For many the luxury marina of Puerto Banús is every bit as famous as Marbella itself. Since it was first opened in 1970 in the style of a Mediterranean village, Puerto Banús has become internationally renowned as a luxury destination rich in glamour and excitement – and it remains to this day a Marbella hot point that draws large numbers of people – including many celebrities – to its luxury beaches and venues.
At the heart of this famous part of Marbella is the marina, which features a 446-berth yacht harbour with full yachting and water sports facilities. Here you will see gathered not only luxurious sporting yachts and power boats, but also magnificent floating palaces that belong to the finest spotted anywhere along the Mediterranean. They add a distinct touch of glamour and exclusivity to the scene, where many of the restaurants, cafes, designer shops and nightclubs surrounding the marina enjoy mesmerising yacht views.
If the port is the heart of Puerto Banús, the plazas and palm-lined avenues immediately behind are home to some of the best shopping in all of Southern Spain, including top brands such as Luis Vuitton, Hermès, Dior, Chanel, Dolce Gabbana, Hackett and luxury jewellers. The area is also home to the Marina Banus mall and the excellent El Corte Department store. As this is one of the largest of its kind in Spain, as well as one of the most exclusive, it offers just about anything you could wish for – from fashion, jewellery and cosmetics to furniture, electronics and gourmet food.
Puerto Banús is also home to some of the best beaches in the area, complete with excellent fish restaurants and beach bars set just back from long stretches of sandy expanse. It is possible to walk along the coastal pathway from here to Marbella in the east and San Pedro Alcántara in the west, and in between you will come across trendy beach clubs such as Ocean Club, La Sala by the Sea and Levante Beach Club.
Penthouses and apartments in Puerto Banús
Apart from shopping, dining and entertainment, Puerto Banús is also an exclusive residential area made up of two main areas: the luxury Puerto Banús penthouses and apartments set close to the central marina area, and the somewhat more private, leafy residential zone just to its west. Here you will find beautiful frontline beach penthouses, luxury apartments in El Embrujo and stylish Puerto Banús villas in an area that is private yet close to all the amenities and excitement of the port.
For more information about properties for sale in Puerto Banús, contact Marbella Hills Homes.