The Olhão experience

A venue full of interesting surprises and contrasts in the undiscovered location of Olhão - Algarve to re-charge your batteries and witness amazing urban and natural scenery. A place to enjoy and discover Olhão’s down to earth salty charm, warm and hospitable people, creative community, cobbled streets and faded grandeur.

You will be staying at the luxurious historic townhouse Casa Fuzetta located in the heart of Olhão’s old town. Originally, a classical gentleman’s residence that was lovingly restored over a three year period by its amazing British owners Tara and Jonathan preserving its original architecture and adding contemporary design and comfort ending up with an authentic master piece fit for kings and queens.

In between your Yoga and fitness classes, you will be able to enjoy the delicious Portuguese meals prepared by the local chef, the fabulous markets that Olhão has to offer within easy walking distance of the house – as are the ferries and taxis to the unspoilt islands and the Natural Park of Ria Formosa to mindfully enjoy its authentic charming decadence and natural beauty.

Book your retreat by emailing info@strengthandgrace.co.uk and sail into an amazing restorative experience.

Meet your hosts

Emily - Vinyasa Yoga   Emily’s classes will be focused on using movement and the breath to help find a little more ease and release in the body and mind. She will be offering a more energising, dynamic practice in the morning while in the evening a softer, more gentle session. Some nights a meditation class will help wind down the mind and help get you ready for sleep.

Emily - Vinyasa Yoga

Emily’s classes will be focused on using movement and the breath to help find a little more ease and release in the body and mind. She will be offering a more energising, dynamic practice in the morning while in the evening a softer, more gentle session. Some nights a meditation class will help wind down the mind and help get you ready for sleep.

Anita - Cardio, Sculpt and Tone   In contrast to Emily’s classes Anita will use a combination of HIIT, Pilates and ballet to target key muscle groups pushing your stamina to give you a complete body workout. Her classes are always finished of with a stretching section which will also be offered as a class in the evening to make sure your body is ready for the next day!

Anita - Cardio, Sculpt and Tone

In contrast to Emily’s classes Anita will use a combination of HIIT, Pilates and ballet to target key muscle groups pushing your stamina to give you a complete body workout. Her classes are always finished of with a stretching section which will also be offered as a class in the evening to make sure your body is ready for the next day!

Included:

  • Pick-up and drop-off at Faro International Airport

  • 5 Nights accommodation in an authentic Portuguese Town house

  • Amazing rooftop Yoga and fitness deck

  • Meditation room

  • Use of rooftop pool – heated when needed and pool bar

  • Use of multiple terraces and outdoor sitting areas for communal entertaining or sneaking away to read a book!

  • Use of games room with pool table

  • Use of large winter living room with open fireplace

  • Use of library opening onto a central courtyard

  • Use of large contemporary domestic kitchen, opening onto a large terrace with tables and seating for 24 in comfort

  • Brunch and dinners prepared with locally sourced organic food by an authentic Portuguese chef

  • 1 Ferry trip to Olhão Islands beaches.

  • Use of 2 Massage/treatment rooms

  • Snacks, tea, coffee and water

Sunset over Olhão

Sunset over Olhão

Extra touches:

  • White Company 100% cotton bed linen

  • White company 100% cotton luxury light terry bath towels

  • LaEva gold standard organic units of well-being (wash, lotion, shampoo & conditioner)

  • Stylish hammam towels and umbrellas for the beach

  • Hand made local wicker baskets for trips to the beach or the market

  • Hairdryer

  • Top of the range ceiling fans

  • AC, but only where it is needed

  • Underfloor heating throughout the bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas

Optionals:

  • Visit to local artists atelier

Not Included:

  • Airfares

  • Alcoholic drinks

  • Travel insurance

  • Gratuities

Find your calm

Find your calm

The Venue

Our fantastic town house is located in the town of Olhão at just a stone throw from the sea front, restaurants and main fruit, veg and fish market. The property has over 1000 sqm of internal space boosting 12 fantastic luxurious and stylish large ensuite bedrooms, a meditation room, two massage/treatment rooms, 1 games room with pool table, a large winter living room with open fireplace, a library opening onto a central courtyard, a large contemporary domestic kitchen opening onto a large terrace with tables and seating area and a large entrance hall – for flexible use such as Yoga and fitness classes or dining for very special occasions.

On its magnificent 560 sqm of external space there is a fantastic roof top terrace to spot the clear Olhão skyline, its distinctive rooftops and coastline, a beautiful swimming pool, a Yoga and fitness deck, multiple terraces and outdoor sitting areas for communal entertaining or sneaking away to read a book, and even a pool bar!

The owners, Tara and Jonathan, paid great attention to all the details in the property’s restoration adding their personal decoration touches with various items brought specifically from their travels and also included modern amenities to ensure a relaxing and enjoyable time such as: air conditioning, central heating, double glazed windows, high speed WiFi internet and fully equipped kitchens adding the right touch of comfort to the Casa Fuzetta experience.

Luxury dining

Luxury dining

A TASTER

Sample Day

0700 - An opportunity to have something light before morning Yoga

0800 - Energizing morning Yoga

0900 - Cardio, Sculpt and Tone Class

1000 - Brunch

1130 - Free time to relax

1530 - Ferry trip to Olhão island beaches

1900 - Dinner

2030 - Meditation or Stretching Class

REST TIME

Life is overwhelming nowadays and our nervous systems are in great need for deep rest and rejuvenation. We encourage time for napping, reading and swimming but also giving yourself permission to relax and do nothing at all in this beautiful property.

FOOD

Time for gathering and replenish our systems with fresh, healthy & delicious, Portuguese specially prepared food that nourishes the body and inspires our creative souls. Here’s where we come together as a community and enjoy each others experiences.

EXPERIENCE

By connecting you to like minded individuals and exposing you to meaningful practices, activities, and beautiful places we aim to wake up positively your inner purpose setting you in a joyful path of wellness and self happiness.

Beautiful rooms

Beautiful rooms

OPTIONS

Single Beds - £1500

Twin beds, Shared ensuite room

Double Beds - £1800

Double bed ensuite room


You can reserve the date with £500 deposit and pay the balance 12 weeks before the event.