A grand village-style resort with impressive facilities as well as dedicated adults-only and family areas.
This colonial-style resort with Moorish buildings is in landscaped gardens and bordered by two white sandy coves. The authentic décor includes light blue colours, hand-made linens and local Porches pottery, and there are numerous pools, lakes and gardens to relax in. Take the steps down to a secluded golden-sand beach with access to sun loungers, or hop on the shuttle to nearby Armação Beach Club for a choice of watersports. There’s a pitch and putt, putting green and driving range and you can enjoy discounted rates at other nearby courses. Kids have their own three pools; adults can unwind on the Residences’ dedicated clifftop sun terrace, by the adults-only infinity pool or in two other pools.
Enjoy ten restaurants and locally sourced food including meats, jam and wine from the resort’s farm and vineyard. Dress up for dinner at the two-Michelin-starred restaurant with a sea view, Ocean. The restaurant Bela Vita, has a garden terrace, while Adega is a typical Portuguese restaurant which serves innovative dishes. For fine dining, head to Aladin Grill, Atlântico and Japanese restaurant Mizu-Teppanyaki. If you’re with the family or little ones then Whale is ideal. Take a free shuttle to three different restaurants; there’s German Biergarten in Porches, as well as Arte Náutica and the informal Praia Dourada at Armação Beach Club.
Rooms are either in the main building, family-friendly Oasis Parc, or adults-only Residence area. Deluxe Garden View Rooms are in the main building, while the spacious Oasis Premium Garden View Suites have an open living/sleeping area. Oasis Rooftop Suites have a rooftop terrace with day beds and rain shower – perfect for couples wanting extra privacy. Oasis Family Garden View Suites are on the ground and first floors with an open-plan living and sleeping area plus a separate bedroom and terrace.
Clifftop location on the Algarve coast, close to the medieval fortresses of Silves and Sagres
TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards 2020
VILA VITA Parc Resort & Spa is one of our favourite hotels, but don’t just take our word for it – TripAdvisor reviewers agree and have voted the resort 9th in the Top 25 Hotels in Portugal category for 2020.
Good to know
Minimum stays: 3 nights 01 Nov-30 Apr 2019-20, 01 Nov-31 Mar 2020-21; 5 nights 01 May-31 Oct. In the low season there will be at least two restaurants available for guests on Half Board. Compulsory New Year's Eve Gala Dinner, supplement applies. For Gala Dinners, children aged 4-5 years may only participate in the Kids' Club Party or stay in the room with a locally chargeable babysitter. Children aged 0-3 years must stay in the room with a locally chargeable babysitter. The hotel has 3 wheelchair accessible Deluxe Rooms.
170 elegant rooms, suites and villas
• Book a day trip along the coast on the resort's private yacht to discover secluded coves and grottos* • Visit the resort's organic farm for a tasty lunch and wine-tasting* • Take the shuttle to one of the resort's excellent off-site restaurants.
10 restaurants (seasonal, includes 3 off-site), café, 6 bars
Breakfast at Bela Vita.
Meal upgrade options (per person per night)
Half Board from £58 • Breakfast at Bela Vita • Lunch or dinner at Bela Vita, Adega, Praia Dourada, Whale or Biergarten.
Full Board from £103 • Breakfast at Bela Vita • Lunch and dinner at Bela Vita, Adega, Praia Dourada, Whale or Biergarten.
*Denotes local charge