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Going shopping in Marbella

We all know that Marbella and glamorous Puerto Banus are a target destination for the well-heeled and wealthy. Attracting celebrity visitors and upmarket holidaymakers dictate that a resort must have amenities to suit that affluent lifestyle. It doesn’t stop at parking your yacht. Upscale nightclubs, luxury beach clubs, and high-end dining are just part of the package. Once the rich and famous get bored of topping up their golden tans, they go shopping. Let’s do some window shopping, and browse what is available, to help when you go shopping in Marbella and Puerto Banus.

All you will ever need

There is a sizeable collection of shops to choose from when you go shopping in Marbella. From out of town shopping malls, to designer boutiques, individual artisan stores, gourmet food shopping, and big designer names. All you need is your credit card and an indulgent bank manager.

shopping in Marbella

Clothing and accessories

For clothes and accessories, for women, men, and kids take a stroll into Elite in Perto Banús. Find Balmain, Lanvin, Dior, Gucci, Fendi and Versace to rifle through, as well as seasonal collections. They have been dressing Marbella’s Elite since 1987. Currently, they are showing ‘Fall Layers’, autumnal colours and cosy clothes – probably best for back at home in the chillier temperatures!

Where is it? Elite, Conjunto Benabolá, 8, 29660 Puerto Banús, Marbella, Málaga

All that glistens

Well, diamonds are a girl’s best friend. If you have it, then flaunt it. A real celebrity lifestyle is never complete until you have a diamond or two to show for it. Visit Janna Jewellery in Marbella. Diamonds, gold, silver and platinum to choose from, as well as all the big name brands in watches. Need a new Rolex Deep Sea Oyster? Of course, you do.

Where is it? Janna Jewellery international Diamonds, Av. Ramón y Cajal, 17, 29601 Marbella, Málaga

Motoring along

Where will you put all this shopping? You’ll need a roomy boot and a decent car for all of it. A new car might be just the ticket. VIP Cars should be your next stop, so put the handbrake on and visit their showroom, for all the right brands. Currently, choose between a Mini Cooper or if your budget allows, a Mercedes-Benz S 63 AMG, currently ‘only’ €184,999. They also carry BMW, Audi, Volkswagen, Porsche, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Aston Martin, Maserati, Landrover, Jeep, Hummer, Dodge, Rolls Royce, and Bentley.

Where is it? C/ Juan de la Cierva No.2, Marbella

After all that wonderful shopping will need a lie-down. So remember to also choose the right Marbella property, we’d be more than happy to help you with that.

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Retire to Benahavis, in Málaga, Andalusia

For those reaching their golden years, when the kids are grown up with lives of their own, how to spend retirement is a hot topic of discussion. Winters can seem long and hard, and winter fuel bills are nothing to celebrate. Retirement should be a time for taking it easy. Make it easy on yourself with a move to the warmer climes of sunny southern Spain. Consider Benahavis, in Málaga, under the rays of some Andalusian sunshine.

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Prime location: Retire to Benahavis

There are distinct advantages to retiring and buying property in Spain, and Benahavis is perfect on so many levels. Whether you’re a couple looking for a new lease of life, or a single person, you’ll find a ready-made social life and a sunshine filled third age waiting for you in the hills above Marbella, in the fresh clean air of Benahavis.

Benahavis apartments

Benahavis townhouses

Benahavis villas

Weather and exercise

Warmer winters are one of the top reasons to move to Spain, especially as you get older and perhaps arthritis sets in. Bones seem less dry in the sunshine, and away from the damp of the UK and northern Europe. Better winter weather makes it easier to enjoy the outdoor life, and there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy gentle sports such as paddle tennis, and of course golf. Although, even just a morning spent on a brisk walk is better than sitting in front of the TV. Travel down to the gourmet market at Marbella, and select the freshest ingredients, rediscover your talents for cooking using the local ingredients in a healthy Mediterranean diet. Gastronomy must be mentioned in the same breath as Benahavis, as it’s a destination well-renowned for world-class cooking and top restaurants. Golf, as we mentioned, is one sport to use up all those calories. Try the courses out for size and test your handicap at:

  • Benahavis Hills Country Club
  • Los Arqueros Golf and Country Club
  • El Higueral Golf

Social life in Benahavis and nearby

A pampering spa treatment is excellent for a sense of well-being, administered with regularity even better, and all possible with a new life in Benahavis. Head down into Marbella for more shopping opportunities, a racier nightlife, and more choice of places to eat out. Málaga centre is within a short commuting distance, with a lively vibe and an ever-changing cultural scene. Take the Avanza bus into the bustling city centre for a paseo down at Muelle Uno, the fashionable port area, or to see one of the ever-changing exhibitions at one of the many art galleries.

All of this is possible, with the ultimate retirement dream to Benahavis, we’d be happy to show you some properties on your next visit to Málaga.

