While some of us are planning far-flung flights to the furthest corner of the globe, there is still something unshakably satisfying about a European summer holiday – enter Puente Romano Marbella.

The guests are glamorous, the sands are golden and the yachts are gleaming – Marbella is, quite rightly, luxury holiday royalty. Since it boomed in the 1960s, Marbella has consistently won hearts with its failsafe formula for a getaway in the sun. So, where should you stay to make the most of the Costa del Sol?

Puente Romano Marbella boasts a perfect location in the midst of this dream summer holiday spot. And, what’s more, you can win a stay here if you enter our Elegant Traveller Photography Competition, open exclusively to Elegant Resorts clients. Read on for our ten reasons why this resort is a must-stay in Marbella…

1. It is great for couples…

La Plaza is the pinnacle of Puente Romano Marbella for anyone who appreciates good food and drink. Illuminated by the fairy lights, and home to award-winning restaurants, this vibrant square is popular among visitors and locals alike, with the merriment continuing into the early hours of the morning at the fashionable La Suite nightclub next door.

2. …And for families

Choose from the lagoon style swimming pools or the golden sandy beach to enjoy a range of watersports with the whole family. To get active, you can enjoy cycling along the scenic cycle routes nearby, while those seeking culture will be fascinated by the intriguing history of Marbella Old Town, just a 20-minute coastal walk or short drive away. The resort’s complimentary kid’s club also allows parents some valuable grown up time to make the most of the more couple-friendly facilities.

3. It’s in a prime location

Set between Puerto Banús and the old town of Marbella, Puente Romano Marbella sits on the famed ‘Golden Mile’. This five-kilometre-long stretch of coastline is one of the most prestigious areas in Spain, where some of the Costa del Sol’s most impressive estates and villas have set up home. At Puerto Banús, you will find an array of beach clubs and a buzzing nightlife, plus shops and restaurants along the glossy marina, while the enchanting Marbella Old Town has beautiful plazas and cobbled streets to stroll and intriguing medieval remains to discover – all just a three-hour flight away.

Surprisingly beautiful, Marbella Old Town. Well worth a visit.

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4. It’s home to Spain’s first Nobu restaurant

At Puente Romano Marbella, you can find yourself seated at one of the hottest tables in town: Nobu Marbella. Joining the already incredibly popular Michelin-starred restaurant of Danny Garcia, among nine other tantalising dining options, make your reservations well in advance to sample this world-renowned Japanese cuisine shaken up with Peruvian flavours.

5. It’s Perfectly Instagrammable

One of the most sought-after luxury beach resorts in the Costa del Sol, Puente Romano Marbella offers scenes of pure summer holiday bliss that will have your friends and followers back home itching for their passport. With effortlessly chic suites, swaying palms, swathes of tropical gardens and a stretch of picture-perfect sands, this is one of the best resorts in Marbella if style is high on your agenda.

6. It’s a professional tennis hot spot

With eight clay courts and a grand central court with seating for up to 2,500 people, Puente Romano Marbella has hosted some of the shiniest tennis stars at international tournaments, including Boris Becker and John McEnroe. Here, all ages can improve their game with the resort’s tennis academy, with personalised training and performance analysis, or try out one of the four paddle tennis courts – combining elements of badminton and tennis, the first paddle club was founded in Marbella by Enrique Corcuera of Mexico.

7. There is a Six Senses Spa

You can’t go to Marbella and not be pampered at a luxury spa. Luckily, Puente Romano Marbella boasts a truly indulgent Six Senses Spa with a tranquil feel created from local stone and oak timber. Much loved by many a traveller for their commitment to sustainability and natural healing, you will be welcomed with a refreshing ginger tea before sinking into your blissful treatment, enhanced with Mediterranean sea salt and olive oil. You can also unwind in the hydrotherapy pool, herbal steam room, sauna, hammam and heat and ice experience showers.

8. It’s perfect for golfers….

Golf fans will be in their element at Puente Romano Marbella with the magnificent Marbella Club Golf Resort, located just a 20-minute drive away. This 18-hole course, designed by Dave Thomas, is set amid the hills of Benhavis and boasts stunning views of Gibraltar, the African coastline and the Mediterranean Sea. As a guest of Puente Romano Marbella, you will receive the benefit of a complimentary round of golf during your stay, plus a shuttle transfer to make getting there a breeze.

9 …And sun seekers

Marbella is all about fun in the sun and Puente Romano Marbella caters to this philosophy exceptionally. Just steps away from the beachfront promenade, the delightfully warm waters lap the golden sands, where you can grab a paddle board or jump on a yacht to spend a day splashing in the sun. For more of an adrenaline rush, try jet-skiing over the gentle waters or head out on a water bicycle. Of course, you can always head back to the lazy poolside to relax under the dappled shade of the palm trees, with a cooling cocktail in hand, when you need a break!

10. You can win a stay here with our Elegant Traveller Photography Competition

If Puente Romano Marbella seems like your idea of heaven, be sure to enter our Elegant Traveller Photography Competition. Open exclusively to clients of Elegant Resorts, send us your best photo from your travels and you could win a three-night stay, including return economy flights, plus a dinner for two people at Sea Grill Restaurant. Enter now and you could be counting down the days to your next luxury holiday to Marbella…


Elegant Traveller Photography Competition

Whether you discover a spectacular landscape, unique wildlife encounter or simply a moment that has a special place in your heart, send us your best shot and the story behind it to be in with the chance of being crowned Elegant Traveller’s photographer of the year. Open exclusively to Elegant Resorts clients, read the terms and conditions below and send your entry to photography@elegantresorts.co.uk be a part.