Finca Cortesin, MARBELLA, Spain
Keen golfers will already know Finca Cortesin as home to the Volvo World Match Play Tournament – but this magnificent resort offers much more than just 18 holes of top-notch golf.
For the perfect antithesis to Marbella’s more glitzy side you can’t get a more sensory private paradise than Finca Cortesin.
Billed as a ‘Paradise of Privacy’, its tranquil ambience centres on a beautiful courtyard of olive and oak trees; the suites are equally beguiling, with great design touches and colourful accents that subtly add personality. It has a real feeling of luxury – but although palatial, it’s not impersonal.
The outstanding cuisine includes Spanish and Italian flavours and the signature restaurant, Schilo, serves Asian-Arabic fusion (don't miss the excellent tasting menu!).
Nor should you miss the spa with, amongst other things, Spain's only snow cave (apparently good for the circulation), and a water menu with no less than 18 varieties to try!