read about our Venues below. Spain is first, and then Thailand.

Our venues change depending on the season and the groups we host.

Venue - Spain

The main Olive Retreat venue* is a modestly renovated Andalusian cortijo in the countryside near Málaga, Spain. Nestled in rolling olive fields, its tranquility, comfort, clean air and nature make it a perfect detoxing environment.

We call it the Horse Venue as the large cortijo is set in pristine nature where wild horses may come along for our afternoon walks, and the sensitive, protected Spanish Imperial eagle and Leonado vulture can breed. That's the sign we look for when searching for a perfectly clean Olive Retreat venue. For all our venues we stick to the nature reserve of Sierra de las Nieves for the cleanest air and water.

The settings of the venues allow beautiful, relaxing walks or runs, exciting forest hikes, good exercise and clean air to enhance an efficient detox on a cellular and energetic level. 

Also, we use venues where no toxic substances are allowed, including harmful pesticides or chemical applications, or cleaning products. We are very careful to leave a low impact, which means you can expect nature to visit us in many forms - flies, mosquitoes, wild animals, frogs, foxes, wild bores, dogs, birds of all kinds, and anything else that might appear in the countryside.

* Our venues change depending on the season and the groups we host.

Getting Here

We provide complementary airport pickup from Málaga with your retreat booking. Our retreat property is a one hour drive from the Málaga airport. Once you arrive in Spain, all you need to do is sit back and relax.

There were no highlights… because everything was a highlight.
— Tom

Venue - Thailand

Unique, enchanting and beautifully remote, Olive Retreat leads you to a hidden gem nestled on the coast of Thailand. Set in the jungle, next to a nature preserve, it’s yet only a few hours from the airport. Here we have our own property, located in the lovely fishing village of Khao Tao, right on the most amazing beach with the softest sand, and framed by fabulous mountains and temples. You’ll meet nature, feel it and be in it, which is a very important, integral part of your detox.

Medicinal herbs, flowers and trees grow wild and you’ll be offered them as tea or smoothies. We have set out to cooperate with nature instead of fighting it, and to leaving as low an impact as possible without losing our purpose. That’s where we hold our classes and eat our meals, the same spot in paradise if you choose a Prana-Pod or a tent. That’s where wildlife abounds so expect a deer to be chewing near your tent, or a peacock or dozen to come swooping down from the mountains. Two kinds of monkeys visit us often, both of them quite entertaining. If you go for the more conventional option of a Thai Hut you’ll be sleeping at a venue next door, only 5 minutes away. There you’ll enjoy a pool and we’ll often walk down to hang out with you. Included is a bicycle and you can rent a scooter too.

In Thailand you have the choice to sleep in our modern Decathlon tents designed for tropical areas, or our proprietary Prana Pods, a screened in room that you can pull out for stargazing. Both choices offer 100% outdoor living which will enhance your detox. The third option is in a traditional Thai Hut with veranda and ensuite toilet. We cooperate with a venue 5 minutes away. If you stay longer than a week you can try all accommodation options. Let us know and we’ll work it out together.

We provide complimentary airport pickup by a comfortable bus with AC, and return from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport included in the price. The bus will take you to Hua Hin bus station and from there we arrange a cab, in total approximately four hours. If your flights conflict with bus times or if you rather take a taxi or private car, our trusted drivers will pick you up at the airport and deliver you right to your home for the week, in an easy drive of approximately three hours. Bus transfers are included in the price of your retreat and private cars are an additional 50$.

 

Accommodation in Thai Hut/room*

There are many options for accommodation if you prefer your walls, and therefore AC. We partner with a few beautiful neighbouring resorts where you can stay in their charming casitas, as well as resorts. Each morning, we bring you 5 minutes to up to our Paradise, which borders a protected forest and nature reserve.

We practice morning yoga together on the beach or on the top floor of our Shala amongst the tree tops. Then we might dip in the sea before a boosting breakfast and your first health class. There will be time to explore the beauty of the surrounding temples, markets, nature and more.

* Our venues change depending on the season and the groups we host.

Thanks to your care and kindness I have had a truly inspirational experience. I was hoping to find some peace and tranquility and I am blessed to have found that and more. With thanks and love.
— Suzy