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Beatles Tribute Band, The Silver Beats, Rock the Moonlight [Photos & Video]

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The Silver Beats - Beatles Tribute

The Silver Beats

Last night the Moonlight Theatre rocked to the sound of local Beatles tribute band, the Silver Beats. This is the first time this fantastic band form Málaga have played at Sunset Beach Club; however, judging by the audience response to their Beatles rendition, it won’t be the last!

Formed 17 years ago, The Silver Beats play songs from the ‘Fab Four’s’ early years influenced by 50’s rock and roll tunes from the United States and when they started composing their first – now classic – songs.

As you can see from the photos and the videos, the Silver Beats put on a great show. Not only do they look the part – even their instruments are all original replicas – but their unique mix of voice, guitar riffs and great rhythm made for a great evening of entertainment. Read More…

Benalmadena Hosts the National Electronic Darts Championship

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electronic darts championship BenalmadenaThis coming weekend – from 23rd to 25th March 2012 – Benalmadena will host the National Electronic Darts Championship.

According to figures released by the Championship’s organisers, there are approximately 2500 players signed up for the event. Benalmadena will be welcoming players from all over Spain, many of whom, will be coming with their families; great news for local tourism! (By the way, if anyone is looking for accommodation for the event, we know a really good 4 star hotel located on the seafront..;-))

The Championship will be held at the Holiday Village Hotel and will include the following categories: Individual male and female, pairs, mixed triples and teams. The whole tournament will take place under the ‘open’ format meaning that anyone who is interested in playing can sign up to compete.

Juan Olea, local councillor in charge of sports, has expressed his satisfaction at the number of players signed up for the event: “The National Darts Championship will be a splendid opportunity  for thousands of people to get to know Benalmadena and for them to enjoy the large variety of activities we have to offer”.

The town hall hopes that talks held with the Federation of Darts Clubs will help to establish Benalmadena as the official host of this Championship.

The finalists of the different categories will travel t oLas Vegas representing the National Team :-)

If you are looking for accommodation over this Championship weekend, head over to www.sunsetbeachclub.com for great rates!

Barbershop Singers Convention Comes to Benalmádena

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Barbershop Singers Convention in Benalmadena

Southern Sound from Fuengirola

Don’t be surprised if you are walking down the street in Benalmadena next weekend – from the 22nd to 25th March 2012 – and come across groups of singers performing a cappella! You’ll have witnessed barbershop singers and enthusiasts showing off their harmony singing talents.

Benalmadena will welcome approximately 600 barbershop singers for the  4th annual convention of the Spanish Association of Barbershop Singers (SABS). Delegates will be flying in from the Americas, the UK and from all over Europe.

Barbershop singing originated in the United States in the early 1900’s and has since gained worldwide popularity with thousands of singers practising and promoting this unique art form of four-part a cappella singing. Read More…

Charity Show In Aid of the Tomas Leighton Care Charity with Ricky Lavazza

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Ricky Lavazza

Ricky Lavazza on stage in the Moonlight Theatre

This Friday the 16th March 2012, we’ve got a very special event in the Moonlight Theatre: Ricky Lavazza – and special guest artists – will be performing his fabulous tribute show in aid of a very special cause: The Tomas Leighton Care Charity.

Tomas was born with cerebral palsy and epilepsy. He was also born blind. All proceeds raised at the event this Friday will go towards helping 7 year old Tomas get the much needed specialist medical care he needs now and for his future. If you’d like to read more about the Tomas Leighton Care Charity, please visit their website www.tlc-charity.com .

Tickets are just €10 for adults and €5 for children and you’ll be entered into the raffle which will be held during the show – there are some great prizes to be won! Ricky Lavazza will be performing his highly rated show with tributes to some of the all time greats, including: Michael Bublé, Tom Jones, Robbie Williams and the one-and-only Elvis!

We look forward to welcoming you down to Sunset Beach Club’s Moonlight Theatre on Friday evening for a great night of entertainment, but more importantly, to help us raise funds for young Tomas.

Doors open at 8:00pm with the show starting at 8:45pm. Tickets can be purchased at Sunset Beach Club or you can call Jo on 645 145 177 or John on 952 964361/628 562 580.

PS. Please share this…we need to fill the Moonlight on Friday :-)

Benalmadena Gets Ready to Celebrate St Patrick’s Day 2012

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St Patricks Day at Sunset Beach Club

St Patrick's Day Decorations at the Panorama Bar

St. Patrick’s day is just around the corner and Benalmadena is gearing itself up for a great day of celebrations!

The Irish Association of Spain has organised a fantastic day to commemorate this popular festivity. It’s important to note that this year, the traditional mass has been changed to the Virgen del Carmen church in Benalmádena and will begin at 1pm.

After mass, the traditional parade will head down to the Feria ground behind Paloma Park for an afternoon of singing, dancing, drinking and all-round fun! From 2:15pm to 5:30pm you’ll be treated to a whole host of acts including Irish musicians and dance groups brought over from Ireland especially for the occasion Read More…

Selwo Marina and Selwo Aventura Open for the New Season

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Selwo AventuraTwo of our favourite attractions on the Costa del Sol, Selwo Marina Dolphinarium and Selwo Aventura will be opening for the new season today (Friday 24th February 2012).

