When it comes to beachclubs, the region’s southern tip, Salento, is just A MA Z I N G. Think a mixture of Ibiza, Mykonos and any paradise Caribbean beach, dress it in a fresh Italian style, fuel it with good dinks, delicious local bites and fine jazzy grooves…and your Mediterranean experience is just there. Watch out prices tohugh, they might turn not that cheap in high season.
Five amazing beach-clubs from Lecce to the Cape of Leuca
Lido Marinelli, San Gregorio
This place set on a giant wooden platform on the rocks has taken the beach-club concept to the next level: the harmonious mix of clean blue sea, good design, proper food and excellent service makes a beach day at Marinelli a unique Salento experience
One of the last unpretentious, old school beach clubs remaining in the area, Cotriero in the outskirts of Gallipoli is nice and easy going. Fine white sand, turquoise water, quality music from quality dj’s, and a honest menu of panini, salads and seafood bites for they finally won’t rip you off – unlike most of their competitors in Puglia. Best Choice for a perfect beach day
Mora Mora, San Foca
Awesome beach club only 15 minutes from both Lecce and Otranto, it is well protected from the northern wind that often blows on these shores wave-less. Thuse expect a large sandy bay with no waves and crystaline water, where to have moments of quality relax with professional service and good music. The restaurant is excellent
Gallipoli’s Punta Della Suina is considered as one of Italy’s most beautiful beach spots, with the uber glamour G-Beach offering a high end “spiaggia” experience in a magical location. Sunbeds and umbrellas are gently spread on a multi-level wooden deck and a super-white sand beach. Popular among a trendy and openly gay friendly clientele, here you will find a hip, very tan crowd enjoying this wild piece of paradise while eventually sipping a cold Clicot.
Beija Flor, S.ta Caterina
This contemporary beach club has brought the retro-and-a-bit-boring town of Santa Caterina (nearby the Porto Selvaggio Natural Park) a fresh wave of low-key glamour with its casual-chic style. Way down the town’s lungomare, the large, multi-level wooden platform is spacious and designed with good taste with Dj’s playing good ambient music all day long. The lucky can reserve one of the two private areas inside a small grotto, pure bliss…