The Golden Mile, the most luxurious and privileged residential area in Marbella, surrounded by beautiful lush greenery stretches along the 5km splendid maritime promenade from the entrance of Puerto Banus to the Pirulí, the emblem of the city of Marbella, covered with copper plates. Located on the beachside, the Golden Mile is home to the most desirable, intimate villas with direct access to the beach whose residents are mainly accomplished politicians and successful businessmen who have owned their homes for generations. Around these magnificent mansions, iconic and sought after resorts such as the Marbella Club Hotel and the Puente Romano resort contribute to the entertainment of the beachside, being the pinnacle of luxury living.
Immersed in a Californian atmosphere with its abundant palm trees lining the main boulevard paired with its extremely favourable microclimate, the Golden Mile is often compared to Beverly Hills, the international symbol of the ultimate in luxury, giving way to a unique lifestyle.
This very tranquil area extends into the hills, where sumptuous villas of the most affluent foreign families were also built within exclusive neighbourhoods such as Sierra Blanca, Nagüeles, Marbella Hill Club and Cascada de Camoján, offering the highest standards of luxury and privacy with stunning sea views.
Lifestyle on Golden Mile
Peaceful, exclusive and yet close to all amenities, the Golden Mile offers only the best whether it be lifestyle or the property market. Both the beachside and the inland immerse each property in an abundance of vegetation while providing a top-class luxury level.
Indeed, the Golden Mile is considered as the most privileged area of Marbella and is surrounded by beautiful, lively resorts where sophisticated tourists and locals stop for a few hours to enjoy all the amenities they have to offer. A stunning spot that cannot be missed is the legendary Puente Romano resort, on the beachside, full of fancy stylish restaurants and bars such as Sea Grill, Nobu, Leña, La Plaza and Bibo, where tasting the famous and Michelin-starred cuisine of the chef Dani Garcia is a must.
Prominent amenities and visitors
Some of the prominent international designer labels run shops and luxury retail outlets in this neighbourhood, making it one of the greatest shopping areas in the city. Not to mention the fanciest nightclubs and bars, many of which are open from dusk until dawn and seek to offer quality by finding a point of difference. These include the entertaining Mamzel, the swanky Olivia Valère or even the exclusive Supper Club within the Puente Romano resort.
Over the years, the Golden Mile has also been a magnet for film stars and world-famous personalities, being the epicentre of glamour in the most desirable destination of Europe. Hugh Grant, Eva Longoria, Jason Statham or even Michelle Obama are among the celebrities who have fallen in love with it.
Beach clubs and coastline
Surrounded by lush vegetation and unspoiled nature, the Golden Mile is also the place to enjoy exclusive beach clubs such as Trocadero Petit Playa or the beach club of Marbella Club Hotel. Both border the coast and enliven this luxurious residential area full of high-standing properties all year round. Unlike the ostentatious Puerto Banús, the environment is residential and familial, with high purchasing power and discretion, teaming with sportsmen running along the coast.
To enjoy with the family in a more casual atmosphere, the area has no shortage of cafés with quiet terraces where it is pleasant to sit and have a drink throughout the day. Therefore, the Golden Mile is not only a location but above all the pinnacle of luxury living that you can’t get tired of with its 6km of coastline in which you discover its unique lifestyle at every inch you walk.
It all began in 1954 when Prince Alfonso de Hohenlohe decided to build the iconic Marbella Club Hotel on the shore, which used to be a simple fishing village. Gradually, it became a prestigious place where affluent people started to stay and enjoy its amenities. As a result, many of them decided to build properties around this exclusive place, gradually turning the area into the Golden Mile. Before the whole development of the area, the Golden Mile was the main N-340 coast road whose origins date back to Roman times and where vestiges are still to be seen in Puente Romano.
The prestige of the Golden Mile was then raised in the 1970s with the construction of the Al Riyad Palace and Mosque, which hosted the Saudi King Fahd every summer. King Fahd subsequently invested heavily in Real Estate, which led his friends in the Gulf States to follow him in the idea of establishing a summer residence in Marbella.
Since then, the Golden Mile has flourished and fancy restaurants have begun to accumulate to recreate a little traditional village within the Golden Mile, including the Puente Romano complex. The latter has become the epitome of luxury living, housing a vibrant nightlife, world-class cuisine, endless shopping and prestigious hotels. Nowadays, the Golden Mile keeps offering a sophisticated and private lifestyle maintaining its statue of benchmark for luxury peaceful living and fine dining.
Areas in the Golden Mile
Property market on Golden Mile
The Golden Mile is subdivided into 3 distinguishable districts, each one offering luxury properties with different features and a slight price difference, but it’s all a matter of taste about which sub-area is most desirable. However, it is worth noting that the seaside area is particularly attractive, especially around the Marbella Club and the top-class Puente Romano complex, which is therefore considered the epicentre of the Golden Mile, where prices are keeping pace with the constantly rising demand.
