A modern resort with an excellent thermal spa circuit and a woodland setting in the Algarve's mountains.

The Serra de Monchique mountain range provides a striking setting for this resort which offers a combination of fantastic spa facilities and outdoor activities. You could easily while away an afternoon at the Sensorial Spa Thermal Circuit which offers a soothing sensory experience. Experience different temperatures and sensations as you move between the sauna, steam cabin and aroma cabin, brave the icy air of the igloo, and relax in the hydro pool and under tropical showers.

Nature lovers and keen walkers can explore the surrounding countryside during a number of different hikes that range from gentle walks to more challenging and hilly treks. The resort is set away from the Algarve's bustling beach resorts but you can easily reach the golden sands of Praia de Alvor by car if you fancy a beach day. You can join the daily group fitness classes - there's something to suit all levels of fitness and paces from stretching and Pilates to aquafit and Zumba. There's also a great range of activities that can be booked locally, from horse riding and golf to surfing and dolphin watching.

There are three restaurants to choose from including a family-friendly pizzeria and Mon Chic, a fine-dining restaurant offering seasonal menus with a focus on local produce and fresh fish, complemented with Portuguese wines.

The modern suites are very spacious and feel more like mini-apartments than hotel rooms. They are set in three blocks – one is dedicated to families and has its own pool and a playground – and each feature a separate living room with dining area and kitchenette, free Wi-Fi and a balcony or terrace. Upgrade to one of the Panoramic Suites for breathtaking views of the coast and mountains.

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Key information

Forested mountains in the western Algarve, just a 15-minute walk from the small spa town of Caldas de Monchique and a 20-minute drive from the beach

Airport transfer time: Approx. 1 hour from Faro airport
Rooms: 190

Good to know

The hotel is closed until 16 Mar 2018. The restaurant opening dates are dependent on season and occupancy.

Accommodation information

190 spacious suites

Activities

• Join a guided morning walk to the historic village of Caldas de Monchique • Discover the Algarve's natural beauty on a jeep safari in the Monchique mountains • Hire a car and explore nearby Lagos, Albufeira and Vilamoura*

Dining

3 restaurants (all seasonal), 3 bars

*Denotes local charge