Nestled in Andalucía’s breath-taking Sierra de Las Nieves lies the serene health retreat of Shanti Som, where fusions of Balinese architecture and beautiful Oriental gardens create a majestic Asian-style experience within Europe. Drawing on ancient Eastern wisdom and traditions, Shanti Som offers a counterbalance to the stress of modern life, perfect for detoxing, regaining your energy and your balance. Through yoga, meditation, delicious cuisine and personal support, this sanctuary offers you time for personal reflection and self-understanding. With views of lush pine forests and mountain landscapes, this harmonious haven is perfect for a nourishing and rejuvenating wellness boost.
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Shanti Som Yoga Retreat
Immerse yourself in this idyllic Asian-like yoga retreat for a release from the stresses of everyday life and to feel inspired to reconnect with your inner self. Benefit from twice daily group yoga classes either in the beautiful indoor studio or at…
6 Nights from £1,480pp
Shanti Som Weight Loss Retreat
Embark on a journey of health and wellness on this optimal weight-loss retreat, with high-impact personal training and tailor-made weight-loss cuisine, designed by nutrition experts to match your metabolism. Find a perfect balance of protein, carboh…
6 Nights from £1,920pp
Shanti Som Detox Retreat
This kick-start detox retreat provides an inspiring and effective way to begin a healthier and happier way of life. The juice-based diet with additional supplements and light broths gives your body a chance to rebalance, leaving you feeling cleansed…
6 Nights from £1,665pp
Shanti Som Fitness Retreat
This fitness-enhancing retreat is an exhilarating and inspiring escape that teaches the importance of a healthier lifestyle, through exercise and a nourishing balanced diet. Challenge and push yourself to your limits with motivating personal trainin…
6 Nights from £1,935pp
Shanti Som Pilates Retreat
Tone up and develop your all-over body strength with our healing Pilates holiday at Shanti Som in Spain. Stabilise your core and enhance your flexibility with a tailored programme of Pilates and yoga classes, connecting the mind and body to achieve …
6 Nights From £1,730pp
Shanti-Som is an oasis of calm and tranquillity in the heart of Spain’s stunning Sierra de Las Nieves Nature Park the striking Andalucían region. This exclusive hideaway has quaint, boutique rooms with contemporary furnishings and private balconies with views overlooking beautiful, fragrant orange groves and Oriental inspired tropical gardens filled with streams, waterfalls and fountains.
- Yoga classes
- Meditation classes
- Personal training
- Hiking trails/Guided walks
- Power plate
- Mountain biking trails
- Nutritional coaching sessions
Food & Restaurants
In keeping with their fusion of Eastern and Western lifestyle philosophies and importance of health and wellbeing, Shanti-Som’s restaurant features creative menus with fresh, local and seasonal produce aimed to promote healthier eating.
Set in a beautiful woodland area on the cusp of the stunning Sierra de las Nieves you can enjoy healthy, wellness-boosting breakfasts after a morning yoga class. Delight in a relaxed lunch or savour the moment with a romantic dinner either on the outdoor terrace or indoor tables; Samsara is the idyllic spot for any delicious dining experience. Enjoy a sumptuous array of Asian/Middle East fusion food with local, organic and seasonal produce, promoting healthy eating and vitality whilst creating a perfect balance for the senses.
Useful to Know
► Marbella beaches are a 10 minute drive away.
► Luxury shopping at Puerto Banús is just a 20 minute drive away.
When to go
The best time to visit for dry, hot weather is between June and September with low rainfall and average temperatures of 22-24°C. May-June and September-October are perfect for warm temperatures.
Outdoor swimming pool
Spa and wellness centre
Outdoor yoga studio
Oriental gardens with fountains and waterfall features
Bar and lounge
Lobby seating with fireplace
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning/Laundry service
Wi-Fi in public areas
In-room safety deposit box
The sensory heaven at Shanti Som’s spa leaves the stresses and tensions caused by modern-day lifestyles far behind. The spa is a true oasis of Eastern influences and tranquillity, where a complete range of therapies for mind, body and soul are tailored to suit your needs. Treatments are designed to bring balance and relaxation to meet the needs of all guests, within a tranquil and natural setting. Relax with Ayurvedic and aromatherapy massages; rejuvenate with radiance boosting facials, body scrubs and wraps and detox with meditation, steam rooms and saunas.