Beachside Golden Mile
We distinguish the Golden Mile Beachside which is the seafront district, alongside one of the longest seafront promenades in Europe with its restaurants, beach clubs, apartments and grand villas just a stone’s throw from the sea. Casablanca and Puente Romano are among the most prestigious beachside residential complexes, which offer apartments but also villas.
Mountainside Golden Mile
Then, for those who prefer to have more distance from the sea and to be able to admire it from above while still being close to the facilities of the city in a serene setting, the Golden Mile Mountainside is the perfect place where dreamy mansions dot the extraordinary landscape between the town of Marbella and Puerto Banús.
Nagüeles, Sierra Blanca, Marbella Hill Club
Finally, slightly higher up, after the coastal motorway, from the Golden Mile Sierra, stunning views of the sea and the sublime La Concha Mountain are enjoyable, which makes it a highly sought-after area. This tranquil district includes the urbanisations of Nagüeles, Sierra Blanca and Marbella Hill Club.
All the 3 districts are bounded by the Río Verde to the west and the Arroyo Guadalpín to the east, brimming with beautiful, luxurious properties, both flats and villas, all built in a Mediterranean-Andalusian style with a modern flair. So, whether it’s a hillside villa in a gated community with breath-taking coastal views or a prestigious beachfront apartment you’re looking for, Marbella’s Golden Mile has it all.
New developments on the Golden Mile
The La Fuente project presents a new luxurious concept of villas located at the beginning of the Golden Mile with the unique character of being the only gated community with 24-hour security and concierge services in an unbeatable location. The properties were designed by the renowned architect Ernesto Palanco, conceiving high-quality villas with the best materials, mixing modernity and Andalusian touches. Currently, under construction, it is a whole complex of luxurious villas enjoying mountains and sea views, close to the main amenities and the old town. Features of each villa: gym, sauna, Jacuzzi, private pool, private gardens, underground garage, lift & concierge.
A modern and elegant development of apartments and penthouses located just a few steps from the beach and only a short drive from the Puerto Banus marina, within a gated community with 24-hour security. Currently, under construction, these luxurious villas will be designed with the highest quality materials and the best facilities, guaranteeing extreme comfort. Features of each property: gym, Jacuzzi, private pool, sauna, indoor & outdoor pool, underground garage, lift.
Few other developments have also conquered the Golden Mile, each one as elegant as the other, whether they are close to the beach or nestled in the sough-after urbanisation of Sierra Blanca.
Urbanisations on the Golden Mile
The apartments, penthouses and villas in the Puente Romano Resort are of extremely high demand. The Puente Romano Beach Resort was recently elected as the best beach resort in Spain and offers first class amenities while located in the desirable area of the Golden Mile. The resort includes two hotels; the legendary Puente Romano Hotel and the trendy Nobu Hotel, with the World class Spa by Six Senses. The resort offers its residents a sports club with gym and tennis courts, as well as a large variety of some of the finest restaurants in Marbella such as Nobu, Thai Gallery, the Sea Grill, just to mention a few. The residential part offers beautiful apartments and penthouses with an Andalusian flair; distributed over 3 floors and situated in 3 areas; the most desirable being the Persian Garden, the Japanese Garden and the Andalusian Garden. All of them enjoy lovely swimming pools and beautiful tropical gardens. A few meters away you will find the Terrazas of Puente Romano, which is the newest building with more modern and larger apartments and penthouses. Closer to the Hotel Puente Romano and near the beach we find the villas, semi-detached houses and beachfront villas. In recent years, many of the properties in Puente Romano have been renovated and modernised and these count as the most desirable properties in Marbella.
Altos de Puente Romano
A luxury gated urbanisations which boasts its excellent location in the heart of Marbella’s Golden Mile. It is a real luxury to be less than 15 minutes’ walk from the beach and the famous resort of Puente Romano. Altos de Puente Romano is a highly demanded urbanisation offering 24-hour secured independent modern villas modern villas set in quiet, lush surroundings with private gardens, palm trees, olive trees and much more!
Cascada de Camoján
The sought after residential community of Cascada de Camoján is situated on the Eastern foothills of the mountain La Concha, just a few minutes’ drive from Marbella’s centre and the beach. Cascada de Camoján offers many green areas and most of the elegant villas within the community enjoy privacy and marvellous views towards the coastline and the mountains. Properties in Cascada de Camoján are highly requested by international clientele searching for privacy and tranquility while being close to the city, amenities and the beach. At the border of the community are situated two sophisticated apartment complexes, Imara which is the most contemporary complex in Marbella and Condado de Sierra Blanca which offers elegant apartments, beautiful communal gardens and stunning views.
