This summer season has been the year of the beach club – with celebrities like Tamara Ecclestone, Kate Moss and the cast of TOWIE all having been seen sipping champagne on a VIP day bed in exotic Mediterranean locations.
You don’t need to be an A lister to get in on the action, but if you’re a keen star spotter and want to party like a celebrity under the last of the summer sun, you’ll have to be quick. The biggest closing parties are happening soon.
Here, HELLO! Online takes a look at which luxury beach clubs to go to during your last-minute holiday for a slice of sun, sand and star spotting…
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Where? Nikki Beach Marbella
Who goes there? Prince Albert of Monaco, Eva Longoria, Cheryl Cole
Why? If you’re heading to Marbella, Nikki Beach is the place to be seen. This luxury beach club is renowned for hosting the hottest parties in the trendiest of settings, where celebs and VIPs sip champagne on exclusive day beds set on a palm-fringed beach – one of the best on the Costa del Sol - just ten minutes drive from the centre of town,. There are massages on offer too, and the internationally-inspired cuisine and cocktail menu, world-famous DJs and live music keep Marbella’s elite coming back for more and more.
When’s the closing party? The Red Closing Party is happening on September 29, and promises a “globally inspired beachside feast, electrifying décor and nonstop entertainment” to wave goodbye to another season in true Nikki Beach style.
For more information visit nikkibeach.com/marbella/events.php
Where? Ocean Beach Club, Ibiza
Who goes there? Millie Mackintosh and Professor Green, Tulisa Contostavlos
Why? All the action at this exclusive club, run by Gary Lineker’s brother Wayne, is set around the incredible 600m2 swimming pool. Sip champagne on a VIP day bed while chilling out to a soundtrack of Balearic beats, soak up the sun in the landscaped garden or dine on its famous fusion cuisine over a lazy lunch with friends.
When’s the closing party? The line up for the closing party, happening on October 4, is still tbc – but expect expect big things as the club raises a glass – or three – to its second successful summer on the white isle
For more information visit oceanbeachibiza.com
Where? Sala Beach (formerly Buddha Beach), Puerto Banus
Who goes there? The cast of The Only Way is Essex, Calum Best
Why? Situated on the outskirts of glitzy Puerto Banus, this exclusive bar offers a taste of tropical paradise. Sip a mojito while star spotting and sunbathing around the pool, and dine on delicious fresh seafood platters. Perfect for an afternoon of cocktails in the sun.
When’s the closing party? There’s no closing party per se, but September 29 is the last day of the season
For more information visit salabeach.com
Where? Ushuaia Ibiza Beach Hotel
Who goes there? Naomi Campbell, Paris Hilton, Kylie Minogue
Why? Renowned for hosting some of the best parties on the island, this chic beach club is also a hotel - perfect for returning to your room for a quick siesta after an afternoon of cocktails, champagne and celeb spotting. Club nights are also held on the beach and around the pool, and top DJs including David Guetta, Fatboy Slim, Swedish House Mafia and Calvin Harris have played here.
When’s the closing party? The daytime party kicks off at 1pm on October 5
For more information visit ushuaiaibiza.com/en/
Where? Gecko Beach Club, Formentera
Who goes there? Sienna Miller, Leonardo DiCaprio
Why? Chic, modern and set on 150 metres of unspoilt beach, Gecko Beach has been tempting people over from neighbouring Ibiza with its chic, laidback vibe for a good while now. Chilled out and serene, with waiter service offered on the beach, it even offers yoga classes. For more information visit http://www.geckobeachclub.com/
Where? Purobeach, Palma, Mallorca
Who goes there? Catherine Zeta Jones holidays nearby, as do Claudia Schiffer and Boris Becker
Why? Set on a mini peninsular in Palma Bay, the views from this cosmopolitan beach club are nothing short of spectacular. White sun loungers and white umbrellas surround a beautiful swimming pool, while potted palms sway in the light coastal breeze. It was recently voted best beach bar in the world – and with outdoor massages, al fresco dining and world-class DJs, it’s not difficult to see why the crème de la crème of the jet-set crowd flock here. Watch the sun set behind the Palma mountains in the distance for a truly unforgettable experience.
When’s the closing party? Open until November 1
For more information visit http://www.purobeach.com/