In HOLLYWOOD style, quite literally, the ‘BAHIA DE MARBELLA’ letters sprawl across the landscape of the outskirts of Marbella centre.

‘The most prestigious urbanisation in Marbella’, as named by its residents, lies on a long stretch of sand dunes of Playa Alicante, and is a popular spot in the summer for sun lovers and water babies alike.

Bahia de Marbella is a mixed residential community comprising 66 single homes, terraced houses, apartments and penthouses, designed to obtain the maximum orientation towards the South, and situated in a back-facing cul-de-sac. Close, are the coats general Costa del Sol hospital, and a range of golf courses and country clubs.

Not to be missed: Rio Real Gold, Marbella Golf and Country Club, the sand dunes

Fun Fact: The famous dunes were saved from destruction in 2004 by the Pro Dunas Association.