The Ultimate GOLFING break on the Costa Del GOLF

‘This year it’s all about the ladies’

Lady Golfing

It’s all about ladies golf in Marbella this November.  With a superb choice of 15 fabulous golf-courses, and with over 320 days of sun each year, you’re pretty much guaranteed great weather and a fantastic game or 2, or 3...

Whether you play golf yourself or enjoy watching it, you’ll be spoilt this autumn as The Ladies European Tour have just announced that the Andalucía Costa del Sol Open de España will be contested at La Quinta Golf & Country Club in Benahavís from 22-25 November.  Only 15 minutes from our DSV Collection villas, join us for the ultimate golf break.

With only 15% of UK golfers being women, we’re really excited to watch England’s Georgia Hall in her contention to be World Number 1. She claimed both the LET Order of Merit and Players’ Player of the Year titles in 2017, and is currently leading the pack for the 2018 LET Order of Merit, which will be announced at the November event.  English players Dame Laura Davies and Mel Reid both triumphed in winning the national title in the region in 2010 and 2011 respectively.

 Long gone are the days of golf just being about the men. As well as the international award-winning players, there are also a large amount of female celebrities that feel right at home on the fairway.  Brits include Jodie Kidd, Catherine Zeta Jones and Jane Seymour and they’re joined in their passion by the likes of Cameron Diaz, Eva Longoria, Vera Wang and Tea Leoni.  Celine Dion is so passionate about golf that she even owns her own golf course in Quebec.

Why not get your golfing buddies together and book a 5* luxury break with us?  You could always bring the men along because there’s plenty of room for up to 25 people in our 10 luxury bedrooms.

 With the garden of Villa El Cid overlooking the golf courses at Villa Padierna, you can plan your shots for the next day over a delicious cocktail or if you want to have a bit of downtime from the game you could relax with an evening swim and hot tub in your own private garden. 

 The incredible view from Villa El Cid

The incredible view from Villa El Cid

 As well as golf and relaxation, our villas are perfectly located for a fantastic range of restaurants and world-class shopping and nightlife in Puerto-Banus.

Puerto Banús : ‘Like No Other’


Just an 8 minute drive from the DSV Collection villas, the beautiful marina town of Puerto Banús really is ‘Like No Other’ and the tourist board have just launched a new digital campaign to showcase this.


Its nautical facilities, its unique luxury shopping and its enviable climate, with more than 300 days of sunshine, seduce millions of visitors every year.

Since its creation in 1970, this must-visit Marbella destination really has become a playground for the rich and famous - attracting celebrities, royalty and aristocrats.  From Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant of yesteryear through to the likes of Robert de Niro, Hugh Grant and Michelle Obama.


Fortunately Puerto Banús is close enough to our villas to enjoy the world-class shopping, stunning beaches & coastal views and superb gastronomic experiences but it’s far enough away to give your credit card a few hours of necessary respite. 


Just a few of the brand names that will test your shopping impulses include Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Jimmy Choo and Tom Ford.


Multi-million pound yachts and impressive sports cars adorn the marina.  So if you’re looking for inspiration to buy your own, or you just like to dream of what to buy with your future lottery win, the fantastic restaurants and bars provide the perfect vantage point.


Whether you’re a big or little kid, it really is a place not to be missed on your visit to Marbella and the DSV Collection villas will provide the perfect base for your visit.

5* Marbella Luxury, The Perfect Family Retreat

We’ve just returned from a perfect week’s holiday at Villa El Cid in Marbella.  I can fully understand their 50% repeat booking rate as we’re looking at opportunities to return already.
— Annalie H, Lincolnshire

From the moment we pulled up on the driveway to the moment we left at the end of the week, we experienced 5* luxury throughout. 

Ideal for couples and families alike, there really is something for everyone, with the space being large enough for each person to enjoy doing their own thing. 


The kids really were in heaven.  They made their own fruit cocktails using the local produce and spent hours trampolining in the garden, playing in the pool, and chilling in the hot tub.  As a parent, their safety is paramount so the lockable gates around the pool and the addition of swim vests for the young ones, meant that we were able to have a truly relaxing break.   

As the sun went down each evening, the kids would use their last burst of energy to enjoy a family film or create their own rules at the pool table, before heading up to their slumber via the lift.  The level of excitement when they realised that the villa had a lift was off the scale.  Not only was it very convenient for the adults to take heavy suitcases up and down the stairs, but the joy of the doors opening and closing and going up and down was on a par with a popular fairground ride.

Following long hours at work, it’s often difficult to remember how to relax on holiday, but following our warm welcome from the wonderful Andreaa, all of the adults managed to settle in very quickly.

With a large array of fantastic restaurants within an 8-minute drive of the villa, access to private chefs within the local area and the most incredible professional kitchen and dining areas, Villa El Cid is paradise for MasterChef fans.  Whether you’re looking to create your own gastronomic feast using the local delicacies or prefer to sit back and savour someone else’s creations, you certainly won’t go home hungry.   

And if you have sports fans within your party they won’t be disappointed.  The Rugby 7’s World Cup and The FIFA World Cup Fixtures played on the TVs in the communal lounge. They were far enough away that we weren’t disturbed by the vocal support that the boys showed for their teams, but they were close enough to feel that we were all on holiday together, enjoying the same incredible space. 

The rest of us took the opportunity for total relaxation - soaking up the sun, catching up on holiday reading and melting away our stresses in the pool and hot tub.  At night the flood lit pool and hot tub came in to there own – the quiet surroundings, the sleeping children, and the sunset over the golf course - all accompanied by delicious homemade cocktails.



Whether you’re looking to experience the beautiful surroundings of Marbella or spend quality time with friends and family within the grounds of the villa, you wont be disappointed and there’s certainly no risk of you getting claustrophobic. 

During our stay we ventured to the beautiful town of Puerto Banus, which is approximately 8 minutes from the villa.  The harbour side restaurants, the spectacular boats and the exceptional shopping meant that we were able to give our bankcards the flexing that they deserved.  A fantastic Indian takeaway on the terrace and several beachside bars completed our gastronomic journey.


Sadly all good things must come to an end and after 7 days it was time to head home to the UK.   During the journey home the priority discussion was the friends and family that we’d bring back to share the experience with us next year.  


Thank you to the fantastic Barbara for finalising our itinerary and to Andreaa and Rihas in-resort for looking after us.  In the words of Arnold Schwarzenegger, ‘We’ll be back’.






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