If like most people you associate southern Spain with a sedate and slower paced way of life, you may be surprised to learn there is another side to Andalusia. Today, visitors to Marbella can embrace a modern holistic approach to health, fitness and relaxation and achieve the ultimate lifestyle balance.
It is extremely rare to find a modern Spanish development without a swimming pool or two, yet this is no longer enough, there must be additional lifestyle enhancing features. Today there is equal importance placed on the quality of accommodation, location and lifestyle, with an emphasis on enjoying the environment and outdoor activities, which is the ethos of the Aloha Hill Club residential and holiday development in Marbella.
The Aloha Hill Club designed by Andalusian architect Ismael Mérida, has taken the concept of healthy lifestyle and the environment seriously, starting with a layout which is designed to incorporate the landscape and built on grid in accordance with Feng Shui. Notable in their own right, the development’s stylish homes (apartments, penthouses and duplexes) are presented with elegant Scandinavian inspired interiors, yet it is the prime position at the heart of Marbella’s ‘golf valley’ and the range and quality of on-site facilities which really sets it apart.
Outdoor pursuits that make the most of the wonderful surrounding countryside, such as cycle tracks, golf courses, hiking, horse riding trails and water sports are within easy reach. Fitness is a big part of the equation on-site too. Residents and owners have exclusive access to a fully equipped gym with professional multilingual gym instructors, state-of-the-art spa area with sauna and several massage rooms.
Affiliations with sports and fitness professionals take their commitment to the next level, this summer the UK based fitness expert Laura Sheriff is booked to host a summer boot camp, Danish golf pro and former Ryder Cup player Soren Hansen – sponsored by the Aloha Hill Club – also hosts events at the development. In March this year, the entire group of Globe Team – Siesta Homes’ Danish cycling team made use of the facilities and in October world famous Italian cyclist Mario Cipollini will be hosting a cycling event at the Aloha Hill Club.
Of course, when visiting or living in Spain it isn’t obligatory to be constantly on the move, there is plenty of potential for taking it easy and enjoying the laid back Spanish sunshine lifestyle… a leisurely dip in one of the Aloha Hill Club’s 4 swimming pools, a long cold drink and a freshly prepared meal at the pool restaurant or delivered to the door, a private wine club and on-site bodega, hair and beauty salon. With so much to do, you may never want to leave.
If you fancy a night out in one of the many marinas, an opportunity to sample the local gastronomy or a stroll along the beach…. simply request the on-site concierge service to arrange it and then hop onto the resort’s courtesy shuttle and you’ll feel the sand between your toes in a matter of minutes.