Spain – Wellbeing Retreat near Marbella

| Closed for the season, reopens in spring 2021 |

This Spa Hotel and Yoga Retreat with the luxury of a boutique hotel is nestled in the midst of nature surrounded by the Sierra de las Nieves Nature Park and Biosphere Reserve in Spain. The ReTtreat brings together elements of Balinese architecture and Oriental gardens, creating a slice of eastern style within easy travelling time from Europe’s major cities. 

Relax from the moment you arrive

A warm, personal and caring check in will make you feel straight at home. The lobby is an informal space complete with library and comfortable Balinese sofas and armchairs, looking out through the ceiling to floor windows to the panoramic view of the surrounding pine forests and mountains offering a unique perspective of Andalucia. It’s the perfect place for guests to relax and enjoy a healthy juice or herbal tea.

Courtyard, terraces and outdoor pool

From the moment you arrive the retreat provides ample space to either relax in the rooms, courtyard or terraces, or to simply soak up the sun by the outdoor pool. There is a sense of peace and serenity accompanied by the sound of water of the waterfalls and fountains of the retreat’s Oriental gardens and surroundings.
Come and experience it for yourself.

Detox Retreat

Detox Retreat

Our Life Changing Detox Retreat is an inspiring, enjoyable and effective way to kick start a healthier way of life. A comprehensive detox gives your body a chance to rebalance. It can mean losing the weight that you have struggled with for years, kick-starting a healthy lifestyle or improving long-standing chronic health problems. The detox programme is based on a juice diet with extra nutritional support through supplements and light vegetable broths. Many clients travel far and wide to experience this detox method.

Long term care and advice

We understand that the most difficult part of any retreat is translating what you’ve learned with real life back home. At the end of the retreat you will reieve a Post detox guide and our staff is happy to answer any questions you may have when you are back home. Let us know!

The retreat at a glance:

Before you arrive:

- A Health questionnaire will be sent to you together the a Pre Detox guide.

The detox retreat:

- Six nights accommodation in a Premium Room
- Welcome drink
- Pre-detox dinner
- Five days of delicious, fresh, cleansing juices and broths
- Daily yoga class
- Self- administered colonics
- Nutritional support during your stay
- 1 Detox footbath
- 1 body scrub 30 min
- 1 health check
- Complimentary use  sauna area, swimming pool and gym
- Post Detox guide will be send to you after departure

Weight Loss Retreat

Weight Loss Retreat

Developed by nutrition experts, this Life Changing Weight Loss Retreat is based on a spa cuisine menu that is matched to your metabolism to optimize healthy weight loss. What is more, using fresh ingredients and the perfect balance of protein, carbohydrates and essential fats, our weight loss menus offer a more natural approach that works with your body, not against it. This means that cravings for unhealthy sugars and fats naturally subside and stubborn weight can finally shift.

The right amount of exercise

Unlike the feeling of being “starved” by calorie-counted yet nutritionally-deficient weight loss programmes, you will feel energised and nourished. Which is just as well, as  you have the added benefit of just the right amount of exercise with hikes, two of them guided, and five inclusive sessions (can be in group) with a personal trainer to leave you feeling inspired, motivated and fitter!

A more personal service

Depending on your body statistics, lifestyle and age, what you need to eat to lose weight differs. This is true not just in the short term but in the long term too. That is why our programme is personalised from the very start.
We understand that the most difficult part of a retreat is translating what you’ve learned with real life back home. At the end of the retreat, you’ll benefit from a personalised diet program and a supportive fitness program if you request it.

The retreat at a glance:

Before you arrive:

A health questionnaire will be e-mailed to you which we kindly ask you to send back to us duly filled out in order to prepare your menus and program according to your needs

The weight loss retreat:

  • 6 nights accommodation in a Premium Room
  • Welcome drink on arrival
  • Welcome healthy dinner on day of arrival
  • 5 day delicious, fresh, weight loss cuisine
  • Healthy Breakfast and Lunch on day of departure
  • 3 Yoga Classes in group
  • 2 guided walks
  • 5 personal trainer classes (can be shared with people on the same program)
  • 1 Nutri – Coach consultation 30 min
  • 30 min sport consult
  • 1 health check
  • 30 min bodyscrub
  • Complimentary use of sauna, swimming pool and gym suite
  • Use of Wi-Fi in the public areas

Fitness Retreat

Fitness Retreat

Learn how to have a healthier life style through exercise and a proper diet. Feel much more comfortable about yourself and your body.

Our most important goal to achive is being able to get you “back on track” into a healthy life style when you return home, maintaining and practicing all you have learned.

