The Mind Makeover Retreat at Macdonald Monchique Resort & Spa

Change your life in ways you may never have thought possible on The Mind Makeover Retreat at Macdonald Monchique Resort & Spa. Losing weight, quit smoking or finding romance, there’s always something in our lives we want to change and the barriers keeping us from success are in the mind. This unique psychological programme works by combining state-of-the-art tools developed by expert coach Steve McKeown, a true master of mind-improvement, to enhance your personal and business performance.

Do you suffer with brain fog, lethargy, anxiety, lack of direction, aches and pains, minor (and some major) illnesses, skin disorders? Do you worry about your sleep, weight or lack of energy? Unmanaged thoughts adversely affect your energy and physical health. The connection between your brain and immune system has been proven; not managing your thoughts and beliefs can be ­detrimental to your health and well-being. Jump ahead now by joining The Mind Makeover Retreat with Steve McKeown in the beautiful Macdonald Monchique surrounded by enchanting woodlands and mountains in the Algarve, Portugal.

What's included

7 nights accommodation
Meal Plan Full board (healthy menu)
Transfers Return transfers (included, but optional)
Flights Flights available on request

2018 Retreat Dates

15 - 22 September

6 Day Mind Makeover Programme

Each day of the retreat will take place in a beautiful and relaxed, outdoor environment and will involve group mind therapy work, group activities and a personal spa treatment. The day to day inclusions follow below:

Day 1

  • Private initial consultation with Steve McKeown
  • Introduction to and welcome from both coaches
  • Evening group social meeting along with the coaches

Day 2

  • Beliefs and belief systems group session
  • FIT technique/ exercise
  • Group hypnosis session

Day 3

  • Cognition and the Inner voice
  • Suggestion and language formation
  • Law of reversed effort
  • Group hypnosis session

Day 4

  • Chronic stress and the Stressometer
  • Field dependency, independency and our locus of control
  • Internal and external belief spectrum
  • Group hypnosis session

Day 5

  • Anxiety and stress
  • Psychological affects and our immune system
  • Physiological catch 22
  • Normalisation of thoughts
  • Group hypnosis session

Day 6

  • Enabling beliefs and action
  • NLP time-line therapy to empower the past, present and future
  • Stepping stones and goal setting
  • Group hypnosis session


Also included:
- 1 x Spa treatment of your choice (60 min)
- A complimentary copy of Steve’s new book Mind in Mind
- Complimentary access to daily activities including: dance power, walking tours, Pilates, aqua fun and football (subject to weekly schedule & availability)
- Complimentary access to the gym



 Steve McKeown – International Mind Fixer

Therapist, Psychoanalyst, Hypnotherapist, NLP Practitioner, Motivational Coach, Business Coach, Life Coach, architect of ‘Dichotherapy’ and the ‘F.I.T. Technique’, as well as being an international author, Steve McKeown is a true master of mind-improvement, fully understanding the way humans are conditioned to think. With an unrivalled mental toolkit, he expertly guides both groups and individuals on their own unique journeys to massively-improved ways of thinking, thus helping them to realise enormous positive change in their lives.

Added Value

Exclusive for Health and Fitness Travel guests

  • €15 Spa credit voucher 


7 days from £2,225 pp Other durations available
15 Sep - 22 Sep 2018 £2,225 £2,590

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Location Overview

Macdonald Monchique Resort and Spa is beautifully secluded amid lush green woodlands and towering mountains in the western Algarve. This ever-sunny destination offers breath-taking panoramic coastal and alpine views away from busy built up tourist areas, and is near stunning beaches and the beautiful old village of Monchique. The Mountain of Monchique is the region's favourite mountain for hiking in nature.


With four restaurants, MacDonald Monchique Resort & Spa offers a range of gastronomic experiences from informal petiscos and pizza, to gourmet food markets and contemporary dining specialising in local fish and fine wine. It also boasts a chic cocktail bar and 2 elegant pool bars. Opening dates of restaurants and bars are seasonal.


