The Best Wellness Retreats in Marbella

Sunset on a Marbella beach; Hernán Piñera/flickr
Sunset on a Marbella beach; Hernán Piñera/flickr
Mark Nayler

If you’re looking to escape the pressures of daily life, Marbella‘s wellness retreats are hard to beat. With the Mediterranean on their doorstep, these luxury hotels and resorts offer the ultimate in pampering and relaxation. Read on for the best wellness retreats in and around Marbella.

Shanti Som Wellness Retreat

Aptly, this four-star hotel and luxury retreat is situated out of Marbella itself, near to a small village called Monda in the hills north of the city. It’s the perfect environment in which to enjoy the several 6/7 night packages offered by Shanti Som, including courses in yoga, pilates, detox, weight loss and intensive fitness training. Also on site are a spa, gym and excellent restaurant.

Marbella Club Hotel, Marbella

The five-star Marbella Club is one of the Costa del Sol’s best-known hotels and offers a superb range of wellness programmes. All of them are designed to enable clients to connect with their natural surroundings – in this case the Mediterranean sea and the sunny climate – in order to escape from pressure and stress. Progammes include ‘Beach Body and Bikini Ready’ and ‘The Mediterranean Lifestyle’.

Don Carlos Leisure Resort & Spa, Marbella

‘Your time has come’, promises the website of this smart five-star wellness hotel; ‘let nobody or nothing disturb you’. Don Carlos has everything for the ultimate pampering experience and boasts a high-end spa offering body wraps, oriental therapies and ‘gourmet treats’. Other facilities include tropical gardens, six restaurants, tennis courts and access to the area’s stunning golf courses.

Hotel Los Monteros SPA & Golf Resort 5GL, Marbella

The classy spa at the Los Monteros resort – situated about a ten-minute drive out of Marbella – offers an impressive selection of stress-beating treatments. These include the super-relaxing Thermal Circuit, on which clients experience a salt water pool, a Turkish bath, a Finnish sauna, a Scottish mist shower and an aromatheraphy shower. A full range of massages is also available.

Puente Romano Retreat, Marbella

The luxury Puente Romano resort isn’t cheap, but it offers some of the best wellness programmes in southern Spain. The five-night wellness package includes accommodation in a beautiful suite, daily sessions in the Six Senses Spa and a healthy breakfast every morning. Other healthy holidays include the ‘Mindful Living’ and the ‘Sleep, Soothe & Sea’, which offers a yogic sleep programme.

The Westin La Quinta Golf Resort & Spa, Marbella

The Westin La Quinta hotel boasts a superb Wellness Centre. Spread over 1,500 square metres and designed in a Moorish style, the Heavenly Spa comprises eight wellness treatment rooms in which guests are offered massages, physiotherapy, oesteopathy and a range of beauty treatments. Clients can also take advantage of a fitness centre, a sauna and an aromatic steam bath.

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