Here are some FAQs and other more detailed information to help better understand our Retreat. You can also find specific information related to COVID-19 and the ways we are ensuring the health and safety of our guests.
We hope that you find the answers to your FAQs here. If not, please feel free to contact us.
Shanti-Som Wellness Retreat is in the beautiful Andalucia region of Spain, nestled in the midst of nature and surrounded by the Sierra de las Nieves Nature Park and Biosphere Reserve.
Kindly be advised that our Retreat observes a No Child Policy so as to maintain our guest privacy and our focus on holistic wellbeing and relaxation. We do welcome families with children for lunch at the hotel.
Our guest rooms cater for a maximum 2 people.
Yes, we are very happy to welcome you to enjoy our restaurant and make use of our gym or spa facilities. Should you wish to participate in any classes (pilates, yoga or personal training) or have a spa treatment, please contact us in advance to make a booking. We offer half and full day spa programs.
Our onsite nutritionist and personal training is also available for appointments. Do note use of some facilities such as the pool is restricted for guests only. It is included in our Full and Half Day Spa packages.
Yes! Many of our return guests choose to come alone as it is their private sanctuary away. A ‘second home’ if you will. You may feel uneasy at first, but the staff and calm environment will quickly make you at ease. A lot of people end up finding new connections and friendships during their stay, and return together for their next Retreat.
The beauty of Shanti-Som is that everyone is welcome and can feel comfortable whether you be- woman or man, solo or a couple, fit or unit, experienced Yogi or beginner. Whatever your situation or experience, it is wholly accepted and welcome once you step into our doors.
Travelling to Shanti-Som
Located in charming Monda, our Retreat is located just 40 minutes drive from Malaga airport.
Our location is well hidden in a unique enclave of forest which is not near public transport. We suggest hiring a car, taking a taxi or airport shuttle from the airport.
We would be happy to arrange airport transfers at an additional charge of 70 Euros one way. Please contact us to prior to your arrival to confirm your request.
Yes, we have an open air car park on site which is free of charge and no reservation is required.
Check in commences from 15.00 hours and last check out is 12.00 hours. If you would like to have a late check out please contact reception. A charge of 50% of the room may be applied, and this is subject to availability. Our front desk operates 24 hours a day.
FAQs ABOUT Retreat Packages
We have curated programs based on the number of days (3, 5, 7, 10 and 14 day packages). Each program is created with specific goals in mind- fitness, weight loss, detox or relaxation. As such the number of inclusions reflects what we believe is the perfect balance of activity and personal time.
We have indicated a minimum number of days for each retreat in order to get the best out of the program, but from there it is up to you or you can follow our suggested program.
We want all our guests to get the most out of their stay with us at Shanti-Som so are happy to customise a Bespoke Retreat to suit your needs. Before arriving at Shanti-Som we would be happy to put together a personalised plan for you.
No, we welcome guests to come and enjoy the serene environment amongst the lush natural surroundings. If you are looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Marbella, this is a perfect spot to get away from it all whilst still being close enough to the action.
You are welcome to visit our restaurant- please contact us to make a reservation beforehand.
We also offer Half Day/Full Day Retreat packages and wellness activities like our yoga classes at an additional charge.
We have minimum night stay for our retreats so that our guests can get the most out of the programs.
Our Retreats start on the day of your arrival! This makes your Retreat Program completely personalised. When you arrive at Shanti-Som, we will provide you with your own schedule of activities. You will have a mix of group classes and individualised services – it’s the perfect combination to feel a part of a Retreat whilst also focusing on yourself.
Bookings can be made directly with us online.
- Choose the Retreat of your choice and go to that page on our website
- Click the Book Now button
- Select the number of adults (single or double occupancy)
- Select the dates of your Retreat. Remember to choose the number of nights inline with the program days (3, 5, 7, 10, 14).
- Choose your room type – Junior or Double
- Proceed to Payment.
If you would like to create a Bespoke Package or you would like to speak with Reception to make a booking you can
- 30 days prior to arrival receive 100% refund.
- 14 to 30 days prior to arrival receive 50% refund of the total payment .
- 14 days prior to arrival, no show or early check out is non-refundable.
Amendments can be made if notification is received 7 days prior to arrival. Please note additional surcharges may apply to peak season or changes in Retreat packages.
FAQs ABOUT Meals
All meals are included as part of our retreat programs
Our food is heavily influenced with Asian flavours whilst using all fresh ingredients from the region. Being focused on healthy lifestyle we ensure our food is well balanced to fuel the body with energy without compromising on taste. We cater for vegetarian, vegan and any food allergies. Please notify us before your arrival so we can have a special menu prepared.
We serve alcohol on the premises however our selection is limited as our focus is on juices and teas.
Yes we have done catering for many events and would be happy to discuss your special celebration. Please note this is subject to availability.
Whilst at Shanti-Som FAQs
We are a residential health retreat combining holistic wellness with state of the art facilities including outdoor pool, spa, sauna, Turkish steam bath and gym facilities. Our specialists in yoga and Pilates provide inspiring daily classes and we also have personal training, meditation, personal guidance/coaching and nutritional guidance. As we are located in a Natural Park you can also enjoy hiking or simply indulge in one of our many spa treatments. For a price list of our services click here.
Free WiFi is available in the lobby and restaurant area. We encourage our guests to disconnect from the world so internet is not available in the bedrooms.
Shanti-Som is just 10 minutes drive from trendy Marbella. Our reception is happy to arrange transfers to Marbella. The villages of Monda and Ojen are just 5 minutes away and offer a quaint backdrop for a relaxing stroll.
Should you have any further questions or would like to make an enquiry, please do not hesitate to contact us.