Recommended Hotels for Before & After

We 100% recommend flying in the day before and leaving the day after the retreat.

Not only does this save you the stress of a flight being cancelled or delayed, but it also saves you having to get up VERY early in the morning in order to be at the airport to land in Portugal around 09:30.  

The other benefit of this is, the first flight of the day is typically the most expensive, and it can often be the case that what you save on the flight can cover the cost of your hotel stay before the retreat, plus you get an extra day in the sun too!

The retreat is intensive, so it is much more beneficial for you to take at least a day to process this before tackling a busy airport and going back.  

This list is based on client feedback.  We do not receive any financial reward by you booking any of these hotels.

Also, from any of these hotels, the shuttle can pick you up and/or drop you off as part of your inclusive transfer.


Hospedaria Frangaria

Rather plain from the outside, but inside it’s actually very nice.  This hotel has a good restaurant too and comfortable rooms.  Situated less than a mile from the airport

Hotel 3K

Hotel 3K Aeroporto


Great low cost hotel – the nearest to the airport yet surprisingly quiet.  The hotel has a private pool & comfortable rooms.

Hotel Monaco


Gets lots of positive feedback – around a mile from the airport, just off the main dual carriageway.  A pool, large restaurant and comfortable rooms

Jardim Hotel Loule

Jardim Hotel Loulé


If you prefer a location with some history, the Jardim Hotel in Loulé is a great place to stay. The rates are very good and the service is friendly.  Breakfast is included and it has a rooftop pool & lounge area.
Loulé is just 10 minutes from the retreat and around 15 from the airport. Yes, we can pick you up from here too if you wish to stay here.

Golden Beach Guesthouse

Golden Beach Guesthouse


Always a favourite, not just because of the excellent decor and standards inside, but outside the views are second to none, with the property literally on the beach!  Eat on the upper deck or visit any of the nearby bars and restaurants.  Yes, you pay a premium for this, but it is worth every penny.  They only have a few rooms, so book early.