Carmen Samyama is a stunning traditional Moorish Villa located minutes from Granada’s old town.
Practice yoga in tranquility nestled in the shadow of the Alhambra Palace. Relax in the Moorish gardens or relax by the pool, Carmen is your home for the week.
As you ascend the winding ancient streets from Plaza Neuva and cross the boundary into the villa it feels as though you have been transported back in time. The villa’s garden is alive with a mix of fruit trees, vines and local flowers and the gently flowing fountains and noises wafting in from El Albayzin provide you with the perfect soundtrack to relax, rebalance and re-energise.
Each morning you will wake up to one of the most spectacular views that Granada has to offer, a view that has hardly changed in over six centuries. Above the villa sit the towers of the Alhambra Palace and as the sun rises, warming the morning air, the sunlight reaches the opposing hillside, flickering over the entrances to the ancient caves of Sacromonte. As you begin to make out the old city wall above the caves your attention is drawn by the sounds of the El Albayzin waking up directly in front of you. The view is amazing and as you take in the array of old churches, plazas, and ancient buildings and cobbled paths it is clear why UNESCO made this a world heritage site.
Gazing over El Albayzin, seconds quickly turn to minutes, and minutes to hours. Below the villa sits the Darro River which splits the hill of El Albayzin from the hill of the Alhambra Palace. Further to your left you can see the chequered pavement of Plaza Nueva, where Granada’s new town begins and where the city comes alive in a totally different way. Beyond the city limits the landscape flattens allowing you to see almost 100 km down to the hills and mountains guarding Granada from the Mediterranean.
This is your view and as you descend the stairs to start your morning yoga class you will breathe in the warm fresh air. Remember also that by sunset the evening views will again take on a wonderful whole new perspective for your senses to enjoy.
“If you visit just one city in Spain, this should be Granada.”
One of Europe’s most exciting cities Granada it is magical place to enjoy a week long retreat.
Traditional, tranquil and bustling with culture Granada has something for everyone. We know you will fall in love with Granada just as we did
Andalusia was named by its Moorish conquerors in the 12th century and where better to take a wellbeing break than the Land (Anda) of the Sun (Lusia). Granada is a stunning city with a fascinating history which is in evidence almost everywhere you go. From world heritage sites and gypsy caves to Arabic baths, cathedrals and mosques, Granada is a city that everyone should visit at least once.
Granada is the cultural capital of the region and the city has maintained its traditional Spanish feel and culture, mixed with an authentic and lively bar and music scene. Here you will enjoy one of the few places in Spain to still maintain the ‘free tapas’ tradition in its bars.
If you are travelling as a couple, in a group or alone, Granada is the perfect city and we know you will fall in love with Granada just as we did.
Beautiful rooms in the most traditional of properties.
A simply stunning Carmen (Villa) with comfortable rooms, large communal areas, ample gardens and a pool.
Its a touch of traditional luxury and the perfect place to spend a week even without the yoga.
Things to do
A selection of acitvities available at this venue.
Prices & availability
We can offer 4 or 5 and 9 or 10 Night Retreats
Getting There and Away
Granada has its own Airport with easyJet flights direct from London Gatwick
Or you can fly to Malaga Airport, which offers cheap flights from most of the UKs major airports
Fly direct to Granada Airport (25min transfer) from London Gatwick with easyJet
Fly direct to Malaga Airport (1hr 30min transfer) from all major UK airports on many budget carriers
For hassle free Transfers contact us and we'll arrange the most suitable option for you
Granada airport, we offer a private or shared taxi service
Malaga airport, we've created an easy guide to the regular coach service to Granada
Granada is an ancient town and not particularly car friendly. Once here there is no need for a car as everything is within easy walk the Carmen
Granada train station is a 20 minute walk from the Carmen and its possible to take a train to Granada from most major Spanish cities