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Shanti Som Wellbeing Retreat: yoga and detox in Andalusia

Nestled in Andalusia’s Sierra de las Nieves, Shanti Som is more than just a hotel. It’s a real retreat for anyone looking to escape the stress of modern life. In this small, intimate Asian-inspired hotel, it’s time to relax. People come here to take part in retreats on different themes (yoga, pilates, detox, fitness…) in a relaxed atmosphere. Shanti Som is a popular sanctuary for those who want to cut themselves off from the world for a wellness break.

A little piece of Asia in Europe

An Asian-inspired hotel (Photo: Shanti Som)

Opened in 2011, Shanti Som Wellbeing Retreat is just 20 minutes from Marbella, Spain’s Costa del Sol hotspot. Built with respect for the environment, using local materials and following the rules of Feng-Shui, and surrounded by pine trees and semi-tropical gardens, the hotel offers the ideal setting for letting go.

The many Buddha statues dotted around the premises are a constant reminder that the inspiration for the place is resolutely Asian. Shanti Som is a bit like Bali, just a two-hour flight from Paris, with its Zen gardens, yoga room and heated pool.

With yoga, meditation, delicious, balanced cuisine and staff dedicated solely to well-being, this wellness sanctuary offers time for introspection. The experienced team of Reiki healers, pilates teachers and spa practitioners give individual attention to each guest, guiding them throughout their stay.

A very peaceful place (Photo: Shanti Som)

As the facilities are not suitable for children, and in order to preserve the tranquility of the area, this small establishment is reserved for adults.

The establishment is intimate, with just 15 rooms that are comfortable and rather simple, without fuss. They are not very large, but each has a balcony offering beautiful views of the surrounding countryside.

A bedroom (Photo: Shanti Som)

Here, luxury lies in the quality of care and attention to your spiritual well-being. There’s no wifi in the rooms, so the detox must also be digital.

A holistic spa

The Shanti Som spa is the place to forget all your tensions. While there’s no Jacuzzi, there is a large, beautifully designed circular hammam and a sauna. But the real star of the spa is the massage.

Guests can choose from a range of Ayurvedic and aromatherapy massages, detox massages, exfoliating scrubs and wraps, not forgetting the essential anti-aging facials. In addition to these relaxing treatments, the spa at Shanti Som Wellbeing Retreat offers holistic treatments that we’d like to see more often on spa menus. Among other things, you can benefit from a kinesiology or conscious nutrition session.

The yoga room (Photo: Shanti Som)

In addition, numerous group classes in different types of yoga and meditation are offered every day. The program is comprehensive and suitable for all levels. The caring yoga and meditation teachers passionately guide all participants in their practice. For this reason, courses are held in small groups, with a limited number of places available.

Numerous wellness programs

The real strength of Shanti Som lies in the 28 staff members’ passion for everything to do with well-being. The hotel has attracted real experts in the field, offering high-end holistic retreats: yoga, detox, pilates, relaxation, fitness and weight loss.

Shanti Som is renowned for its yoga teachers (Photo: Shanti Som)

Each retreat is different, with activities tailored to the purpose of the stay. They include spa treatments, group yoga and meditation classes, sports activities and dietary consultations (especially for detox, fitness and weight-loss retreats). The three daily meals are also included in the retreat.

All retreats can be of different lengths, as they are tailor-made for the dates of your choice. They generally last from 3 to 10 nights.

A wide choice of daily yoga and meditation classes (Photo: Luxe Wellness Club)

Dietetic fusion cuisine

The restaurant terrace (Photo: Shanti Som)

In the restaurant, the atmosphere is friendly, with a few communal tables where customers can meet and chat. He receives high praise from customers. The fusion cuisine served promotes healthy eating and is made from organic produce. Influenced by the island of Bali and neighboring Vietnam and Thailand, the chef lets his imagination run wild in dishes that combine tasty Asian flavors with Mediterranean cuisine. Vegetarian, vegan, lactose-free and gluten-free dishes are available on request.

The interior of the restaurant (Photo: Shanti Som)

Shanti Som is a popular option for solo travelers, the majority of whom are women, although today the proportions are more balanced. Most customers book a stay of at least one week. That’s what it takes to feel the benefits of a wellness retreat!

Book Shanti Som

Benefit from our expertise in wellness stays and contact us for a personalized quote for Shanti Som Wellbeing Retreat.

Rates: Retreats from around €270 per person per night, all inclusive. Please consult us.

Call us for the USA: +1 (646) 980 6652 or for the UK: +44 20 4577 3258 to discuss your holiday plans.

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