Top 5 Portugal Spa Hotels

Popular with wealthy travellers looking to enjoy championship golf courses, fine dining and stunning beaches, Portugal spa hotels offers some excellent choices for the luxury traveller. From the southern Algarve region to the exciting cities of Lisbon and Oporto, Portugal boast a fantastic range of spa experiences, with five of the best highlighted below.

Real Marina Hotel and Spa, Olhão

The Real Marina Hotel and Spa in Olhão affords guests unrivalled views of the Ria Formosa nature reserve, which rolls gently down to the sparkling sea. The outdoor rooftop pool is complemented by the Real Spa Thalasso experience, which includes a saltwater pool, whirlpool bath and extensive treatment menu.

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Personalised thalasso circuits and treatments are devised to cater to every guest’s needs, while the innovative six day long Thalasso Cures programme claims to treat everything from rheumatism to smoking by harnessing the healing properties of sea, sand and algae.

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Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon

The Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon is one of the Lisbon’s finest luxury hotels. The sumptuous accommodation is trumped only by the quality of the spa facilities, which focus on pure wellbeing.

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Candle-lit massages, vanilla body bliss treatments and speciality treatments like Ayurvedic rituals mean that every guest can enjoy their preferred spa experience. Full and half day programmes are available, as well as individual treatment and salon services. The indoor lap pool also ensures that those guests looking for an energising rather than a relaxing spa session can achieve exactly that.

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Porto Palácio, Oporto

In the fascinating city of Oporto, which was crowned best European travel destination in 2014, the wellness and beauty lab at the Porto Palácio hotel focuses on achieving the perfect balance between body and soul.

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Colours, flavours, architecture – all have been carefully selected to ensure relaxation and sensory awakening. Water treatments include interactive swimming, Jacuzzi water beds, a Jacuzzi, a Hammam, a Laconium, heated beds, a Swiss shower and a shower of sensations.

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Conrad Algarve

The Conrad Algarve Spa and Health Club is a haven for relaxation, blending holistic therapies with meditation and special body treatments to promote the ultimate feeling of wellbeing.

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This ultra-contemporary spa prides itself on presenting the most sophisticated of treatments in an elegant setting for an all-round luxury spa experience that calms and soothes the senses. The VIP couples spa suite is a delightful escape for couples looking to free themselves from the stresses of the modern world, while scientific treatments such as intraceuticals oxygen infusion and inhalation therapies complement more traditional spa facilities.

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Vila Vita Parc, Algarve

The Vila Vita Parc’s idyllic cliff top location sets the scene for one of the Algarve’s finest spas, which seeks to provide holistic wellbeing for the mind, body and soul. Within its own building, the spa is an oasis of calm, cut off fro the rest of the world. Facilities include a Jacuzzi, two saunas (one Finnish, one infrared), a steam bath, an algae bath, a rasul bath and a tepidarium.

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A stunning waterfall completes the setting, while eight massage and treatment rooms are used to provide everything from lymphatic drainage to cranio-sacral therapy. For more traditionally minded luxury spa enthusiasts, deep tissue massage and facials and body treatments by Kanebo offer the ultimate in relaxation.

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Louise Taylor

Louise is a travel writer with a passion for exploring the unknown. She loves visiting new places and has a particular interest in exploring local cuisine wherever she travels. Louise has lived in the UK and Portugal and is currently considering where to base her next adventure. Follow her travels at http://www.movingtoportugal.org/

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