As with many aspects of life over the past year or so, having plenty of space is set to become an imperative element of luxury holidays when you can travel again. And where better to enjoy an abundance of freedom than in the glorious great outdoors? Particularly when said outdoors is beneath the sunshine in Marbella! Set along the gorgeous Golden Mile between the centre of Marbella and Puerto Banus, and tucked within acres of subtropical gardens, Puente Romano promises fabulous facilities - including a Six Senses Spa and exceptional eateries - along with an abundance of alfresco adventures. Here are just ten of your inspiring options...
1. Unwind with yoga on the beach
Home to a superb Six Senses Spa and fabulous fitness centre, Puente Romano is a true wellness destination. If you'd prefer to take the feel-good experience outside, how about yoga on the beach? Whether on a private or group session, join resident yoga expert Claudia Popa to challenge and refresh your mind and body, all while enjoying stunning sea views.
2. Explore Andalucía's villages by e-Bike
While the beaches are beautiful, head inland to discover a different side to enchanting Andalucía. Set off on a private electric mountain bike tour to explore the rolling hills and traditional white villages, taking in spectacular scenery and fascinating architecture, while getting a glimpse into the history and culture of this beautiful region.
3. Cruise the Costa Del Sol coastline
With its enviable location right on the seafront, it would be crazy not to head out on a boat trip from Puente Romano! Step aboard your own private, staffed luxury yacht for an afternoon sailing along the Andalucían coastline, lazing in the Spanish sunshine on deck, taking a dip in the refreshing blue sea, and perhaps even spotting frolicking dolphins. Pop a cork as the sun sets and simply soak up the stunning views.
4. Cycle along the picturesque promenade
If you fancy a more leisurely, local cycle, explore the surrounding area on one of the luxury hotel's Dutch-style bikes, perhaps stopping for a gourmet picnic somewhere along the coast. Breathe in the fresh air and admire the sea views as you pedal along the promenade. If you head west, you'll uncover the glamorous harbour of Puerto Banus, while the other direction takes you to the charming Old Town, filled with wonderful local bars and eateries in which you can refresh with cold cerveza and tapas.
5. Feel your heart rate rise with cardio tennis
Combine the fun and competition of tennis with a serious cardio workout during this unique session alongside a tennis pro. No matter what your experience in the sport, get ready to boost your fitness, get those endorphins flowing and workout like a star. Of course, this is all carried out on the hotel's top-class tennis courts, that have been used for countless international games and top tournaments.
6. Take a private golf lesson with stunning surroundings
For a game of golf on a whole new level, head to the nearby Marbella Club Hotel & Golf Resort, home to a perfectly manicured and picturesque course surrounded by the lush Andalucían mountains and azure Mediterranean Sea. Join golf guru and pro player Gary Vautier as you tackle the array of holes with a laid-back game, focusing on perfecting your shot and trying not to be too dazzled by the dreamy views! The 18th hole's vistas are particularly impressive, looking across the ocean all the way to the Atlas Mountains and Gibraltar.
7. Conquer La Concha on a hike to the top
You simply must conquer La Concha during your luxury Marbella holiday, a towering peak set amid the striking Sierra Blanca mountain range, that stands over 1,200 metres above sea level. Starting in the charming whitewashed village of Istán, get ready to work up a sweat on a high-energy hike with a private guide. The hard work is more than worth it for the jaw-dropping panoramas over the surrounding mountains, Costa del Sol shoreline and even towards North Africa!
8. Soar to new heights on a fly boarding experience
An adventure for hardcore adrenaline seekers that after a little vitamin 'sea', this exhilarating experience will see you soar above the ocean by state-of-the-art fly board, safe under the constant guidance of the expert team. Not only will you learn a daring new skill, but you'll benefit from muscle building, calorie burning and yet more magnificent Marbella views!
9. Head to the foothills on horseback
Everyone - from first timers in the saddle to pro horse handlers - will delight in trekking through the Spanish countryside and Andalusian foothills on horseback, admiring the stunning surroundings and soaking up the Spanish sunshine. An array of activities can be enjoyed from the nearby Equestrian Centre - whether leisurely walking rides, high-level competition tracks or even riding lessons for the littlest guests.
10. Spot Marbella's marine life by boat
Marbella's dreamy location, close to where the Mediterranean meets the Atlantic, makes for some seriously impressive local marine life. Just a short boat ride from your luxury hotel, get set to spot an array of amazing species - from dolphins, to sperm whales, to gigantic orcas. If that wasn't enough, you will be joined by an expert marine biologist, who will share fascinating facts and their vast knowledge about the various aquatic animals.