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Soak up the sun, style, and sophistication of this part of Spain by getting out and about. The region is peppered with fantastic places to eat, drink and soak up the scenery. There truly is something for everyone here from the glitz and glamour of yacht-filled Puerto Banus and the beach-chic bars of Marbella to easy-going Estepona and traditional Benahavis.

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Red Ferarri parked in Puerto Banus marina with luxury yachts in the background
Female DJ at upmarket club Marbella Spain

Here are some of our current favourites to eat, drink and party...

Nikki Beach Marbella

Nikki Beach Marbella

It’s hard to beat a day basking in the sea views and beach-chic atmosphere of Nikki Beach, the beach club pioneer’s Marbella outpost. A sophisticated all-white beach club set on a beautiful white sand beach, this is the place to savour seafood platters washed down by champagne by day then dance on the sands as the sun sets and beyond.

Anantara Villa Padierna Palace Benahavis Marbella

Anantara by the Sea Beach Club Benahavis

Part of the luxury golf resort, Anantara Villa Padierna Palace, this beach club is the epitome of coastal elegance with endless ocean views and next-level service. Go for drinks and refreshing nibbles as you stretch out on a sunbed or savour elevated regional favourites like grilled clams, paella and salt-baked sea bream to the symphony of the lapping waves. The restaurant’s impressive wine list includes sherries from Andalucía and fine Spanish wines.

NOSSO Summer Club Marbella

Nosso Summer Club Marbella

Sunny seafood lunches and sushi platters by the sand are the order of the day at this sophisticated beach club on Marbella’s glorious gold sand beach, Playa Real de Zaragoza. Reserve single or double sun beds (with full waiter service) to sunbath and swim in style. Treat yourself to a pamper in the massage corner then sit down to cocktails and modern international cuisine in the rustic-chic restaurant.

Salduna Beach Club Spain

Salduna Beach

Slip into summer at this elegant beach club with an Italian touch. Set between Estepona and Marbella, you’ll love its low-key vibe and mouth-watering Mediterranean-fusion cuisine. Nap on your luxury sun lounger, order decadent cocktails in the Beach Lounge, and indulge your tastebuds while soaking up panoramic views on the Rooftop Terrace. It’s easy to lose yourself here for the day.

Air rooftop by Breathe Marbella

AIR Rooftop Cocktail Bar

Striking Sea and mountain views, expertly crafted cocktails and a drool-worthy sushi menu make this sophisticated rooftop bar in Puerto Banus a delightful spot, especially at sunset. There’s also an oyster and champagne bar.

Olivia Valere Marbella

Olivia VALERE

Top DJs, live music and shows and a glitzy crowd combine to make Olivia VALERE in Marbella one of Europe’s best nightlife venues. The large and glamorous space has various bars and a restaurant.

Funky Buddha Puerto Banus, Marbella

Funky Buddha Puerto Banus

With creative cocktails, glam interiors and a chilled atmosphere, Funky Buddha is a fun place to be for drinks, dancing and people watching. It has two Costa del Sol outposts – one in Puerto Banus and Marbella.

Club Tibu Puerto Banus

TIBU

With a large open-air terrace, you can dance in the balmy air under the stars at TIBU in Puerto Banus, should the mood strike you. It’s not all about the beats though, you can start your night out with delicious food too – its restaurant Chey by TIBU serves Nikkei food, a fusion of Peruvian ingredients with Japanese cuisine.

Aqwa Mist

Another hotspot for party people, Aqwa Mist can be found under Puerto Banus’s popular lounge bar and restaurant La Sala. Walk through its show-stopping waterfall entrance to dance to international DJs and live shows in this super club, which is open seven nights a week until the morning.

Skina Restaurant Marbella

Skina Marbella

Expect high-end fine dining and next-level service at Skina Marbella, a small but seriously special restaurant in Marbella’s old town. It’s no surprise that Skina has two Michelin stars. You’ll be star-struck by the lauded kitchen’s creative take on traditional Andalusian cuisine and the exquisitely pretty presentation.

Ta Kumi Marbella

Ta-Kumi Marbella

One of Spain’s most celebrated Japanese restaurants with branches in Madrid, Malaga and Marbella, Ta-Kumi offers an authentic dining experience. The recipes might be from the far east, but chefs Toshio Tsutsui and Álvaro Alberoa make good use of Spain’s bountiful seafood in their dainty creations. You can watch them at work in the open kitchen in Marbella’s intimate and elegant dining room.

The Farm Marbella

The Farm Marbella

Fresh, local, organic and feelgood, The Farm is a real crowd-pleaser in Marbella’s old town. It’s full of character with a gorgeous courtyard garden that buzzes with chattering groups of friends and families. Look out for the regular live flamenco nights and you can feast on its full flavoured Spanish and international dishes while you’re entertained.

Tehuelche Grill Argentino Marbella

Tehuelche Grill Argentino

Prime cuts of steak and other meats are cooked with panache over flames at this traditional gaucho-style Argentinian steakhouse just near Benahavis. Wash it down with a robust Malbec from Argentina or keep it local with an Andalucían wine – Tehuelche Grill’s list features lots of regional drops. Cosy and full of character inside with a lovely outside terrace, this family-run restaurant is a popular spot all year round.

Los Abanicos

Los Abanicos is a firm favourite among locals and a renowned part of the gastronomic history of Benahavis. Serving both traditional Spanish dishes and classic Mediterranean dishes with a fresh modern twist, it consistently ranks among the top dining experiences in this hillside village. With tables spilling out onto a characterful narrow street, the lively atmosphere and generous portions make it well worth a visit.

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