Why the Golden Mile has one of Spain’s most sought-after postcodes

Andara Villas Eric and Paula

If you are considering investing in a luxury home in Marbella, the ‘Golden Mile’ is probably in pole position on your wish list. This beautiful stretch of coastline linking Puerto Banús and central Marbella, is home to Southern Spain’s most iconic hotels and some of the most impressive luxury mansions in Marbella.

Also nestling within an extensive private complex is King Fahd opulent palace which was built with white marble as a replica of the White House.  The palace is used by the Saudi Arabian royal family when they visit Marbella, and even has its own hospital, mosque, helipad and multiple luxury villas.

Land is extremely scarce on this corner of the Costa del Sol, which means that there is always a higher demand for Golden Mile real estate, like Andara Villas’ new project Andara Villas 1 and 2 . Ensuring that the Golden Mile retains its crown as one of the most coveted postcodes in Southern Spain, and throughout Europe!

Here are a few more reasons why everyone would like to own a dream home on Marbella’s Golden Mile.


1.Marbella Club Hotel

Let’s start where it all begins for the Costa del Sol in the 1950s; the world-famous Marbella Club Hotel. In 1954, Prince Alfonso of Hohenlohe-Langenburg opened the Marbella Club Hotel as a luxury playground for his illustrious friends, including celebrities and royalty. The Golden Mile was once part of a small fishing village, this changed with the arrival of the Marbella Club, which attracted the international jet set and is still proving an irresistible draw today. The hotel’s 121 stylish rooms and 16 luxury villas, 42,000m² of lush gardens, restaurants, beach club, boutiques, Spa and superb service are just a few of the attractions that keep the world’s rich and famous returning time and time again.


2.Puente Romano Beach Resort

Not content with one luxury world-class hotel, the Golden Mile also boasts the Puente Romano Beach Resort, built in 1974. Located just a few minutes’ west of the Marbella Club, towards Puerto Banús, this high-end Andalusian style resort is a member of Leading Hotels of the World and was the winner of the prestigious Conde Nast Traveller Award for ‘Best Resort’ in Spain (2016).

As you’d expect, there are luxury suites and private villas, all set within themed beachfront gardens, 15 restaurants (including Nobu) and bars, nightclubs, Spa, tennis, private beach club and much more.  What’s more, anyone lucky enough to know the right real estate agent, such as Andara Villas, could have the opportunity to source some of the most sought-after property for sale on Marbella’s Golden Mile.


3.Gastronomy on the Golden Mile

We’ve already mentioned Nobu, but it’s impossible to talk about chefs, fine dining restaurants or even (high-end) tapas on the Golden Mile without mentioning the highly acclaimed Malaga born Michelin starred chef Dani Garcia. There are three of Garcia’s restaurants located on the Golden Mile, one of which is Leña, also located in the Puente Romano. It was also the winner of the Restaurant & Bar Design Awards for Overall Restaurant in 2011.

Very close to the Puente Romano, literally on the other side of the road, you will find the recently opened Boho Club, a laid back more bohemian style boutique hotel and restaurant. The signature style is an ‘exclusive ambiance of relaxed luxury’. Of course, this is just a drop in the ocean of the restaurants, café and chiringuitos dotted along this exceptional part of the Coast.


4.Beaches as far as the eye can see…

A large part of enjoying the lifestyle on the Golden Mile undoubtedly means taking advantage of the stunning Mediterranean coastline and numerous beaches. The Golden Mile is part of Marbella, which is blessed with many beautiful beaches, ideal for lazy family days, topping up the tan and cooling down with a refreshing dip in the sea.

The most popular beach on the Golden Mile is Nagueles, famed for its fantastic promenade which bustles with early morning jogging, cyclists and people enjoying a leisurely stroll.  Those who enjoy water sports are also in luck, as the entire coastline offers the opportunity to enjoy a wide range of water sports, including stand-up paddle boarding.

And where there are beaches, there are beach clubs! We’ve already mentioned the Marbella Club and Puente Romano, both of which have laid back tropical style beach clubs, there is a plethora of beach clubs along the coastline.  Just a short drive through Marbella town you’ll find the world-famous Nikki Beach, there is also the equally high profile and high-octane Ocean Club in Puerto Banús and La Sala by the Sea to name a few. All offering the opportunity to relax by the sea on a bed or hammock, top up your tan by the swimming pool, great menus and lively DJs.


5.Partying in Puerto Banús

The beauty if living on the Golden Mile is that you are as near or as far away from the hustle and the bustle of Puerto Banús; close in distance but a million miles away in atmosphere…

There are two sides to this world-famous marina, originally commissioned to rival the French resort of St. Tropez.  Visit during the daytime and there is nothing quite as relaxing as the gentle lapping of water and the sweeping Mediterranean views spanning Gibraltar and often Morocco on a clear day.  A walk around the nearby Puerto Banús marina and dining in one of the many waterside restaurants and bars, could be the perfect way to spend a day.

Puerto Banús is also a fantastic destination for anyone who enjoys flashing the cash or simply window shopping in the many designer boutiques, from Dolce & Gabbana to Dior. Just a few minutes’ walk across La Plaza Antonio Banderas, you’ll find El Corte Ingles, (Spain’s largest department store), offering everything you could need from clothes to coffee and the Gourmet Club.

However, when the sun goes down Puerto Banús really comes to life. Attracting international revellers who come to party into the night at big name venues such as Tibu.  And for those who prefer to dial down the excitement, there are also  literally hundreds of options for eating out or enjoying a cocktail, such as  Breathe, located just above Puerto Banús, a contemporary three-floor complex with a restaurant, garden, café and rooftop cocktail bar.


If you would like further information about luxury property sales on Marbella’s Golden Mile and the wider Costa del Sol, or to discuss a real estate development project, please contact info@andaravillas.com.

Yours sincerely,
Eric & Paula