 

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Best Property Locations in Málaga for Family Life

Ideas and dreams of a new life abroad often start with thoughts of better weather. Bringing up kids in the Spanish sunshine is so much easier. There’s less driving them to clubs and indoor sports, and much more beach and family time. Andalusia is a popular place to start your property search. But, what are the best property locations in Málaga for families? Let’s ‘child road-test’ some possible destinations, and ponder the right questions, for your new life in the sun.

Beach life

The beach will be an important factor in your choice of new home. When it’s such a splendid location as the Costa del Sol, it can be difficult to make your mind up. Such a long stretch of sandy and pebble coastline and the warm Mediterranean sea make it almost too inviting. Imagine having that as standard every day, not just for holidays. So, let’s attempt to help you to pin down a property in the right coastal location, for you and your tribe, from toddlers to teens.

Things to check out

There will be factors which you should take into consideration. these might be:

Cost and your individual budget – talk to a reputable agent who will show you a selection of property within your price range.

Schools – do you intend to send your children to a Spanish state school, or an International school? Where are the closest primary and secondary schools? What are they like on student satisfaction? Check out local Facebook groups and expat forums for local advice.

Local activities and sports – what’s there to do nearby? Will the local amenities suit your kids? Again, ask around and search the internet using the local ayuntamiento or Town Hall site.

Transport – will you be using public transport? How easy is it to get around, also bear in mind trips to and from the airport?

Medical centres and family doctors – perhaps you or your child require regular medical checks for a pre-existing condition. You may need to be within close proximity of a hospital or health centre.

House, penthouse, apartment, or villa? Is a garden important? What about an urbanization? After all, many of them have 24-hour security for peace of mind, and community pools where your kids will make friends.

Prime family locations, and reasons why

Estepona – Safe and traditional, Estepona has managed to retain its charm, and still feels like a Spanish town, despite the rise in its popularity. Families with younger children will love the quieter streets and lovely beach. Check out the International School Estepona for primary education.

Property in Estepona

Marbella – fashionable, chic and bustling, teenagers who are into fashion and celeb-spotting will want to head straight for Marbella. A busy social life is promised, and older kids who love sailing and water-sports will enjoy Puerto Banús and the famous marina. Calpe School in Marbella teaches the British and Spanish National Curriculum for boys and girls from two to ten years old.

Property in Marbella

Property in Puerto Banús

Mijas Costa – More than twelve km of coastline is the primary reason why Mijas Costa is so popular. there’s a huge choice of property to suit every budget, and you’ll find it more economical than Marbella. There are plenty of kid’s clubs in-season, and  – the restaurants are down to earth and of course, child-friendly. This is Spain, after all!

Property in Mijas Costa

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Top Reasons to Buy Property in Málaga

It’s always a great time to view prospective property in the Málaga region. But why there, specifically? Spain is a large and diverse country, but Andalusia, and Málaga, in particular, continue to be popular. Whether you’re purchasing a holiday home, a retirement property or a nest-egg investment property, then Málaga is a safe bet. Let’s look at the top reasons to buy property in Málaga, depending on what sort of buyer you are.

Málaga for a holiday home

For your own family, a Málaga home-from-home is a brilliant idea. Fantastic transport links, with the airport close by and the  A7 motorway running all along the coastline. Perhaps it can become a little earner, too. Renting out a holiday home can be a source of a second income, and booking calendars are easily filled when the property has a Malaga postcode. Prospective tenants know they will be able to fly in on a budget airline, and be unpacked and on the beach without hassle. Choose homes with close proximity to the beach – always a holiday winner – or that have outstanding features, such as a great pool, or plenty of space for large groups.

Look at potential holiday homes along the New Golden Mile.

Málaga for families

Spain loves children. Restaurants, bars, there’s nowhere  – almost – that’s off limits to the little ones. Málaga makes a super new start for families, with its combination of beach life, culture, and lifestyle. Attitude to children is very relaxed, and both state schools and private international schools are on the whole, excellent. Kids will love the outdoors lifestyle and will spend more time playing outside, taking up sports, and enjoying watersports than they will on a PlayStation.

Be inspired by properties in Mijas Costa.

Málaga for retirement

The climate in Málaga is easy on old bones! Warmer winters mean less money spent on heating bills, and long sunny days, even in winter, are just healthier. You’ll find that you’ll walk more, perhaps take up a spot of golf for exercise, and ultimately feel better. A ground floor apartment is easier than a house with stairs, and a home for the future as well as the present. You’ll feel secure on an urbanization or an apartment complex with 24 hour security, which is normal in the area. There’s plenty of opportunity for excellent private health care in Málaga, and the state system rates highly in terms of league tables.

Look ahead to traditional and quieter places such as Estepona or Benahavis.

Málaga as an investment

Interest on savings is looking pretty dismal at the moment. A property investment makes so much sense in comparison to the eggs in one basket approach with savings. Select the best you can afford, and be prepared for serious profits when you want to sell. Property in the Málaga area moves quickly. Buying to rent? Then do your homework first, and select the most popular areas, where you’ll be able to long-term rent out your property and make a good solid profit. Somewhere closer to good public transport links, perhaps, to attract tenants that might work in the city.

