****2018 DATES ANNOUNCED****




In 2018 we will be hosting 3 five night Gut Makeover Retreats at Cugo Gran:

Friday 27th April

Wednesday 6th June

Wednesday 10th October


The retreats will be hosted by leading Nutritionist Jeannette Hyde, author of ‘The Gut Makeover’ and ‘The Gut Makeover Recipe Book’.  Daily Pilates sessions will be provided by Bernadette Phillips, and a Rosalena Facial and LI’TYA massage treatments by Kim Holland.

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The Gut Makeover Retreat

‘The Gut Makeover Retreat’ at Cugó Gran is inspired by The Gut Makeover (published by Quercus Books), a cutting-edge eating plan designed to restore digestive health for optimal weight, as well as physical, emotional and mental balance. ‘There is a revolution happening right now in the nutrition world. Recent discoveries from leading researchers show that the state of our gut is central to our weight and health. So, if we want to look and feel good for the long term, we need a diet that creates a high-performance digestive system. We have entered the gut-health era of diet and nutrition, and it will be here for a long time,’ says Jeannette Hyde


Total Relaxation in 250-Acre Private Estate

To promote total relaxation, which contributes to digestive health, The Gut Makeover Retreat is set in the exquisite and luxurious surroundings of the private 250-acre estate of Cugó Gran, a full-service luxury villa, providing the services of a five-star hotel including chefs, butler, housemaids, driver, events co-ordinator, and house manager. The facilities include a 26-metre outdoor heated pool, a barbecue area, terraces for outdoor dining, a gym and massage treatment room. The stunning interiors, including 11 bedrooms (accommodating up to 22 guests) are influenced by the Mediterranean, the aesthetic is pared-back luxury with a focus on sumptuous beds and linens. Pale fabrics and floors are accentuated by splashes of colour from baskets of fresh local lemons to bouquets of flowers and herbs picked from the estate’s own lavender fields, greenhouses and herb gardens.

Mediterranean Cuisine

During ‘The Gut Makeover Retreat’ Jeannette will share her immense experience and nutritional knowledge with guests and will work closely with Cugó Gran’s Head Chef to devise delicious, gut-friendly meals inspired by vibrant and diverse real Mediterranean cuisine. All the ingredients used are of the highest quality and locally-sourced where possible, many of them originating from Cugó Gran’s own kitchen and herb gardens.


Mental and physical balance will be further enhanced through individual and group Pilates sessions with Bernadette Phillips who has worked with a host of celebrity clients to help them achieve their goals. Bernadette is particularly known for her sport-performance focused method, which helps people improve flexibility, core strength, and posture, and to recover from injuries. She will run both individual and group Pilates sessions with guests at Cugó Gran.

Li’tya Massage Treatment

The 45 minute Li’tya massage treatment included in the package is the MIJI KODO, which mean’s ‘Of the Earth’.

This rhythmic body massage is inspired by traditional Australian Aboriginal techniques which work to balance and re-align energy flow, enhancing mind and body wellness. A combination of pressure points and spiralling movements ground and uplift, working to relieve muscular aches and pains while leaving the body renewed and refreshed. A choice of native aromatic oils is prescribed to address your individual needs, to rejuvenate, harmonise or detoxify.

The products from LI’TYA are formulated using sustainably wild harvested, pure Australian botanicals and organic ingredients with guidance on the Indigenous plant knowledge & healing principles. We are proudly Australian made and owned & certified cruelty-free.

Rosalena Facial Treatment

This 45 minute treatment has been put together by Kim Holland.

Rosalena, is a range of beautiful & natural oil-based skincare made with 100% pure plant ingredients with no unnatural preservatives, parabens, or synthetic fragrances for glowing, healthy & radiant skin. Clean Beauty that delivers maximum results, everyday.

Rosalena’s hydrating oils penetrate into the skin cells along with added oil-soluble vitamins and antioxidants, right to where they are needed to nourish and hydrate skin. The molecules in natural plant oils are so fine that they are directly and quickly absorbed into the dermis, the skin layer that lies directly beneath the surface of the skin.



There will be organised walks each day to explore some of Menorca’s most beautiful caves and beaches.

Menorca has an incredible ancient path called the Cami de Cavalls that encircles the island and during the retreat clients will get to enjoy some of these sections.


Jeannette Hyde has now released “The Gut Makeover Recipe Book”

Over 100 carefully crafted, nutritious and gut-friendly recipes to make The Gut Makeover easier than ever.

Jeannette’s Recipe Book

Dates & Prices 2018

Friday 27th April – Wednesday 2nd May

Wednesday 6th June – Monday 11th June

Wednesday 10th October – Monday 15th October


5 nights sharing occupancy €2,500 per person

5 nights single occupancy €3,000 per person


Prices include:

All accommodation

All food & drink

Airport transfers

1 x 45 minute Li’tya spa treatment

1 x 45 minute Rosalena facial

4 group Pilates’ classes

1 Pilates one on one class

1 consultation (one on one) with Jeannette Hyde and group talks throughout the retreat


The retreat starts at lunch on the first day and ends after breakfast on the last day.

Guests eat together and meal times are set by Jeannette, with Breakfast between 8 – 9am, lunch at 1.30pm and dinner at 6.30pm.

Enquiries & Reservations

For further information or bookings, call us on +34 673 462 309 or info@cugogranmenorca.com

For articles online about The Gut Makeover Retreat please click on the publication below:

The Times  The Telegraph, QueenofRetreats.com, Spa.Kitchen

About Jeannette Hyde, BSc mBANT CNHC


Jeannette Hyde is a BSc-trained nutritional therapist working with individuals in a central London clinic as well as with companies on wellness programmes for staff.

A regular media and BBC commentator, Jeannette is at the forefront of her field in developing an accessible way to rebuild the microbiome (gut flora and balance); The Gut Makeover is the culmination of that.

About Bernadette Phillips


Bernadette has been instructing Pilates since qualifying as a mat work instructor in 2006. She turned to Pilates to help recover from a cracked vertebra and herniated disc in her lower back following a skiing accident and enjoyed the benefits so much that she trained as an instructor.

She has developed classes, with a sport-performance focused method, to help people improve flexibility, core strength, and posture, and to recover from injuries. She teaches individuals and group classes, and teaches children and teenagers to help with their posture and confidence. Based in Verbier she travels internationally to work with celebrity clients to help them achieve their goals.

About Kim Holland

LI'TYA treatments, massage, spa,

Kim trained at the leading UK beauty school Champneys in Hertfordshire, qualifying with the prestigious CIDESCO international diploma in 2000.  She then worked for two years at the “Day Spa of the Year,” Nirvana in Berkshire. She spent the next nine years at the UK’s “Most Excellent Spa” at the five red star Pennyhill Park Luxury Hotel and Spa in Surrey, treating celebrities and important figures including the victorious England rugby team during their preparation for the 2003 World Cup. Next came her own successful beauty and holistic centre, Isabela Beauty & Holistic Clinic which included a focus on stress management, palliative, and emotional support. Kim and her family moved to Menorca in 2014, and she recently joined the Cugo Gran team to open the new Buganvilla Retreat.

LI’TYA, means ‘Of the Earth’, and we offer a bespoke range of treatments for our guests that are based on modern and indigenous herbalism, aromatherapy and touch therapy from the traditional Australian Aboriginals.

The LI’TYA products are formulated using sustainably wild harvested, pure Australian botanicals and organic ingredients with guidance on the Indigenous plant knowledge & healing principles. They are proudly Australian made and owned & certified cruelty-free.