“There ain’t no party like an Ocean Club party,” said probably no-one ever, but perhaps they ought to. A champagne-infused, black and gold-themed closing party ensured that Marbella’s biggest (and arguably best) night club destination had the season send-off it deserved, before everything shut down ready for re-opening on Friday 29th April next year.
As far as summer party destinations go, Ibiza may have always held sway over everything else, but The Luxury Channel was only too pleased to accept an invitation to Ocean Club’s seasonal spectacular – and boy, are we glad we did! We were comfortably seated in the specially set-up VIP section, right by both the pool and the stage, with views out across the golden sand of the beach in front of us that had inspired the night’s theme. This was how to do summer clubbing in luxury, glamour and style – and it was a seriously slick operation. The champagne was flowing all night – literally – and so attentive were the waiters that my glass was never empty. The level of customer service was simply seamless.
There were endless plates of sumptuous gourmet, with every palate catered for. Fresh sushi? Check. Spicy chicken? Check. Huge random dollops of mozzarella? Yep, check. As the sun went down over the Mediterranean, and the stars and the disco lights went up (we were sleeping aids outside, after all, making the most of the southern Spanish weather), the atmosphere crackled with anticipation of the night to come – and we certainly weren’t disappointed.
We were welcomed by opulently dressed girls reminiscent of an Arabian harem, before the Club’s resident DJs – Eduardo Reyes, B-NY and Nilo Contreras – took to the decks to get the party started. We were lucky enough to get to watch street dancing troops Danseurs Fantastiques and Young Boyzz warm up, and as impressive as this was, this proved a poor substitute for their spectacular performances on stage, with tricks and flips (and at one point, ropes of fire) that had to be seen to be believed.
However, the highlight of the night had to be a group known as Disco Bandits. A fusion of violin, sax and electronic music, this was a brilliant mix of contemporary disco clashing headlong with traditional instrumental arrangement. Perhaps not to everyone’s taste, but it worked. Their interaction with the crowd – and indeed each other – had every single person on their feet.
The event culminated in a spectacular pyrotechnic display to music, as impressive fireworks exploded across the sea front. We drained the last of our champagne, and the night (and the season itself) came to a close. Roll on next year. We can’t wait!
For more information, go to www.oceanclub.es.