In the Marbella Golden Mile Guidebook, you will find everything you need to know about one of the most exclusive areas in Marbella.
Milla de Oro (Marbella’s Golden Mile) spans for about 5 km, from Marbella downtown to Puerto Banús, and is one of the most privileged areas in Marbella. The most luxurious properties in Costa del Sol are located here.
Washed by the Mediterranean Sea and sheltered by the mountains, its weather and location —as well as the variety of leisure and restaurant choices its visitors can enjoy— have turned the Golden Mile into one of the favorite holiday destinations for people all around the world. It’s also a second home for thousands of tourists every year.
There are different areas within the Golden Mile, such as Sierra Blanca, Nagüeles, Cascada de Camoján or Casa Blanca that share the privilege of being located in the most select area in Marbella.
Several famous hotels are located at the very heart of the Golden Mile, such as the Marbella Club Hotel, Golf, Resort and Spa, which entertained some of the most important Spanish and European families back in the 60s. Also, the Puente Romano Hotel, one of the most renowned resorts in Spain, which provides its visitors with top-quality accommodation, duplexes, villas and apartments, as well as a wide and exclusive range of activities and facilities: the Tennis Club, beauty centers, spa and fitness… And more than 12 restaurants offering the best delights around.
Furthermore, Hotel Puente Romano houses the offices of our company: Pure Living Properties. We have more than 11 years’ experience in Marbella’s real estate business. Pure Living manages the most luxurious and exclusive properties in Marbella and works for the most demanding visitors.
Luxury Villas and Real State in Marbella’s Golden Mile
As regards those properties for sale or for short/long term rental in Marbella’s Golden Mile, we must point out that all of them are equipped with the best-in-class amenities, whether they are beachfront houses and penthouses or luxury apartments within the Puente Romano Hotel, where you will have the chance to enjoy all the amenities and facilities of the resort: swimming pools, gardens, beauty centers…
And not to forget about the impressive villas and completely renovated semi-detached houses located on the mountainside or in residential areas, such as Alhambra del Mar, Altos Reales, Altos de Puente Romano, Cascada de Camoján or Lomas de Sierra Blanca. They all have their own golf courses, gardens, swimming pools, tennis clubs…
The Golden Mile is modern, exclusive, and elegant, it has a privileged location and offers a wide range of leisure activities. That combination makes it a very unique place.
Unique restaurants in the Golden Mile
As regards the restaurant selection, the Golden Mile houses the most recognized chefs in Marbella, such as Dani García, the owner of the famous Lobito de Mar, Bibo, and the all-new Leña.
- Lobito de Mar is located at the very center of the Golden Mile. They have devoted themselves to seafood and traditional cuisine. They offer top-quality seafood, as well as rice dishes, ‘frituras’ (fried foods) and a wide variety of grilled fish, seafood…
- Bibo Andalusian Brasserie and Tapas is a new concept of cuisine without borders. A combination of flavors from all around the world, creative and innovative ‘tapas’ and a broad selection of wines and cocktails. Besides, Bibo Marbella is located in the most important hotel complex of Marbella, the Puente Romano Hotel (Boulevard Príncipe Alfonso de Hohenlohe, s/n), in an iconic cornerstone of Marbella’s nightlife: Plaza Village. Here you will not only find the well-known restaurants of chef Dani García, but also other great culinary options, ranging from Thai Gallery’s Thai food to the Italian cuisine of the Morelli brothers and their Serafina, or the exclusivity and avant-garde cuisine of Nobu Restaurant & Lounge…
- Leña, is located in the premises of the old Dani García Restaurant. An innovative and product-based steakhouse with an approach that can be considered a homage for meat and its different preparation processes, which is the main attraction here.
Besides the Plaza Village, the Golden Mile houses other restaurants that offer an exclusive culinary experience to both locals and foreigners, such as Takumi Restaurant, a true icon of Japanese cuisine based on products from the Málaga coastline. Their assorted tempura, the white fish sashimi or their innovative sea bass tartar are worth the plane ticket. We should also mention La Milla Marbella Restaurant, where you will have the chance to taste the most popular dishes such as the famous ‘espetos’ from Málaga or the rice soup, which are made with top quality products, and grand cuisine delicatessen.
