Silver Travel Advisor Partner - Macdonald Monchique Resort & Spa
Macdonald Monchique Resort & Spa is the only resort in this area of the Western Algarve in Portugal that combines 5-star hospitality and modern design with unspoilt surroundings and breath-taking views of the mountains and coast.
Featuring beautifully appointed suites, an indulgent spa, high-end dining options and a wealth of activities, available both in the resort and nearby, this idyllic retreat enjoys an enviable location in the ever-sunny woodlands in the western Algarve.
All 190 of Macdonald Monchique Resort & Spa the property’s suites measure 40 square metres and feature a separate living room and bedroom, each with floor-to-ceiling windows, two bathrooms (with bath and walk-in shower) plus a kitchenette and a furnished balcony. Panoramic suites provide stunning views over the surrounding area while accessible suites offer wheelchair friendly facilities. There’s a distinct emphasis on gastronomy and locally sourced ingredients with two restaurant choices year-round and four at peak times, plus menus which reflect the changing seasons.
Outstanding Spa and Fitness facilities
The outstanding, adults-only Spa area is inspired by the Algarve’s most valuable natural resources and the beauty of the surrounding mountains.
The spa offers a range of individually tailored treatments from international luxury spa brand ESPA – a pioneer in the science of natural beauty – as well as treatments from local brand Monchique Cosmetics, which uses local thermal water in its products to promote radiant skin.
The upscale facilities, including seven treatment rooms, combine to create a stylish spa that harnesses the power of nature to create a sensory experience like no other. Two hours access to the superb spa facilities start at €35 and include:
- Indoor pool with hydro massage
- Himalayan salt wall sauna
- Rainforest showers
- Ice chamber
- Aroma grotto
- Steam room
A high-end gym facilitates personal workouts while Stretch, Pilates, Aquafit and Zumba classes are offered at no extra cost. Yoga and meditation classes with expert instruction start at €5 a session.
A natural high
Macdonald Monchique Resort & Spa has two swimming pools – one for adults only – while more active guests have a whole spectrum of choices. Daily nature walks are offered – guided or self-guided with supplied maps – including to the nearby thermal springs which date back to Roman times that provide the very alkaline, very soft and pure Monchique drinking water. Longer hikes take you into the Monchique village, the local distillery or mountain viewpoints. Partner companies offer road, downhill, mountain and e-biking (guided or with maps provided) from €30 a day. The resort is officially recognized as a bike-friendly hotel with bike storage and cleaning facilities plus a mini-workshop; Mark Cavendish and five other World Tour cyclists have been guests at the property. Golf at award-winning courses, horse-riding and surfing can also be easily arranged.
Whichever way you choose to be active or to simply relax, at Macdonald Monchique Resort & Spa, it’s easy to reach your natural high.
Read how Silver Travel Advisor’s Gill Haynes hit the trails and a natural high during a stay at the MacDonald Monchique Resort and Spa.
Leisure Activity options at Macdonald Monchique
Free access to the stunning Thermal Suite
Book three or more nights at the Macdonald Monchique Resort & Spa and enjoy two relaxing hours in the superb Thermal Suite for free (worth €35pp), with aroma and steam rooms, sauna, foot spa, rainforest and storm showers, ice cave, heated loungers and the indoor pool look forward to.
Valid 2018 and 2019 excluding July and August.
To book, call +351 2822 40130 (UK: 01506 815123) or email firstname.lastname@example.org quoting your special code SILTRAV