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Let’s go to the beach: Ocean Club Marbella is back open and making waves

The pool at Ocean Club Marbella

We’ve waited a long time to say this, but finally it’s time to dust off the swimwear, brush up on your dance moves and hit the beach. Not just because finally, those who are double jabbed can travel to Spain – and its uber-luxe hotspot Marbella – but because Ocean Club Marbella has reopened to both locals and holidaymakers, and its 9000 metres of style and luxury are looking more beautiful than ever. 

The pool at Ocean Club Marbella
The glamorous pool at Ocean Club Marbella

The stunning beachside club lies in the heart of Marbella’s glamorous Puerto Banús, a short stroll away from the nearby super yachts and designer boutiques, and will open daily from 11am – 9pm, from now through to September 2021. We can’t think of a better reason to return to the chic coastal spot. 

Cocktails at Ocean Club Marbella
The cocktails at Ocean Club Marbella, crafted by world-class mixologists

As the world’s best beach clubs go, Ocean Club has it all. Set on the oceanfront, with beautiful 180-degree views of the Mediterranean Sea (and even across to Africa on a clear day), Ocean Club’s outdoor bar, restaurant, pool and sun deck complete with beautiful daybeds make for the perfect destination to soak up some much needed rays, enjoy traditional Mediterranean food and sip cocktails curated by some of the world’s best mixologists. 

The pool at Ocean Club Marbella
The pool at Ocean Club Marbella is the perfect place for relaxing, wining, dining and dancing.

The focal point, for your day and your Instagram pics? The club’s 4,000sqm turquoise pool, around which you’ll be able to relax and listen to sets by resident DJs (which have seen appearances by guest DJs, Roger Sanchez, Eric Morillo and Sonny Fodera in recent years, to name a few). 

The food at Ocean Club Marbella's Amai by OC restaurant
Chic eaterie Amai by OC offers high-end sushi by renowned chefs

If you can pull yourself away from the dreamy views of the pool deck, Ocean Club guests this summer will also be able to take advantage of the on-site boutique, spa, and VIP Club. Then there’s the beach club’s chic al-fresco restaurant, Amai by OC, to enjoy, which offers a high-end culinary experience of exquisite sushi, fresh fish, meats and salads all prepared by renowned Swedish executive chef, Andreas Nygren, and his dedicated team.

Meanwhile, the club’s renowned sommelier Jean Pierre is on hand to advise and recommend the finest wines and champagnes to compliment every dish.

A perfect pairing indeed. It all sounds like the makings of the ultimate summer.  

Ocean Club Marbella’s resident DJs will be bringing the party vibes this summer

The further good news is that double-jabbed visitors can travel to Marbella without any quarantine time now. 

Currently, everyone aged 12 or over who arrives in Spain from the UK must have proof of either a negative Covid-19 test, taken within 72 hours of travelling, or of being fully vaccinated at least 14 days before travel. Spain is on the UK’s amber list, which means that adults who have been fully vaccinated, as well as all under 18s, no longer have to quarantine on return. Everyone aged 11 or over will still have to take a PCR test within three days before returning to the UK, and two days after return. 

Ready to hit the beach? We’ll see you there… 

For more information and to book visit oceanclub.es. Prices begin at 135 euros Monday – Thursday; 175 euros Friday-Sunday. Super VIP Squares can be booked from 975 euros, price includes three bottles of Veuve Clicquot.

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