To cater for the busiest month of the year here on the Coast, we deliver the ultimate lifestyle complement, with a complete content to satisfy every possible reader.

August is the perfect month to spend time lazing at the beach and to enjoy some leisurely dining. We bring you a sample of the World’s Best Beaches, avant-garde Swimwear to raise eyebrows, and we stop over in The Maldives.

For the latter diversion, two areas of Marbella are acquiring reputations as dining havens par excellence: Plaza Village at Hotel Puente Romano and Calle Tetuan leading into Marbella’s Casco Antiguo – find out why in our specially prepared features. Combining both pursuits, don’t miss our reviews on top beachfront restaurants Finca Cortesín Beach Club and TikiTano.

We report on major development plans afoot in the lush residential resort of Sotogrande, present a truly outstanding villa courtesy of Ark Arkitects, take an exhilarating drive in the new McLaren 570S and visit the plush new premises of Pavés Design Studio. Meanwhile, health buffs can check out the dynamic Spa at Hotel Vincci Estrella del Mar and check in to Healthouse Las Dunas for some sophisticated pampering.

Personalities abound in this edition, including an exclusive interview with Tony Hadley, lead singer of Spandau Ballet, who will grace Puente Romano’s Tennis Club in concert on 21st August, and a profile on Spanish icon Alejandro Sanz, who will light up Starlite on 20th August.

We also talk with Luis Pineda, President of Ausbanc, Smadar Kahana, principal licensee of Engel & Völkers Marbella and now Puerto Banús too, and Victoria Lomax, who was recently crowned Spanish Kickboxing Champion.

And if all of that’s not enough, you will find plenty more besides in this super summer issue, so take some weight off, find somewhere cool and comfortable and savour!