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Overview - Algarve Retreat Venue "Vivenda Vale Verde"

Villa for Retreat-holidays and coachings in the Algarve

Our Algarve retreat location for 10 – 13 guests in Carvoeiro a small piece of the sun-kissed Algarve offers everything to give you and your guests an unforgettable experience: fresh sea air, quiet location and a magnificent view of the bright blue Atlantic Ocean.

Whether in the large, natural garden on several levels, the sun-drenched roof terrace or simply the comfortable seating, which offers a view of the green valley and blue ocean around the house: Your guests will always find a sheltered and quiet place.

An unforgettable experience

The Vivenda Vale Verde offers you all the comfort for an unforgettable workation / seminar / coaching in the Algarve. The heating and the fireplace guarantee a relaxing stay even in cooler weather.

Common spaces

The 40m² roof terrace and the large garden with flat grass areas are ideal for communal activities such as meditation or yoga.
In bad weather, the 30m² large living room offers space for group exercises and meetings of all kinds.
For individual meetings and individual coaching you will find the ideal atmosphere in the upper living room.

Our Algarve Retreat Villa offers the perfect atmosphere for inspiring yoga, quiet meditation life coachings and meetings alike.

Accomodation - Algarve Retreat Venue "Vivenda Vale Verde"


Our Algare Retreat venue has a total of 6 bedrooms with different capacities and features.
The rooms are designed for occupancy of one to three people. Unlike many other retreat accommodations, the Vivenda Vale Verde offers high comfort and adequate space even in the bedrooms.

Rooms 1 & 2

Double bedrooms in ground floor

In the ground floor of the main house, there are two double bedrooms (double beds), with en suite bathroom.

The double beds can be changed for two single beds upon previous request. In one of the rooms, there is capacity to add a third single bed, in order to increase the capacity of the venue.



Room 3

Shared bedroom in ground floor

The third room in the ground floor of the Algarve retreat venue is a shared bedroom (two single beds).

The bathroom, which belongs to this bedroom is not en suite. It is located right beside the bedroom, but accessible from the corredor of the community area.

Room 4

Double bedroom in first floor

There is a double bedroom in the first floor.

The room has access to the balcony on this level of the holiday villa and there is a door that leads to the roof terrace. The roof terrace can not be reached without crossing this room.

The bedroom shares the bathroom with room 3.

Room 5

Single bedroom with private small balcony

We suggest this room to be used by the retreat leader (coach, yogateacher…).

The room is furnished with a sleeping-couch (sofa can be transforemd into a comfortable bed for one person), which makes it perfect to be used as private room, in order to prepare the coaching sessions, yogalessons etc.

The room has an own private balcony and an en suite bathroom.

Room 6


The retreat venue has a separate T1 appartment with en suite bathroom and kitchenette.

There are two single beds in the bedroom. We can add a third single bed, in order to increase the capacity of the venue.



6 bedrooms with high comfort level offer plenty of space for up to 13 guests. in this Algarve retreat venue

Common rooms

The retreat venue offers an enormous quantity of high-quality common areas for coaching, exercises or just enjoying the group experience. As in the bedrooms, also the public areas are equipped with air condition and heating system, so that you will always have the perfect feel-good climate inside the rooms. No matter, whether it is hot in the summer or whether you catch one of the rare rainy days in winter season. This retreat venue in the Algarve is perfect for all year round coachings and retreat holidays (Algarve winter retreats welcome!).

Large rooftop terrace

Der größte Raum in der Villa ist das Wohn- und Esszimmer im Erdgeschoss.

Neben der Klimaanlage und der Heizung gibt es einen Kamin, der den Raum auch in regnerischen Nächten sehr gemütlich macht.

In diesem Teil der Retreat Unterkunft findet ihr einen großen Tisch und eine Sitzecke.

Darüber hinaus gibt es noch genügend Platz für Yoga-Sitzungen oder Meditationen. Abhängig von euren Bedürfnissen und der Gruppengröße stellen wir sicher, dass dieses Zimmer perfekt zu euren Anforderungen passt.

