When you’re looking for somewhere hot and close to home to fire up a healthy new lifestyle, this Algarve hotel on the cliffs above Falesia beach ticks all the right boxes. If the knockout setting isn’t motivation enough to get you packing your bags, the purse-friendly prices are a deal sealer. The five- or seven-night retreats – there are eight to choose from, including de-stress, re-shape and yoga – cost less than many set-ups in the UK. And of course, here you get an almost guaranteed feel-good sunshine fix, plus early-morning runs along the 5km stretch of sand, mountain biking through woodland trails and cosmic yoga under the Love Tree to unlock your energy channels as the waves crash nearby. You can sign up for as many extra activities as you like from the Epic Vital Plan, meaning fitness levels can be pushed even further.
This packed programme of daily classes includes Pilates, boot-camp circuits and spinning, led by instructor Patricia Inácio who somehow persuades jelly-like legs to keep pedalling faster, as well as brisk nature walks around the grounds. Those who don’t have the time to commit to a full retreat, or who simply want to take life a smidge easier, can alternate one-on-one personal training sessions and Epic Vital Plan classes with games of tennis and sipping protein shakes by the pool.