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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
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

Located among mountainous woodlands and nature, Monchique Resort & Spa is a privately-owned hotel offering 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 trails in the area give you an opportunity to explore the surrounding hills. If you need to see the ocean, the beach is only a 20 minute drive away. 



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 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

  • People who never been on a wellness holiday before and would like to try it for the first time
  • 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. 

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Offers

  • 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)
  • Please contact us for personalised quote
  • For repeat clients to Monchique (booked via us): free room upgrade when available
This hotel is not fully available from 29/11/2020 until 31/03/2021. 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
£43
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.
£306
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.
£306
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.
£318
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.
£500
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.
£620
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.
£717
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, thermal water.   

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 

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 
  • Beginners Pilates
  • Core training
  • Circuit training
  • Fitball
  • Walking 
  • Fit Dance 
  • Bootcamp
  • Cross 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. 

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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.

Suite Monchique
Monchique Suites are as spacious as all other rooms but offer the best views in the resort. Located on the upper floors, Suite has a terrace with an outdoor furniture. 

Suite has a king-size bed, lounge with kitchen and dining area.

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. 

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 a food market and fine dining. Healthy options are available within the Wellness Menu's which you'll be automatically given as a Wellbeing Escapes guest. 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. Head to the Mezzanine Bar in the evening for a mocktail and live music. 

Mon-Chic
Mon-Chic
Provides a first class dining experience. Fresh fish and meat dishes are perfectly accompanied by a carefully chosen selection of Portuguese fine wines.
Mercado Culinario
Mercado Culinario
The main restaurant serves Portuguese and international dishes. Buffet breakfast and dinner is served here.
Cascata Bar
Cascata Bar
Poolside bar serving drinks, snacks and light lunches.

Location

Monchique Resort & Spa is located in the mountainous woodlands and enjoys views that this highest point of Algarve has to offer. If you like hiking then this is a right spot for you with plenty of trails. The town of Portimao is 15 min drive away with its cobbled street, history and culture. Nearest beach is Praia da Rocha which is 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?

Flexible pricing
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Our different pricing and packages allows you to pick the right option for you. Choose from booking on bed & breakfast basis with free spa credits at many of our resorts. Or go for one of our great value packages to pre plan your treatments and activities at discounted prices.
Value Added Benefits & Discounts
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We work hard to negotiate extra value for our clients with our benefits such as free spa credits or room discounts that you are unlikely to find anywhere else. Even from the hotel directly. We can do this because we are the largest and most established specialist wellbeing travel company.
Award winning service
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We have been operating for 12 years and know a thing or two about Wellbeing Holidays. We also take time to listen to what you want and research the best options for your needs. Many of our retreats have been visited by the team too. We will always try our best for you!