (Even if you stay seated at your table, rest assured that your neighbors are probably dancing on theirs.) Casa Nikki, their supper club in Gustavia, tries to deliver a nightclub version of this scene, but it's nowhere near as fun.—Cathay Che

Open daily 11 am to midnight.

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