The shimmering dreamy world of white and blue where beach club, cloudless skies and the Mediterranean Sea meet is open. Sabi Phagura found out by joining the party at Ocean Club Marbella as it officially launched its summer 2016
As summer fast approaches, our attentions inevitably turn to sun, sand and lots of partying. In fact, beach clubs across the world have been busy beavering away for months to make this summer hotter than the last, as one by one, they launch their annual opening parties.
And at the forefront is Ocean Club Marbella, leaving no stone unturned in 2016 to make their mark on the beach club scene at the internationally renowned place-to-be that is Puerto Banus, Marbella.
Founded eight years ago, Ocean Club is synonymous with its elite clientele. It’s no wonder the club has been ranked as one of the largest consumers of Hennessey and Moet & Chandon champagne in the global hospitality sector. But the brand, which goes hand-in-hand with sumptuous yachts and supercars, still has that air of being glamorous without the over-the-top fuss. And the moment that the resident DJ blasts out beats, the mood is further pushed into chill out mode.
Location is almost always key, and this is none truer than at this 9,000 square metre outdoor party venue. Close to Marbella’s famous marina, you’re just a short stroll away from designer boutiques, restaurants, cafes and nightclubs. Yet despite the buzz on its doorstep, Ocean Club envelopes you in a private and beautiful section of the beach with dreamy vistas across the Mediterranean Sea.
Daytimes are easy-going with beachgoers relaxing and making the most of their downtime by lounging around on white over-sized beds. The super lazy (and why not, you are on holiday after all) can order waiter service from the comfort of their surroundings namely a massive pool as well as a huge saltwater one. But if you can pull yourself from your reclining position, head to the bar where mixologists will have you jaw-dropped as they create unique cocktails with a cheeky swagger. Thousands of cocktails are sold here annually which are uniquely created while signature drinks are concocted from specially selected premium ingredients. For those in need of personal pampering, there is a private salon and spa available for massages and beauty treatments.
Food and drink are one of the most pleasurable parts of a holiday and you’ll be in good hands here. The menu options are so varied that you’ll be hard pressed to choose. The health conscious can get their fill of amazing colourful salads and sushi while guests with bigger appetites can go all-out with pizzas and burgers. And it goes without saying they can all be washed down with an equally long list of beverages.
As the sun goes down the music goes up, and this relaxing hub gradually turns into a party atmosphere. The buzz is quite infectious and it’s hard not to toe-tap to the beats. Throughout the summer, you can expect themed parties where live music, dancers, entertainers and various other incredibly beautiful people work up a sweat to make it an experience for you to remember.
Ocean Club Marbella – Where and how
Ocean Club Marbella is located at Avda. Lola Flores s/n, 29660 Nueva Andalucia, Marbella, Spain.
Marbella, Spain: Ocean Club closing party is taking place on 24 September 2016. Tickets are now available from €200 (approx. £150), including a premium open bar and luxury canapes throughout the evening (www.oceanclub.es). Monarch is offering four nights at the Melia Marbella Banus – located on the famous Golden Mile in Puerto Banus and just moments from Ocean Club Marbella – over the weekend of the Closing Party on a B&B basis from £455 per person, based on two adults sharing and including return flights from London Gatwick to Malaga on 24 September 2016. www.monarch.co.uk/holidays
By Sabi Phagura