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Monchique Resort & Spa

Monchique (Algarve), Faro, Portugal

Monchique Resort & Spa
Monchique Resort & Spa
Monchique Resort & Spa
Monchique Resort & Spa
Monchique Resort & Spa
Monchique Resort & Spa
Monchique Resort & Spa
Monchique Resort & Spa
Monchique Resort & Spa
Monchique Resort & Spa
Monchique Resort & Spa
Monchique Resort & Spa
Monchique Resort & Spa
Monchique Resort & Spa
Monchique Resort & Spa
Monchique Resort & Spa

Overview

Nestled among mountainous woodlands and nature, Monchique Resort & Spa offers an idyllic environment to kick back and relax away from the touristy part of the Algarve. The resort is focused on 4 main pillars for its guests - wellness, nature, gastronomy and sports activities. The spa has excellent facilities, in particular the Sensorial Spa Thermal Circuit that allows for a detoxifying and rejuvenating experience. Hiking and cycling trails in the area give you an opportunity to explore the surrounding hills and the beach is just a 20 minute drive! There's no better place to practice yoga then the hotels yoga deck located in a forested valley surrounded by the sounds of nature.

**The hotel will be closed for Winter season between 01 December 21 - 05 March 22**

When to go

The Algarve is generally mild all year round. The hottest months are June to September.
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What we love

  • The detoxifying Monchique Mountain spring water which is the most alkaline in Portugal 
  • Nearby village of Monchique with it's quaint cobbled streets and natural thermal waters  
  • Outdoor activities and walks - great for nature lovers!

Who should go

  • Wellness holiday newbies who would like to experience some light wellness
  • Nature lovers and people who wish to stay in a peaceful environment
  • Solo travellers who love spending their time in the spa and indulging in spa treatments. 

Offers

  • 15% discount on accommodation between 06-31 October, min stay 2 nights. Must be booked by 20 October 21
  • Early Booking Offer - book by 30 April 22 and receive 15% on accommodation. Valid for stays between 05 March 22 - 31 December 22
  • FREE spa credit of €25 per person to spend in the spa (min 3 nights, without pre-booked spa programme) 
  • FREE spa credit of €30 per person to spend in the spa (min 3 nights, with pre-booked spa programme) 
  • FREE daily access to Thermal Spa Circuit (worth approximately €20 a day, with pre-booked spa programme)
  • For repeat clients to Monchique (booked via us): free room upgrade when available
Have a question?
This hotel is not fully available from 01/12/2021 until 05/03/2022. Please email or call us on +44 (0)20 3735 7555 to find our more details about availability.

Bed & Breakfast Stay

Just the hotel, no programmes
£40
per person
Free spa credit

Meditation Booster

Minimum stay 3 nights. Meditation booster is a great introductory to mindfulness and meditation. Enjoy 2 private chakra meditations and well as spa treatments and access to group classes and activities.
£284
per person

Fitness Booster

Minimum 3 nights stay. Our signature fitness booster programme is perfect if you prefer staying active on your holiday but want to enjoy some proper R&R time too. Programme includes a wellness consultation, one spa treatment and 2 private fitness session of your choice.
£284
per person

Wellbeing Booster

Minimum 3 nights stay. Our signature wellbeing booster programme promises to relax your body and soothe your soul. Enjoy your arrival wellness consultation, 2 spa treatments and 1 private activity of your choice.
£295
per person

Flexible Fitness

Our signature flexible fitness programme gives you a choice of one daily private fitness activity for 4 day. Each class is 60 minutes long and you can mix and match the way you like. Increase your overall fitness, try something new or simply have fun! Minimum stay is 4 nights.
£464
per person

Intensive Fitness and Conditioning

Minimum stay 4 nights. This programme is designed for those who are serious about being fit and active. Package includes running and cycling opportunities and 3 private PT sessions. We have added 1 sports massage so you can soothe those aching muscles.
£574
per person

Comprehensive Wellbeing Booster

Comprehensive Wellbeing Booster programme is for those who wish to maximise their spa experience. Programme includes a wellness consultation, 5 spa treatments and 1 private fitness activity of your choice. Minimum stay is 7 nights.
£665
per person

Wellness

High up in the hills of Monchique, you can find everything you need to relax deeply. The Sensorial Spa is inspired by the Algarve’s natural resources and the beauty of the surrounding mountains offers an experience of pure rejuvenation and relaxation. It uses the luxury brand ESPA as well as its own Monchique products which contain local, alkalizing, thermal waters.   

Facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, indoor swimming pool, hydro pool, 8 treatment rooms, sauna with Himalayan rock salt wall, aroma steam room, aroma cabin, foot bath, themed tropical showers, heated loungers and 2 relaxation rooms.

Example treatments at Monchique Resort & Spa
  • Advanced skin radiance facial 
  • Aromatherapy massage 
  • Deep muscle massage
  • Invigorating foot massage 

Activities

Activities available at resort
  • Hiking
  • Cycling 
  • Spa
  • Pool
  • Group fitness activties

Activities available at the surrounding area
  • Walk to the quaint village of Monchique 
  • Visit the local thermal baths
  • The beaches are 20 minutes drive away
  • Visit the beautiful beachfront town of Lagos 

Typical Group Classes

  • Beginners Yoga 
  • Forest bathing 
  • Meditation 
  • Guided walks
  • Volleyball
  • Stretching
  • Aqua aerobics
  • Core training 

Sample Weekly Class Schedule

Please note - Classes are subject to change and seasonal adjustments


Rooms

There are 190 huge suites in total. Each suite is the same size either on the ground or first floor. Hotel is split into 3 blocks. Block 3 is only for self catering purposes. All our clients will stay in block A or B. Block A is more suitable for a single traveller as it is more quiet. All catering outlets are located in block B. Hotel will try to allocate our single travellers into Block A (subject to availalbity). 