But maybe you want to enjoy true Italian food while in Marbella. In that case, Da Bruno Ristorante is a sure bet. Da Bruno owns five restaurants over the course of Costa del Sol, where they offer the best Italian dishes: pizzas, pastas, desserts… A great place with such a pleasant atmosphere to enjoy dinner with friends or a family reunion.
Of course, if we talk about Golden Mile’s cuisine, we cannot miss those restaurants offering typical food. It’s the case of Trocadero Playa Restaurant and Beach Club, a beach bar in the Santa Petrolina Beach, one of the Golden Mile’s most famous beaches, the best place to taste the typical food of the region or to have a cocktail or a coffee in front of the sea.
The Golden Mile’s culinary offering is not only about restaurants, but there are also cafes and beach clubs where you can have a good breakfast, a soft drink or a glass of Moet.
Within the premises of the Puente Romano complex, you will find the Rachel’s Eco Love restaurant. They have specialized in organic and ecological food and have been recognized for their vast selection of wines, smoothies, salads, toasts and natural and healthy super bowls. Celicioso’s tasty menu includes gluten-free products, or Capuccino Gran Café located inside the Hotel Meliá Don Pepe, on the beachfront serves nutritious breakfasts, desserts and delicious cocktails…
Beach clubs in Golden Mile
In the Golden Mile’s wide range of beachfront clubs, you will have the chance to both have a good cocktail at sunset or feel the Marbella’s night breeze in front of the sea. All the clubs there have been carefully decorated, they have blooming front gardens, Balinese beds where you can sunbathe, have a glass of champagne and receive a relaxing massage. Or maybe you want to dance all night long in one of Marbella’s most exclusive ambience. As you can see, there is a broad range of beach clubs in La Milla de Oro. Some of them are very popular in Marbella because of the professionalism and the services they provide. You just have to make your call. No matter if you fancy a luxury party or a more chilled out atmosphere; here you can find the place to suit your tastes.
Summertime is the peak season in Marbella, the best time to enjoy the beach clubs; although many of them are open all year round for different events and theme parties.
Victor’s Beach Club is a hallmark among the clubs in the area. You can book a beach lounge and have a drink or order the best ‘espetos’ (skewers) around. To top it off, they also have nice live music.
Ocean Club has a beautiful wooden terrace. You can swim at their big saltwater pool in a hot summer afternoon or read a book and chill out in their beachfront sun beds. It is one of the Golden Mile’s most popular beach clubs. They have a spa service, a bar and a wide selection of international cuisine dishes from Amaï, their restaurant
If you want to have a good time all the time, then Nikki Beach is your best option, a well-established beach club. Since the opening day, back in 2003, it has become a ‘must’ in Marbella for those looking for theme parties, shows, live music… They have a swimming-pool, a beachfront terrace, tropical gardens and an open-air restaurant, which turn them into an idyllic place.
La Sala by de Sea is located on the most popular Puerto Banús’ beach. One of the most renowned beach clubs in the Puerto, no doubt about it. Three tropical bars, a restaurant, a swimming pool… A fancy, Thai-inspired spot for your luxury holidays in Marbella.
Shopping and luxury in the Golden Mile
Luxury is the trademark of La Milla de Oro. Here you will find the most exclusive fashion brands in the world: Dior, Prada, Gucci, Roberto Verino, Hannibal Laguna, Manolo Blahnik, Jimmy Choo…
Most of these luxury shops are in Puerto Banús. You can go shopping and take a break in the sidewalk bars and restaurants while you enjoy the harbour views and the exclusive ambience of one of the most iconic venues in Marbella.
There’s also El Corte Inglés, located at Ramón Areces street, a six-floor building where you will find the most exclusive fashion brands, as well as cafes and leisure areas. They have a large parking area and a taxi rank.
The Avenida Ricardo Soriano stands out in Marbella downtown. A boulevard full of high-end fashion boutiques, shoe stores, jewelry, home stores…
Sports and fitness in the Golden Mile
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Facebook: Pure Living Properties Marbella Javier Nieto · July 20th 2020