Situated 30 minutes to the west of Marbella, Sotogrande occupies a unique setting close to the point where the Mediterranean meets the Atlantic. Its ambience is equally distinct in that it offers tastefully understated refinement and a gentle pace of life which, along with its amenities, makes it a self-selecting favourite among those in search of family living and quality of life.

In this master-planned resort community synonymous with yachting, golf, long peaceful beaches, nature and, of course, polo, La Reserva offers its residents upscale amenities and exclusive services on 600 hectares of gently undulating land with sufficient elevation to enjoy spectacular views towards the sea and the beautifully manicured 18-hole golf course designed by Cabell Robinson.

The clubhouse stands as a beacon of refinement in the midst of this secure, tranquil and privileged living environment, which is surrounded by an oasis of greenery that can be blissfully contemplated as you enjoy the fine kitchen and stylish ambience of its restaurant. You might, in fact, call La Reserva an oasis within an oasis – a special gated community with the golf course as its green soul.

New this summer

On a gentle slope near La Reserva’s racquet club, a new state-of-the-art beach club – the first of its kind in the world – opens this summer that overlooks a gorgeous, 20,000m2 blue-green sports lagoon bordered by natural beauty spots including sandy beaches and cascading falls, all surrounded by walking paths. The boathouse situated on the west side of the lake forms the base for a variety of lakeside boating facilities.

The beach club itself brings the sea to the hills with the first sand-bottomed lagoon pool in Europe, making La Reserva de Sotogrande the only residential community in the world right now to offer such an amenity. “The feeling is that of a real beachfront complete with the first inland beach club and restaurant, and the facility is designed to provide each member of the family the ideal place to enjoy their free time,” says Marc Topiol, CEO of Sotogrande S.A.

“The beach club and its various restaurant offerings will provide those fortunate enough to be here a high-end lunch and dinner experience with à la carte options in a relaxed, shabby-chic environment. This will be the place to celebrate and socialise, with a real sense of community. We want to offer our residents and our guests a gorgeous setting to unwind and enjoy their precious free time with family and friends.”

It’s designed to be the ultimate place to reconnect with family and friends, but for those adults who wish to relax in a peaceful, child-free setting there is a panoramic pool club overlooking the lake with bar that offers beautifully prepared light summer dishes. A stylish boutique, massage area and a summer of stylish events embracing the beach tradition of Sotogrande add to the allure of this refined location…

Words Michel Cruz / Photography courtesy of Sotogrande SA

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