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"Amazing Asian atmosphere in a Mediterranean setting, a beautiful combination"

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Shanti Som Wellbeing Retreat****

Shanti Som is without doubt one our favourites, we just can't get enough of this place!! This small retreat style hotel is nestled up in the hills of Marbella and offers a secluded hideaway, with an Asian styling and tranquillity second to none. This venue is ideal for those looking to restore balance and healthy living back into their lives. Surrounded by nature, with stunning hikes on their doorstep, this is a place to rest and be nurtured by the incredible team.

The Hotel

Picture a place within a few hours flying time of Europe’s major cities that combines the serenity of the Far East with the stunning natural beauty of southern Spain.

Shanti Som Wellbeing Retreat - opened in May 2011 - is nestled in the midst of nature surrounded by the Sierra de las Nieves Nature Park and Biosphere reserve and has been carefully constructed respecting and incorporating local materials as well as following the guidelines of Feng Shui. Shanti Som has created an Eastern style by combining elements of Balinese architecture and Oriental gardens.

At Shanti Som you can come for a short wellness break or for a Yoga, Detox, Pilates or Weight Loss retreat, but next to that an additional aim is to allow you time for personal reflection, self understanding and your ongoing personal development. Shanti Som offers lifestyle solutions that will leave guests renewed and re-inspired and where you can have the opportunity to learn more about the positive effects of a more balanced lifestyle. This is a place where you will regain your energy and where you will learn how to get in balance and focused.

The Rooms

The retreat has been built from ecological materials; wooden ceilings, South African thatched roofs, Iroko wood and beautiful marble floors. The interiors of the 14 rooms are all tastefully decorated in a beautiful fusion of eastern and western designs, fabrics and finishes that create an ambience of understated luxury.

Peace & Serenity

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 pool. There is a sense of peace and serenity accompanied by the sound of water, in the streams, waterfalls and fountains of the retreat’s Oriental gardens. Surrounded by pine, almond, lemon and olive trees, Shanti-Som is ideal for those who want to combine the peace and quiet of the countryside with a day on the beaches of the Costa de Sol, which are only a few minutes’ drive away.

Healthy Living

Shanti Som Cuisine reflects their philosophy of healthy living and the celebration of different cultures, featuring fresh and healthy dishes with enough sumptuous twist to satisfy the most discerning gourmet palates. It all begins with ingredients – fresh, healthy and nutrient-rich, because you can’t take energy from food which has none to give. Fresh herbs and spices are used generously to add flavour and enhance the medicinal value, and foods are served close to their natural state, with healthy cooking methods and no microwaves, processed foods or additives.

Green Policy

Here is what Shanti Som does to support their sustainability:

  • Use local suppliers
  • Serve local and, wherever possible, organic food
  • Use LED lamps
  • Change the linen and towels once during a stay, unless the client requests more often

SIS Goodie Bag

2x access to the meditation group classes of 60 min! (minimum stay 5 nights)

FREE 2-way airport transfer (value €140) or a Free Welcome massage! (minimum stay 5 nights)

FREE beautiful Hamam Towel!

SIS Offer

Book your retreat for stays in January & February 2022 and receive a 20% discount!!

For our returning Shanti Som clients choose between a Relaxing massage (1hr + value 95€) or a facial treatment (1hr + value 74€) (only when booking a health program)!

Facilities

  • Luxury Boutique hotel
  • 14 rooms
  • Single friendly
  • Basic Spa
  • Malaga
  • Free wifi available
  • Open year round
  • Country side
  • Outdoor pool
  • No gym
  • Minimum age 16 years
  • Check-in: 15.00, Check-out: 12.00

Location

The Shanti-Som Wellbeing Retreat is located 60 km and 45 min from Malaga Airport.

Read what our clients have to say...

I came back fully satisfied and energized last night. What a good move this was and what an incredibly beautiful long weekend this was. Everything was arranged down to the last detail by SIS and nicely taken over by Shanti Som. I can recommend this to everyone and I want to thank you again for your good care, I really felt so good for 4 days! The transfer went smoothly, so I landed at 10am and arrived at Shanti Som at 10:45am. When I arrived the receptionist was already waiting for me and enthusiastically said ¨Welcome Jessy¨, so that was a nice welcome. The surroundings and the sun immediately gave a warm and calm feeling. Truly an amazing accommodation, very personal due to the small-scale character. This personal touch continued because all staff members knew my name, were friendly and helpful and the treatments were great. The schedule was well put together and anything was possible. Every day was sunny and nice and finishing with an amazing hike with some views over Marbella was a gift. Really 4 days felt like I was away for over a week.
Jessy, Netherlands - 11 January 2022
Lovely surroundings, the staff was fabulous. The overall experience was excellent!
Melanie, United Kingdom - 29 November 2021
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We love this

  • The whole atmosphere oozes wellness, relaxation, health - a real holistic vibe!
  • The team is amazing, super friendly and attentive
  • The food is fantastic, whether you are following the detox, weight loss or the normal menu, it all tastes great!

This not so much...

  • No wi-fi available in the bedrooms, only in the communcal areas
  • The location is quite ¨in-the-middle-of-nowhere¨, so if you would like to explore the area or visit Marbella we recommend hiring a car
  • The gym is a little basic

Our tips

  • Natural Marbella - go for a hike up La Concha mountain, you will be hard to find better views of the Costa del Sol, Sierra de las Nieves and on a clear day, all the way across to Gibraltar/North Africa. For the more adventurous, it is also a fantastic spot to watch the sunset. There are also several easier options available from Juanar, like ´the Mirador del Corzo´ (a very simple 500m walk to a viewing point) and ´the Mirador del Macho Montès´. Along the way you can see olive groves, pine trees, berry bushes and walnut trees as well as goats, eagles and owls.
  • Don’t miss the Monday market in Marbella with almost 360 stands and the Saturday market in Puerto Banus where you can find all sorts of things from clothes to fresh fruits and vegetables as well as typical Spanish handicrafts.
  • Visit the town of Málaga – the cathedral, Picasso museum and much more.

Can we help you?

At Sis...

  • You get advice from true wellness enthusiasts!
  • You do not pay a booking fee
  • You always get a Sis Goodie Bag packed with exclusive extras

Every month receive a “better me” mail, with tips from your SISters?

Yes please!