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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.

Relocating to Marbella? 6 Tips from Those Who Have Already Done it

Relocating to Marbella? 6 Tips from Those Who Have Already Done it

Here’s What you Need to Know Thinking of moving to Marbella? Congratulations, you made the right choice! Plenty of sunny days, a booming […]

Home Staging An Interior Designer’s Tips

Home Staging An Interior Designer’s Tips

Do you have a property in Marbella or anywhere on the coast for that matter, and want to ensure you can maximise your […]

Medium Term Rentals in Marbella

Medium Term Rentals in Marbella

Have you ever experienced that sinking, end of vacation feeling? You know the one… when it’s time to leave after your luxury holiday […]

Is Marbella Better Out of Season

Is Marbella Better Out of Season?

Marbella doesn’t lose its sheen just because the high season ends.  In fact, with 320 days of sunshine a year, it maintains that “oh so […]

8 Questions you should ask your agent before choosing a holiday rental

8 Questions you should ask your agent before choosing a holiday rental

8 Questions You Must Ask Your Holiday Rental Agents How often is the property checked? What is included in the rental price? Are […]

Is Marbella the California of Spain

Is Marbella the California of Spain?

Marbella, Spain has often been compared to California, but is this is a valid claim? We can see why our favourite Costa del […]

The 5 Stages of Coping with The End of Summer

The 5 Stages of Coping with The End of Summer

It happens every year. Summer can’t last forever, so why does it feel like those hazy, endless sunny days just didn’t last long […]

a landlords view how to make a successful business from holiday rentals

A Landlord’s View: How to Make a Successful Business from Holiday Rentals

Renting out your property for short-term holiday rentals can be highly lucrative, but it’s also a lot of work and the right mindset […]

5 Apps to Try on your Next Swish Holiday

5 Apps to Try on your Next Swish Holiday

If you are someone who struggles to put down your phone, make it count. Here are 5 apps that can help expand your […]

Is The Two-Week Vacation Becoming a Thing of the Past

Is The Two-Week Vacation Becoming a Thing of the Past?

It used to be that the two-week vacation was the highlight of every working person’s year. After spending weeks planning and dreaming about […]

Exclusive Luxury Rentals in Puente Romano, Marbella

Exclusive Luxury Rentals in Puente Romano, Marbella

For those familiar with Marbella, you’ll already know that The Puente Romano Beach Resort is special. Taking a walk around its tropical gardens, […]

Should you Take Your Pet on Holiday to Marbella? The Arguments for and Against

Should you Take Your Pet on Holiday to Marbella? The Arguments for and Against

At Swish we are used to seasoned travellers, some of whom are of the four-legged variety. We understand that it can be hard […]

10 Reasons Marbella is Good for Your Soul

10 Reasons Marbella is Good for Your Soul

What was once a humble fishing village has turned into a unique, cosmopolitan resort and one of the brightest jewels of The Mediterranean. […]

Marbella and the Very Adventurous Person The Costa Del Sol for Thrill-Seekers

Marbella and the Very Adventurous Person: The Costa Del Sol for Thrill-Seekers

Marbella is full of VIPs, but what if you’re you a VAP or a “very adventurous person”? Does Marbella offer enough to keep […]

Ten Tips to Improve your Spanish Language Skills on your Next Vacation

Ten Tips to Improve your Spanish Language Skills on your Next Vacation

For those who want a richer cultural experience and wish to converse with locals, a few choice phrases will go a long way. […]

Go Big or Go Home! Is Maximalism is The Perfect Design Trend for Marbella?

Go Big or Go Home! Is Maximalism The Perfect Design Trend for Marbella?

There is some debate in the world of interior design as to whether or not maximalism is making a comeback. For those who […]

5 The Best Villas Near the Marbella Club Hotel

5 of The Best Villas Near the Marbella Club Hotel

The Marbella Club hotel area has an elusive pull with those seeking a restful holiday. The hotel has a strong pedigree, established in […]

Film, TV and videos shot on location in Marbella

Film, TV and Videos Shot on Location in Marbella

Marbella is a magnet for high profile stars of stage and screen. The resort even hosts its own annual film festival in October. […]

5 Scenic Drives from Marbella - Cadiz, Spain

5 Scenic Drives from Marbella

Driving along a winding road in a convertible under a sunny Mediterranean sky is one of life’s pleasures.  Everyone should experience the thrill of […]

