We love all reviews and feedback and our aim is to improve on anything that hasn’t quite hit the mark!
After our guests leave, we ask them to write a review. Guests rate us from 1 to 5 (5 being the highest). We also ask them to sum up their stay with just one word. Sometimes our guests write reviews and recommendations elsewhere, which is why you may not see a rating or the sum up word. Take a look at our reviews and what our guests have to say about us:
ELIN E (from Sheffield, UK) ~ 5/5Shared through Facebook
“Such a beautiful peaceful setting where it was so easy to relax! I just loved wondering around enjoying the wildlife & nature.
Andy, you made us feel so comfortable right from the start when picking us up from the airport, until the moment we left! Your cooking is just amazing and if I could have you as my personal chef I’d definitely turn a full time vegetarian/vegan! Thank you! 🙏 Also thanks to your two lovely helpers (you know who you are!) and of course Julie for the wonderful yoga classes, workshops & meditations, I feel I’ve learnt quite a lot ❤️
I return home feeling wonderfully rested and calm and grateful for the time spent in this beautiful spot with new friends! 😊 “
HELEN S (from Berlin, Germany) ~ 5/5Shared through Google Reviews
“I arrived at Happy Retreats and expected a peaceful yoga retreat, what I got was a life changing experience that I will treasure forever. From the moment we arrived, Andi was warm and welcoming and we settled in very quickly with a wonderful meal and a dip in the pool, overlooking the beautiful mountain scenery. The rest of the days that followed were simply sublime. The combination of morning yoga classes, spiritual workshops and meditation and nidra yoga at night opened up a new world to me, and helped me learn new skills that I can continue to practice at home. The rest of the time was incredibly relaxing and I was happy to spend it with so many inspiring people. Everything from the nutritious and homemade food, beautiful surroundings and wellbeing sessions made it a trip I will never forget. Thank you to Andi and the team! “
LIEKE (from Amsterdam, Netherlands)Shared through Instagram & Facebook
“Truth talk. I’m Lieke and I’m currently in the middle of a burn-out. It took me a while to acknowledge that, but here it is. How did I get here, you ask? The classics: lots of changes in my life in a short time period, I just kept on running (not literally, I’m NOT a runner;)), keep up with really great but also busy jobs, try to cope with big losses, apply extreme perfectionism to everything I do, and I take no time to reflect on how I’m really doing.
All of that lead to the moment my body just stopped. Panic attacks, severe back pains (so severe I could hardly walk without taking meds), constant anxiety: the works. I’d been denying the symptoms for quite some time, I simply didn’t have time or space to look at myself, or so I thought. Until I broke down and finally, thanks to my friends and colleagues, arrived here.
One of my biggest challenges is to listen to my body and to take rest when I need it. I don’t like to rest. When resting, I feel guilty about all the things I could’ve done but not doing. That’s why I decided to go on a “yoga, revive and re-energise” retreat. I kinda thought that a retreat was vague and (to my taste) overly spiritual, but the retreat I had was simply fantastic. After a week at @happy_retreats, I feel rested, energised and happy. I do know that the real challenge will be to apply these new resting skills to my busy, big city and if I may say so, quite amazing life back home, but I’m certain I will get there in the end.
This is not an ad, but a sincere recommendation: if you ever want to escape, rest, play, craft, swim, rest, eat amazing fresh and vegetarian food, walk, laugh, dance, make friends for life, rest, enjoy beautiful tropical surroundings, sunbathe, sleep, and oh yeah, rest: please visit Andi and Terry at Happy Retreats in the South of Spain. They’ve created a peaceful haven and I want to go back NOW.
