When looking to buy property in Puerto Banus you would think Marbella may be a famous hot spot, but Puerto Banús is arguably even better known due it being synonymous with a wealthy and hedonistic lifestyle that only a few spots around Europe offer.
Jose Banús turned this once tiny fishing village into a famous marina for yachts and the streets surrounding the harbour soon became a hub for the world’s top brands and stores, including Gucci, Prada and Tom Ford, as well as ‘the’ place to go for a cocktail or champagne when you want to watch the glitterati at play.
The launch party all those decades ago was rather spectacular and attendees included European royalty, Hollywood stars and Spanish legend Julio Iglesias who owns a villa in the Elviria hills. It remains a great place for celebrity spotting and the summer season sees a host of international footballers, film stars and models strolling around the marina and eating in its top restaurants.
The allure of the Puerto Banús lifestyle has attracted many celebrity property owners to the immediate area around the marina, as well as to leafy, green Nueva Andalucia, which is annexed to “The Port” as locals refer to it in English, and where mansions and apartment blocks enjoy some of the best views on the coast, not to mention some of the top golf courses and best restaurants.
Buy property in Puerto Banus = return on investment
People that buy property in Puerto Banus can be sure of one thing: demand will always outstrip supply. Investors who buy property in Playas del Duque, for example, will never have a problem selling and seeing a good return on your investment.
With it’s stunning gardens and beach access, plus proximity to the ever-popular Ocean Club, it is one of the more exclusive addresses on the coast. Moreover, Puerto Banús property owners will never have a problem finding guests for holiday rentals. You are guaranteed a steady stream of rental income and the peace of mind that comes with it.
The most sought after developments in Puerto Banus real estate are Los Granados, Playa Rocio, Marina Banus, Tembo, Las Terrazas de Banus, Jardines del Puerto, Playas del Duque, Las Gaviotas, Medina de Banus, Andalucia del Mar, Benabola and Villa Marina.
West Puerto Banus
To the west of the marina, you’ll find Mistral Beach, one of the better beach clubs on the coast. It’s not uncommon to see its parking area lined with Ferraris and Porsches. The developments around this area are only a few minutes walk from the port and the new walkway is perfect for an evening stroll or cycle.
Our favourite developments are Casa Nova, Laguna de Banus, Bahia de Banus, Malibu, La Herradura, El Embrujo Banus, El Embrujo Playa, El Embrujo Marbella, La Ola, Ventura del Mar, Jardines de Ventura, Las Mimosas, Jardines de Las Fuentes, Sun Beach and Privilegio de Marbella.
And talking of celebrities, the Malibu development sits on the plot of Sean Connery’s Marbella villa and there is nothing like a touch of James Bond to add interest to a property.
And if you prefer the leafy avenues of Nueva Andalucia, which many residents class as Puerto Banús, then the developments to look for are La Dama de Noche, Los Naranjos de Marbella, Malambo, Andalucian Garden Club, Cerro Blanco, La Alzambra and La Maestranza.
There is always a good reason for buying Puerto Banús real estate because it is known the world over as one of Europe’s most desired locations. Plus, you don’t need to be a yacht owner, a dedicated follower of fashion or even an avid clubber to enjoy the benefits when they buy property in Puerto Banus. With at least five million visitors heading to this tiny port every year, you can be pretty certain that it will never go out of fashion.