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Health & Wellness in Portugal’s Douro Valley

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With Portugal the first major destination in the sunshine to be given the ‘green light’, tourists are eager to head back to hotspots around the Algarve, but Portugal has so much more to offer! Why not discover another side to this beautiful country?

With its rolling hills, riverside setting and, of course, porto and wines, the Douro Valley offers a relaxing break away from the crowds. How perfect too then, that there is a stunning Six Senses property here, one of our partner brands synonymous with luxury, offering the very best in spa resort accommodation.

At Black Opal we love the sustainability ethos at Six Senses, with properties created in harmony with their surroundings. After the restrictions of lockdown, more people are reassessing what they want from a holiday, incorporating a focus on their mental, physical wellbeing and personal health goals -  as well as finding a hotel that is committed to environmental protection.

There are wellness programmes on offer, tailored to your individual challenges and concerns, from detoxifying and cleansing, to fitness and sleep improvement. Hatha yoga and meditation can help stress release and muscle tension, with other sessions focussing on improving the health of your brain – who doesn’t suffer from a bit of ‘brain fog’? In expert hands, smart technology measures your inner health and sleep patterns to personalise treatments, activities and advice – and there is no finer place in our opinion, to begin to put into practice these steps towards a ‘new you’.

Even if you just want to take a dip in the indoor pool, or sip a glass of organic local wine as you have your nails done whilst admiring the sweeping vistas, your experience here can be as simple or as deep as you wish it to be. Of course, if you are looking for more action, there’s activities from canyoning to river cruises along the valley, with the beautiful city of Porto also within easy reach.

Get in touch with the Black Opal team, who can chat through package and treatment options. We can create your idyllic break with a difference – at Six Senses Douro Valley, it’s all about you.

 

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