How to avoid check out syndrome when you return from holiday

How to Avoid “Check-out Syndrome” when you Return from Holiday

The last day of a wonderful holiday is often bitter-sweet. Thoughts turn, albeit fleetingly, to the routine and hard work waiting for us […]

6 Swish Tips to Take Amazing Photos in The Marbella Sunshine with your Mobile

6 Swish Tips to Take Amazing Photos in The Marbella Sunshine with your Mobile

Marbella is beautiful, fact! This prized resort of The Costa Del Sol offers any keen instagrammer a choice of venues to create memorable […]

How to Travel Stress Free to Marbella- A Swish Guide

How to Travel Stress Free to Marbella- A Swish Guide

When should you start to get ready for your trip to Marbella? One month before? One year before? The morning of your flight? […]

Top 5 Villas in Nueva Andalucia, Marbella

Top 5 Villas in Nueva Andalucia

Nueva Andalucia hits that sweet spot in Marbella that other areas can’t reach! Why Holidaymakers love Nueva Andalucia This sought after zone of […]

What´s new in Marbella for summer 2022

What’s New in Marbella for Summer 2022?

Think you know Marbella? Think again. Marbella is in its prime, darling! Summer 2022 has brought about a new awakening for the city […]

10 of the Best Luxury Golden Mile Rentals in Marbella

10 of the Best Luxury Golden Mile Rentals in Marbella

“Like gold dust!” That’s how we would describe luxury rentals on Marbella’s prestigious Golden Mile, especially in high season. So what makes this […]

The Swish Guide to Luxury Weddings in Marbella

The Swish Guide to Luxury Weddings in Marbella

At Swish we are a bunch of old romantics- we just love a good wedding, especially a Marbella wedding! If you are curious […]

Planning a Wedding in Marbella? 5 Luxury Villas for your Big Day

Planning a Wedding in Marbella? 5 Luxury Villas for your Big Day

You said yes! Now it’s time to start planning. If you are considering holding your wedding abroad or more precisely, celebrating your special […]

Authentic Marbella: How to Enjoy the Resort Like a Local

Authentic Marbella: How to Enjoy the Resort Like a Local

Glitz, glamour, beach clubs and exclusive hotels are just one side of Marbella. For those seeking to escape the tourist trail, there’s a […]

5 reasons to rent before you buy your luxury home in Marbella

5 Reasons to Rent Before you Buy your Luxury Home

Thinking of buying your dream home, perhaps on the sunshine coast in Marbella? At Swish, we totally commend you! With over 320 days […]

The Swish Beach Style Guide: How to Choose Swimwear for your Body Shape

The Swish Beach Style Guide: How to Choose Swimwear for your Body Shape

Feel confident and put-together on the beach this season with our simple guide. Summer bodies are made in winter. So, what if it’s […]

Where to Eat Pizza in Marbella

Where to Eat Pizza in Marbella

While it’s not a Spanish dish, pizza a universally tasty holiday food and believe it or not, one of the questions our guests […]

Customer Insights 2022

Customer Insights- June 2022

We are often asked by owners, agencies and suppliers what makes a typical customer? The truth is we don’t put people in boxes. […]

Did you Know you Could Pay for your Next Luxury Holiday with Bitcoin?

Did you Know you Could Pay for your Next Luxury Holiday with Bitcoin?

According to Forbes, frequent travellers (those who travel at least five times a year) are more than twice as likely to own Bitcoin (33%) than […]

Luxury Corporate Retreats in Marbella’s Most Exclusive Villas

Luxury Corporate Retreats in Marbella’s Most Exclusive Villas

After two long, isolated years, real-life interaction is back. Team building stays, team bonding trips, corporate away-days; call them what you like but […]

Swish sustainability promise one step at a time

Swish Sustainability Promise: One Step at a Time

At Swish we remain committed to our sustainability promise.  We recently championed the use of wind power amongst our owners and take environmental issues into […]

How We Choose our Luxury Apartment Rentals in Marbella

How We Choose our Luxury Apartment Rentals in Marbella

Choosing an apartment rental online can be challenging. Faced with thousands of listings in Marbella, it can be all too easy to be […]