Marbella Hill Club
Marbella Hill Club is one of the most established and sought-after communities in Marbella, situated on the hillside bellow the Sierra Blanca hills and at the gates of Marbella centre and the beach. Marbella Hill Club was developed by the founder of ‘families of Marbella’; the area was selected for their private residences due to the proximity to Marbella’s centre and the tranquillity of the area, surrounded by green, peaceful nature. In general, the properties in Marbella Hill Club offer fantastic views to the coastline as well as breathtaking mountain views. Villas in the area enjoy high demand; however, properties don’t come often into the market. You can find apartments in the popular ‘Jardines Colgantes’ a complex with large apartments, each with its own swimming pool and very spacious terraces with spectacular views. In recent years a few new developments have been built in the area such as Montebello, a gated community of high quality apartments and Marbella Hill Village, which offer a selection of attractive townhouses.
Nagüeles is one of the most established and sought-after residential areas of Marbella. Nagüeles is a very tranquil area with many lovely old trees and is situated just above the Golden Mile, next to Sierra Blanca and within a short driving distance to the beach and Puerto Banús. The area consists mainly of villas situated on large plots, however, in recent years and due to the central and quiet location, some new developments of apartment complexes and townhouses have been built in the area; these apartments and townhouses are all gated and boast high qualities, tropical manicured gardens and attractive swimming pools.
Sought after residential community of La Carolina, located in Marbella’s Golden Mile, a highly desirable area in Marbella due to its close proximity to the city centre, Puerto Banús and the beach and a few steps away from the several amenities such as the Marbella Club Hotel, the seafront promenade, a variety of five star restaurants, and supermarkets.
A mostly prestigious and secure gated community in Marbella, often called the Beverly Hills of Marbella due to the large avenues and beautiful villas that make up this very elegant urbanisation. The community takes its name from the Sierra Blanca mountain range from which the mountain of La Concha towers above the urbanisation. Sierra Blanca is located at 300 metres above sea level, providing most of the villas with fantastic sea views over the Mediterranean Sea up to Africa, as well as Marbella’s lush, green Golden Mile. Conveniently located, just a few minutes’ drive to Marbella city centre, the beach and Puerto Banús, the beautiful residences in Sierra Blanca have always enjoyed a very high demand from the international clientele looking for a second home in a prestigious community, with privacy and the highest security, or as a main residence for families due to the highly recommended international school situated next to Sierra Blanca.
Beachside Golden Mile
The Golden Mile is certainly the place to be in Marbella. This is the most demanded area, where iconic hotels such as the Marbella Club and the Puente Romano are. This prestigious stretch that goes from Marbella city centre to Puerto Banús, holds some of the best and most luxurious properties, located in well-known areas such as Sierra Blanca, Cascada de Camoján, Lomas de Marbella Club or Casablanca Beach. The green is the predominant colour, with trees and grass along all streets. Some of the beaches on the Golden Mile have been prized as top ones in Europe. The famous Puente Romano tennis club holds many events, including a prestigious tennis tournament. Definitely the best restaurants of the town are on the Golden Mile. The Golden Mile offers the best quality services Marbella has, without the hustle and bustle of the city centre.
Casablanca Beach is a unique area in Marbella. It is the only community of villas beachfront within walking distance to Marbella city centre. The location is really the key, as the well-known area of Marbella Club and Puente Romano, on the beachside of the Golden Mile, are also a short walk away. Amenities, such as supermarkets, restaurants and other shops, are just a stroll from the urbanisation. Casablanca Beach was first built in the 60s and 70s and many properties have kept the style and charm of those days. It has been well maintained and updated, with new lighting, water system and optic fibre. Experience living in a villa with your own garden, having all services and the beach promenade at your doorstep.
Lomas de Marbella Club
Lomas de Marbella Club is ideally situated towards the end of the Golden Mile in Marbella and known as one of the most popular luxury residential areas in Marbella, with spacious and protected green areas, 24-hour security, incredible quality of life and stunning pieces of architecture. This wonderful urbanization welcomes all kinds of local and international celebrities, Spanish nobles and European elites all through-out the year. Located in front of the 5 star Puente Romano hotel and only a short distance from a large selection of Michelin-starred restaurants (Bibo, Leña, Lobito del mar by Dani Garcia), home interior and luxury fashion boutiques as well as several nightlife and entertainment options turn Lomas de Marbella Club into a popular destination for visitors from around the world.
Rio Verde Alto
A fabulous secure and picturesque urbanisation which enjoys a privileged location close to Puerto Banús and all its entertainment. Villas built to perfection, apartments and townhouses with an Andalusian flair are part of this area. The access to the beach and to the supermarket is very quick which is ideal for both summer and year-round stays.
Rio Verde Playa
A settled and really quiet area dominated by large villas set on sizeable private plots where the green vegetation dominates and immerses the villas in an infinite green space, guaranteeing absolute tranquility. Most of the villas overlook the sea with almost privileged access to it, while the other properties face the prestigious Golden Mile avenue lined with lush palm trees. This is an ideal luxury seafront setting, surrounded by Marbella’s most opulent hotels and beach clubs such as Coral Beach, Puente Romano and the Marbella Club Hotel. More advantageously, this urbanisation is centrally located, with schools, shops and supermarkets only a few minutes away: an incredible urbanization that is right next door to all the services and yet feels like a cocoon.
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