When Marbella made its name in the 1950s and 60s as a destination for a wealthy international clientele, the chief attractions were the area’s glorious beaches, superb microclimate and the new five-star facilities to be found at resorts such as the Marbella Club Hotel on what has since become the Golden Mile.
Enduringly popular, the Golden Mile is still one of the most sought after areas in the town, but the concept of luxury homes in a resort setting has since been taken a step further with the establishment of Marbella’s ultra-exclusive country clubs. Here can be found every conceivable amenity, with homes set in spacious grounds amongst the natural splendour of the wooded hillsides around Marbella.
The elevated and secluded locations of these opulent country clubs ensures the elegant villas on offer benefit from exceptional sea views towards Gibraltar and Africa, while retaining a privacy and tranquillity hard to find in the town centre.
Setting a gold standard for Marbella’s exclusive lifestyle
Setting the gold standard in terms of luxury, privacy and exclusivity is the gated, secure golf and country club of La Zagaleta, just outside Marbella in the enclave of Benahavís. Within its 900 hectares of natural beauty can be found top class golf courses, a heliport, equestrian centre and a stylish clubhouse with all the sports, spa and dining facilities to be expected in a five-star resort, along with a stylish pool area and lounges.
In keeping with the club’s founding principle of providing privacy and security, these facilities are reserved for members and their guests only. What’s more, development is strictly controlled, so every home for sale in La Zagaleta is separated from its neighbours by expansive green zones, ensuring each of the extensive villas remains secluded.
Luxury villas near Puerto Banús
Vital in the emergence of Marbella as a luxury resort town, the Marbella Club is not to be forgotten. Its pedigree is evident in its own country club, the Marbella Club Golf Resort, just 15 minutes from Puerto Banús.
Also just a short drive to Puerto Banús and the beaches and amenities of Marbella is La Quinta Golf and Country Club. Its five-star hotel, spa and elegant clubhouse offer a wide choice of leisure facilities and fine dining without having to leave the resort at all. Homes here also share the magnificent coastal vistas associated with La Zagaleta and the secluded hillside community of nearby El Madroñal.
These hill clubs offer magnificent properties benefitting from their private and secluded settings, yet just minutes away from the vibrant lifestyle to be found in Puerto Banús and Marbella.
Diana Morales Properties has many years experience in the Marbella luxury homes sector, and can offer a selection of fine villas for sale in all these areas. Please contact us and we feel sure we can help you find your dream villa in Marbella.