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portugal

portugal

Too much of coastal Portugal has been covered in enormous resorts but there are still one or two gorgeous, wild corners for you to enjoy. 

  • Algarve - excellent wellness resorts and family beach resorts
  • Costa Vicentina - laid back yoga and surfing spot
  • Sintra - sophisticated golf and spa resort
  • Madiera - great value 4 star resort for those who like being active

For families, we have two superb beach resort options in the Algarve:  Pine Cliffs, and the slightly more sophisticated (and expensive) Martinhal Beach Resort

For those seeking health and wellbeing in the Algarve, we recommend the stylish and contemporary Epic Sana or, for more medically orientated programmes, we recommend Longevity at Vilalara Thalassa Resort.

Near the gorgeous historic town of Sintra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, there's the regal Penha Longa Golf & Spa Resort and overlooking the Atlantic on the west coast there's the laid back Monte Velho Nature Resort in a National Park - great for yoga and surfing. 

Madeira is another great year round destination.  We recommend Galosol for both families and adults who like to be active and enjoy the great outdoors.

All are perfect for a quick getaway, particularly if you like year round sunshine and gorgeous beaches - or would like to try - surfing, hiking, biking, golf or yoga or embark upon a wellness programme.

Weather and seasons

Located on the Atlantic coast Portugal’s weather is affected by this vast body of water.  With long, hot summers and temperatures reaching well in to the 40s you are almost guaranteed sun throughout the Summer. Winters tend to be milder and due to the Atlantic rain is not uncommon, but you can still expect many warm, sunny days.  Definitely T-shirt weather, even in December.

Everything else

  • Flying time from London:  approx 2 hours
  • Currency:  Euro
  • Language:  Portuguese
  • Visa requirements:  Not applicable for EU citizens
  • Time difference:  GMT +1

5 night yoga holiday, Algarve coast

From £754 per person

Combine yoga classes with spa treatments and luxury accommodation on Portugal's beautiful Algarve coast. More

5 night wellness programme Algarve

From £715 per person
Enjoy a 5 night wellness programme on the coast staying at 5 star Pine Cliffs, and return home refreshed, relaxed and rejuvenated.  More

5 night fitness programme Algarve

From £595 per person
Enjoy a 5 night fitness booster on the coast staying at 5 star Pine Cliffs, and return home in better shape and motivated to remain so.   More

7 night cleansing detox

From £1,405 per person

Cleansing your body is the first step to improving your health, increasing vitality, and restoring body and mind balance. More

7 night bootcamp

From £1,949 per person

The Sayanna Epic Bootcamp will get you in to shape and, importantly, motivate you to stay fit when you return home. More

7 night group training in fitness classes - Madeira

From £595 per person

Great value hotel in Madeira with over 10 daily health and fitness classes.  More

5 night 'yoga discovery' at six senses douro valley

From £1,425 per person

Combines private sessions of hatha yoga, meditation and pranayama (breath regulation) with spa treatments.  More

4 night yoga break on Portugese Riviera

From £600 per person

A fabulous combination of luxury accommodation, daily yoga, sandy beach and a Banyan Tree spa. More

 

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casa carvalho

casa carvalho


algarve, portugal    7 Night Villa Rental From £1,025

A charming and comfortable villa set in sheltered gardens, Casa Carvalho is just a short walk from Praia do Carvalho; one of the Algarve’s many stunning sandy beaches.

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martinhal beach resort

martinhal beach resort


algarve, portugal    7 nights from £725

The recently opened Martinhal Beach Resort & Hotel has ambitions to be recognised as the finest luxury family resort in Europe.

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pine cliffs

pine cliffs


algarve, portugal    7 nights from £625

Pine Cliffs is located in the most southern region of Portugal, the Algarve, famous for its almost constant sunshine and long sandy beaches. Perfect for families.

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cascade resort

cascade resort


algarve, portugal    7 nights from £725

Enjoying a gorgeous cliff-top location on the beautiful Algarve coast, Cascade Wellness & Lifestyle Resort is an excellent 5 star hotel offering luxury accommodation and a selection of health and fitness programmes.

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longevity at vilalara thalassa resort

longevity at vilalara thalassa resort


algarve, portugal    5 nights from £620

The experts at Longevity have found a beautiful new beach-side home at Vilalara Thalassa Resort for their highly regarded wellness programmes.

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epic sana

epic sana


algarve, portugal    7 nights from £695

Epic Sana offers an excellent selection of wellness programmes from its beautiful cliff top location overlooking the spectacular Praia de Fal�sia beach.

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vila vita parc

vila vita parc


algarve, portugal    7 nights from £925

Set in over 50 acres of wonderful, mature sub-tropical gardens, this 5 star family resort over-looks a dramatic rocky coastline and benefits from one of the most secluded private beaches in Portugal.

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villa o pomar

villa o pomar


algarve, portugal    7 nights villa rental from £5,320

Spacious, high quality 6 bedroom villa surrounded by forty acres of fruit trees with a private tennis court, and enjoying far reaching views. Perfect for two families sharing or a large group of friends.

