Zen Marbella

Publication: 29 Mar. 2022
Back to Blog

Think of Zen and Marbella is maybe not the first place that comes to mind, but look around you will see it all over.

And how could it be otherwise in a place that blends natural elements such as the sea, sky and mountains with abundant greenery and sunshine? Marbella stands out for the beauty of its setting, and both natural sunlight and inspiring views play a central role in the sense of quality of life that this lifestyle destination evokes.

It begins in luxurious five-star beach resorts, many set within fabulous gardens and featuring luxurious spa and wellness centres. They vary from beachside to hillside settings, the latter of which are often surrounded by private villas in country club golf estates that share stunning views of mountain ranges, wooded hills and the lush fairways of famous golf courses.

Finding that special spot
Many of the villas in Marbella, be they modern or more traditional in style, are designed to incorporate special Zen spots where the setting and views are not only beautiful, but also create a very special sense of serenity and well-being – a peaceful spot within the home that provides positive energy and invites a sense of reflection.

In some properties, they can be found in a bathroom where a window offers rather intimate views of mountains and natural greenery, often combined with a small private terrace rich in the fragrance of one’s own garden. Other homes feature Zen-inspired patios and sections of gardens styled with Japanese formal landscaping inspiration, while the leisure areas in basement levels of Marbella villas increasingly come with an English patio that features the trickling waters of a fountain set against the backdrop of a vertical garden.

All of this can be accompanied by Asian decoration or more subtle modern interpretations, but there are certain elements that very effortlessly create a relaxing Zen mood, such as a row of bamboo outside a bedroom terrace, a gently trickling fountain to look out over from the living area or an outdoor shower feature in your bathroom.

Such details help to enhance the sense of style and wellbeing in the home, and where better than in a place such as this, surrounded by views, greenery and benevolent sunshine and golden light? Let us help you find your own little piece of Zen.

Four Marbella properties that we think have Zen appeal
A spacious new villa located in a peaceful and tranquil area with large pool to relax in La Cala Golf, Mijas.

Extraordinary estate in Valderrama, Sotogrande, with a large garden set with lots of flowering plants and seated areas to relax.

Beautiful modern house with its own sauna and calming sea views in Paraiso Alto, Benahavis.

Luxurious open-plan apartment near the beach in Estepona with stunning views of the sea.