Need to know
67 suites, including five private villas.
Noon; earliest check-in, 3pm. Late check-out, early check-in can be arranged (subject to availability).
Double rooms from $477.76 (€421), excluding tax at 10 per cent.
Rates include à la carte breakfast, welcome drink and tapas, fruit plate in your room, golf-shoe cleaning, spa access, beach club access (Easter to September), face or body diagnosis in the spa, early check-in or late check-out (subject to availability).
The breezy Moroccan- and -Indian-themed chill-out areas are brilliantly laid-back spots for a cocktail or two. The resort runs daily transfers to the beach club.
At the hotel
Private beach club, spa, gym, two tennis and two paddle-tennis courts, yoga, golf course, golf academy, free WiFi, laundry service, valet parking. In rooms: flatscreen TVs, air-conditioning, minibar, free bottled water, Penhaligon’s toiletries. iPod docks and DVD players are available on request.
Our favourite rooms
We love the spacious Junior Suites in the Andalucian-inspired building that wraps around the cloistered courtyard. They come with their own entrance hallways, and are an intriguing blend of Asian-themed decor, Provençal furnishings and comfortable Spanish style. Executive Suite 74, which overlooks the pool, gardens and sea, also makes a great choice. It has its own kitchen – ideal for entertaining.
There are three pools – one indoor, two outdoor – at the hotel. The two open to the elements are both lined with beautiful blue-green mosaic tiles. The heated, art deco-style indoor pool is found in the spa, and offers views of the coast. The hotel also has its own Beach Club 1km away (open Easter to September), with an infinity pool, beachside restaurant and plenty of sun loungers to sprawl out on. The cocktails are pretty potent, too.
The spice-hued spa is a sizeable 2,200sq m in size. We like the rustic detailing: the potted ferns, the mirrors made of driftwood and the conch shells, but we like the treatments even more. In six treatment rooms (and one VIP cabin) staff administer facials, body scrubs and wraps, mani-pedis and a range of massages, and generally ensure that guests are in a state of bliss. There's a steam bath and sauna, and a quirky snow cave, where guests cool off amid an arctic setting. In four Thai treatment rooms, ayurvedic massages, shiatsu and shirodara treatments are carried out, and there's a small gym too.
Don’t forget your golf clubs – you’re right next to one of Southern Europe’s finest courses.
The hotel is home to one of the best spas in the region – offering heated and double-cushioned massage beds, a snow cave and a chemical-free indoor pool.
Children are welcome at the hotel. Cots and extra beds can be added to rooms for €72 a night for under-12s and €165 a night for over-12s; there’s a 10 per cent VAT for added beds. Babysitting is available for €20 an hour.