Here at Fab Property Spain we love the Marbella area and all it has to offer for living a fantastic lifestlye, which is why we want to start showing you some of the reasons why this is such a popular place to buy a property.
We all know Marbella is known for glamour and excitement with flashy marinas, star-studded restaurants, clubs and hotels. Luxury yachts stud the quay and luxury cars glide along the streets. However along with all this activity the natural setting of Marbella cradled by the Sierra Blanca mountains makes it an ideal resort for relaxation and luxury spa treatments.
This has meant that Marbella is now home to five star spa hotels and luxury boutique spas, where you can indulge by letting yourself go in a hammam steam bath or a wood-burning Finnish sauna, soak in a heated infinity pool or enjoy a full range of beauty and wellness treatments.
So when visiting or if you live here full time and want to relax, recharge and pamper yourself here is our list of best spa hotels in Marbella and the surrounding areas.
Marbella Club Hotel
The Marbella Club Hotel has had illustrious guests including Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly and Cary Grant. This gorgeous beachfront five star property on the Golden Mile, with a blend of classic and modern styles, is home to three swimming pools and the well-known Thalasso Spa. The spa includes steam baths, an indoor seawater pool, saunas, treatment rooms and a solarium. The hotel has everything you need for a marvelous vacation, including the Beach Club buffet, MC Cafe, Grill restaurant, Marbella Golf Club Resort and also a yacht that you can hire for short or long trips.
Melia La Quinta Golf and Spa Hotel
This hotel located in the heart of the Golf Valley is famous for its YHI Spa La Quinta, where you will find a good melding of Mediterranean style spa treatments with Arabic elements. The spacious spa spreads across two floors. There is a dry area where you can enjoy relaxing wellness treatments and a beauty center for rejuvenation. This area is separated from the wet area, where you will find a Turkish hammam, a Mediterranean sauna, cascade showers, sensorial showers, an aromatic steam room, an outdoor garden pool and a hydrotherapy pool. Of course the five star property is also known for its golf course, highly luxurious rooms with private terraces offering sea, pool, garden or golf course views. On-site hairdressers will also set you up for an evening of exploration of the refined delights of the Costa del Sol.
Villa Padierna Palace Hotel
The striking five star Villa Padierna Palace Hotel stands out on its Costa del Sol setting, surrounded by golf courses, gardens with marbles and fountains, and designed lovingly in the Tuscan style. The famous Thermae Spa at the hotel is spread across 2000 square meters, and is modeled after traditional Roman bath houses. The spa houses saunas, steam rooms, an indoor swimming pool with massage jets, plunge pools, ice fountain, salt vapor treatment and a relaxation area. The 129 rooms, villas and suites are elegant with marble baths, terraces overlooking the 18 hole golf course below, and views of the Mediterranean Sea and into the edges of North Africa. Fine dining, outdoor Roman amphitheater and other facilities have attracted celebrities including Michelle Obama. The property is located between Estepona and Puerto Banus.
Kempinski Bahia Hotel
The Kempinski Bahia offers five star luxuries right on the beach near Estepona, a short drive from Marbella. It is known for its luxury spa, which has a large Finnish sauna, steam room, a heated indoor pool, a fitness center and three outdoor pools. You can enjoy a variety of holistic wellness and beauty treatments from the hotel’s skilled therapists in its 26 treatment rooms as well as the Arabian steam room for mud treatments. The hotel is set amid lavish gardens and interiors are fitted with displays of quality art. There are 148 rooms with private balconies that overlook the Mediterranean.
DDG Spa Retreat
The family-owned DDG Spa Retreat is a luxury boutique retreat bringing exclusivity and privacy to couples, with eco-friendly bungalows set in the hilly countryside north of Casares. The secluded retreat offers a heated infinity pool where you can bask in the beauty of the surroundings after some pampering in the spa. The private and complimentary spa set in a tropical garden has a steam room and sauna, as well as an attached gym to take care of all your wellness needs. Beauty and spa treatments are offered by a therapist. Enjoy indulgent facials, massages and wraps from the spa menu during your holiday there.
There are numerous other hotels with a focus on wellness in Marbella, to suit indulgent holidaymakers. If you have the money to spend, however, these are the top five resorts where you can get away and pamper yourself to the maximum.