37 Reasons Why Marbella Is Beautiful!
Go Green - Marbella is the second greenest city in Europe, only Norrkoping in Sweden has less tarmac!
Multicultural - Marbella is home to 137 different nationalities, making the city one of the most global in Spain.
Villas - The rich and famous have been building their holiday homes here for over 2,000 years! One of the first even came complete with marble mosaics, now that's fancy.
Star Gazing - The rich and famous still flock to Marbella making it a great place to see ‘slebs' up close.
$80,000,000 - That's how much the late king of Saudi Arabia used to spend on his summer holidays in Marbella. Although he did take around 3,000 friends with him!
Iron-clad Fortune - Marbella built its early fortune making wine barrels. And any city that helps make wine is aces as far as we're concerned!
Water Park - There's a superb park where you and the girls can unleash your inner 7 yr olds and just get wet and wild! See more...
Buddha - The town is home to Buddha, one of the greatest places to party anywhere on the planet with amazing DJ's, an amazing vibe and some stunning cocktails!
Catamaran Cruise - If you want the real Marbs VIP lifestyle then a Catamaran cruise really is a touch of glamour and relaxation. Read more...
George Clooney - Gorgeous George is a big fan of Marbella, and he's even got a holiday pad here to escape to when the pressures of Hollywood all gets a bit too much. We'll comfort you George!
Luxury living - The city sells a whopping 27% of all luxury goods in Spain and is only second to Barcelona for its citizens' lavish consumer habits.
Lemmon - This brilliant bar is funky as anything and hugely popular with Marbella-lovers everywhere. Enjoy cheeky cocktails on the outdoor patio or hit the floor to show off your dancing skills.
The Jones's - Marbella is perhaps one of the only places in the world where you can buy an €80,000 flat and still end up living next door to a €15,000,000 villa!
Roman City - Marbella's origins date back to Roman times and as well as all the modern glitz and glamour the city has really interesting roots.
Funky Buddha - Superclubs simply don't get better than this! If you're looking for that one big night that all other party nights will be compared to then a night in Funky Buddha is it! Read more...
Semana Santa - A brilliant festival that dates back to the medieval times turns Marbs into a riot of colour and good times just prior to Easter every year.
Beach Babes - This 6km of golden beaches aren't just a great place to work on those pre-wedding tans, they're also the perfect spot to rest tender hen heads after a big night out.
Beach Club - A Marbella hen do is all about luxury so take those beach bods to an exclusive beach club where you and the girls can enjoy some real Marbs glamour. Read more...
Antonio Banderas - This sizzling Spaniard is red hot! And Zorro just happens to be another of Marbella's A-list residents.
Starlite Festival - This amazing festival brings together a host of unique concerts, film premieres, fashion shows and food from all five continents!
Wine Doughnuts - Yes! One of the local delicacies combines wine... and doughnuts! That's two of the most important food groups taken care of then.
Opera Room - This could be the most glamorous nightclub we've ever seen with plush, velvet seating and enough bottles of bubbly on show to float any hen weekend.
The Lingo - You'll obviously hear a lot of Spanish, but don't be surprised to hear German, Russian, Dutch, French and even Arabic during your stay in this incredibly multi-cultural city.
Party Boat - Make the most of the Spanish sun and head out to sea for a funky ride on the party boat. Throw some shapes to a fabulous live DJ and enjoy three drinks on the house! See more...
Tibu Nightclub - Tibu is evocative of Marbella's wealth in every way possible. LED lighting illuminates the dance floor and white leather seating areas are plentiful for a quick break from all the dancing fun.
La Taberna del Pintxo - Serving traditional, tasty tapas and some killer alcoholic beverages to boot, this brilliantly bijou bar is the perfect place to rest your weary feet after all that shopping!
Avenida Ricardo Soriano - If you're game for some serious shopping (and you're not afraid to splash the cash) then this area, along with the exclusive Puerto Banus has the best designer boutiques and jewellery stores in town.
El Corte ingles - You don't have to break the bank to shop in Marbella as is demonstrated by the fabulous El Corte ingles. It's the Spanish equivalent of John Lewis', but way more on trend!
Plaza de los Naranjos - This area may be a little upmarket if you're on a tight budget, but it's worth a look anyway simply for the stunning architecture and the wonderful range of tropical plants and trees.
Zozoï - This beautiful restaurant can be found in Marbella's pretty old town. Treat yourselves to a variety of meat, fish and pasta dishes that all taste out of this world.
Champagne Breakfast - Hunky waiters, delicious breakfast and a bottle of bubbly, is this the best wake up call ever?!? Find out more...
Déjà vu - This wonderful vintage store makes for perfect bargain buying. Give your wardrobe a blast from the past and see those heads turn!
Olivia Verere - Food, drink, dancing and all-round good times can be found in this spectacular venue that's equal parts stylish and sexy.
Marbella Bar Crawl - Marbella has a massive wealth of bars for you to enjoy, so let our knowledgeable guides take you straight to where's hot, so you can skip what's not! Read more...
TOWIE - It's the favourite destination of the TOWIE crowd. What greater endorsement could any party town need?!?
Marbella on Film - Seeing as it's such a striking location, it's not surprising that Marbella's starred on the silver screen a few times. Munich, Syriana and ITV comedy classic Auf Wiedersehen Pet has all used the city as a backdrop.
Canyoning - It doesn't have to be all rest and relaxation on your Marbella hen do. Take on a thrilling all-terrain course and let your inner Lara Croft loose! Find out more...
