- Sleeps: 2 per unit
- Bedroom: 1 per unit
- Bathroom: 1 per unit
- Minimum stay: 2 nights
Featured in The Times as one of the UK and Europe’s top 20 glamping retreats, and more recently described by The Telegraph as Europe’s ‘best retreat’, DDG Retreat invites you to take everything you know about glamping holidays…and apply a seriously luxurious upgrade.
Located in Sierra Crestellina, one of the region’s protected national parks, you’ll be completely surrounded by the very best of coast and country at this four-hectare, family-run woodland estate. Privately situated 500 metres above the sea on the stunning coast of Spain’s Costa del Sol, you’ll find sun-soaked relaxation ridiculously easy.
Tents by name, palatial suites by nature, the lavish Royal and exotic Maharaja each come complete with a hot tub or plunge pool, showcasing those panoramic views to perfection (best accompanied by a glass of bubbles).
The décor and facilities inside your tent-suite are more than worthy of a five-star hotel, and you’ll soon find that when it comes to service, nothing is too much trouble – with complimentary touches including a pillow menu, a pre-stocked wine fridge, and a choice of room scents.
The Royal Suite offers a generous 500m2 of space inside, while outside you can feast your eyes upon scenes that take in Gibraltar, the White Town of Casares and the shimmering Mediterranean Sea. Furnished with marble floors, gleaming chandeliers, a downy super-sized bed – and even its own home cinema screen – this is a tent like none you’ve ever experienced before.
Maharaja, meanwhile, boasts outstanding views over the mountains and Sierra Crestellina. Relax in a candle-lit bath under the stars by evening, take advantage of the outdoor shower to freshen up by day, and relax amongst fascinating, eclectic furnishings privately sourced from Asia and Africa. Later on, why not fire up the barbecue and indulge in a sizzling supper by blazing sunset?
Finally, Casa Pino is a serene, secluded cabin with an outdoor lounge area, a plunge pool, and views that stretch out to the African coast.Keep reading
At a glance
- Luxurious hilltop glamping retreat, comprising two luxury tent-suites and a secluded casa, nestled within a four-hectare woodland estate on the Costa del Sol. Ideal for those who want to merge a coastal and a country holiday, and who also enjoy a touch of lavishness!
- Fly to Malaga, just 60 drive minutes from the site, or Gibraltar just 50 minutes drive.
- Each accommodation is equipped with a plunge pool featuring outstanding views, downy beds and fine décor. A pillow menu is available and a choice of room scents on arrival.
- Facilities include an infinity pool, sauna, gym and a spa cabana for pampering treatments. Locally sourced breakfasts and sharing platters with local wines can be ordered in advance.
- Hike through the mountains, visit the local nature reserve or the beach, just 15 minutes away. Marbella and Gibraltar are within easy reach.
- Hot Tubs
- Swimming Pools
Royal Suite sleeps 2, master king size bed, bedding & towels provided, bathrobe & slippers, bathroom amenities, his & hers sinks, private bathroom, steam shower cabin, bidet, tea & coffee facilities, Nespresso machine, marble floors, in-home theatre, Dolby surround sound, CD player, music selection, iron & board, WiFi, terrace, chill-out zone, private hot tub.
Maharaja Tent sleeps 2, master king size bed, bedding & towels provided, bathrobe & slippers, bathroom amenities, pillow menu, his & hers sinks, private bathroom, steam shower cabin, bidet, chandeliers, air-conditioning, plasma TV & film selection, mini-kitchen, stove, microwave, dishes, cutlery, fridge, tea & coffee facilities, Nespresso machine, CD player, music selection, iron & board, WiFi, terrace, sun lounger, plunge pool, pergola, BBQ, outdoor bath & shower.
Casa Pino sleeps 2, master king size bed, bedding & towels provided, bathrobe & slippers, bathroom amenities, pillow menu, his & hers sinks, private bathroom, steam shower cabin, bidet, air-conditioning, plasma TV & film selection, mini-kitchen, stove, microwave, dishes, cutlery, fridge, tea & coffee facilities, CD player, music selection, iron & board, WiFi, private terrace, garden, plunge pool/Jacuzzi, sun loungers, Bali bed, outdoor bath, BBQ.
Onsite: Infinity pool, tennis court, mini-gym, hammam, sauna, spa treatments, table games, badminton.
Offsite: River pools, cliff jumping, water sports, gorges, historic towns, wild swimming, hiking, gardens, bird watching, horse riding, villages, beaches.
Facilities at DDG Retreat are designed with supreme indulgence in mind, and range from a beautiful infinity pool (named as one of the most glamorous in the world!) a sauna and a hammam. There’s a tennis court and a mini-gym for those who like exerting some energy, while the spa cabana, nestled in the trees, is your setting for blissful pampering treatments.
If you’re able to tear yourselves away, the nearest beach is just 15 minutes from DDG Retreat, a paradise for sunbathers and snorkellers alike. Gibraltar, Granada and Marbella are within easy reach, while the White Town of Casares is well worth a stroll, just five minutes away.
Of course, there are some wonderful walking trails through the mountains that mustn’t be missed, particularly the route that takes you through the Sierra Crestellina nature reserve! How about exploring the area on horseback instead, or even taking in the occasional round of golf?
If you closed your eyes and tried to picture the ideal Spanish holiday, you would probably picture DDG Retreat. So why not come and experience all that luxury in real life? One thing’s for certain, you’ll never see a glamping holiday in quite the same light again.
Things to note
Breakfast may be pre-ordered. Free specially prepared scents are available on arrival (Lemongrass, Thai, Frangipani), lunch and dinner platters may also be pre-ordered along with locally produced wines.