Spice Life re>>>TREAT

Event Highlights

  • During this week you'll be staying in our luxurious villa with heated pool at the ocean and learn all there is about spices and herbs, fermenting, chocolate making, Asian and Itlaian food and visit local farmer markets. Offcourse we'll also go on a coastal herbal walk to recognise spices and herbs in the wild and make natural cosmetics with them.
  • There will be enough time to also relax at the pool, discover Figueira fishermens village or take a 20 minute walk trough nature to the secluded, stunning Figueira beach.
  • It's possible to book a massage, surf and/or yoga class additionally.


Friday April 24th
15:00 Arrival with Welcome snack and tour
18:00 dinner

Saturday April 25th
8:00 Breakfast
9:00 Visit to Aljezur Farmers Market, Aljezur Castle and Amoreira beach
19:00 Dinner

Sunday April 26th
9:00 Breakfast
10:30 Herbal walk
14:00 lunch
15:00 Relaxing at the pool/ Walk on the beach/ Discover Figueira/Guided meditation walk
19:00 Dinner

Monday April 27th
9:00 Breakfast
10:00 Spice and Cook India by Shaira
13:00 lunch
14:00 Fermenting workshop
17:00 Relaxing at the pool/ Walk on the beach/ Discover Figueira/Guided meditation walk
19:00 Dinner

Tuesday April 28th
9:00 Breakfast
10:00 Carob Chocolate Workshop
13:00 Lunch 14:00 Natural Cosmetic Workshop
17:00 Relaxing at the pool/ Walk on the beach/ Discover Figueira/ Guided meditation walk
19:00 Dinner

Wednesday April 29th
9:00 Breakfast
10:00 Spice and Cook Portugal
13:00 lunch
14:00 Relaxing at the pool/ Walk on the beach/ Discover Figueira Souvenir/shopping
17:00 Dinner
18:00 Visit to the Organic Market in Lagos

Thursday April 30th
9:00 Breakfast
11:00 Checkout

About This Event

Set off for an exclusive one-week wellness and nutrition journey in Portugal from April 24th to April 30th

Nurse, Nutrionist and Spice Expert Shaira will be hosting a thoughtfully devised program filled with fun cooking classes, inspirational activities and workshops to discover the hidden treasures of the South-West Algarve and the culinary, medicinal world of spices and herbs.

The week will also welcome you with countless moments to disconnect and relax. Let time and space be filled with abundance, joy, and harmony.

Sink deep into the spirit of the ocean that is only a 20 minute walk away or enjoy the heated pool and stunning view from the Villa

»»»Zone out, unwind and join us on the Sunny Algarvian coast«««

Workshops and activities:

💚 Herbal coastal walk

💛 Natural Cosmetic workshop

💙Fermenting Workshop

❤ Visit to local Farmers markets

💜Carob chocolate workshop

❤ Cooking classes

💛 Spice workshop

Optional activities and classes:

☀ massages

☀ yoga classes

☀ surfing classes

***Prices from €550 Euro, including 6 nights at a beach villa with pool, activities, workshops, classes, food and drinks.

**Excl. Flights and transfer.

English, Dutch and German spoken

"Thanks Shaira and team for being such an excellent host and teaching us how to live a more natural lifestyle and showing us the hidden gems of the Algarve. We can highly reccommend this retreat and will come back for more classes and retreats"

What's Included

  • All healthy plant based food, drinks and snacks
  • All workshops, activities and excursions:
  • 💚 Herbal coastal walk
  • 💛 Natural Cosmetic workshop
  • 💙Fermenting Workshop
  • ❤ Visit to local Farmers markets
  • 💜Carob chocolate workshop
  • ❤ Cooking classes
  • 💛 Spice workshop

What's Not Included

Optional activities and classes:
☀ massages
☀ yoga classes
☀ surfing classes

Venue Highlights

The villa where we'll be staying is located in the pitoresque fishermens village Figueira, Budens. An untouched, pearl of the Algarve far away from mass tourism. Next to the activities, workshops and excursions, Figueira beach (one of the last untouched beaches of the Algarve) is a 20 minute walk away trough nature. Listen to the birds and smell the Algarvian spring when walking to the ocean.
You can also enjoy and relax at the heated pool at the villa


The spacious bedrooms are well equipet with 1 kingsize or two queensize beds. Each room has it's own bathroom and toilet. Some rooms have ocean view and others have a spectaculair view of Figueira village and hills.


  • A/C in Rooms
  • Free Wifi
  • Pool
  • Towels
  • Kitchen
  • Tour Assistance
  • Coffee/Tea
  • House Keeping
  • Bicycles
  • Ayurvedic

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Ayurvedic
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free


3 plant based meals a day are offered made by Italian Chef Francesca. Next to the three meals, Indian and Indonesian Plant based cooking classes are a part of this retreat.
You'll also get to know all about spices and herbs, fermenting, make chocolates from local Carob and make your own Natural cosmetics.


From Faro airport follow signs for A22 towards Faro, then A22 Portimao. (auto toll route. Check with hire car company about how to pay.)

Take the sign for A22 Lisboa/Portimao/Albufeira.
Once on the motorway there are about 80kms west to travel along the A22.
Continue to take the signs for A22 Lagos and Portimao.

Continue along the A22 past the GALP Service Station and turn off at Junction 1 Lagos / Vila Do Bispo. Turn right at the first roundabout and follow signs for N125 Sagres / Villa do Bispo.
Continue on the N125 crossing several roundabouts for about 15 minutes until you see the intermache supermarket on your right hand side. At the next roundabout turn left following signs for Figueira and follow the road down into the village where you will see a sign for Villa Akosua at the top of the hill.

Cancellation Policy

100% deposit refund for cancellation 60+ days before event.
50% deposit refund for cancellation 30-59 days before event.
0% deposit refund for cancellation 0-29 days before event.
The remaining balance (total price minus deposit) is due upon arrival.
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Spice Life re>>>TREAT

at Spice Life Retreat

  • Apr 24, 2020 - Apr 30, 2020 (7 days)