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monchique resort and spa

7 nights from £750 monchique resort and spa algarve

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.

The Algarve offers something for everyone, from mountain walks, mountain biking and horseriding to surfing and dolphin watching, not to mention its award-winning golf courses and beautiful beaches. And, thanks to the region’s temperate climate, almost everything is available all year round. And at Macdonald Monchique Resort & Spa you can enjoy complimentary health and fitness classes (approx 6 per day), a selection of tailored wellness programmes, plus yoga, pilates and meditation.  
The hilltop resort is contemporary in style with soft tones and clean lines and there is plenty of space to soak up the breathtaking surroundings.  The all-suite accommodation is exceptionally spacious and offers a selection of options, including self-catering.
If you are looking for a short haul spa and fitness holiday in glorious countryside and not far from the beach, this could be the perfect choice for you!  The beautiful Restinga Beach, just 20 minutes away, is one of the largest, most picturesque beaches on the south coast. Set on a peninsula, this long, golden-sand beach is backed by dunes and looks out over blue, crystal-clear waters.  Bookings for sun loungers on the beach and tables for lunch can be made via the hotel's reception desk, so you can spend a relaxing morning lounging in the sun (or surfing!) before enjoying freshly cooked seafood from Restinga’s beachfront terrace.
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7 nights in a Patio Suite (double bedroom with separate living room) from £750 per person sharing (low season) and from around £1,175 in high season. Single occupancy from £995 to around £1,655.  Price includes:

  • Accommodation on a bed a breakfast basis
  • One personal training session or private yoga class
  • Complimentary daily health an fitness classes (approx 6 per day, such as AquaFit, Core training, Cross training, Fitball, Pilates, Stretching, Walking Tours and Zumba) 
  • Flights and private airport transfers


The well appointed, spacious suites all feature private furnished terraces or balconies, many with uninterrupted views of the mountains and ocean. Boasting plenty of natural light, thanks to the floor-to-ceiling windows, guests can choose from Patio Suites and Panoramic Suites, whilst families can choose from Family and Self-Catering Suites.

All suites have:

  • 2 HD flat screen TVs
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi – each room has its own signal
  • Air-conditioning
  • Welcome Pack – water/coffee/tea
  • Monchique toiletries
  • Outdoor table and chairs
  • Telephone
  • Terrace or balcony

Getting here

It's a 45 minute drive from Faro airport.  We can organise your airport transfers or car hire for you - whichever you prefer.


Activities within the resort and nearby include:

  • Aquafit
  • Bird watching
  • Core training
  • Dolphin watching
  • Fitball
  • Fitness training
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Horse riding
  • Kids' club
  • Meditation
  • Mountain biking
  • Paddle boarding
  • Pilates
  • Spa treatments
  • Surfing
  • Walking tours
  • Wellness programmes
  • Yoga
  • Zumba

5 night yoga and spa break, Algarve 

From £785 per person

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5 night fitness break, Algarve 

From £785 per person

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Monchique Resort & Spa has something for all ages, thus ensuring that everyone will be kept occupied and happy.

Families are accommodated in the 'family wing' comprising fully equipped family suites and child-friendly restaurants, a family pool, and lots of activities and entertainment on offer in the kids' club and outdoor playzone.
Monchique is perfectly situated away from the Algarve’s busy, built-up resorts, yet close to many of the region’s finest beaches, theme parks and sporting facilities, as well as beautiful woodland trails – so we can help you tailor your holiday to your family’s needs.
The dedicated family building offers 40m2 Family Suites or Self Catering Suites that can comfortably accommodate two adults and two children.  With uninterrupted views of the surrounding mountains, the suites come with furnished balconies or terraces and feature a bedroom with a king-size bed and a separate living room with a sofa-bed. They also come with a fully equipped kitchenette, a bathroom and a separate shower room.
To make your arrival as easy and hassle free as possible, you’ll find handy welcome privisions waiting for you in your suite, with essentials such as bread, milk and tea.  Furthermore, all children receive a special surprise pack, featuring toys and games. 
Parents will also be pleased to know that child-friendly dishes and children’s menus are available in the resort restaurants, and the casual Italian restaurant, Pizzaria da Serra, is located in the family building and features a spacious terrace overlooking the pool and mountains.
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