Marbella is one of Europe’s top holiday spots, drawing jet setters, celebs and families to its sun-drenched beaches, luxury hotels and fantastic restaurants. The 18 miles of coastline here means it’s all about the beach, and you’ll find some quieter stretches of sand alongside the big names where watersports and inflatables take centre stage.

‘Marbs’ is known for its exclusive Insta-worthy beach clubs and good-time resorts where late-night bars spill out onto the streets. But there’s a charming side, too: the Old Town’s picturesque squares are draped in bougainvillea, and you can still find a slice of tradition in this buzzing Moorish-meets-modern-day resort.

Our hand-picked hotels each have a more peaceful setting – on the exclusive Golden Mile; surrounded by golf courses; or closer to Puerto Banus, so you can mix up lively days with total relaxation.