Algarve hotels for every traveller

By Amy Rosoman

Lead photography by the Anantara Vilamoura Algarve Resort

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February 2018

Journey to Faro, the capital of Portugal’s Algarve and find your perfect hotel for your trip to the southern coast. Whether you’re looking for an idyllic couples retreat, a lazy beach break or somewhere close to the best golfing greens – discover it with us.

For the family: Hilton Vilamoura As Cascatas Golf Resort & Spa

If it’s family moments away you’re looking for, get the right balance of space and quality time.

The lowdown…This luxurious hotel is bursting with family-fun activities, children’s entertainment and euphoric settings for that real holiday feeling. Whether you want some you time, or days together – there is something for everyone here. Enjoy adventures with the whole clan, with water sports to make a splash, or a kids' club for games, sports and treasure hunting. You can replenish in the spa for ultimate relaxation, take a swing on one of five different Championship golf courses, then choose from a collection of glistening pools to unwind in. 

Insider’s tip…Home to Portugal’s largest spa and the enormous Paradise Island Kids’ Club, the entire family will have plenty to smile about.

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Discover a resort with a blend of beach club scene and serene spa experience

  • Grand Deluxe Room at the Pine Cliffs Hotel. ©Marriott International, Inc.

    A clifftop sanctuary

    Savour a luxurious stay, with euphoric resort views to match.

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  • 7Seven Spa at the Hilton Vilamoura As Cascatas Golf Resort & Spa. ©Hilton Hotels & Resorts.

    Spa serenity

    The best part of a holiday can be lounging about, what better way to do this than with spa pampering.

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  • Beach and pool view at Tivoli Marina Vilamoura Algarve Resort. ©Tivoli Hotels & Resorts.

    Best of both

    Sip cocktails poolside, or toe-dip in the turquoise ocean, the choice is yours.

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For golfing days: Conrad Algarve

With the Algarve’s world-class reputation for its golfing, get the best of the greens right on your doorstep.

The lowdown…Enjoy a lavish and beautifully stylish stay here, set in the captivating Ria Formosa National Park scenery. With around 30 nearby golf courses to sport across, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Play the dazzling Quinta Do Lago South Course, an 18-hole Par 72 green, with a landscape to melt for. Discover the sweeping views of the Serra do Caldeirão mountains and Atlantic Ocean, when you play the Monte Rei course. When you’re ready to unwind, kick back at the Conrad Beach Club, sink into the infinity pool, then savour Portuguese cuisine.

Insider’s tip…Catch up with the golf guru here for pointers, then head to Lago for exquisite cocktails and dishes of Cataplana.  

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  • Conrad Algarve, set in the stunning Ria Formosa Natural Park. ©Conrad Hotels & Resorts.

    Soak up the sights

    Don’t miss the scenery of Ria Formosa Natural Park, one of Portugal’s seven wonders.

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For couples: Pine Cliffs Hotel, Luxury Collection Resort

When it comes to those romantic moments, make them in a breathtaking seafront setting.

The lowdown…Soak up the blissful landscape around you, in a luxurious retreat. Feel swept off your feet when you immerse yourself within the mesmerising backdrop of the Praia da Falesia golden bays. Sunbathe days away, or hit the waters on a double kayak. Take a yoga class together, play some tennis or head to the Pine Cliffs golf course in your perfect duo. Relax in a romantic suite, then make a move to the charming Mirador Champagne Bar for an evening bursting with romance and utopian views. Dine under the stars for a culinary treat at O Pescador.

Insider’s tip… Enjoy a couples experience in the Serenity spa, to reawaken your senses and rejuvenate your souls.

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For luxury: Anantara Vilamoura Algarve Resort

Find the luxury you desire in a place oozing with opulence.

The lowdown…Stay in an Algarve oasis, with Champagne poolside cabanas, sublime alfresco dining experiences and a selection of luxurious activities. Bask in a choice of four opulent pools, bring you’re A-game to Victoria golf course and savour a private rooftop dining experience with mesmerising panoramic views. When you’re not lounging around in this lavish haven, enjoy yoga, tai chi classes, tennis, or jump on the shuttle bus and head to Purobeach. Come the evening, relax over tantalising tapas in the Anantara Lounge & Bar and sip on a nightcap.

Insider’s tip…Make the most of the rooftop Anantara Spa, with its replenishing treatments and glistening infinity pool.

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For solo travellers: Tivoli Marina Vilamoura

Independent breaks away are perfect for meeting new people and having down time.

The lowdown…Discover a resort with a blend of beach club scene and serene spa experience. Enjoy the contemporary chic style that runs throughout the hotel, inside and out. Head to the Purobeach summer beach club for those long summer days and nights. Soak up the sun on a lounger, sway to the DJ beats and tuck into a mix of delicious eats whilst you swish down the sangria. Make the most of the resort’s social scene, dine in mouthwatering restaurants and drink sundowner signature cocktails at Sidebar. When you’re ready for relaxation, book treatments in the refreshing Tivoli Spa.

Insider’s tip…Make the most of an idyllic location, as you explore the marina on one side of the hotel and sandy golden beach on the other.

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For a beach break: Vila Vita Parc Resort & Spa

Take it easy with a beach on your doorstep, catch some waves or kick back on a bay with surreal coastal views.

The lowdown…Wander through this village-like resort, explore the luscious gardens and savour the beautiful beach surrounded by cliffs and turquoise ocean. Enjoy an array of water sports, from paddle boarding, windsurfing, sea cave exploring, to dolphin-spotting excursions. When you’re ready to step back on land enjoy a game of tennis or play some golf, then head to the spa. Wine lovers can explore the mesmerising Cave de Vinhos, with cheese tasting too. Take dinner in the atmospheric Aladin Grill restaurant for delicious seafood and meats. Or enjoy the hypnotising views from the Ocean restaurant, with Michelin-starred dining.

Insider’s tip…Discover hidden coves or a sunset sail on a VILA VITA yacht experience that will take your breath away.

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