Suzy White - The former Life on Marbs star is hilarious and her Marbella party recommendations aren't to be missed!
Marbella Turismo - Travelling advice for Marbella lovers from all over the world.
Essential Marbella - The city's most popular magazine makes for a brilliant resource on all things fashion, music and entertainment.
- 1. The climate- there's 320 days of sunshine a year!
- 2. 24 different beaches and 27km of coastline
- 3. Tasty Spanish food, from hearty paella to cool gazpacho
- 4. Incredible nightlife, with glitzy megaclubs and beach-side bars
- 5. The celeb-culture, from Simon Cowell to Gary Lineker heaps of celebs have property here
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It's time for a hen weekend in Marbella!
If the TOWIE gang had hotfooted it across to Marbs 50 or so years ago, they'd have found themselves in the middle of a quaint fishing village without a single cocktail, sunbed or champagne party in sight. Fast forward... well... 50 years and thanks to an influx of the young, the beautiful and the super-rich, Marbella now leads the way as one of the most glamorous destinations on the planet! Trés chic and uber-glitzy. Sun-kissed days lead into sultry summer nights, and when darkness falls over the star-studded marina, the parties are simply out of this world! Is a Marbella hen do the only way, girls? You betcha!
Why choose a Marbella hen do?
Traditional Andalusian charm winds its way through the cobbled streets of Old Town, while Puerto Banus' swanky bars and designer stores will treat your Marbella hen weekend to some of the glitziest venues in the Med. Party starry nights away to music from the world's top DJs. Join Louboutin-heeled fashionistas in the marina's front line boutiques, bask on soft sandy shores under gloriously blue skies and revel in the effortless blend of sleepy Spanish charm, luxurious accommodation and pure glamour of the Golden Mile which draws the A-list, jet-set and their super-yachts into shore year after year! Oh, and did we mention George Clooney sometimes resides here? Yep. In fact we're sure it won't be long before his best bud and the Jolie-Pitt clan follow suit to the stunning Spanish hills... Star-studded, sun-kissed and swish designer heaven...? Planning a hen weekend in Marbella ticks every fabulous box there is!
Hen weekend adventures in Magical Marbella...
The gorgeous climate and glamorous lifestyle that bring the likes of Mr Clooney into land (keep an eye out, girls!) offer up a fantastic chance to toast your bride-to-be in amazingly decadent style. Even soaking up a few rays takes on a whole new level of luxury when powdery sands, fresh summer tunes and champagne cocktails are the order of the day (and... ummm... night. Maybe?). Lounge by the pool, sip a mojito under softly-lit skies and sample from a delicious bistro menu in Orange Square. Add a touch of luxury to your Marbella hen do by signing off like the A-list with a catamaran cruise through the sparkling Med. Or indulge in a champagne breakfast - served by your very own buff butler (of course!) - before heading to the spa for some well-earned indulgence. Cool off with a full-on giggle fest at a top Spanish water park (well we didn't say it was all about the glamour - a girl's gotta let her hair down sometimes!), and how about unleashing your inner temptress at a salsa or pole dancing session?
Shopping in Marbella...
Nowhere else in Europe boasts such an impressive collection of the designer brands we all know and love (and wish we could afford more of!), in such close proximity as the impeccably styled Puerto Banus. And at just a 15 minute taxi ride from town, with everyone from Versace and Louis Vitton to Dolce and Gabbana lining the trendy marina, you could easily spend the whole afternoon hobnobbing with fashion's elite in the swanky stores. El Corte Ingles offers a kind of Selfridges meets Debenhams shopping experience a little further inland, while La Canada, the largest mall on the Costa Del Sol, has over 150 popular brands and restaurants under one stylish roof. For a more eclectic mix of shops, Marbella Town's Avenida Ricardo Soriano offers a fab selection of mainstream brands, and the winding streets that surround Orange Square are jam-packed with gorgeous little boutiques selling quirky gifts just perfect for a reminder of a fab Marbella hen weekend with the girls. Even better still, a short stroll down Avenida Del Mar will lead you straight back to the golden sands and cheeky cocktails of one of Marbella's beachside chiringuitos. Now that's our kind of way to wrap things up!
Marbella after dark...
Marbella truly comes into its dazzling own when darkness falls! Glitz, glamour and champagne turn Puerto Banus into the place to see and be seen and Marbella's Old Town has a charming nightlife all of its own, with hidden bars and plenty of sangria to be enjoyed under starry skies! Dance to tunes from the likes of David Guetta in some of the best clubs in the world, rub sun-kissed shoulders with Hollywood's finest and get into the hottest parties in town with GoHen's VIP access! A guided pub crawl is the perfect way to find your feet about town and nothing says girl's night out like belting out the classics with some traditional karaoke fun!
When's the best time for a Marbella hen weekend?
24km of sun-kissed beaches and almost year-long sunshine mean there's never a bad time to whisk the girls away for a sojourn in the Spanish sun! June's San Juan festivities are a great time to immerse yourselves in the traditional side of Marbella, and you know summer's truly arrived in the Med when the beach club season openers spill out onto the golden sands. In fact, head to any mainstream store at the end of spring and you're likely to find the windows literally awash with white in preparation for the legendary parties! At just a 3 hour flight, with lively days and glittering nights, a pre-wedding bash in Marbella really does have it all. So why not get the ball rolling and give our friendly team a call, or send us a brief today?
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