Andalucía in summer is just perfect: the weather is endlessly sunny, the beaches are golden and there are plenty of them. Beyond the sandy shores and further into town, the culture and history of the region remain as exciting, vibrant and interesting as they have always been.
Marbella is one of the epicentres of the area and this prestigious coastal municipality never fails to provide first-class amenities and facilities for its residents and visitors. The discerning traveller will always find the very best in hotel accommodation, restaurants, sporting activities and nightlife venues here.
For people interested in the finest dining experiences in Marbella, either by or even at the sea, during lunchtime or a balmy summer evening, the following are four perfect ideas to enjoy fine dining in Marbella this summer.
LUNCH AT SEA
A beautifully prepared first-class lunch aboard an elegant yacht, just off the coast in the blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea. What else could illustrate the heights of luxury living in Marbella so perfectly? There is a good choice of professional operators on the Costa del Sol that can arrange a sailing day to remember, for you, your family and friends, including Marbella Charter.
Private boat trip packages are available where groups can enjoy a five-star lifestyle and total pampering, whilst relaxing yacht side. Your captain will be happy to set sail and allow you to explore the Andalusian coastline, followed by some fishing and dolphin spotting. Special arrangements can even be made to head to Morocco for lunch, or for your favourite beach restaurant to bring food directly out to your boat!
THE BEST CHIRINGUITO IN TOWN
El Chiringuito at Puente Romano
There is little room for argument that the most luxurious Spanish beach bar in Marbella lies within the fashionable grounds of the Puente Romano resort on the Golden Mile. This venue brings a whole new level to the spirit of the chiringuito, combining the traditional laid back style with excellent service and unbelievably good food.
The vibe is lively and Mediterranean, and you will be thoroughly encouraged to indulge in mouth-watering cocktails upon arrival: opt for a mojito, they serve the best on the coast. Exquisitely presented facilities include an indoor restaurant, a large shaded deck and ocean-side sun loungers of the highest quality!
Location: Bulevar Príncipe Alfonso von Hohenlohe, s/n, 29602 Marbella.
Contact: (+34) 952 768 228
THE BEACH CLUB OF BEACH CLUBS
Marbella Club Beach Club
They did it first, and they do it best. The Marbella Club has always delivered excellence of the highest order when it comes to service, food and scenic surroundings. This iconic establishment is the hallmark of quality in Marbella and it’s been setting the standard for first class facilities on the Costa del Sol for decades. The Marbella Club principles were also applied to its now legendary beach club, just a few steps from the sea, in the most glorious of beachside settings.
The Italian’s say ‘dolce far niente’: it’s sweet doing nothing—and the Marbella Club Beach Club wants you to wallow in this most blissful of pastimes whilst on their premises. Aside from the spectacular lounge bed area, you can swim in the heated seawater pool or enjoy the gastronomic delights of the famous all day buffet.
Location: Bulevar Principe Alfonso von Hohenlohe, 29600 Marbella.
Contact: (+34) 952 822 211
MICHELIN STAR DINING
The twelve Michelin Star restaurants currently operating in Marbella are testament to the high levels available in the area. Take your time and try them all! One highly recommended for a romantic night in a historical setting is Skina, a small restaurant of perfection that is located in Marbella’s old town.
Skina’s wine list is incomparable to most other eating establishments on the coast, it’s so extensive, interesting and such an important part of the offering at this restaurant. The restaurant features an impressive glass-fronted cellar, the contents of which are selected perfectly to complement the incredible taster-menu, which is an experinece to savour.
Location: Calle Aduar, 12, 29601 Marbella.
Contact: (+34) 952 765 277