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Want to tick off all the best parties around the globe? Serious clubbers know to hit Las Vegas, Miami, Ibiza and the legendary club nights in Marbella. This glamorous town is the last word in sophisticated clubbing, an adult playground where party boats steam off into blazing sunshine, beautiful people drink cocktails on day beds and world-class artists pump music into the small hours.
Think miles of silky sand dotted with buzzing bars and beach clubs, where cocktail quaffing is actively encouraged, comperes dare you to spray as much Champagne as you drink, and raucous closing parties round off the clubbing season. There’s no party like a Marbella party – it’s just a matter of knowing where to go and when. Going out in Marbella is about relaxing and let your hair down, so we’ve done the hard work for you – read up, dress to impress and head out into the sunshine…
Unmissable Club Nights and Parties
There’s so much to do, it can be hard to choose where to party in Marbella. Allow us to give you an overview of the huge events you’d be devastated to miss, from artist residencies to weekly ladies days via the biggest celebrity appearances.
One of the best clubs in Marbella, Aqwa Mist sits directly under La Sala bar. It’s open daily from 1am until dawn, with an unrivalled sound system and 30ft waterfall. Book ahead if you can – it has a large VIP area, complete with a private hot tub.
Charlie Sloth – Friday 4th August 2017
Pirate radio DJ turned BBC Radio1Extra producer jets over from North London to spin grime, dancehall and R ‘n’ B.
Kid Ink – Friday 14th August
Brian Todd Collin AKA Kid Ink brings his unique brand of hip hop all the way from LA.
Craig David presents TS5 – Friday 25th August 2017
The beloved multi-platinum rapper has enjoyed the most talked about chart resurgence of the year. Hear his latest tunes and old school classics for one night only at Aqwa Mist.
Complete with a Funktion One audio system, cutting edge laser show and floor to ceiling video screens, Marbella’s newest club goes all out on the tech decor – and the celeb bookings.
Lil’ Wayne – Saturday 5th August 2017
The world-renowned rapper will no doubt perform hits like ‘Lollipop’ to the biggest crowd Mirage has ever seen.
Paris Hilton DJ set – Saturday 12th August
The reality star turned disc jockey brings her Gold Rush tour to Marbella – That’s hot!
Jason Derulo – Thursday 24th August
Following an immense Marbella show in 2015, the ‘Ridin Solo’ singer performs all his biggest hits.
Tibu is sleek and upmarket, with a spacious open-air terrace if you need a breather. Start the week with Tropicana Mondays, Marbella’s biggest industry night, or head to Cirque Marbella on Wednesdays – prepare to get glitter bombed.
Y Not Ladies Night – every Thursday
The only ladies night in Marbella offers a free cocktail on arrival, live music and nostalgic 90s garage. Don’t forget your heels.
Sintillate VIP Terrace Party – every Saturday
Celebrate the weekend with a VIP table – pop bottles from 11pm.
Sintillate parties run from Thursday to Sunday night at Pangea, with amazing views of the harbour bursting with chic super yachts.
OC Champagne Party Afterparty – Sunday 27th August 2017
Expect eye-popping entertainment and the most extravagant Champagne sprays.
Open every night of the week from 9pm to 7am, OV is housed in a Moorish castle, and the setting is nothing short of breath-taking. The newly attached pool club Nao promises to keep things wet ’n’ wild.
Bob Sinclair – Sunday 6th August 2017
Put simply: We’re gonna rock this party, dance everybody!
Marbella boat parties are nothing short of wild. Turn up the tempo on dreamy summer days with beautiful people, flowing drinks, glittering waters and a gentle breeze, then party into the night back on dry land. The world’s best DJs provide the soundtrack to a day of debauchery, where you’ll find a fully stocked bar and an electric atmosphere. The best parties in Marbella happen on water, and they’re perfect for special occasions – we recommend planning one for a birthday, hen party and stag do you’ll never forget (but struggle to remember).
Candypants – every Saturday until 9th September 2017
Simply the best boat parties Marbella has to offer, Candypants’ legendary booze cruises are unrivalled. Let the Candygirls host you for a daytime drinking session like no other, checking in at Babilonia at Puerto Banus from 1.30pm and coming in to shore at 4.30pm. Making waves in destinations across Europe and now Dubai, the home of Candypants will always be Marbella. Finishing up this early leaves you plenty of time to get polished for round two that evening – going out in Marbella doesn’t stop until you want it to.
For the full experience, you can’t head home without hitting a Marbella pool party. Pack your glitziest swimsuit and highest wedges because this is your moment to get noticed (‘no carbs before Marbs’ suddenly makes a lot of sense – there’s a lot of skin on show). A sea of bronzed bodies and brunch platters, days start off pretty chilled as party-goers snooze off hangovers on squidgy beds in the sun. As the heat turns up, so does the bass – the weather forecast says Champagne showers – and when it rains, it pours.
Open every day from 10am, head straight here for the ultimate pool party Marbella style. Every Tuesday is Ladies Day, so get in touch to secure your free day bed.
H2Oh! – 19th August 2017
Think bright swimsuits in tropical prints – this is THE place to get that snap of you lounging in a flamingo pool float, drink in hand.
Anchors & Sailors – 23rd August 2017
Anchors away! Don your captain’s hat for an adventure on the high seas.
Sisu Boutique Hotel
Sisu’s intimate, must-book pool parties start at 11.30am right through to sunset at 7.30pm. Events vary from Black Diamond to Laurent Perrier, and the music is soulful house with live accompaniment.
Disturbing Marbella With Giggs – Saturday 5th August 2017
A live performance from London rapper Giggs, whose career hit new levels in 2017.
Disturbing Marbella With Tinie Tempah & DJ Charlesy – Saturday 19th August
Following hugely successful stints at Ushuaia Hotel and Disturbing Dubai at White Nightclub, Tinie’s coming to party – and he’s bringing friends.
The Secret Villa
As the name might suggest, this super exclusive party takes place in a secret location revealed when the time is right.
Super Brunch & Secret Pool Party – every Saturday until 23rd September 2017
From 12-3pm enjoy an open bar and canapés, before DJs turn up the heat for a scorching party until sunset.
The most (in)famous party in Marbella for a reason, this is where Champagne parties were born – the original hub of poolside excess. Order a platter of sushi to line your stomach before cocktails, cocktails and more cocktails.
Tom Novu – Tube & Berger – 10th August 2017
Ocean Club Marbs celebrates its 10th anniversary the only way it knows how – you don’t want to miss this.
Bank Holiday Champagne Party – 27th August 2017
Get ready to get soaked.
Read on for the hottest Marbella closing parties 2017 has to offer. Watch an incredible season come to climax at one of these outrageous celebrations, where dancers, flame throwers, acrobats and fireworks will compete for your attention – not to mention thumping beats and beautiful people throwing themselves into one last Marbella fiesta.
Black & Gold Closing Party – 30th September 2017
Closing parties in Marbella are a big deal, and Ocean Club’s firework display is seriously impressive. Don your slickest black outfit with accents of gold (or vice versa, if you really want to turn heads) and get ready to shine until sunset. As darkness falls, the venue goes from laid-back daytime hangout to a downright decadent evening joint.
Red Party – Party 1st October 2017
One of the biggest closing parties Marbella can offer, expect glamorous guests as far as the eye can see (and a few famous faces, too) – all dressed strictly in red, of course.
To get yourself on the guestlist, book the best table and receive VIP treatment on arrival, contact our concierge.
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