8 Books to Read on your Swish Holiday in Marbella

8 Books to Read on your Swish Holiday in Marbella

Who doesn’t love to escape with a page-turner or two on holiday? We have chosen eight of the best pool-side reads that will […]

Meat Free in Marbella: The Swish Guide for Vegetarians and Vegans

Meat Free in Marbella: The Swish Guide for Vegetarians and Vegans

Spain is known for its culinary delights such as chorizo sausage, jamon serrano and prawns pil pil.  So, if you’re vegan, vegetarian or flexitarian, […]

7 Restaurants you May Not Have Tried in Marbella

7 Restaurants you May Not Have Tried in Marbella

From the Tasty to the Tantalising: 7 Sumptuous Venues in Marbella Guaranteed to Surprise and Delight. Marbella offers plenty of choice when it […]

Industry Insight: Luxury Rental Trends in Marbella

Industry Insight: Luxury Rental Trends in Marbella

Are you curious about the rental industry in Marbella? At Swish we are obsessed! In fact we don’t just listen carefully to what […]

10 Ideas for your Hen Do in Marbella

10 Ideas for your Hen Do in Marbella

Oh the infamous hen do! Often known as a raucous affair, where young women let loose as if it’s their last party. Marbella […]

Keeping Fit on Holiday: How and Where to Work out in Marbella

Keeping Fit on Holiday: How and Where to Work out in Marbella

With its glitzy reputation and a fair collection of beach clubs in Marbella, image is everything, darling! The quest for the perfect body lives on, […]

5 Reasons to Choose Swish Marbella for Your Next Luxury Holiday

5 Reasons to Choose Swish Marbella for Your Next Luxury Holiday

Are you apprehensive about booking your next luxury holiday in Marbella? It can take a tremendous amount of trust to commit to a […]

A Shopaholic’s Guide to Marbella

A Shopaholic’s Guide to Marbella

If you love to shop, make sure you explore Marbella. This is a resort where high-end and designer stores are surrounded by sunsets […]

5 Series to Binge Watch from a Swish Villa

5 Series to Binge Watch from a Swish Villa

It’s time to kick back and relax. After a day by the pool sometimes there is nothing better than curling up with a […]

Ten Luxury Rental no-nos

Ten Luxury Rental No-Nos

They say the best time to buy a property is five years ago. For those of us without a time machine, the best […]

How to Spend Easter in Marbella

How to Spend Easter in Marbella

Easter is nearly upon us, and Marbella is ready to shine. After two somewhat restrictive years, Spain has committed to allow the full […]

how to maximise rental profit despite rising energy costs in 2022

How to Maximise Rental Profit Despite Rising Energy Costs in 2022

Own a Luxury Rental? Here’s How to Protect Rental Profit Despite Increased Energy Costs. With changing economic circumstances such as increasing fuel prices, […]

How To Land a Dream Job in Marbella on a High Salary

How To Land a Dream Job in Marbella on a High Salary

No it’s not what you are thinking, Swish are not hiring at the moment! But you can still make the dream happen and […]

10 Things to Add To Your Holiday Shopping Basket in Spain

10 Things to Add To Your Holiday Shopping Basket in Spain

Planning a holiday to sunny Spain? One of the most simple pleasures in life and on vacation is shopping. We don’t mean designer […]

How does Ibiza Compare to Marbella

How does Ibiza Compare to Marbella?

It’s the war of the resorts, part two. This time Swish goes deeper to help you make the most important decision of the […]

6 of the Best Places to Visit From Marbella in 2022

6 of the Best Places to Visit From Marbella in 2022

Marbella offers so much more than just beach and R&R. If you can prise yourself away from the sun lounger for a day […]

Oh Luxury You are so Misunderstood

Oh Luxury: You are so Misunderstood!

When most people think of luxury, they immediately imagine products and services that are out of reach of many, like upscale hotels and […]

Which Services Are Most Popular in Luxury Rentals

Which Services Are Most Popular in Luxury Rentals?

Beauty is only skin deep, the overall experience is what matters.  So even though our properties create a fantastic first impression, we know […]

10 Tips to Add a Hygge Touch to your Summer Holiday

10 Tips to Add a Hygge Touch to your Summer Holiday

Hygge, the Danish word meaning cosiness or well-being has become a global mega-trend in the past few years, making it cool to enjoy […]

Exclusive duplex Penthouse located in the prestigious complex of Puente Romano.

