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Surf your way into shape – in luxury – on Portugal’s Atlantic coastline

Located on Portugal’s Atlantic coastline renowned as one of the most popular surfing destinations worldwide, The Oitavos embraces its oceanic surroundings with a new ‘Surf Into Shape’ package enabling guests to achieve the ultimate surfer’s body. The new package combines surf lessons and tailored workouts with rejuvenating VOYA spa treatments and healthy eating. Oitavos Surfing requires its own special kind of strength training resulting in its own unique-looking physique. The ‘Surf Into Shape’ package aims to help guests achieve the super-toned and ultra-lean surfer body, engaging both body and mind in challenging new ways. Guests partake in a fitness classes at The Oitavos to specifically help build the prime muscles used when surfing: A choice of yoga overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, pilates, stretching, or body pump, all of which coordinate the three key elements needed – core strength, stability and balance. Guests are then taken to a nearby beach on the Silver Coast which has become a haven for surf professionals boasting excellent conditions year-round, where the world record for the highest wave ever surfed at 100 feet was broken in January 2013. Professionals and ambitious beginners alike can learn from the best with private lesson with Portuguese surfing champion Ruben Gonzalez. Once back at the hotel, guests can enjoy a well-earned, post-surf swim by the pool and then spend some time at the VOYA spa. Treatments designed to leave guests feeling refreshed and regenerated with a body fit for the beach include a Hydrating Facial and a VOYA signature seaweed massage. The full-service spa offers an approach to well-being that is completely natural, combining the healing benefits of seawater with a host of organic and ocean-inspired beauty and health treatments. Rates start at 729€ single occupancy or 1208€ double occupancy including taxes and services. The ‘Surf Into Shape’ package includes a two-night stay at The Oitavos in a Superior Room with private balcony and golf and partial ocean views, automatic upgrade to Premium Room with private balcony and ocean views subject to availability, complimentary healthy buffet breakfasts at Ipsylon Restaurant to start the day, 2 x 1-hour fitness classes at The Oitavos, up to 2 hours surf lesson plus wetsuit, surfboard and transportation to and from the hotel to the beach, a Hydrating Facial per person and a 50-minute Voya signature massage.

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Daily Telegraph.

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