If you’re looking for a glamourous glamping getaway that’s fit for royalty, this Andalusian gem is the ultimate romantic escape. Perched in the hills high above the picturesque white village of Casares and with far-reaching views, DDG Retreat’s aptly named Royal Suite takes glamping to a princely new level – and for stays before the end of June, you can also enjoy a complimentary sharing platter for two served with the compliments of the owners.
One of just three ultra-luxe casitas set on a stunning woodland estate, this super-luxe canvas casita comes complete with stylish interiors, marble floors, chandeliers, a pre-stocked wine fridge and Nespresso coffee-maker, its own private cinema, and even your own choice of pillow from a special menu. There’s plenty of private outdoor space, a stunning hot tub perfect for a glass of bubbles as you marvel at unforgettable sunsets and, new for 2018, there’s a telescope on site for star gazing.
Royal is one of two super-tents launched at the Retreat only last summer – and for those seeking a more traditional bolt-hole, there’s also an artisan cottage, Casa Pino, which has been a firm favourite with guests since this adults-only couples retreat opened seven years ago. With each casa designed specifically for just two guests, the Retreat is an oasis of calm and tranquillity and its excellent shared facilities are never overcrowded – take a dip in the sky-blue infinity pool, find a hammock for an al fresco siesta, keep fit in the mini-gym or tennis court, lounge in the sauna and steam room, or pamper yourself with an indulgent spa treatment in the Retreat’s cabanah hidden away amongst the trees
DDG Retreat – located an hour’s drive from Malaga airport – has a Trip Advisor Excellent five-star rating; was shortlisted for the World Luxury Hotel Awards in 2016 and was nominated for the World Boutique Hotel Awards for 2017 after personal recommendations from guests in the categories for best Relaxation Retreat and best Honeymoon Hideaway.
Offers available for stays until the end of June are currently available on the Retreat website – but the lead in price on an accommodation-only basis for a four nights stay at Casa Pino – with its own plunge pool – is 547 euros per person based on two sharing (including May/June one free night offer) Maharja, also with its own exclusive-use plunge pool and with an outdoor bath and shower, starts at 925 euros per person for seven nights (including the 7-for-5 May/June offer), whilst the ‘fit-for-a-king or queen’ Royal Tent starts at 190 euros (low season) or 230 euros (high season) per person per night with a complimentary sharing platter for stays (May/June). For further information please see the DDG Retreat website www.ddgretreat.com
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DDG Retreat is located an hour’s drive from Malaga Airport. It is less than 15 minutes to the nearest beach and around half an hour’s drive from Marbella. It is also a convenient base for day trips to explore some of the region’s many appealing attractions; the Moorish town of Ronda with its dramatic gorge; Tarifa, one of the world’s most popular destinations for wind sports; Malaga, a historic and culturally-rich city with an impressive number of museums; Granada with its fine examples of medieval architecture and its hill top fortress and the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar with its world-famous Rock. Further afield is the Roman city of Cordoba and also Seville, famous for flamenco dancing as well as its great history and architecture. For guests who refer to be more active, there is also golf, boat trips, walking, cycling – and for bird watchers, the Retreat is well placed to catch sight of rare birds hovering over the cliffs nearby.