Our latest overseas retreat

The Detox Barn Algarve

We are delighted to announce the launch of our latest retreat,

The Detox Barn - Algarve.

This exquisite venue is the perfect place to launch our truly transformational wellness programme.

Set in a nature reserve surrounded by pink flamingos and overlooking the Castro Marim salt marshes, it's truly beautiful. Castro Marim itself is a charming village in the Algarve with cobbled streets, whitewashed walls and terracotta roofs.

Characterised by bright blue painted motifs and geometric patterns on the facades of the neat little cottages, this is a picture-perfect place to relax and unwind. Castro Marim is hidden between a nature reserve and the Spanish border, surrounded by wetland, salt ponds, and sandwiched between a 13th century castle, and a 17th century fortress. The surrounding area is filled with saltpans and the Reserva Natural do Sapal, a 2,000 hectare marshland.

This unique ecological habitat is best known for the flamingos which stop off here to feed. It’s also just a ten-minute drive to the stunning coastline and breath-taking beaches.

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The Detox Barn Algarve

Our 5 day Programme

The Gavin sisters are passionate about health and wellness but like to deliver their expertise in a down to earth, relatable manor. The programme is designed to inspire you to want to make healthy changes but being a comedy double act they bring laughter and relatability to their retreats too.

The retreat is a five night, five day programme focusing on creating healthy new habits that stick, the stories we tell ourselves and how to change these stories to become the best possible version of ourselves.

Each day builds on the previous. It is a retreat that focuses on nourishing rather than deprivation, with nutrient dense local organic food cooked by our natural plant-based chefs. A retreat that is filled with laughter and will leave you feeling like a brand new person. 

The programme is an extension of The Detox Barn in Suffolk. Listed in Conde Nast as one of the best wellness retreats for 2023. It has been featured in The Times, The Guardian, The Telegraph, The Observer, Metro, Good Housekeeping, Psychologies and many more.

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Not sure what's included...

See what To Expect!

As part of an investment into your health, the five day programme includes a combination of the following: a timetable will be sent nearer the time and changes made weather depending.

* Fresh leaf organic tea and organic Funki coffee made by Gavin Sisters

* Daily Yoga (by the sea or villa)

* Guided walks in the beautiful nature reserve

* Cold Water Swimming

* A visit to a natural, outdoor, mineral-rich water spa salt ponds known as the Portuguese “dead sea”. Relaxing in the immune boosting salt ponds and a full body natural mud mask.

* Guided mindfulness & meditation

* Digital detox

* Nutritional and gut health focused food workshop with our natural vegan chef

* Half day Safari - Visit the Castro Marim nature reserve (aka ‘Sapal’) and its salt pans. We observe flamingos and get up and close to the North-East’s fauna and flora. getting around in a 4×4 means you can get to places you wouldn’t normally see by using dirt tracks and inaccessible roads.

* Open kitchen night - hang out with the Gavin Sisters and learn to cook a plant based meal along side them.

* Tasting experience at a traditional local organic farm that produces wonderful delicacies that we will taste and experience!

* A RTT workshop (Rapid Transformational Therapy) with our guest expert.

* Sound bath session.

*Five nights accommodation in a beautiful villa in a nature reserve. All rooms with en-suites.

Extra treatments available on request. This is a fully organic plant based alcohol free retreat.

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Who's it for?

This five day reset is for anyone that feels stuck and wants to change how they do things. For people that are tired of feeling tired and want to be inspired to become healthier, more energised, and happier. It’s for executives suffering from burnout, parents raising children, people recovering from illness, loss or trauma or for people who are on the right track but just need a reboot.
Whatever the reasons, after our five day programme we will give you the tools to really take care of your wellbeing and create habits that truly stick. You will feel great and look fantastic and be equipped to feel inspired to continue at home.
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We cant wait to see you!

How to get to Castro Marim?

Castro Marim is in the Algarve right on the boarder of Spain. Nearest airport- Faro airport.

It’s a fifty-minute drive from Faro.
We will be providing one transfer bus for flights arriving around the same time.

Contact us for car hire details.