Ever since it first opened in May 1970, the glamorous marina complex of Puerto Banús – named after its founder, José Banús – has had a special place in people’s minds and imaginations. This began with the opening ceremony itself, an elegant affair where 1,700 guests including the likes of the Aga Khan, Roman Polanski, royalty, aristocracy, film stars and Prince Rainier and Princess Grace of Monaco were entertained by Julio Iglesias and served a gastronomic feast on the shores of the Mediterranean.
Situated 6,5 kilometres west of Marbella town and connected to it by the equally famous Golden Mile, Puerto Banús features a Mediterranean style ‘village’ surrounding a yacht harbour dominated by luxurious boats and floating palaces. Here you will find trendy eateries, cafés and nightclubs, as well as luxury restaurants and top designer outlets by prestigious brands such as Gucci, Dior, Versace, Dolce Gabbana and Bvlgari.
Set back from here, surrounding the Antonio Banderas Square, are more luxurious apartment complexes, shops, restaurants and malls, including the excellent El Corte Inglés department store where you will find everything you need under one roof. A series of very exclusive residential complexes flank this central part of Puerto Banús, with some of the very best located in the area just west of the marina.
Among them are Playas del Duque, Malibu, Ventura del Mar, Oasis de Banus and Los Granados, where residents enjoy sumptuous luxury and style in a prime beachfront location. Properties in Puerto Banus enjoy gated communities with security and often concierge service, gorgeous private gardens with swimming pools, and in many cases also gym and spa facilities.
It’s a property style and location that is ideal for those who enjoy a fast-paced, glamorous holiday home close to all amenities, and also those who like to be close to the action year-round. Diana Morales Properties|Knight Frank offers a prime selection of apartments and penthouses for sale in Puerto Banús.