Sunshine, celebrities and super-yachts
The glitz, glamour and cosmopolitan atmosphere of holidays in Marbella have been well documented across television, books and films. It’s the perfect place for those wanting to enjoy a luxury holiday in Spain, with everything you need right on your doorstep. The golden sandy beaches make this the perfect place for families, while couples and small groups can choose from shopping, bar hopping, wine tasting, excellent cuisine and much more.
Explore the old town of Marbella and take in the history of this former fishing village and port. Take a boat trip and let your expert crew take you around the sparkling golden coastline of Spain’s Costa del Sol. Or simply sip cocktails and Spanish wines as you watch the luxury yachts dock in the harbour for the evening. Whatever you’re looking for, Marbella is a fashionable playground and the perfect place for your luxury holiday this summer.
From its swish harbour to its global cuisine, luxury holidays in Marbella are famous around the world. Stretch out on golden sands and soak up the sun, wander along the seafront and duck into restaurants, bars and swanky beach clubs or visit the Old Town and see another side to this sparkling town.
At Sovereign we’ll ensure you get the most from your luxury holidays in Marbella. We’ve hand picked each of the hotels in our collection to help you find the very best facilities, whoever you’re travelling with. Enjoy everything right at your fingertips in the modern resort of Gran Meliá Don Pepe or a serene, local feel at the Puente Romano Beach Resort and Spa. Iberostar Marbella Coral Beach is perfect for those wanting to relax in style as you soak in the views of the sea, enjoy massages, fantastic cuisine and a luxurious beach club. Families should head to Hotel Fuerte Marbella, where there are swimming pools and family friendly facilities galore, as well as plenty for the adults.
Flights to the Costa del Sol take around 2 hours 30 minutes from the UK.
Transfer time from Malaga airport to Marbella is approximately 45 minutes.
With a name that translates as the Sunshine Coast, it’s no surprise that this slice of Spain gets over 300 days of sun a year. Things start to heat up in the spring, with temperatures nudging the 20s, while in the height of summer, the mercury often tops 30°C.
Currently visas are not required for UK citizens travelling to Spain.
Restaurant bills include a service charge by law in Spain, so whether you choose to tip further is up to you. If you enjoyed the meal and service, it is customary to leave 5-10%. Hotel porters and maids will appreciate a small tip, and while taxi drivers don’t require a tip, it’s common to round up the fare.
The official language of Spain is Spanish. English is widely spoken too, so getting by is easy.