Marbella and the Golden Mile, Costa del Sol
Boasting many of the Costa del Sol´s most famous nightclubs, bars and restaurants, the Golden Mile, between Marbella and Puerto Banus, is one of the most exclusive areas in Spain to buy real estate.
Stunning residences include the late King Fahd of Saudi Arabia´s palace, built to resemble the White House in Washington DC.
The famous Marbella Club Hotel with its own golf resort, spa and riding facilities has played host to many of the world´s wealthiest aristocrats and celebrities and its elegance and charm continues to attract visitors from all over the globe.
Marbella properties for sale are among the most prestigious in Spain.
The hotel´s restaurants include the famous Beach Club, which serves a superb buffet, the Grill, with an excellent international menu and the MC Cafe, which offers some of the most innovative dishes on the coast. You will always find a high standard of food, drink and service at the Marbella Club, and it is the best place to go on the Golden Mile for a special occasion.
The stylish Puente Romano Hotel is close by and hosts a choice of world-famous artistes for live summer concerts. World class acts perform at the hotel every summer. Also open to non-residents the restaurants and cafes at this established hotel serve everything from fresh lobster and seafood to delicious sushi and tapas.
Golden Mile properties for sale include stunning villas and apartments in Sierreblanca.
The Puente Romano Tennis and Fitness Club has ten courts (8 clay plus 2 hard surface), 4 paddle tennis courts, including the centre court where Davis Cup and ATP matches have been played in front of 3,000 spectators. Many of Europe and Australia´s Davis Cup teams have trained here, and the superb facilities are among the best in Europe.
If you are looking for an alternative takeaway on the Golden Mile, and you are a lover of Italian food, try the superb Da Bruno a Casa, at the nearby Marbella Mar Urbanisation. Open from 12 noon to midnight, some of the finest Italian pasta dishes, pizzas, meat and fish are served.
Da Bruno has three other restaurants in Cabopino, Marbella seafront and San Pedro de Alcantara, but this is the only one which specialises in takeaway meals. A great service for dinner parties, birthday events and lunches.
It would be impossible to mention the Golden Mile without mentioning the nightclub, Olivia Valére, which has been attracting celebrities, royalty and superstars from the world of sport and television for the past 21 years.
Having run successful nightclubs in Paris and Marbella, Olivia Valére created one of Spain´s most elegant and exclusive venues when the club opened its doors in 1997. Many of the decoration was inspired by opulent Arabian Palaces, and the nightclub can hold up to 1,000 people. Open between June and mid-September, most of the in-crowd flock to Olivia Valére during the summer, and many of Spain´s aristocracy are regulars here.
The adjoining Restaurant –Babylonia -is a sight to behold with its stunning decor, red terracotta walls and candlelight staircase. The first time you visit this exquisite restaurant, you will be amazed by the fragrant and colourful gardens, the fountains and fruit trees.
Properties for sale on the Golden Mile, Marbella include luxurious penthouses, sea side villas, stunning townhouses and opulent apartments with breath-taking views of the sea and La Concha Mountain.