4.5
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What We Love

  • A five-star detox retreat, including healthy breakfast, a nutritionist consultation and moreMaking use of the two state-of-the art spas, with the very latest in exclusive treatments
  • Dining in the restaurant, headed up by an award-winning, twice-Michelin-starred chef
  • Enjoying perks like an aloe welcome beverage, a nutritionist consultation and a healthy daily breakfast
  • Being able to relax, rejuvenate and get healthy in unbelievably glamorous surrounds

What To Know

  • Fixed menus at the onsite restaurant are specially made to go along with the retreat's detox, weight-loss, anti-aging, anti-tobaco and anti-stress programs
  • Gibraltar and the marina at Puerta Buenas are easily reached by bus
  • The retreat is adults only

Amenities

  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Overview

A five-star wellness retreat near Marbella, with healthy breakfast, an aloe welcome drink and more

The Lowdown

Relax and rejuvenate at this new wellness destination, set on a beach between Marbella and Estepona. With its creamy Mediterranean-inspired architecture and décor – think gleaming marble floors and sparkling chandeliers – all is light, bright and positive. Here in this glamorous space where elegance and comfort meet cutting-edge design, getting healthy seems effortless. A gently sloping tree-filled garden and lawn runs directly down to the sand, and there’s a tempting outdoor pool to swim in.
The property is part of the renowned Naturhouse Group, which certainly knows how to blend health and detox programs perfectly, while offering warm hospitality and luxury. Your sumptuously appointed room with lush views is a retreat in itself. There are two spas – one follows the Naturhouse holistic principles of balance and healing; the other provides the ultimate in head-to-toe pampering. Standards are equally high in the restaurant, set up by twice-Michelin-starred chef Andoni Luis Aduriz to offer tasty, healthy gourmet cuisine. Recent glittering reviews of this hotel include praise from Condé Nast Traveller – we’re sure more will follow.

Rooms

Deluxe Garden View rooms are gentle havens of cream and pastels, with private balconies or terraces. En-suite bathrooms come with plenty of designer amenities, so you can continue to pamper yourself within the intimacy of your abode.

Dining

The hotel is proud to have worked with twice-Michelin-starred Basque chef Andoni Luis Aduriz, whose highly praised Mugaritz restaurant in Spain is renowned for its innovative nutritional cuisine (honors include being listed 10th in Restaurant Magazine’s World 50 Best Restaurants). Expect healthy fare that tastes as good as it looks.

Spa

The area’s first Healthouse Spa is a wellness center that covers an impressive 32,000 sq. ft., offering the latest in exclusive treatments from trained experts. Facilities include a swimming lane, a vitality pool with a Jacuzzi, warm and cold caves, a salt and snow cabin, a sauna and a steam bath. Beauty and massage treatments are offered in the more intimate Elikum Spa.

Location

The hotel is located right on the beach (in its old incarnation it was Las Dunas, when hotels were allowed to be built right near the sands). It’s a mere 25-minute drive to the charms of Marbella old town. The glitz and glamour of the chic Puerto Banus marina is close by, and day trips can take you to the lovely hillside villages of Mijas, Benalmádena, Coín or Benahavis. Málaga is under an hour by car, with Ronda just a little further on.

How to Get There

Healthouse Las Dunas – Adults only
Urbanización Boladilla Baja
Estepona, 29689 Spain

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 71 Reviews
Terrace Restaurant
Reviewed 4 days ago

This place just opened to people outside the resort in December. You can access the restaurant from the Ocean pathway. Beautiful setting protected from the wind. The Healthhouse food is available and always very healthy.

Spa and dinner
Reviewed 1 month ago

High quality Spa and massage in an exclusive environment. 4 hours of stress relief.

Dinner made of best quality ingredients with excellent service. Unfortunately not many guests this Friday evening. An investment in marketing would benefit Las Dunas as well as the guests missing out of this experience.
Las Dunas is very close to our apartment so we will visit again, soon.

First time visiting this Hotel
Reviewed 5 months ago

We chose this Hotel as it was near to were my son lives who we was also visiting while in Estapona.
We thought it looked lovely on the website, but nothing prepared us for how fantastic this Hotel really was.
A true 5 * Hotel with large luxurious bedroom suites, excellent friendly service total tranquility with nothing being too much trouble.
We can't wait for our next visit and wouldn't even consider staying at any other Hotel.
Do visit Felix restraunt situated in the grounds this is really worth a try, I can't recommend it enough.

A little corner of paradise
Reviewed 1 year ago

We booked this hotel last minute but had carefully read the previous reviews. The hotel didn't disappoint. Although hard to find (you have to go passed the hotel which is on the other side of the A7 and go back on yourself). We missed it twice as satnav didn't recognise the destination. But on arrival we were met by the lovely concierge who took us to our upgraded suite. The room was beautiful, elegant and had all the amenities you would e pact from this type of hotel (and we have stayed in some amazing places all around the world). The bathroom toiletry is of very high quality and plentiful. The grounds are immaculately maintained. Just a shame that the outdoor pool was not heated. At this time of year it is too cold to enjoy. The loungers are comfortable with large beach towels. We had only paid for breakfast and yes the portions are small (previous reviews mentioned this). The food changed every day and you have no choice what you are given. I was surprised not to be given fruit every day as part of a healthy diet which is what they promote (I am a nutritionist!). We opted to eat out every night as the price for dinner is eye watering at the hotel. We followed previous recommendations. There are 3 restaurants within walking distance. The cheaper cafe to the right (along the beach) is ok but what you would expect from this type of place - cheap & cheerful. The smarter restaurant on the left (along the beach again) left us cheated when they charged us for the bread and Amuse Bouche they gave us on arrival even though we hadn't asked for them. It was also very very expensive. Avoid if you can! We've booked the Playa Bella restaurant for tomorrow night which is a 5 minute walk along the road. You will pass it when you drive to the hotel. Unassuming but it has great reviews. But if you have a car, make the drive to the superb & very reasonably priced Melia DOM restaurant in Puerto Banus. A little gem you will not regret. Going back to the hotel, we used our 1 day free pass to the spa which is well worth it but opted not to pay for any treatment. So overall, we loved the hotel, its location, tranquility (adults only), superb facilities but beware of the extras. Everything is very expensive

Mixed feelings........
Reviewed 1 year ago

Reflecting on some of the other reviews, this is a place I wanted to love but couldn't. Location; it isn't really in Estapona - it's about 10k away along the auto Mediterranean. It was difficult finding the entrance but that may just have been us. It is a nice hotel - the welcome was warm. What I didn't expect was the layout - it's sort of like flats around the estate in blocks. The entrance lobby of our made my heart drop a bit - tatty - but our room was fabulous. Big lounge, the biggest bed, really comfy, nice balcony. So - food was the problem - we were told it was 80 euro for dinner and they wouldn't serve wine so we asked about room service - and were told that they hadn't the menu printed yet. After a walk we went back to reception and were told to call from our room - they couldn't tell us what was on the room service menu. Needless to say, we went up the road for a pizza........on the flip side, I left our valuables in the safe when we checked out - they called us in short time and were really gracious when we went back to get them. So - some good and some bad.