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villa balbina

villa balbina


algarve, portugal    7 nights villa rental from £6,695

Sitting just above a glorious semi-private sandy beach, 5 bedroom Villa Balbina provides luxury accomodation, great entertaining space and lots of facilities to keep all ages happy.

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vidamar

vidamar


algarve, portugal    7 nights villa rental from £1,170

The beachside townhouses at Vidamar provide the perfect combination of an independent villa holiday with easy access to the facilities and services of a family resort hotel.

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casa da filipa

casa da filipa


algarve, portugal    7 nights villa rental from £4,320

Set right above and with direct access to a wide sandy beach, this large 9 bedroom villa was purpose built for entertaining by a member of the Portuguese royal family. A great place for a large house party for a group of friends or two or more families sharing.

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vista bonita

vista bonita


algarve, portugal    7 Night Villa Rental From £2,430

A lovely house for a large family, this luxury villa in the Algarve is an easy drive from beaches and golf courses, and has its own games room, tennis court, swimming pool and separate splash pool.

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casa algodao

casa algodao


algarve, portugal    7 nights villa rental from £1,432

With views down to the bay, 3 bedroom Casa Algodao is a sweet villa, perfect for a relaxing holiday. And just 1km from the beach, shops and restaurants of Praia da Luz.

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sandy bay cottage

sandy bay cottage


algarve, portugal    7 nights villa rental from £1,359

With painted roof rafters, cool tiled floors, and gorgeous coastal views, theres a real beach house feel to this airy little 4 bedroom cottage.

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anantara vilamoura

anantara vilamoura


algarve, portugal    7 nights from £969

The first Anantara hotel in Europe, this luxury Algarve resort will open in April 2017 and promises a very special holiday experience with Asian-influences throughout from the culinary experiences to the tuks-tuks to take you to the sandy beach.

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longevity vilamoura

longevity vilamoura


algarve, portugal    7 nights from £965

Longevity Cegonha Country Club is set to be a fabulous new addition to the Spa and Wellness offerings on Portugal's beautiful Algarve coast.

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monchique resort and spa

monchique resort and spa


algarve, portugal    7 nights from £750

Nestled amongst peaceful rolling hills, Macdonald Monchique Resort & Spa is a great value option for a health and fitness holiday - or to simply kick back and relax in the sunshine and enjoy an extensive array of spa treatments - away from the touristy part of the Algarve.

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palacio estoril

palacio estoril


cascais, portugal    5 nights from £725

A testament to understated 1930's elegance, Pal�cio Estoril is located on the Portuguese Riviera, surrounded by manicured gardens and with magnificent sea views.

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monte velho nature resort

monte velho nature resort


costa vicentina, portugal    per night from £100

A colourful hilltop coastal farmhouse, in Costa Vincentina National Park and surrounded on all sides by beautiful rolling hills, with awesome views of the ocean and just minutes away from the sensational beaches of the wild west coast.

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feelviana

feelviana


douro valley, portugal    7 nights from £695

Situated on the beach, and surrounded by the dramatic scenery of the Northern Portuguese coast, FeelViana is a great hotel for those seeking outdoor action and adventure.

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six senses douro valley

six senses douro valley


douro valley, portugal    7 nights from £1,995

Six Senses Douro Valley, formerly a 19th century manor house, has been beautifully converted into a contemporary, luxury hotel with a fantastic spa and a selection of rejuvenating wellness programmes.

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quinta matilde

quinta matilde


douro valley, portugal    7 nights villa rental from £2,400

An unique, contemporary villa surrounded by 8,000 sq.m of land and all the 4 en-suite double bedrooms as well as the social areas, have been designed to enjoy the spectaculr views of Douro Valley.

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galomar

galomar


madeira, portugal    7 nights from £735

Galomar has opened its doors again after undergoing a massive refurbishment. The result is an excellent value, adult-only wellness hotel on the cliffs of Madeira.

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galosol

galosol


madeira, portugal    7 nights from £735

A cliff top 4 star hotel offering excellent value for money and an amazing selection of complimentary daily health and fitness classes, plus an array of adventure sports.

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alpino atlantico

alpino atlantico


madeira, portugal    7 nights from £625

Hotel Alpino Atla?ntico is a small boutique style 4 star hotel, for adults only, perched on a 30m cliff and enjoying commanding views over the Atlantic Ocean.

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vidamar madeira

vidamar madeira


madeira, portugal    7 nights half board from £795

Good value, contemporary family friendly hotel with spectacular ocean views and a huge selection of facilities and services to keep everyone active and entertained, whatever their age.

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belmond reids palace

belmond reids palace


madeira, portugal    7 nights from £1,250

Set in glorious subtropical gardens overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, the legendary Belmond Reids Palace in Madeira is the island's most luxurious hideaway.

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penha longa

penha longa


sintra, portugal    7 nights from £835

This regal hotel was built in the 14th century and sits in magnificent gardens surrounded by pretty lakes with breathtaking views of the Sintra Mountains. This resort will suit those looking to enjoy playing golf on a top-class course and those looking to be pampered at the Six Senses Spa.

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