First floor livingroom

The livingroom in the first floor is designed for individual coachings, while the rest of the group is enjoying the garden or other parts of the venue. 

Painted in bright peaceful colors and equipped with a sofa and a table for up to four persons, you can enjoy the seaview or concentrate completely on yourself.

This public room has a space of around 30m² and can also be used for yoga-sessions with small groups.

Groundfloor livingroom

The biggest room inside the villa is the living and dining room in the groundfloor.

Beside the air condition and heating system, there is a fireplace, which makes the room totally cozy even in rainy nights.

You will find a big table and a sitting area in this part of the retreat venue.

Furthermore, there is still enough place for yoga sessions or meditations. Depending on your needs and group size, we will make sure, to have this romm perfectly fitting to your requirements.


The Algarve retreat venue “Vivenda Vale Verde” has a functional kitchen with diswasher and oven. You can use it with your group for self-catering or you use our service to offer all kind of catering as tailormade element in your retreat package.

The retreat and coaching villa has two living-rooms a comfortable dining area and is equipped with air condition and heating system in all rooms. Your retreat will be held in a perfect climate during the whole year.

The garden

The beautiful, big garden is the heart of this retreat venue.

On three levels, there is plenty of space and uncountable places for undistrubed relaxing, reading, coaching and meditating. A big terrace with large table, a rain protected in front of the house, plenty of flat grass areas leave no space for further wishes. All this is embedded into evergreen plants local plants which make this venue a place in perfect harmony with the nature around.

Sit down in the shadow of a carob tree or an olive tree or just catch some sun on the sunbeds by the heated swimming pool. If you are looking for a spa experience, just get into the jacuzzi and relax.

Also the wellness demand will be totally satisfied

In the heated pool under the palm trees, the house’s jacuzzi or the four en suite bathrooms, your guests can throw off any tension and find inner peace. Provided of course, they do not bathe directly in the ocean, at the idyllic small beach, which is just ten minutes away on foot.


Enjoy the beatuiful natural garden of our retreat venue in the Algarve Portugal together with your coaching group or students.
There is enough space for everyone and a high wellness level due to the heated swimming pool and Jacuzzi

Surroundings - Algarve Retreat Venue "Vivenda Vale Verde"

Hiking trails

There is a hiking trail passing literally directly by the Algarve retreat venue. The trail leads along the coastline from Ferragudo to Carvoeiro. On that trail you will find abrathtaking landscape, fresh sea air, high cliffs and beaches.

Several stops along the course explain the visitor how the deep holes and the caves in the Algarvian costline came up, how in ancient times romans produced salty, conserved fish or when the towers along the coastline have been built and whta their prurpose was.


This retreat venue is located in the middle of the most beautiful part of the Algarvian coast.

Some of the most popular beaches of Europe can be found within 20 minutes by car. The Benagil Beach, Carvoeiro Beach, Meia Praia and Praia da Rocha are only a few of them.

The closest beach to this venue is “Praia da Vale da Lapa”. This small beach is only accessible during low tide. YOu will ahve this beach nearly always completely for yourself, as hardly anyone knows it and only very few people come there, even in peak season. Praia da Vale da Lapa can be reached within 10 minutes by foot.

Praia dos Caneiros

Praia dos Caneiros is a big guarded beach with a very big rock around 100m away from the coast standing in the water.

The scenery, surrounded by high cliffs, having nothing but sun, water and sand around and the sound of the sea in the ears makes the beach perfect for a long relaxed day with nothing but sunbathing and swimming.

Praia do Carvoeiro

Praia do Caroveiro is the famous beach right at the center of the old fishermen’s town Carvoeiro. There are hardly ever big waves, which makes it perfectly for swimming. The pitoresque “skyline” of Carvoeiro which has been built along the cliffs, the beautiful landscape around and the very good infrastrcutre make this beacht to one of the most popular ones in the Algarve and to the most famous postcard images of the region

Praia do Carvoeiro


The list of cities, that are worth being visited in the near surroundings is long. Carvoeiro, Ferragudo, Silves, Portimao and Lagos are only some of them.


