Welcome to Our Hotel in the Algarve

Discover a different side to the sun-soaked Algarve at our peaceful hideaway, high up in the Serra de Monchique mountain range. A world away from the Algarve's typical coastal resorts, Macdonald Monchique Resort & Spa is the epitome of casual chic, striking a careful balance between contemporary luxury and nature's finest resources. And yet, this luxury resort is still close to the Algarve's many attractions, being just 15 minutes from the town of Portimão and only 30 minutes from the Costa Vicentina.


Our Algarve hotel offers 190 luxurious suites all feature private furnished terraces or balconies, many with uninterrupted views of the mountains and ocean. Boasting plenty of natural light, thanks to the floor-to- ceiling windows, they offer the perfect setting in which to relax and unwind.  All suites feature a large living room, bedroom and two bathrooms (bath and a walk-in shower).


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 wines. There's also an elegant cocktail bar and two pool bars to enjoy drinks with family and friends.

On site Facilities

Our on-site facilities include:

  • Two swimming pools
  • A state-of- the-art fitness centre
  • Comprehensive wellness programme featuring yoga, Pilates and meditation.

Outside the resort you can:

  • Trek
  • Cycle through the mountainous woodland, or
  • Visit the charming Monchique village or a local distillery

Our leisure team is always on hand to help you get the most out of your unforgettable holiday in the Algarve.

Discover More of the Algarve

Take time to discover the wide range of things to do and see both within the resort and in the surrounding area. The Algarve offers something for everyone, from mountain walks to surfing and dolphin watching, not to mention its award-winning golf courses and beautiful beaches. And, thanks to the region's temperate climate, many activities are available all year round. Through our extensive experience programme, we aim to bring you the best of this diverse region, with action-packed itineraries that cover numerous sports and leisure activities, as well as showcasing local customs and culture.

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Surfing Lessons Available

With a year-round temperate climate and not one but two fabulous coastlines offering a sublime mix of Atlantic and Mediterranean influences, the Algarve has become one of Europe’s best surfing destinations. Now you can experience it for yourself with one of our surf packages, which let you spend the day catching waves and the nights catching up on sleep in one of our luxury suites. Enjoy daily surf lessons from one of the region’s finest surf schools.

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Sensorial Spa

Sensorial Spa will leave you feeling fully relaxed and rejuvenated. You can experience the power of Monchique natural spring water in a range of pampering signature treatments and indulge your senses in our thermal circuit, which features natural aromas from the Monchique mountains. Choose one of our special spa packages, to be enjoyed as a couple, with friends or on your own, and enjoy full spa access together with treatments, a personalised wellness programme and classes designed to enhance your mood and reduce the stresses of modern life.

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Golf at Monchique

Enjoy a round of golf on the Algarve with a choice of some of the coasts very best courses. Discounted green fees available at the hotel reception.