Marbella is a very strange place at times. Some places have a pretty defined purpose and identity. Ibiza is all about clubs, nightlife, hippy-boho-chic and hedonism. The Algarve is all sailing and golf. Paris is art, romance and undeserved PR. But Marbella is rather mixed in its identity.
If you’re a golfer then the Costa del Golf is heaven and Marbella the very sexy centre of it. If you’re a sailor then Puerto Banus and Marbella are safe and convenient harbour with all the conveniences of sun, fun, and sex. If you’re into the luxury lifestyle, then Puerto Banus and Marbella offer all the designer shops and super-cars that only the great cities in the world could match. And sex. If you’re into partying, then Nikki Beach and Ocean Club will offer pretty much everything you could ask. Except sex.
But Marbella is also a business centre, property development and investment is booming. It is also a “real” place where people live. There are lots of international schools and facilities for families and children. There are also bars and restaurants which cater largely to local families and year-round residents. Families live and are raised here.
All of which gives Marbella a very strange personality. It is entirely possible for the different tribes to never meet each other. Most Marbella natives avoid Puerto Banus during July and August as though it were a plague ship.
The sailors are too busy with their equipment and having beautiful girls in bikinis play with it. The boys and girls in their Ferrari and Lamborghini have no interest in the little restaurants in Nueva Andalucia, let alone the enclaves going into the mountains. And the party people barely recognize that their is a world outside the small strip between hotel, beach club and the bars!
Of course, we are one of the few bridges between these tribes. All of them want to spend time with the most beautiful and sexy women they can find. And we don’t discriminate!