What was once just a gated community, is now one of the most sought-after residential and tourist destinations in Spain.

It’s upmarket, cosmopolitan atmosphere attracts buyers and tourists all year round, not to mention the breathtaking golf and sea views that span as far as North Africa.

Schmooze your way along the perfect pathways, dotted with cool and cute boutiques, luxury sailing clubs and perfectly preened palm trees, down to the picturesque marina, and enjoy a cocktail overlooking the sea. Sotogrande really will melt all your worries away.

Not to be missed: The marina, the sailing clubs, the houses!

Fun Fact: Sotograndes famous visitors include the UK royal family, Gibraltar’s Chief Minister Peter Caruana, Tony Blair and José María Aznar, the former Prime Ministers for the UK and Spain respectively and the French would-be prince, Louis Alphonse of Bourbon to name but a few. Ooh la la.