Family Holiday at Monchique Resort & Spa

If you want to spend a relaxing holiday with your family, combined with wellness treatments and fitness activities, Monchique Resort & Spa is the perfect choice for you. Set in the beautiful hills and a short drive to the local beaches, this family-friendly retreat offers everything you need for a fun and exciting getaway with your little ones. Enjoy a relaxing massage or body salt & oil scrub treatment at the Sensorial Spa, while your kids discover the Max kids club playing volleyball or painting. After a delightful dinner at the Pizzaria da Serra, round off your night in your generous family suite, featuring a stunning view across the mountains.

Please note the hotel will be closed between 1 December 2019 until 4 March 2020.

What's included

7 nights accommodation (alternative durations allowed)
Meal Plan Breakfast (other board options available)
Transfers Return private transfers (included, but optional)
Flights Flights available on request

- Complimentary access to daily activities including: dance power, walking tours, pilates, Fitball, aqua fun (subject to weekly schedule & availability)
- Complimentary access to the gym
- Complimentary use of kids club open between 11:00-13:00 and 14:00-17:30

Family facts

-  Special surprise pack for children (toys and games)
-  Special family welcome pack (essentials such as bread, milk, etc.)
-  Child-friendly dishes and children’s menu in restaurants
-  Baby cots available upon request
-  Family building including family suites, family swimming pool and pool bar
-  Child’s play area
-  Babysitting service         

Kids area

The neatly furnished Max kids club is open every day and welcomes children from 4 to 12 years. They can pick activities from a broad range that change daily, leaving no chance for your little ones to become bored. Whether they put their sportive skills to the test during a thrilling football match or discover their love for art at a painting session, the kind staff will always keep an eye on them, for maximum fun and safety.

Added Value

Exclusive for Health and Fitness Travel guests

  • €15 Spa credit (minimum 3 nights stay; valid on non-promotional treatments)
7 days from £700 pp Other durations available
DEPARTING BETWEEN 2 Adults + 1 Baby 1 Adult + 1 Child 2 Adults + 2 Children
05 Mar 2021 - 28 Mar 2021 £660 £700 £700
29 Mar 2021 - 03 Apr 2021 £795 £835 £835
04 Apr 2021 - 30 Apr 2021 £660 £700 £700
01 May 2021 - 24 May 2021 £795 £835 £835
25 May 2021 - 30 Jun 2021 £870 £910 £910
01 Jul 2021 - 08 Jul 2021 £955 £995 £995
09 Jul 2021 - 11 Sep 2021 £1,275 £1,315 £1,315
12 Sep 2021 - 30 Sep 2021 £955 £995 £995
01 Oct 2021 - 18 Oct 2021 £660 £700 £700
19 Oct 2021 - 31 Oct 2021 £795 £835 £835
01 Nov 2021 - 29 Nov 2021 £660 £700 £700

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Location Overview

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, 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


This November Monchique Resort & Spa will transform itself into an Algarve hub of ‘all things wellness’.

During the entire month we will be hosting specialist workshops and activities focused on enhancing our guests mind and body well-being, increasing energy, focused attention and everyday performance. Starting from mindfulness and meditation work or steps for improving the quality of sleep, finishing with healthy local food preparation, there will be a wide selection of things to learn and do.

There is also a special rate for a 2 hour Thermal Circuit of  €10 per person and this needs to be pre-booked.

Guests will need to book the workshops in advance. Each workshop costs €10 per person. 

View November Calendar


- 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 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 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 (minimum 3 nights stay; valid on non-promotional treatments)

Our Reviews

  • Paul’s Review of Monchique Resort & Spa

    If you’re looking for an amazing and renewing spa retreat in marvellous surroundings, then a stay at Monchique Resort & Spa is just what is needed. The resorts setting is peaceful and serene with views that stretch all the way to the Atlantic coast but because it’s located in the mountains, there is a warm cool breeze. Situated in an untouched mountain region of the Algarve, Monchique…

Guest Reviews

  • Joanne

    Visited July 2019

    The members of staff at Monchique are absolutely lovely and they made me, a solo traveller, feel very welcome and safe. It was my first ever holiday by myself and I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. The Fusion Fitness programme was very suited for me and just the right price. Health and Fitness Travel really went the extra mile with organising everything for me, from beginning to end. Thank you, guys! I really enjoyed my trip!

Wellness at Monchique Resort & Spa

Monchique Resort & Spa provides the ideal location for a healthy break. Combining contemporary simplicity with luxury and nature, this healthy holiday is casual yet chic, and prides itself on the four pillars of wellness, nature, gastronomy and sport activities.

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