Shanti-Som, Malaga, Spain | Wellbeing Escapes

Shanti-Som

Malaga, Spain

Shanti-Som
Shanti-Som
Shanti-Som
Shanti-Som

Overview

Shanti-Som, in Sierra de Las Nieves Nature Park near Marbella, is an intimate and tranquil Asian-style retreat. It has been carefully constructed, respecting and incorporating local materials as well as following the guidelines of Feng-Shui. With gardens full of waterfalls, streams and fountains, and a stunning mountain backdrop it’s a great place to do some yoga, relax and soak up the sun. The Shanti-Som philosophy draws on the ancient traditions and spa rituals of the East to create a nurturing space where you can reset your system. Mantra is ’’to reward, encourage and educate, but never judge you.”


When to go

Malaga enjoys wonderful sunny weather. The best time to visit is spring and autumn. It rarely gets cold and the winter months rarely go below 14 degrees.
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What we love

  • Shanti-Som’s charitable project Ashiana, which means ‘safe haven’ and actively supports other local charities, working in the community development in Marbella
  • Relax in the lounge with a healthy juice or herbal tea - complete with library, fireplace for cooler evenings and comfortable Balinese armchairs
  • The feeling of being on a relaxed retreat where you can practice yoga, pilates and meditation daily

Who should go

  • Perfect for an easy to get to short break for a healthy reset on a physical, mental and emotional level
  • Those looking for an intimate, friendly and nurturing environment
  • Those who want to improve their fitness with their movement of choice (yoga, pilates, personal training)

Offers

  • - 1 Free group activity (min stay 5 nights) - choice of group hike, yoga, Pilates, sound healing, group training
  • - 1 Free shuttle transfer to Marbella (min stay 3 nights, shuttle available between February to October) 
  • - 10% discount on extra spa treatments 
  • - Early check in (subject to availability at the time of arrival) 
  • - For repeat clients who stayed at Shanti Som with Wellbeing Escapes in the past: Free one way airport transfer OR Spa treatment (60 minutes, choice of Deep tissue, relaxation and Reflexology)


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Detox Retreat 3 - 6 nights

Rebalance, renew, and revitalize at our immersive detox retreat. Purge toxins with nourishing juice & broths, mindful practices, and expert guidance. Amidst tranquil surroundings, reclaim your vitality and inner clarity. Embark on a transformative journey to wellness, leaving you refreshed and rejuvenated. Inside & out! Below retreat inclusions are for those who stay between 3 to 6 nights. Minimum stay is 3 nights.


Price From

From £1,860 per person if sharing standard room for 5 nights retreat

From £2,130 in single use standard room for 5 nights retreat







The Programme

  • 1 Health check
  • 1 Personalised health plan
  • 1 Spa treatment (60 minutes) 
  • 1 Body Scrub (30 minutes) 
  • 1 Pressotherapy (30 minutes) 
  • Daily detox guidance 
  • Daily colonics
  • 1 Group yoga class a day
  • 1 Group meditation class a day
  • Daily detox juices / broth
  • Shanti Som water bottle

Wellbeing Exclusives and Benefits
  • Exclusive benefits in 2024:
  • - 1 Free group activity (min stay 5 nights) - choice of group hike, yoga, Pilates, sound healing, group training
  • - 1 Free shuttle transfer to Marbella (min stay 3 nights, shuttle available between February to October)
  • - 10% discount on extra spa treatments
  • - Early check in (subject to availability at the time of arrival)
  • - For repeat clients who stayed at Shanti Som with Wellbeing Escapes in the past: Free one way airport transfer OR Spa treatment (60 minutes, choice of Deep tissue, relaxation and Reflexology)

Detox Retreat 7 - 10 nights

Rebalance, renew, and revitalize at our immersive detox retreat. Purge toxins with nourishing juice & broths, mindful practices, and expert guidance. Amidst tranquil surroundings, reclaim your vitality and inner clarity. Embark on a transformative journey to wellness, leaving you refreshed and rejuvenated. Inside & out! Below retreat inclusions are for those who stay between 7 to 10 nights.


