- Holiday Guide
Chic, sophisticated and glitzy... for a taste of the Spanish high life choose a Marbella holiday from The Co-operative Travel.
Think upmarket hotels and lush gardens, Gucci clad celebrities and cocktails on tap... Marbella is still well and truly the resort of choice for the rich and famous.
Holidays in Marbella don't come cheap in comparison to many other resorts on the Costa del Sol, but if it's quality you're after, then the price might not be your top consideration.
But despite that... you don't need to be a millionaire to visit... while Marbella hotels may mainly reside at the upper end of the budget scale, there's a lot to be said for being able to just wander around the harbour, eyeing the multi-million pound yachts, and just dreaming
Many restaurants and bars do reflect the fact that they are plainly targeted at a high-rolling crowd, but the quality offered by many is reflected in their prices.
For those who have a champagne taste but more of a beer budget... there's a greater variety of all-inclusive Marbella holidays available now than ever before too so you don't have to worry about the cost of eating out.
The white-golden beaches and clear blue seas here appeal to everyone, no matter what their bank balance.
The Old Town area is less imposing than the newer parts, and still retains something of a village atmosphere, even displaying elements of its origins as a fishing village, so it's a great place to stroll around if all the shiny new developments, and their equally shiny new occupants start to pale.
With neighbouring Puerto Banus not far away, you can nip over and visit then watch the yachts bob in the harbour... cocktail in hand!
You never know... you might just be lucky and catch an elusive late deal on a Marbella holiday, in which case it might be a good idea to keep quiet what you paid for your holiday with The Co-operative Travel!