GITANE SAT DOWN WITH CASANIS GROUP AT THEIR SEAFRONT LOCATION LA PLAGE, AN UNEXPECTED ALL-DAY BEACH BAR & RESTAURANT THAT IS REDEFINING THE MARBELLA BEACH SCENE.
The moment you arrive at La Plage, you’ll notice this isn’t your typical Marbella joint. There’s something very laid-back and soothing about this rustic Mediterranean setting that makes you want to be barefoot immediately. The minimalist space was created by the group with the help of designer Nezha Kanouni, adding woody natural touches everywhere. The layout is open and furnishings are well-thought-out like the rope hammocks hanging throughout the restaurant and fire pits in front of the infinite ocean panorama. This is somewhere we could get used to.
Beyond design, La Plage is well equipped with a handsome staff that makes its clients feel at home and comfortable. Its team takes pride in its “less is more” philosophy, not rushing nor pressuring its clients with bottle service; it’s very refreshing. Partners Fabi (executive chef) and Nico (chef) have worked hard to harmonize the menu with the setting. Their goal is to make guests escape the exuberant Marbella stage in mind and spirit, even if downtown is only 8 kilometers away.
When we spoke to Zazou, one of La Plage’s founding partners, he expressed that the group’s goal was to recreate a feeling more so than a place. He told us that before creating La Plage, the team brainstormed and recalled special moments abroad. Collectively, everyone shared their good times from Mykonos and Ibiza. “These places have the perfect mix of music, crowd, food, and chill setting which is why people trail back year after year” says Zazou. Once everyone agreed on the direction, La Plage came to life bringing a new holistic experience to Marbella.