A breath of fresh air in Marbella


Driving upwards through the winding mountain road, the sea falling below you and sun bright and warm on your face you are surrounded by fresh, green slopes and birds calling in the distance. As you reach the idyllic pueblo blanco your body starts to relax, turn left and you’re there… Champneys Marbella… Just like the start to a good novel, Champneys Marbella sets the scene perfectly for your spa retreat. Nestled in the foothills of the Parque Natural Sierra de las Nieves, the resort is the perfect place to relax, unwind and absorb the fresh air of the expansive nature reserve.
Behind the city of Marbella in Spain’s Andalucía province and in a unique area where mountains meet the sea and the Atlantic Ocean meets the Mediterranean Sea the Sierra de las Nieves natural park is rich in flora and fauna. The park has been of interest to botanists across the world throughout history and in 1995 was declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO. Several species of deer, birds of prey including the golden eagle roam the reserve finding shelter in the Mediterranean pine forests.
It is these same forests that have attracted the likes of the health and spa brand Champneys who operate 4 award winning resorts in the UK. The combination of location, Mediterranean climate and accessibility lends itself to a luxurious spa resort destination. Unlike the UK resorts it is possible for people to invest into the lifestyle and the brand in Champneys Marbella. William Claridge has bought a penthouse on the resort and is also a regular visitor to Champneys Springs in Leicestershire. He comments, “The first thing I do when I get to Springs is relax for an hour or so then go for a massage, you can’t beat it, well I thought that until I heard about the Champneys Marbella project.I can enjoy the sunshine, relax in the spa or my penthouse and I have the flexibility to use my property when I want.”
Fresh air is itself key to wellbeing and good health. Air pollution, mainly from traffic, has been linked to cardiovascular diseases and asthma, of course other factors such as smoking and diet affect these afflictions. This is one of the reasons that Champneys Marbella has a holistic approach to its spa resort utilising the natural resources around it, there will be no cars on the development, owners drive through an underground network to reach their building.
Champneys Marbella has been sympathetically designed to fit into its surroundings using the best of ancient Moorish architecture maximising light and the natural resources. Apartment owners at Champneys will enjoy an interior courtyard with running water from the abundant natural spa, further bringing nature into the home to enhance the feeling of wellbeing. Even prior to building the land was cleared and every tree was replanted in the grounds including olive trees, orange, lemon and avocado trees.
The resort has been carefully and compassionately planned for the benefit of both the visitors and the surroundings and if you wish to unwind in your own Spanish sanctuary contact Champneys Marbella for more information on 01442 291200 or visit www.champneysmarbella.com.
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Champneys Marbella Spa Resort:
Set within the hills of Marbella’s National park this exclusive development boasts an idyllic location over looking the coast line of Marbella and Puerto Banus. Apartments and penthouses are available in the exclusive luxury resort combining the Champneys spa lifestyle and stunning climate of the Mediterranean. Prices start from €696,358 for 2 bedroom apartments. There are just two 2 bedroom penthouses available at €971,729 and €1,026,705. For more information contact 01442 291200, email sales@champneysmarbella.com or visit www.champneysmarbella.com.