Condé Nast Traveler announced the results of the annual Readers’ Choice Awards with the VILA VITA PARC recognized as the 14th Destination Spa Resort in the world. We couldn’t be more proud of the accomplishment. Follow Secrets From Portugal and stay tuned and discover all about Vila Vita Parc.
The stunning natural beauty and bracing sea air of Portugal’s Algarve region is medicine on their own. But taking it up a notch is the spa at Vila Vita Parc, which occupies its own dedicated building and whose treatment menu was created in partnership with French spa leader Sisley.
With a brand like that behind the place, it’s no surprise that skincare is a focus, calling upon products that incorporate botanical extracts and essential oils. Expect pore-tightening facials, toning body treatments, and medical-grade pedicures (get it?) from legendary podiatrist Margaret Dabbs. On the activity side, there are personal trainers on hand for custom workouts and deep dives into the HYPOXI Method, which is said to combine vacuum therapy with a moderate workout routine and balanced nutrition plan to eradicate stubborn fat deposits, eliminate fluid retention, tone the skin, and accelerate metabolism.
Member of the prestigious Leading Hotels of the World collection, VILA VITA Parc enjoys a stunning location overlooking the sea, surrounded by beautiful subtropical gardens in the village of Porches, in the Algarve. First and only space in the country with the Sisley Paris brand, the VILA VITA Spa by Sisley Paris, is a sanctuary of well-being and tranquillity, exhibiting a contemporary design inspired by the phenomenal caves of the region, decorated with natural stone and restful shades of blue and green, reflecting the nuances of the Atlantic Ocean.
Guests can relax in the Spa, which has fourteen elegant treatment rooms, all equipped with the latest Gharieni treatment tables, or enjoy a fitness class in the studio itself, such as aerial yoga, Pilates or TRX.
This is characterized by floor-to-ceiling windows, offering an impressive backdrop of the hotel’s gardens, while guests move into the pose of Asana. Right next door, VILA VITA Parc offers two beautiful new Spa suites, allowing wellness seekers to effortlessly slide out of the suite for an exercise session or spa treatment during their stay.
Six Senses Douro Valley is another one we can congratulate. On the terraced slopes of one of the world’s oldest wine regions, Six Senses has recast a 19th-century manor house with an unexpectedly modern flair, making it much more than a place to sleep off one too many glasses of vinho. Now, the rambling estate, which has been renovated and expanded by New York-based Clodagh Design, overlooks the area’s completely unspoiled countryside and eponymous river. The final result reflects the region’s deep ties to the United Kingdom and Portugal’s once-vast empire, including Georgian antiques and artefacts from places as far away as Goa and Brazil, with starkly modern and eco-friendly building materials. The spa offers full wellness screenings, sleep-improvement programs, and of-the-moment therapies such as aerial yoga and forest bathing. Plus, much of the produce comes from the hotel’s onsite organic garden.
The Condé Nast Traveler Readers’Choice award is the oldest and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry.
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