Monchique Resort & Spa

Monchique (Algarve), Faro, Portugal

Monchique Resort & Spa
Macdonald Monchique Resort & Spa
Macdonald Monchique Resort & Spa
Macdonald Monchique Resort & Spa
Macdonald Monchique Resort & Spa
Macdonald Monchique Resort & Spa
Macdonald Monchique Resort & Spa
Macdonald Monchique Resort & Spa
Macdonald Monchique Resort & Spa
Macdonald Monchique Resort & Spa
Macdonald Monchique Resort & Spa
Macdonald Monchique Resort & Spa
Macdonald Monchique Resort & Spa
Macdonald Monchique Resort & Spa
Macdonald Monchique Resort & Spa
Monchique Resort & Spa
Macdonald Monchique Resort & Spa
Macdonald Monchique Resort & Spa
Macdonald Monchique Resort & Spa
Macdonald Monchique Resort & Spa
Macdonald Monchique Resort & Spa
Macdonald Monchique Resort & Spa
Macdonald Monchique Resort & Spa
Macdonald Monchique Resort & Spa
Macdonald Monchique Resort & Spa
Macdonald Monchique Resort & Spa
Macdonald Monchique Resort & Spa
Macdonald Monchique Resort & Spa
Macdonald Monchique Resort & Spa
Macdonald 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. ** PLEASE NOTE: the resort is closed from 1st December - 15th March **

When to go

The Algarve is generally mild all year round. The hottest months are June to September.
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Jan
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Feb
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Mar
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Apr
22
May
25
Jun
29
Jul
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Aug
27
Sep
22
Oct
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Nov
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Dec

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  
  • Active Breath-work half day workshop created by Martin McNicholl that will lower stress levels and balance you.  

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. 

Programme and Offers

  • Reduced rates for single travellers
  • Free spa credit of € 30 per person for 2 persons sharing 1 room (valid for all stays of min. 3 nights, except July and August)
  • Free daily access to Thermal spa circuit (worth of € 20 p.p.p.d.)
  • For repeating clients: free room upgrade when available

Fitness Booster

Min. 3 nights, breakfast, sport
£711
2 adults
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Wellness Booster

Min. 3 nights, breakfast, spatreatments
£757
2 adults
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Meditation Booster

Min. 3 nights, activate breathwork day
£1,045
2 adults
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Comprehensive Wellbeing Booster

Min. 7 nights, full body massages
£1,751
2 adults
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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 

Fitness & Activities

Activities available at resort
  • Hiking
  • Cycling 
  • Tennis

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

  • Yoga (additional fee of €15 per class)
  • Pilates
  • Core training
  • Circuit training
  • Fitball
  • Stretching
  • Breathwork
  • Sound Journey

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. 


Macdonald Monchique Resort & Spa
Patio Suite
The Classic Suites are 60 m2. They are located on the ground floor of the hotel and lead directly out to a private patio terrace.

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. 

Macdonald Monchique Resort & Spa
Panoramic Suite
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.

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. 

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, family friendly pizzeria to a food market and fine dining. Healthy options are available within the ‘healthy lifestyle’ menus (If you are on a healthy board meal plan). 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 however there is not a kids club. Families with kids are accommodated in a separate block with a seperate swimming pool and pizza restaurant. 

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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!