Have you ever dreamt of escaping everything and reconnecting with yourself? I have the perfect place for you - Shanti-Som Wellness Retreat in the South of Spain.
Surrounded by beautiful mountains, this retreat is a perfect getaway spot for anyone wanting to take a break from their busy life, emerge in their chosen activities, and find peace within themselves.
I spent an amazing 4 days at the retreat and couldn't recommend them highly enough. The staff is incredible. I felt at home from day one. Everyone is very welcoming and there to ensure you have the best time.
Shanti-Som variety of retreats and amenities
Shanti-Som Wellness Retreat offers yoga, pilates, detox, fitness, weight loss, and relaxation retreats. So you can choose the best one for you. Whichever one you choose, you get access to all retreat amenities. When you are not using the gym or yoga studio, you can relax and catch some vitamin D by the heated outside pool. Shanti Som Spa offers a variety of body and facial treatments, 2 types of saunas, as well as manicures and pedicures. Upon arrival, the team will have prepared a bespoke program for you but you can switch between classes and the activities as you prefer. You're welcome to use the yoga studio for personal workouts whenever it's available.
Shanti-Som features a beautiful restaurant with inside and outdoor seating. The food is absolutely incredible. There's something to please everyone. My favorite was the Oriental King Prawn in coconut milk, sweet chili, and coriander. Shanti-Som offers its own specialty salad and features a variety of cuisines on its menu, from woks (meat, prawn & tofu) to vegan burgers. Eating on a retreat doesn't have to be bland and boring. It can be healthy and incredibly tasty!
The rooms are spacious and most of them offer breathtaking views of the nearby mountains, allowing guests to immerse themselves in nature without leaving their accommodations. Rooms have everything for complete comfort.
The location is absolutely excellent! The Shanti-Som Wellness Retreat is up in the mountains, away from roads, and busy city noises but only a 20 minute ride away from Marbella. So if you wish to have dinner outside the retreat it is a short taxi ride away. Also, the surrounding mountains offer a variety of hiking trails. Shorter ones (5km) for leisure strolls and longer ones (20k) for those wanting to challenge themselves. The retreat organizes group hikes for the guests.
If you're flying in, the closest is Malaga Airport (AGP) from where it takes a bit more than an hour to arrive at the retreat. The transfer can be organized with the retreat.
The best yoga retreat with Shanti-Som
The retreat allowed me to reset and relax. I chose the yoga retreat and I have to say, it was so much more than that! Combined with meditation classes the retreat allowed me to practice mindfulness and reset mentally and physically.
The place itself is a port of peace and tranquillity. If you truly allow yourself to immerse in the activities and environment, you can reconnect with one's self and leave this place as a new person. I definitely did.
I can't wait to return there because it truly was a little corner of paradise.