What is it about this Costa del Sol resort that makes it so popular?
When you think of Marbella, the first thought that springs to mind is “luxury.” Known as the diamond resort of Spain, any tourist visiting Marbella can expect to rub shoulders with some of the world’s richest and most famous people. But what is it about this Costa del Sol resort that makes it so popular?
Well, for one thing, Marbella hosts some of the best nightlife in not only Spain, but the rest of Europe too. Expect major events throughout the year from top DJs resident at legendary club nights, such as Sintillate nights at Tibu. Aqwa Mist and Pangea, which are must-visit for any club goer. Make sure you get plenty of sleep the night before though, because you can expect to party well past dawn.
The wonderful thing about Marbella is that each club or bar has its own vibe, meaning that every night out will be a new and exciting experience. You can even dance the night away on a luxury boat at one of the famous Candypants boat parties.
If clubbing isn’t your scene, Marbella still has plenty to offer. The Playwright and the La Sala provide live music and entertainment for tourists and locals alike. For bars, Living Room and El Jardin are incredibly popular due to their cool atmosphere, but also because they’re two key spots for celeb spotting.
The celebrities known for visiting Marbella include everyone from reality TV star Spencer Matthews, to model Vogue Williams and even Michelle Obama herself. It’s also been host to reality shows such as The Only Way is Essex and Life on Marbs. Celebs like Simon Cowell and Antonio Banderas own luxury villas in the region. Even Russian President Vladimir Putin owns his own (extremely) luxurious home in Marbella.
Of course, you don’t need to own a villa in Marbella to feel like a celebrity, you can easily rent one of the region’s luxury villas for your holiday. Not only are these villas absolutely stunning, but also many are within walking distance of the beach and include features such as private terraces and pools. If self-catering isn’t your thing, fear not as Marbella is full of luxurious, exclusive hotels with the Marbella Club and Hotel Amàre Marbella proving particularly popular.
Hotel Amàre Marbella is an adult-only hotel, so it’s perfect for a kid’s free getaway. Simply press a button on your sunbed and your breakfast or cocktails will be served under the Mediterranean sunshine. If you’re looking for a family hotel, the Marbella Club is family friendly luxury and even has its own kid’s club and wellness center.
Nightlife aside, Marbella has something to offer everyone. Spend your days at one of Marbella’s many golf resorts, or simply spend your day working on your holiday tan at just one of the region’s glorious beaches. For shopping, head to Old Town where you’ll find authentic stores selling Spanish crafts as well as luxury boutiques selling everything from clothing and jewelry to sporting goods – all perfect for souvenirs, or a little treat for yourself.
After a day in the sun, what’s better than to dine at one of Marbella’s most highly rated restaurants? Tucked away in the wonderful Plazza de los Naranios is Paco Jimenez, a fine dining restaurant serving all manner of delights, including monkfish, veal medallions and a number of exquisite desserts. You’ll be desperate to visit again! Japanese restaurant and gastro pub Ta-Kumi is also a must-visit for lovers of food and culture. The restaurant mixes Mediterranean and Japanese cuisine to make a fusion that is incredibly popular.
No matter your reason for visiting Marbella, whether it’s to celeb-spot or simply experience the famous nightlife, this region is far more than a one trick pony, with activities and experiences that will cater to all tastes.