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Just a short flight from the UK and with a wealth of things to see and do, it’s easy to understand why Spain is such a popular holiday destination.
At Azure, we make sure our luxury holidays in Spain cater for the discerning traveller. Whether you’re after a high-end family-friendly resort or an adults-only retreat, a relaxing beach break or an action-packed adventure, we’ve got you covered.
Seen by many as the heart and soul of Spain, Andalucia is known for its fiestas, flamenco, lively tapas bars and the heady scent of orange blossom that fills the air in spring. Home to historical cities, sleepy villages and beautiful stretches of coastline, it’s the ideal place for a luxurious break. Thirty percent of the land in this region is environmentally protected and nature lovers can keep a look out for wildlife including Iberian lynx, ibex and bearded vultures.
Highlights include Marbella with its famous beaches and stylish restaurants, the historical town of Ronda, which is perched on a hilltop and offers spectacular views, and the pretty, whitewashed village of Gaucín bordering the Serranía de Ronda mountain range. Puerto Banús is a superb visitor spot too. This marina located to the south-west of Marbella boasts stylish shops and an impressive entertainment centre. No wonder it’s a hit with international celebrities.
With its undeniable charm and unique sights and attractions, the Balearic island of Mallorca is popular with holidaymakers year-round. This picturesque destination in the Mediterranean, complete with its sandy beaches, soulful towns and stunning mountains, has plenty to offer the discerning traveller and is home to some of the best 5 star hotels in Spain. A must-see is the artistic, laidback village of Deia in the north-west of this island. Its striking stone houses are surrounded by terraced hillsides, olive trees and citrus orchards, and it makes the ideal base from which to enjoy a range of activities, including cycling and sailing.
Food and drink
The best way to get a flavour of Spain is in the literal sense - its food. Sample the famous tapas, which consists of an array of small dishes often served with drinks in bars. Paella is a favourite dish, made with either chicken or seafood. For vegetarians, there’s traditional bean stews and salads, or the ice-cold gazpacho tomato soup. Spain is also known for its fine dining, with some of the best European chefs serving Michelin-star quality dishes in cities like Barcelona and Madrid.
As a major wine-producing country, don’t miss the chance to visit Spain’s vineyards and sample some of its best wines. Other popular drinks include a fruit-laced glass of sangria and cava, which is known as the Champagne of Spain.
History and culture
Spain has a rich culture, which is evidenced by its architecture. Barcelona in particular has a variety of historic buildings, from 14th-Century cathedrals to the whimsical creations of Gaudi. The city is also home to a number of museums dedicated to two of the most famous Spanish artists - Pablo Picasso and Joan Miró.
Music and dancing are a big part of Spain’s culture and traditions too. Be sure to enjoy the exciting beats and sounds of flamenco music and dancing during your stay.
Lavish holidays in Spain
If rich culture and natural landscapes sound appealing, Spain could be the ideal choice for your next getaway in the sun. To find out more about our luxury hotels in Spain, don’t hesitate to get in touch by phone or live chat. We want to make sure you have the best experience possible, and our friendly advisors are on hand to provide you with more information about our lavish packages and to help you create the perfect itinerary.
where to stay
Finca Cortesin in Casares, Costa del Sol offers grand Andalusian-style accommodation, combining the very best Mediterranean traditions with the very latest in modern living. With superb service and exquisite food, the hotel offers 67 spacious suites set around two stately courtyards.
Hacienda Zorita Wine Hotel & Spa, SpainFrom...
Hacienda Zorita offers a holiday destination with a difference - and within easy reach. This wine hotel and spa is situated in North Western Spain in Salamanca, which lies in the heart of the Duero Valley - one of Europe’s most famed and fertile wine regions. The mild climate and proximity to Europe’s largest wine river makes for some fine Spanish wines.
Park Hyatt MallorcaFrom...
This traditionally-styled Mallorcan retreat is just the place to get away from it all. Situated in one of the island’s natural valleys, the Park Hyatt Mallorca offers pure escapism and unique experiences with a local flavour. From fine food and wine to the Serenitas Spa, the aim is to delight each and every guest.
Nobu Hotel, MarbellaFrom...
A playground that’s designed just for grown-ups - that’s what’s on offer at Nobu Hotel in glorious Marbella. Situated on the most sophisticated spot on the Costa del Sol - the ‘Golden Mile’ in Southern Spain, Nobu Marbella offers slick, chic accommodation, exquisite food, delectable drinks and the luxurious Six Senses Spa.
Puente Romano Beach Resort & SpaFrom...Puente Romano Beach Resort & Spa, Marbella, is somewhere that feels more like an idyllic village than a resort. Whether you’re looking to relax or fill your days with fun activities, this fantastic resort is suitable for all types of holidays.
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