The Marbella area of Spain is once again growing rapidly in reputation as the destination of choice for wealthy people from across the world to buy property.
Why? Because it offers an unrivalled combination of attractions. First and foremost, there is the famous Marbella Golden Mile and a stunning choice of new homes. The most amazing and exclusive villas – architect designed and built, incorporating the absolutely latest of design trends, sumptuously appointed and decorated, and fitted with every conceivable luxury and every imaginable convenience.
These luxury villas are mostly set in large plots of manicured and perfect gardens, with stunning vistas and every feature from the best landscape gardeners’ most fertile imaginings – fountains, gazebos, terraces, chill-out areas, jacuzzi’s, pools – as well as expansive ranges of exotic plantings and even wildlife.
Secondly, you will find that with all of these properties, your security and seclusion is paramount – so individual properties are seldom overlooked.
Luxury contemporary homes are all equipped with state of the art passive security systems and electronic monitoring.
Those villas in bespoke estate developments, such as La Zagaleta Resort, with two golf courses, an equestrian centre, tennis courts and two club houses for the sole use of members, also benefit from active security, based on strict gate-keeping and teams of security guards patrolling constantly.
Next, there is the delightfully predictable Mediterranean climate, where the most pressing question is whether it’s going to be hot today or just beautifully warm. It’s normal for there to be at least 300 balmy, sunny days every year in Andalucia. So, even if your luxury villa is simply a holiday home, you’ll hardly ever have to think about what clothes to bring – you’ll need to pack for fine and warm weather and it’s sensible to take high factor sun cream and your favourite moisturisers because the chances are that you’re going to need them.