"Luxury glamping retreat in the Andalusian mountains."

Need to know

    • 1 Casa & 2 Tents
    • Set in the hills above the small village of Casares in Malaga province.
    • Check-out time: 12a.m
    • Hotel closed dates: 1 November - 31 March

We love

 

  • The infinity pool: while away the day in blissful sunshine-filled relaxation.
  • The view from the Royal Tent: you can see all the way over to Gibraltar and the African coast.
  • Look out for eagles gliding in the thermals.
  • Go into Casares village (5min drive) for tasty local treats.

An extra little something

Book with us today and we'll give you:

Complimentary bottle of wine upon arrival

Top Secret

Take a short walk out of the retreat and down towards Casares village then stop on top of the first hill by the old communication tower to take in the 360 panoramic view, it’s breathtaking.

Origins

The husband and wife owners moved to Spain 18 years ago and bought the 4-acre plot of land to live there surrounded by nature and sunshine. They lived in the original 1 floor house, then extended it, then built a guest house for their friends and family 8 years ago. Then they thought, hey, let’s open it up to guests! So they oversaw the whole construction process themselves: 500m of roadways, swimming pool, landscaping, electricity, 2 additional luxury tents, bespoke furniture, you name it. This was an ambitious project for a small family-run retreat, and they didn’t disappoint! The 2 luxury tents opened in June 2017.

The Review

As you take the short steep drive into the hills above Casares you leave your worries and stresses below. The views get increasingly impressive as you wind your way above the small village and arrive at the DDG Retreat gates. Private, secluded, there are almost no neighbours.

A quick call to Daria and the gates open into the tree lined drive up to the reception. Staff greet and welcome you with a cool towel and fresh orange juice to freshen up after the drive. I stayed in one of the new luxury glamping tents – the Maharadja. Wooden stairs lead you to the deck with private plunge pool and lounger, then into the main tent with Marble floors, big screen tv, steam shower, king size bed – this is no ordinary tent.

Walk out to the other side of the decking to reveal the outdoor shower and bath with stunning views of the hills below, which you can enjoy from your sofa. There’s even a BBQ if you want to fire it up. Why not, you’re on holiday! At your leisure wander to the heated infinity pool for more sun and relaxation.

There’s an honesty bar and food service to sustain you, an on-demand spa to indulge you, and gym equipment and a tennis court if you’re feeling more energetic! You really don’t need to leave the retreat, but if you want to wander out there’s local restaurants to explore in Casares and the 1km walk down the hill is beautiful. Look out for eagles soaring above in the thermals. When it’s time to pack up and leave the retrea, you won’t want to. This place is dangerously relaxing.

Location

DDG Retreat

  • Address: Albarada la Pavusena, Casa Daria s/n, Casares, Malaga, 29690 Andalusia, Spain
  • Travel info: Arrive by car: 60 min drive from Malaga airport, 45 min drive from Gibraltar, 25 min drive from Marbella, Puerto Banus

Key Features

  • Pool

  • Stunning Views

  • Weddings

  • Airport Shuttle

  • Car Parking

  • Fitness Center/Gym

  • Bar

  • Restaurant

  • Spa