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The marbellas.com Clubber’s Guide to the best 10 Nightclubs in Marbella

Nikki Beach
You haven’t lived until you’ve experienced the legendary beach club, Nikki Beach. Situated just 15 minutes from the centre of Marbella, this über-trendy venue attracts the rich, famous and downright gorgeous. During weekend in the summer, you can spend afternoons basking in the sun and chilling out to the coolest tunes and indulging in exquiste cusine while the champagne flows under the swaying palms.

At night, the venue comes to life with big name DJs pumping out the very best in funky house and latin grooves and world-class entertainment till the early hours of the next day. Don’t miss ‘Sintillate’ nights, when all the coolness of the London club scene comes to Nikki Beach for an exclusive and mind-blowing party under the stars.
Best bits: The glamourous clientele, the swanky surroundings, amazing food, the DJs.
Music: Funky house, latin grooves.
Where: Carretera de Cádiz, KM 192,000 29603, Elviria, Marbella. Tel: 952 836 239.

Dreamers

For over a decade, Dreamers has provided Marbella’s coolest clubbers with mind-blowing nights of music and high-class entertainment. With top international DJs such as Carl Cox, Roger Sanchez, Bob Sinclair, Tiesto, John Digweed, Erik Morillo, David Guetta, Axwell, Fedde Le Grand and Laurent Wolf having played at Dreamers, the venue is now renowned far and wide as the place to go for a night of pure club class.

Alongside the pumping house beats and basslines, professional go-go dance troops liven things up with sexy routines.

Drinks aren’t cheap and entrance to the club usually costs around 20€. Book a VIP table for the full dreamers experience.

Best bits: Top DJs, huge dancefloor, the club is spread across 2 floors.

Music: House.

Where: Carretera de Cádiz, Rio Verde 29660 Nueva Andalucia, Marbella. Tel: 952 812 080.


Funky Buddha

Situated just off Marbella’s Golden Mile, home to the rich and famous, it’s no surprise that this snazzy London-style nightclub attracts the coast’s most beautiful people and of course, those who enjoy splashing their cash.

Stylish décor runs throughout with Eastern influences (think Buddhas, lanterns, Indian carpets and colourful cushions) with a large dancefloor and comfy seating areas. As you’d imagine, drinks are pricey but we recommend getting a group of friends together and reserving a table with a bottle of vodka and mixers as this can work out much cheaper.

Best bits: The glam crowd, the interior, the location.

Music: Commercial house.

Where: Camino De La Cruz S/N, 29602 Marbella. Tel: 622 811 323.


TIBU

TIBU can be found right in the centre of the upmarket resort of Puerto Banus. Inside, gorgeous go-go dancers occupy the podiums while resident DJs kick out funky beats and banging basslines until 7am every day during the summer.Drinks are reasonably priced and the atmosphere is always electric. The crowds at TIBU range from young, trendy holidaymakers to stylish Marbella regulars up for a night of crazy clubbing in one of the town’s most exclusive venues. The chic and secluded VIP areas are perfect for escaping the bustle of the dancefloor and relaxing with friends or that special someone.

Best bits: Large open-air terraces with stylish decor, glitzy interior and super-hot dancers.

Music: Funky House, R’n’B, Classic Soul.

Where: Plaza Antonio Banderas, right in the centre of Puerto Banús (behind Lineker’s bar).

Tel: 693 491 501.


Pangea

Situated in the marina, in heart of glitzy Puerto Banus, this open-air roof terrace oozes luxury and offers unrivalled panaramic views of the Med, Straight of Gibraltar and North Africa. In summer, you can catch top international DJs spinning all the latest, sexiest beats while you enjoy the sleekest clubbinmg experience in town. With to-die-for cocktails and gorgeous décor, it’s no wonder Thursday nights and weekends require reservations!

Best bits: Open-air clubbing, the views, excellent service.

Music: House and R’n’B.

