Don Carlos Leisure Resort and Spa, Spain

At the heart of this beautiful landscape is Don Carlos Leisure Resort and Spa, sitting on a honey-hued stretch of Elviria Beach, just seven miles from the centre of MarbellaWednesday, November 9, 2016

By National Geographic Traveller The Collection

This is the Spain where shimmering blue waters lap the coast, where the scented air is a heady mix of sea and orange blossom, where the rolling Andalucian hills tempt visitors inland. At the heart of this beautiful landscape is Don Carlos Leisure Resort and Spa, sitting on a honey-hued stretch of Elviria Beach, just seven miles from the centre of Marbella.

A trio of accommodation options are on offer: Don Carlos Resort’s rooms and suites are cool, calming spaces with a splash of character. Guests can kick back and relax amid vivid-red cushions and armchairs, avant-garde pieces of art and textured floor lamps.

Elsewhere, wrapped by lush tropical greenery, the Deluxe Villas open on to terraces and come with a private butler, while The Oasis’s rooms, suites and apartments are decked out with a chic mix of 1950s furniture, designer pieces by Jean Prouve and Charles Eames, and glass-panelled bathrooms with a vast standalone tub.

Children can let off steam in the Club Mare, surrounded by exotic gardens, while parents bask in the rays of the Spanish sun beside one of the resort’s four pools. Alternatively, the palm-lined Balinese beds dotted throughout the Orange Beach Club beg to be sunk into, cocktail in hand. For those who want to continue from day through to night, the Miami-style Nikki Beach has earned a reputation as one of the hottest postcodes in town, drawing a hip crowd to its cool tunes, top-notch VIP service and laid-back vibe.

For sporty types, the resort boasts its own tennis club, plus an array of exclusive sporting packages are on offer for golfers wanting to take a punt on the Costa del Sol’s legendary courses in the Golf Corner.

After a day out on the greens or beach, guests can make a beeline for one of three restaurants: Sol Y Sombra dishes up the best in Spanish and Italian cuisine; Ombú serves up Thai-inspired delicacies on its al fresco wooden terrace; and Bahia offers a taste of Andalucia with its fine-dining menu.

Afterwards, Bar La Terrasse is the prime spot to linger over cocktails, with its softly lit interiors, low-slung sofas and live music.

Don’t miss

The Orange Beach Club, a nautical-inspired space with cool tunes, tasty eats, a laid-back vibe and a beautiful infinity pool

Need to know

Key Facilities

• Sol y Sombra and Ombú Restaurants
• Orange Beach Club
• Golf
• Tennis and sports club
• Tropical gardens
• Kids’ club
• Events facilities

Contact Information

doncarlosresort.expohotels.com
T: +34 952 76 88 00
E: dcreservas@expogrupo.com

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