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Caroline Sylger Jones

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andalusia

andalusia spain

A short haul flight and sunny pretty much all year.  It's perfect possible to relax by the pool even in January. 

Away from the tourist hot spots and the miles of beach side high rise blocks, the province of Andalusia has a delightful, unspoilt countryside.  We have hand picked a few wonderful places to stay.

Choose from a mini yoga and spa resort, with a distinctly oriental flavour, in the hills behind Marbella or a comfortable boutique hotel near Sotogrande where The Healthy Holiday Company runs week long in:spa retreats (luxury health, fitness and detox).  Or, choose the luxurious Finca Cortesin - ideal for golfers, tennis players and spa lovers.  It also has a children's club from May to October.  Also good for golfers and spa lovers: the fabulous 5 star Villa Padierna Palace Hotel which also has a Wellness Clinic.

Horse riding enthusiasts who are looking for some beach-side elegance and luxurious wellness programmes too, should choose The Marbella Club

Just outside Andalusia, we can recommend the SHA wellness clinic on the Costa Blanca, near Alicante.  Arguably Europe's best wellbeing resort.

We also have a selection of lovely private residences in the beautiful hills near the famous hilltop village of Gaucin and on the coast near Purto Banus:

We have team of healthy experts based in Andalusia, so can easily arrange for personal trainers or yoga teachers to visit you at the villa.  We also have superb chefs, plus some great hiking and mountain biking guides too. 

We are very happy to chat you through the options and organise the holiday that suits you best.

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7 night 'dance holiday'

From £1,059 per person

Dance fanatics or novices need look no further to find a better holiday than a week at El Pizarro. More

7 night yoga and hiking

From £900 per person
Spend a week at Shanti Som enjoying yoga and guided hiking. More

6 night detox programme

From £1,385 per person
Feel both mentally and physically cleansed after this 6 night detox programme. More

7 night bubble pure beauty

From £1,965 per person

A series of treatments performed inside a high-tech bubble with 99.9% pure air for extra effectiveness. More

7 night mindfullness programme

From £2,175 per person

Relax your spirit whilst your body is revitalised with the ancient healing power of meditation and yoga. More

6 night weight loss programme

From £1,625 per person
Feel invigorated after this 6 night weight loss programme, including daily yoga classes and cleansing cuisine.  More

6 nights fitness training, Spain

From £1,635 per person
Enjoy a 6 night fitness training programme at Shanti Som with delicious, healthy cuisine.  More

4 day beauty retreat Marbella Club

From £999 per person

Beauty treatments, restorative holistic sessions, Thalassotherapy and nutritional guidance to beautify and reduce inches.  More

Mediterranean renewal Marbella Club

From £1,075 per person

Comprehensive programme of fabulous rejuvenating spa treatments on this 7 day programme.  More

6 night pilates programme

From £1,600 per person
Enjoy a 6 night pilates retreat at Shanti Som on a full board basis with delicious and healthy cuisine, surrounded by beautiful countryside.  More

3 night turbo detox programme

From £535 per person

This short programme is designed to optimise the functioning of the detoxification system. More

 

Weather and when to go

The latitude of Andalusia means that there is never a bad time to visit with plenty of activities available throughout the year and the temperatures rarely dropping below 15°C, although swimming in the Atlantic between December and February is not recommended! Between June and September the temperatures are in the thirties, whilst the rest of the year sits in the teens with Spring and Autumn in the twenties.

suryalila

suryalila


andalusia, spain    room per night from £65

Suryalila Yoga Retreat Centre is located in the heart of Andalucia, an hour from Seville, surrounded by lovely rolling fields, lakes and scenic white villages.

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finca cortesin

finca cortesin


andalusia, spain    suites per night from £425

Finca Cortesin is a charming boutique hotel in the south of Spain, set in lovely Andalucian countryside between Marbella and Sotogrande. Finca Cortesin's spacious suites, superb mix of sporting activities, spa, and excellent service, create the perfect blend for a luxury holiday.

