In 2017 there will be two 5 night retreats at Cugó Gran, Friday 28th April and Wednesday 4th 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 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.

Massage Treatments

For the two 45 minute treatments included in the retreat package we offer the MIJI KODO massage treatment from LI’TYA (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.


While there will be an emphasis on not doing too much and relaxing as much as possible, guests can take part in other activities; including yoga sessions; gut-friendly picnics and boat trips visiting some of Menorca’s most beautiful caves and beaches. Guests can also take walks, bike or horse ride along the many beautiful sections of the famous Camí de Cavalls – an ancient path which encircles the island.* (*horse-riding and guided bike rides have a small supplement)


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 2017

We have two confirmed 5-night Gut Makeover Retreats in 2017

Friday 28th April – Wednesday 3rd May 2017

Wednesday 4th October – Monday 9th October 2017


5 nights sharing occupancy €2,500 per person

5 nights single occupancy €3,000 per person

Prices include all accommodation, food & drink, airport transfers, two 45 minute spa treatments, Pilates’ instruction classes (including a one on one session), a one on one consultation with Jeannette Hyde, and group talks.

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

Please complete the form below, or contact Tamsin or Toby directly:

Tamsin Adlington        + 34 671 528 958 (English)                        

Toby Thornton             + 34 671 528 942 (English/Spanish)         

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

The Times  The Telegraph,, 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.