For chic surroundings and luxury living, few Portuguese towns deliver like Vilamoura. Here, visitors will find beautiful yachts parking near trendy bars at the lively and scenic marina, some of the region’s best golf courses, and a plethora of fine dining and exclusive hotels with breathtaking coastal views. Do you want to spend a comfortable, stylish, and golf-filled weekend in southern Portugal? Here are The Culture Trip’s picks of the best hotels in Vilamoura.
Spacious, cozy, and designed like private apartments, Hotel Apartamento do Golf is a favorite choice for travelers who don’t mind staying a short drive (around three kilometers) away from the coast. It is also located near a few beautiful golf courses, making it perfect for anyone who wants to spend their days on the green. Hotel Apartamento do Golf boasts gardens, an outdoor pool and lounging area, and a hotel restaurant that serves breakfast and dinner.
Steps from a private beach, Dom José Beach Hotel is set in an excellent location where guests can choose rooms with a sea view and gaze at the ocean from the restaurant hotel and bar. Located on the boardwalk, it is a 30-minute stroll from the Vilamoura Marina, and a short drive from the popular Gypsy Market in Quarteira (perfect for buying unique and traditional souvenirs) and surrounded by locally favorite restaurants and beachside cafés.
This modern and stylish 59-guestroom hotel is peacefully-located within half an hour’s walking distance of the local beaches and marina but offers a free shuttle service that helps bridge the gap. It is also a five-minute walk from one of the local golf courses. The neutral-toned and bright rooms and suites are stylishly decorated and comfortable, offering views over either the outdoor pool or the pine trees, and guests who want to enjoy the peaceful surroundings during mealtimes have access to terrace tables at the tapa bar and restaurant. Vilamoura Garden Hotel is also located next door to the 7 Seven Spa, Portugal’s largest spa center and health club located inside the Hilton Vilamoura As Cascatas Golf Resort.
Standing tall beside Vilamoura’s marina, Hotel Vila Galé Marina is a contemporary, family-friendly hotel boasting 243 guest rooms and suites, as well as many excellent views of incoming and outgoing yachts and the ocean. Among the hotel’s key features is that it has something for everyone, from its close proximity to the beach and the activities inside the Vilamoura Casino to the children’s club (free to guests), the hotel restaurant, and lounge bar. Guests also like the breakfast buffet.
Snuggled against the southern side of the beautiful green Dom Pedro Pinhal Golf Course is the luxurious Hilton Vilamoura As Cascatas Golf Resort & Spa. This five-star hotel is surrounded by lush landscaped gardens and is home to the opulent 7 Seven Spa and Health Center. Spend days inside one of the six outdoor pools and enjoy the exotic pool waterfalls, get pampered in the spa, and enjoy fresh Mediterranean flavors at one of the two hotel restaurants. Whether you choose to stay in one of the deluxe guestrooms or suites, all of the 176 guest accommodations offer fantastic views, either of the pool, garden, or golf course.
The sophisticated and grand Tivoli Marina Vilamoura claims a privileged location by the marina’s south end and is steps from the Vilamoura beach. The 383 guest rooms (all with views to the outdoor pools and ocean) tower over the resort’s six restaurants, a full-service spa, three pools, and a health club, and guests can choose room packages that offer entrance to the nearby Purobeach dance club and bar. Ultra-cool surroundings, vibrant nightlife, and indulgent golden-sand beaches are all awaiting the guests of Tivoli Marina Vilamoura.
Plan a relaxing and lavish golf retreat around the five-star Anantara Vilamoura Algarve Resort. Each of the 280 deluxe rooms and suites offers terraces with cozy day beds and fantastic views of the pool, garden, or surrounding golf course. The resort also has three restaurants, two poolside bars near three outdoor pools, a full-service spa center, and a free shuttle to the marina and beaches. It is also a family-friendly hotel with childcare and babysitting facilities.