The best Spas in the Algarve, Part 4

Almond Tree Wellness Spa Vilamoura

Since 2010, the 5-star Crowne Plaza Vilamoura has enjoyed a sophisticated new attire - and joining it the new Almond Tree Wellness Spa. Users of this wellness facility can expect a versatile spa package, at attractive prices. As soon as you enter the reception area, you are immersed in a peaceful and relaxing world. The lights are dimmed, candles are burning in tasteful candleholders and there is lavender and peppermint in the air, one of the 12 essential oils in the eco-friendly “Aromatherapy Associates” range, with which the spa pampers each its guests.

Developing over 1,200 sqm, and over two basement levels, the spa features eight luxurious treatment rooms (including two double suites) for massages with Western and Oriental massage techniques, a steam room, the sauna with light therapy, and several relaxation zones where guests can chill out and forget the daily grind with a glass of ginger-lime-cinnamon tea. On ground level, accessed via an internal staircase, the large pool with an imposing mural painting by Brazilian artist Poty Lazzarotto and the vitality-pool with jacuzzi and its two water fountains are difficult to leave.

Not only does The Almond Tree Wellness Spa combine the Algarve’s natural elements - sun, sea and orange and almond trees - in its treatments, but also the natural materials used in the spa’s construction are sourced locally, giving the spa a welcoming stylish ambience. The spa is open daily, to hotel guests and the general public. Interestingly, the spa can also be used by families with children under 12 from 11am-3pm (children €5/day, adults €20/day). And what could be better than to relax while the kids have fun in the hotel’s nearby children’s club or spend their time under professional supervision in Peter Pan’s pirate ship. In the health club next-door you can maintain or increase your fitness levels on the professional equipment or with a Pilates or yoga class. Anyone who experiences the calm and friendliness of the professionally trained staff at the Almond Tree Wellness Spa will certainly consider returning in the near future.

Opening times:

October to May daily from 10am to 7pm.

June to September daily from 10am to 8pm.


Crowne Plaza Vilamoura Algarve
Rua do Oceano Atlântico, 8126-478 Vilamoura
Tel 289 381 911

This article was first published in Algarve Vida 06.13, page 22