Marbella, the millionaire’s playground…but is it worth a visit?
This blog piece is a little different from my regular fashion / beauty orientated posts, it is all about the time I spent in one of the most beautiful coast lines and party central cities in Europe, Marbella.
|| Night Life ||
Marbella is famous world-wide for its glamorous and glitzy nightlife. Late night bars and nightclubs are in there plentiful along Puerto Banus. So I have complied a list of some of the places I would recommend checking out when you are visiting! First on the list has to be Pangea, it is one of the most luxurious sky bar nightclubs in Europe, so if you are looking for an evening of glamour and glitz then Pangea would be the one for you. Next is TIBU Banus, it is one of the main night clubs in Puerto Banus with an open air terrace so you can party away under the stars! News Café is definitely a must if you are in Marbella, it is one of the trendiest bars that they have to offer; on a bonus it is located a very short walk from TIBU. Finally there is Aqwa Mist, it is the newest nightclub in Puerto Banus, which is situated underneath La Sala.
|| Beach Clubs ||
If you do enjoy a good ole party then I would advise that you attend one of the amazing beach clubs that Marbella has to offer, whether it is Ocean Club, Nikki Beach or Plaza Beach. Unfortunately we only had time to attend Plaza Beach, but it was great experience spending the day lazying on one of the cabana beds whilst soaking up the sun and drinking cocktails.
|| Puerto Banus Marina ||
If you fancy a bit more of a tranquil evening then Puerto Banus marina has to offer a wide selection of scrumptious restaurants. If you want to experience traditional Mediterranean cuisine that is relatively inexpensive then Red Pepper is the restaurant to head over to! They have a wide selection of fresh sea-food and char-coal grilled meats. You can experience the real taste of Spain and enjoy the beautiful view of the marina and its range of super-yachts.
I would suggest that if you don’t mind exploring a little further out to go to Casamono Brassiere, which is situated about 15 minutes outside of Puerto Banus. We discovered this little gem whilst taking a stroll one evening by our hotel. We loved the food, service and general ambience so much at Casamono that we returned there on our last night! Definitely worth a try if you fancy something a little different.
|| Old Town Marbella ||
One of the days we decided to make a change from the regular pool side and go to explore the charming streets of Old town Marbella, which was only a short walk from our apartment. The streets of old town are narrow, white washed and cobbled, one would say a bloggers dream photography location! Old town is surrounded with Arab walls, old churches, squares, chic boutiques and local cafés. If you want a taste of real Spanish life then Old Town is definitely worth a wander around.
I had an incredible time in sunny Marbella and it is definitely worth a visit; whether you chose to discover Old Town or decide to party the nights away in Puerto Banus.
Did you enjoy my brief write up about my time in Marbella?