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Sea & Sierra

Our “Sea & Sierra” experience combines snow and sun to offer a unique luxury holiday in Spain

Published at: 19 Oct 2021
Last updated at: 9 Nov 2023

From the mountains of Sierra Nevada to the beaches of Marbella, why not combine a luxury ski holiday with a relaxing holiday on the beach with our "Sea & Sierra" experience.

Serena Norton
Serena Norton
El Lodge bedroom with view of pool in Sierra Nevada

What is the Sea & Sierra Experience?

Where better to enjoy a ski holiday than in the second highest mountain range in Western Europe? At an altitude of 3,483 metres, Sierra Nevada is nestled amongst the foothills of the Spanish mountains in the province of Granada. Declared a National Park in 1999, you will appreciate spectacular views in the region which is renowned for its biodiversity and natural beauty.

The resort’s enviable climate allows for skiing into early May making this a fantastic option for an end-of-season ski trip. It also provides a unique opportunity to combine your ski holiday with a luxurious beach holiday in Marbella which is just a couple of hours drive away.

STAY: El Lodge, Sierra Nevada (3 nights)

Located in Monachil, in the heart of the Sierra Nevada ski resort, El Lodge is a delightful, alpine-style boutique retreat right on the slopes. With 21 guest rooms, the Lodge can be booked as a whole, becoming your own private chalet with a team of staff to attend to your every need. Alternatively you may prefer to reserve an individual suite, most of which benefit from their own outdoor terraces and Jacuzzi for total relaxation.

With an outdoor sauna, Finnish baths and heated swimming pools, as well as an indoor pool, sauna, Turkish bath and two treatment rooms, it is clear that rest and relaxation is taken seriously at El Lodge. Enjoy a massage or just soak up the sun on a lounger whilst enjoying the spectacular mountain views.

El Lodge has a number of different restaurants, including the ski-in/ski-out Sun Deck with its fusion menu of homemade soups and BBQ platters. Breakfast, lunch and dinner can be enjoyed at The Grill which serves everything from game and fondue to fresh grilled fish and Caviar de Riofrio, the first certified organic caviar in the world, which is produced not far from Sierra Nevada. Drinks can be enjoyed in The Lounge around the fireplace or in The Bar which features vintage ski decor and classic cocktails.

El Lodge, Sierra Nevada spa
El Lodge Sierra Nevada bar
The Grill at El Lodge in Sierra Nevada
Skiing in Sierra NevadaPhoto: Provincial Board of Tourism of Granada

Skiing in Sierra Nevada

Suitable for all levels of skier, Sierra Nevada has 106 km of slopes to enjoy - 9 green pistes, 41 blue, 50 red and 7 black making this an ideal resort for a group with mixed abilities.

There are also three dedicated areas for families and children as well as a snow park for tubing and sledding.

Activities in Sierra Nevada

During your stay in Sierra Nevada, you can participate in a number of different activities. From learning to drive a snowcat, admiring the sunset over the mountains at 10,000 feet above sea level to a stunning astronomical experience under the starry sky, there is certainly something for everyone to enjoy.

Sierra Nevada ski resortPhoto: Provincial Board of Tourism of Granada
Terrace at El Lodge in Sierra Nevada
Bubble at El Lodge in Sierra Nevada
Marbella Beach ClubPhoto: Marbella Club

STAY: Marbella Club (3 nights)

From the mountains to the beach, Marbella Club welcomes you to its beach club by the sea. Located on the Costa del Sol, just five minutes from Marbella Old Town and Puerto Banus, the Marbella Club provides an Andlusian sanctuary between the Sierra Blanca mountains and the Mediterranean sea.

Transformed from an old finca of figs and pines into a Mediterranean hideaway, Marbella Club has a variety of rooms, suites, villas and bungalows dotted throughout the extensive grounds. A natural seawater pool and two outdoor heated pools surrounded by sun loungers invite you to relax and unwind under the palm trees.

Wellbeing, Spa, Nutrition and Fitness are the four cornerstones of Wellness at the Marbella Club. Through Pilates, yoga, meditation, challenging hikes and bike rides, a wholesome Mediterranean diet and thalassotherapy, Marbella Club seeks to bring out your best self.

Marbella Club yoga
Marbella Club pool
Marbella Club running