Choose an ever-popular location such as Puerto Banús.

Whatever your status as a buyer, we’d love to help you to view the houses that will the best fit for you. Contact us today and let your first move on the Málaga property ladder be your best move!

 

 

 

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Looking for a Penthouse? Take 4 of the Best.

A penthouse is a pinnacle of a priority buyer’s list. Living at the top is certainly one of the most desirable factors when looking at apartments to buy in Spain. Avail of the best views, wide open space with no neighbours above, and, in Andalusia, often or not there’ll be a stunning seascape view. Choose life right at the top, and take a look at these stunning penthouses, all currently available!

High expectations

Penthouses are often the first properties to be snapped up on a new development or urbanization, so keep a close eye out for resales when you have narrowed down your choice of where to live. At FAB Property – Marbella, we have a fabulous selection of penthouses to show you, here is a small sample of some of the best.

Casares

Step out of this light-filled penthouse and find the beach right below, Situated on the front line, this three bedroomed Casares penthouse is superbly located and designed to make the most of the seascape views. Who needs pictures on the wall when you can have panoramic vistas such as these? Look no further for luxurious beachfront living, that oozes style.

penthouse

Marbella

What’s even better than a penthouse? A duplex penthouse! An absolutely magnificent 429 m2 duplex penthouse in one of the most sought-after locations in Marbella makes this one a winner by anyone’s standards. Again, direct access to the beach – in this case, the upmarket Palm Beach. The urbanization is select, with plenty of amenities to keep everyone amused. Back at home, the Marbella duplex penthouse has three bedrooms, three bathrooms and plenty of living and entertaining space.

New Golden Mile

Choose the elite beachfront development of Torre Bermeja, which is a secure and gated complex with attractive communal gardens, two outdoor swimming pools, heated indoor pool, gymnasiums & saunas. Then, choose to buy this Golden Mile penthouse apartment with no less than five en-suite bedrooms. The generous and fluid space doesn’t stop there. The enormous marble floored expanse and top end fittings are matched by a private terrace, second open kitchen, and jacuzzi. Take celebrity style living to the top level with a peek inside this apartment.

Nueva Andalucía

Style, space, and sea views are all on offer at this Nueva Andalucía penthouse. The area is one of the most popular along the Costa del Sol. The property’s spacious interior and outside living areas are at an optimum, and the large apartment is fitted out and furnished to the highest standard imaginable. The terrace contains a BBQ area and a jacuzzi, and within the complex itself find tropical gardens with a swimming pool, a waterfall, lake, and a private club with poolside bar, gymnasium, and sauna.

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A glamorous life in Puerto Banús

Perhaps you’re considering a move to Spain, either on a full-time basis, or you’d like a property there to retire to, or holiday in?  Have you considered Andalusia? Of course, you have. The kind and temperate weather is just one of the many reasons why Andalusia is a popular choice for many when they choose their place in the sun. So, you’ll be visiting soon to check out all of the different areas that make the best property investment. Take a closer look at property in Puerto Banús.

Where is Puerto Banús?

South west of Marbella, on the ever-popular Costa del Sol, Andalusia, Puerto Banús is in a class of its own. Just 6 km from Marbella, the marina itself is located within the area known as Nueva Andalucía. Find it 64 kms southwest of Málaga.  What are the origins of this special place? José Banús was a property developer with a strong vision. During the 1970’s he designed and built this luxury marina for the rich and famous. Wealthy clientele duly moored their yachts and availed of the high-class shopping facilities in this  – then – new enclave of the privileged few. These days, Puerto Banús has grown, but not too much, and still retains the charm of a traditional Spanish fishing village, albeit with the sparkle of the jewelled playground of the rich and famous. The glittering port is the foreground, the stunning picture perfect location is framed by the mountainous backdrop.

Why a new life in Puerto Banús?

Open a celebrity magazine or the social pages of any newspaper and Puerto Banús will undoubtedly be mentioned. The stars certainly come to this area to shine brightly, and there’s never a shortage of celeb spotting around the port area, and the high-class shopping areas. Enjoy luxury car-spotting? Then you’ll be in your element. There are enough shiny badges to satisfy the most ardent Top Gear fan. The marina, of course, is the focal point and main attraction. Owning a property here will allow you to regularly check out the 900 plus berths for famous names.

Property in Puerto Banús

Property hunting in Puerto Banús is a popular pastime and the lucky ones who get to live here find that it’s a brilliant investment. Five million annual visitors to Puerto Banús prove that buying a property as a holiday home is a sound bet. Living here means enjoying the finer things in life, and despite the guarantee of rubbing shoulders with the rich and famous, it has a relaxed and privileged feel about it. Enjoy the shopping, excellent port side restaurants, high-end sophisticated nightlife, and general upmarket living standards of Puerto Banús.

Check out our ever-changing list of hot property in this cool location:

As always, do not hesitate to contact us with any questions, or to arrange a viewing.

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