Are you an agent or a client looking for the perfect luxury rental?

Think of us like Marbella’s luxury rental matchmaker! We don’t believe in a one size fits all approach, so we like to know […]

The Swish guide to beach clubs in Marbella in 2022

The Swish Guide to Beach Clubs in Marbella in 2022

When it comes to a beach club, we want it all: Plush towels, ice-cold cocktails served straight to our Balinese style beds and […]

Where Can I Charge My Electric Car in Marbella in 2022?

Where Can I Charge My Electric Car in Marbella in 2022?

With the amount of sunshine Marbella receives throughout the year it’s a shame cars don’t run on solar power as all we would […]

A Starter’s Guide to Renting-Out Your Luxury Home

A Starter’s Guide to Renting-Out Your Luxury Home

Renting out a luxury property is about solid commercials and knowing how to appeal to the market. As an owner, your goal should […]

8 Reasons Villa Jazmin is our Summer Crush for 2022

8 Reasons Villa Jazmin is our Summer Crush for 2022

Every time we visit Villa Jazmin on the outskirts of Marbella we get a little giddy. It’s not just the impressive location, the substantial plot […]

Are Hotels in Spain Becoming Family “Unfriendly?”

Are Hotels in Spain Becoming Family “Unfriendly?”

Those looking for a family vacation in Marbella, read on! Kids may be the future, but it seems they are not everyone’s cup […]

Marbella Named as 2nd Top European Destination for 2022

Marbella Named as 2nd Top European Destination for 2022

It’s Official: Marbella is One of Europe’s Best Destinations for 2022 With over 320 days of sunshine a year, luxurious beach clubs, a […]

The Top 5 Exceptional Villas in Marbella

The Top 5 Exceptional Villas in Marbella

Finding the perfect luxury villa rental in Marbella is not always easy. There is often a compromise between location, facilities and curb appeal. […]

How to Pack Light for a Glamorous Vacation in Marbella

How to Pack Light for a Glamorous Vacation in Marbella

Packing light can be hard, but it’s especially hard when you are travelling to one of the most stylish resorts in Europe. The […]

The Swish Values, our Secret Sauce

The Swish Values, our Secret Sauce

We are going to let you into a little secret. Creating loyalty with guests and standing out in a busy market takes more […]

Cannes and Marbella- Which is the Best Resort

Cannes and Marbella- Which is the Best Resort

The South of France has been a firm favourite of the high society for many years and has an undeniable mystique.  Marbella is […]

8 Romantic Ideas For Valentine’s Day in Marbella

8 Romantic Ideas For Valentine’s Day in Marbella

With memorable sunsets, sublime sea views and scenic mountains to explore, Marbella is highly conducive to romance on any day of the year, […]

What Makes a Luxury Rental?

What Makes a Luxury Rental?

Search on Google for terms like “luxury rental Marbella” and you won’t be short of listings, all purporting to offer the most exclusive […]

The Top Beachfront Hotels in Marbella in 2022

The Top Beachfront Hotels in Marbella in 2022

Marbella beachfront cemented its reputation as the place to be in the 1970’s when The Marbella Club Hotel became the favoured holiday destination […]

Travel Trends for 2022 Longer Stays Digital Nomads and Relocations

Travel Trends for 2022: Longer Stays, Digital Nomads and Relocations

When the CEO of arguably the most disruptive travel company of the past 30 years tweets about travel trends, the world listens. Sharing […]

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, Marbella is an […]

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 with owners to […]

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, Marbella is 90.2% […]

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 which provide views […]

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 most stunning villas […]

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 in Spain but […]

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 less punishment.  We […]

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 with both Spanish […]

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 only will the […]

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 yourself look like […]

the swish guide to the best golf courses in marbella 2

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 the south of […]

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 yourself? Are you […]

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 for you and […]

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 clientele and its […]

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 short car ride […]

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 air travel in […]

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. Here you will […]

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 their desirable locations, […]

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 in the far […]

Takumi Marbella

Takumi Marbella

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

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 we are going […]

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 make sure your […]

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 comfort food, enjoyed […]

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 a plane. You […]

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? This is no […]

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 to those of […]

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 as no surprise […]

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 those idyllic days […]

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 to wake up […]

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