2 pools, fitness centre with gym, tennis court, yoga, Pilates and t’ai chi classes*, airport shuttle, daily shuttle to Vilamoura Marina and Beach plus Purobeach Vilamoura beach club at Tivoli Marina Vilamoura Hotel, kids' club*, Wi-Fi

Restaurants & bars

Anantara Vilamoura has a superb range of dining options. Emo Restaurant serves contemporary Portuguese cuisine and has an extensive list of 350 expertly selected wines, overseen by Head Chef Bruno Viegas and Wine Guru Bruno Cunha. Enjoy daily themed buffet nights and treats including baked breads, premium coffees and freshly squeezed juices at Victoria Restaurant. Head to Ria Restaurant for a tasty seafood lunch; watch live cooking shows, relax on the terrace and have your food delivered to your sun lounger by the pool – you can even pre-order your fish. For an authentic taste of Portuguese cuisine try Spice Spoons cooking classes, where you explore the famous Loulé Market, make your own menu and pair your food with the ideal wine before receiving a bag of cooking accessories and recipe cards.

The hotel’s bars are top-quality as well; chic Anantara Lounge & Bar serves Portuguese treats, Asian finger food and signature cocktails, while Palms Pool Bar and the exclusive adults-only Cascades Pool Bar have tempting snack menus and Sunshine Butlers on hand to bring you refreshing drinks in shady poolside cabanas. You can enjoy tailored private dining with Dining by Design and arrive to a beautifully decorated table in a choice of stunning spots, with butler, chef and Wine Guru service. For an exclusive beach club experience, take the complimentary daily shuttle to Vilamoura Marina and Beach and head to Tivoli Marina Vilamoura Hotel for the recently renovated Purobeach Vilamoura – one of the Algarve’s best spots for beach club relaxation with anything from fine dining to live DJs (open seasonally).

Spa & wellness

Anantara’s Spa focuses on ancient Mediterranean therapies and energising Asian techniques, with revitalising treatments including Thai and Golfer’s Massages. Enjoy access to six treatment rooms, a manicure and pedicure service, indoor Vitality pool, sauna, steamroom and Vichy shower.

For Children

What’s nearby? This hotel is on the outskirts of upmarket Vilamoura. There’s a free daily shuttle to Vilamoura Marina – which is great for people-watching from chic restaurants – and a golden sandy beach. There’s lots more to do in the local area, from dolphin-spotting cruises to days out at several local waterparks, the closest of which is Aquashow Waterpark.

Tried and tested Teens in particular will love the chilled-out scene at Purobeach Vilamoura beach club, over at the Tivoli Marina Vilamoura Hotel. Comfy sofas, sunbeds and Balinese beds line the pool and the beach here, and there are resident DJs, cocktail terraces plus a chic fine dining restaurant. The hotel runs a shuttle to get you here.

The sleeping arrangements All the rooms here can sleep two adults plus a child, so smaller families have plenty of choice. For larger families and groups, the family rooms are made up of interconnecting double and twin rooms and sleep up to six. We love the Golf Suites, too – they sleep two adults and one child and have striking fairway views from the private balcony. Plus, when you stay in one of these you get butler service plus a comfortable lounge with a sofa bed, dining area and bar.

*Denotes local charge