Mon Chic: Serving seasonal local specialities of fresh fish and meats with delicate Portuguese fine wine, enjoy a contemporary dining experience alongside breath-taking mountain views.

O Mercado Culinário: With an extensive choice of national and international cuisine during breakfast, lunch and dinner. Enjoy an interactive experience watching the show cooking from the kitchen preparing a variety of delicious dishes.

A Petiscaria: Make the most of delectable traditional Portuguese cuisine with fresh local and seasonal ingredients.

Pizzaria da Serra: Featuring a beautiful outdoor dining area, indulge in the fresh produce of a typical Neapolitan-style pizzeria.


Mezzanine: With a lively atmosphere, frequent evening entertainment and ‘happy hour’ in the early evening, choose from a large array of drinks and relax with a cocktail at the Mezzanine cocktail bar.

Cascata Pool Bar: Enjoy a range of drinks, snacks and light lunches in this chilled-out bar next to the main pool. Cascata Pool Bar also serves bottled Monchique thermal water, renowned for its healing properties.

Água Pool Bar: Situated next to the family pool and children’s play area, this pool bar is perfect for casual family snacks and drinks.

Facilities & Services


Outdoor swimming pool
Spa (indoor swimming pool, thermal circuit, sauna, VIP relax room)
24/7 fitness centre
Kids club
Gift shop
Certified Bikotel
Private parking
Conference room
Children’s play area


Air conditioning
Wi-Fi in all areas
Private parking
24 hour reception
Rent a car


- Cycling
- Surfing
- Paddle boarding
- Golf
- Horse riding
- Badminton
- Football
- Water polo
- Archery
- Tile painting
- Pottery
- Medronho’s distillery tour
- Wine tasting
- Nature walks

Wellness Facilities

The spa

The adult only Macdonald Monchique Sensorial Spa takes its inspiration from the outstanding raw natural beauty and landscapes of the Algarve. With an array of carefully crafted individual treatments from luxury spa brand ESPA and treatments from local brand Monchique cosmetics, you will leave the spa feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. Through harnessing the power of nature, the spa incorporates local thermal water into the treatments to leave skin youthful and radiant. It features 8 attractive treatment rooms and a range of upscale nature-inspired facilities, including a Himalayan salt wall sauna, sensorial showers, an ice chamber and an aroma grotto.

Wellness Approach

Encompassing an all-round approach to wellness, the Macdonald Monchique Resort & Spa utilises its beautiful natural surroundings to inspire every activity and treatment. The power of nature will aid in revitalising the body, mind and soul allowing each individual to tailor their own retreat to their personal preferences. Whether you’re an adventurer, a calm meditator, or searching for family fun, this luxury healthy holiday is sure to maximise well-being through the four pillars of wellness, nature, gastronomy and fitness.

Accommodation Overview

Featuring 190 luxurious suites, each room is beautifully appointed with unspoiled views of the sea and mountains, making them perfect for relaxing. Every suite has a private furnished balcony or terrace, with floor-to-ceiling windows providing plenty of natural light and space. Each luxury suite includes a large living room, bedroom and 2 bathrooms.

Patio Suite

Panoramic Suite

Family Suite

Accessible Suite

Added Value

Exclusive for Health and Fitness Travel guests

  • €15 Spa credit voucher 

Special Offers

Early Bird offer

15% reduction for bookings made 90 days prior to arrival
10% reduction  for bookings made 60 days prior to arrival

Stay 7 Pay 6

Special promo stay 6 get the 7th night free. For stays between 1 November 2018 to 30 June 2018, and from 1 October to 31 October 2018

Long Stay Discount

20% reduction for stays with a duration over 14 nights between 1 November 2018 to 30 June 2018, and from 1 October to 31 October 2018

Offers are cumulative and only applicable on room rates, not on supplements

Super Early Bird Campaign 

10% off standard room rates, free parking and free WiFi for stays between 15 March to 31 October 2018. Book by 31 March 2018, valid for new bookings only. This offer is non-refundable and cumulative with other offers. Discount is not applicable on meal supplements.