Travelling with your partner is a brilliant way to strengthen your relationship. A survey of 1,000 couples revealed that almost two thirds of respondents claimed that travelling helped them to stay together. This is not surprising really, as it gives you a common goal and purpose, allows you to experience new things together, create memories and take time out to simply be together and live in the moment, away from life’s daily stresses and strains.
If you’re planning your next luxury escape with that special someone, we’d recommend Sotogrande as a destination. There’s so much to see and do together in this beautiful and exclusive corner of Southern Spain. The combination of activities, sports, gastronomy, natural beauty and sunny skies is sure to give you memories to cherish for many years to come. Here are our top recommendations for the plans to make with your partner when you visit Sotogrande.
Studies show that one of the keys to happiness is exercise, so getting active on your holiday should make you smile, as well as be great fun! Here in Sotogrande we have so many different sports you can try. The most popular sports are golf, tennis, padel (a combination of squash and tennis), sailing, watersports and horse riding. Many of these can be played within La Reserva and we have professionals on hand to help you develop your skills, and the best facilities to enjoy your favourite sports. Which ones will you choose?
Try something new together
Developing a new skill together and sharing a new passion is a great way to bring you even closer together with the one you love. How about trying your hand at a new watersports on our Sports Lagoon at The Beach? We have Hobie Mirage Eclipse Boards, which are basically Stand Up Paddle Boards with pedals and handlebars and Schiller Water Bikes which are a hybrid between a premium bike and a boat and allow you to cycle across the water. Also on the sports lagoon you can try kayaking, Stand Up Paddle and even learn to windsurf or scuba dive so you can master a few different skills in just one day and discover your new passion!
Enjoy fine food and wine
There’s nothing more romantic than a dinner for two, with delicious food and the best wines from around the world. Spain is famous for its cuisine and you can enjoy modern Andalusian cuisine in our Club House restaurant L’Olive, and a wealth of great restaurants serving up typical Spanish and International food down in Sotogrande Marina. We reinforce this by organizing regular special events at the Clubhouse and at our restaurant at The Beach, where we invite chefs from around the world to cook at La Reserva. Check our events calendar to see what’s happening during your stay.
Soak up the sun
Here in Sotogrande, we’re blessed with beautiful weather all year round and so there’s always an option to top up your tan. We have beautiful beaches and exclusive beach clubs which make the perfect place to spend a day as part of your luxury escape. We have created a spectacular beach club and lagoon in the hills of Sotogrande, with the best sand brought in from Tarifa and every detail thought of to create an incredible beach day. Relax on a sun lounger with a cocktail in hand, swim in the sandy bottomed lagoon, try watersports on our sports lagoon and enjoy wonderful food at our restaurant. It’s a wonderful way to pass a hot summer’s day and is open from the 3rd of April.
Be pampered and relax
One of the best things about taking a holiday is to relax and let the stress melt away. Why not help the destressing process along with a little pampering? A relaxing massage relieves the tension and leaves you feeling like you’re walking on air. How about a yoga class to relieve the tension even further and bring body and mind in harmony? We can arrange all of this for you at The Beach to ensure that you return home relaxed and revitalised.
Explore and discover
Sotogrande is a great place to base yourself to explore the wonders of Andalucía. You are within easy reach of the perfect kite surfing conditions in Tarifa, the sherry capital of the world Jerez, or the stunning city of Seville, famous for flamenco, horses and wonderful food. You can also easily visit Tangiers in Morocco, Marbella, the charming white villages, or Malaga in just one day. Either hire a car and explore together, or let us organize a bespoke trip to all your favourite places for you, to reduce the stress and maximise the experience.
Where to stay?
There are many great places to stay in and around Sotogrande. Here are a few of our favourites:
Hotel Encinar – Hotel Encinar is conveniently located close to the shops of Pueblo Nuevo and the great restaurants of Torreguadiaro, the Santa Maria Polo Club and Sotogrande’s famous marina. It is a 4* hotel with free parking, a pool, bar and lounge area and pets are allowed.
Hotel Club Maritimo de Sotogrande – Located right next to Sotogrande’s Marina, this 4* hotel offers a modern and sophisticated place to call home during your stay in Sotogrande. It is a boutique hotel with 31 rooms, 8 suites and 2 penthouse suites and all rooms have sea views.
Kempinski Hotel Bahía Estepona – This 5* hotel is in nearby Estepona, less than 10 minutes’ drive from Sotogrande. It offers incredible facilities including multiple outdoor and indoor pools, a spa and gym and several restaurants to choose from. The rooms are spacious and luxurious and the service is excellent. It is family friendly and features a Golf Concierge, Car Rental and Equipment Rental to help you make the most of the courses in this vicinity.
As you can see, Sotogrande is a wonderful place to choose for your next luxury getaway with your partner. Our team can take care of arranging everything for you to make this a romantic holiday to remember.