Marbella Travel Guide
'Tis the season for "girlfriend getaways" and mother-daughter bonding trips, except we really loathe that former term. Down in DC, the Obama girls are getting restless, since they're last few quick trips have been domestic, to Maine and Asheville, NC. So while daddy continues to wrestle with the BP oil spill and much more, Michelle has taken their youngest daughter Sasha to Marbella, Spain for a 4-day vacation.
Although Barack isn't joining them, Spain's Costa del Sol is still beside themselves with happiness over the presidential family visit and rolling out the red carpet. The girls are staying at the $2,500+ per night Villa Padierna, a Ritz-Carlton property with private pools and a palatial presence perfect for entrancing little girls. “This is a bonding trip between mother and daughter," says the US Embassy in Madrid, but there will be a proper royal visit made to King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia on Mallorca.