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Gilded with miles of immaculate coastline, Malibu reclines in glamorous style before the glittering waves of the Pacific Ocean. Here it’s all about sun-drenched R&R, and very little else. An affluent palm lined city where the stars live and the trendy come to play and get pampered, posh pleasures and chilled out pastimes await. Shop glossy boutiques, sip sunset cocktails on a beachfront veranda, or watch dolphins skim through the ocean waves - The ‘Bu, as it’s otherwise known, is all about the sunny side of life.

Things to see

Golden sand, roaring waves, sunshine, and sun worshippers, Zuma Beach is synonymous with the Malibu lifestyle. Young revelers shoot volleyball, surfer dudes surf, and bronzed Barbies catch the rays. With 22 acres of scenic wetlands and floral gardens, Malibu Lagoon State Beach is where Malibu Creek meets with the warm blue waters of the Pacific Ocean. A natural haven and a surfer’s mecca, the picturesque beach itself is a hotspot for sunbathers, whilst nearby Malibu Pier reels in the recreational saltwater fishers. If you want to escape the crowds and find your own portion of paradise however, El Matador State Beach offers a little more serenity. Tucked neatly behind craggy cliffs, breathtaking rock formations adorn the secluded sandy shoreline. For horse riding enthusiasts, the Malibu Equestrian Center offers two riding rings, whether you want to trot about or practice showjumping. Open to the public, they welcome riders of all abilities.

Hotels in Malibu

A retreat for Hollywood stars and the super rich alike, the hotels in Malibu are used to pampering the glitziest of clientele. Luxury beachfront hotels recline just moments from the beach, boasting sumptuous suites with tranquil ocean views. Expect every amenity under the sun, from pools and hot tubs to private terraces and spa centers, offering all the latest must-try treatments. If you can’t afford the celebrity price tag, then fear not. The more modest hotels in Malibu still provide you with a wealth of creature comforts and frilly extras. For cheap and cheerful, look to Malibu’s nearby communities where you’ll find plenty of budget accommodation.

Where to stay

Wherever your hotel in Malibu is, you’ll never be more than a few minutes away from the beach. The palm laden city itself however has plenty to lure you away from the sun-kissed sand. From trendy waterfront restaurants and lux label boutiques, to chic nightlife haunts and culture hubs, there’s something here to appeal to everyone. You’ll also be well based for day trips into other popular Californian destinations. Sunny Santa Monica is a prompt 21 mile drive away, whilst center to center, the glitz, glam, and grime of Los Angeles is just shy of 37 miles.

How to get to Malibu

Los Angeles International Airport is Malibu’s closest gateway and serves destinations throughout the world. Just 34 miles from Malibu, getting into the city usually takes just short of an hour depending on the traffic. Pre-booked shuttles are the cheapest and most convenient way to travel, whilst limo services provide a more glamorous alternative should you want to start your holiday in style. If you’re hiring a car from the airport, the journey into Malibu couldn’t be simpler. Take the San Diego Freeway north to Santa Monica Freeway, then turn right and follow the Pacific Coast Highway until you eventually reach The ‘Bu.