Area guide to The Golden Mile, Costa del Sol, Spain : The Golden Mile is Marbella’s most exclusive area and as such, is home to the finest mansions and best hotels on the Costa del Sol, Spain. It takes its name from the many stunning properties that line its mile length.
Where is The Golden Mile?
The Golden Mile lies to the west of Marbella centre and stretches from the Guadalpin hotel apartments to Puerto Banus. Both Marbella and Puerto Banus are a short drive away, and it takes around half an hour to reach Malaga Airport.
Why buy on The Golden Mile?
The prestige and high price tags on the property in this area of Marbella ensure that The Golden Mile maintains an air of distinction and exclusivity found in few other parts of the Costa del Sol. Buying a property here has the following benefits:
Properties on The Golden Mile are for the discerning buyer in search of exclusive luxury found in very few other places in Spain. This selectness extends to all areas of The Golden Mile from the El Corte Inglés department store catering for high-end clients to the luxury restaurants and hotels located here. The hotels include Puente Romano home to the prestigious Puente Romano Tennis Club and stunning gardens whose tropical plants and cascades are renowned as some of the best on the Costa del Sol. Another luxury hotel here is Marbella Club designed to offer unique accommodation to the world’s rich and famous, and where the story of Marbella as a premium holiday resort began in the 1950s. One of the best dining out options on The Golden Mile is Dani García Restaurante, owned by Dani Garcia whose two Michelin stars have earned him a place among the world’s best chefs.
Some of Marbella’s most exclusive properties are found on The Golden Mile. The most famous and emblematic is the White House, a vast mansion built as a replica of the White House in Washington and owned by the Saudi royal family. But The Golden Mile houses many other stunning mansions, some of which have privileged beachfront positions.
The absence of high-rise apartment blocks in this part of Marbella ensures that The Golden Mile enjoys some of the best scenery on the Costa del Sol. Many properties have stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea (and often the African coast) as well as panoramic vistas of the Sierra Blanca mountain range that backs Marbella. Although this combination of sea and mountain scenery characterizes this part of the coast, it probably finds its best showcase on The Golden Mile.
What can I buy on The Golden Mile?
This part of Marbella is characterized by exclusivity and this is reflected in the choice of property available here. Superior villas and mansions can be found in the beachside and mountainside developments along The Golden Mile, and many include spacious grounds and staff accommodation. The Golden Mile is also home to some of the most exclusive apartment complexes found in southern Spain. Examples here include Alhambra del Mar located on the outskirts of Marbella, Marina de Puente Romano situated next to Puente Romano Hotel and Lomas de Marbella Club, opposite Marbella Club Hotel and with some of the most attractive village-type architecture in the area.