Why Treat Yourself To The Finest At Anantara Villa Padierna Palace Marbella

Marbella is no stranger to luxury, as a famous jetset destination for those who love the good life.

But even within this coastal hotspot teeming with luxe hotels and villas, there’s one place that rises above the rest. Everyone knows that Anantara Villa Padierna Palace Marbella is the ultimate spot for an over-the-top luxury escape of your dreams.

Roman Wonderland
Roman Wonderland. PHOTO NADIA CHO
Roman luxury
Roman luxury. PHOTO NADIA CHO

Anantara Villa Padierna Palace Resort sits at the top of what might as well be Mount Olympus, in the exclusive hills of Benahavis, also known as Golf Valley. The resort is a magnificent wonderland of imperial Roman extravagance; the perfect getaway for escapists looking to indulge in unapologetic luxury. At every turn, you’re greeted by majestic Roman statues, splendid fountains or any of the 1,200 original works of art that were commissioned to create this Roman wonderland.

original artworks
Original artworks. PHOTO NADIA CHO
Roman wonderland
Roman wonderland. PHOTO NADIA CHO
Anantara Villa Padierna Palace
Anantara Villa Padierna Palace. PHOTO NADIA CHO

There are only 132 guest rooms, suites and villas at Anantara Marbella, which is not many considering the sprawling size of the property. It’s the perfect number to ensure a level of calm and intimacy despite the large space that could accommodate many more. In the main building are the guest rooms and suites, starting with the Deluxe rooms which start at a comfortable 350-340 sq ft. The rooms are luxurious, yet tasteful. They’re decorated as a tranquil oasis, in earthy tones, plush accents and intriguing works of classic art. Every room comes with a luxurious bathroom which includes a travertine soaking tub to die for. The rooms look out to the peaceful rolling greens of the golf course or pretty views of the lake.

unique artworks
Unique artworks. PHOTO NADIA CHO
Sumptuous decor
Sumptuous décor. PHOTO NADIA CHO
Travertine bathrooms
Travertine bathrooms. PHOTO NADIA CHO

If you’re lucky enough to snag a villa in the secluded upper echelons away from the main building, the villas provide your own private palazzo. You can stay in a one- or two-bedroom villa with a private pool, housed in a pink terracotta building surrounded by lush greenery. The villas offer a kitchenette which is ideal for longer stays, as well as a gorgeous terrace where you can enjoy your meals or drinks whenever you wish. You can even stay in Villa Obama, where former first lady Michelle Obama has graced with her presence. Villa Obama is three floors of over-the-top luxury, consisting of two bedrooms that each occupy its own floor, rooftop terrace, private pool and romantic veranda.

Luxury villa
Luxury villa. PHOTO NADIA CHO
Luxury villas
Luxury villas. PHOTO NADIA CHO

The resort has many fabulous restaurants set in opulent dining rooms to keep your tastebuds satisfied throughout your stay. You can eat rich Italian at La Loggia, high end sushi at 99 Sushi Bar & Restaurant, yummy poolside snacks at La Pergola, classic fine dining at La Veranda and fresh seafood at the resort’s very own beach club, By the Sea. For the ultimate fine dining experience that doesn’t miss a beat, La Veranda is the resort’s most iconic restaurant. It’s a place where waiters will slice a juicy chateaubriand or make crepes suzette from scratch right at your table.

La Veranda cocktail
La Veranda cocktail. PHOTO NADIA CHO
La Veranda Terrace
La Veranda Terrace. PHOTO NADIA CHO
La Veranda Romantic terrace
La Veranda Romantic terrace. PHOTO NADIA CHO
La Veranda steak tartar
La Veranda steak tartar. PHOTO NADIA CHO
La Veranda Mackerel
La Veranda Mackerel. PHOTO NADIA CHO
La Loggia outdoor seating
La Loggia outdoor seating. PHOTO NADIA CHO
La Veranda dining room
La Veranda dining room. PHOTO NADIA CHO
Eddy's Bar
La Loggia terrace
La Loggia terrace. PHOTO NADIA CHO

The spa at Anantara Villa Padierna Palace might just be the most magnificent spa you’ll ever have the pleasure of experiencing. You’ll be remiss not to spend as much time there as possible. The spa is a drop-dead gorgeous recreation of over 20,000 sq ft of luxurious Roman baths. The huge complex includes 3 different aromatherapy steam baths, Greek sauna, Finnish sauna, sea salt hammam, floatarium, cold plunge pool, massage showers and heated indoor pool. And that’s just the facilities outside of the full offering of massages, full body treatments, facials, beauty services and more. You’ll feel like Caesar himself soaking in in a marble plunge pool surrounded by classic Roman statues. It’s no wonder that this spa won Best Spa in Spain at the World Travel Awards in 2019.

The spa
Indoor pool
Indoor pool. PHOTO NADIA CHO
Roman baths
Roman baths. PHOTO NADIA CHO
Plunge pool
Plunge pool. PHOTO NADIA CHO

Of course, a resort of this size doesn’t skimp on things to do. Lounge by the fabulous pool designed like Roman fountains, with the rest of the glamorous hotel guests. Or if you prefer the beach, you can head down to the hotel’s very own beach club, By the Sea, and grab a sunbed in the sand. There’s a full 18-hole golf course on property with views of the Mediterranean and Gibraltar to keep the golfers happy. Or, if golf isn’t your sport, you can also play tennis, raquet, squash, croquet or badminton at the Villa Padierna Raquet Club nearby. Not to mention, you can always take a tour and explore nearby Marbella, Puerto Banus, Ronda, Malaga or Gibraltar.

Roman swimming pools
Roman swimming pools. PHOTO NADIA CHO
Heated thermal pool
Heated thermal pool. PHOTO NADIA CHO

With stunning Romanesque grounds and amazing amenities to boot, you haven’t experienced over-the-top luxury until you’ve arrived at Anantara Villa Padierna Palace Marbella. Treat yourself to what is bound to be an unforgettable stay at the most luxurious property in Marbella.

18 hole golf course
18 hole golf course. PHOTO NADIA CHO
The terrace
The terrace. PHOTO NADIA CHO
Fairway green views
Fairway green views. PHOTO NADIA CHO
Nadia Cho

Communications Associate

As the empowered female behind the blog: International Women of Mystery, Nadia reps Team JST traveling the world in search of exclusive features on hidden gems and cool hotspots. You can find her exploring metropolitan cities or lounging on tropical beaches.

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