Cape Reed synthetic thatched roofing Nikki Beach, Marbella

Cape Reed’s Top 5 beach clubs on the Costa del Sol

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Marbella and the neighbouring towns on the Costa del Sol are synonymous with a highly prized laid-back outdoor beach side lifestyle. One of the iconic components of the Costa del Sol’s beaches are the chiringuitos and beach clubs ranging from the humble shack on the sand to world-famous beach clubs frequented by international celebrities, such as Nikki Beach.

In fact, we would go so far as to say that Marbella and the surrounding beaches, have some of the best beach bars in the world and many have been given the ‘Cape Reed’ touch of magic to ensure that they also look the part. There is nothing that conveys international beachside chic as the laid-back quality of a tropical style wooden pergola with ‘Tiki Thatch’ real reed thatch roofing and balustrades.

Here are five of our favourite beach clubs on the Costa del Sol.

Nikki Beach (Europe and Dubai)

Cape Reed synthetic thatched roofing Nikki Beach, Marbella

Nikki Beach Marbella synthetic thatch roofing on pool bar.

In pole position we have the world-famous Nikki beach, arguably the original luxury beach club which has venues in the world’s most glamorous location, including the jewel in the Costa del Sol’s crown, Marbella.

Cape Reed has worked with Nikki Beach’s branches in Dubai and Europe, including Ibiza, Marbella and Mallorca. Cape Reed has been associated with this this prominent international brand from the construction stage, providing a range of different services.

Las sucursales europeas apostaron por el resistente techo de junco sintético para los bares de la piscina y la playa, este elemento es uno de nuestros productos insignia en Cape Reed.  En el local de Marbella, se creó un impresionante pabellón hexagonal de madera como bar de playa. Este pabellón está cubierto con un techo de junco sintético dorado, soportado por listones y pilares de madera blanca. Ver estos materiales integrados en el maravilloso paisaje exterior bañado por el mar y las palmeras tropicales, nos hacen ver que son la combinación perfecta para este tipo de arquitectura. Sin olvidar, que Cape Reed, en este local, también creó vestuarios y vallas de listones. Mientras que, el local de Dubái también requirió tumbonas de madera de alta calidad y camas de playa para disfrutar del sol.

Boho Club (Marbella, Spain)

Vista exterior restaurante

Vista exterior restaurante Boho Club, Marbella.

The Boho Club is a relatively new wellness resort on Marbella’s illustrious Golden Mile. As its name suggests, the style is boho chic; a carefree, cosy and colourful ambiance. The club is set within mature lush tropical gardens.

Para Boho Club Cape Reed’s creó pérgolas de madera elegantes y sostenibles diseñadas para dar sombra a la terraza del restaurante y realzar así el relajado ambiente tropical del local. La pérgola de madera se creó utilizando postes de madera encalados y listones de madera, esta construcción lo que crea es una bonita luz difusa, que logra el entorno perfecto para interior, como para exterior.

Cape Reed created a number of wooden pergolas following this tried and tested formula, of using sustainable whitewashed wood to blend in with the surroundings and to echo the ambiance of the club.

Casa del Mar (Marbella, Spain)

Vista Interior pergolas de madera por Cape Reed

Casa del Mar restaurant Marbella, white washed wooden pergola.

Casa del Mar, is a cosy restaurant in the heart of Marbella, which aims to envelop every diner with a big hug with its authentic Andalusian hospitality, inviting atmosphere and relaxed boho vibe. It is also known for producing high quality dishes using locally sourced meat and fish and all vegetables are from their garden!

Cape Reed’s task was to help the owners to return the original charm whilst creating an elevated wood terrace edged with attractive natural wood railings made from saligna laths. A large wooden pergola was designed and installed over the patio to create a rustic shaded area. This was achieved using whitewashed sustainable pine columns. Then when the sun goes down, the structure and clever lighting create a beautiful grotto effect bursting with ambiance.

Puente Romano (Golden Mile, Marbella)

Sea Grill restaurant hotel Puente Romano techo junco africano pergola madera blanca


Situado en la Milla de Oro, Puente Romano es uno de los hoteles más emblemáticos de Marbella, a un paso del otro lugar mundialmente famoso, el Hotel Marbella Club.  Dentro del recinto del hotel se encuentra el restaurante «The Sea Grill», que necesitaba una reforma para poder tener un aspecto exterior que encajase con todo lo que le rodea.

Cape Reed was proud to be involved in this project which involved a large team of contractors to rebuild and transform the venue, including high quality thatch roofing. You can read more about it here in our blog.

Aüa Playa (Marbella, España)

Aüa beach umbrellas

Aüa Playa (ahora rebautizado como Casasolei at Aua) sombrillas únicas creadas por Cape Reed.

Also located on the Golden Mile, Aua Playa (now rebranded as Casasolei at Aua), is a contemporary minimalist style beach bar that is considered one of trendiest on the Coast. The structure was designed by Joaquin Torres of A-Cero architectural practice in Madrid, using natural materials for the interior and exterior architecture that would resonate with the clientele.

Cape Reed created 16 unique umbrellas shades with thatch for the beach and installed sustainable eucalyptus wooden railings and hardwood decking for the interior dining area. The simplicity of the natural wood and reed thatch roofing perfectly fits within beachside environment.

If you would like advice about the benefits of custom-made pergola, gazebos and other outdoor structures for your business, get in touch with our team of designers and craftsmen at Ask about our Cape Reed Fireshield fire-retardant treatment!