Marbella has been a playground for aristocrats, royalty and Hollywood stars alike for decades. First it was the silver-screen icons such as Audrey Hepburn, Ava Gardner and Cary Grant and it still attracts stars of the modern era such as Paris Hilton, Cristiano Ronaldo and Michelle Obama.
Puente Romano Beach Resort was initially launched back in 1979 but over 40-years later it remains the most spectacular resort in the region. Situated beachfront on the gloriously golden sands of Marbella’s Golden Mile it harmoniously marries the authenticity and warmth of an Andalucian village and the glamour that Marbella is famous for.
The luxury rooms, suites and private villas are where the magic happens. The jewel in Puente Romano Beach Resorts crown is the romantic Royal Suite, designed for two. It curves around the top floor offering panoramic views of the glittering ocean. Create your own personal spa experience with the private outdoor jacuzzi on your own wraparound terrace and in the marble bathroom there is a whirlpool bathtub, sauna and rainfall shower.
What makes Puente Romano Beach Resort so spectacular is that it is a magical world of its own. The architecture is charmingly Andalucian but wander the glorious botanical gardens, the air heavy with the scent of orange blossom and jasmine and down every weaving path you will find another adventure.
You could more than happily check-in and stay on-site forever, there is certainly enough to keep even the most restless entertained. There are four pools, including one that faces the ocean, a nightclub and a spectacular Six Senses Spa.
Fitness and wellness are at the heart of Puente Romano Beach Resort. It is home to one of the most incredible gyms we have ever visited and a world-famous 10-court tennis club which has hosted Novak Djokovic, Boris Becker and John McEnroe. The resort is also more than happy to organise a variety of activities such as horse riding, watersports and as many rounds of golf as your heart desires.
Lets not forget the 15 magnificent on-site restaurants, each with a unique menu to cater to your wildest culinary dreams. Including the new al fresco dining areas, La Concha an adults-only bar, La Selva which is set in the subtropical gardens and a Lebanese dining experience at Les Jardin Du Liban.
Even breakfast at the Sea Grill is a masterpiece, the buffet offers a feast fit for royalty each morning. Sip a mimosa with your smashed avocado on toast as you take in sprawling views of the ocean and watch as wild bunnies run peek playfully from the flowerbeds.
La Plaza is the beating heart of Puente Romano Beach Resort, this picturesque cobbled courtyard is the place to see and be seen in Marbella. Dine al fresco from one of the many incredible restaurants, including three Michelin starred chef Dani García’s steakhouse Lena under a blanket of lights that burn like fireflies. Don’t forget to walk over the first-century Roman bridge that was once part of the road to Rome and Cádiz and is now illuminated by romantic fairy lights.
No matter which city you are in, Nobu will always have the hottest table in town. Puente Romano Beach Resort’s Nobu is less of a restaurant and more of an immersive experience. Run by Eleni Manousou, Nobu’s first female Executive Chef it offers unforgettable dishes that fuse classic Japanese cuisine with Peruvian flavour. Highlights on the menu include the world-famous Black Cod Miso and Japanese Wagyu and Salmon Avocado Sushi Maki.
By day El Chiringuito beach club is filled with the bright and the beautiful. Indulge in a champagne or sangria-fuelled alfresco lunch with the soundtrack of the rolling ocean waves for company. Dine on black paella, stunning tapas and the decadent Spaghetti Frutti di Mare, with crayfish, clams, prawns, mussels with a spicy garlic and lobster reduction.
For the wildest night, Puente Romano Beach Resort’s world-famous Supper Club will steal your heart. So much more than an outdoor restaurant, the informal dining experience will seduce all of your senses. Expect intoxicating cocktails, delicious food and unforgettable entertainment, from fire breathers to belly dancers. Supper Club is where people come together, don’t be surprised if you leave with more friends than when you arrived.
What makes Puente Romano Beach Resort one of the finest in the world is the dedicated staff. Their exquisite attention to detail creates an opulent home away from home and you’ll be aching to return before you’ve even checked out.
Bulevar Principe Alfonso von Hohenlohe, s/n, 29602 Marbella, Málaga, Spain