The most beautiful luxury beach hotels in Marbella

By Emma Power,

If you feel like you deserve a luxury beach hotel alongside some Spanish sun – and why wouldn’t you? – then you’ve got to check out Marbella.

Marbella’s selection of upscale hotels is one of the best Spain, and you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to a luxurious setting for your holiday.

Think private balconies that overlook the Mediterranean, four-poster beds with luxurious Nordic bedding (that’s two duvets per double bed, so no need to fight any blanket-hogs) and direct access to gorgeous sandy beaches and Marbella’s glittering nightlife. The dream!


Guadalmina Spa & Golf Resort

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A gorgeous luxury beach hotel in Marbella, this resort boasts direct access to San Pedro Beach and the 10-hole Campo Sur de Guadalmina Golf Course.

For full-on opulence, treat yourself to the Grand Suite – located on the top floor, you’ll enjoy spectacular views of the African coast from your Jacuzzi.

Sit back on a Balinese sunbed or hang out in a hammock at the exclusive Beach Club, with great food, refreshing drinks and calming waves.


Don Carlos Leisure Resort & Spa

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A luxury resort on the Mediterranean coastline of Marbella, this hotel has exclusive access to Elviria Beach straight from its lush tropical gardens.

Rooms feature elegant marble bathrooms and Molton Brown toiletries, and you can even use the mobile Wi-Fi for when you’re not on the hotel grounds.

Enjoy the hotel’s unique Market Experience Breakfast on the outdoor terrace, with fresh products and international specialties to set you up for the day.


Fuerte Marbella

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Fuerte Marbella is a sleek seafront hotel, just a short walk to Venus Beach, Bajadilla Beach, Marbella Marina and the pretty old town.

Check into the seaview rooms to make the most of the stunning coastal vistas and beautiful sunrises from your large private terrace.

Then pay a visit to the hotel’s lively beach club or sip on a cocktail while sunbathing by the pool at the Terraza del Mar – bliss.


Iberostar Marbella Coral Beach

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This upscale, all-inclusive hotel in sun-drenched Costa del Sol has everything you need – and more – for a luxury break in Marbella.

Go all out and stay in the Superior Suite, where you’ll be able to watch the sunset from the privacy of your very own terrace with Jacuzzi.

It’s the perfect beach retreat for grown-ups, with dreamy Balinese beds by the pool, a bottle of cava in your room and hammocks by the sea.


Coral Beach Aparthotel

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Just a two-minute walk from the ocean and 1km from the vibrant Puerto Banus marina, this aparthotel is a great choice for groups visiting Marbella.

Surrounded by tropical gardens in the popular Costa Del Sol region, right on the Golden Mile, the hotel also offers a giant pool and stunning beachfront.

Apartments can sleep groups as large as ten in the complex’s beautiful villas, so it’s the ideal place to stay for a girls holiday abroad.


Amàre Marbella Beach Hotel

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This gorgeous beachfront hotel in Costa del Sol overlooks the Mediterranean Sea, and is an adults-only luxury haven that’s worth splashing the cash on.

Rooms are modern and trendy, with glass walls, all-white interiors and their very own balconies or private terrace boasting spectacular sea views.

Unwind at the spa’s exclusive solarium – located just metres from the sandy shoreline – where you can enjoy a well-deserved massage in the sun.