Text by Mandi Keighran / Photos: Julien Barray
Elaborate ocean-themed costumes, beautiful people, champagne, sushi, sun, beach, music, fireworks, acrobats and, of course, lots of white... Welcome to the 2014 season-opening White Party for Nikki Beach Marbella.
A sea of over 3,000 white-clad guests celebrated the start of summer in spectacular 'under the sea'-themed surroundings. Entertainment was provided by a cast of costumed dancers (we were particularly fond of the anenome man and seahorse woman); golden mermaids performing acrobatic feats above the pool; midnight fireworks; and an imposing octopus queen, who presided over events from the club's roof. It was all slightly surreal, a bit over the top (in the best possible way) and a whole lot of fun.
The event, held on 29th May, was also a chance for Nikki Beach, one of the world's most luxe beach club concepts, to show off a new look following extensive renovations over the winter season. There was a new swimming pool with VIP beds, an outdoor restaurant, new central bar, a boutique and a spa area on the beach, all overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.
The annual White Party has become a signature of Nikki Beach clubs around the world – from Phuket to Marrakech. Just as much of a fixture on the Nikki Beach calendar is the Recovery Brunch held the morning after the White Party. Whatever your hangover cure, chances are you'll find it here – from oysters and sushi to rotisserie chicken and sous-vide beef. And, of course, there's the unlimited Bloody Marys. And, did we mention the VIP beachside beds?
Check out our photographs of the Nikki Beach Marbella White Party here, and stay tuned for more coverage in our July issue of N by Norwegian.
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