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The definition of luxury will mean different things to different people, and is a way of life that is often associated with Marbella. Known as the playground of the rich and famous, this beach town and its surrounding areas are home to people from all around the world, enjoying the luxury lifestyle that comes with being a resident, or simply a visitor, in this area.

This international town offers over 300 days of sunshine every year. Filled with beach bars that host glamorous parties, it's the perfect playground and holiday destination.

Whether you're simply visiting, staying for an extended period of time or planning to move here, Marbella has a lot to offer the diversity of people that frequent this town every year.

For those who appreciate fine dining, there are dozens of world-famous restaurants around every corner. Just off the Golden Mile, in the heart of Marbella, Dani Garcia never ceases to amaze the clientele that dine at his restaurant. A Michelin starred chef and a Marbella native, Dani impresses locals and visitors alike with his exquisite creations.

Restaurante Santiago was founded over half a century ago by Santiago Domínguez. In the heart of Old Town Marbella, Restaurante Santiago offers traditional Mediterranean cuisine, where one can find the best fish and shellfish in all of the Costa del Sol.

One can also find Casamono on the Golden Mile in Marbella, a magnificent fusion of French and Spanish cuisine.

Casanis was founded by Guy Sirre, a traveler and lover of food that has travelled the world in the search of a perfect combination of flavours, aromas and textures, all of which inspired this very unique restaurant. Its perfect setting can be found in a two story Andalusian Palace in the heart of Marbella Old Town, with the ground floor being home to a central patio and terrace overlooking Old Town, and the upstairs decorated with wooden beams, a rustic fireplace and walls painted with tropical motifs by Aldo Gigli.

The surrounding areas of Marbella are home to dozens of golf courses, several of them famed around the world for hosting championships, as well as being personal favourites of many professional golfers.

The social life of the surroundings is also just as booming as Marbella centre; the world-famous Nikki Beach is just over 10km to the east of the city, next to the 5* Don Carlos Hotel in Elviria.

In Puerto Banús, one can also found the lively and trendy Ocean Club Marbella, just a short distance from the designer boutiques and exquisite restaurants in the luxury yacht-filled marina. Ocean Club is a chic favourite of locals and jet-setters who visit Puerto Banús and several celebrities have been photographed enjoying the parties that Ocean Club offers throughout the summer months.

In the heart of Marbella, on the Golden Mile, one can find The Marbella Club Hotel.. Famous guests have included Adnan Khashoggi and legend Audrey Hepburn. Featuring 121 suites and rooms and a further 16 Andalusian villas sitting on its 10 acres, it was built in 1954 by Prince Alfonso of Hohenlohe-Langenburg as his private residence. Today, the hotel is home to its private 18-hole golf course.

To the west of Marbella, just 8km away, we can find Puerto Banús, named after the local property developer José Banús who built the marina. Puerto Banús is home to more than just yachts and luxury cars. The surrounding area is packed with international restaurants and high end shopping, including Gucci and Versace. Many of the yachts in the marina are available for charter - but why stop there when you can also hire a luxury car to get around town? During the summer months, these yachts will be seen hosting some of the most affluent rich and famous with glamorous parties.

As Marbella is home to many wealthy residents, several brokers can be found locally who provide services in private and international offshore banking. In fact, Gibraltar is just an hour away and is commonly known amongst finance professionals and residents alike as a tax haven.

However you define luxury, you are sure to find something to satisfy your needs in this incredibly diverse town.