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Your weekly dose of escapism: Explore the best of Marbella and discover Andalucia’s hidden gems, from luxury homes, resorts and spas to travel trends.

pet friendly villas in marbellaPet Friendly Villas in Marbella

Pet Friendly Villas in Marbella

Pets are precious companions, and for some of our guests, a holiday just wouldn’t be the same without them. Luckily, […]

Green energy villas in Marbella - The Swish Sustainability Promise

The Swish Sustainability Promise

Swish is fully committed to sustainability, aiming to be fully powered by green energy by 2023. We are currently working […]

Marbella weather

Marbella Weather: All Year-Round

Take a guess as to how many days of sunshine a year there are in Marbella. It’s 325! That’s right, […]

The Swish Guide to the Neighbourhoods of Marbella

The Swish Guide to the Neighbourhoods of Marbella

Marbella has it all! The glitzy glamour of Puerto Banus and The Golden Mile, contrasted by leafy and mountainous areas […]

The top villas in Marbella with cinema rooms

The Top Villas in Marbella with Cinema Rooms

What is better than a private cinema room in a luxury villa? A private cinema room in one of Marbella’s […]

Culture shock Spain: 10 Differences you Shouldn’t Ignore when Visiting from Abroad

Culture shock Spain: 10 Differences you Shouldn’t Ignore when Visiting from Abroad

Spain is a beautiful country with a great deal to offer its visitors. In general, tourists are very well received […]

the swish guide to new years resolutions

The Swish Guide to New Year’s Resolutions

Our approach to New Year’s resolutions may be slightly unorthodox: We believe in a little more indulgence and a little […]

2022: Marbella’s Year of Music?

2022: Marbella’s Year of Music?

We may be biased but we think next year is going to be one of the best yet for Marbella […]

10 Ways To Get Into The Christmas Spirit on Holiday in Marbella

10 Ways To Get Into The Christmas Spirit on Holiday in Marbella

Think a beach resort won’t be festive enough for you? You’d be surprised. For those celebrating Christmas in Marbella, not […]

How to order drinks like a Local in Spain: The Big Sangría Lie and other Tourist Myths

How to Order Drinks Like a Local in Spain: The Big Sangría Lie and other Tourist Myths

Is the first thing you order on holiday a jug of Sangría? Sorry to disappoint you but you just made […]

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The Swish Guide to the Best Golf Courses in Marbella

With its lush climate, proximity to Malaga airport and famous Spanish hospitality, Marbella is a golfer’s paradise. A trip to […]

Why Solo travel Could be the Making of You

Finding Yourself: Why Solo Travel Could be the Making of You

Couples often see holidays as a bonding experience, but what about travelling alone? Will it be “make or break” with […]

The Top 7 Villas in Marbella for Family Vacations

The Top 7 Villas in Marbella for Family Vacations

Our stylish villas with one thing in mind: family vacations! When you need a stylish but comfortable base in Marbella […]

From Food to Flowers, The Best Places to Shop in Marbella

From Food to Flowers, The Best Places to Shop in Marbella

With its close proximity to the sea and its abundance of fresh fish, high quality restaurants catering to an international […]

The Top 5 Luxury Villas in Nueva Andalucia for rent this summer

The Top 5 Luxury Villas in Nueva Andalucia for rent this summer

Nueva Andalucia, known as the golf valley, is a prestigious suburb of Marbella located above the coast but only a […]

Top Ten Hacks for Luxury Travel on a Budget

Top 10 Hacks for Luxury Travel on a Budget

Things are looking up.  Travellers no longer need to be millionaires to enjoy high-end luxury. Not since EasyJet first revolutionised […]

Villa Los Angeles, Sierra Blanca, Marbella

The Best Villa in Sierra Blanca Marbella

Sierra Blanca is one of Marbella’s most prestigious areas, highly sought after both for properties to rent and to buy. […]

The Top 5 Luxury Apartments in Marbella

The Top 5 Luxury Apartments in Marbella

Looking for a luxury apartment stay in Marbella? Choose from our top 5 lavish properties, hand-picked from our portfolio for […]

The Top 10 Restaurants in Marbella You Won’t Find in Other Marbella Guides

The Top 10 Restaurants in Marbella You Won’t Find in Other Marbella Guides

Food is one of our specialist subjects. We spend a lot of time pounding the streets and sampling the delicacies […]

Takumi Marbella

Takumi Marbella

“I treat all our clients the same, whether they order the ramen or finest grade sushi” Modest and humble, yet […]

Swish has big news: Humans of Marbella is live!

Swish has big news: Humans of Marbella is live!

Marbella may have a stunning and glitzy image but we all know that beauty is only skin deep. That’s why […]

How to Maintain your Sanity when Travelling with Little Ones

How to survive traveling with kids?

Going away with kids is hardly a holiday challenging, but rest assured, at Swish we have put together a helpful guide to […]

The Science of the Spanish Tortilla

The Science of the Spanish Tortilla

Ah the classic Tortilla Española or potato omelette. That yummy concoction of eggs and potato blended perfectly into a soothing […]

Are you a good guest?

Are you a good guest?

You have stayed in some of the finest hotels, eaten in world’s top restaurants and you always turn left on […]

Starlite Marbella 2022

Starlite Marbella 2022

We are already excited about summer 2022. Beach clubs, sunshine and the much-loved Starlite music festival. What is Starlite Marbella? […]

Are you a snob?

Are you a snob?

What is a snob? A snob is a person who believes that their tastes in a particular area are superior […]

The colour of Marbella - Blue flower pots in Old town Marbella

The Colour of Marbella

Malaga province is an area steeped in history and known for its beautiful coastline and fantastic climate. It may come […]

We don't talk anymore - Swish Magazine Marbella

We Don’t Talk Anymore…

Going away with a new partner or friend is the perfect way to get to know each other. Think of […]

Luxury accommodation near the beach in Marbella

Luxury accommodation near the beach in Marbella

We get it, you don’t want to compromise. It has to be near or on the beach and you have […]

Slim Aarons Photographed Marbella in the 60s, 70s and 80s.

Marbella’s Old School Chic

As you sip on a gin and tonic on the terraces of the Marbella Club or The Sea Grill in […]

Winter in Marbella Our selection of villas with indoor pools

Winter in Marbella: Our selection of villas with indoor pools

It doesn’t get terribly cold in Marbella. You won’t need a heavy coat and you’ll hardly use an umbrella. Sunglasses […]

The Deaths of The Office and Business Travel as we Know it

The Deaths of The Office and Business Travel as we Know it

Today’s remote workers are travelling to live but no longer travelling to work. Why Business Travel is Dying Covid-19 has […]

Breathtaking Villas in Marbella for Large Groups

Breathtaking Villas in Marbella for Large Groups

At Swish we only work with luxury well-appointed residences that give us that warm fuzzy feeling. For large groups travelling […]

the top 10 reasons to love and hate andalucia

The Top 10 Reasons To Love and Hate Andalucía

Andalucía, a favourite site of invasion by The Moors and international holidaymakers for hundreds of years;  There must be good reason. […]

Are hotels becoming obsolete? - Marbella Guide

Are hotel holidays becoming obsolete?

Luxury rentals are winning over the classic hotel holiday The idea of going on holiday to someone else’s home is […]

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