Why so chic?
Why travel experts chose this hotel
Pampering wellness spa
Tranquil location in the heart of nature
Only when you book with Chic
Fresh fruit platter
Early check-in / out (subject to availability)
Nestled amongst the dramatic mountain ranges just a short drive from the Costa del Sol, DDG Retreat is perfect for those looking for a secluded, intimate getaway. Set within a four-hectare private estate of beautiful woodland and exotic gardens, DDG Retreat offers a peaceful sanctuary that fully immerses you in the natural landscape.
Every detail has been thought of, from the selection of sumptuous pillows ensuring a good night’s sleep to the scents of lemongrass and frangipani specially prepared for your arrival. A heated infinity pool and a pampering spa completes this oasis of tranquility: unplug, kick back, and let the sound of birds chirping in the trees lull you into a relaxing snooze.
This Chic Retreat is perfect for an adult-only getaway, although children over the age of 14 may be accepted by prior arrangement.
We wanted to create a unique concept which cannot be found anywhere else in Europe. It's a real labour of love - from the overall design to the interiors and the landscape gardening, and even to parts of the construction process, we built the Retreat by ourselves, inch by inch. Many of our guests are coming to us specifically for honeymoons, anniversaries, or just a romantic getaway. They have peace of mind, knowing that even during peak season there will be a maximum of two other couples on-site.
- Daria Dubinina, Owner
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For a romantic treat, feast on a delicious sharing platter on your own private terrace and then enjoy a glass of something bubbly in your own private hot tub or plunge pool while watching the sun go down. If you fancy eating out, there are a number of excellent restaurants within a half hour drive of the retreat.
The suites at DDG Retreat offer gorgeous tranquility in beautiful natural surroundings. Enjoy the exclusive Casa Pino, nestled in the heart of the property’s gardens, which has a gorgeous outdoor bath perfect for romantic soaks. For an unforgettable stay with a fun twist, stay in one of the hotel’s two glamorous tents, where sumptuous fabrics and a tranquil natural setting combine to create a truly magical experience.
DDG Retreat’s spa is tucked away in the tropical garden, and offers a range of massages and treatments, including aromatherapy, hot-stone massage and reflexology. There is an indulgent Hammam, as well as a fully-equipped gym for those that want to keep up their fitness regime. During sultry summer days, lounge by the infinity pool and drink in stunning views of the surrounding countryside.
The hotel is perched above the picturesque town of Casares, one of Andalusia’s famous pueblos blancos. Meander along the narrow streets lined with sparkling white houses, or clamber up to the 12th-century Moorish fort to enjoy spectacular views of the mountains and valleys. The gorgeous beaches of the Costa del Sol are a short drive away, as well as many of the regions’ largest towns.
How to get there
To best explore the Costa del Sol, we recommend hiring a car
Estepona towncentre is a 30-minute drive from the hotel (16km)
From the airport, take the highway (this is a toll road). You will come to a roundabout when you drive out of the airport. Go round it and stick to the right side. Look for the exit on the right hand side that says Algeciras or Algeciras/Cadiz. Take this turn, then keep following the same signs (2 more right turns). After a few kilometers, the road forks into the free road (right hand side) and highway (left hand side).
If you take the highway you will see a sign with a blue circle that says Peaje(Toll). You will pass signs for Marbella, San Pedro and Estepona east, then a sign for Poligono Industriales. Take turn 153, then follow this road until the roundabout. Go round it and after the 3rd right on the roundabout please follow the sign to Casares, which will be after 13 km. The sea will now be on your left hand side. You will pass the hotel Elba, then on the right hand side by the roundabout you will see a sign for Casares. Take this turn and come off the main road. Keep driving towards the mountains (about 10-15 min drive). You will pass the Finca Cortesin Hotel on your right side, then just before you get to Casares itself on your right side you will see a sign that says Apartamentos Puerto de la Cruz; please turn here and stop by the large parking space there.
Nearest Airport: Gibraltar / Malaga Distance from Airport: 35-40 minutes / 1 hour
Free parking is available.