Shanti-Som is a well-being retreat situated in the countryside around Marbella, on the southern coast of Spain, known as Costa del Sol. With only 15 boutique rooms and surrounded by lush forests and scenic mountains on all sides, the retreat is as private as can be.
A health questionnaire will be sent to you by email before you arrive. Based on it, a team of experts will put together your meal plan and training programs in advance according to your needs. The meal plan will be tailored to fit your food preferences while helping you achieve your weight loss goals.
Daily sessions will vary between guided walks, Pilates and Yoga classes, high intensity training, stretching, and interval training.
A post-retreat plan will also be laid out, so that you may take your healthy habits home with you. This ensures that after leaving the retreat you can rely on a proper nutritional plan and keep your weight objectives in check over the long run.
The retreat offers ample space to relax in the beautifully landscaped Oriental gardens with fountains, waterfalls, and private terraces. In between your meals and training sessions, you can enjoy the outdoor swimming pool conveniently located a stone's throw away from your accommodation.
You will have a planned menu designed by the onsite nutritionist to match your metabolism and lay the groundwork for a healthy weight loss process.
The Shanti-Som resort is located in the Marbella countryside, on the southern coast of Spain known as Costa del Sol. Surrounded by pine forests and mountains, the resort is styled with elements of Balinese architecture, oriental gardens, water fountains, waterfalls, and a large outside pool.
How to get there
Please book your flights to arrive at Málaga–Costa del Sol Airport.
What language is used during the training?
All the staff speaks English and Spanish.
What should I bring?
Please pack some comfortable training clothes and shoes, a bathing suit, and plenty of sunscreen.
Is this experience available all year round?
Yes, it is.
Will I be hungry?
At some time or another you may experience hunger. However, if this is the case, it will not last very long. The meals and activities are timed to satisfy your hunger and keep your mind occupied.
Do I have to participate in all the activities?
Not necessarily. The program is designed to support you and your health and weight loss goals while you are at Shanti-Som, as well as teach you to continue to change your lifestyle and diet for the better and keep that change going once you are back home. It is recommended that you attend all meals and the guided walks, at a minimum. All the other activities would benefit you but are not compulsory. You are free to choose your level of participation.
How much weight will I lose?
There are many factors that can affect your rate of weight loss, including the state of your metabolism and hormones, your eating habits, and how much you weigh. The program addresses all these factors, and the resort experts will use science and all their weight loss experience to help you achieve your goals.
How many people are in the group training sessions?
Since the resort has only 15 rooms, you can expect a small number of participants in each class.
Are there any age restrictions?
Guests 16 and up are welcome. However, please keep in mind that you must be 18 years of age to travel independently.
I am vegetarian / vegan. Can I still book this experience?
Yes, vegetarian and vegan diets are catered for. Please get in touch to discuss your dietary requirements.
Is this retreat available for those with limited mobility?
It certainly is. Please get in touch to discuss your specific requirements.
My partner and I would like to attend the program together. Is that possible?
Absolutely. This all-inclusive package covers training, food, and accommodation, which makes it perfect for a couples’ vacation.
Is WiFi available?
To help you disconnect and focus on your well-being, WiFi is only available in the resort's common areas.
Are airport transfers included?
Airport transfers are available upon request, please get in touch.
"I would like to say what a wonderful time I had at Shanti-Som. The whole holiday was a wonderful restful experience. Fantastic service, great food, amazing staff, and great flexibility. The others on the retreat were such a laugh too."
"Shanti-Som is one of my favorite places to stay in the whole world. The staff is so friendly that you feel like family, yet everybody is extremely professional and kind. The food is amazing, the spa treatments are excellent, and the place is just a feast for the eyes and the soul. Don’t miss out on the yoga classes with Nathalie. It is a wonderful place to relax, unwind, destress, and be very well taken care of, especially if you travel on your own. No need for makeup and fancy dresses, it’s a place where you can come as you are and feel comfortable. Just bring a good book to read by the fireplace. You’ll feel loved and welcome at Shanti-Som!"
"Lovely hotel in the countryside with a great therapist team. Spending few days in this beautiful and quite paradise will give us back the calm and energy we all need. Specially would recommend this retreat to busy people looking for some peaceful days
Stayed here with a friend to get away for a few days, relax, do some yoga and recharge. Shanti-Som ticked all of the boxes - staff were great, rooms perfect - loved my little courtyard and Yuka - our yoga teacher was just amazing. Will be coming back here again in the not so distant future."