4 super prime property hotspots in Marbella

By : Nick Marr

Marbella on the Spanish Costa del Sol has it all – a beautiful Mediterranean climate, glorious golden beaches, a dizzying array of luxury real estate, plenty of designer shopping, fabulous fine dining and a decadent nightlife to boot. No wonder the uber rich and celebrities from around the globe flock here to enjoy the high life on what must surely be one of the jewels of the Mediterranean.

If you want to join the exclusive Marbella set – whether for short breaks or on a longer term basis – you need to first of all go shopping for some super prime property. Whether you’re looking to invest in an exclusive luxury villa in the hills high above the town, perhaps surrounded by the lush greenery of neighbouring golf courses, or prefer a centrally located townhouse, apartment or penthouse with easy access to clubs, bars, shopping and socialising, here are four Marbella hotspots you simply must see.

Puerto Banús

If you’re after opulent glitz and glamour, you simply can’t beat Puerto Banús. While the beach here is no less fabulous, it’s the picturesque marina built in 1970 by local property developer José Banús, and the large number of super yachts regularly moored here that has cemented the area’s reputation as one of the best loved luxury ports in Europe.

Undoubtedly one of the top addresses in the area, Puerto Banús is packed with designer boutiques to rival Paris, including luxury brands Louis Vuitton, Dior, Versace, Dolce & Gabbana and Gucci, to mention a few. A stunning selection of high-end restaurants, bars and clubs are regularly attracting the rich and famous from all around the world.

This is the perfect spot for a super prime apartment, exclusive beachfront penthouse or contemporary beachside villa, complete with every conceivable mod con. If you have to ask, you can’t afford it.

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The Golden Mile

Running between western Marbella and Puerto Banús is the famous ‘Golden Mile’ which, for the sticklers among us, is actually 4 miles long. It’s a fabulous stretch of silky, sandy beach with a seafront that is best known as the epicentre of the Marbella scene, boasting panoramic views, the super prime real estate and arguably the best nightlife in Europe.

Properties on the Golden Mile are super exclusive and you’re bound to encounter the occasional celebrity neighbour here. Along the seafront and set back further towards the Marbella hills are an eclectic selection of palatial villas, large estates and modern mansions, all with private pools and generous, fully landscaped and manicured plots. Money should be no object when you’re house hunting on the Golden Mile.

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La Zagaleta

Located north of San Pedro in the hills above Marbella and set in wonderfully remote surroundings, the exclusive estate of La Zagaleta offers exceptional privacy and discretion and surely he ultimate in luxury living.

More than a country club than a neighbourhood, La Zagaleta is a favourite chosen retreat for a wealth of A-list celebrities. Hollywood stars Sean Connery and George Clooney, sports personalities David Beckham and Zinedine Zidane, musicians Rod Stewart and Beyoncé, and Russian president Vladimir Putin are just some of the exclusive residents who have chosen this dreamy location.

The country club itself has a membership policy restricted to residents only, with two golf courses and a luxury clubhouse with pool, library and bowling alley, equestrian facilities, tennis courts and more.

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Nueva Andalucía

Finally, the comparatively recent development of Nueva Andalucía is situated just west of Marbella and north of Puerto Banús. It’s a large, tranquil neighbourhood with a good selection of high quality residential property set in a peaceful atmosphere.

The area is particularly well known for its ‘Golf Valley’, with the sweeping golfing greens of Los Naranjos, Las Brisas and Aloha being punctuated with stunning Spanish villas including some that are perhaps a tad more affordable than other top addresses. Homes in Nueva Andalucía are well situated to take advantage of nearby designer shopping, a selection of Michelin-starred restaurants and luxurious spas in the area.

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