The Spanish gem of Marbella offers the height of upmarket sophistication. Luxury hotels, a cosmopolitan harbour housing multi-million pound yachts and plenty of restaurants offering first class cuisine. There are plenty of golden beaches to relax on and the clear blue waters of the Mediterranean sea are perfect for a cool, refreshing swim. As you can probably imagine, shopping is big business here and there’s no shortage of designer boutiques to wander around if you’re looking to escape the sun for an afternoon. You’ll find some of Marbella’s most exclusive hotels and villas in the area known as the Golden Mile. It stretches for four miles from Marbella City to Puerto Banus and has some spectacular views of the mountains and sea.