When it comes to relaxing, revitalising well-being holidays, there are few places in Europe offering as many options as the Andalusian city of Marbella. Popularly known as an upscale destination with beautiful beaches, amazing weather, and a lively nightlife, it may not have crossed your mind if you are on the lookout for a more tranquil holiday. |
Whether the thought of the potential crowds had put you off, or you simply didn’t know how much Marbella really had to offer, I can assure you that some of Europe’s best hotel spas are in this city. Visitors always have such a special experience that they are rarely excited to see me at the end of it, as they know it means leaving those amazing few days behind.
Moreover, all of these spas are only a short drive away from Málaga airport, transfer services from which are easily available to pre-book with Shuttle Direct. Start daydreaming about your upcoming holiday now!
Healthouse Las Dunas
This hotel spa is highly recommended for those wanting a more minimalistic version of a spa holiday. Although the spaces and treatments are as pampering as can be, the hotel is designed to feel blissfully pared-down, with cooling marble floors and bathrooms, spacious, elegant rooms, and some of the most comfortable beds you will ever sleep on. Looking out from your room’s private balcony you will see the hotel’s lush gardens, stylish fountains, and the Mediterranean Sea on the horizon – a sight to behold at both dawn and dusk. Furthermore, the wellness centre offers everything from expert advice in nutrition to personal trainers, yoga and Pilates classes. Nevertheless, it is more of a detox-oriented spa than an indulging one, so make sure to check it out before booking!
Situated in Estepona, a lovely town a few miles south of Marbella, Healthouse Las Dunas is easily reachable with a Málaga airport transfer, with the journey being just under an hour long.
Puente Romano Beach Resort & Spa
A splendid, five-star resort, Puente Romano boasts a fantastic beachfront location, soothing blue-and-white tiled buildings with Moorish arches, a wonderful subtropical garden where you can stroll around peacefully, and, most importantly, a recently built, state-of-the-art Six Senses spa. Whatever it is you want out of a spa holiday, Puente Romano has it on offer – from traditional, custom-made treatments at the hands of highly skilled therapists to alternative medicine practitioners, wellness programs, and beauty treatments. With excellent service, a dazzling array of nine different restaurants on site – one of which has two Michelin stars! – and lovely, modern rooms, Puente Romano is a remarkable all-rounder.
With an unbeatable location right at the heart of Marbella, you can easily book a Málaga airport transfer service that will drop you off at this stunning resort in just over half an hour.
Shanti Som Holistic & Wellbeing Retreat
Inspired by the ancient traditions and rituals of the East, Shanti Som is always a hit with people who are looking for a spa experience that is rooted in very different philosophical tenets. Shanti Som’s approach to wellbeing goes beyond just luxury. The spa’s goal is to eliminate the stress of everyday life through a tailored treatment journey and personal support. Wellbeing packages include detox and yoga packages, as well as a six-night Journey into Healing break aimed at curing more extreme burnout.
Shanti Som’s boutique hotel is peaceful, with landscaped gardens and Buddhist-inspired décor. Delicious and healthy food is served at the restaurant, yoga classes take place twice daily, a modern outdoor pool allows you to relax in the glorious Spanish sunshine, and their extensive therapy menu will leave you in awe at the possibilities.
Located on the landlocked, whitewashed Andalusian village of Monda, Shanti Som is only 40 minutes away by car from Málaga airport. Transfer services are readily available and will take to your fabulous destination swiftly and comfortably.
These are only a small number of great hotel spas in the Marbella area that customers have raved to me about. The city has so much on offer, and a pampering holiday here is only a three-hour flight away!
Lukas Johannes is a driver for Shuttle Direct, the number one provider of shared and private airport transfers all over Europe and northern Africa. If you’re looking for an affordable Malaga airport transfer, Lukas and his colleagues can make sure that you and your luggage get to and from the airport swiftly and safely.
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