If one thing defines Marbella, it is luxury, fiesta and fun. Hence, in this post, we list Marbella’s best-known beach clubs, which are the finest example of these attributes, bringing together leisure, relaxation, opulence and gastronomy in one place.
Those wanting to enjoy a unique experience visiting the best of Marbella’s beach clubs will be able to hire a car in the airport so they can enjoy freedom when it comes to travelling around some of the top venues of the Marbella coastline.
Best beach clubs in Marbella
For years, Marbella’s beach clubs have been a hallmark of this city internationally, receiving holidaymakers all year round to enjoy ‘la dolce vita’ of Marbella. Some of the most famous have made a name for themselves over time, becoming an example of Marbella’s nightlife.
If there is a benchmark in terms of a beach club in Marbella, Ocean Club has to be it. With more than 9000 square metres, this club combines glamour, style and opulence to offer visitors a memorable experience. Ocean Club is the finest example of parties in Puerto Banús, with a private beach area and sea water swimming pool surrounded by Balinese beds and sea views.
Visitors that immerse themselves in the Ocean Club experience find an exclusive atmosphere where they can start the day sunbathing on a Balinese bed while enjoying a cocktail and the best chill out music offered by popular DJs, an atmosphere that evolves to become a party with live music, exuberant dancers and the best entertainment.
However, this beach club also offers options for the customer to relax, with a massage service and restaurant with healthy and tasty options which are a central concept in the summer. Ocean Club features some of the most famous events of the summer, with enormous parties such as the Opening Party and the Champagne Party.
Naô Pool Club
In an environment surrounded by vegetation, Naô Pool Club offers a chill out atmosphere during the day, with Balinese beds, live music and pool inflatables to get the best photos, while at night it transforms to offer the most exclusive parties in Marbella. Each day, Nâo holds themed parties where style and luxury are the general trend.
This beach club in Marbella also has a restaurant where sushi is the star dish, although it also offers other types of dishes like ceviche, tartare, salads and vegan options. All paired with a wide range of wines and exclusive cocktails to offer the most comprehensive experience.
Opium Beach Club
Famous for its daytime parties and evening spectacular concerts, Opium Beach Club, formerly Buddha Beach, is an international leader in summer leisure. With exclusive bookings, DJs and entertainment, Opium offers customers an extensive cocktail menu, shishas to share and a massage service.
This beach club also features a modern Mediterranean style restaurant with an eclectic atmosphere where you can try tasty dishes on its terrace or by the pool, enjoying the sea breeze. On its menu, you can find international dishes combined with Mediterranean flavours and local produce to offer an authentic culinary experience.
Beach clubs in Marbella’s hotels
To enjoy the most comprehensive experience at Marbella’s best beach clubs, there are many options that also have accommodation for their customers, immersing themselves in the Marbella atmosphere from the beginning to the end of their holiday.
This adult-only hotel is one of Marbella’s best. Situated next to the seafront promenade and just a few minutes’ walk from the city’s historic quarter, Amàre Beach Hotel is the best option for a luxury holiday. With more than 200 rooms equipped with all of the comforts, design and leading technology, this hotel also boasts an exclusive beach club.
At Amàre Beach visitors will find a Mediterranean style club, where its wooden walkways will lead them to comfortable sun loungers on the sand, situated in an area of beach which is exclusive to its customers. There, they will have a button to call for service, being able to order anything from drinks to a massage. This club features live music and shows every afternoon, as well as incredible parties when the evening comes.
La Cabane is one of the top beach clubs in Marbella and the world. This club belongs to Los Monteros Spa & Golf hotel, one of Marbella’s first Luxury 5-star hotels founded in 1962. This venue has seen the likes of the King Emeritus of Spain, Michael Jackson, Lola Flores and Camilo José Cela come to stay, being a leading resort on an international level.
This hotel is ideal for travellers looking to switch off and relax, featuring a spa with thermal circuits and all types of health treatments. In addition, they work with specialists in respiratory, muscular, bone or dermatological conditions. In its beach club, customers will be able to switch off in a relaxed atmosphere, enjoying one of the Balinese beds with sea views and a personalised service.
Beach clubs in Marbella to enjoy a bite to eat
Although most of Marbella’s beach clubs offer food and cocktail services, many tourists come to this city looking for a privileged seaside location where they can try high quality dishes in an exclusive atmosphere that they can’t find in any other restaurants in Marbella. These are some of the best beach clubs in Marbella with a rich gastronomic offer.
