As a kid, I used to love going to the beach on Key Biscayne in Miami. The concession stand had the best sno-cones in town, and the long, paved path along the edge of the beach was the perfect place to ride my bicycle.
Sometimes my dad would rent a public cabana for the day, where we could change into our bathing suits, sit in the shade to escape the sun, or draw the curtains to take a nap - away from the crowds on the beach.
The concept (and benefits) of a cabana has finally made its way into the world of yachting, as more and more of the world's largest yachts now feature "Beach Clubs" - small, private decks that fold out or pop open when the yacht is at anchor.
Located along the sides or aft areas of many new yachts, these beach clubs offer quiet spaces where charter guests can relax, away from the main entertainment spaces of the yacht. Most feature large oversized chairs, couches, and massage tables, as well as entertainment options such as flat panel televisions and stereos linked to the yacht's central entertainment system.
Some of the winter Caribbean yacht charter vessels featuring beach clubs include motor yacht SYCARA V, motor yacht IMAGINE, and motor yacht HARBOUR ISLAND.
In an ever-hectic world, expect to see more and more yachts adding private areas for personal retreat and relaxation onboard.