Where: Edificio Club del Mar, Piso 2, Muelle de Honor, Puerto Banus, 29660. Tel: 952 908 336.


Finca Besaya

Although not the most obvious location in which to shake your booty, Finca Besaya, nestled in Marbella’s picturesque Rio Verde Alto urbanisation, offers a fabulous fusion of fine dining, exquisite interior design and classy clubbing. For over a decade, this stunning venue has provided the perfect backdrop for sizzling summer nights of dancing and music and romantic meals under the stars.

Best bits: The unique décor (antiques, old books, paintings), the outdoor bar area.

Music: Everything from salsa to house.

Where: Urbanización Rodeo Alto 29600 Marbella. Tel: 952 861 382.


Suite and Suite del Mar

Open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 21.00 until 4.00, Suite is the perfect place to get a taste of Marbella’s legendary club scene during the winter months. Situated in the grounds of the prestigious Hotel Puente Romano, the club boasts two rooms in which top DJs can be heard, pumping out all the latest dance and R’n’B tunes.

During July and August, the five star club moves outside to its beachfront location, where Marbella’s most glamourous enjoy hours of fun under the night sky.

Best bits: The ambience, the summer beach club.

Music: House, R’n’B, commercial dance.

Where: Hotel Puente Romano, Carretera de Cadiz, Km 177, 29600 Marbella. Tel: 952 820 900.


The Mansion

If you’re into commercial dance, house and R’n’B, then look no further. Situated on the glamourous Golden Mile, Mansion generally attracts a young, Spanish crowd and on Friday and Saturday nights the atmosphere , The Mansion’s dancefloor is the place to get your groove on. However, we recommend reserving a VIP table (including a bottle of vodka and mixers) if you’re going there with a large group as finding somewhere to sit down for a rest inbetween dancing can be challenging, not to mention getting a drink from the busy bar. The VIP area comprises elaborate yet comfortable sofas and chairs, plenty of room for off-dancefloor boogying as well as a separate bar.

Best bits: The music, good atmosphere, young and stylish crowd.

Music: Commercial dance, house and R’n’B.

Where: Carretera de Cádiz, KM 176, El Oasis, 29601, Marbella.  Tel: 689 217 972.


Glam

If you’re planning on having a big night in Puerto Banús, chances are you’ll stumble into Glam in the early hours when all the other clubs and bars have shut. Perched on the edge of town, close to the sea, Glam stays open until 7am and offers free entry before 3am. Every summer, celebrities such as England footballer Ashley Cole can be seen schmoozing in one of the 5 VIP areas whilst a wealth of top DJs set the club alight with the latest urban grooves and funky beats. Stylish, sexy and always buzzing, Glam is a must for anyone who wants to experience Marbella’s lavish lifestyle well into the next day.

Best bits: Open until 7am, 5 bars, go-go dancers, break dancers.

Music: House, R’n’B.

Where: Avenida De Jose Banus, 29660, Marbella, Málaga, Spain Tel: 952 817 820.


Olivia Valere

If you want a real taste of how the world’s elite like to party then Olivia Valere won’t fail to impress. Since it let down its drawbridge and opened its grand and glamourous doors in 1997, dozens of A-list celebrities have graced this breath-takingly beautiful establishment including Bruce Willis, Enrique Inglesias, Joaquin Cortes and Dolph Lundgren.

Boasting an exquisite restaurant, ‘Babilonia’, and stunning outdoor courtyards with Moorish arches,  it seems an unlikely location for a nightclub but believe us, behind those high, Alhambara-style walls, there’s a magical (and very lavish) world just waiting to be explored. It’s certainly not cheap. Even a non-alcoholic drink will set you back 20€ but it’s worth it just for the experience!

Best bits: The stunning surroundings, classical interior design, the beautiful people.

Music: Everything from old-skool dance to up-to-the-minute urban grooves.

Where: Carretera de Istán km 0.8, Marbella. Tel: 952 828 861.

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