In its summer issue US women’s magazine Marie Claire has declared Dubrovnik’s Banje beach to be the third most beautiful beach in the world. Ahead of it are only Dreamland beach on Bali’s Bukit peninsula and Anse Victorin beach on the Seychelles.This exceptional recognition in the category of the ten most beautiful beaches in the world comes thanks not only to the beach’s exceptional attractiveness, but also to all-night parties organised there. The article points out that Banje offers the best view on the Mediterranean – it looks directly at Croatia’s most beautiful tourist pearl – the old town core of Dubrovnik. There really is a stunning view that shoots out from Banje on to the well-known walls of Dubrovnik, especially since photos taken from Banje beach are probably the best-known panoramic pictures of Dubrovnik that go out to the world.
Besides this recognition, Banje beach and the East West Club located on it this year made the annual “Beach Clubs” publication’s prestigious top forty clubs in the world list.
The East West Club offers an excellent offer of cuisine and many diverse programs – music, entertainment, night and daytime events... And while during the day it functions like a typical beach with an offer of deck chairs and baldachins whose deck chairs, veiled by curtains, offer comfort for two, at night the East West Club becomes a place for a real afterhours outing. This year the co-owners of the club have fitted the lower part of the exterior with exotic leather coverings and numerous pillows, and the good vibrations will again this year be accompanied in the late hours by two attractive female dancers.
The list of world famous celebrities who have sipped their cocktails on Banje is long, the nephew of the Swedish king, soccer player Rio Ferdinand, actress Tara Reid, Swedish top-model Carolin, pop star Ulf Ekberg from the famed band Ace of Base and many other stars have enjoyed themselves on the beach.