Once a hotspot for hens and stags, Marbella provides the perfect backdrop for a romantic minimoon thanks to the lavish Puente Romano Resort.

While Marbella has garnered a reputation as a hedonistic hive for reality TV stars and glitzy hen weekends, the luxury Puente Romano Resort is lavish retreat for sun-seeking newlyweds.

Wether it’s indulging in some R&R at the spa, sipping cocktails in the open air courtyard or trying your hand at your first game of newly-wed doubles in the would famous tennis courts, there’s something for everyone at the beach resort with a village-style feel.

And for those looking to explore, venture outside the resort to experience some authentic, local activities and products such as wine tours and tastings and bike rides to the port.

Where is the Puente Romano Resort?

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The courtyard at Puente Romano

Situated just a five minute drive away from the Costa del Sol’s luxurious Puerto Banús, the Puente Romano Resort can be discovered by a meandering walk up the beach promenade through lush botanical gardens.

Why visit Puente Romano Resort in Marbella?

If it’s a taste of the high life you’re after on your Marbella minimoon, you’ll find yourself in good company at Puente Romano. The neighbouring marina is one of the most expensive in the world and frequented by millionaires, celebrities, artists and royals each summer.

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While there’s plenty on offer at the marina, the Puente Romano also spoils its visitors for choice when it comes to restaurants and amenities. With over 10 eateries, a range of pools and even an equestrian centre on offer – there’s something for every type of couple to enjoy.

The hotel, designed in the style of an Andalusian village residence, is particularly attractive for sport enthusiasts and active couples. The exceptional tennis courts were opened by Bjorn Borg in 1979 and have hosted the likes of Boris Becker andJohn McEnroe, plus guests are also invited to a free round on the spectacular green at the Marbella Golf Club.

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Spa treatments at Puente Romano

However, if you’re in search of a little more rest and relaxation on your minimoon, check in to the resort’s luxury Six Senses Spa.

Facilities include heat and ice experience showers, a range of steam rooms and a Hydrotherapy pool. To make the most of your spa experience, we recommend booking in one of the luxury treatments on offer. Try out the Mediterranean Breeze body scrub, which uses locally sourced olive oil, sea salt and mountain herbs to refresh and revitalise sun kissed skin.

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The Pool at Puente Romano

For further information on the Puente Romano Resort, visit puenteromano.com

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