One of Europe’s top luxury spas has launched a new wellness retreat

You can even leave your mobile phone in a “sleeping bag” for 2 days if you want a digital detox

We can all admit we’re probably on our smartphones a little too much, so pressing the off button for a few days and unwinding without the ping of notifications could be the perfect relaxation remedy.

The award-winning Serenity SPA at Pine Cliffs, a Luxury Collection Resort – one of Portugal’s most renowned spas – has launched a new wellness programme called ‘The Detox Retreat’. The aim is to stop burnout in its tracks and prevent stress, with a focus on slowing down and resynchronising.

Guests can choose the length of the programme – whether three, five or seven days – where they’ll get the benefits of a selection of treatments and full access to the Thermal Oasis – equipped with facilities including a herbal sauna, hydrotherapy pool, jacuzzi, hammam and salt sauna. Treatments vary according to how long you stay, but include detox massages, lymphatic drainage, body wraps and a customised plan to take home.

Guests will also have the opportunity to make the retreat more of a digital detox, with the option to leave their mobile phone in a sleeping bag for two nights.

In addition to the detox retreat, guests can unwind in the Algarve resort’s beautiful gardens with ocean views, hike, run, visit the bootcamp and Active Studio or meditate whenever they wish.

Prices start from €436 (approximately £363) per person for the three-night programme. A stay at Pine Cliffs Hotel start from €323.00 per night including breakfast, based on two adults sharing a deluxe room resort view in October 2022

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