Puente Romano Marbella
What it is
A resort masquerading as a whitewashed seaside village—so you’ll get the charms of the latter with the amenities of the former.
What it isn't
Undiscovered. This is a vacation hot spot for good reason.
What we think
On this stretch of Mediterranean coastline, which is chockablock with worthy hotels, this the ne plus ultra. There are Six Senses Spa treatment cabanas overlooking the ocean, clay tennis courts, and four (count ‘em, four!) pools. Local architect Melvin Villarroel designed the 264 rooms to have terraces overlooking the calming, leafy subtropical gardens; inside, they’re thoroughly Colonial—all gilded pineapples, brown furniture, tufts and tassels. The private 18-hole golf course is a twenty minute drive inland, but worth it; it was designed by Dave Thomas and overlooks the Rock of Gibraltar.
You're here because
You need a true unplug-from-everything vacation, and with the resort’s five restaurants (Dani Garcia earned two Michelin stars here) you don’t have to leave the property unless you feel like it.
It’s hard not to look at what the chefs are concocting in Dani Garcia’s open kitchen, but you try—it would be like shaking a present. The first dish they languidly set before you: red prawn carpaccio with truffle honey, green apples, pine nuts and olive oil-cured cheese. Yes, it was worth the wait.
Restaurants & Bars
Plaza Village - Plaza Village is an open-air chill out terrace in the centre of the resort and is surrounded by five restaurants, each with a different atmosphere. The lights that illuminate the Roman bridge, the live music and the pleasant temperature of Marbella’s microclimate set the scene for guests to enjoy an exclusive and special atmosphere.
Dani García Restaurant - At the two Michelin star restaurant are served both, the most creative and the most traditional recipes in Andalusian cuisine. Which is reinterpreted through new textures, flavours and hot/cold contrasts.
BiBo by Dani García- Next to Dani García Restaurante, the chef has created BiBo, an “Andalusian Brasserie & Tapas Bar” where customers can enjoy the best an incredible assortment of creative tapas.
Serafina - This is a modern Italian restaurant created by Marco & Carlo Morelli. Serafina represents the best of authentic Italian cuisine, also offering a magnificent selection of wines in an unbeatable atmosphere and service.
UNI - UNI takes its name from the Japanese for sea urchins. It offers Nikkei cuisine, which is a fusion of Japanese and Peruvian. Its extensive Sake wine list is accompanied by a wide selection of Piscos, which is a Peruvian brandy that enhances the flavours of this particular cuisine.
Thai Gallery - The place for lovers of Thai cuisine. A magic and elegant space that has been created so that customers can enjoy delicacies from the most creative Thailand cuisine.
Suite - A unique lounge concept has turned Suite into one of the leading clubs in Marbella. A wide offer of the best national and international DJs is one of the essential parts of the Suite concept.
Rachel’s - A restaurant where customers can enjoy a menu boasting 100% organic products, located next to one of the swimming pools in the resort.
Celicioso - A deli that offers food that is 100% gluten free, where customers can enjoy the healthiest options in a trendy atmosphere. It offers breakfasts, lunches and dinners and also the option of having a cocktail, a coffee or a glass of champagne on its terrace.
Les Deux - Above the Patio Andaluz is la Maison des Délices, which offers a refined selection of delicious chocolates and macaroons. It is famous for its exclusive ambience in an area that breathes elegance and tranquillity.
Pool Bar, Plaza Village, Suite, Sea Grill, Bibo
On the infamous Golden Mile, just 35 minutes from Malaga International Airport.