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Villas in Puerto Banus Resort

Puerto Banus, located less than 8 kilometres from Marbella, is an exclusive resort focused around the ultra-chic marina. Here you’ll find a whole host of designer shops and upmarket restaurants overlooking the luxury yachts. Head slightly inland to discover more of the high street brands. Beach lovers with have 3 beautiful beaches to choose from, with chic beach clubs as well as family facilities. The bustling resort of Marbella is also just a short drive or a leisurely boat trip away.  

Exploring Puerto Banus On Villa Holidays

Puerto Banus is home to a vast collection of designer shops, where you will easily find the biggest names in fashion such as Dolce & Gabbana, Louis Vuitton and Prada. The majority can be found in the marina area, but there are also several shopping centres where you will find plenty of high street brands as well. On Saturday mornings, Puerto Banus holds a market in the town's bullring, selling everything from local fruit, veg and spices to handmade ceramics, and crafts.

The fashionable resort of Marbella is also just a 10 minute drive east of Puerto Banus, noted for its fine shopping opportunities. There is also a street market on a Monday and Saturday.

There is a fabulous selection of bars and restaurants to choose from, in Puerto Banus, many centred around the marina so you can admire the luxury yachts whilst enjoying a gourmet meal. There is also a good number of chic restaurants and bars lining the coastline, offering wonderful sea views. Many of the restaurants will have a high price tag, offering everything from fine dining to traditional Spanish cuisine and fresh seafood. Puerto Banus is famed for its buzzing nightlife and is home to a number of exclusive nightclubs and venues, many offering live music and DJ’s until dawn.

Alternatively, the main promenade of Marbella, running along the whole length of the town, is a great place for wining and dining in one of the many bars and restaurants. The beach bars along the endless coastline offer an array of fish, paellas and other foods to entice you.

Puerto Banus is home to 3 different beaches, 2 of which have Blue Flag status. Playa Puerto Banus (also known as Playa de Levante), is popular with families with fine sand and calm, shallow waters. There are sunbeds and parasols to hire as well as life guards during the summer months, and a promenade lines the beach with several play areas for children. Playa Nueva Andalucia and Playa Rio Verde have both been awarded the Blue Flag status. Playa Nueva Andalucia is very popular with the younger crowd and you will find popular beach clubs as well as a champagne bar there.

Nearby, Marbella has a great seafront with a marina, 10 minutes' drive away. Or the traditional resort of San Pedro de Alcantara, also 10 minutes by car, has a charming seafront area with good dining and a choice of water sports at Bora Bora Beach.

There is a boat from Puerto Banus to Marbella every half an hour, which is great fun for all the family! Or, in Marbella you can take a ride on the tourist train, which is a fun way to explore the promenade and old town. A little further afield, Fuengirola Zoo and Parque Aquatico Waterpark are also around a 30 minute drive away.

Marbella old town is well worth a visit, with cobbled streets lined with cafes and galleries. Plaza de los Naranjos Square in the heart of old Marbella is considered to be one of the most beautiful plazas in the Costa del Sol. It takes its name from the orange trees growing there with many of the cafes and restaurants lining the square offer alfresco dining.

For golfers, the residential area of Nueva Andalucia, in Puerto Banus, has been built around 3 fine golf courses, Los Naranjos, Aloha and Las Brisas and is known locally as the Golf Valley.