With a year-round mild climate and spectacular natural beauty, Marbella has been the
glitzy Spanish sunspot for the rich and famous since the 1950s
, when wealthy Europeans first put Marbella on the map as a high-end tourist destination. Grand hotels, luxury restaurants, and multimillion-euro mansions line the waterfront. Head to Puerto Banus to see the swanky designer shops and megayachts as they bob on the water like corks in champagne.
Head to the Casco Antiguo, the Old Quarter, for a flavour of authentic Andalucian charm
, or head to the stunning beaches
along this stretch of coastline and dive into the sparkling teal-blue waters. Here you are never far from restaurants, bars, and designer boutiques - a truly luxurious sunshine holiday only a short flight away.