The Costa del Sol’s glamorous side

A glitzy gem on the Costa del Sol, Marbella holidays offer a chance to enjoy the high life. With its designer boutiques on land and luxury yachts on the water, holidaymakers can enjoy top beaches and the royal treatment at the same time. The pampering experiences on offer in Marbella make it a popular spot for celebrities, and its luxury hotels and gourmet restaurants have the star power to match. It’s not all high-end shopping, though – the area’s gorgeous beaches and public promenade are enjoyed by all.

For those on a budget, holidays in Marbella can offer great souvenirs and tasty food, especially if you head into the old town. Whether you plan to book the full superstar experience or just enjoy soaking up the glitz and glam, holidays to Marbella make for a spectacular Mediterranean getaway that feels like it was pulled straight from a movie.

Your Marbella questions, answered

While Marbella has its fair share of Costa del Sol’s beautiful beaches, its celebrity visitors and luxurious facilities are what truly landed it on the map.

There are plenty of sparkling shores to choose from, but El Faro is a favourite. Known for its unpolluted waters, the beach is only a short stroll from the centre.

Marbella's constant sunshine and microclimate equals hot summers and mild winters, so there’s no right or wrong answer. Enjoy sun, sea and sports all year round.

Best things to do in Marbella

Try the nightlife

Whether you’re hoping to dance the night away, enjoy a relaxed drink or go celebrity spotting at one of Marbella's exclusive bars, it’s all here.

Enjoy five-star dining

If you’re as passionate about food as you are about the sea, head to the marina at Puerto Banus and take your pick from the variety of gourmet restaurants.

Hit the green

With some of Europe’s best golf courses on offer, you can rub shoulders and tee off with an international set that includes everyone from pros to amateurs.