Shanti Som, Spain
Below is a guide to our upcoming trip in Spain, please take a look through and if you have any questions you can always give us a call to chat on 0203 235 0122.
For this retreat you will need to fly in to Malaga airport which is around 45 minutes drive to the hotel. Our Recommended flights are below.
29 December 2019- 3 January 2020
29 December 2019 EZY8605 Depart Gatwick 09.30, arrive Malaga 13.25
3 January 2020 EZY8606 Depart Malaga 14.00, arrive Gatwick 15.50
If booking our recommend flights or any that coincide you can join our subsidised group transfer for £15 each way. Alternatively we can organise a private taxi for 70euro each way payable to the hotel. Once you’ve booked the trip we will ask you to complete a short ‘yoga profile form’ where you can let us know what transfer options you would like.
The driver will be waiting at the exit of the arrivals hall holding a sign with destination yoga/ Shanti Som displayed. If you have any problems finding your driver, please call the hotel directly on Tel: +34 952 86 44 55 Or: +34 628 79 30 13. Please note drivers are only allowed to arrive 20 minutes after your flight has landed so you may need to wait for them to arrive.
If you’re your flight is considerably delayed and you miss the transfer, you will need to get a taxi to the hotel. In this case we will refund any transfer fee you have paid to us.
Our chosen venue, Shanti Som is set in the Mountains of Sierra de las Nieves Nature Park and only 20 minutes away from Marbella in Southern Spain.
The address is:
Llanos de Purla – KM22 A355 (Ojen Highway) – Monda Marbella 29110
Tel: +34 952 86 44 55
Or: +34 628 79 30 13
What to bring
For the day you should bring:
– Plenty of loose comfortable clothing for yoga
– Trainers and work-out gear (should you wish to use the gym at Shanti Som)
– Hat (large brimmed hat or cap)
– A suitable sun block cream
For the evenings:
– Comfortable clothing – evenings are very relaxed and casual
– A warm top/jumper as temperatures are lower in the mornings and evenings as the weather in November does vary somewhat!
– Mosquito repellent
Laundry Service – There is a laundry service at the venue. We have negotiated a discounted rate for any laundry you would like to have done while away.
Dressing gowns and hairdryers are provided in the rooms. You will also have a selection of herbal teas, along with kettle so you can make hot drinks in your rooms. Guests are welcome to bring their own tea and coffee bags to use.
Telephones and internet
There is mobile phone coverage at Shanti Som although this can be limited depending on your provider. You are also able to make international calls from a telephone in your room, and they will provide you with a bill at the end of the week. You may bring a laptop if absolutely necessary (!) and the staff at Shanti Som will be able to connect the laptop to the internet in reception. There is also WiFi in the restaurant and communal areas which is free for the guests to use although not in the bedrooms.
In advance of your trip, you can get a better idea of the weather by clicking here
Passport and visa requirements
There are no formal entry requirements for EU passport holders travelling to Spain intending to stay for less than 90 days. Holders of US or Canadian passports can enter France for up to 90 days without a visa. We would strongly advise all other passport holders to check visa requirements well in advance of your intended dates of travel.
The local currency is the Euro. All of our scheduled programme activities are included in the cost, and so you will only need money for additional 1:1 sessions, spa treatments, shopping, laundry, local venue tips, private/taxi transfers etc. The hotel does accept card payment.
Please ensure that you have adequate travel insurance to cover your trip. It is also essential that you provide us with the name of your insurance company and a 24 hour emergency insurance contact number.
We also recommend that you get a European Health Insurance Card which allows you to access state-provided healthcare in all European Areas (EEA) countries at a reduced cost or sometimes free of charge. Applying for the card is free (and only takes 2 minutes) and it is valid for up to 5 years. Presenting the card entitles you to any treatment that may become necessary during your holiday. This card is NOT an alternative to travel insurance, however – it is important to have both a European Health Insurance Card and a valid travel insurance policy. To apply for your free card, please click here.
Emergency contact details
During office hours 9am- 6pm UK time you can reach us on 0203 235 0122. 7 days before your retreat we will contact you with our emergency contact numbers that you can use whilst you’re away.
We look forward to welcoming you in Italy.
The destination yoga team
tel 0208 968 0501