Healthouse Las Dunas, Spain

Presiding over the crystal-clear waters of the Mediterranean is the new Healthouse Las Dunas, one of the region’s premier healthcare hotels

Published 4 Nov 2016, 09:44 GMT

Presiding over the crystal-clear waters of the Mediterranean is the new Healthouse Las Dunas, one of the region’s premier healthcare hotels. Just steps from the super-yacht-lined marina of Puerto Banus, this Mediterranean-inspired dietetic centre can be found just outside the sun-bleached town of Estepona, a 15-minute drive from Marbella’s beautiful old town.

Sitting on the shores of a pristine beach, Healthouse is home to 55 spacious suites, with feather-soft beds, gilded paintings and marble bathrooms. In-house professionals have created a selection of customised programmes, tailored to guests’ weight-loss needs. The focus of personalised treatments ranges from stress relief to anti-ageing and detox, overseen by friendly medical and nutrition experts.

Following a complimentary health and diet consultation, guests can take a circuit of the medical spa: clearing airways in the salt cabin then turning up the heat in the sauna, Turkish bath and tepidarium, before blasting circulation in the ice cave and, finally, floating in the indoor vitality pool.

Proving healthy eating doesn’t need to mean mundane is Andoni Luis Aduriz: the man behind the menu is the owner of two-Michelin-starred Mugaritz and one of Spain’s best-known chefs. Using fresh, seasonal ingredients, the former-El Bulli chef rustles up nutritious, creative dishes: think monkfish en papillote or duck with pear. And there’s no better way to dine than al fresco, taking in the lush garden and vivid blue sea.

No healthy-living retreat would be complete without a fitness element, and Healthouse more than delivers: in addition to a state-of-the-art gym and Pilates, yoga and stretching group sessions, guests are handed a Fitbit to track progress, a ‘supermarket shopper’ is on hand to advise on healthy eating, and the anti-stress programme includes ‘intelligent beds’ — mattresses that monitor sleep movement and position. What’s more, Healthouse also offers a specially designed programme aimed at tackling childhood obesity and transforming kids’ attitude towards food and nutrition. Lasting a minimum of four weeks, FIT and FUN is aimed at those aged 10-17.

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The one-week detox retreat, which includes various fitness activities and a nutrition programme

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Key Facilities

• Medical and spa centre
• 18 treatment rooms
• Heated outdoor and indoor pool
• Sauna and Turkish bath
• Vitality pool
• Healthy gourmet restaurant

Key Treatments

• Programmes: seven-day weight-loss/detox; FIT and FUN (nutrition for kids); and anti-stress, including an ‘intelligent bed’
• Physiotherapy
• Wellness and healthy
eating workshops
• Nutrition and fitness consultations
• ‘Supermarket shopper’ adviser

Contact Information
T: +34 951 082 090

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