We’re delighted to launch our new summer programme in Sotogrande, and introduce you to the delights of this unique holiday paradise. Aimed at families and individuals looking for new experiences to enjoy together, we offer you the myriad attractions of the celebrated Sotogrande Estate, benefitting from fantastic sporting, boating and beach facilities, combined with exclusive access to our exciting new venture, Polo Valley.
This is no ordinary holiday, and the comments in the client testimonials below will perhaps give you the best sense of what we deliver at Polo Valley. To start with, as with any Powder Byrne holiday experience, you call the shots in terms of how much action and relaxation you want. In conjunction with our team at Polo Valley, we’ll create a bespoke programme that introduces your family to this exciting sport. Morning and afternoon riding and skills sessions will give structure to your holiday, with time out to relax in between, enjoying your private villa or the beach club, exploring the local area, all supported by our local resort team. There are very few sports that a family can experience and really enjoy together, and this is the secret formula we have developed at Polo Vallley. You'll be surprised how much you will all learn and achieve in a short space under the guidance of our dedicated team. It’s sure to be a holiday none of you will ever forget!
As our guests at Polo Valley, you can rent our beautiful Andalusian Farmhouse exclusively for your family throughout the summer holidays. The guesthouse sleeps 8 people in double and twin rooms with 3 bathrooms, a comfortable sitting room, terrace and private garden with a large pool. All your meals are prepared by our local chef, with a night off to explore one of the amazing local restaurants. Enjoy our special Argentinian ‘Asado’ barbecue on your final night to celebrate your first family polo experience. You’ll find everything you could possibly need waiting for you upon arrival and our friendly Polo Valley team will be on hand throughout to personalise your experience.
POLO VALLEY GUESTHOUSE
Stay in our private Finca for a week between 7th July to the 31st August from £7,515 based on 8 people travelling on a full board basis, with 5 mornings of riding and polo with our coaches for £1440 per person.
Food and drink play an important part in the local lifestyle, thanks a great choice of restaurants offering both local and more international menus. Long lunches at the beautiful Trocadero Beach Club, sundowners overlooking the marina or delicious steaks enjoyed within the grounds of the famous Ayala Polo Club, our local team will help you make the very most of the unique Mediterranean ambience.
La Cabana Restaurant
Located in the old Cortijo Valderrama, this restaurant can be found in a cabin with views of the lit up pool. With exceptional service and attention to detail, the chefs cook using fresh ingredients on the charcoal grill to make exceptional fish and meat dishes.
Soaking up the Mediterranean environment Trocadero combines exotic flavours with Spanish cooking. The stylish colonial decorations cover every corner of the restaurant. There are meat, fish and rice dishes all made with locally sourced produce.
Cancha II Asador
Located next to Ayala Polo field enjoy some Argentinean cuisine dining in the restaurant or just have a drink and chill in the garden. This restaurant is great for those grill lovers but also serves up some exquisite signature dishes made from the best ingredients. Watch the sun go down sitting on the outdoor terrace or sit by the bar after dinner to enjoy a fine cocktail.
Located in the centre of the marina and a great place for people watching and boat spotting. This restaurant is always buzzing and great to visit at all times of the day. From morning coffee and breakfast followed by lunch or dinner, KE cafe has an excellent menu to choose from.
A paradise for those who love an active lifestyle, Sotogrande is the perfect place to enjoy cycling, swimming, tennis, and sailing, but, outside of polo, it is most well known for golf and is home to the celebrated Almenara and Valderrama courses. For those looking for a more laid back approach to their summer holiday, the stylish Trocadero Beach Club is the perfect place to go for a day out as a family or a couple, offering fantastic food and drink, as well as a pool, and lovely beach beds to sun yourself on.
There are plenty of local places of interest which we can incorporate into your holiday when you are ready to take a break from the beach and the saddle.
The local village of San Roque, just to the south of Sotogrande, with its tumbling narrow streets of whitewashed houses, has maintained a quintessential Andalucian flavour for centuries. It’s perfect for an evening adventure to explore the local shops, bars and restaurants, but the village has a fascinating history which deserves further exploration if you have the time. The bullring is one of the oldest in Andulucia and the views over to Gibraltar and the African coast are breathtaking.
A mecca for kite surfers, the beaches of the southern tip of Spain are wild and windswept and make for a great day excursion, just a 40 minute drive from Sotogrande. You’ll find a very laid back vibe with beach bars and restaurants offering you great views of all the action on the water and we can book local instructors to give you a taste of this addictive sport.
If you want to escape to the hills and soak up some local culture and see a different side of southern Spain, Ronda is a great destination, just a 1h30min drive and you are in the heart of nature. There are some lovely walks, culture vultures must visit the Casgo Antigo, Ronda’s ancient Moorish city, including the Palacio Mondragon, the mediaeval palace of the Moorish Kings, and the Plaza Toro, widely considered one of the oldest bullrings in the world.
We highly recommend a day excursion to beautiful Jerez, where you can discover the secrets of this ancient city with it’s Moorish roots. More recently synonymous with sherry production, you can tour the bodegas and cellars and enjoy hosted tastings to discover more about a wine that is increasingly back on the modern agenda. The city is also closely linked with the traditional art of Flamenco, and there are opportunities throughout the year to experience this unique national dance. Jerez is just 1h 40mins by car from Sotogrande.
Our local team will be welcoming families in Sotogrande for the May half term holiday and throughout the summer holidays in July and August, and our Polo Valley programme is available throughout the season from spring to autumn for individuals and groups who are less restricted by school holidays. Please note that August is when Sotogrande hosts the main high goal polo tournaments, and you can enjoy afternoon and evening matches every day throughout the month hosted by the local clubs and enjoy a great party atmosphere. Please contact us to discuss your precise requirements and we will provide you with a bespoke solution for a truly unique holiday.