6 pools (1 heated and covered), spa* (free access to the circuit), kids’ club, private beach area with loungers and parasols, regular shuttle to Vilamoura golf courses and Praia da Falésia, Wi-Fi in public areas

Restaurants & bars

Enjoy fine dining at Cilantro where Mediterranean flavours are combined with the best Algarvean cuisine in a Signature Menu carefully prepared by Chef André Simões. Moscada overlooks the swimming pool and waterfall, and serves international cuisine and family-friendly buffets. New beachfront restaurant AL.MAR – Tapas by the Sea, serves tasty tapas with a focus on fresh seafood and regional dishes. Aquarela offers mouthwatering Mediterranean barbecues, salads and sandwiches, and is open until 7pm (seasonal). Unwind with a drink at Rubi Bar which has plush leather chairs and wooden floors. The Beach Club is open in high season for light snacks and drinks.

Spa & wellness

The magnificent 7 Seven Spa is Portugal's largest spa and this haven of Zen-like tranquility and relaxation offers state-of-the-art treatment rooms, advanced spa therapy and facilities including an indoor thermal pool, cool water plunge pool, hydromassage, water tunnel experience, ice fountain and zen gardens. Therapies include:\ • Facials • Massage • Lymphatic drainage • Hawaiian massage • Anti-ageing • Vichy Shower • 4 hands massage

Children's club

Paradise Island Kids’ Club – with supervised pool, treasure hunts, tree houses and daily activities (subject to seasonal demand).

For Children

What’s nearby? Falésia Beach is a five-minute drive away, and there’s a free hotel shuttle bus in high season, plus a private area on the beach for hotel guests. Vilamoura Marina is about the same distance – it’s full of glamorous super-yachts bobbing on the water, and it’s a hub of stylish seafood restaurants.

Tried and tested Children aged 4-12 can do everything from treasure hunts to swimming sessions in the supervised pool at Paradise Island Kids’ Club*, which you can pay for in hourly, half-day and day-long blocks. Teens aged 16 and over can use the spa – try the calming zen gardens and water tunnel experience.

The sleeping arrangements We recommend the Family Suites at this resort – they have a separate living room with a sofa bed, two bathrooms, and two spacious balconies, and they sleep three adults or two adults and two children. Deluxe Pool View rooms are another good option, as they can be booked as interconnecting rooms. For larger families and older children, try the two-bedroom apartments. They sleep five adults or three adults and two children, with a separate living room, dining area and fully equipped kitchen – perfect when you’ve got a hungry brood.

Beach

High season complimentary shuttle bus to Praia da Falésia.

Golf

Pinhal and Old Course golf course flank the hotel.

*Denotes local charge