We arrived at 00:20 in the morning in Malaga airport. I know – I always end up picking the most weird travelling times! – I tell you why: I love to enjoy a full day when travelling and this is a good way. We took our luggages from the belt and off we went. Waiting for us at the arrivals was a lovely member of Amàre Beach Marbella Hotel to take us one the most luxurious way (I am talking cream leather seat, fast car, nice music and most importantly: usb for my iphone which by now was completely dead!). We arrived at the hotel and strawberries and champagne was waiting for us! Amàre Marbella – you really think of everything, right?
Next day we enjoyed a breakfast at the terrace with gorgeous views to the sea. Then, Paula Negro (marketing director of Amàre Marbella Beach Hotel), took us for a tour around the hotel and hours later we enjoyed a full lunch with a lot of wine, guacamoles, squid, salads and laughter! Food is always my favourite part of the day!
The reason for our trip was that friends of ours were getting married and gave a three day party extravaganza in Marbella! I doubt any other wedding is going to top this one! They even had Gary Barlow perform at their big day!
Anyways, we had time to experience the best of Marbella: the old town, lunch by Besaya beach, lovely massage at the Amàre Marbella Beach Hotel (we tried the candle aromatic massage, so relaxing! Also the one hour SPA pass to try their indoor pool, steam and sauna!), hours relaxing by the beach in the hotels amazing sun-beds. What a great long weekend! The hotel sits in front of the beach and it is adults only! Very close to the old town and got beautiful views from the rooms and the amazing rooftop!
3 Things to do in Marbella:
2 – Visit Marbella Old Town.
The old town of Marbella is so charming with narrow streets, local cafés, little stores. Cross the road from the Alameda Park fountain and walk through the Orange Square past the old castle wall and into the impressive Cathedral.
1 – Have lunch at Finca Besaya.
The amazing Finca Besaya is situated in a villa set amongst an avocado farm on a windy road going up behind Marbella. The food is extremely refined and sophisticated. Also, the restaurant counts with a beautiful collection of art from renowned painters of the last century.
3 – Visit Museum of Spanish Contemporary Engravings.
Marbella is also a very cultural place with artworks from Picasso, Miró, Tapies, Chillida and several other important Spanish artists. A must visit!