The best beach clubs in Marbella
Marbella. The place where boutique hotels and outrageously fancy yachts meet quaint plazas,
windy streets and white-washed buildings; typical to this region of Spain. Renown for its glorious
Mediterranean weather, tourists flock to this part of the southern Spanish coast during the
spring and summer months to hit the beach, bask in the sunshine, and taste freshly caught fish,
cooked by means of the traditional ‘espeto’, on the beach. Naturally, pairing any meal with an
ice cold ‘caña’, which is the Spanish word for a half pint of beer, or a refreshing glass of
Perfectly poised on the Costa del Sol, which literally means ‘Coast of the Sun’, Marbella makes
a divine spot for beach clubs, with its gorgeous sandy beaches, cerulean sea and the nearby
mountain, called ‘La Concha’, creating a beautifully bold backdrop.
The coast has seen a number of beach clubs pop up over recent years, and Marbella has
become renown for its extravagant beach club and champagne parties, drawing in all sorts of
celebrities and socialites to its idyllic beach-side pools. I mean, who could resist sipping an ice
cold Hendricks on the water’s edge, as Hawaiian Tropic wafts through the warm, ocean air and
house music ripples over the turquoise pool? Sounds like a good version of paradise to us.
Different beach clubs in Marbella have different things to offer – some simple, some
sophisticated, some with a serene ambience, and some more party-centered. We have put
together a list below of our favourite beach clubs in Marbella, where the location, service, food
and drink, we consider to be top-notch.
First of all, we can’t not mention the infamous Nikki Beach Club – well known for its champagne
spray parties, tropical gardens and deluxe, white sunloungers topped with luxuriously soft white
towels. People can be found lounging the day away here, sipping vintage champagnes and
dining in the open air restaurant on various gastronomic delights, created by chefs from around
the world. It’s fair to say that this very exclusive Marbella beach club never disappoints.
Ocean Club Marbella provides a very stylish beach club spot, right next to Puerto Banús. Also a
Marbella beach club famous for champagne spray parties, it has become one of Spain’s
favourites for both relaxing and partying, where the daytimes see people lapping up the chilled
atmosphere, enjoying massages, shisha and cocktails around its beautiful saltwater pool. The
evenings are for some pretty lively and glamourous parties where you’ll find live music, dancers,
and DJs getting the party going.
For a slightly higher end affair and a sophisticated crowd, La Plage Casanis is the spot.
Whether your’re just stopping by for lunch – and we definitely recommend the salted sea bass –
or spending the day on one of their beachside loungers overlooking the Mediterrean waves, its
beautiful beach club location, paired with a fantastic wine list, is the perfect place to relax.
When it comes to summer beach club parties, Opium Beach Club Marbella knows how to
deliver. Its huge decking area and swimming pool is frequently the venue for performances and
big name DJs, with sunloungers scattered about the pool for you to bask on and soak in the
buzzing atmosphere. Think music, think lights, think champagne and cocktails… think Opium
Last, but by no means the least, is Plaza Beach Club, Puerto Banús. People visiting are usually
found bubbling in one of their jacuzzis set into the decking, and sipping on some Belvedere or a
jug of their tasty classic sangria, of course. If that sun beating down gets a little too warm, you
also have the option of cooling off in the sea, which is just a few steps away. The lunch menu is
simple but delicious, although you can end up paying port prices with it being so closeby. The
weekends make way for lively parties and events, hosting DJs from across the world for you to
party the day away to, before perhaps heading to some of the nearby bars that skirt the edges
of the port.