Price From

From £2,610 per person if sharing standard room for 7 nights retreat

From £2,980 in single use standard room for 7 nights retreat


The Programme
  • 1 Health check
  • 1 Personalised health plan
  • 2 Spa treatment (60 minutes)
  • 2 Body Scrub (30 minutes)
  • 2 Pressotherapy (30 minutes)
  • Daily detox guidance
  • Daily colonics
  • 1 Group yoga class a day
  • 1 Group meditation class a day
  • Daily detox juices / broth
  • Shanti Som water bottle
Wellbeing Exclusives and Benefits
  • Exclusive benefits in 2024:
  • - 1 Free group activity (min stay 5 nights) - choice of group hike, yoga, Pilates, sound healing, group training
  • - 1 Free shuttle transfer to Marbella (min stay 3 nights, shuttle available between February to October)
  • - 10% discount on extra spa treatments
  • - Early check in (subject to availability at the time of arrival)
  • - For repeat clients who stayed at Shanti Som with Wellbeing Escapes in the past: Free one way airport transfer OR Spa treatment (60 minutes, choice of Deep tissue, relaxation and Reflexology)

Relaxation Retreat

Indulge in the ultimate relaxation retreat, a sanctuary for rejuvenation nestled in nature's embrace. Unwind with soothing movement and mindfulness practices. Enjoy full use of all facilities to relax and connect with a like-minded community. Let go of stress and rediscover serenity, returning home with a tranquil mind and revitalized spirit. Your peaceful oasis awaits. There is no minimum stay for this programme


Price From

From £669 per person if sharing standard room for 3 nights retreat

From £830 in single use standard room for 3 nights retreat


The Programme
  • 1 Group yoga class a day
  • 1 Group meditation class a day
  • Daily full board meals (beverages excluded) 
Wellbeing Exclusives and Benefits
  • Exclusive benefits in 2024:
  • - 1 Free group activity (min stay 5 nights) - choice of group hike, yoga, Pilates, sound healing, group training
  • - 1 Free shuttle transfer to Marbella (min stay 3 nights, shuttle available between February to October)
  • - 10% discount on extra spa treatments
  • - Early check in (subject to availability at the time of arrival)
  • - For repeat clients who stayed at Shanti Som with Wellbeing Escapes in the past: Free one way airport transfer OR Spa treatment (60 minutes, choice of Deep tissue, relaxation and Reflexology)

Yoga Retreat 3 - 6 nights

Embark on a transformative journey at serene Yoga Retreat. Immerse yourself in morning and sunset Yoga sessions every day in our outdoor pavilion. Find inner harmony through expert guidance, tranquil surroundings, and holistic wellness. Rediscover yourself, body and soul. Below retreat inclusions are for those who stay between 3 to 6 nights. Minimum stay is 3 nights.


Price From

From £1,380 per person if sharing standard room for 5 nights retreat

From £1,655 in single use standard room for 5 nights retreat


The Programme

  • 1 Spa treatment (60 minutes)
  • 2 Group yoga class a day
  • 1 Group meditation class a day
  • Daily full board meals (beverages excluded) 
  • Shanti Som water bottle 

Wellbeing Exclusives and Benefits
  • Exclusive benefits in 2024:
  • - 1 Free group activity (min stay 5 nights) - choice of group hike, yoga, Pilates, sound healing, group training
  • - 1 Free shuttle transfer to Marbella (min stay 3 nights, shuttle available between February to October)
  • - 10% discount on extra spa treatments
  • - Early check in (subject to availability at the time of arrival)
  • - For repeat clients who stayed at Shanti Som with Wellbeing Escapes in the past: Free one way airport transfer OR Spa treatment (60 minutes, choice of Deep tissue, relaxation and Reflexology)

Yoga Retreat 7 - 10 nights

Embark on a transformative journey at serene Yoga Retreat. Immerse yourself in morning and sunset Yoga sessions every day in our outdoor pavilion. Find inner harmony through expert guidance, tranquil surroundings, and holistic wellness. Rediscover yourself, body and soul.


Price From

From £1,930 per person if sharing standard room for 7 nights retreat

From £2,300 in single use standard room for 7 nights retreat


The Programme
  • 2 Spa treatment (60 minutes)
  • 2 Group yoga class a day
  • 1 Group meditation class a day
  • Daily full board meals (beverages excluded)
  • Shanti Som water bottle 
Wellbeing Exclusives and Benefits
  • Exclusive benefits in 2024:
  • - 1 Free group activity (min stay 5 nights) - choice of group hike, yoga, Pilates, sound healing, group training
  • - 1 Free shuttle transfer to Marbella (min stay 3 nights, shuttle available between February to October)
  • - 10% discount on extra spa treatments
  • - Early check in (subject to availability at the time of arrival)
  • - For repeat clients who stayed at Shanti Som with Wellbeing Escapes in the past: Free one way airport transfer OR Spa treatment (60 minutes, choice of Deep tissue, relaxation and Reflexology)

Pilates Retreat 3 - 6 nights

Elevate your wellbeing amidst breathtaking vistas at our invigorating Pilates retreat. Sculpt your body and mind with dynamic sessions led by skilled instructors. Reconnect, recharge, and embrace a healthier you in a serene haven. Below retreat inclusions are for those who stay between 3 to 6 nights. Minimum stay is 3 nights.


