Spring 2021 travel inspiration: The Ikos Andalusia resort

Words by
Simon Brooke

10th November 2020

Due to open its doors in April, the newest property from the Ikos Resorts group is a luxurious all-inclusive destination on the Costa del Sol

As the temperatures drop and the days get shorter, many of us are planning our escapes to the sun with southern Spain hight on the list of destinations. Ikos Andalusia, a luxury all-inclusive resort is opening on the Costa del Sol in April, featuring the newly renovated Princess Hotel in Estepona which offers 411 rooms, a remarkable 4,000m2 of swimming pools and extensive gardens. The hotel has been designed as a relaxing oasis, just a short drive from the buzz and excitement of Marbella and the sites of the historic city of Estepona.

The Greek, Spanish, classic and contemporary Italian, Asian/Oriental and Provencal menus are based on local produce.  At the six à la carte restaurants menus have been curated by Michelin-starred chefs and are designed to take guests on a gastronomic journey across Europe and beyond. As part of the all-inclusive stay the Dine Out experience offers visits to a collection of local restaurants.

The hotel’s spa will offer personalised treatments based on products from French beauty brand Anne Sémonin Paris. The cryotherapy facial is designed to stimulate the release of B-endorphins, relieve anxiety and promote a total sense of well-being. For chaps there’s a special Gentleman's Collection.

"We’re optimistic that there will be demand next year, following a year of  travel restrictions this year and hopefully the roll-out of the first vaccines,” says Fanis Krommidas, Marcom Director of Ikos Resorts. “The resort benefits from ample space, with spacious suites spanning up to 125m² , over 17 acres of gardens and expansive outdoor seating, so that guests can relax safely in the knowledge that they are staying within their bubble and enjoy a multitude of activities outdoors. There will be a ring of confidence surrounding every guest’s stay.”