World Cup widows’ spa breaks launch

Self-catering specialist Oce‰nico Resorts is offering a range of special pampering breaks in the Western Algarve for all women being abandoned for the football this summer.

Starting from £130 per person in June at the Estrela da Luz resort in Praia da Luz, the breaks can be taken either during the World Cup period or as an autumn treat.

The three-night ‘Pamper Break’ costs from £130 per person based on six people sharing a three-bedroom luxury apartment, and includes a 30-minute Elemis taster facial; an Elemis deep tissue back muscle massage (30 minutes); and an OPI manicure or pedicure.

The three-night ‘Detox Break’ costs from £150 per person and includes a 60-minute Elemis deep tissue massage; the Elemis Exotic Lime and Ginger Salt Glow exfoliation; and the Elemis Aroma Spa Ocean Wrap.

For additional pampering the five-night ‘Deluxe Break’ includes the 60-minute Elemis Skin Specific facials; the Exotic Coconut Rub and Milk Ritual; the Deep Tissue Back Muscle massage (30 minutes); the Deep Tissue Muscle massage (60 minutes); and the Elemis Sole Delight foot treatment.  Prices for the Deluxe Break start from £239 per person.


The breaks are available throughout the year, except July and August - prices in December 2006 start from £99 per person for the Pamper Break.

Flights to Faro are not included, allowing guests to book the most convenient flight times with airlines including Monarch (, British Airways ( and Jet2 (  Car hire or taxi transfers to and from Faro airport can be arranged through Oce‰nico Resorts.

Estrela da Luz offers luxury apartments just 200m from the beach in the traditional resort of Praia da Luz, with a range of leisure facilities.  Two outdoor swimming pools, a children’s paddling pool, an indoor pool, a state of the art Technogym and an exercise studio providing daily classes, ensure keep fit enthusiasts are kept busy.

Outdoor facilities include a multisports area for football, volleyball or basketball, a tennis court, and a children’s play area, including swings and a climbing frame.  Professional tennis coaching can also be booked at the Resort, while a sauna and a Jacuzzi are also available for guests.

In addition to the resort facilities, Oce‰nico Resorts can arrange local activities, including golf tee times at some of The Algarve’s renowned courses and golf lessons with Oce‰nico’s professional coach.