Price From

From £2,120 per person if sharing standard room for 5 nights retreat

From £1,960 in single use standard room for 5 nights retreat


The Programme
  • 1 Spa treatment (60 minutes)
  • 1 Private reformer Pilates (60 minutes) 
  • 1 Group yoga class a day
  • 1 Group meditation class a day
  • 1 Group Pilates class a day
  • Daily full board meals (beverages excluded)
  • Shanti Som water bottle 
Wellbeing Exclusives and Benefits
  • Exclusive benefits in 2024:
  • - 1 Free group activity (min stay 5 nights) - choice of group hike, yoga, Pilates, sound healing, group training
  • - 1 Free shuttle transfer to Marbella (min stay 3 nights, shuttle available between February to October)
  • - 10% discount on extra spa treatments
  • - Early check in (subject to availability at the time of arrival)
  • - For repeat clients who stayed at Shanti Som with Wellbeing Escapes in the past: Free one way airport transfer OR Spa treatment (60 minutes, choice of Deep tissue, relaxation and Reflexology)

Pilates Retreat 7 - 10 nights

Elevate your wellbeing amidst breathtaking vistas at our invigorating Pilates retreat. Sculpt your body and mind with dynamic sessions led by skilled instructors. Reconnect, recharge, and embrace a healthier you in a serene haven. Below retreat inclusions are for those who stay between 7 - 10 nights.


Price From

From £2,370 per person if sharing standard room for 7 nights retreat

From £2,750 in single use standard room for 7 nights retreat


The Programme
  • 2 Spa treatment (60 minutes)
  • 2 Private reformer Pilates (60 minutes)
  • 1 Group yoga class a day
  • 1 Group meditation class a day
  • 1 Group Pilates class a day
  • Daily full board meals (beverages excluded)
  • Shanti Som water bottle 
Wellbeing Exclusives and Benefits
  • Exclusive benefits in 2024:
  • - 1 Free group activity (min stay 5 nights) - choice of group hike, yoga, Pilates, sound healing, group training
  • - 1 Free shuttle transfer to Marbella (min stay 3 nights, shuttle available between February to October)
  • - 10% discount on extra spa treatments
  • - Early check in (subject to availability at the time of arrival)
  • - For repeat clients who stayed at Shanti Som with Wellbeing Escapes in the past: Free one way airport transfer OR Spa treatment (60 minutes, choice of Deep tissue, relaxation and Reflexology)

Healing Retreat 3 - 6 nights

Embark on a profound healing retreat, where holistic therapies and serene surroundings converge. Guided by experienced practitioners, embrace a journey of self-discovery, renewal, and emotional wellbeing. Find solace and empowerment amidst tranquility. Below retreat inclusions are for those who stay between 3 to 6 nights. Minimum stay is 3 nights.


Price From

From £1,860 per person if sharing standard room for 5 nights retreat

From £2,130 in single use standard room for 5 nights retreat




The Programme
  • 1 Spa treatment (60 minutes)
  • 1 Life coach session  (60 minutes)
  • 1 Holistic treatment (60 minutes)
  • 1 Sound healing or Chakra heart 
  • 1 Group yoga class a day
  • 1 Group meditation class a day
  • Daily full board meals (beverages excluded)
  • Shanti Som water bottle
Wellbeing Exclusives and Benefits
  • Exclusive benefits in 2024:
  • - 1 Free group activity (min stay 5 nights) - choice of group hike, yoga, Pilates, sound healing, group training
  • - 1 Free shuttle transfer to Marbella (min stay 3 nights, shuttle available between February to October)
  • - 10% discount on extra spa treatments
  • - Early check in (subject to availability at the time of arrival)
  • - For repeat clients who stayed at Shanti Som with Wellbeing Escapes in the past: Free one way airport transfer OR Spa treatment (60 minutes, choice of Deep tissue, relaxation and Reflexology)

Healing Retreat 7 - 10 nights

Embark on a profound healing retreat, where holistic therapies and serene surroundings converge. Guided by experienced practitioners, embrace a journey of self-discovery, renewal, and emotional wellbeing. Find solace and empowerment amidst tranquility. Below retreat inclusions are for those who stay between 7 - 10 nights.


