Party time in Marbella!

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LAST week Georga and I, and our good friend Adelle, jetted off from Newcastle airport for Seen In The City Marbella style.

We packed our highest heels and several super sexy, yet sophisticated outfits, plus the all important bikinis ready to hit the beach for cocktails and tapas.

If you’ve never been to “Marbs” you don’t know what you’re missing.

We were staying in a little town called Benahavis, just 10 minutes from the renowned luxurious nightlife of Puerto Banus, but what this tiny town lacks in nightclubs, it makes up for with quaint tapas bars and super-sized vodkas.

Our first port of call was the world famous Nikki Beach for the Full Moon Party, frequented by the likes of Cheryl Cole, Robert De Niro and J.Lo – we were on the look out for a corking celeb spot.

Unfortunately, the stars were elusive that night, so we found a nice spot near the exclusive white leather VIP area and sipped our way through several cheeky Mojitos.

The beach and bar were lit purely from the moon and it really was breathtaking.

We decided to call it a night when our round of vodkas and mixers came in at a whopping 36 euros – it’s nice to live the lifestyle, but we all know our limits when it comes to the cost of drinks.

We were joined by fellow reporter Katy Wheeler a few days later, and we couldn’t head to Spain’s playground for the rich and famous without indulging a little, so on Sunday we joined the beautiful people at Buddha Beach in Puerto Banus. We were served by Barbie and Ken look-a-likes, took full advantage of the Thai buffet and washed it all down with several bottles of Buddha Bubbles.

At 4pm the entertainment arrived and the atmosphere was electric.

From dancers to a saxophonist there was plenty to see, the DJ played a great selection of house, R’n’B and chart and it really was a liberating experience dancing round a pool while the sun was high in the sky.

Katy found herself a spot where she could “pro-tan” as she calls it, while the rest of us worked off our buffet and busted out some moves.

We had partied all day then headed back to the villa, jumped in the shower and danced into the night in one of the many bars in Puerto Banus – where Georga couldn’t resist re-enacting the pose of the Buddha statue next to us.

I think we left Marbs feeling slightly more drained than when we arrived and Georga came back with tan lines she could do without – think red and white zebra – but it was worth it and we will definitely be back next year.