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5 Best Luxury Spas on the Costa del Sol

1. Reserva del Higueron Resort

The in-house Nagomi Spa at The Reserva del Higueron Resort in Benalmadena is a peaceful space dedicated to beauty and relaxation. Offering a variety holistic treatments and personalised detox diets, the experienced naturopaths, physiotherapists, masseurs, beauticians, and therapy specialists will guide you through different combinations of services adjusted to your profile and needs. The centre also offers Pilates, Yoga and Tai-chi classes before or after treatments and all guests will have access to the in-house health circus that includes a hydromassage, swimming pools, sauna, turkish bath and indoor and outdoor solariums.

Situated on the top level of the hotel, the Deck Bar offers a number of large private sun beds and an infinity pool with panoramic views of the Bay of Fuengirola below. Guests are invited to spend the day and relax by the pool with day offers for non-hotel guests that include towels, slippers, a fruit platter and a bottle of Cava.

2. Marbella Club

Purify, reenergize and revitalize at the Marbella Club Thalasso Spa. At the core of the treatments they offer is Thalassotherapy, an ancient tradition drawing on the revitalising benefits of seawater, proven to relieve stress and sooth. Spa treatments include but are not limited to, guided breathing and visualisation sessions to encourage mindfulness, full-body volcanic scrubs, sleep inducing and detoxifying rituals, seaweed and mud wraps as well as holistic therapies such as reflexology and acupuncture. Access to the Spa facilities is complimentary for any guests reserving a Spa treatment, allowing 2 hours of access to the Dynamic Seawater Pool and relaxation areas.

3. Villa Padierna

Villa Padierna is a fairytale-like palace that sits in the peaceful hills of Estepona with 3 prestigious golf courses, a beautiful hotel and stunning surroundings for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Hidden behind the gardens of the swimming pool of the hotel, Villa Padierna is also widely recognized for its wellness centre and spa, for which it has won numerous awards over the years, including Best Medical Spa Europe by World Luxury Spa Awards in 2017.

Housed in a building inspired by a palace in Tuscany, the 2000 square metre spa is one of the biggest in Europe with a team of experienced therapists offering treatments that include massages, facial scrubs, a variety of aesthetic and hair-loss treatments and detox programmes. The wellness centre is also home to a stunning Aromatic Thermal Circuit, the only one on the Costa del Sol. Consisting of three steam baths with different temperatures and a variety of essential aromas, a sea salt hamman, a Greek sauna, a Finnish sauna, a dynamic heated swimming pool and flotarium.

4. Kempinski Hotel

Located in Estepona, the in-house Kempinski Spa offers a wide range of restorative and relaxing therapies by experienced therapists from around the world. Using natural and high-quality brands in six luxurious treatments rooms, services range from manicure and pedicures to a wide selection of massages, facial and anti-ageing rituals, full-body and couple packages and access to their state-of-the art fitness centre, Finnish sauna, steam bath and indoor pool.

5. Puente Romano

Puente Romano is a beachfront resort and spa located in Marbella with a charming and peaceful Andalusian quality. Tailored spa treatments are provided by highly skilled local therapists and alternative medicine practitioners from indian head massages, to collagen rejuvenation and pioneering skin exfoliation treatments. The in-house centre also offers new Yogic programs comprising of 3-21 night retreats that include daily private sessions of Hatha Yoga, guided meditation and Pranayama (breathing exercises) combined with a variety of Six Senses signature massages, facials and Chakra Healing and Reiki.


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