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Why choose Estepona as holiday destination

Estepona is one of the most exclusive destinations on the Costa del Sol. It is, along with Marbella, the municipality with the most 5-Star hotels and some of the best golf courses.

This makes it the ideal destination for the affluent clientele who prefer to keep a low profile and enjoy a quiet holiday with the best facilities.

Situated in the westernmost part of the Costa del Sol, very close to the Strait of Gibraltar, this beautiful fishing village has managed to maintain much of its essence.

In case you didn’t know, Estepona has 7 excellent golf courses, with 9, 18 and up to 36 holes, fantastic scenery and spectacular views. And in some of them you don’t even have to leave your hotel grounds to play.

Since recent years, the municipality has continuously invested in beautifying the streets and squares of its old town.

For this reason, in recent years it has been given a name of its own: The Garden of the Costa del Sol.

The only drawback of Estepona is the poor public transport options and its relative distance from Malaga airport.

So, in any case we would recommend hiring a car at Malaga airport or opting for a private transfer service.

Private transfer. Kempinski 5-star hotel Estepona
Private transfer Service at the Hotel Kempinski in Estepona

Exclusive 5-Star Hotels in Estepona

Anantara Villa Padierna Palace

Anantara Villa Padierna Palace. 5 star hotels Estepona

Without exaggeration we can say that the Anatara Villa Padierna Palace is the jewel in the crown of 5-star hotels in Estepona.

This luxury hotel belongs to the Leading Hotels of the World and was Michelle Obama’s accommodation of choice during her visit to Marbella.

Located between Estepona and Marbella this magnificent hotel resembles a Tuscan palace. It is surrounded by 3 18-hole golf courses belonging to the hotel.

Its 2,000 m² spa is one of the most beautiful and spectacular on the Costa del Sol.

The Ananatara Villa Padierna also has a Roman amphitheatre where you can enjoy Candelight Concerts during the summer months.

The hotel also has a luxury beach club with restaurant and free shuttle service.

Anantara Villa Padierna Palace

The private rooms and villas are surrounded by beautiful gardens. All have views of the golf course, pool or gardens, and in some cases the Mediterranean Sea.

Some villas have a private pool, while all have a private garden and kitchenette.

The 5 restaurants at Anantara Villa Padierna Palace Benahavís Marbella Resort have outdoor terraces with magnificent views and vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options.

The hotel has a free kids’ club for children aged 4 to 12.

Dogs are welcome. Wheelchair friendly.

The hotel is a 20-minute drive from the centre of Marbella and is well connected to the AP-7 motorway.

Elba Estepona Gran Hotel & Thalasso Spa

Elba Estepona. 5 star hotels Estepona

This luxury hotel is situated on the beachfront on the outskirts of Estepona, in the direction of Gibraltar. Its location makes it ideal for those who prefer to get away from the hustle and bustle of summer on the coast.

The hotel offers elegant rooms with sea views and private balcony or terrace. It has 3 swimming pools, one of which is for children, and a gymnasium.

The range of leisure and services for families in summer includes a mini-club and children’s entertainment activities in high season and live shows.

The Elba has 3 restaurants with vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options.

Elba Estepona

Special mention for the Thalasso Spa with more than 1400 m2. It offers a wide range of the best relaxing, therapeutic and beauty Thalasso treatments, based on fresh sea water.

Dogs are not allowed. Free parking.

The hotel is a 30-minute drive from the centre of Marbella and is well connected to the AP-7 motorway.


Kempinski. 5 star hotels Estepona

The Kempinski enjoys a privileged front-line beach position and incredible views out over the Mediterranean to the coast of África and Gibraltar.

The hotel features lush, spacious gardens and 3 outdoor swimming pools. It has 3 restaurants, pool bar and beach club.

There is a fitness room with free fitness activities and tennis courts. The spa of almost 2000 m2 has a sauna, steam bath, indoor relaxation pool and 6 treatment rooms.


There is also a children’s club open during the high season.

If you are interested, next to the hotel runs the Coastal Path. There you can go for fantastic walks by the sea at any time of the year.

You can bring your Dog. Free parking around the hotel and Valet Car Parking.

METT Hotel & Beach Resort

METT Hotel & Beach Resort. 5 star hotels Estepona

Mett is located between Estepona and Marbella in front of the sea. In addition to its unbeatable location, this complex stands out for its good culinary offer with several gastronomic spaces: 3 restaurants, lounge bar and beach club.

Another highlight is the 52-metre outdoor swimming pool. The Mett also has a gym and a spa which offers guests a wide range of services using exclusive and natural products.

METT Hotel & Beach Resort

You can bring your Dog. Adapted for wheelchairs. Children from 13 years old. Private parking at the hotel for an extra charge.

The hotel is a 25-minute drive from the centre of Marbella and is well connected to the AP-7 motorway.

Senator Banús Spa Hotel – Adults Only

Senator Banús Spa Hotel

This adults-only hotel is located just 500 metres from the beach. All rooms have terraces overlooking extensive gardens.

The extensive Spa offers a wide range of beauty and wellness treatments, including a hypersaline pool to treat aches and pains while you relax and enjoy a unique experience.

The Senator Banus also has a restaurant serving Mediterranean and international cuisine, a piano bar and a poolside bar, open seasonally.

Senator Banús Spa Hotel

The hotel is located about 2 km from 3 golf courses, about 12 km from Marbella and 8 km from Puerto Banus.

You can bring your Dog on request. Wheelchair friendly. Children are not allowed. Parking available for an extra charge.

The hotel is a 25-minute drive from the centre of Marbella. Good connection to the AP-7 motorway.

Las Dunas Grand Luxury

Las Dunas Grand Luxury. 5 star hotels in EStepona

Las Dunas Grand Luxury is located on the beach between Estepona and Marbella.

This 5* Grand Luxury category Hotel has only 55 exclusive rooms. All Suites have balconies or outdoor terraces with views of the sea and the subtropical gardens.

It has two restaurants with vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and lactose-free options.

The Medical Spa of 3000 m2 offers a wide range of treatments for beauty and wellbeing, with jet pools, contrast showers, ice fountain, to name a few. Guests can choose from a selection of detox and wellness programmes consisting of a personalised combination of healthy diet, gentle exercise, medical consultations and spa treatments.

Las Dunas Grand Luxury

They also offer Yoga, Meditation, Pilates and Personal Training.

Dogs allowed. Adapted for people with reduced mobility. Free parking. Parking adapted for people with reduced mobility.

The hotel is a 25-minute drive from the centre of Marbella. Good connection to the AP-7 motorway.


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