The prestigious clifftop resort, VILA VITA Parc – located in the charming town of Porches in Portugal’s beautiful Algarve – are enhancing their credentials for being Portugal’s go-to destination for wellness-seekers, with the exciting launch of their new concept, ‘VITAL Wellness’ and its recognition in Condé Nast Traveller’s 2019 Readers’ Choice Award as #3 in the ‘Top 30 Destination Spa Resorts Around The World’.
Designed in partnership with wellness guru Harry Jameson, VITAL Wellness encapsulates VILA VITA Parc’s commitment to supporting and encouraging health, wellness and vitality throughout the hotel’s ten restaurants, spa, and sporting activities.
Harry has been working closely with the hotels’ nutritionists, trainers and health and wellness specialists to create a seamless experience for guests looking to stay fit and healthy whilst on holiday – through nutritious Vital menus, holistic and rejuvenating spa treatments, sporting activities, and mindfulness/yoga classes.
This year, VILA VITA Parc has launched three new Vital Wellness programmes offering guests a chance to engage in the carefully curated wellness-enhancing activities including fitness, movement quality, mindfulness and spa treatments, all supported with a complementary nutritional offering. Guests can choose from the Vital Signature Wellness programme, the Vital Destress programme or the Vital Purify programme.
Vital Wellness programmes are exclusively bookable in combination with accommodation booked at VILA VITA Parc. The 3-day Vital Wellness programmes start from €330 per person.
In August 2019, VILA VITA Parc launched the Teen Wellness Programme, designed to educate young adults aged 13 to 18 years of age in a light-hearted, inspiring, and non-patronising way. Activities include workshops on nutrition and cooking skills, introductory sessions on strength training and pilates, mindfulness classes, and team sports such as tennis and volleyball.
VILA VITA Parc will also be launching a series of fitness retreats, including the Elite Fitness Retreat co-hosted by Harry Jameson and Alice Liveing from 7th – 10th May 2020, followed by the Holistic Visiting Practitioner – Suraj Varma – who will be at VILA VITA Parc from 16th July – 15th August 2020 and Oriental Healing practitioner Toby Maguire from 28th September – 18th October 2020.
Outlined below are the areas of the hotel which are being seamlessly linked together under the new VITAL concept:
Sports & Fitness:
When it comes to sports and fitness, the flexibility and personalisation of the VITAL concept means that guests can choose how to make the most of their holiday – based around their needs, goals and mood. For instance, guests can challenge themselves with a wide range of sports (such as cycling, tennis, basketball and kayaking), or unwind mentally with some mindfulness and yoga classes – all complemented by the beautiful backdrop of the hotel’s tropical gardens and ocean views.
VITAL plans can be fully tailored, with options for the whole family – including Teen Wellness programmes promoting physical and mental wellbeing for the hotel’s younger guests – and work in tandem with the VITAL menus and food plans available throughout the resort’s 10 restaurants.
Guests who are looking for bespoke wellness programmes can sign up for a fitness evaluation at the start of their stay, as this will allow the hotel’s personal trainers and nutritionists to create a highly targeted plan – with the goal being either short term or long-term results.
Considered the birthplace of the VITAL concept, VILA VITA Parc’s new Sisley Spa (opened Jan 2019) offers guests a serene sanctuary for the body and mind, and a stunning location to unwind in – soft golden sands, ancient rock faces and the cleansing blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Ancient beliefs and practices involving the revitalising and beautifying powers of sand and seawater to the relieve stress and energise the mind and body inspired the spa’s design.
Spa-seekers can enjoy a wide range of holistic treatments in private rooms, one-to-one or group classes in the spa’s studio (floor to ceiling views of the Atlantic Ocean in the distance) such as aerial yoga and TRX, or they can stay in one of the hotel’s three new Spa Suites (where they can glide effortlessly from their suite to the spa).
Vital menus have been carefully crafted by the hotel’s talented chefs and in-house nutritionists to ensure they provide maximum nutritional value, without substituting on flavour. In keeping with the hotel’s farm-to-fork philosophy, ingredients are locally sourced, seasonal and of the highest quality.
Guests who have particular needs and goals in terms of their diet, can have a consultation with one of the hotel’s in-house nutritionists who will then carefully devise a tailored meal plan.