Offering a slice of Algarve luxury, Vilamoura is a purpose-built leisure resort centred around a glamorous yacht-filled marina. Lined with glitzy casinos, chic bars and upscale boutiques, this coastal city has plenty of high-end outlets to keep you entertained. Beyond the dazzling front though, you can discover history in the city’s Roman ruins or find snorkelling and caving adventures along the area’s stretch of sandy coastline. And if golf is your thing, you’ll have some of the Algarve’s best golf courses on your doorstep.
The Lake Resort
With its own private sea lake, three swimming pools and the beach within a stone’s throw, you’ll have plenty of places to relax at The Lake Resort. This luxury hotel features sophisticated rooms with balconies and sliding doors leading to the bathroom. Elsewhere on the resort, you can wine and dine in the hotel’s floating lake restaurant or find some time to unwind in the spa. If you’re coming as a family, there’s a kids’ club, playground and games room to keep the little ones entertained.
Anantara Vilamoura Algarve Resort
Whether you’re staying as a family or a couple, Anantara Vilamoura Algarve Resort caters to both. Find a chilled atmosphere in the hotel’s adults-only pool area which offers cocktails, light snacks and chilled wine. There’s also an indoor pool and a spa where you can get Thai and Algarvian-inspired treatments or take part in yoga and tai chi sessions. Younger guests can get involved with the kids’ or teen’s club, play tennis or splash around in the shallower pools.
Crowne Plaza Vilamoura
Set on the sandy shores of Praia de Vilamoura, the hotel allows you to swap effortlessly between beachside and poolside. As well as 24-hour room service, Crowne Plaza Vilamoura has a restaurant serving both regional and international cuisine, and a sea-view summer terrace for snacks and BBQ grills. If you want to head out for dinner, you’ll be just a few minutes’ walk from Vilamoura’s marina restaurants and bars.
Positioned between some of the Algarve’s best golf courses, Hilton Vilamoura is an ideal choice for those hoping to perfect their putt. Like with many Hilton hotels, you can expect a luxury stay, with many impressive facilities such as the immersive spa, large lake-style swimming pools with waterfalls and atmospheric eating and drinking areas. There’s also a 24-hour gym and activities like a kids’ club and bike tours to keep all the family entertained.
Tivoli Marina Vilamoura
Whether you’re after a relaxing beachfront stay or a therapeutic spa retreat, Tivoli Marina Vilamoura offers both. Overlooking the marina on one side and Praia de Vilamoura beach on the other, this luxury hotel has stunning views from its balconies. You can spend time in the sauna and hot tub or indulge in body treatments in the hotel’s spa. PuroBeach is the hotel’s bar which links the sophisticated swimming pool area to the beach.
As Cascatas Golf Resort & Spa
If you prefer to cook your own meals but love hotel perks, As Cascatas Golf Resort & Spa is an ideal choice. Each suite comes with a fully-equipped kitchen, a living and dining area and a balcony. You’ll also find a restaurant and a bar on-site if you fancy a night away from the kitchen. There are six swimming pools in total here and a luxury spa area with a sauna, steam room, hot tub, gym and body treatments. Getting around is super easy thanks to the hotel’s free shuttle service which can take you to the beach, the marina and various golf courses.
The Residences at Victoria by Tivoli
Surrounded by Vilamoura’s renowned golf courses, The Residences at Victoria by Tivoli is an ideal base to enjoy a golfing holiday. This 5-star hotel is less than a 15-minute drive from the marina and Falésia Beach. The hotel is made up of two and three-bedroom apartments, each with their own spacious kitchen. In between golfing, you can cool off by one of the hotel’s three swimming pools or in the on-site bar.
Pestana Vila Sol Golf & Resort Hotel
Pestana Vila Sol Golf & Resort Hotel has all the ingredients of a 5-star stay including luxury rooms with a private balcony or patio, an impressive swimming pool area surrounded by manicured gardens and a spa offering massages and other treatments. It also has a 27-hole golf course on its doorstep. If you want to check out Vilamoura’s casinos, bars and boutiques, you’ll be less than a 10-minute drive away from the lively marina.