Patio Suite with Balcony
The Patio suites with Balcony boasts 60 m2, with a king-size bed, plus a sofa bed in the lounge, and a kitchenette and dining area. 

Balcony with an inland view is furnished with table and 2 chairs.

Each suite has 2 separate bathrooms, one with the bathtub and a second one with a shower.

Facilities include 2 flat screen TVs (one in the bedroom and one in the living room), air conditioning, telephone, fridge, dishwasher, microwave, crockery and cutlery, toiletries, hairdryer, bathrobe and complimentary Wi-Fi. 

Patio Suite with Terrace

The Patio Suites with Terrace boasts 60 m2, with either a king-size or twin beds, plus a sofa bed in the lounge, and a kitchenette and dining area. 

Balcony with an inland view is furnished with sun loungers. 

Each suite has 2 separate bathrooms, one with the bathtub and a second one with a shower.

Facilities include 2 flat screen TVs (one in the bedroom and one in the living room), air conditioning, telephone, fridge, dishwasher, microwave, crockery and cutlery, toiletries, hairdryer, bathrobe and complimentary Wi-Fi. 

Panoramic Suite with Balcony
The Panoramic Suites are 60 m2. They are located on the first floor of the hotel with a private balcony overlooking the mountains and surrounding woodland.

Balcony is furnished with table and 2 chairs.

They have either a king-size or twin beds, lounge with kitchen and dining area.  

Each suite has 2 separate bathrooms, one with the bathtub and second one with a shower.

Facilities include 2 flat screen TVs, air conditioning, telephone, fridge, coffee machine, toiletries, hairdryer, bathrobe and complimentary Wi-Fi. 

Panoramic Suite with Terrace
The Panoramic Suites are 60 m2. They are located on the ground floor of the hotel with a private, furnished terrace with sun-loungers, overlooking the mountains and surrounding woodland.

Balcony is furnished with sun loungers. 

They have either a king-size bed or twin beds, plus a sofa bed in the lounge, with a kitchenette and dining table in the dining area.

Each suite has 2 separate bathrooms, one with the bathtub and second one with a shower.

Facilities include 2 flatscreen TVs, air conditioning, telephone, fridge, dishwasher, microwave, crockery and cutlery, Nespresso coffee machine, kettle, toiletries, hairdryer, bathrobe and complimentary Wi-Fi plus sun-loungers on the terrace.

What’s on the menu

When it comes to dining, Monchique Resort & Spa offers a range of gastronomic treats in its restaurants. Options range from a fresh breakfast buffet to pizzeria and fine dining. Healthy options are available within the Wellness Menu's which you'll be automatically given as a Wellbeing Escapes guest. Head to the Mezzanine Bar in the evening for a mocktail and live music. Waterfall, bar located next to the pool,  will keep you going during the day with its drinks, snacks and light meals. Please note that there are no places to go out and have a dinner within walking distance so we encourage our clients to book at least half board. 

** Pizzeria and Mezzanine Bar are closed at the moment **

Mountain Range
Mountain Range
This restaurant is inspired by local products and traditional mountain booking delivering the best of Algarve regions. Fresh fish is also on menu.
Mercado Culinario
Culinary Market
The main restaurant serves Portuguese and international dishes. Your breakfast will be served here. Breakfast is a buffet style.
Cascata Bar
Mezzanine Bar
An elegant cocktail bar where you can chill after your busy day. Enjoy aperitif before dinner, listen to live music or just simply enjoy mountain views.

Location

Monchique Resort & Spa is located at the highest altitude in the Algarve and is surrounded by mountainous woodlands for spectacular views . If you like hiking then this is a right spot for you with plenty of accessible trails directly from the resort. The town of Portimao is just a 15 min drive away with its cobbled street, history and culture. Nearest beach is Praia da Rocha just a 20 min drive away. Praia de Lagos and Prais de Alejzur are also accessible.

Nearest airport

The transfer time from Faro Airport is approx 1 hour by car. There are frequent flights to Faro throughout the year. The flight time is approximately 3 hours from London. 
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Families, Children & Infants

Everyone is welcome at Monchique Resort & Spa. Kids club is for kids from 4-12 years of age. These services are on request only and subject to availability. Families with kids are accommodated in a separate block with a swimming pool.

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Why Wellbeing Escapes?

Wellness experts
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Our team of wellness travel experts have visited the retreats themselves and include trained holistic therapists and yoga teachers. Their expertise in the wellness field and the retreats allow them to match you with the best retreat and programme for your individual needs.
Value added benefits and discounts
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As the most established specialist wellbeing travel company we are able to provide excellent added value with our exclusive benefits including reduced prices for single travellers, free spa credits, complimentary transfers plus free nights and additional benefits for our repeat clients.
Award winning service
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With over 15 years of experience, we have come to understand what our clients need from a wellbeing holiday. We treat each client as an individual and provide a personalised concierge service organising all aspects of your stay from spa and treatment programmes, transfers and flights with an efficient and friendly approach. Our continuous awards for customer service speak for themselves.