Silves is one of the most historically significant cities in the Algarve. It was the capital of the Moorish Algarve in the 16th century. It was an important port during the peaceful periods in which the Christian and Arab peoples of the Iberian Peninsula together made tremendous progress in the cultural, technical and scientific fields. Today Silves offers a beautiful ancient city with an impressive castle and great views of the countryside between the Serra de Monchique and the Atlantic Ocean.

In the direct surroundings of this beatiful retreat venue you will find an enormous amount fo beautiful beaches, cities and nature. Host your coaching week retreat at the beautiful portuguese south coast. Your participants will be grateful.

Our services

A retreat is much more than a venue. Sun & soul organizes your retreat as a 100% tailor made package from A-Z out of one hand.

Whatever you need, we will organize it for you. Whether you want a full catering à la carte every day or if you prefer self catering or any other food service. Everything is possible.

Do you want to offer sightseeing trips, sport activities or visits to museums during your retreat. No problem, we will organize it for you. Massages or shuttle services? Everything is possible.

You concentrate on your coaching and the participants, we keep your head free by taking care of everything around.

Organizing and hosting a tailor made retreat has never been so easy, comfortable, time- and cost efficient!

Examples of services, that we offer to our retreat groups

Below you find a small extract of services that we can offer. Feel free to contact us, if you have any wish. There is nothing that we cannot organize. We will gladly assist you and organize it for you. You will not have to care about anything. Tell us what you need. We will add it to your retreat package.

Fado night
Fado is one of the world famous cultural heritages of Portugal. In Fado the portuguese express their feeling of "saudade", which noone else than a portuguese can feel or describe.
Cave visits
Visit the beatiful caves of the Algarvian coast. Choose which kind of excursion you prefer. Direct visits to the caves with old traditinal fishermen's boats, daytrips along the coast with a big sailing boats.

The possibilities are endless. The choice is yours!

Massages & Wellness treatments
Offer your guests a wellness massage or other beauty treatments.

Choose whether you want to have this service directly in the Venue or if you prefer it on the beach or elsewhere.
Soulfood and other catering options
Every retreat is different. And so are the catering options on your retreat.

With sun & soul everything is possible. From simple self catering up to three meals per day à la carte.

Special dietary? No problem. Tell us your needs and requirements. You will get exactly what you are looking for.
City trips
Faro, Lagos, Silves, Ferragudo or Loulé...
You will not be able to visit all the beatiful cities in the Algarve.
But nevertheless, we can suggest some beautiful places, that fit to your needs and we can organize all kind of guided tours for you and your retreat group.

The modular retreat system

There is nothing, that we can not organize for you. Just think of any service, that you want us to organize and contact us. We will make sure, that you get exactly what you want and we will simply add it to your tailormade retreat. You do not have to care about anything. We are your contact for every service and we offer everything to you out of one hand.


  • We provide the material needed for your retreat.
  • It does not matter if you need a projector, flipchart, yoga mats, etc. Neither you nor your participants need to bring. The luggage and the costs for the arrival and departure will thus be drastically reduced.

And even more

  • Is there anything that is not yet covered by our blocks? We'll organize it for you!
  • Flight bookings for your participants, shuttle services, lectures, marketing. Let your imagination run wild.

Settlement & Security

  • sun & soul has the legally required insurance you need for your retreat.
  • We handle the entire booking process.

Other retreat venues and accomodations in the Algarve

This is only one of a countless number of retreat venues that are available for our service. We organize your retreat in private holiday villas or small boutique hotels / B&B’s  in the Algarve in southern Portugal.

The primary concern is always to offer a venue, that fits exactly and completely to your needs and that you have completely for yourself and your group. Organizing retreats in private retreat villas makes sure, that on your retreat everyone will feel highly comfortable and a real group-feeling comes up. A feeling that is crucial for a highly recreational and target oriented retreat or coaching holiday.

Vivenda Vale Verde

Private retreat villa in the Algarve for up to 13 people.

Sea-view, close to the sea and all amenities, big natural garden.

Many beautiful cities around and a lot of cutlural and sport activities available in the surroundings.

Casa das Assumadas

Private retreat villa, near to Albufeira, Algarve for up to 15 people.

