The only stress you’ll have is which one to choose.


1. Choupana Hills
Madeira, Portugal
One of the most original, Asian-influenced Portuguese hotels. Its location, on a hill overlooking the bay of Funchal leaves visitors amazed. The spa has an indoor pool, aromatherapy, hot stone massage, Thai massage, reflexology, shiatsu, Moroccan mask scrub, hamman bath, algae wraps, and many other face and body treatments. Special offer: two nights with a Chills Out spa treatment $435.


2. Vila Monte
Moorish heritage can be clearly seen in this Algarve countryside spa. The Kasbah Spa focuses on body and face with treatments reflecting both North Africa and the East including shiatsu, ayurvedic, berber, aromatherapy oil chocotherapy. Vila Monte is a country resort with golf courses and swimming pools, and a renowned restaurant, the Orangerie.
Celebration package: $242 in double room with an almond massage and dinner for two.


3. Hotel Quinta do Lago
A great location, facing the Ria Formosa, this Algarve hotel has indoor and outdoor pools with water jets, Turkish baths, saunas and an outdoor jacuzzi overlooking the sea. Treatments include aromatherapy, anti-stress and oriental massage, and wine therapy based on red grape varieties, with antioxidant properties, reaffirming and moisturizing the skin. A body treatment based on green tea if offered.


4. Quinta das Lágrimas
Historic hotel popular for romantic getaways. The Bamboo Garden Spa uses the principles of Feng Shui. The spa overlooks the Fountain of Tears offers aromatherapy, seaweed treatments, hot stone massages and reflexology. Michelin-starred restaurant.
Double room from $271. Special packages for the spa.

5. Villa Termal das Caldas de Monchique
Famous for its thermal waters, scenery and peaceful setting in the green Serra de Monchique. Vichy showers, mud applications, massage, sauna, chocolate, coffee and grape masks. Packages start at $180.