Magna Palace – new five star luxury resort in Marbella

Magna Palace will be a five star luxury resort based in MarbellaThe Hotel Don Miguel was once one of the best Hotels in Marbella. As well it probably hat the best pool area and biggest parties around it. But the five star hotel closed its doors in 2004. Back in July 2012 Magna Invest baught the hotel to start something new with it. Magna Hotels and Resorts is now planning the first project with the “Magna Palace” Hotel & Resort. This project consists of the renovation of what was known as the Hotel Don Miguel. The new Magna Palace will be more than just a five star hotel, it will be a five star luxury hotel and resort.  (more…)

Sunborn Gibraltar Yacht Hotel arrives at Ocean Village

Ocean Village Gives Sunborn Gibraltar Yacht Hotel a Warm WelcomeOn Sunday 2 February Sunborn Gibraltar was escorted to her permanent home in Ocean Village Marina. Accompanied by flat calm seas and bright sunshine, a crowd gathered to witness the arrival of this game-changing yacht hotel.

Gregory Butcher, Chairman of Ocean Village, says: “When we were contacted a year ago by a Finnish company hoping to bring a luxury yacht hotel to Gibraltar, despite a clear need for five star accommodation, I had my doubts it would actually happen. I am delighted to say that it did and, after extensive ground engineering works at the Marina, Sunborn Gibraltar has become a prestigious addition to our complement of high profile tenants at Ocean Village. Of course we extend her a very warm welcome and, as her operators work towards an imminent opening, look forward to the benefits this asset will bring not only Ocean Village Marina but also Gibraltar as a whole.”  (more…)

Why the Costa Del Sol Party Scene is Still One of the Best in Europe

Thank You For the Music: Why the Costa Del Sol Party Scene is Still One of the Best in EuropeRewind a few decades, and the coastal resorts of the Costa Del Sol were the stuff of legend. Not only were the beaches an irresistible draw for the locals and tourists alike, but the vibrant resorts, with their plentiful bars, shore-side restaurants and throbbing club culture, served to establish the region as a firm favourite with people looking for escapism and exuberant nightlife.

However, in recent years, the area’s pristine reputation as the number one holiday hot spot, suffered a fairly substantial measure of tarnishing. Certain resorts started to look a little dated, and recent financial strains made holidays to the region start to look somewhat less of a bargain. Add this to nearby Ibiza’s inexorable rise in popularity, seeing the island emerge as the undisputed king of clubs and it is unsurprising that many locals began to grow worried for the future of Costa del Sol.  (more…)

Costa del Sol’s Secret Side, far from the Well Trodden Tourist Trail

The coasts of the Costa del SolThe coasts of the Costa del Sol have long since been the preserve of the sun-seeking tourist. The spectacularly sandy beaches that line the miles of coastline in the region have been popular with visitors since the 1960s, and the myriad of established hotels, restaurants and bars that make up the lively resorts stand as visible testament to the enduring popularity of the area. From the infamously lively resorts of Torremolinos and Benalmadena to the more upmarket stretches of sand at Marbella, thousands still flock to the shores, year after year, to get a taste of the Costa del Sol lifestyle and to enjoy relaxing in the warm Spanish sun.  (more…)

Da Bruno Sul Mare, Marbella – review

Da Bruno Sul MareDa Bruno is probably one of the most famous chains of quality restaurants in Marbella. If you haven’t been to any Da Bruno restaurant yet, you haven’t really been to Marbella. Da Bruno has a total of seven restaurants in and around Marbella, which are the following: Pasta Da Bruno (Marbella, Avenida Ricardo Soriano), Da Bruno a Casa (Marbella Mar, Golden Mile), Da Bruno a Cabopino (Cabopino), Da Bruno Sul Mare (Marbella, Paseo Marítimo), Da Bruno a San Pedro (San Pedro del Mar), Da Bruno Cabopino Take Away and Delicatessen (Cabopino) and recently Da Bruno Mijas Costa (Mijas Costa). (more…)