The Allure of Algarve

Relax and rejuvenate at one of Portugal's most soothing destinations by Suzanne Davis

On the sunny southern coast of Portugal, the Algarve region has long lured the world's glitterati with its charming fishing towns, powdery beaches, soaring mountains, and ancient ruins. Now there's an even more fabulous reason to visit Algarve's resort town of Quinta do Lago: the opening of Conrad Algarve. The hotel has a stunning design, serene guest rooms, and top-notch service—and the spa is a respite within a respite, combining European beauty secrets and holistic therapies with metropolitan cool.

Private Paradise

The secluded outdoor cabanas (above) are the ideal setting for a massage, or take your relaxation to the sauna indoors (below).

The Space

Designed to flow naturally with the cliff-top surroundings, all 19,000 square feet of Conrad Algarve's spa captures the essence of the free-flowing Atlantic. For the best view, opt to have your treatment in a private outdoor cabana.

The Facial

In-the-know guests book the cutting-edge Intraceuticals Oxygenating wash, according to Tyra Lowman, senior director of global spa for Hilton Worldwide. It infuses the skin with natural oxygen, lending nearly instant, but noninvasive, results.

The Top Treatment

The royal-worthy Fire and Ice: You're scrubbed down with locally sourced lavender and sea salt, then given a full-body lymphatic drainage massage with warm natural mud.

The Pools

Evoking the wide sea stretching out before you, the suite of pools includes a 93-degree hydrotherapy pool with jets, a cold plunge pool, and a heated infinity pool with sweeping views of the Atlantic.

The Roof Garden Suite

This ultra-luxe guest room features an infinity pool in the living room, personal butler service, a sauna, a steam room, and a private bridge that accesses the spa.

The Secret

It may seem counterintuitive to some, but the Ice Fountain (literally, a fountain of fresh crushed ice) is a godsend. After a trip to the sauna or steam room, guests refresh and invigorate themselves with the detoxifying ice.

The Space

Designed to flow naturally with the cliff-top surroundings, all 19,000 square feet of Conrad Algarve's spa captures the essence of the free-flowing Atlantic. For the best view, opt to have your treatment in a private outdoor cabana.

The Facial

In-the-know guests book the cutting-edge Intraceuticals Oxygenating wash, according to Tyra Lowman, senior director of global spa for Hilton Worldwide. It infuses the skin with natural oxygen, lending nearly instant, but noninvasive, results.

The Top Treatment

The royal-worthy Fire and Ice: You're scrubbed down with locally sourced lavender and sea salt, then given a full-body lymphatic drainage massage with warm natural mud.

The Pools

Evoking the wide sea stretching out before you, the suite of pools includes a 93-degree hydrotherapy pool with jets, a cold plunge pool, and a heated infinity pool with sweeping views of the Atlantic.

The Roof Garden Suite

This ultra-luxe guest room features an infinity pool in the living room, personal butler service, a sauna, a steam room, and a private bridge that accesses the spa.

The Secret

It may seem counterintuitive to some, but the Ice Fountain (literally, a fountain of fresh crushed ice) is a godsend. After a trip to the sauna or steam room, guests refresh and invigorate themselves with the detoxifying ice.

Endless Relaxation

After indulging in a cutting-edge treatment, head over to the pool deck, where you can soak up the sun, cool down with a drink, or simply take in the incredible surroundings.

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