With a strong emphasis on nature, ancient traditions and rituals of the Orient, Shanti-Som aims to revitalise and rejuvenate tired and stressed minds with a holistic approach of peace and spirituality. Their aim is to allow guests to regain their energy and to re-balance with yoga, meditation, nutrition, spa therapies and personal support. Shanti-Som aims to promote self-understanding and personal discovery by rewarding, encouraging and educating leaving you renewed and inspired.
Fitness / Group Classes
The 14 luxurious rooms are all spacious, comfortable and peaceful with natural sources of light and Feng Shui interior design. Each room has its own private balcony or veranda with gorgeous views over the lush Sierra de Las Nieves scenery, continually enhancing a feeling of wellness and serenity.
All Rooms Include
Flat screen TV
Bath robe and slippers
Safety deposit box
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Guest Reviews of Shanti Som
I went on my first solo holiday last week and the Shanti Som was an excellent choice! It was everything that I imagined but better!
I wanted somewhere that was good for a single traveler and that also had a health conscious/fitness element too, as well as being relaxing. The Shanti Som ticked all of these boxes. Arriving there was wonderful, the resort is tucked away in the mountains in Monda and the location is absolutely beautiful. The hotel is really pretty and charming with lovely stone sculptures and water features all around.
When I arrived I was made to feel very welcome by Karina and immediately felt relaxed as she gave me a tour of the hotel. All the staff know your name too which is also a really nice touch, making the service really personal and friendly.
The classes were great, Sara the yoga teacher was really nice and held relaxing classes every morning. Sometimes on the outdoor terrace but sometimes in the indoor yoga studio (I would have preferred to always be outside though!) I also had several treatments, including a back, neck and shoulder massage and an aromatic facial, both of which were fantastic.
The food was superb, I really love healthy food and was in my element with tofu stir frys, quinoa salads, avocado salads, asian style chicken and soups. The lunch and dinner was all served from a menu and brought out by the staff very quickly. The breakfast buffet was fantastic, featuring museli, fresh fruit like melon, figs, kiwi, strawberries, selection of bread and cheese and dairy and soy yoghurts. I really loved the food! I also love juicing too and they also served a range of different fresh fruit and vegetable juices which were an extra charge. I usually had one in the morning before the yoga class at 9am (the kitchen didn't open until 9am, but they were only too happy to accommodate my request of an early juice).
I could go on, but overall it was such a fantastic stay - I came away feeling so relaxed, energised and re-charged. Also meeting lots of other single travelers from around the world and having the chance to get to know them over dinner, which you could eat alone or sit with others, there was never any pressure for either option.
Thank-you to Shanti Som, I will definitely be back!
- Beckie656, Trip Advisor Review - August 2015
I was thinking wether to write a review or not; we had such a great time that I wanted to keep this place just to myself...but it's not fair; I had to make justice and write about what I believe is one of the best hotels / well being retreats of Europe.
We booked the entire hotel for ourselves for the weekend; Price? listen people, forget about the Price, after the experience we had, I can say it was worth every euro (and we are no Rockefeller, we are "normal" people, so we are Price sensitive).
The staff were all absolutely amazing, the atmosphere of the hotel is one of a kind (you will not see anything ike it around andalucia), the location is magical. I mean, when you are told "the hotel is in Marbella, Malaga", the image that comes to your mind is completely different. This is a beautiful house in the middle of the mountains, you could be anywhere in the world, Malaga, Brazil, France...everywhere.
To wrap it out, I will just describe it as being in a luxury house from a friend of yours.
I will not write more, just go and discover it by yourselves, but please, lets keep it secret!!!
Me and wife will be going there once a year God willing; Shanti Som will always have a special place in our hearts.
- raul r, Trip Advisor Review - April 2015