Macdonald Hotels & Resorts announces the official opening of Macdonald Monchique Resort & Spa in Portugal, a new luxury resort and spa set in the Serra de Monchique mountains and a short drive from The Algarve’s leading golf courses.
With 185 elegant suites featuring floor-to-ceiling windows and private balconies or terraces, Macdonald Monchique Resort & Spa, offers a perfect setting for golfing couples or families seeking a luxury holiday hideaway, with easy access to The Algarve’s coastal resorts and golf courses.
Just a 15-minute drive from Portimão and an hour from Faro International Airport, Macdonald Monchique Resort & Spa combines 5-star amenities, premium service and contemporary styling with unspoilt natural surroundings and breath-taking views.
The area of Monchique is known as the garden of the Algarve, rich with unique flora and fauna and surrounded by ancient cork forests. It’s also renowned for its thermal waters, which are said to have special healing powers.
Commenting on the opening of the new resort and spa, Keith Pickard, Group Director of Golf and Health & Fitness, Macdonald Hotels & Resorts, said: “Guests at Monchique will experience something very different from the many hotels situated in the highly-developed coastal resorts of The Algarve.
“With its idyllic setting, married to exceptional service, food, beverage and spa facilities, Macdonald Monchique Resort & Spa offers a unique proposition for golfing couples and families wishing to experience five-star service in a location that feels a million miles away from modern day life, but still close enough to play some of Portugal’s finest golf courses.”
Courses close to Monchique include Penina Hotel & Golf Resort; Onyria Palmares Golf and the Gramacho, Vale da Pinta and Silves golf courses at Pestana Golf Resort, near Lagos.
Rob Veltman, General Manager, Macdonald Monchique Resort & Spa, added: “Monchique is a ‘hidden gem’ set in an undiscovered area of The Algarve and when guests are not playing golf, they can trek or cycle through mountainous woodland, visit charming Monchique village and discover the very best of the region’s culture, food and wine.”
Hotel facilities include four restaurants – an informal petiscos (Portuguese tapas) bar and a pizzeria through to a gourmet food market and a fine-dining restaurant specialising in local fish and wines; a Sensorial spa, where facilities include a Turkish bath, a rock sauna and sensorial showers, and relaxation rooms; indoor and outdoor pools, a state-of-the-art fitness centre; and a kids club for children aged 4 to 12, along with a family swimming pool and a children’s playground.
Macdonald Monchique Resort & Spa www.macdonaldmonchique.com