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shanti som

5 nights from £725 shanti som andalusia

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.  Its stylish and elegant design, high beamed ceilings, thatched roof-tops, tinkling water and liberal sprinkling of giant Buddhas all create the sense of being on another continent.  Rather than jarring, it feels delightfully welcoming and is instantly calming.

Tucked away in a shallow valley, surrounded by rolling hills and open countryside, Shanti Som lets you escape the hustle and bustle of modern life and immerse yourself in all things healthy and peaceful.  The food is delicious, nutritious and healthy; the spa offers an excellent array of treatments and therapies; the yoga pavillion is a triumph; the hillside pool is a tranquil oasis and the bedrooms are supremely comfortable, and all with stunning en suite shower rooms. 

There are daily yoga and fitness classes available, and plenty of country walks to explore.  Reformer Pilates classes are available.  Shanti Som is a place to relax and workout, eat healthily, and restore balance in your life.  See programmes

Destination yoga hosts yoga retreats to Shanti Som, for further details about this and other venues, please see destination yoga


  • A tranquil oasis
  • Great for solo travellers
  • Boutique size, with only 14 bedrooms
  • The joys of south east Asia, but only a short haul flight away


  • Car park in front of reception is not as well hidden as it should be

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5 nights from £735 per person sharing.  Price includes:
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Half board
  • Private airport transfers from Malaga
Prices may vary depending on season and prevailing exchange rates.  Flights are to Malaga and available upon request.


  • 12 standard bedrooms
  • 2 suites with large wrap-around terraces


  • Restaurant, bar and library
  • Swimming pool (not heated)
  • Yoga pavillion
  • Spa treatments
  • Sauna & steam rooms
  • Fitness studio
  • Reformer Pilates


  • The nearest airport is Malaga.  Transfer from airport to Shanti Som is approx. 45 minutes by car.  Shanti Som is located in the hills about 20 minutes north of Marbella.

There are many activities to enjoy in and around Shanti Som:

  • Beaches of Marbella are 15-20 minutes away
  • Hiking
  • Pilates (both mat and machine based)
  • Spa treatments
  • Swimming (the pool is not heated)
  • Workout in the fitness studio
  • Yoga

These are just a selection of the wellness programmes available at Shanti Som.  Durations can be varied too.

3 night turbo detox programme

From £940 per person

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

6 night weight loss programme

From £1,935 per person
Feel invigorated after this 6 night weight loss programme, including daily yoga classes and cleansing cuisine.  More

6 night yoga programme

From £1,425 per person
Enjoy a 6 night yoga retreat at Shanti Som with delicious and healthy cuisine, surrounded by Balinese architecture.  More

6 night detox programme

From £1,700 per person
Feel both mentally and physically cleansed with this 6 night detox programme with activities such as yoga and herbal cleansing   More

7 night yoga and hiking, Spain

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

6 nights fitness training, Spain

From £1,945 per person
Enjoy a 6 night fitness training programme at Shanti Som with delicious, healthy cuisine.  More

6 night pilates programme

From £1,725 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

5 night bliss of being retreat

From £1,345 per person
Rediscover yourself at Shanti Som with delicious, vegetarian cuisine and peaceful surroundings. More


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