ADVERTORIAL • March 2022
Marbella has long been associated with those seeking the very best that the Costa del Sol has to offer: Andalusian architecture, swathes of golden sands, modern cuisine and stand-out hotels, and all with a backdrop of striking mountain peaks. Puente Romano Beach Resort, meanwhile, is the best of Marbella. Destination expert and frequent flier Ross Clarke looks inside
If you want rooms that exude serenity, look no further. We’re talking neutral tones and touches of the natural world in the form of leaf-motif furnishings and natural hemp. Suites come well equipped with Illy coffee machines, king-size beds and Natura Bissé toiletries, and lead out on to private garden terraces complete with terracotta tiles. Looking for something even more spacious? Reserve one of the resort’s exclusive villas. They come with private pools and gardens – ideal if you’re travelling en masse.
Sensational sustenance lies ahead. A total of 14 dining spaces includes renowned Spanish chef Dani García’s Leña steakhouse (voted the most beautiful restaurant in the world), the legendary Nobu Marbella and the Chiringuito Restaurant and Beach Club. Lap up exquisite Mediterranean cuisine whilst enjoying those unrivalled sea views at the Sea Grill restaurant, which offers the finest and freshest ingredients in an array of fish, meat and vegetarian dishes, with many prepared in the speciality Josper charcoal oven.
With no fewer than 15 golf courses in the vicinity, it should come as little surprise that this resort makes the perfect base for those looking to play a ‘quick 18’. As a guest, you’ll enjoy a complimentary round of golf at the famous Marbella Club Golf Resort – just 20 minutes away towards the hills of Benahavís. Prefer to swing a racket? Puente Romano Tennis Club is right on your doorstep. It houses more than ten courts and an academy that welcomes novices to elite players. And, if you’re all about the water, there’s always jet skiing, paddleboarding, sailing and more.
Marbella might have a reputation for its adults-only crowd, but this resort was made with families in mind. The brand new kids’ club provides holistic itineraries, including a weekly beach clean where little ones will learn about the coastal environment and marine life along the way. An expert team of international tutors is on hand to provide bespoke lessons both in person and via a virtual classroom. Then, with studying done for the day, it’s time to make a splash in one of the resorts’ many swimming pools.
Grown-ups can enjoy their own moments of child-like abandon at the on-site Six Senses Spa (the only one on the mainland). Experts in natural healing, the team here use locally sourced ingredients with no nasties for their massage and beauty treatments, including extra virgin olive oil, sea salt and mountain herbs. The spa itself, with timber floors, local stone and lush flora, is a chamber of unadulterated calm that you’ll never want to leave.
All British Airways Holidays packages are ATOL protected and include 23kg of checked baggage per person, while our book with confidence policy gives you peace of mind when booking your holiday. Book your Marbella holiday with Puente Romano Beach Resort and British Airways Holidays at ba.com/puenteromano