Saturday, 5 September 2015

Holiday: Marbella, Spain (Part Two - Eating Out and Puerto Banus)

Marbella Spain Summer Holiday Sea View Hotel Balcony

Earlier this week I posted about holiday Marbella, but I've got a tonne more photos to share of our delicious food and our little day trip to Puerto Banus.


 On our first night in Marbella, we headed straight to the beach front when the sun started to set, and made a decision on food within about 20 seconds - when in Spain how could we not go for a Paella? We shared a seafood and chicken paella and watched the gorgeous sunset.

Marbella Spain Summer Holiday Boyfriend Restaurant Sea View



Marbella Spain Summer Holiday Food Seafood Paella

Marbella Spain Summer Holiday Restaurant Food Sea View Sunset


One of the other nights near the start of the holiday I had a cocktail craving, so headed straight for a beach cafe for Sex on the Beach and some incredible beef skewers.  Our entertainment that night? Someone having an impromptu yoga-inspired photo shoot on the beach using a smart phone. For an entire hour.

Marbella Spain Summer Holiday Beach View Cocktails Beer Restaurant

Marbella Spain Summer Holiday Cocktail Restaurant

Marbella Spain Summer Holiday Food Beef Skewer Restaurant

 Next stop: Italian.  After noticing a particular restaurant full to the brim a few nights in a row we couldn't resist giving it a go.  I had the most delicious lobster ravioli; it was so good we ended up returning a few nights later.  We might have been swayed by the delicious deserts too - the creme brulee and tiramisu were to die for!

Marbella Spain Summer Holiday Italian Pasta Lobster Ravioli Seafood

Marbella Spain Summer Holiday Food Dessert Creme Brulee Italian

Marbella Spain Summer Holiday Food Dessert Tiramisu Italian


 We happened to be in Marbella while La Vuelta 2015 was on - it was so brilliant to see all the bikes speeding past and all the supporters cheering and shouting.  There was such a great atmosphere and everyone seemed so happy and excited! When the race was over, the entire beachfront was packed with people, so we chose our restaurant  by looking for a free table, but we ended up having some pretty delicious seafood. and then satisfied our sweet teeth with some ice cream sundaes which tasted even better than they look! 

Marbella Spain Summer Holiday Sea View Outfit Dress Hollister

Marbella Spain Summer Holiday Italian Seafood Linguine Pasta

Marbella Spain Summer Holiday Italian Food Seafood Pizza

Marbella Spain Summer Holiday Food Dessert Ice Cream

Towards the end of the week we treated ourselves to a more expensive restaurant on the beach which was worth every single penny - everything was incredible, especially the amazing cocktails! We shared a black seafood paella which was too difficult to photograph in the fading light, but it was our favourite meal of the week!

Marbella Spain Summer Holiday Sea View Beach Cocktail Drinks Restaurant Bar

Marbella Spain Summer Holiday Sea View Restaurant Bar Drinks Cocktail


Marbella Spain Summer Holiday Sea View Restaurant Bar Drinks Cocktail


Our favourite treat of the week was the crepes, we had them twice from different places, but they were always delicious!

Marbella Spain Summer Holiday Food Dessert Crepe Ice Cream


Marbella Spain Summer Holiday Food Dessert Crepe Ice Cream


On our last night we popped to the restaurant just downstairs from our hotel.  We shared a huge jug of Sex on the beach in the sunshine, and enjoyed some incredible food.  I loved every bite of my fillet steak, and Rob couldn't resist a BBQ pizza.  It was such a bittersweet last night, we definitely could have stayed longer to try more delicious food.  

Marbella Spain Summer Holiday Restaurant Bar Sea View Drinks Cocktail

Marbella Spain Summer Holiday Restaurant Bar Sea View Drinks Cocktail


Marbella Spain Summer Holiday Restaurant Bar Sea View Drinks Cocktail


Marbella Spain Summer Holiday Restaurant Bar Sea View Food Pizza


Marbella Spain Summer Holiday Restaurant Bar Sea View Fillet Steak Food

If you're thinking of heading to Marbella, I definitely recommend a package which allows you to explore the different food from a range of restaurants - in the past Rob and I ave always gone on all-inclusive holidays, and we're so happy we went for self catering for a change.  We kept breakfast and lunch pretty simple by going to the local supermarket most days, and although it wasn't cheap, it didn't break the bank!

Half way through the week we decided to go for a walk along the coast.  Admittedly it took us hours but we ended up at Puerto Banus.  It was such a gorgeous town filled with quaint side streets with painted white buildings, impressive cars, expensive shops and beautiful boats floating in the marina.  Most of the bars and restaurants we jam-packed, so we ended up grabbing a few slices of takeaway pizza to keep us going which was delicious, move over dominos! We had a brilliant time walking around the side streets and exploring all of the nooks and crannies, it's well worth a visit in our opinion.

Marbella Spain Summer Holiday Puerto Banus View Mountain Sea Beach

Marbella Spain Summer Holiday Sea View Sun Shade Bed Relax Beach

Marbella Spain Summer Holiday Beach Hut Sea View

Marbella Spain Summer Holiday Puerto Banus Side Street

Marbella Spain Summer Holiday Puerto Banus Dior Shop

Marbella Spain Summer Holiday Puerto Banus Port Marina Boats Sea Sun

Marbella Spain Summer Holiday Puerto Banus Papizza Pizza Take Away Food


We had an absolutely brilliant holiday, we loved every second of our time in Marbella and would love to return one day in the future.  It seems like a brilliant holiday location for everyone; families, couples or a group girly get away would enjoy everything Marbella has to offer!

Keep an eye out for a Sephora haul post in the next few days.

9 comments:

  1. i'm so jealous, all of your photos look amazing!

    danielle | avec danielle

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    1. it was brilliant, but I've definitely got the holiday blues now!

      Lillies and Lipbalm
      xx

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  2. Look at all that food. It looks delicious! That lollipop is really cute.

    xx Izzy | Qthee

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  3. All the food looks delicious! In fact your whole holiday looks amazing! Sad the hols are over but I love reading what other people have been up to :)
    -Morgs
    http://justmorgs.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It was brilliant, I loved every minute :) Thanks lovely, so do I - I'm loving reading lifestyle posts lately! xx

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  4. Oh man, this looks like absolute paradise. Amazing sunsets, amazing beaches, gorgeous architecture, AMAZING FOOD (!!!!)(BBQ PIZZA??? WANT). The yoga-photoshoot-with-a-phone sounds.....like a wtf moment though L O L

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    1. it was INCREDIBLE and now i miss it soooo much!
      xx

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  5. Good place and good food.
    Marbella Costa del Sol, is the best and most amazing place to arrange your hen weekend or stag party.
    Lovely post Mel Davies

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