Luxury Guide to The Algarve
Stay at Portugal’s Popular Beach Resort in Style
Looking for a fabulous hotel to stay in on your holiday? I’ve got this. Stop what you’re doing, grab a cuppa and pull up a chair. Lose yourself for a few minutes and read up on these super, top class hotels as I guide you through some of the best places to stay in The Algarve.
Curving round Portugal’s south coast, The Algarve has been welcoming discerning holidaymakers for decades. It’s easy to see why – beautiful coastline, littered with sandy bays, award-winning beaches and romantic secluded coves. Obviously, year-round sunshine is a big draw for many of its visitors but it’s an ideal holiday destination for lovers of great food and wine and it’s also a golfer’s paradise.
Resort-wise, you have the pick of popular, lively towns or quaint, sleepy fishing villages but where you end up will depend on your choice of hotel. When only the best will do for your Algarve getaway, there are some absolute toppers of hotels on offer but they may not be in the location you want but that’s what cars, buses and taxis are for. In my opinion (and experience), get the digs right and you can work out the transport logistics later.
Are you ready to make like a celebrity and live it up in style? Here’s where you need to stay…
Lying just steps away from Falesia beach and Vilamoura’s glitzy marina, The Lake Resort has everything you could wish for in a luxury holiday. Here you can dine in a floating restaurant, indulge in a spa inspired by the five continents and our five senses, followed by a five-star snooze in the beautifully decorated guest rooms – all of which have private balconies with views of the lake, the sea, gardens or swimming pools. What a joy to just sit there and soak up the sun and the ambience of this decadent resort.
Book your stay at Blue & Green The Lake Spa Resort with Sovereign Luxury Travel on 01293 832459
Prestigious clifftop resort that boasts a two Michelin star fine dining restaurant, this place is an excellent choice for sun seekers that want accommodation with an air of refined luxury and sophistication. It has plenty of bars and restaurants to choose from – you’d hardly need to leave the resort for variety! For further decadence, the Vila Vita Spa by Sisley will let you unwind with a range of gorgeous well-being treatments. Yes please!
Book the Vila Vita Parc Resort & Spa with Elegant Resorts on 01244 897 777
One of the Algarve’s most luxurious hotels, The Cascade Wellness Resort is perfect for an indulgent getaway with your nearest and dearest – or even on your own. Choose from staying in the hotel, apartments or villas – whatever style of accommodation you prefer. Rest assured, the rooms in each are a treat; tasteful and inviting. As the name would suggest, health and wellbeing are a big part of the picture at this resort. If you’re an energetic, sporty type there’s plenty of activities for you to burn off some calories as well as a fully equipped gym. For those of us who are less active and just want to bliss out, there’s a luxury spa with a sauna, Jacuzzi, Turkish bath, and an ice fountain as well as an array of treatments and rituals – guaranteed to chase your cares away. Temporarily at least. You can pick them back up on your way to the airport. While you’re here, it’s all about escaping and getting your mojo back.
Book your holiday to Cascade Wellness Resort with Elegant Resorts on 01244 897 777
For some serious luxury amidst light and airy décor, this stunning resort is one top notch destination that offers world-class amenities and accommodation – even for fussy, hard to please holidaymakers (like me!). One of the many ‘wow’ features of this hotel is the award-winning spa – a real sanctuary of tranquility and well-being, it’s sure to prove a hit with tired and weary guests looking to get maximum benefit from their holiday. There’s also a nice selection of on-site boutiques for some retail therapy.
If you want to get out and about, this beautiful retreat is well placed for the towns of Albufeira and Vilamoura …if you can tear yourself away. Personally, wild horses couldn’t drag me from the resort, especially if I only had a week or a few days here.
Book your stay at Pine Cliffs with Elegant Resorts on 01244 897 777
Another sumptuous hotel on the Algarve, the Conrad reeks of quality and confidence. Pool life is impressive here – there’s an infinity pool with underwater music (cool, right?), a Dado pool with family cabanas and if you want a break from the sun, there’s a delightful indoor pool with a sauna and steam room. The rooms here just lovely – no fancy words required. Take a look for yourself and explore the brilliant amenities this gorgeous hotel can offer to make your Algarve getaway one of the best holidays you’ll ever have.
Check it out on Sovereign Luxury Travel or call to plan your trip on 01293 832459
If you’re travelling with children but looking for top-notch accommodation and facilities, this place will tick the boxes for you – it’s the last word. This sophisticated family friendly resort overlooks the beach and features luxury family villas and a five-star hotel.
Book your holiday to Martinhal with Abercrombie & Kent on 01242 547760
In a prime location, this delightful retreat overlooks the Victoria golf course and sits close to the charms of upmarket Vilamoura. The hotel features stunning contemporary décor which gives it an air of elegance and style. There’s an adults only pool bar and another tempting poolside spot which has Champagne cabanas – oh please just park me here for a fortnight!
If you can drag yourself away from those, there’s an award-winning spa where you can treat yourself to some serious pampering from the skilled therapists.
The overall feel of this hotel is one of laid-back ambience and class. Sounds like just the place for some R&R!
Book your sunshine break at Anantara Vilamoura with Abercrombie & Kent on 01242 547760
You can always find cheap and cheerful bucket and spade holidays and if that’s all you’re after, then great, but if you can afford to push the boat out a little, it’s worth every penny to bag yourself your very own palace in the sun. You only live once.
Winter is just around the corner and what better way to cheer ourselves up than to book a luxury getaway to look forward to. Start planning your next holiday now and count down the days until you can wake up in one of these beautiful bolt holes.
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