As if the Algarve
‘s stunning landscapes
, beautiful beaches
and delicious food
weren’t attraction enough, this southern corner of Portugal
is also home to some truly indulgent accommodation options. If you’re planning a visit where any place less than 5-star is out of the question, take a look at our round-up of the best.
Bela Vista Hotel & Spa
Located near Portimão’s
Praia da Rocha, the Bela Vista Hotel & Spa is a beautiful 5-star hotel within a 38-room mansion. There is also a restaurant with two bar lounges, a full spa center, a pool, a Business Center, and much more. Priced at €500 per night, a stay is a unique experience in one of the trendiest areas of the Algarve.
Resort, Spa Hotel
This large 5-star hotel in Almancil comes complete with 154 suites, 3 restaurants, 2 bars, 2 pools (one inside and one outside), tennis courts, a Business center and more. They also have a shuttle which take guests to a few local beaches. This is a modern and stylish hotel with a strong emphasis on comfort and it comes complete with spa services too.
Martinhal Sagres Beach Family Resort
This large contemporary luxury hotel is located within a natural park in the tucked away town of Sagres, southern Portugal’s most western spot. Martinhal Beach Resort & Hotel is also a family-friendly location that offers many services geared towards children, with accommodation ranging from apartments to design houses and luxury villas.
Anantara Vilamoura Algarve Resort
What more should you expect from a 5-star hotel other than superior living quarters, fantastic views, and phenomenol dining services? At Anantara Vilamoura Algarve Resort the answer includes a golf course, complete spa services, a health club and much more. Located in Vilamoura, it’s close to the restaurant- and bar-filled Vilamoura Marina.
Pine Cliffs Residence
Resort, Spa Hotel
The Pine Cliffs Residence is a 5-star luxury collection resort located in tourist-friendly Albufeira. It is conveniently located near many restaurants and a short 1.2 Km walk to Praia de Belharucas, a 1.7 km walk to Praia da Água Doce, and a 2 Km walk to Falesia Beach. This large hotel contains 154 rooms including 2-bedroom and 3-bedroom suites, a golf course, 6 swimming pools, and 9 restaurants.
Hand up who wants an all-inclusive deal with their 5-star hotel experience? The Salgados Palace in Albufeira is one of the Algarve’s best luxury hotels, with relaxation and entertainment in one beautifully wrapped package. The hotel offers shuttle services to the Galé-Oeste beach during the busy summer months, and has two restaurants and two bars in case you don’t feel like leaving your own little piece of heaven.
VILA VITA Parc Resort & Spa
Resort, Spa Hotel
At the VILA VITA Parc Resort & Spa, you can choose to stay in a room, suite, or a private resort villa for extra comfort and exclusivity. The resort comes with nine restaurants and two bars on site, in addition to being located close to some of Lagoa’s best beaches. There is also a complete list of spa services that may make visitors forget about sightseeing in the Algarve altogether.
Monte Rei Golf Country Club
Few locations offer tranquility and relaxation quite like the Monte Rei Golf Country Club on the eastern side of the Algarve. This 5-star hotel sits on luxurious golf grounds and has 13 villas, as well as three restaurants and two bar lounges alongside an outdoor pool and tennis courts. While there, take a trip to Tavira
(about 15 km (9.3 miles) from the hotel), one of Algarve’s best-kept secrets.