Puerto Banus, the perfect location for luxury living

Louise Swan, December 2016 | Areas - Our view

It is easy to see why Puerto Banús is one of the most famous marinas in Europe, renowned for attracting the rich and famous to see and be seen. Just take a casual stroll around the port with its stunning yachts, supercars lining the quayside and breath-taking views across the Mediterranean to Gibraltar and Morocco and you will see what all the fuss is about.

Filled with a seemingly endless supply of coffee shops, bistros and restaurants catering to every taste, the marina is the perfect place to sit and watch the world go by with a glass of wine, or to enjoy an appetising lunch in the shade on a hot summer’s day. High-class jewellers and boutiques selling exclusive designer merchandise cater for even the best-heeled shopper.

All the top designer brands including Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Cartier, Hermes, Tom Ford, Dolce & Gabbana and Valentino can be found here, along with unique offerings from a string of international designers in the fashion and jewellery world.

Beaches in Puerto Banús

When it comes to relaxation, Puerto Banús offers three beaches, two of which, Playa Nueva Andalucía and Playa de Río Verde have been awarded Blue Flags for their top class facilities and outstanding cleanliness.

Playa Nueva Andalucía connects Puerto Banús with its charming neighbours San Pedro and Guadalmina, while Playa de Río Verde stretches along the coast to Marbella’s prestigious Golden Mile. Both provide the ideal setting to sit under a palm tree and read a book or to laze in the afternoon sunshine soaking up the peaceful atmosphere.

In the evening there is no shortage of upmarket venues catering to every palate, from gourmet restaurants and waterside steak houses to open-air garden restaurants. There are also a number of elegant sky bars with impressive views across the port inviting you to enjoy a truly spectacular evening.

Beautiful property in Nueva Andalucía

Just a few minutes inland from the sea lays Nueva Andalucía, a beautiful residential area surrounded by lakes and some of the best golf courses on the coast. Indeed, the outstanding championship courses of Los Naranjos, Las Brisas and Aloha are so renowned they have earned the area the sobriquet of ‘Golf Valley’.

Consisting of outstanding villas and exclusive gated communities, it is a prestigious area offering a tranquil and secure setting. Here you will find a wide range of secluded restaurants, bars and clubhouses surrounded by tropical gardens and palm trees that create a magical experience ideal for family living. The highly regarded Aloha College is to be found in the heart of Nueva Andalucía offering an international curriculum and other top schools a few minutes drive away include Swans in nearby Sierra Blanca and the English International College.

Puerto Banús is the perfect area for secure luxury living in the heart of it all. Its convenient location means you are never more than a few minutes’ walk or drive in all directions from some of the best amenities the coast has to offer; from exclusive beach clubs to shops filled with designer clothes and jewellery.

This three bedroom duplex penthouse situated in Ventura del Mar is right on the beach, has spectacular views of La Concha mountain and is just a short walk into Puerto Banús.