Wellness News from Algarve Tourism

With its 300 days of sunshine a year, clean air refreshed by Atlantic breezes, and proximity to the UK and Ireland, Algarve is a great choice for a wellness break, or a little R & R.

From 50% off treatments at top hotels during Algarve Spa week, to brand new Farm House retreats, top of the range wellness facilities, new spa programmes for teens and kids, here is a round-up of all thing’s wellness in Algarve, Portugal.

Algarve Spa Week – April & October 2020

Algarve Spa Week is back for 2020 and visitors can enjoy 50% discount on all treatments at participating hotels in April and October 2020. Expect amazing prices, exclusive treatments and top spa facilities.

First in-house retreats at Vila Monte Farm House

Located in Olhao, in the Eastern Algarve, Vila Monte will launch their first in-house series of retreats in 2020.

The retreats will be led by three facilitators, Janet Shook, a wellness curator for Vila Monte Farm House; Luisa Peres, specializing in the healing through elements of nature and Karim Fadali, yoga expert and an avid explorer of astrological charts.

28 January – 2 February: Journeying to Inner Peace includes yoga meditation, nature walks and meditations, journaling, flower essence healing and shamanic voyaging. A three- night programme costs €754.80 per person.

18 – 23 February: Nurturing your True Self includes Kundalini yoga & meditation, dance of the elements, nature hikes and nature healing nutritional support and guidance. A three- night programme costs €754.80 per person.

17 – 22 March: We are Stardust includes guided star-gazing sessions to get familiarized with the visible constellations and planets, talks on astrological chart’s fundamental principles, application of esoteric astrology, yoga and meditation practices and explore creation myths of yogic traditions. A three- night programme costs €850.00 per person.

A special menu has also been developed for these retreats from locally sourced products providing vegan and gluten free meals with super foods at in house A Terra restaurant. www.vilamonte.com

Just Opened – The Longevity Health & Wellness Hotel in Alvor

On 1st October 2019 the 5* Longevity Health & Wellness Hotel in Alvor opened. This state-of-the-art wellness centre is the first of its kind embracing modern integrative and regenerative medicine with the most advanced wellness and preventative diagnostics, therapies and programmes.
As the name suggests, Longevity’s USP is its thorough anti-ageing regime. A fleet of doctors, nutritionists and fitness trainers are at each guest’s disposal and will create individually tailored programmes.
Opening on 1st December is the Detox & Relax wet area circuit consisting an Infra-Red Sauna, Hammam, Ice Fountain, Epson Salt Room, Sensations Showers, Relaxing Room, Indoor heated Himalayas Salt Detox Pool and Sensation relax pool. www.longevityalvor.com/en

New Kids Spa and Family Spa Programme offered at Vidamar Resort Hotel

The Vidamar Resort Hotel Algarve has designed a spa programme especially for families with children from 6-11 years old to enjoy and create memorable moments.

The Parents & Kids’ SPA programme for one adult and child includes: 1 back and leg massage (25 min.) 1 mini-facial treatment (25 min.), unlimited access to the fitness room for the adults , Accommodation in double room with 1 extra-bed with daily buffet breakfast; daily family dinner (drinks not included);Unlimited access to the indoor heated salt water pool for the adults and children; and Family welcome VIP, in room, upon arrival.

The ‘Parents & Kids’ SPA Programme 2 nights stay package from €339.00 per room for 2 adults and 1 child or 2 nights stay package from €474.00 per room for 2 adults and 2 children. www.vidamarresorts.com/resort-algarve

Vila Vita Parc Resort & Spa Launches a New Concept with London-based fitness expert

The prestigious clifftop resort, Vila Vita Parc Resort & Spa – located in the beautiful central Algarve has launched a new concept, ‘VITAL Wellness’ designed in partnership, with Harry Jameson, London’s go to health and fitness specialist, and a Teen Wellness Programme.

VITAL Wellness encapsulates Vila Vita Parc’s commitment to supporting and encouraging health, wellness, nutrition and vitality throughout the hotel’s eleven restaurants, spa, and sporting activities. This year they launched a Teen Wellness Programme, designed to educate young adults aged 13 to 18 years of age.

The Vila Vita Parc is a 5-star luxury hotel and resort with 170 rooms, suites and villas, a Michelin-starred restaurant and 11 restaurants, bars, a spa, private yacht, wine cellar and a range diversified sports and leisure activities. www.vilavitaparc.com/en

memmo Baleeira in Sagres Launches First Wellness Retreat in 2020

memmo Baleeira has long been a destination for nature and wellness, with surfing, trekking and biking at the heart of any experience in Sagres. In 2020 memmo Baleeira will launch The Detox Programme; an innovative programme to restore, rejuvenate and recover. The retreat includes specialist detox lunches with seasonal and healthy ingredients and treatments range from detoxing facials to lymphatic drainage, with the aim of energising the body and removing toxins.

The programme includes the use of the hotel’s spa facilities and members are also encouraged to rejuvenate in the surrounding nature of the wild Costa Vicentina. Activity is key, so whether it’s trekking the ancient trails, surfing in the Atlantic, cycling along the cliffs to explore further afield, yoga classes on the cliff tops, rock climbing or kayaking – memmo Baleeira can accommodate.

A three-day programme costs £280 per person including 2 night’s accommodation, half board, a 50- minute treatment, x2 yoga classes, daily detox drinks, use of spa. www.memmohotels.com

Notes to Editor:
The Algarve is the southernmost region in Portugal framed by a 200km coastline. Known for its promise of more than 300 days of sun per year, the region is home to award-winning beaches, authentic gastronomy and a range of outdoor activities from surfing to cycling, walking, and birdwatching that attracts thrill seekers, nature lovers alike. The Algarve’s 16 municipalities offer traditional and distinct experiences that allow for visitors to discover its rich heritage as a region.

For further information on The Algarve, please visit: www.visitalgarve.pt or http://www.algarvepromotion.pt/en/