Luxury Holidays in Spain with Only Exclusive Travel
Spain, historically named ‘Hispania’, is one of the most frequent holiday destinations in Europe. And for good reason... With a beautiful Mediterranean climate, lovely beaches, a great supply of cultural pursuits, and friendly locals to make friends with, you’re pretty much guaranteed a buenos dias everyday.
When speaking of the sensational national cuisine the Spanish merely say ‘de nada’; luckily for them, the scrumptious tapas dishes, laden with chorizo, sun-ripened tomatoes and olives, Spanish Omelettes, cooling gazpachos and paella followed by warm and sugary churros are part and parcel of the largely Mediterranean diet of everyday life. The Spanish have the right attitude; relaxed and friendly, they make for great companions on your luxury European holiday. Take a leaf from their book, and take an afternoon siesta: a few hours taken out of the middle of the day to relax, socialise with family, sleep and eat. Some small, rural villages still close some of their shops and facilities everyday in order to take their siesta. A nation of great fun, you can visit the Salvador Dali Museum or Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia cathedral in Barcelona, run away from bulls in Pamplona, party with world-class DJs in Marbella, or go scuba diving off the Tenerife coast. We’d like to do all of the above, por favor.
Spain is the king of nightlife; Ibiza is the jewel on the crown, immediately followed by the thriving Marbella. The alcohol offerings are celebrated; take a stroll down to the beach and nestle into the sands with a pint of San Miguel or Cruz Campo or have a refined glass of red Tempranillo, white Airen, or the ever-celebrated Rioja with your meal. What better way to enjoy your wine than by being serenaded by soothing and romantic acoustic Spanish guitar. For less serene, but equally as mesmerising entertainment, watch flamenco dancers stomp around in the assertive throes of passion, cymbals in hand, and donned in elegant red dresses fringed in colourful frills. Outdoors, you can watch a trained matador fight a bull in true Hispanic style. Sports enthusiasts are equally rewarded in Spain; being home to internationally renowned football clubs such as Real Madrid FC and Barcelona FC, the cities light up with gusto whenever there is a big game on. We’ll see you there soon... Hasta Luego!
5 Star Resorts in Spain
Known by all as a truly beautiful holiday destination, Tenerife is an idyllic retreat away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, on the most popular of the Canary Islands. Expect stunning strands of beaches on the doorstep of the Gran Hotel Bahia Del Duque, gaze at the volumous surrounding peaks or play golf on the best available facilities whilst staying at Abama Golf and Spa Resort.
There must be a reason Sean Connery is rumoured to have had a residence in Marbella; James Bond himself couldn’t have picked a more exclusive, swish and exuberant holiday destination. Glamorous and fun, Marbella plays host to the best nightlife in Spain outside of Ibiza which you can experience when staying at the famous Marbella Club Hotel, as well as a picturesque old town with ancient city walls easily accessible from Hotel Puente Romano. Marbella covers the whole spectrum for holiday-makers of all tastes.
Since its surge in popularity in the 1960s as a hippie, bohemian hangout, the Balearic island of Ibiza has undergone many cultural reincarnations, attracting different demographics of tourist with each one. Most recently, although the thrum of nightlife still pulses loudly, the island has noticed more of a shift towards the ultra-luxe, ultra-wealth spectrum of visitors.
Of course, we cannot neglect to mention the electrifying parties; a holy ground for clubbers the world over, Ibiza boasts the two extremely lively resorts of Playa d’en Bossa, home to revelry in super clubs such as Sankeys and Space, and San Antonio of Lineker’s and Café Mambo fame.
The ‘real’ beauty lies in Ibiza’s Old Town, a port city that at around 2500 years old, is definitely deserving of its name. Often thought to be the most attractive settlement on the island, this region is UNESCO-listed and a historic crossroads of winding cobbled streets. The fortification of Dalt Vita, translating into Upper Town, is the historical mainstay of the island.