Price From

From £2,610 per person if sharing standard room for 7 nights retreat

From £2,980 in single use standard room for 7 nights retreat


The Programme
  • 2 Spa treatment (60 minutes)
  • 2 Life coach session (60 minutes)
  • 2 Holistic treatment (60 minutes)
  • 2 Sound healing or Chakra heart
  • 1 Group yoga class a day
  • 1 Group meditation class a day
  • Daily full board meals (beverages excluded)
  • Shanti Som water bottle
Wellbeing Exclusives and Benefits
  • Exclusive benefits in 2024:
  • - 1 Free group activity (min stay 5 nights) - choice of group hike, yoga, Pilates, sound healing, group training
  • - 1 Free shuttle transfer to Marbella (min stay 3 nights, shuttle available between February to October)
  • - 10% discount on extra spa treatments
  • - Early check in (subject to availability at the time of arrival)
  • - For repeat clients who stayed at Shanti Som with Wellbeing Escapes in the past: Free one way airport transfer OR Spa treatment (60 minutes, choice of Deep tissue, relaxation and Reflexology)

Weight loss Retreat 5 - 9 nights

Embark on a transformative weight loss retreat that combines tailored fitness routines, wholesome cuisine, and expert coaching. We’re motivated to help you achieve your goals so our expert sports and nutritional guidance will get you on track based on your personal health check. Amidst scenic beauty, achieve your goals while fostering lasting habits for a healthier lifestyle. Min stay is 5 nights, Below retreat inclusions are for those who stay between 5 - 9 nights.


Price From

From £1,960 per person if sharing standard room for 5 nights retreat

From £2,230 in single use standard room for 5 nights retreat


The Programme
  • 1 Health check
  • 1 Sports consultation
  • 1 Nutritional consultation
  • 1 Personalised health plan
  • 1 LPG session 
  • 1 Spa treatment (60 minutes)
  • 1 Group hike
  • 1 Group yoga class a day
  • 1 Group meditation class a day
  • 1 Group group training class a day
  • Daily weight loss meals (beverages excluded) 
  • Unlimited teas & infusions
  • Shanti Som water bottle
Wellbeing Exclusives and Benefits
  • Exclusive benefits in 2024:
  • - 1 Free group activity (min stay 5 nights) - choice of group hike, yoga, Pilates, sound healing, group training
  • - 1 Free shuttle transfer to Marbella (min stay 3 nights, shuttle available between February to October)
  • - 10% discount on extra spa treatments
  • - Early check in (subject to availability at the time of arrival)
  • - For repeat clients who stayed at Shanti Som with Wellbeing Escapes in the past: Free one way airport transfer OR Spa treatment (60 minutes, choice of Deep tissue, relaxation and Reflexology)

Weight loss Retreat 10 - 13 nights

Embark on a transformative weight loss retreat that combines tailored fitness routines, wholesome cuisine, and expert coaching. We’re motivated to help you achieve your goals so our expert sports and nutritional guidance will get you on track based on your personal health check. Amidst scenic beauty, achieve your goals while fostering lasting habits for a healthier lifestyle. Below retreat inclusions are for those who stay between 10 - 13 nights.


Price From

From £3,920 per person if sharing standard room for 10 nights retreat

From £4,460 in single use standard room for 10 nights retreat


The Programme
  • 1 Health check
  • 1 Sports consultation
  • 1 Nutritional consultation
  • 1 Personalised health plan
  • 1 LPG session
  • 2 Spa treatment (60 minutes)
  • 2 Group hike
  • 1 Group yoga class a day
  • 1 Group meditation class a day
  • 1 Group group training class a day
  • Daily weight loss meals (beverages excluded)
  • Unlimited teas & infusions
  • Shanti Som water bottle
Wellbeing Exclusives and Benefits
  • Exclusive benefits in 2024:
  • - 1 Free group activity (min stay 5 nights) - choice of group hike, yoga, Pilates, sound healing, group training
  • - 1 Free shuttle transfer to Marbella (min stay 3 nights, shuttle available between February to October)
  • - 10% discount on extra spa treatments
  • - Early check in (subject to availability at the time of arrival)
  • - For repeat clients who stayed at Shanti Som with Wellbeing Escapes in the past: Free one way airport transfer OR Spa treatment (60 minutes, choice of Deep tissue, relaxation and Reflexology)

Wellness

The retreat’s spa area is small and intimate. Treatments available include salt scrubs, facials, body wraps, cocooning, manicures and massages. There are also energy healing therapies such as Reiki and even soul reading for the spiritually inclined. 

Shanti Som has a little shop where you can buy skin care products, organic teas, organic chocolates, jewellery.

Facilities include outdoor pool (heated in cooler months), sauna, oriental steam room, treatment rooms, yoga shala, reformer Pilates machine and a small gym.


