Red7 , August 21, 2013
Marbella’s the perfect place for a hen weekend, fusing golden sands and blue seas with some of the best bars on the Costa del Sol. An essential experience whilst in Marbella is a day and night spent in one of the many luxury beach clubs, topping up your tans in style and partying. We’ve picked out some of our favourite beach clubs to enjoy an ice cold cocktail in the gorgeous sunshine.
It may have changed name, but Sala Beach has years of experience in creating the perfect party atmosphere. Relax by the circular pool and enjoy a healthy shake or smoothie: the ideal hangover cure so you can be ready to get back on the cocktails. There are even fully qualified massage therapists to give you the perfect hen experience whilst soaking up the sun. Under its previous guise as Buddha Beach, they built up a beachside paradise where you can cool off in the day and heat things up after dark. Sala was voted as the number one beach party in the world, and has seen celebs such as Callum Best, Tito Jackson and James Hewitt checking out the vibe.
There are many chiringuitos in Marbella to choose from, but Bikini Beach has become home for visitors to the Playa de La Rada. Choose from either a single or a double sunbed, and sit back and chill with a refreshing daiquiri. Bikini Beach has some of the beach’s best food: a tourist-friendly blend of pastas, burgers and snacks for the more adventurous palate, all at purse-friendly prices.
One of the best bars to head to in the day, Heaven Beach attracts both families and groups of holidaymakers who love its chilled out vibe. The tropical island feel of the bar and terrace make this a great place for a relaxing day enjoying the sun. Heaven Beach is indeed heavenly: with views of the mountain range across the sea, and even views out to Africa on clear days. But it’s not all sunbeds and sangria: you can cool off in one of the daytime foam parties, or take inspiration from the windsurfers and take to the sea!
Marbella’s multitude of beach bars are a great place for a shindig in the sun, but for those with a more eclectic music taste, Sonoro Beach will appeal. With a playlist of reggae, rock and funk, the mellow music sets this place apart from the club hits playing along the beaches. The hippy-like ambience is best felt in its boho style seating area of brightly coloured throws and cushions. It’s not as well known as some of the other beach clubs, so this makes it a great place to go with your hens, making the most of the sunshine in the peace and quiet. Well, until you get started on the cocktails!
Elvira’s most exclusive beach club has seen famous faces such as Prince Albert of Monaco, Joaquin Cortes, and Ashley and Cheryl Cole (in their better days…) Both day and night, the most boisterous and beautiful sun worshippers make the most of the towering palm trees to retreat from the glare of the sun, not to mention the glares of those who just don’t know how to have a party! Nikki Beach epitomises Marbella’s beach clubs: its amazing events schedule means that there are so many things to do you won’t want to visit anywhere else! Themed nights include a jazz and champagne celebration; parties dedicated to their signature mojitos; full moon parties; nightly sunset BBQs; and their world famous Amazing Sundays. And if you time your hen night right, their exclusive Privé nights give you a VIP experience, and promise for a truly debaucherous night.
For more information on Marbella hen weekends and it’s beautiful beach clubs, visit www.redsevenleisure.co.uk/henweekends/marbella