June 12, 2009

Proof that the world is just one big spin-off of South Beach: Ocean Drive's Nikki Beach (www.nikkibeach.com), a restaurant-club catering to the (expensively) underdressed and oversexed, is replicating its formula around the globe. With Nikki boîtes already ensconced on St. Bart's and Sardinia, and four more openings since 2004—in Cabo San Lucas, Cannes, Atlantic City, and Buzios, Brazil—the club's signature white umbrellas may soon cover the planet. At each outpost, you'll find bamboo lounges around a torchlit pool, an Atkins-friendly menu of sashimi and carpaccio, and a hard-partying clientele for whom Cristal is meant to be sprayed on one's companions, not just imbibed.
—PETER JON LINDBERG

Nikki Beach, Cabo San Lucas

Located at the Me Cabo Hotel on Medano Beach, this trendy poolside club is part of an international chain with seven locations, including Miami Beach and Marrakesh, Morocco. At the Cabo branch, white teepees and daybeds surround the pool, which also includes a swim-up bar, a waterfall, and views of the Pacific Ocean and Sea of Cortés. In the adjacent open-air dining room, which is set beneath a white canopy facing the water, the menu emphasizes fresh seafood, such as sushi and lobster tacos. DJ's spin house, dance, and electronic music throughout the day.

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