To all my dear dear friends and family who stick with me during this difficult but also astonishing time, to all the people that have watched Undercover and told me they enjoyed it, to @swimsuitsforall and @gabifresh for creating this awesome swimsuit, and finally, to everyone I met on this retreat: thank you. 💕 “
DANA (from Holbeach, UK)“Happy retreats is set in the most beautiful park, it was easy to feel immediately relaxed here and it really was a home from home. Andi is a wonderful host, I requested a relaxing retreat and it was 100% achieved! The week I spent there was well planned to ensure there was an activity on offer each day, but with no pressure to get involved and plenty of down time to make use of the pool or craft supplies on offer. The highlight for me was the bodega visit, our group had such a fun filled day. Every single meal was beautifully made with soo much passion and ample choices. I definitely recommend and can’t wait to return 🙂 “
MICHELLE H (from Derbyshire, UK) ~ 5/5 ~ FANTASTIC“I experienced a Yoga and Walking Retreat in June. The surroundings are beautiful and every attention to detail has been thought of. The yoga was very relaxing, the food was delicious and a trip to the local thermal baths is highly recommended. Andi and her team are fantastic. I didn’t want to leave!”
VARUN (from New York, USA) ~ 5/5“Went here for a 7-day retreat, and it really was so wonderful! Between the refreshing pool, the beautiful property, the rolling hills of Ulea setting a wonderful backdrop, the rejuvenating yoga, and the several outings we made as a group, I walked away from Happy Retreats as a happy camper!”
HELEN G (from Nottingham, UK) ~ 5/5“What a beautiful week, in a beautiful place, with a beautiful group of people.
I live with a chronic health condition and was a little apprehensive about my stay, but Andi instantly made me feel welcome. She is the perfect host: kind, thoughtful and helpful. She has created a warm, friendly and relaxing environment, and I felt at ease whether it was having some quiet time alone, or joining the others for chats, crafting, or chilling.
I loved the morning and evening yoga classes, what a treat to practice outdoors under canopies of palm trees. Lee-ann is a knowledgable and thoughtful teacher, her passion and enthusiasm shine through.
The food was yummy, plentiful and beautifully presented, and I’m grateful my gluten intolerance was catered for with such ease.
The grounds are lovely to meander through, a calming oasis of greenery, flowers, and citrus groves, and I loved chilling out by the freshwater pool, perfect for cooling down in. It really is a little slice of heaven.
I can’t wait to return… “
MASOUMEH Y (from Dublin, Ireland)“I recommend happy retreat to the public because the facilitators are great support with lovely,adorable manner. They provided every wish of the guests such as open options of choices and activities. The meals were very tasty and more than foods and activities I was amazed by their behaviours that always cheered us up.”
LEE-ANN C (from Nottingham, UK) ~ 5/5“I had the honour of being able to lead yoga classes at a Happy Retreats event in Jun ’19, and what an absolute delight it was. The whole experience is nourishing and enriching and the team make everything appear seamless to their guests with their kindness, attention to detail and efficiency.
The accommodation is spotlessly clean and well-equipped, the grounds were well-tended and beautiful, the food was incredible.
I hope to be able to return as a guest one day soon and I would whole-heartedly recommend the retreat to anyone needing to invest in their wellbeing. “
RACHEL H (from East Midlands, UK) ~ 5/5“A chance to relax and revitalise in beautiful surroundings. Andrea was a great host and Yasmin offered a fantastic and caring mix of mindfulness and therapy “
CAROLINE W (from Alicante Province, Spain)“Andrea is a fabulous host. There is absolutely nothing that is too much trouble for her. She works tirelessly behind the scene to make our Retreat to be just perfect … but without it being obvious that it’s a lot of work for her. Andrea and Julian’s food is unbelievably good, varied, tasty and came away with a few ideas!
Francesca is an absolute gem, there to assist. What an asset! And then there was Lee-Ann our yoga teacher during my stay. What can I say… a true yogi down to her bones. Extremely knowledgeable and interesting. A superb teacher who genuinely cares about her practise participants. She built our practise around what we needed and what we wanted with experience and expertise…. with some little happy giggles here and there!
