Blog posts
A Guide to Luxurious Marbella

A Guide to Luxurious Marbella


Marbella is the most luxurious resort on the Costa del Sol, making it a hit with the most rich and glamorous from across the globe. Along with an astonishing 300 days of sizzling sunshine-filled days a year, Marbella is home to some of the finest restaurants, high-fashion boutiques and marinas filled with luxury yachts. Then there’s the fact that Marbella hosts a nightlife that rivals both Ibiza and Kavos put together. If you’re planning a luxury holiday to Spain, there really isn’t a better choice that the gorgeous Marbella.

Arrive in Style

The 30-minute journey from Malaga airport to Marbella can be done by bus, but where’s the luxury in that? Instead book yourself a private transfer complete with your own chauffeur. Your driver will collect you off your flight and take your luggage to the luxury car of your choice. Cars include Mercedes S-class, Mercedes E-class and Audi A6 models.

How to Get Around

To fit in with the celebrity tourists that flock to Marbella, you’re going to need a luxury car to get around in. Luckily, Marbella has a host of rental companies who provide its customers with various amazing sports cars – everything from Porsche cars to Lamborghinis. For added glamour, you can even rent your own luxury yacht, complete with staff. These charters will take you out on a stylish cruise and truly are the best way to explore the coastline of the Costa del Sol. 

Where to Stay

Marbella has numerous luxury 5-star hotels, many of which are on the Golden Mile, right in the heart of the action. Particularly good hotels include Villa Padierna Palace, who’s celebrity guests have included Michelle Obama. The hotel itself is a pink palace complete with swimming pool and tennis courts and a service that is out of this world. For a more central hotel, Amàre is a 4-star modern and fun hotel located right on the beachfront. Its cool vibe is completed with modern design and a roof top bar where you can watch the sunset every night.

If you’d prefer to stay somewhere more private, there are a number of high-end villas in the area, that come complete with private pools, Wi-Fi and all the amenities you could ask for.

What to Do

Alameda Park is perfect for escaping the hustle and bustle of Marbella’s busy beachfront. Built in the 17th Century, this park is filled with a large number of botanical species from around the world and hosts events and markets through the year.

A holiday in Marbella wouldn’t be complete without spending a few days at the beach though, and Marbella has some of the most beautiful beaches in Spain. One of the most stunning is Cabopino, which is particularly popular due to its long sandy beaches and crystal waters. Close to the protected sand dunes of Artola and the port of Cabopino, there are plenty of bars and restaurants nearby too.

If you’re looking for a relaxing afternoon activity, Club Wellness is a luxury spa that offers the best in body treatments including massages, wraps and facials. It also offers the latest in celebrity detoxes that range from day programmes to longer treatments.

Where to Eat

A luxury trip to Marbella wouldn’t be the same without a visit to the resort’s three Michelin-starred restaurant, Danni Garcia at Puente Romano. Famed for the interesting contrasts of hot and cold in its dishes, expect to try unique dishes with Andalusian drama and flair.

Marcella Club’s MC Beach is attributed with creating some of the best food in town, using the freshest in locally caught seafood and locally-sourced ingredients. The restaurants famous guests include former James Bond actor, Sean Connery.

Where to Drink

The nightlife in Marbella is world-famous, with every club in the area hosting massive summer events with some of the biggest guest DJs from across the globe. Sintilllate are known for hosting the best and biggest events, so be sure to check out what this company is organising and pre-book your tickets before your trip. You may even be able to get a VIP package for the night.

Marbella is also known for its club nights occurring right on the beach. Places like Nikki Beach operate as an exclusive beach club with VIP loungers during the day, but once the sun disappears this beach club turns into a night club that is incredibly popular with locals and visitors alike.


Pin This!

About the author

Carmen Edelson is the Founder of Carmen's Luxury Travel. Carmen has been traveling the world for over a decade. Her travels allow her the opportunity to pursue her itch to travel to the best luxury destinations, and experience those first class tastes from around the world.


