Located on the southern coastline of Portugal, the Algarve Region is a paradise combining a perfect climate with stunning beaches and picturesque towns. The region is also home of some of the most luxorious five-star resorts, where the beauties of nature are combined with an impeccabile service.
1. Vila Vita Parc Resort & Spa
This amazing resort is set on the top of a cliff overlooking the ocean and nestled in a subtropical lushing garden. The hotel is situated on the Algarve’s south coast, in close proximity to the popular seaside destination of Armacão de Pêra. Accommodation choices range from exclusive rooms and suites with breathtaking ocean views, to amazing villas with private swimming pools. Services include a nine-hole golf course, a Spa, fitness classes and training sessions, and a Kids Park for young guests. The resort is also home of the two Michelin-starred Ocean restaurant, directed by Austrian chef Hans Neuner. Remember to reserve a table if you want to taste sophisticated and creative specialties!
2. Anantara Vilamoura Algarve Resort
Anantara Vilamoura Algarve Resort is a quiet heavenly retreat situated on the Algarve coast, only 15 minutes from Faro International Airport and just a five-minute drive from the famous city of Vilamoura. The resort is also very close to the ocean and the beach. Anantara Vilamoura Algarve Resort includes 280 guest rooms and suites with private verandas, overlooking the swimming pools and the Victorian golf course, one of the region’s most prestigious golf courses. The resort has six restaurants serving traditional Portuguese food and Mediterranean fine cuisine. The Anatra Spa includes six treatment rooms, a sauna, an indoor vitality pool and a steam room.
3. Vila Monte Farm House
This luxury and elegant farm house embraces the nature of the Algarve Region in all its dimensions. Guests can relax between aromatic gardens and citrus orchards, or visit the nearby Fuseta Island Beach, which can be easily reached by shuttle. The 55 guest rooms are furnished with tree-trunk coffee tables and hand-carved accents. Vila Monte offers its guests many memorable unique experiences: guests can learn how to harvest oysters, create traditional Algarve pottery, prepare local food in the À Terra restaurant. The resort has also swimming pools and a gym open at any time of the day!
4. Congrad Algarve
The Conrad Algarve hotel is a modern five-star hotel located in Quinta do Lago, an exclusive holiday destination on the Algarve’s beautiful coastline. The hotel does not overlook the ocean; instead, it is encapsulated within the Ria Formosa National Park: a true natural paradise with idyllic landscapes and a diverse wildlife. Its 154 rooms are designed in a 18th Century Portuguese style. The most exclusive accommodation is the Roof Garden Suite, which includes a plunge pool in the lounge. The Conrad Algarve is situated very close to world famous golf courses. Moreover, it has a many different amenities, such as the luxurious Conrad Spa, and the one-Michelin-star gourmet restaurant Gusto by Heinz Beck, which features a Mediterranean menu.
5. As Cascatas Golf Resort & Spa
The As Cascatas Golf Resort & Spa is located in Vilamoura, in the Algarve Region, near the most famous golf clubs and only a 30-minute drive to Faro International Airport. The resort includes exclusive luxury apartments set in a fabulous environment with water features that decorate the rounds of the resort. This is why the resort is named “As Cascatas”, which in Portuguese means waterfalls. The resort boasts also the largest spa in Portugal – the 7Seven Spa – which has 14 treatments rooms. The hotel has six restaurants serving Portuguese specialties and international food, including Italian American cuisine. This resort is also a popular option for families with little kids: the resort includes one of the best children’s hotel play parks on the south coast.