Hotel details

The resort is situated in one of the most beautiful nature areas in the Algarve

Where you are going...
The resort is situated in one of the most beautiful nature areas in the Algarve: the Monchique mountain area, also known as the ‘garden of the Algarve’: A stunning area for walking, re-energizing and not least, bathing in hot springs that are 2,000 years old. These pure and crystal clear waters boast dozens of important minerals. The resort is approximately 15 minutes from the towns of Portimão and Silves, and approximately a 60-minute car journey from Faro airport. The beach of Alvor is approximately 20 minutes drive from the hotel.

Why you’ll love it...
You may recognise the building? This hotel was among our top Portugal picks. Its doors were closed for a complete renovation. The hotel reopened in June 2016, with a fresh face to its restaurants, reception, the wellness centre and fitness centre. Pack your favourite tea – there is a kettle in the room! Walking tour to ‘Caldas de Monchique’ where you find the thermal water source. You can even drink the fresh water from the source!

At a glance

Wellbeing programmes


  • COVID-19 UPDATE: Monchique Resort & Spa will re-open on the 1st of July 2020, read their policy here. Here you can find the most important measures because of Covid-19, and through this link all their measures can be found.
  • Flights to Faro (FAO) 
  • Transfer time from airport: Faro 60 minutes
  • Check-in 4 PM / Check-out at 11 AM
  • Late check-out is possible with an extra charge and subject to the availability
  • Parking is free of charge, there is a parking garage
  • Pets are not allowed
  • Tourist tax does not apply
  • Swimwear is obligatory in the swimmingpools (inside and outside) and in the sauna (it is also allowed to visit the sauna witout swimwear with a towel around you)
  • This is a child-friendly hotel with an adults-only spa
  • Internet is free through the hotel and in all the rooms
  • Bathrobes, towels and slippers are provided in your room

Passport and Visa

Health Information for Travellers


The resort offers 190 suites in total. All suites are the same size: 60m2. The executive suite in contrast measures 90m2. The suites with sea views are also located by a continuous mountain road. (Despite it being 20km away, on clear days you can see the sea!) If you’re looking for peace and quiet, we recommend the suites at the rear of the building. Although they offer less spectacular views (mountain view), the situation of these suites is a little quieter. Each suite has a separate bedroom, living room, kitchenette, 2 bathrooms (one with bath and another with bath/shower), flat screen TV and balcony.

Patio Suite Balcony
Macdonald Monchique Resort & Spa
Patio Suite Terrace
Panoramic Suite Balcony
Macdonald Monchique Resort & Spa



July 3, 2022

Relax & Spa

Het personeel is echt geweldig. Attent en altijd met een glimlach. Van receptie tot keuken. Bedankt, want het waren een paar geweldige dagen.

Het is een beetje een doolhof, maar toch heb je de route vinden snel onder de knie.

De kamers zijn zeer ruim.

De housekeeping doet geweldig werk. Allemaal heel erg schoon.

Het is de moeite waard, want hoewel het niet op het strand ligt, is de ervaring uniek. De belangrijkste stranden liggen op 20 minuten afstand.

Oh, en vrijdag- en zaterdagavond, live optredens.

Wat wil je nog meer!


July 2, 2022

Body and Balance retreat

Het hotel is het mooiste hotel dat er in in de streek te vinden is. We hebben een prachtig verblijf gehad. De kamers zijn ruim en schoon en voelen direct als een tweede thuis. Personeel doet het super.. en ook de spa is top!


June 24, 2022

Relax & Spa

Heeeeeerlijk! Ik wil terug! Het is een heerlijk resort met een super goede service. De receptie check in ging super snel. Ik voel me herboren! Ik ben fan en kom sowieso terug!


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