Marbella is known worldwide for its glitz and glamour, extravagant partying and lush dining, but I discovered a different side of Marbella that is healthy, super zen and fantastically relaxed; The Marbella Yoga Scene!
Marbella has a vast amount of hotels and resorts offering copious amounts of Spa and massage treatments, but you want to go for a dedicated yoga retreat in Marbella.
One such resort is The Palms Spain. It is located a little outside of the town, closer to the Malaga Airport.
The boutique resort has 12 comfy rooms divided over magnificently converted stables and the main house. It offers a variety of retreats from healthy fitness retreats to yoga retreats and offers 3 healthy (vegan, veg or not) meals per day included in the retreat prices.
Each yoga retreat has a morning and afternoon schedule and classes are provided by professional yoga teachers plus all yoga equipment is provided.
Furthermore, the retreat offers relaxing massages, has a large pool with free sunloungers. There’s a Jacuzzi for 8 people and the grounds are landscaped with beautiful flowers and fruit trees.
The retreat is located in a quaint little village about 20 minutes from Malaga Airport, it has a small shop, a bar, restaurant and is surrounded by a large 18 hole golf course, so even if your spouse is not into the yoga vibe as much as you, he can work on his golf game while you work on your yoga poses – they call it the “Goga” retreat.
The yoga retreats offer Bikram Yoga and Yin Yoga amongst others. They have their own hot room for the Bikram yoga and there’s an outdoor Shala for the other yoga sessions and guided meditations.
The retreat offers outdoor movie nights, it has an “honesty” bar and can organize many different outings in the area such as hiking, bike tracks, a trip to Malaga Town or to the beach, a treatment course with facials and massages or reflexology.
So if you are a true Yogi and are looking for a great resort to practice your yoga and enjoy a holiday at the same time, The Palms Spain offers it all and then some!