Nikki Beach is one of Marbella’s most famous restaurants and beach clubs. This was the first beach club in Marbella to combine music, fashion, art, entertainment and food in a unique concept. With spectacular views of the Mediterranean, Nikki Beach revolves around a large central swimming pool with VIP beds, a large outdoor restaurant, an octagonal bar in the middle and a large terrace.
This beach club has become an internationally renowned firm, with other clubs in Mallorca, Ibiza, Miami and St Tropez. Its restaurant mainly serves locally sourced fish and seafood, sushi and healthy salads paired with the best wines, cocktails and champagne. Its star dish is the Nikki beach rice with red prawns. Throughout summer, this beach club offers a whole host of daytime events that start at midday and accompany customers all afternoon.
Anchored to the shore, Soleo Marbella transports its customers to an elegant classic ship, with a multitude of mirrors to ensure they don’t lose sight of the sea. This restaurants offers modern cuisine made with local produce, notably fish, fried dishes and rice dishes.
Its specialities include lightly pickled tuna cooked with onions, on a base of farm-house tomato and fried egg (atún encebollado escabechado sobre base de tomate casero y huevo frito), Fried fish from Malaga (fritura malagueña), rice dishes and fideuas noodles. Soleo’s beach club also features luxury sun loungers by the sea, in addition to a wide selection of cavas, wines, cocktails and mixed drinks.
La Sala Banús
An option to enjoy the Marbella nightlife at an affordable price is La Sala Banús restaurant in Puerto Banús. La Sala has a multitude of offers for customers at reasonable prices, with varied menus (vegetarian, kid’s, breakfast, brunch), which enable customers to come at any time, from breakfast to drinks at dawn.
To liven up its extensive food menu, La Sala Banús offers live music shows every day with several showings that start at lunch and continue throughout the afternoon and evening.
Bono Beach is another of Marbella’s beach clubs at an affordable price. This restaurant has a similar look to the typical Andalusian beach bars (chiringuitos) but offers a whole range of live shows and music to make the experience fun for customers. In addition, it boasts an extensive cocktail menu at an average price of 12 euros.
Its specialities include Bon’s salmon tiradito, Bluefin tuna tataki and Cuban style roast pork. On its menu, you can also find sushi, salads and boards to share with meat or fish.
This Polynesian style beach club is situated on Marbella’s seafront promenade. Its menu is known for its cheap prices and revolves around a tropical concept where its picturesque cocktails and grill stand out, with its star dish being the luau ribs (costillar luau).
Mahiki Beach also has sun loungers and beds where you can enjoy the beach with the best drinks. It also organises all types of events, from yoga Fridays to switch off from the week, to detox Mondays to alleviate the excesses from the weekend. During summer, it has live music every weekend.
Beach clubs in Marbella for families
Don Carlos Beach Club
With more than 200,000 metres squared surrounded by vegetation and Mediterranean-inspired luxury, Don Carlos Resort & Spa is one of the most comprehensive hotel complexes in Marbella. This resort boasts sports activities, a vast tropical garden that you can walk through to reach the beach, a trendy beach club on the seafront and a spa where you can switch off and relax.
This hotel is special for people travelling with children, featuring two different clubs so adults can enjoy the peace and quiet of Don Carlos Beach Club while children can enjoy the facilities at the Expedition Junior & Kids Club. At this miniclub, little ones will be able to enjoy all types of leisure activities with specialist instructors.
Marriott’s Marbella Beach Resort
Marriott’s is another of the best-known hotel resorts in Marbella. Situated on Elviria beach, this tourist complex offers holiday apartments for rental, equipped with all of the comforts to ensure guests can enjoy time as a family. The hotel has a spa service, indoor pool and outdoor pool, gym with instructors, kids’ club and a multitude of family activities. In addition, its facilities are home to a wide gastronomic and leisure offer.
Estrella del Mar
Belonging to the Vincci Hotels group, Estrella del Mar is a five-star hotel which has a spa, golf course, gym with a personal trainer service, restaurant and a beach club with an infinity pool by the sea. The beach club has Balinese beds and hammocks where you can enjoy the food and cocktail service while you relax in the sun with the sea in the background.
For guests with children, Estrella del Mar offers a personalised babysitting service so that parents can enjoy everything this comprehensive hotel has to offer, and the evening events that take place each night.
Map of Marbella’s main beach clubs
On this map, you will be able to easily locate all of Marbella’s beach clubs so visitors can enjoy all of them during their holidays on the golden mile.