Example treatments at Shanti-Som
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Shiatsu
  • Hot stone
  • Lymphatic drainage
  • Seaweed body wrap
  • Oriental foot therapy

Activities

Activities available at resort
  • Hiking
  • Yoga and meditation
  • Swimming pool
  • Small gym

Activities available at the surrounding area
  • Visit upmarket marina of Puerto Banus or have a beach day. Taxi to Marbella is about € 35 per way
  • Take your fitness to new heights with an excursion up Marbella’s famous La Concha Mountain

Typical Group Classes

  • Yoga
  • Pilates 
  • Meditation 
  • Guided hike
  • Stretching
  • Fit Ball
  • Core workout
  • Circuit

* Some classes are free of charge but the yoga and pilates  are chargeable. 

Sample Weekly Class Schedule

Please note - Classes are subject to change and seasonal adjustments


Rooms

Small and boutique, Shanti-Som has only 15 bedrooms (12 Premium Rooms and 3 Junior Suites). They are all individually designed taking inspiration from Balinese culture. The rooms don’t have numbers but unique names like Passion, Kindness, Knowledge and Joy. Rooms are modern yet simple with marble bathrooms, fine linen and TV. They have private balconies where you can relax. 3 Junior suites have large terracies that overlooks gardens. The third junior suite has a separate large living room and has a public garden area when you can just step out of your room.


Standard Room

Standard rooms are 13 SqM with a garden view and a private terrace. 

They have either a king-size bed or can be converted into a twin room. 

They have marble en-suite bathrooms, bathrobes, slippers and a hairdryer.

Facilities include air conditioning, flat screen TV, toiletries and a safe. 

Standard Mountain View room
These standard rooms are 13 SqM with a mountain views and a private terrace.

They have either a king-size bed or can be converted into a twin room.

They have marble en-suite bathrooms, bathrobes, slippers and a hairdryer.

Facilities include air conditioning, flat screen TV, toiletries and a safe. 

Deluxe room
Deluxe rooms are 18 SqM with a garden or  mountain view and a private terrace.

They have either a king-size bed or can be converted into a twin room. There is also a walk in closet. 

Bathrooms have bathtubs with shower and you will find bathrobes, slippers and a hairdryer.

Facilities include air conditioning, flat screen TV, toiletries and a safe. 

What’s on the menu

Food is prepared using fresh local and seasonal produce and inspired by flavours from around the world. Local meat, fish and poultry is available, as well as vegetarian and vegan cuisine. Wine and beer can be enjoyed too. Guests on a weight management programme will enjoy carefully tailored menus, designed specifically for their individual needs.  The detox programme is juice fasting with fresh juices, supplements and daily broths. Full board consist of a la carte for lunch and a set dinner where you can choose between 2 starters and 2 main dishes. You can also choose between dessert, coffee or tea. 

Shanti som does serve alcohol on the premises however selection is limited as their focus is on juices and teas.

Samsara Restaurant
Samsara Restaurant
Unique Samsara restaurant is best described as Asian Fusion food with an array of delicious dishes aimed to promote healthier eating. Take advantage of optional sociable sharing table to meet others.

Location

Shanti Som is located 4 km from the town of Monda, nestled in the midst of nature surrounded by the Sierra de las Nieves Nature Park and Biosphere Reserve in Spain.

Nearest airport

The transfer time from Malaga airport is 45 minutes by car. There are plenty of daily flights from most UK airports. 

By car

There is also an express bus that stops just outside the airport's arrival hall and takes you straight to Marbella. The journey costs around € 6 one way and will take about 45 minutes. From Marbella a taxi to Shanti Som takes about 10 to 15 minutes and costs between €20 to € 25. On Sunday the taxi costs € 35.
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Families, Children & Infants

Due to a nature of this retreat, kids are not allowed. Min age to attend a retreat is 16 years. 

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Why Wellbeing Escapes?

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Our team of wellness travel experts have visited the retreats themselves and include trained holistic therapists and yoga teachers. Their expertise in the wellness field and the retreats allow them to match you with the best retreat and programme for your individual needs.
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As the most established specialist wellbeing travel company we are able to provide excellent added value with our exclusive benefits including reduced prices for single travellers, free spa credits, complimentary transfers plus free nights and additional benefits for our repeat clients.
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With over 15 years of experience, we have come to understand what our clients need from a wellbeing holiday. We treat each client as an individual and provide a personalised concierge service organising all aspects of your stay from spa and treatment programmes, transfers and flights with an efficient and friendly approach. Our continuous awards for customer service speak for themselves.