The Algarve in Portugal is a great all year around holiday destination and it has luxury hotels to match. If you are in the Algarve for family holidays, beach holidays, surf or golf holidays, you will not be disappointed with all that the region as to offer in terms of weather, hospitable people and nice beaches and views.
As a tourist you many accommodation options in the Algarve, ranging from apartment or villa rentals, to hostels and hotels. In terms of Algarve Portugal hotels, there is a lot of choice ranging from 4 to 5 star hotels and also a lot of 3 start hotels and apartment hotels. In this article I will talk more about 5 star luxury hotels and give a few recommendations about the best hotels the Algarve has to offer.
Vila Vita Parc Resort & Spa – Armação de Pêra
The Vila Vita is a five star resort with a spa, member of the Leading Hotels of the World and it is located right by the sea, offering spectacular views of the Atlantic ocean. The hotel is located right in front of the beach and is a 22 hectares of impeccably sub tropical gardens, you can enjoy a multitude of culinary dishes in the 9 seasonal restaurants, both in the estate and outside of the estate.
The hotel also has 5 themed bars and lounges and have one gourmet restaurant that will have a Michelin Star in the short future. The Vila Vita Hotel has one of the best wine cellars in the Algarve and you can take advantage of other luxuries such as a private yacht that can be used for special events in your holidays.
It offers baby sitting for children and infants from 3 months up to 12 years old, making it perfect for the parents to have and afternoon or day to themselves. The hotel also has a mini golf and a small 18hole golf course.
The Vila Vita Parc Resort & Spa is located in Alporchinhos, near Armação de Pêra. Armação de Pêra was formerly a fisherman’s village and is a great holiday destination, with great beaches and a central location to visit the rest of the Algarve.
Vila Lara Thalassa Resort – Armação de Pêra
The Vilalara is one of the oldest hotels in the Algarve and it has a history of excellence and luxury. This hotel is located in Alporchinhos, near Armação de Pêra and it is located by the shore and has a private beach access. The Vilalara is well known for its Thalasso, Spa and beauty treatments, and is a great choice if you want absolute relaxation.
The hotel is located in a 11 hectare estate with beautiful botanical gardens, the natural beauty of this place is just breathtaking. The hotel has a special diet restaurant to go with the thalasso treatment plans, that way you will leave the hotel feeling years younger.
The Vilalara was renovated last year and the rooms are in pristine condition, laid out through the botanical gardens you will feel great when you breathe in the ocean breeze mixed with the scents of the botanical gardens. The hotel has 4 restaurants and 3 bars.
There is the Gastronomic Restaurant, The Grill, Diet Restaurant and a Snack Bar. The bars are located at the Thalasso Spa, near the Gastronomic Restaurant and one bar is located on the beach.
Hilton As Castatas – Vilamoura
The Hilton As Castatas is located in an estate of 5 hectares of beautiful romantic gardens. This resort opened in 2007 and it is an incredible hotel, it has enormous heated pools, hanging gardens, cascading waterways, grottos and pavillions creating a complete sense of serenity.
The hotel has a modern architecture with Moorish accents, keeping with the Vilamoura heritage. The Hilton As Cascatas has a Spa that is the largest in Portugal and is fitted with state-of-the-art equipment.
This hotel and resort is perfect for familys with children, because there is a kid’s club with its own restaurant, outdoor pool, tree house, football field, and much more to keep the youngsters happy.
The Hilton As Castatas is close to the Falésia Beach, where you can bathe in the sun and do a variety of water sports and leisure activities.
There is a shopping centre close by, with a great variety of shops, bars and restaurants, and the friendly staff at the hotel will arrange for many leisure activities on request – from horse riding to an international casino.
Hotel Quinta do Lago – Almancil
The Hotel Quinta do Lago is one of the Algarve and Portugal’s most famous hotels. This hotel is located near the Ria Formosa, and has a beautiful view on the estuary, which is a natural reserve. The Hotel Quinta do Lago is only a short drive away from the Faro Airport and it offers a great all year round holiday spot for the tourist that is expecting the best services and luxury.
This hotel offers a peaceful and calm environment, and is located in just minutes away of Portugal’s and Europe’s best golf courses.