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  • Macdonald Monchique Resort & Spa 5* is a sophisticated resort set in beautiful grounds, with a luxury spa, 3 restaurants and spacious bedrooms.
  • It is surrounded by majestic countryside with easy access to the Algarve's famous beaches. Add our car hire to explore with ease!
  • Choose from either a Patio Suite or a Panoramic Suite with Bed and Breakfast or Half Board dining during your stay!

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Please note: this offer is non-refundable.

Your Destination

Serra de Monchique is a thickly wooded mountain range separating the Algarve from Alentejo. The journey up (and down) to Monchique offers spectacular views and is totally different from the coastal Algarve. The houses here are typically Algarvean with their white walls and bands of colour around the windows and doors, but their 'saia' (skirt) chimneys are quite unique and different from coastal homes.

The centre of Monchique is characterised by lots of narrow cobbled streets crisscrossing up the hillside with a spattering of cafes and restaurants. The central square boasts an attractive paved area with benches, trees and a lovely water feature, including an example of a Moorish water wheel. Monchique is a very quiet and relaxed place, which is ideal for pottering around and appreciating the fantastic views.

Driving distances from nearby beaches:
Lagos Beach - 30 minutes
Alvor Beach - 25 minutes
Aljezur Beach - 30 minutes
Vila do Bispo - 45 minutes

High up in the Algarve’s Serra de Monchique mountain range, with distant views of the sea, this hotel is ideal for walkers and lovers of nature...The inside of this hotel seduces with a real sense of place.

Mary Lussiana
Destination Expert at The Telegraph

Macdonald Monchique Resort and Spa 5*

Macdonald Monchique Resort & Spa 5* is the only resort in this undiscovered area of rural Portugal that combines 5-star hospitality and modern design with unspoilt surroundings and breathtaking views of the rolling mountains and coast.

Featuring beautifully appointed suites, an indulgent spa, high-end dining options and a wealth of activities available both in the resort and nearby, the idyllic Macdonald Monchique Resort & Spa 5* enjoys an enviable location in the ever-sunny mountainous woodlands of the western Algarve.

Whether you’re looking for a peaceful getaway, an action-packed adventure holiday or a lavish family break, you’ll discover something special at the charming Macdonald Monchique Resort & Spa 5*.

  • 135 Rooms
  • Pool
  • 3 Restaurants
  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Gym
  • Beach Shuttle (subject to change/availability/season)
  • Free WiFi
  • Free Parking

Some services may incur additional charges, payable locally.

Please Note: Check-in is from 16.00 pm and Check-out is 11.00 am

Your Room

This offer is based on a stay in either a Patio Suite or a Panoramic Suite.

Just For You: Complimentary Regional product in the Room Upon Arrival

Both Rooms Sleep up to

Adults Adults
2 Adults
1 Infant

Patio Suite

The light and airy Patio Suites at Macdonald Monchique Resort & Spa 5* offer contemporary styling coupled with a range of high-end amenities. These suites feature an elegant bedroom with a king-size bed, plus a separate living room with floor-to-ceiling windows, and can comfortably accommodate two adults.

Panoramic Suite

With a furnished balcony or terrace that overlooks the glimmering coastline, these elegant Panoramic Suites feature a king-sized bed and an airy, open plan living room with floor-to-ceiling windows. Perfect for experiencing romantic luxury, they also host a high range of amenities.

Your Board Basis

This offer is based on either a Bed and Breakfast.

You may upgrade to a Half Board stay at the next stage of the booking process for an additional fee 
(Breakfast and evening meal served in the main restaurant - excludes drinks).

Just For You: One Welcome Cocktail per guest

O Mercado Culinário (main restaurant)
Offering a wide variety of national and international dishes, O Mercado Culinário will have something to suit every taste. Enjoy themed lunches and dinners featuring local and international specialities, as well as innovative ‘show cooking’ from the talented kitchen team.

Mon-Chic
Boasting breathtaking views of the Monchique mountains, Mon-Chic restaurant offers an unforgettable dining experience. With a seasonally changing menu that features local specialities, fresh fish and meats, along with a carefully chosen selection of Portuguese fine wines, this refined restaurant is renowned for its upscale service.

Pizzaria da Serra
Enjoy an authentic taste of Italy from the spacious outdoor terrace at Pizzaria da Serra, which serves delicious Italian specialities in a casual environment. Dishes range from pizza to pasta and include some of Italy’s famed ingredients such as salami, sheep’s cheese and olive oil, all washed down with fine Italian wines.

