All you need to know about Anjuna Beach
By Kelly Cronin
Anjuna Beach is a seasonal restaurant and bar in Èze-Bord de Mer on the French Riviera, just between Nice and Monaco. The beach bar was started in 2000 with inspiration coming from the shores of the tropical Indian Ocean. With its iconic turquoise blue umbrellas, sun-beds, tables and chairs, it is easy to spot Anjuna from a yacht in the bay. Anjuna is most famous for its epic Grand Prix parties, especially the after party on Monday following the Grand Prix. Always a popular spot, Anjuna hosts celebrities from all over the world, including attendance from Prince Albert of Monaco, George Clooney, Bono, Kit Harrington, Kris Jenner, Bill Gates, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and more. Let’s take a look at what makes Anjuna such a hot spot for the Riviera.
The first thing to note about Anjuna is that the location is sublime. Although the venue seems private and distant from reality, it is very convenient to get to. People often pull up via yacht in the bay before coming ashore to spend the day at the restaurant. Others are a quick drive from Monaco or Nice with luxury limousine service provided by THE DRIVER. Far beyond convenience, the scenic views at Anjuna are out of this world. Perched just next to the crystal blue water, customers can enjoy taking a dip in the sea or using some of the complimentary floats to drift away for the afternoon. Alternate between sun bathing, swimming, drinking, eating and dancing with absolute ease. Plus the backdrop is an epic photo-op.
Anjuna offers an upscale menu featuring mediterranean cuisine made with local, fresh ingredients. Although the atmosphere has a tropical, destination vibe, the menu gives you the local flavors of the French Mediterranean. Try the fresh mozzarella to start, followed by their tender steak accompanied with delicious or one of their local seafood dishes and of course finish with a traditional dessert such as the Tarte Tropezienne. Drinks are also impressive, with a wide range of cocktails from mojito’s to margaritas. Of course, the wine list is extensive, but I would recommend sticking to Rosé, the wine of the Provence region with local flavors that compliment the Mediterranean menu.
One thing you can count on at Anjuna is that you will always have fun! On bright, sunny weekends, the bar can be crowded with people enjoying the live music or DJ’s, drinking and dancing on the tables. At Anjuna, the atmosphere is laid back with a gorgeous place to let your hair down and have some fun. The staff are both welcoming and attentive, giving you excellent service and making you feel totally comfortable and at-ease. Customers come together to spend an awesome day enjoying vacation or taking a quick break from the work week to relax and enjoy this beautiful location.