Spain’s version of Monte Carlo, Marbella is where sun-drenched seaside vacations and luxury living go hand-in-hand. Set against magnificent natural surroundings including dramatic mountain ranges and idyllic beaches, Marbella makes for the perfect weekend getaway or longer stay boasting everything from impeccable Spanish gastronomy and luxury shopping to exclusive beach clubs, world-famous nightlife that rivals Ibiza and Kovos combined and lavish 5 star hotels. It’s no wonder that Marbella attracts the jet set from every corner of the globe.
First-class chic: Luxurious 5 star stays in magical Marbella
Designer shopping & Upscale cuisine in the city
Contrary to what you would expect from a sophisticated resort, Marbella’s nearest station is in Fuengirola making the city only accessible via bus or car. No matter – you can organise a private transfer in a luxury car complete with your own chauffeur from Malaga airport to Marbella. Why not hire a Porsche or Lamborghini to take you around the city while staying at a luxury 5 star hotel in this stylish city. The Golden Mile is a seaside shopping paradise that exudes extravagance and opulence, dotted with first-class restaurants that give you the finest dining experience in the lap of luxury. Marbella’s main street, Avenida Ricardo Soriano is lined with upscale boutiques, high-end shops and award-winning restaurants. The city centre also offers opportunities to take in precious art works by Miro and Picasso in the old Bazan Hospital dating back to the 16th century as well as a long strolls in Marbella’s green spaces like the Parque de la Alameda and Parque Arroyo de la Represa, which also houses the Bonsai Museum.
Puerto Banús & Port of Cabopino: VIP beach clubs & Luxury yacht charters
Luxury spas offer the best body treatments in the form of massages, facials and wraps whereas upper-class beach clubs like Nikki Beach and Ocean Club Marbella boast million-dollar views of the Mediterranean. No vacation in Marbella would be complete without lazy days spent on the beach where the sun shines a grand total of 300 days per year. Close to the protected sand dunes of Artola, Cabopino beach is one of the most popular and beautiful thanks to its crystal clear water and endless stretches of sand. Rent your own luxury yacht complete with staff for a stylish cruise to explore the coastline of the Costa del Sol. Should you desire to adventure further out to sea, you could even take a trip to the Gibraltar Strait to enjoy some whale watching or a private boat trip to Morocco. The sky is the limit.
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