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Marbella Holidays


Destination highlights

  • Over 18 miles of sandy beaches

  • Stylish and trendy resort

  • Great for nightlife

  • World-class restaurants

What are the best beaches in Marbella?

If you love beaches then Marbella may just be the perfect pick for you with over 18 miles of sun-soaked sandy coastline. Family-friendly, lively, sheltered, romantic - you name it, Marbella has a beach for that.

If you’re looking for plenty of facilities and something for the whole family then head to Playa del Venus. This beach is located right by the town centre making it really easy to get to. There are plenty of facilities, restaurants close by for lunch and gently sloping sands to the water’s edge so it’s a perfect pick for a family day out. If you’re looking for somewhere a little quieter to take the kids then head to Playa de Real de Zaragoza. The waters are much calmer here and it’s slightly further out making it less crowded in summer.

For groups of friends, couples and anyone else looking for a lively beach day out then head straight down to Puerto Banus Beach. Lined with bars and restaurants, this golden stretch of sand is great for a lively beach day - expect sun, sand, sangria and good vibes here.

What are the top hotels in Marbella?

Whether you’re taking the whole family away on holiday or whisking your significant other away for some quality time, Marbella has a hotel to suit you.

For those travelling with the kids in tow, we recommend the Gran Melia Don Pepe. As part of the Melia chain, you know the hotel will be of a good standard and feature a range of great facilities. Not only does the Gran Melia Don Pepe feature a large swimming pool area, a choice of restaurants, sport facilities, seasonal entertainment including a kids club but it’s in a great location overlooking the seafront. If you’re more f an apartment-style family then take a look at Monarque Sultan. Offering all the freedom of an apartment with the comforts of a hotel, the Monarque Sultan offers an oasis-style swimming pool area - including a kids pool - just 150m from the beach.

A great Adult Only pick has to be the Amare Marbella Beach Hotel. With a beachfront location, stylish pool area and a menu created by a Mitchelin star chef, this hotel is perfect for a relaxing and romantic Marbella break. Another great choice is the Senator Marbella Spa Hotel. A rooftop swimming pool with outdoor Jacuzzi, on-site spa and rooftop bar make this hotel an ideal choice for a tranquil break.

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Weather in Marbella

























Summer, from June to August? Marbella weather is basically showing off. With the thermostat flexing between 25°C and 28°C, it’s all sun, sea, and endless soirées. Whether you're laying out on those golden beaches or scouting for celebs in Puerto Banús, Marbella in summer is where memories are made.

As we slide into September to November, the weather in Marbella throws a delightful curveball. Temps relax a bit, dancing around the 20°C to 23°C mark. The crowds? They thin out, which means you’ve got more room to strut your stuff in that enchanting Old Town or secure the best table for your tapas fix.

Winter, spanning December to February, sees Marbella taking a wee breather. With temps chilling between 12°C and 16°C, it's a tad cooler but equally charming. Maybe it’s time to tee off on one of those lush golf courses?

Then there's spring, from March to May. Think of it as Marbella weather's cheeky preview of the scorching summer that lies ahead. We’re talking a pleasant 15°C to 20°C range.

So, there it is, laid out on a silver platter - the ever-fabulous, ever-fluctuating weather in Marbella. Each season boasts its own flavour, but the Marbella vibe? That’s timeless.

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How long does it take to fly to Marbella?

It takes around 2 hours and 45 minutes to fly to Marbella from the UK.

What's the time difference between the UK and Marbella?

Marbella is one hour ahead of the UK.

What currency do they use in Marbella?

The official currency of Marbella is the Euro.

What language do they speak in Marbella?

The official language spoken in Marbella is Spanish.