  1. Emily
    September 8, 2017 at 8:44 am

    Hi Carmen
    Incredible post. I love sunset, hope my hubby will plan this for our next tour.

    • Carmen Edelson
      September 8, 2017 at 5:24 pm

      I hope so too, Emily! Fingers crossed 🙂

  2. Roxanna
    September 10, 2017 at 10:40 pm

    I was not familiar with Marbella until this article.. You have made me want to visit!

    • Carmen Edelson
      September 11, 2017 at 5:21 am

      I’m glad to hear that, Roxanna!

    September 11, 2017 at 2:11 pm

    Marbella is a beautiful city in the South Spain and your luxury guide comes very handy, thanks for sharing!!

  4. Angela @ Dang Travelers
    September 11, 2017 at 4:28 pm

    We missed Marbella when we were in the south of Spain this year! It was so hot, we ended up going straight to a resort just west of there in Miraflores for a pool and the beach! We will have to get back there. Sounds wonderful!

  5. Renada
    September 16, 2017 at 7:05 pm

    This is a gorgeous blog post. I lived in Spain many years ago, and Marbella was one of the places I didn’t visit. Now I have a reason to go back!

    • Carmen Edelson
      September 17, 2017 at 4:51 pm

      Thank you very much!

  6. Tonya
    September 17, 2017 at 11:33 pm

    What an amazing destination! And that yacht…an incredible way to relax and spend your day, evening or both.

    • Carmen Edelson
      September 18, 2017 at 1:18 pm

      Traveling my yacht is so lovely!

  7. Luxury Resort USA
    September 18, 2017 at 3:16 am

    Nice Blog, Thank for Sharing Information related to luxury

    • Carmen Edelson
      September 18, 2017 at 1:18 pm

      You’re very welcome! All of my posts relate to luxury 🙂

  8. carrie @ frugal foodie mama
    September 18, 2017 at 6:49 am

    Wow! Looks like such a posh place to plan a getaway to! 🙂

    • Carmen Edelson
      September 18, 2017 at 1:19 pm

      Very posh!! Thanks for reading, Carrie 🙂

  9. Sheena
    September 18, 2017 at 12:12 pm

    Marbella sounds like the epitome of a luxurious vacation destination & I’m sold on the 300+ days of sunshine a year!

    • Carmen Edelson
      September 18, 2017 at 1:19 pm

      I know, isn’t that incredible?!

  10. Meagan
    September 18, 2017 at 5:04 pm

    What a sumptuous-looking place to visit! Seems like a great place to relax and be pampered. Thanks for sharing!

    • Carmen Edelson
      September 20, 2017 at 4:50 am

      Sumptuous indeed! Thank you for reading 🙂

  11. melody pittman
    September 20, 2017 at 3:37 pm

    I think I’m a little embarrassed that I have never heard of Marbella before but it looks fantastic. The pink palace hotel is amazing. I would love a stay there. 😉

    • Carmen Edelson
      September 20, 2017 at 8:05 pm

      Ha, don’t be embarrassed! Now you know 🙂

  12. Naveen
    October 3, 2017 at 2:26 am

    marbellalook extremely wonderful! I can’t wait to tick this place off my bucket list. thanks for Amazing post.

    • Carmen Edelson
      October 3, 2017 at 3:22 pm

      Thank you! I hope you get to visit, Naveen.

  13. Peter
    July 24, 2019 at 6:52 am

    Marbella is a great destination for luxurious holidays, lots of things to do and see in and around Marbella, very nice article

    • Carmen Edelson
      August 6, 2019 at 3:00 pm

      I agree, Marbella is so lovely!

  14. MOTTIFY s.r.o.
    September 20, 2019 at 6:53 am

    Wow, such an amazing post.

    • Carmen Edelson
      September 23, 2019 at 10:16 pm

      Thank you very much!

  15. iolanta ZAKHAROVA
    March 9, 2021 at 9:58 am

    This is an awesome article! i loved the part of “where to stay” at the most


    • Carmen Edelson
      March 12, 2021 at 1:21 am

      So glad you liked it!

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

CommentLuv badge

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.