Anantara Villa Padierna Palace Resort

Elegance and authenticity sum up the spirit of this glamorous, yet relaxed 132-room, suite and pool villa hotel between Marbella and Estepona in Southern Spain.

Ensconced within three world-class golf courses, Anantara Villa Padierna Palace offers elegant accommodation amidst extensive rolling hills, dotted with vibrant fuchsia jacaranda trees. Superb local Andalusian flavours and fresh seafood, as well as Italian and Japanese flavours, are the order of the day across six exceptional bars and restaurants, and there is a stylish ‘Anantara by the Sea’ beach club with a glamorous champagne bar and resident summer DJ. The hotel also has a spectacular art collection, offers a multitude of sports including tennis, horse-riding and croquet, an excellent kids club to keep even the youngest of travellers engaged in fun-filled local activities, and a renowned 2,000 sqm Anantara Spa. The Spa is complete with Roman baths, a hammam, aromatherapy steam rooms and a stunning pool, all within tranquil landscaped gardens.

Much sought after are the nine luxurious one and two-bedroom villas, each designed for guests seeking additional privacy, with private pools and a dedicated butler service, whilst all guests can retreat to the beautiful and impressive garden swimming pool set amidst lush cypress and palm trees for the ultimate chic oasis. Presidential luxury is offered at the palatial Villa Obama, which spreads across three floors of pure luxury and is named in honour of one of its most famous guests, the former First Lady, Michelle Obama.