Fashioned from a former private residence on a rocky outcropping above Praia da Rocha beach, this spa hotel enjoys an enviable location in Portugal's Algarve region. A fine dining restaurant, sea-view bar and 38 guest rooms and suites are spread throughout three historic and modern buildings. In addition, this boutique property houses a charming L'Occitane spa with a sauna, hammam, wet relaxation area and fitness lounge. Along with treatments to whet the appetite — the almond firming paste scrub and verbena invigorating bath, to name just two — the spa invites guests to indulge in a ritual called Immortelle Divine Secret to Everlasting Youth. Since keeping forever young is a holistic endeavor, we also appreciate the many other ways to pamper body and soul at this hotel, from fresh regional cuisine to relaxing day beds by the pool. For day tripping, highlights include village markets and some of the best golf courses in Europe.