The Nation Riviera Beach Club is an exclusive beachfront retreat connected to the five-star The St. Regis Abu Dhabi. It boasts a fabulous view of the Corniche Breakwater and the turquoise bay that it flanks.
Open to hotel guests, members and day guests, the club is reached via a fully air-conditioned walkway tunnel that runs from the hotel’s third floor and underneath the Corniche.
Guests step out into a health and recreation services area that frames a 200-metre stretch of glorious, private-beach. Cabanas and sun loungers overlook the temperature-controlled swimming pool complete with a swim-up bar, an open-air Jacuzzi and the Treasure Island Children’s Club with supervised outdoor and indoor facilities. Nanny services are available on request.
There’s a spacious and naturally lit exercise room – including enviable Corniche-front views – with the very latest gym equipment, a dry sauna and steam rooms.
Beach activities include volleyball, football and rugby, while kids can join in on tug-of-war, table tennis, Frisbee and boccia ball. Other active recreational options include a three-kilometre Corniche run, a one-kilometre sea swim, boot camps, functional training, CrossFit, combat and indoor or beach-circuit training.
At the club’s watersports centre, guests can kayak, sail, paddleboard or head out to sea for a spot of fishing. The centre also organises speed-boat and CraigCat electric-catamaran cruises, and other action-packed activities including wakeboarding, water skiing and kneeboarding.
The club’s Cabana Bar and Grill, with its picturesque terrace overlooking the beach, has an expansive, all-day menu featuring fresh seafood, Peruvian and Mexican-style ceviche, signature Angus burgers, crisp salads, tempting desserts and refreshing drinks.
The club also has event lawns suitable for a range of celebrations and functions, including weddings. Restaurants include Catch, a Lebanese seafood outlet, open at the club’s entrance.
Day pass admissions start from AED 160 for non-members on weekdays and AED 400 on weekends.