After a well earned winter break, these popular parks are ready to delight visitors with their unique facilities.

Selwo Marina Dolphinarium, located just minutes away from Sunset Beach Club, will be celebrating their 10th anniversary this year. Special activities will be planned throughout the season to celebrate, so visiting the park is a must if you are visiting theCosta del Sol :-)

Selwo Aventura, the wildlife adventure park located near Estepona (Approx. 1 hour drive from Sunset Beach Club) also opens to the public today. In a constant effort to reinvent the visitor experience, Selwo Aventura will be introducing new species and animals to their, already impressive, wildlife family. Here’s a quick list of the new attractions:

  • Two new Hippos – Margarita and Manolito (can’t get more Spanish than that!! ) – have been brought to the park in the hope that they’ll be able to add to the parks population with a little Manolito Hippo! The Masai Mara area of the park has been especially prepared to welcome the two Hippos and to make sure they feel at home.
  • HyenaTerritoryis one of the new installations which will be introduced this season. This is perfect opportunity to learn more about this roaming carnivore, vital for the African ecosystem.
  • The newLionTerritory. Located in the main village area of Selwo Aventura, this new feature will allow visitors to see the King of the Jungle up close!
  • The “Reserva de losLagos” area of the park will be the new home of the Sitatunga (don’t worry, I had to look it up too ;-) it’s a type of antelope) another African species.

If you are planning on visiting Sunset Beach Club for a holiday – and especially if you have kids –  make sure you include Selwo Marina Dolphinarium and Selwo Aventura on your list of ‘Places to see’, you’ll have a blast!

Jump on the 120 Bus for a Value-for-Money Day Out!

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Benalmadena Bus route nº120

Reading through our latest reviews on Tripadvisor, I came across a very complementary comment by a guest who recently stayed with us at Sunset Beach Club.

Apart from his very kind words praising our facilities and friendly staff (thank you!), this guest also reminded me of our hotel’s fantastic location as a base to explore other areas and towns on the Costa del Sol. In particular, he made reference to the bus stop just outside the hotel and the fantastic nº120 bus! Yes, we have taxis outside the hotel, but the beauty the 120 bus is that it only costs €1.50 per trip :-) Read More…

Read the Liverpool Echo for a Chance to Win a 4 Night Break at Sunset Beach Club

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Ryanair competitionIf you live in or around Liverpool, we highly recommend you grab a copy of the Liverpool Echo at some point over the next couple of weeks – if you don’t live in Liverpool, not to worry, you can read the paper online at www.liverpoolecho.co.uk –  Why? Because you could win a 4 night break at Sunset Beach Club plus a load of other goodies (see below).

We’ve partnered with Ryanair in order to promote their Liverpool to Malaga route; the result is a fantastic 4 night package break (for two people) at Sunset Beach Club which includes the following:

  • 4 Night Stay at Sunset Beach Club including Buffet Breakfast
  • Ryanair Flights from Liverpool to Málaga (and back, of course :-))
  • 2 Rounds of Golf at La Cala Golf
  • Car rental for the duration of the stay

That’s a pretty great prize! To enter, all you have to do is go to www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/myecho and answer one easy question.

Best of luck and look forward to meeting the winners here at Sunset Beach Club soon!

 

World Snow Day: A Great Excuse for a Family Day Out inSierra Nevada

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World Snow Day in Sierra NevadaThis Sunday the 22nd January it’s World Snow Day, an event which is being celebrated for the first time in ski resorts all over the world!

World Snow Day is the second phase of a project initiated by the FIS in 2007 called “Bring Children to the Snow”; the concept is self explanatory… In this phase – the biggest day on snow -  simultaneous activities will occur all around the world on the 22nd January and will be repeated yearly in the 3rd week of January.

This unique initiative is designed to encourage families, and in particular, those with children to begin enjoying the snow. The idea is for children to try and experiment all types of snow related activities and sports. Obviously, people of all ages are encouraged to join in the fun and continue to enjoy the wonders of snow for years to come! Read More…

The Wedding Journal Show 2012: Ireland’s Largest Wedding Event

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Wedding Journal Show 2012 Dublin

With the Christmas and holiday period behind us and the New Year in full swing, we are getting ready to attend a series of Trade Shows and Fairs in the Uk and Ireland. First up on our busy calendar for January is the Wedding Journal Show 2012 which will be held at the Citywest Hotel and Convention Centre in Dublin!

Regarded a Ireland’s largest wedding event, The Wedding Journal Show is perfect for brides and grooms planning their big day; the wide selection of exhibitors and suppliers will help provide inspiration and ideas for the perfect wedding.

Sunset Beach Club will also be present at the show. Melissa from our Commercial department and Kerry, our wedding planner, will be manning our stand (nº E10) during the show and will be happy to answer any questions or queries you may have about getting married in Spain.

Don’t forget to stop by our stand and enter our prize draw for a chance to win a Romantic 3 Night Winter Break at Sunset Beach Club!

Show times are as follows: 

Friday 13th January 2012 – 3pm to 8pm

Saturday 14th January 2012 – 12noon to 6pm

Sunday 15th January 2012 – 12noon to 6pm

For more information or to make a private appointment with our wedding planner during the show, please email Melissa on m.palmer@sunsetbeachclub.com . You can also find more information about Spanish Weddings on our website.

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