The Retreat at a glance:

• 6 nights accommodation in a Premium Room
• Welcome drink on arrival
• Welcome healthy dinner menu on day of arrival
• 5 days delicious, fresh food from our cuisine or Weight Loss Menu (for the weight loss menu you have to meet with a nutrition specialist first, cost about 80 EURO)
• Healthy Breakfast on departure
• 5 Yoga Classes in group
• 2 guided walks
• 4 personal trainer classes (can be shared with others and include Power Plats or TRX)
• 2 Pilates classes
• 1 body scrub 30 min
• 30 min massage 
• Complimentary use of sauna, swimming pool and gym suite
• Use of Wi-Fi in the public areas

Yoga Retreat

Yoga Retreat

This is one of the best locations in Spain for your yoga retreat holiday. Surrounded by natural beauty in the mountains above Marbella, yet just a short drive to the coast, there is no better place for a yoga holiday. The programme involves daily yoga classes in either the indoor studio or outdoor yoga pavilion.

Whether you’re a beginner, intermediate or expert, yoga here is especially created for those who want a short break from the stresses of the world and reconnect with their inner self. Whatever your level, this venue will immerse you in a harmonious approach that incorporates the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual change that yoga can bring.

Physical release, spiritual engagement and inspiration

The teachers offer a variety of practices including Kundalini, Hatha, Vinyasa flow, Pranayama breathing meditation. Throughout the yoga retreat the emphasis is on the practice, however theory is taught during the flow of a class and a daily workshop helps guests understand the roots of yoga and the union it is designed to create. We will also incorporate the practice of Guided Healing meditation. The 7 day Yoga Retreat includes a week of physical release, spiritual engagement and inspiration. Group size is limited to ensure that each participant gets sufficient individual attention both on and off the yoga mat.
Throughout the year, the retreat will also play host to a range of specialist guest yoga teachers.

The retreat at a glance:

  • 6 nights accommodation in a Premium Room
  • Welcome drink on arrival
  • Welcome healthy dinner
  • Full board (five days of delicious, fresh, cleansing cuisine)
  • Breakfast and lunch on departure day
  • 10 yoga classes. They can be shared depending on guests who are enjoying the Yoga Retreat
  • 3 meditation classes in group
  • Complimentary use of oriental steam room, sauna, swimming pool and gym.
  • Water and herbal infusions are at your disposal



14 luxurious rooms

The 14 bedrooms at Shanti-Som Wellbeing Retreat consist of 12 Premium Rooms and 2 Junior Suites, making it a beautiful boutique hotel near Marbella, but certainly well away from everyday life.

East meets West

Following the philosophy of East meets West, all 14 rooms have been individually designed with attention to detail including marble luxury en-suite bathrooms, fine linens, flat screen TV and stylish furnishings and accessories including bath amenities, bath robes, slippers, hair dryer, safe, etc.

Private terrace or balcony

Your private terrace or balcony is the ideal place to relax and absorb the surrounding nature of the pine forest and mountains. The Suites are a private heaven with four poster beds, fine linens and soft furnishings, large terraces overlooking our oriental gardens.


Travel & Facts

The rooms do not have Air Condition due to environmental reasons. If you wish to travel other dates or other lenght of stay please contact us for more info and booking. 

Flight to Malaga. Flights can be booked through e.g., or send us an email and we are happy to help you.

Not included: 
- Flight ticket. 
- Transfer from and to the airport. A taxi costs around 70 EUR one way (maximum 3-4 persons) to be paid on spot. You will get more details about transfer in the booking confirmation.

The climate here is hot and dry in summer, pleasant in spring and autumn and cooler in winter. Summertime is nice and sunny, sometimes hot, bring cool clothes, sunscreen, sunglasses and swimwear. November to January it is typically 17-20 degrees Celcius during the day and 8-12 degrees at night.

- There is WiFi Internet connection, but we recommend you to stay offline as much as possible.
- The retreat is located in the hills about a half hour drive from Marbella without any village within walking distance. If you want to see more than just the immediate area surrounding the retreat we recommend a rental car which we can help you to book if you want. The roads are great and the surrounding area is very beautiful.  It is not more than a 30 minutes drive down to Marbella and the sea.

Carbon offsetting

Carbon offsetting your air travel is a good way of taking responsiblity for the emissions caused by it. You can easily carbon offset your trip directly with us when you complete your booking, and you will immediately see what it costs. We collaborate with the organisation GoCLimateNeutral and the amount goes to replacing wood and coal stoves for solar-powered fireplaces in the Chinese countryside in an UN-certified climate project that has the Gold Standard certification. If you want to dive deeper into the climate compensation, you can find more info here.