Host Story: DDG Retreat

We recently spoke to Daria, one of the hosts of our latest boutique hideaway near Malaga, DDG Retreat, about what makes it so special.


DDG Retreat only has 3 rooms on site, why did you choose to make it so exclusive and what do you think this adds to the experience?

The philosophy of DDG Retreat is to ensure absolute privacy for our guests. It is impossible to achieve this when you have many people on site at the same time, especially in the high season. We wanted to create a unique concept which cannot be found anywhere else in Europe. Many of our guests are coming to us specifically for honeymoons, anniversaries, or just a romantic getaway. They have peace of mind, knowing that even during peak season there will be a maximum of two other couples on-site.



Why choose to offer luxury tents to your guests?

It makes the experience really special and as private as it can possibly get. All of our properties are spread out across four hectares of tropical gardens and each property enjoys absolute privacy. Each tent or ‘Casa’ has its own private facilities, such as hot tubs that overhang the cliff or a private plunge pool. To make the experience even more exotic, we have added an outside bathtub that guests can enjoy in their own private garden, under the stars and surrounded by candles. Most ‘Casas’ also have a private BBQ on their terrace so guests can enjoy a grilled dinner in private.




What is DDG famed for?

DDG is known for absolute privacy and exceptional service. As a family-run retreat, we personally take care of our guests during their stay. Attention to detail is another well-known factor. We prepare for each guest individually: upon arrival, there is soft music playing in the background,  a bottle of Cava is served chilled in the room, and it is beautifully scented. Exceptional homemade breakfasts, served under open skies on the terrace, are another very famous part of our retreat. To make breakfast even more special it is served with a glass of Cava!  Overall, I’d say that the thing we are most famous for is how happy we make our guests: our 222 five-star reviews say it all.



What can’t you stay at DDG without trying?

You must try our cooked breakfast, with a glass of cava, or indulge in a boutique treatment at our Woodland Spa.




What makes DDG different to other boutique hotels in the area? And why is DDG the perfect honeymoon destination?

To ensure absolute privacy, we do not allow any outside visitors on the premises. This provides complete seclusion and relaxation for all our guests, who know there will never be a single person on site who is not staying on the premises. Most guests do not even lock their rooms and walk around in the provided sarongs and flipflops.



What are must-see destinations in the area around DDG Retreat?

The ancient village of Casares, our beautiful ‘white village’ was voted as number 10 of the ’15 best villages of Spain’. Historic and beautiful Ronda is also a short drive away. For beach lovers, Tarifa and the coast are also just under an hour from us.




Excited about a romantic break at DDG Retreat? Book today!