When you think of Marbella you can’t help but imagine clear blue skies filled with wall-to-wall sunshine, wild nights out filled with glamorous people and the ultimate glitz and glamour destination.
As a hen party destination for a party of eight girlfriends, there wasn’t much sightseeing and culture on the cards, (that wouldn’t be true hen party style would it now) and the intention was to let loose and party hard! It’s safe to say that Marbella is the perfect place for this, with a great selection of beach clubs, top quality restaurants, party bars and spectacular open air nightclubs.
With only four days on Spain’s Costa del Sol, we made the most of all Marbs had to offer.
What a way to spend a day!
Hailed as one of Europe's largest beach-side venues, the Ocean Club is a mixture of chilled out vibes and glamorous daytime partying. Tucked away off the beach in the heart of Puerto Banús you cannot ask for a better location, as you enter by the somewhat discrete entrance you are instantly taken aback by the scale of the saltwater pool centrepiece surrounded by oversized sun loungers.
Our day started with what can only be described as a catwalk of well-dressed guys and girls, dressed to impressed and ready for every photo opportunity.
There is no doubt that this place oozes luxury but also makes you feel right at home at the same time. It’s well worth a visit if only to spend the day people watching!
Certainly not the most glamorous of venues but one where you will be dancing all night long.
Linekers seems to be something of a landmark in Puerto Banús; by day it is a sports bar, by night a club with a dance floor that is never, ever empty. It’s a typically classic small town hotspot where everyone comes out to party, and with reasonably priced drinks (yes it is possible in Marbs), dancefloor hits and cheesy classics it makes for a great night out. As a first timer to Marbella, I’m glad we gave this place a go.
Situated overlooking the marina walls with a view out towards the ocean there is no better setting to start your evening. With a glass of sangria in hand, a refreshing breeze taking the heat away and the sun slowly setting this place has a magical and tranquil feel about it. The incredible scenery made a perfect backdrop for a lot of photographs.
The food did not disappoint either, with a fantastic selection of locally caught fish we were spoilt with succulent tuna and sea bream that silenced the table within seconds of arriving. This was followed by after dinner cocktails that soon led to several rounds of shots, all encouraged by the very handsome waiter.
Whether it’s a group of girls or a romantic dinner for two this restaurant is a must when visiting Marbella.
For our last night in Marbella, it was only fair that we went out with a bang. Having pre-booked tickets to one of the hottest night clubs in the area on the basis that it was open the latest (until 7am) we were all up for a fun filled night.
On entering the club via a long flight of stairs you are hit by the all-white décor and the contrast of the white drapes against the dark night’s sky, all adding to the splendour and opulence as you move from inside and uncover the open-air club.
With a mix of current tunes and old school remixes, the dance floor was filled all night long, and the open air was certainly much appreciated as the dancing began.
Our stay in the beautiful area of Marbella was made that little bit more glamorous by the stunning villa we stayed in for the four days. Set at the foot of the hills rising above Marbella it made for a place of tranquillity away from the buzz of the town centre.
A weekend filled with friends, fun and a whole lot of laughter, Marbella is a place that is worth a visit whatever the reason.