Marbella on the Costa del Sol has been voted favourite luxury resort of the British according to a new survey by Hello! Magazine.
Going head-to-head with the likes of Ibiza, Los Angeles, Saint Tropez, Miami and Barcelona, the Costa del Sol resort came out clear favourite among Brits in the poll.
Marbella has always been a favourite haunt of the rich and famous and with Supermodels Naomi Campbell and Claudia Schiffer among recent visitors to the town that is a trend that is set to stay.
Popularity to the Spanish resort has also been fuelled among younger Brits by the likes of UK TV series The Only Way is Essex, who refer to the town as Marbs, with episodes being filmed in and around glitzy Puerto Banus.
So, where is Marbella? The luxury Spanish resort is located on the southern most coastline of Spain, the Costa del Sol. It is most commonly reached by flying into Malaga airport and taking a transfer west to the resort town.
Boasting some of Spain’s most luxurious hotels, shopping and restaurants it is no wonder that Marbella has remained a favourite with the rich despite the recession. In fact, it was one of the destinations chosen for a family holiday by First Lady Michelle Obama a couple of years ago.
The beach in Marbella is also a cool place to hangout with miles of golden sand and numerous chic beach clubs dotted along the coastline. Old Town Marbella also provides a more traditional Spanish atmosphere during the day and at night with the popular Orange Square, with its many orange trees, being the perfect place to eat and people watch.
Marbella coastline – Image Credit: Truksie