TGF Rated Review – DDG Eco Retreat
I was very fortunate this week to be able to visit and review the DDG Eco Retreat in Casares Spain. Life is hectic and so it was very nice to take some time out to just relax and be at one with nature.
Set in natural woodland with views over the Med to Gibraltar and North Africa, DDG Retreat provides guests with a perfect escape from the stresses and strains of modern day life. Inspired by the owners’ extensive travels, the Retreat is made up of 5 boutique casas that have been constructed with regard for the environment in mind.
Where possible, sustainable materials have been used, local craftsmen have been included in the build process and clever planning and design ensured that despite being an intensively wooded site only three trees were lost during construction of the bungalows, a villa, swimming pool and leisure pavilion, tennis court and restaurant area.
“Trying to fit everything we wanted into this site without losing trees or damaging roots was a real priority to us. Having been lucky enough to have travelled to more than 60 countries we very much appreciate the importance of our environment and of respecting local cultures. We have done everything we can here to ensure that our Retreat reflects our own personal principles. Our aim is to keep introducing new measures that are green though of course in a way that does not compromise the comfort of our guests, ” says Alex.
Other eco features at DDG include the use of bio waste tanks, rainwater harvesting for plant irrigation, recycling, use of eco cleaning products, conservative use of lighting, supporting local farmers in buying ingredients for their restaurant, offering organic wine options to guests and using their own-grown vegetables in cooking.
Whether you are looking for a romantic honeymoon destination or just a break away from everyday stresses DDG Eco Retreat is the place for you. I am already planning my next visit as I am lucky enough to be in a situation that it is only a short drive away!
For every booking confirmed this year the Retreat’s owner Alex and Olga will plant a new tree on their 4-hectare woodland site – and guests are being given the additional option of sponsoring their own tree which will be ready for planting during their stay and which will come complete with a commemorative name plaque.
TGF are grateful to the DDG team and can offer our readers a fantastic 20% offer if you stay at the Casa Adelfa for four nights or more up to the 20th July 2012.
TGF Rating – 5/5