Macdonald Monchique Resort & Spa

At a glance

  • Activities


    Walk in the unique Monchique Mountain, do Pilates or go surfing, Monchique is all about enjoying the natural world.

  • Airport


    Macdonald Monchique Resort & Spa is 60 minutes from Faro airport.

  • Beach


    The hotel is close to a number of beautiful beaches to explore at your leisure.

  • Scenery

    Scenic location

    The hotel is in a beautiful rural part of Portugal, surrounded by mountains and coast.

  • Hotel spa

    Hotel spa

    The hotel and spa offer a range of leisure facilities and experiences inspired by the surrounding natural beauty.


Macdonald Monchique Resort & Spa

Macdonald Monchique Resort & Spa, Lugar do Montinho, Monchique, Algarve, Portugal

Spa & Leisure

Enhanced by the spectacular surroundings, leisure at Macdonald Monchique Resort revolves around the spa. From mountain walks to surfing and dolphin watching, golf and the and beautiful beaches there’s plenty to see and do, but in the Sensorial Spa they are inspired by the Algarve's most valuable natural resources and the breath-taking beauty of the surrounding mountains. Facilities include an outdoor pool, seven treatment rooms, a rock sauna, sensorial showers and an aroma grotto designed to celebrate the area's rich raw materials.

The spa offers a range of individually tailored treatments from international luxury spa brand ESPA - a pioneer in the science of natural beauty - as well as treatments from local brand Monchique Cosmetics, which uses local thermal water in its products to give you radiant skin.

Hotel & Accommodation

The only resort in this undiscovered area of rural Portugal, Macdonald Monchique Resort & Spa combines five-star hospitality and modern design with unspoiled surroundings and breathtaking views of the rolling mountains and coast. There are 190 beautifully appointed suites filled with natural light, all with private furnished terraces or balconies, and many with uninterrupted views of the mountains and ocean.

Macdonald Monchique Resort & Spa offers a range of gastronomic treats in its four restaurants. Options range from 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 meat and wines. There's also an elegant cocktail bar and two pool bars to enjoy drinks with family and friends.