That's the description I heard from another recent visitor - but yes we enjoyed it and no we're not from Essex. Loads of gin palaces, overpriced boutiques, Ferraris cruising past, eye candy etc. - but also excellent bars and restaurants, great for people-watching, and plenty going on, even towards the end of the season when we visited (late October).
We were lucky with the weather (spectacularly good) but staying just outside PB and walking in (when we felt like it) or not (when we didn't) suited us very well. (The beach east of the marina and over the new pedestrian bridge is fine.) So pack the resort jewellery, the diamond Rolex and the designer jeans and hop on a flight. It's a lot of fun.
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