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Gearing up for summer

Nikki Beach MarbellaStep off the plane at Málaga airport this time of year and you’re instantly greeted by the warm Mediterranean breeze that creates a sense of anticipation. Now is a great time of year to be in Marbella - the sun is out, beach clubs are opening, and everyone is in the mood for some summer fun! Dotted along Marbella’s coastline you will find some of the finest beach clubs in Europe, each with its own special qualities. Used for everything from business and social meetings to dining and partying, some become more like a second home to those who live in these parts.VillaMarbellaNow The luxurious beach club is well ingrained in the Marbella lifestyle, dating back to the 1970s, when a number of exclusive venues were built for royalty and the jet set so they could relax in an elegant and private environment away from prying eyes. Nowadays, the beach clubs represent everything luxurious and glamorous about Marbella, and are the best place to be if you want to celebrate summer in style. The trendy beach parties hosted by the clubs around this time of year unofficially herald the beginning of the summer season, a period of long sunny days and warm, sultry nights. Themed along colour dress codes that see guests and décor alike draped in cool tones of white, gold or pink, the parties feature live entertainment, artists, DJs, fashion shows and gourmet snacks amid a coming and going of beautiful people, international celebrities and the cream of fashion brands and luxury cars. VillaMarbellaNow Here are some of the top beach clubs in the area: Nikki Beach – This world famous beach club is a firm favourite with celebrities and VIPs. Spectacular day and evening events are held here daily throughout the summer, although Sundays are usually the most popular moment to visit Nikki Beach. The soft opening party will be held on the 25th April this year and Nikki Beach is also celebrating its 10th anniversary, so it is set to be massive! Ocean Club – Famous for its extravagant champagne spray parties, this beach club is another celebrity haunt. The restaurant serves a tempting menu of classical French, Asian and Mediterranean dishes, making it perfect for lunch and cocktails in the sun with friends. Make sure you book ahead at Ocean Club to avoid disappointment, so check out the website for dates of the iconic Ocean Club Champagne Spray parties. Trocadero Arena – This club is considered to have one of the best beaches in Marbella, perfect for a day of pure relaxation, with fantastic events being held all year round. You can expect attentive service from the minute you arrive and Trocadero’s restaurant is known for high quality cuisine and delicious cocktails! It’s also a great venue for large groups and parties.Villa Marbella Now When visiting any of these beach clubs you can guarantee it will be no ordinary day at the seaside. Most websites feature virtual tours round the beach clubs, so you can have a sneak preview before you go!