10 Interesting and Fun Ways to Relax on Your Next Holiday to Marbella

10 Interesting and Fun Ways to Relax on Your Next Holiday to Marbella

Heading to one of our luxury villas in Nueva Andalucia, Las Brisas, La Zagaleta or The Golden Mile of Marbella this summer? We don’t blame you.  Not only will you enjoy the Swish signature welcome, but you’ll be close to golden beaches, golf courses, luxurious spas, and treated to precious sunsets. By staying at a Swish luxury villa in Marbella you are sure to leave feeling rejuvenated, how could you not?

The resort of Marbella has long been known for its nightlife and glamour, yet it also offers a veritable escape for those seeking relaxation. Marbella provides an idyllic setting to recharge your mind, body, and soul but it doesn’t get boring. In fact, every year, (perhaps inspired by the holistic trend in Ibiza,) Marbella is becoming even more interesting. The city is attracting new wellness professionals, hip cafes and juice bars, an influx of holistic therapists and a variety of activities for those wishing to find their zen, or for those simply wishing to try something different and fun.

Here are 10 interesting ways to relax in Marbella, all Swish approved!

1. Uplifting Yoga in the Open-Air:

Are you a regular yogi? Then when you’re in Marbella, you simply must move your daily practice from a dark indoor city gymnasium to the open space of the beach. Or,  for even more privacy, try your villa’s poolside.  There is nothing better than finding a secluded spot  and letting the sounds of nature wash over you while you perform your salute to the sun. Alternatively, if you are not as confident in your own practice, take part in a wholesome yoga class: At Swish, we can send qualified instructors to your villa. Namaste!

Uplifting Yoga in the Open-Air

2. Indulge in Luxury Spa Treatments in Marbella:

Marbella is renowned for its world-class spas that offer a haven of relaxation. Treat yourself to a day of pampering at one of the luxurious spa retreats scattered throughout the city. From invigorating massages to rejuvenating facials and soothing body treatments, let skilled therapists melt away tension and restore your sense of well-being. One of our favourites at Swish is the Six Senses Spa inside the Puente Romano Beach Resort. Ask us to help with bookings or advice. And, if you want to experience the best of a spa in your own home-from-home, ask us to send one of our mobile therapists to you.

Luxury Spa Treatments in Marbella

3. Day Retreats and Workshops in Marbella:

A growing trend in Marbella are mini half-day retreats, workshops and brunches which combine an activity with healthy food, all of which are designed to help you unwind.  We can help you find a yoga, pilates and/ or a wellness retreat in Marbella, where you can immerse yourself in a serene and supportive environment. One example is Bootcamp Pilates who offer day retreats with laughter yoga and a sunset boat trip from Estepona. Another venue to find retreats and workshops is Holistic House, in Puerto Banus, who offer yoga, meditation, sound bath and cacao ceremonies.

Sunset boat trip

The Marbella Club Hotel also has its own wellness department, and in addition to classes and activities, they tend to hold interesting talks covering subjects as diverse as nutrition, natural health and yoga. Enjoy!

4. Puppy Yoga: Yes, that’s Yoga with Cute Puppies!

Forget all your worries by joining a Paws and Breathe yoga class, where you get to experience yoga with puppies, and plenty of puppy cuddles afterwards. (Opening in August 2023 in Marbella, we cannot wait!) How it works: simply turn up with an open mind and a love of dogs. You cannot bring your own, but you get to play with well-trained puppies and embrace nirvana at the same time! This concept has been imported to Marbella from the UK at Ushna Yoga, Marbella.

Puppy Yoga: Yes, that’s Yoga with Cute Puppies

5. Thermal Baths Near Marbella:

Discover the healing properties of these precious thermal baths located near enough to Marbella for a relaxing day-trip. The Roman Baths, called La Hedionda are located in Casares in the Manilva area. Here, you can immerse yourself in warm waters that are believed to have therapeutic effects on the body. Divine!

The Roman baths, La Hedionda, Casares, Manilva
Photo credit es.wikipedia.org

6. Unleash your Inner Artist in Marbella:

Grab your Sketchbook and Draw What you See. This is a mindful and therapeutic pastime, but in Marbella, you will find beautiful sea-scapes, or even the architecture of your own villa, and pretty gardens to inspire you, and add to your artistic repertoire. Didn’t bring any equipment? Fear not, we can help source this for you.

Would you fancy drawing this pretty view?

Unleash your Inner Artist in Marbella

7. Embrace the Water by Learning Sailing:

Experience the ultimate relaxation by embarking on your own journey into sailing during your trip to Marbella. We don’t mean just taking part in a sunset cruise, but we mean actually learning how to sail. TrySail allow small groups to take their own boat out along with a skipper, or you can take part in sailing classes taught at the harbour of Puerto Banus. The water is a healer, trust us!

Embrace the Water by Learning Sailing
Learn Sailing

8. Practice Mindful Walking on the Paseo Marítimo:

Marbella’s Paseo Marítimo is a scenic promenade that stretches along the coastline. Take a leisurely stroll along this beautiful walkway, enjoying the sea views and the gentle breeze. Practice mindful walking by focusing on each step and being fully present in the moment. Allow your senses to absorb the surroundings—the sound of the waves, the feel of the pavement beneath your feet, and the scent of the sea. Mindful walking can be a simple yet effective way to clear your mind and find inner calm.

Practice Mindful Walking on the Paseo Marítimo

9. Try a Private Chef at Your Villa in Marbella:

Treat yourself to a well-balanced, nutritional feast in your Swish Villa. Let our private chefs come to you and prepare a wholesome but soothing meal and/or juices for you and your party. Our chefs cater to all tastes and requirements, so if you are embarking upon a detox or wish to boost your vitamin levels, they can help.

Fancy a meal, prepared for you by a private chef? How would you fancy eating al fresco in the covered outdoor dining area of Villa Supernova, Marbella?
Fancy a meal, prepared for you by a private chef? How would you fancy eating al fresco in the covered outdoor dining area of Villa Supernova, Marbella?

10. Create a Home Theatre Experience:

Most of our luxury villas are equipped with state-of-the-art entertainment systems, including home theatres. Take advantage of this amenity and transform your villa’s cinema room into a private theatre experience. Dim the lights, pop some popcorn, and immerse yourself in a selection of your favourite movies or TV shows. Snuggle up on plush sofas or recliners and let the immersive sound and visuals transport you to a world of relaxation and entertainment.

Try a home cinema experience at Villa Gratitude, Golden Mile, Marbella
Try a home cinema experience at Villa Gratitude, Golden Mile, Marbella

Your enjoyment is our priority at Swish, and we are here to help make your stay perfect. Choose from our range of luxury villas in Marbella, each of which gives a different and new meaning to the word relaxation.



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