The Elba Estepona Gran Hotel and Thalasso Spa has mastered the art of the luxury holiday. This five-star property has Mediterranean glamour nailed, with its pastel-hued facades, turreted rooftops and immaculate tropical gardens. It’s also got a beachfront setting, overlooking a stretch of sand and shingle and the Atlantic Ocean waves. On the relaxation front, you can choose between unwinding poolside under the shade of the palm trees or retreating to the in-house spa. The latter comes with all the trimmings, including thermal pools with in-water massagers, ice baths, saunas and steam rooms. There’s also a lengthy treatment menu, ticking off the likes of massages, facials and body wraps. Want to up the pace? The hotel team lays on games and quizzes by day, while little ones have their own expertly curated programme of events at the kids’ club. Dining is a joy here, thanks to some beautiful restaurants and a handful of atmospheric terraces that look out over the sea. Arena Beach specialises in international buffet meals, while Al-Andalus and Paris Rome are ultra-stylish a la carte eateries, serving up Spanish and Italian fare. Three bars take care of sundown cocktails, and you’ll often be accompanied by a live musician.
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