This scenic resort is a stone’s throw from Praia da Falésia on top of the Algarve’s colourful cliffs.
PortoBay Falesia is in the charming Olhos de Água area of the Algarve, just a 15-minute drive from livelier Albufeira. It’s a large clifftop resort in pine-dotted grounds with easy access to two stretches of sand – head one way down 136 steps to the lengthy and much-loved Praia da Falésia, or walk 10 minutes the other way to the smaller and more secluded Olheiros de Água Doce Beach. Your stay here can be as active or as laid-back as you want – hit the tennis courts, visit the outdoor spa or pop over to one of the four sea-facing viewpoints to see the region’s instantly recognisable honeycomb-hued cliffs.
There are two excellent restaurants here with an extensive selection of food. Madeira Restaurant serves buffet breakfast and dinners full of international flavours, and you can also go for exquisite Mediterranean-inspired dinners at Falésia Restaurant. Enjoy light à la carte snacks by the pool at Falésia Bar before unwinding with a cocktail at the chic Bar Búzios, where there’s also live music. If you feel like exploring a little more, there’s a good selection of shops, bars and restaurants within easy walking distance in the local village.
The rooms are bright and stylish, with light cream walls and elegant wooden fittings – each room has a modern bathroom with Rituals products and a balcony or terrace. Sea View rooms have views over Praia da Falésia, the lush pines and the red cliffs. Upgrade to one of the Junior Suites for extra space and an adjoining living area, a great choice for groups or families.
On a clifftop in Olhos de Água, 15 minutes’ drive from Albufeira
Good to know
This hotel is not available 07 Jan-10 Feb.
310 rooms and suites
• Experience a range of treatments at the spa, from hot and cold stone massages to sea salt scrubs • Enjoy a leisurely paced golf session on the hotel’s putting green • Go for a game of tennis or try padel.
2 restaurants, 2 bars
Meal upgrade options (per person per night)
Breakfast • Breakfast at Madeira Restaurant
Half Board from £24 • Breakfast and dinner at Madeira Restaurant
Full Board from £43 • Breakfast and dinner at Madeira Restaurant • Lunch (set menu) at Falésia Restaurant.
*Denotes local charge