MacDonald Monchique Resort & Spa

MacDonald Monchique Resort and Spa From £49pppn

Example Booking: 70,000 Expectations points, 28th April, 1-bed sleeps 2

Treat yourself to the delights of a tranquil retreat in the heart of the unspoilt Algarve. MacDonald Monchique Resort & Spa sits peacefully amongst the rolling hills and woodlands near the charming town of Monchique, in the west of the Algarve.

MacDonald Monchique Resort & Spa invites guests to experience the beauty and harmony of the rural surroundings of lush green valleys cascading towards the ocean and woods filled with beautiful oak, chestnut, and pine trees. The famous beaches of the Algarve, Praia da Rocha, and Praia de Lagos are just 20-mins away, while the bustling life of Portimão can be reached in just 15-minutes.

Expectations members could rejuvenate with the spa treatments and relax in the serene atmosphere of MacDonald Monchique Resort & Spa for 7-nights, in a modern one-bedroom apartment, checking in on 28th April 2018. This excellent offer was available on RCI.com on 28/03/18 for just 70,000 points.

The blooming Algarve

The Algarve in April is a wonderful time of year to visit as the countryside blooms with many colourful spring flowers and the long sunny days with average daytime temperatures of 19 degrees Celsius is pleasant to enjoy outdoor activities.

RCI Gold Crown MacDonald Monchique Resort & Spa

The RCI Gold Crown awarded MacDonald Monchique Resort & Spa is a contemporary well-being resort designed to offer luxurious comfort and total relaxation in the peaceful countryside.

Enjoy idyllic moments lounging around the outdoor pool and absorb the beautiful countryside as the birds sing in the trees, the sun shining over the valleys and the glistening sea in the distance. Take a dip in the smaller outdoor pool or count laps in the large pool before reclining to a world of pampering ESPA brand treatments in the Sensorial Thermal Spa and indoor pool. Rejuvenate with a sensational hydro massage, detox with a Himalayan rock salt sauna, and unwind in the aromatic relaxation rooms and foot baths. Kick-back around the indoor pool on the warm stone loungers with stunning countryside views from the floor to ceiling windows. Feel invigorated with a work-out in the high-tech fitness centre or enjoy a game of volleyball. Explore the adjacent hills by hiking or cycling along the marked nature trails.

MacDonald Monchique Resort offers the finest dining with an excellent choice of superb restaurants, poolside and cocktail bars. Mercado Culinário restaurant serves national and international dishes for breakfast and dinner and Mon-Chic restaurant for fish and wine dining with romantic landscape views. Try delicious pizzas and pasta in Pizzaria da Serra and throughout the day pick up light meals and snacks from the Cascata poolside bar. What could be better than sipping a tantalising cocktail and listening to live music in the Mezzanine Bar? Or pick up a local Portuguese wine and snacks from the gourmet market to enjoy on your private balcony.

Beautifully decorated suites provide the highest quality furnishings and accessories to guarantee comfort and relaxation. The spacious rooms offer floor to ceiling windows and patio doors providing plenty of natural light and some units have panoramic views. Each apartment features a separate living room with a flat-screen TV and free Wi-Fi for your entertainment, the bedroom provides a soft linen king-size bed and a second TV, and complimentary toiletries in the bathroom. Enjoy your own private balcony or terrace furnished with a table and chairs.

The garden of the Algarve

The Serra de Monchique mountain region is often referred as the “garden of the Algarve” for its rolling hills, lush green forests, and therapeutic natural spring waters. This secluded paradise is only a short distance from the popular coastline but remains an unspoilt treasure for visitors to discover nature at its best.

There are different ways to explore the beautiful countryside surrounding MacDonald Monchique Resort. Take to the tracks by hiking or cycling to admire the various plants and scenery at your own pace or wander through the forests on horseback. Drive a quad bike or jeep along narrow winding roads to reach the summit of Foia, the highest peak in the Algarve stands 2,595 feet above sea level, on a clear day panoramic views of the ravine and the coastline from Faro to Cape St. Vincent can be seen.

Visit the picturesque town of Monchique with its traditional whitewashed houses with terracotta roofs nestled on the hillside. Browse along the cobbled streets and stop for coffee in a side street café before heading off to the famous natural springs at Caldas de Monchique, approximately 3 miles from the town centre. The 32° therapeutic spring water spa has attracted visitors since the Roman times for its healing properties and are still very popular for a variety of ailments or simply for well-being purposes. The beautiful village with 19th Century houses and a central square hosting centenary trees offers welcoming shade and the sound of trickling water evokes a relaxing atmosphere.

For those wanting to enjoy the fun of the sun and sea then take a short trip to the vibrant seaside resort of Portimão with its award-winning golden sands at Praia da Rocha, where there is a great choice of water sports and beach facilities. Meander along the promenade to watch the fishing boats and yachts coming into moor. Savour the local cuisine served in the many charming restaurants and chic bars overlooking the marina. Should you stay until late, Portimão and Praia da Rocha offer great evening entertainment with a wide choice of bars and nightclubs hosting world-recognised DJs.

*Price Breakdown

Full Members of Expectations Holidays could have booked this 1-bedroom apartment (sleeping up to 2) during 28/4/2018 – 5/5/2018 for 70,000 points. To put this points value into perspective the total price for the holiday featured came to just £685 (based on 2 people sharing when we looked on: 28/03/2018). To calculate this we have included: the associated maintenance fees for 70,000 points, 1x annual membership and 1x online RCI exchange fee.

Item Description Cost
Associated maintenance fees for 70,000 points @ £5.75 per thousand £403
1 x Expectations Annual Membership £162
1 x RCI online exchange Fee £120
Mandatory miscellaneous fees (e.g. tourist tax) £0
Total £685

Based on 2 people sharing the price is less than £49PPPN for 7-nights within a 1-Bedroom apartment at the MacDonald Monchique Resort & Spa during the dates featured in the example above.

Please Note: Calculations made using RCI and Expectations Holidays prices (in sterling) at time of writing and are subject to change. Some elements of each booking may require fees to be paid in a local currency. For more information please see our article on Value for Money and Price comparisons. All accommodation subject to availability, terms & conditions apply.
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