May 11, 2018
The Riviera is a one of Beirut’s most desirable hotels, superbly situated on the brilliant blue waters of the Mediterranean. It is also the home of The Island, a glamorous outdoor lounge where an international crowd dances under the stars. With its own mooring in the marina, this floating club is a highly stylish enterprise, a gleaming white space fringed by palms and canopied by sky. The city’s pretty people dangle their martini glasses from their manicured hands and groove to tried and tested tunes, perhaps pausing to nibble on well prepared, if steeply priced, fusion food. The club’s al fresco nature means that it’s strictly seasonal and it’s only open from May until October.