A grand 1930s spa retreat steeped in history with Europe’s only Banyan Tree Spa.
This Portuguese palace is as glamorous as it gets when it comes to wellness retreats. A member of the exacting Small Luxury Hotels of the World, former film set for Bond film On her Majesty’s Secret Service and home to the only Banyan Tree Spa in Europe – there are a few reasons it’s been favoured by royalty and film stars over the years. The staff are longstanding, you’ll feel like a special guest as you’re waited on with a detox juice at the Bougainvillea Terrace. The relaxed approach to wellness means you can choose something from the healthy menu for one meal and indulge a little the next.
Just 30 minutes from colourful Lisbon and minutes from the beach in the heart of Estoril, you’re spoilt for choice with premium facilities in-resort and one of Europe’s best cities just a train ride away. Tone up with Zumba or find some zen in a yoga session with around 15 group fitness classes to choose from on weekdays. At the Banyan Tree Spa, every therapist has been fully trained at the flagship Banyan Tree Academy in Phuket and you can choose from treatments including stress-melting head and shoulder massages and firm Thai massages.
In central Estoril close to Cascais, minutes from Tamariz Beach
Good to know
161 elegant rooms
• Have a muscle-soothing signature Banyan Tree massage* • Get in some light exercise with a round of golf at the 18-hole course nearby* • Take a half hour’s train ride for a day trip in Portugal’s gorgeous capital, Lisbon*.
*Denotes local charge