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Marbella Holidays Unwrapped: Part 2

So, after checking out Marbella Holidays Unwrapped: Part 1, hopefully you and your friends have got your flights booked and found the perfect accommodation! The next question is, how can you make this one of the best holidays ever?

Luckily for you we’ve put together some top tips so that you can have a great holiday in Marbella. Want to know the best places to go to get that holiday glow? We’ve picked out the finest places to lounge in the sun. If you’re wondering what the difference is between Marbella and Puerto Banus, don’t worry, we have it all covered here for you in out Marbella Holiday’s Unwrapped: Part 2!

Marbella v Puerto Banus
So you might have heard the TOWIE crew go partying in Puerto Banus quite a bit. But wait a minute, isn’t the show called The Only Way is Marbs? Well, the two are in the same area but offer slightly different holidays. Marbella is a classy town where you’ll find beautiful restaurants, luxurious beach clubs, designer shops and elegant bars. You can set sail in a catamaran from Marbella or head out to a brand new water park just off the coast. To do a bit of sightseeing, take a trip into the Old Town and you’ll find a more traditional Marbella where glitz and glamour make way for winding, white-washed lanes and pretty, local tavernas.

Let’s face it though, sightseeing might not be on your top list of priorities if you’re on holiday to party. Well, that’s where Puerto Banus comes into its own! Situated on the marina, flashy yachts and fancy cars are the norm here and stylish bars are the place to be in an evening. Puerto Banus is also only 8km from Marbella, so if that’s where your accommodation is don’t worry, buses are easy to catch and there’s plenty of taxis to ferry you into party central!

Topping Up the Tan
We know you want to look your best while in Marbs, so there’s probably a good chance you’ll want to do a bit of sunbathing while you’re there! One of the most popular beaches is Playa del Cable, 3km from Marbella town centre. Here palm trees fringe the sand to give a tropical feel and the food at Bounty Beach isn’t a bad price either if you get a bit peckish during the day!

For a bit more luxury though, head to Nikki beach. This is the place to sunbathe in style! Hire out one of the luxurious white sun loungers then relax and pretend you’re famous for the day! Although you might have to save up your euros for this one as sun loungers can cost around €300! So either club together with your mates or admire the sleek club from the nearby beach of Playa Real de Zaragoza.

Finding Good Food
All that sunbathing and partying will definitely make you feel a bit hungry but there’s plenty of restaurants to choose from in Marbella and Puerto Banus. Sonora Beach is perfect for a chilled out meal during the afternoon. Soak up the sun on the colourful beach beds or grab some lunch in the bohemian surroundings of the restaurant! There are beach bars like this dotted all along the Marbella coastline so make sure to try a few out during your stay!

In the evening, Infuschia in Puerto Banus serves up some of the best Pan Asian cuisine around and is a perfect choice if you’re not wanting anything too heavy before a night out. To try some traditional, local food, Tempora Restaurant in Marbella’s Old Town serves up dishes made with the freshest ingredients! Now, if you’re looking to satisfy your hangover with great value food, La Sala is the place to be seen at breakfast with food being served from 10am! What better way to start the day?

By Emma Hart - Marketing Intern at