When it comes to luxury villas there are certain criteria we expect: design-led furnishings, acres of private space, the latest in luxury facilities, an enormous infinity pool, perhaps… and a view.

Part of the magic of being on holiday for us is having a drink while watching the sunset or waking up and taking your morning coffee against a stunning sea view backdrop.

Here’s our pick of a few of the best villas with views in southern Spain…

1. Villa Chantay, Benahavis

view of the mediterranean from villa terrace

From the pool, from the private balconies, from your bed and even from the bath – you can barely move at Villa Chantay without catching a view of the glittering Mediterranean. On clear days you can even see the mountains of Morocco shimmering in the haze beyond.

Truly spectacular.

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2. Villa Cielo, la herradura, granada

Incredible pool with view over a bay in Southern Spain

The views from Villa Cielo just don’t get much better! Sitting above the horseshoe bay of little-known La Herradura the views extend from the mountains down to the sea. It’s fair to say the sunsets are spectacular, especially if they’re taken from inside that infinity pool with built in spa!

Find out more about Villa Cielo

3. CASA MIRAVISTA, LA AXARQUIA, MALAGA

Poolside sunbeds with mountain views in Andalucia

The whole villa faces towards this magnificent view of unspoilt countryside. The mountains just unfold indefinitely and change with the light. Sitting high in the Axarquia there’s no light pollution so the starlight at night is just as spectacular as the daytime vistas.

Find out more about Casa Miravista

4. El Mirador Estate, Malaga

Perched high in the mountains east of Malaga is El Mirador. The name is an appropriate one – ‘mirador’ means ‘view point’ in Spanish, and this stylish villa certainly has them in abundance. Views from the pool, sunbathing and barbeque areas over the mountains and the sparkling Mediterranean beyond are incredibly special. Best of the lot, though, is the view from the massage bed while you’re having your stresses and strains worked out. Bliss.

Find out more about El Mirador

5. Villa Vivaldi, La Zagaleta, Benahavis

Villa with Pool and Views in Marbella

The pergola at the end of Villa Vivaldi’s garden is the perfect place to admire the coastline from up high in the exclusive La Zagaleta estate. On clear days Morocco can be seen, and the views are seemingly endless right the way along to Gibraltar. The house looks directly out to the sea, so most of the bedrooms and gardens enjoy fantastic views.

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6. VILLA ZENITH, MARBELLA

Rooftop pool overlooking the Mediterranean Sea

This is only one part of the 360-degree view from Villa Zenith. Not only a fantastic view but an incredible rooftop pool too. The wonderful thing is you can enjoy this view yet you’re only a short drive to the mountains and the beach. As the sunsets the Costa del Sol lights up giving you a completely different vista.

Find out more about Villa Zenith

7. Villas Las Artes, Marbella, Los Monteros

On the beach side of East Marbella, Villa Las Artes is a beautiful luxury villa by the sea. ‘By’, though, is perhaps something of an understatement – it’s practically in it. It could hardly be closer to the water, and the view from terrace to sea has no interruption – which makes it the perfect place to kick back and listen to the sea’s ebbs and flows while the sun drops to the horizon.

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8. VILLA NIDO, casares, Malaga

View from Pool at Villa Nido

With a dramatic mountain jutting skywards behind, lush park land all around and views of the Sierra Crestellina it’s easy to see why we chose Villa Nido as one of our pick of the best villas with views.

Find out more about Villa Nido

9. Villa Kynthia, Paraiso, Estepona

Palm tree view in Estepona

From bedroom to outdoor chill out area via the swimming pool, and practically every inch of space between, the 280-degree views that surround the graceful Villa Kynthia are seriously to-die-for. A garden with beautifully manicured lawns and mature plants surrounds the villa and frames the sea and mountain views. Absolutely breath-taking.

Find out more about Villa Kynthia

10. La Medina, Medina Sidonia, Cadiz

View at Villa La Medina in Medina Sidonia

High up on the hill in Medina Sidonia this beautiful villa gazes out over quaint Spanish rooftops and rolling Cadiz hills. The passing of day, from misty morning, to dazzling afternoon through to mesmerising sunset, is played out through a spectrum of colours. The exceptional vantage point of Villa La Medina means it has views over the historic town and beyond over the rolling countryside.

Find out more about La Medina

Like this pick of southern Spain’s best villas with views? For more beautiful getaways to escape to this summer, check out our full collection of luxury villas.


Lindsay Gregory

Lindsay is the Co-founder and Collection Curator of The Luxury Villa Collection. She's constantly in search of the most authentic and original travel experiences, coupled with the best villas, to help you see Spain in style.

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