The official grand opening of the five-star Longevity Wellness Resort Monchique which is nestled in the green hills of Monchique in the western Algarve, is taking place on 24th July 2010 with an opening party attended by UK TV celebrity Jasmine Harman from Channel 4’s A Place in the Sun – Home or Away. Also the opening with include a performance by Portuguese new generation Fado singer Mafalda Arnauth. The Longevity Wellness Resort Monchique brings a new concept of destination health & wellness to the Algarve with first integrated medical spa in a resort environment. Its hotel-style accommodation, gourmet restaurant, Spa, leisure facilities is all organised to provide a memorable experience in wellness and healthy living.
Longevity Wellness Resort provides a natural, tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life with the first Anti-Ageing Medical Spa in Portugal in an exclusive partnership with La Clinique de Paris and Dr. Claude Chauchard. It offers an integrated approach in ‘preventive medicine’ and ‘total ageing management’ through personalised wellness programmes from three to thirty days. Guests experience holistic programmes which combine Spa therapies, aesthetic medicine, preventive medicine and ageing management in the three main areas of the Spa - Wellness and Relaxation, Beauty and Rejuvenation and Health and Longevity.
Besides the spa, guests can sample delicious cuisine in the signature gourmet restaurant, Longevity Cuisine by Olivier. Olivier is a famous Portuguese chef known for his restaurants in Lisbon. He created menus for the resorts gourmet dining experience adhering to the focus of ‘longevity’ and ‘wellness’ with high nutritional standards through the use of a wide variety of locally sourced vegetables, fruits, whole grains, beans, nuts and seeds, herbs and spices and healthy fats such as olive oil with no artificial sweeteners or preservatives.
The resort also offers a wide range of leisure facilities, with a driving range and putting green, external pools, indoor heated pool, gymnasium, games room, cinema room, library, cyber café and meditation room and deck. Accommodation consists of 195 one bedroom full equipped apartments, which can sleep up to four people. All apartments have a balcony or private garden terrace and two bathrooms.
Set amidst a protected natural reserve and peaceful mountains with breathtaking scenery, guests can take advantage of beautiful gardens, walking trails and meditation areas. It is just five minutes from Caldas de Monchique, which is well known for its natural spring water “Água de Monchique.” Furthermore, it is only twenty minute’s drive from the cities of Portimão and Silves, Rocha and Alvor Beaches, 15 minutes from the Morgado and Álamos golf courses and just 40 minutes from Faro International Airport.
Promotional prices start from 135Euros per suite per night based on two sharing. This includes buffet breakfast and spa access (use of indoor heated pool, Sauna, Turkish bath, sensations showers and relaxation areas – only for over 16 years).