Heal with Nature in 2021: 

Madeira is world famous for its natural beauty and outdoor activities. How better to heal from the stresses of 2020 than to bathe in the ancient forests and mountains which cover much of this subtropical island, followed by more nature-inspired healing at one of Europe’s most exciting new spas. 


  • Cure aching limbs with Hiker’s & Biker’s Retreat by Sodashi: After hiking or biking the breathtaking terrain and microclimates of Madeira, this treatment promises to bring your body back to balance with the application of warm, soothing oils. 
  • Cure ‘Covid-face’ with Power Ritual by Sodashi: A facial treatment which combines unique plant essence formulas with a deep cleansing of mineral-rich Argillite clay and warm compresses.  


The spa itself features a dreamlike pool landscape complete with lagoons, cascades and waterfalls to mirror the island’s landscape, alongside 11 treatment rooms. A wide range of state-of-the-art massages, facials and relaxation treatments are complemented by Turkish baths, a halo therapy room, sensory showers, ice fountain, a Himalayan salt room, sauna, jacuzzi, relaxation room, champagne and nails bar, beauty room and heated indoor pool.  


The vivid greens and the striking floral palette of the spa are completely inspired by the magic island garden of Madeira, with the use of stimulating and sensory scents throughout the spa to create the illusion of a salty Atlantic breeze. The Laurea Spa has partnered with a variety of leading brands, including Sodashi, Aromatherapy Associates, Margaret Dabbs, Linda Meredith, and for men, Gentlemen’s Tonic and Vitaman. What’s more, all spa products used in the Laurea Spa are by Sodashi Skincare, an Australian brand which is completely 100% natural, vegan and cruelty free.  


With Madeira’s incredible natural wonders being omnipresent in the Laurea Spa, guests will soak up the calming energy of the forest, enjoy the peaceful sound of the waterfalls and leave feeling thoroughly rejuvenated.  

Madeira – hot destination for 2021  

The sub-tropical island of Madeira has just been awarded Europe’s Leading Island Destination (World Travel Awards). The destination has been in the news for its excellent handling of the current Covid-19 pandemic, making it one of the most appealing and safe holiday options. However, safety is just one of the many strings to Madeira’s bow. It has the winning combination of breath-taking natural beauty, friendly people, great food and wine, value for money, excellent accommodation and outdoor activities, fun cultural festivities, year-round warmth and is within easy reach from the UK (3.5 hour flight).   

On the same latitude as Casablanca, this Portuguese outpost is home to some of the most striking and lush landscapes in Europe. The scenery is rugged, varied, more tropical than anywhere else in the continent and the warm sea is always close by. The rich volcanic soil, mountainous terrain and expansive Laurissilva forest – a UNESCO World Heritage Site covering 20% of the main island – mean that if nature is your thing, you will feel extremely happy here.