Old farmhouse consisting of three independent units. Comfortably renovated and keeping its old charme.

Big garden, swimming-pool, Jacuzzi.

Your private retreat villa

Let us know, what you are looking for. 
We will find the perfect retreat venue in the Algarve, that fits exactly to your needs and requirements.
We offer all additional services for your retreat as 100% tailormade all in one feel good package.
Concentrate on your coaching / training and your participants. We will take care of all the rest.

sun & soul

Our Team

I am familiar with the Algarve and know what services the participants of your retreat wish. It gives me tremendous pleasure to organize exactly these services for you and your coaching group and to organize your retreat for you.
Because I want your retreat to stand out from the crowd.

Since my first visit to the Algarve more than 25 years ago, I have succumbed to the beauty of Portugal’s south, the climate, the still existing unspoilt nature and the sea. In many stays of several years living, working and studying, I got to know not only the language, but also the country and people, as well as the culture of Portugal. These experiences help me to organize Retreats in the Algarve with special charm, excursions to the most beautiful places and services of all kinds.

Mindfulness for me means more than yoga, meditation and personal training or coaching. Sustainability and regionality, but also comfort, togetherness and travel are part of it for me. At sun & soul I make sure for you that mindfulness in all its facets is guaranteed on your retreat. Together with you we create a special retreat.

Two hearts beat in me: organization, planning and travel on the one hand and mindfullness, yoga and healthy eating on the other hand. With sun & soul I combine my organizational talent with the aspects of a mindful and sustainable way of life and support you to organize the perfect retreat for your participants!

Lead a retreat! Why choose sun & soul?

A successful retreat is based on two pillars: good coaching and a great atmosphere and setting. We organize your mindfulness retreat from A-Z according to your wishes and take care of the smooth running. So on your group trip both conditions for an outstanding experience of your participants are fulfilled:

  • You focus on your guests.
  • We provide the perfect setting.

This creates real added value and is the basis for an all-round successful retreat and satisfied guests.

Save time and stress. Let sun & soul organize your retreat in the Algarve.

Our Service

Whether yoga vacation, seminar week, retreats, work or small group and coaching trip. Before and during the event, you want to fully concentrate on planning and executing your coaching. Your customers are the focus and you want to give them an unforgettable, beautiful and enriching experience. That’s why we take over the organization of your mindfulness retreat and keep your back free!

We are your team: All you have to do is bring your own group and coach. We take care of everything else!

Why sun & soul?

Everything you would otherwise have to put together individually and book piece by piece, we will do for you. In addition, you benefit from our network, experience, tour operator price advantages, reduced accounting complexity, insurance coverage and the fact that we know exactly what’s important when organising your retreat.

Because mindfulness is not a phrase for us. We live it every day.

What are the advantages for you?

We organize and coordinate each part of the retreat for you and put it together in one package. So you can concentrate on your coaching / training and focus on your participants. This is an invaluable advantage. Because if you spend your days coordinating and organizing each item during the retreat, your participants will not receive the attention and service they expect and deserve. We are your solution to this problem. Concentrate on your core competencies, we’ll do the rest for you.

We know the Algarve, the people, the beauty of nature and the local language. We have a network and are your guarantee for a perfectly planned and completed retreat. Benefit from us! Your customers will appreciate it.

As a registered tour operator, we handle the entire booking process and the payment process. We will ensure that all the legal requirements for your retreat are met and also free you from the issues of complicated travel tax rules that apply to coaching and retreat travel.

We are the only company that organizes Retreats in private holiday homes. There will be noone else than you and your group present. This ensures that you find the perfect conditions to create exactly the atmosphere and the group feeling that is important to reach the goals of the retreat.

We make sure that your retreat becomes an unforgettable and beautiful experience for you and your party.

What does our service cost?

Every retreat is unique, just like our packages. We create a retreat that fits your needs, requirements and budget. As a tour operator we have access to better prices for accommodation and services of all kinds. Simply contact us and we will make you a good offer.

You will not see an invoice from us. After the retreat you will give us an invoice for your profit. You have nothing to do with the cost of the services of your retreat. We will pay them.