Cocktail Bar
The stylish cocktail bar at Macdonald Monchique Resort & Spa 5* is the ideal place to relax after a day spent sampling the many delights of this beautiful region. Live music and sophisticated entertainment against a stunning mountain backdrop create the perfect environment for enjoying a pre or post-dinner aperitif.

Please Note: Restaurant concepts are seasonal. For updated opening times and opened restaurants and bars please enquire Macdonald Monchique Resort & Spa 5*

Your Time

Just For You: €25 credit at the Sensorial Spa (valid only for non-promotional treatments)

Inspired by the Algarve’s most valuable natural resources and the breathtaking beauty of the surrounding mountains, the Sensorial spa at Macdonald Monchique Resort & Spa 5* is the epitome of pure rejuvenation and relaxation.

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.

As well as seven treatment rooms, other facilities include a rock sauna, sensorial showers and an aroma grotto, designed to celebrate the area’s rich raw materials.

Your Journey to Macdonald Monchique Resort & Spa 5*

Flights: The flights included are with either a scheduled or no-frills airline and are subject to live availability and prices can change. You can choose your preferred departure times during the booking process. Please select your flight options carefully as departure and arrival airports may differ.

Car Hire: Car hire can be added at the next stage of the booking process for an additional fee (flight inclusive offers only).

Distance from Faro Airport to Macdonald Monchique Resort & Spa 5*: 79 km / 55 minutes.

Weather

Jan
min : 6°C max : 14°C
Feb
min : 6°C max : 16°C
Mar
min : 8°C max : 19°C
Apr
min : 9°C max : 21°C
May
min : 11°C max : 25°C
Jun
min : 14°C max : 30°C
Jul
min : 16°C max : 34°C
Aug
min : 17°C max : 33°C
Sep
min : 15°C max : 29°C
Oct
min : 13°C max : 23°C
Nov
min : 9°C max : 18°C
Dec
min : 7°C max : 15°C

Travel Advice

For the latest travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office including security and local laws, plus passport and visa information click here.

Please note that the advice can change and consumers should continue to check it until they travel.

Car Hire

Please note you cannot be guaranteed a specific make of car within a certain group.
The minimum age for driving a hire car in Portugal is 21 and drivers must have held a full driving licence for a least 1 year.

The lead name on the booking will be confirmed as the named driver.  The named driver must present a credit card in their name when collecting the car (credit cards in other names will not be accepted).

The named driver must also present a full valid driving licence on collection of the vehicle and in some cases a credit card or cash deposit will be required.

Please ensure that you check your car hire documents carefully once received as this will advise if there are any taxes/charges to be paid locally as well as potential mileage restrictions.

Your Contract

If you book a package which includes flights, your contract will be with Voyage Privé. The air holiday package(s) shown are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 10170.

If you book a package which does not include flights, then ATOL protection does not apply. Your contract will be with the provider of the accommodation and not Voyage Privé. Voyage Privé acts only as agent for the accommodation provider.

Please read our booking conditions before confirming your holiday.

Travel Documents

Flight Inclusive Offers
You will receive an email confirming your booking within the next 48 hours.

Please check all details on this confirmation are correct. If there are any discrepancies, please notify us as soon as possible.

The airline is ticketless and therefore, you will not receive any hard copy documents. You will however, receive an email from us detailing your flight information and reference number to enable you to manage your booking online via the airline website.

You will also receive an accommodation voucher for presentation at the hotel reception at point of check-in.

If you have booked transfers, Meet & Greet, car hire or airport lounges, you will receive a separate voucher for each of these services. Please note that transfer vouchers are sent directly from the transfer supplier.

Please do make sure that you either add Voyage Privé to your Safe Senders list or check your Junk mail regularly for your travel documents.

We will send all documents out as early as possible (subject to full payment being received) but you should receive all your documentation at least 10 days prior to departure.

If by any chance you have not received all the above by this time, please contact us at customer.relations@voyageprive.com

Accommodation Only
You will receive an email confirming your booking within the next 48 hours.

Please check all details on this confirmation are correct. If there are any discrepancies, please notify us as soon as possible.

You will also receive an accommodation voucher for presentation at the hotel reception at point of check-in.

Important Information

Please note that the location shown on our map is to be used as a guide only and the actual location of the property may differ

Although we endeavour to provide up to date information we cannot guarantee that all hotel facilities and services will be available during your stay, especially when travelling out of the main holiday periods

Star rating standards may differ to that of the UK, depending on the country of travel

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