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villa padierna palace hotel

villa padierna palace hotel


andalusia, spain    3 nights from £545

A grand Italianate pink palace, Villa Padierna Palace Hotel sits in the hills above Marbella - with an excellent spa and wellness clinic - surrounded by three superb 18 hole golf courses with sea views in the distance.

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shanti som

shanti som


andalusia, spain    5 nights from £640

Shanti Som is a delightful little slice of south east Asia in the hills 20 minutes north of Marbella. It sounds bizarre, but works beautifully. Once you step through the doors of this boutique 14 bedroom residence, you enter another world.

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puente romano

puente romano


andalusia, spain    7 nights from £875

Situated on the Costa del Sol’s famous Golden Mile and within easy reach of Marbella and Puerto Banus, the beachside hotel is set amidst beautiful landscaped gardens and has an excellent mix of activities on offer.

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marbella club

marbella club


andalusia, spain    7 nights from £1,119

Originally the private beach residence of Prince Alfonso von Hohenlohe and set in a Mediterranean paradise of sub-tropical gardens at the heart of what has become known as the Golden Mile, this award winning and highly exclusive resort exudes aristocratic elegance.

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villa pileta

villa pileta


andalusia, spain    7 nights villa rental from £1,310

Comfortably large enough for four, but a romantic retreat if booked just for two, this charming, peaceful villa near Ronda enjoys far reaching views and is just a short stroll from local restaurants.

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casa monte

casa monte


andalusia, spain    7 nights villa rental from £1,660

Pretty 3 bedroom villa set high on a hillside with commanding views towards Africa, in a fabulously peaceful environment.

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la palmita

la palmita


andalusia, spain    7 nights villa rental from £2,010

An elegant and airy 2 bedroom house set in mature tropical gardens. A quiet oasis, yet in easy walking distance of the beach and the attractions in Puerto Banus.

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el pizarro

el pizarro


andalusia, spain    7 nights villa rental from £2,050

A stunningly located 5 bedroom traditional Spanish farmhouse - perfect for two families or a group of friends - with sensational views from the exceptional swimming pool and gardens.

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in:spa retreat

in:spa retreat


andalusia, spain    7 nights all inclusive from £2,195

All inclusive 7 night health, fitness and detox retreat to sunny southern Spain. Additional destinations include Marrakech and the South of France. Described in the 2013 Tatler Travel Awards as "the health holiday pioneer... the best all-rounder out there."

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cortijo virgen

cortijo virgen


andalusia, spain    7 nights villa rental from £2,477

An elegant 6 bedroom house set in beautiful gardens with gorgeous views over the Guadiaro River valley from citrus grove hillside slopes.

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rodeo alto

rodeo alto


andalusia, spain    7 nights villa rental from £3,170

Set amidst tranquil, tropical gardens, with towering palm trees and manicured lawns, this luxurious 4 bedroom family villa is in easy walking distance of Puerto Banus.

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casa dana

casa dana


andalusia, spain    7 nights villa rental from £3,699

Wonderful 7 bedroom family villa with spectacular far reaching views, a lovely swimming pool, and delightful gardens.

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cortijo de las aguilas

cortijo de las aguilas


andalusia, spain    7 nights villa rental from £4,100

Delightfully hidden on a forrested hillside, this 8 bedroom villa gazes out over the Gaucin valley to a distant Moorish castle. Secluded but far from isolated, its layout is ideal for groups of friends.

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la masia antigua

la masia antigua


andalusia, spain    7 nights villa rental from £4,855

Fabulous 7 bedroom / 6 bathroom family villa set in 14 acres in the heart of Andalusia, with views over Grazalema National Park.

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monasterio

monasterio


andalusia, spain    7 nights rental from £12,500

Located in beautiful rolling hills in unspoilt countryside, 20 minutes in land from the beach at Sotogrande, this delightful new 20 bedroom boutique hotel is a magnificent venue for a 7 night in:spa retreat or a 7 night fitscape fitness holiday.

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