Cannot recommend enough… if you need to be completely looked after, left alone in peace, be active, creative… it’s all available. I thank you all so so much 💜🙏😘”
DAWN H (from Edinburgh) ~ 5/5 ~ PEACE” Time stood still in this precious haven. Spending a week at Andi’s retreat brought me back to my senses and any stress that I had, dissipated instantly. I was made to feel relaxed and at home from start to finish and I left a more confident and courageous woman. Andi is a beautiful soul who welcomes you with open arms. She is an exceptional human and I feel as though we have been friends all our lives. Yoga and meditation was relaxing and magical, taught by an inspirational female whom I connected with on many levels. For me, this week was life changing. I have been inspired to follow my dreams and am now energised and excited for what my future holds. Thank you for welcoming me into your home, to meet your friends and to share nature, chats and delicious food. xxx ”
CLARE G (from Spain) ~ 4/5 ~ RELAXINGBeautiful location with greenery, flowers and fruits in abundance. Like another world.
Whether you visit as a couple, a group, or on your own you just feel part of it.
HELEN E (from San Javier, Spain) ~ 5/5 ~ RELAXING“From the moment I drove into the estate I felt calm and relaxed and that feeling stayed all day. Andi and her team were so friendly and warm, in no time it felt like I was spending the day with old friends. I am a private, quiet person so that is rare for me.
I had an amazing day with yoga, an insightful wellbeing session and a beautiful walk in the gorgeous estate. There was plenty of time to relax, chat and I laughed a lot. Julian cooked the most incredible vegetarian paella. I will be back very soon. “
KAREN S (from Florida, USA) ~ 5/5 ~ RESTFUL“From the moment I arrived until my reluctant departure, Andrea and her team went out of their way to ensure I had a wonderful experience. The local cultural outings were interesting and we were served a generous amount of delicious vegetarian food. Yasmin offered a variety of guided meditations and was available for individual discussions. The retreat setting was blissful, with plenty of space for group activities and individual reflection. Can’t wait to come back!”
JACKIE A (from Derby, UK) ~ 5/5 ~ INSPIRING“Had a wonderful time, nothing was too much trouble for our host. The location was perfect, fabulous vegetarian food and I have taken away some great ideas for recipes. Yasmin’s mindfulness sessions were gentle and inspiring; they created a fabulous environment to relax and reflect – she is an amazing teacher. The company was fantastic helped by the environment created by our host.”
MANDY BH (from Sheffield, UK) ~ 5/5 ~ AWESOME“This retreat was possibly one of the best weeks I have had away. It came at the right time for me. I’ve travelled around the world and can honestly say I could not recommend anywhere else that will give you as much. It’s relaxing, it’s beautiful, the people are full of warmth. The food was amazing and the energy of the people enjoying the retreat with us was awesome. Definitely a Happy Retreat. Can’t thank The team enough.”
CLAIRE F (from Folkestone, UK) ~ 5/5 ~ EXCELLENT“Well, what can I say …. Andrea and her lovely team are amazing !
Had the most beautiful experience and I will be going back – from the life lessons learnt, the excellent vegetarian food, the ambiance and the most beautiful surroundings- it couldn’t be a more perfect place to reconnect with yourself.”
SONIA M (from Folkestone, UK) ~ 5/5 ~ AMAZING“This retreat was amazing! Andrea, Yasmin and Koren were so welcoming and they made the retreat feel like home. The mindfulness meditations and discussions were so enlightening for myself and I have come home with a renewed passion for life. Thank you Yasmin for this. The accommodation was faultless, set in beautiful, peaceful surroundings and the food was amazing. I have met a great group of people whilst here and will be returning.”
CLAIRE S (from Leicester, UK) ~ 5/5 ~ REFRESHING“I’ve always found it difficult to relax and switch off, but the Happy retreat team certainly taught me how to take some me time. I travelled solo and was so apprehensive about travelling by myself, but right from arriving at the airport I was taken care of. I felt like part of a group the entire time and made some lovely friends.
Every day we were given a choice of what to do and we were also provided with the most amazing meals. I left feeling relaxed and refreshed and kind of wished I’d booked a double retreat!”