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Annabelle Thorpe

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Quirky retreat in Spain

Our verdict:

These days a sense of escape is the ultimate luxury, and DDG offers this in spades. There's a luxury casita for two, tucked away in the Andalucian hills with its own private terrace and alfresco plunge pool, and two truly unique and luxurious luxury tented rooms. Spend lazy days by the gorgeous pool, and watch the spectacular sunsets from your own private terrace. Heaven.

Recommended place to stay: DDG Retreat

DDG Retreat says

In the heart of Andalucia, just an hour’s drive from Malaga airport, our intimate hideaway is perched above the Med close to the pretty pueblo blanco of Casares. Book an early flight and you can be relaxing in your hammock or by the pool in time for lunch.

DDG feels like like stepping into another world – the sort of place where a short break makes you feel as if you’ve had a fortnight’s holiday.

There are only ever three couples staying at DDG Retreat at any one time. You can choose from an intimate casa or one of our two unique tented suites.

Casa Pino is all about romantic escapism for couples – with a jaw-dropping view. This beautiful hideaway has its own plunge pool and hot tub, two private terraces and gardens with spectacular views over Casares, Gibraltar and even Africa on the clearest of days.

Royal Tent Bamboo is as stylish as it is luxurious, with a clifftop hot tub with stunning views over Gibraltar, the African coast, Casares and the sea. Utterly private, set in 500 square metres of grounds, it’s hard to think of a more romantic escape.

Bathe under the stars in the outdoor roll-top bath, relax in your private plunge pool and soak up the exotic atmosphere of Maharaja Tent. The decor is inspired by the days of the Raj and the mountain views are breathtaking.

Wherever you stay, you can enjoy the central facilities such as the fabulous heated infinity pool, hammam, sauna, tennis court, table tennis and small gym. There’s also a charming rustic spa hidden amongst the pine woods. Bang on your doorstep is the most glorious countryside – we are located in the middle of a beautiful national park – and there’s a fantastic range of beachfront and rural restaurants a short drive away.

Guests can enjoy breakfast served in the privacy of their Casa or in our attractive dining area.

Find out more about DDG Retreat, the latest special offers and packages (including free nights up to end-June) and our rates.

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