Finca Cortesin is one of those properties that seamlessly merge the old and the new. Sitting pretty on a 530-acre estate in southern Spain’s verdant hills a mile from the coast, it’s built in a traditional Andalucian style around a tree that originally grew on the property. Meticulous details, from the salvaged wooden doors and terracotta floors from European castles, to the sedate courtyards and fountains, give it an authentic charm. The interiors are also beautifully styled, with continental antiques and paintings.
The accommodation includes 67 elegant suites with soaring ceilings and gorgeous fabrics. There are currently three four-bedroom Mediterranean-style villas with contemporary interiors, private gardens and pools—more of the these properties are planned. The spa offers French or Thai treatments, there’s a world championship 18-hole golf course, and the hotel’s beach club on the Bahia de Casares includes a stunning infinity pool and restaurant. I think Finca Cortesin is a perfect European getaway for a family.