FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

Choosing your Holiday

What are the benefits of going on a Spa & Wellness Holiday?

Adopting a healthy lifestyle, having a preventive approach towards personal health, doing physical exercise and attending Spas and wellness centres for treatments such as Massage and Hydrotherapy, have medically proven benefits such as:

  • Significantly decreasing the primary stress hormone “cortisol”, thus reducing anxiety and depression.
  • Improving skin health and boosting anti-ageing effects (skin look): increases blood flow, which pumps up the skin, encourages lymphatic drainage of toxins and adds vitality to a dull complexion.
  • Improving vascular function with or without accompanying exercise.
  • Improving sleep: numerous studies have researched this issue and accredit it to massage’s effect on “delta waves”, the kind of brain waves connected to deep sleep, according to Health Magazine.
  • Reducing inflammation and pain: just 10 minutes of therapeutic massage, for instance, can reduce inflammation, ease sore muscles, help alleviate pain (such as chronic low back pain) and help the body recover.
  • Increasing circulating lymphocytes, the white blood cells that defend the body against diseases and therefore boosting the Immune System.

What can I expect from a Wellness Holiday?

You can expect to get away from the hustle-bustle of everyday life, widen your perspectives and engage in a structured Holiday programme that may allow you to learn a new set of rules to help build and maintain a healthier lifestyle.

Can a Wellness Holiday be a turning point in my life?

You are investing time on yourself and in your health and well-being. There will be less distractions and temptations than at home and also professional advice and guidance. Depending on the duration and intensity of the Programme, generally this is a good mix of factors for transformational experiences to occur.

How do I choose the right Programme/ Package?

You can start by narrowing your search down based on preferred Typology, Location or both. Regarding our Typologies:

  • Spa Break: ideal for relaxation, distress, unplug, recharge your batteries, pampering and beauty; additional therapeutic benefits depending on the type of treatments.
  • Beach Spa: same as above but with the added benefit of enjoying the seaside.
  • Thermal & Mineral: ideal for revitalising, toning, detox, preventive health and complementary medical treatments, based on the unique properties of natural spring water or sea water in the form of Thalassotherapy.
  • Fitness & Sports: ideal for improving overall health, well-being and self-esteem. Getting back on track towards being fit, improving physical condition and/or challenging yourself.
  • Detox & Weight loss: ideal for improving overall health, well-being and self-esteem. Body cleansing, purification and reset; slimming and getting back on track towards a healthier body weight.
  • Medical & Health Spa: only Programmes that offer onsite Medical consultation/ treatments fall under these category, both conventional, alternative and integrative medicine. Go beyond the traditional Spa and tackle health and beauty issues with cutting edge technologies and expert medical staff, in a calming and luxurious environment.
  • Holistic & Stress Management: ideal for improving overall mental and emotional well-being with an integrated approach, scientifically proven techniques and expert professionals.
  • Yoga & Ayurveda: explore a combination of ancient Asian exercise techniques, therapies and treatments for improving overall physical and mental well-being.
  • Nature, Eco & Organic: explore a combination of Spa treatments with physical exercise and/ or organic meals amidst nature.

On each Programme/ Package Page you will find relevant information such as overall features/ benefits, inclusions, location and Images. Search based on Calendar is not available but you can find this information within the Tab “Package Details” at the bottom, along with the prices for each season.


Unfortunately, sometimes it is not possible to provide the level of detail and accuracy we would like due to different factors, namely, the fact that we heavily rely on information provided by our different partners.


You may, for example, narrow you search down to 2 to 3 preferred packages that fit better with what you are looking for and if you are not sure, feel free to drop us an e-mail and we will do our best to assist you.

What’s included in my Package?

The “Package Details” section on each Programme/ Package Page describes the inclusions from accommodation to treatments, activities and meals. Flights are never included. Transfers may, sometimes, be included.

Will there be daily scheduled activities? If so, can I receive a copy of the document?

Some Programmes, usually longer and more immersive ones, have daily scheduled treatments and activities and, if so, we can send you this information.

What should I bring?

Besides what you would normally bring, it is a good idea to pack some comfortable, light sportswear and shoes, bathing outfit, slippers, swimming cap, sunhat and sunglasses. Even if you are not selecting a Fitness & Sports Programme, your hotel probably has a fitness center and/ or walking trails and some outdoor sports facilities.

I am travelling with small children, does the hotel offer special services for kids?

Many hotels have Kids clubs and provide babysitting services (with extra charge). Inform us at the time of booking so we can better assist you.

I want to Taylor make my Wellness Holiday. Can you help?

Yes, get in touch with us and let us know what your needs and preferences are.

Bookings, Payments & Cancellation Policy

When should I book?

Considering these are structured Programmes composed by different services, beyond simple bed & breakfast, therefore requiring some logistics and coordination, we strongly advise you to book as early as possible. In most of the cases, it is not possible to book in short notice.

How do I book?

Contact us via the online form you see at the right hand-side of each Programme page. Alternatively, you may use the other contact forms available on the website, write us an e-mail or call us. We are also reachable on Facebook.

How do I pay?

By credit card directly or by Bank Transfer in this case proof of payment is required by e-mail. Please note that eventual costs related to payments in other currencies are your responsibility.

When do I pay?

Depending on the Programme and time of booking advance payment may be required. Exact conditions will be informed prior to booking.

Can I cancel my booking? Is the booking refundable?

You may cancel your booking anytime. Cancellation policy applies which can be more or less strict depending on the timing of cancellation and the specific Programme. You will be given this information upon reservation.

Where can I find more details about the terms and conditions of the Agency?

You may find more details under Terms & Conditions and Copyright.

Transportation & Tours

Do I need to book my own Flight?

Yes, we do not provide this service but feel free to ask us general information related to local airports.

Will I need a Visa?

If you are coming from outside the European Union it depends on your nationality. You should confirm this information directly in your country of origin.

Is travel insurance mandatory?

I is advisable to purchase travel insurance and you can purchase it here: https://tripforwellness.com/travel-insurance/

Insurance should ideally be valid from the date of booking, throughout the holiday period and financially cover any eventual loss for travel and stay, cancellation, alteration, accident or problems related to health.

How do I get to the hotel/ resort?

Unless it is clearly stated, transfers are not included in the Package but in most cases we can arrange for Private transfers.

You can also book your transfers directly here: https://www.partner.viator.com/en/24609/

You can rent a car directly here: https://www.rentalcars.com/CountryLandingPage.do?countryCode=pt&affiliateCode=trip4welln&preflang=en

What if I want to do some tours and sightseeing?

You can book several tours & activities directly here: https://www.partner.viator.com/en/24609

Alternatively, a custom private tour can be arranged.


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