The Golden Mile is not only home to some of the most fabulous beachside villas in Marbella or frontline beach penthouses with fantastic views over the Mediterranean Sea, it is also a great place to dine in style right by the water.
Heading from the direction of Puerto Banús towards Marbella, the first luxury venue you come across is Besaya Beach, a refined seaside restaurant and beach bar with panoramic views across the Med. It specialises in fine seafood dishes, good service and a sophisticated atmosphere, not unlike the Les Cubes restaurant situated a little further along. Here elegance and style reign supreme in one of Marbella’s most select beachside dining establishments, a favourite of many of the celebrities who visit Marbella in the summer. Besides the fine dining and pretty bar area the beautifully framed views of the sea are quite inspiring, while the restaurant also offers a trendy pool club to relax before or after a languid lunch.
More informal but every bit as much of an icon on the Golden Mile is Victor’s Beach, a chiringuito beach bar that is popular with the ‘in’ crowd and just the place to enjoy some authentic Andalusian fish dishes, cocktails or a refreshing cold beer. At the Sea Grill, the luxurious restaurant and pool club of the superlative Puente Romano Beach Resort & Spa, exquisite seafood, fish and also meat and vegetarian cuisine is on the menu, along with classic waiter service, poolside cocktails and the svelte ambience of the Puente Romano and its sister hotel, the Marbella Club.
From the thatched roof Polynesian elegance of the Sea Grill to the almost tropical beach restaurant and club of Trocadero Arena, it is a small hop indeed, as the hula grass skirt style and pretty Asian parasols form a continuity of theme that continues in the opulent, colonial style lounge areas. Trocadero is particularly pretty at night, while Cappuccino is one of the most attractive and exclusive spots in which to enjoy breakfast, a coffee or lunch in style. The beachside venue of the iconic Gran Meliá Don Pepe Hotel, it concludes the offer of luxury beachside dining, cocktails and café society along the Golden Mile.