Here's our pick of the best beaches and beach clubs to visit during your stay at The Urban Villa:
By far the trendiest and most exclusive destination on the coast, the world-famous Nikki Beach is all sparkling white sophistication, swaying palm trees, oversize Balinese beds on the beach and beautiful people!
Address: Nikki Beach, Playa Don Carlos, Elviria. Tel: 952 836 239.
A beach club in all senses except for the beach, this is the spot to lounge in style, enjoying views of the Mediterranean, gourmet cuisine and the best beats courtesy of resident DJs, with the exclusive Puerto Banus as a backdrop. Oh, and a huge pool too, of course.
Address: Ocean Club, Puerto Banus. Tel: 952 908 137.
If you want to gaze across the water to views of the rock of Gibraltar and the Atlas mountains of Morocco whilst indulging in fine food and wine, then Puro is the most glamourous venue to do so at the western end of the coast. Seaside yoga sessions by day, cool music, expensive champagne, the bronzed and the beautiful by night....
Address: Puro Beach, Laguna Village, Playa el Padron, Estepona.
Tel: 951 316 699.
In the heart of Marbella's Golden Mile, the Moroccan-inspired Trocadero Beach is relaxed and cosmopolitan. Enjoy delicious lunches and superb suppers at the water's edge, featuring lots of fresh cuisine with a Spanish twist.
Open from June to October, but weekends are very busy so reservations recommended.
Address: Trocadero Beach, Playa de la Carolina, Paseo Maritimo, Marbella.
Tel: 610 704 144.
The clue is in the name....
It may not look like much from a distance but the tropical island feel of this beach club is enough to make you want to put your feet up and relax the day away. A family friendly venue, there are foam parties and dancers by day and flamenco performances by night.
Address: Heaven Beach, Playa de Guadalmansa, Estepona. Tel: 659 22 05 70.