Inspiring Luxury Holidays in the Algarve

29/06/2018

The Algarve has a reputation as an affordable destination, but the region can also deliver premium holiday experiences suitable for a truly luxurious stay. Here is a collection of inspiring choices including a stay in a 19th century palace, a five star romantic break, decadent wellness experiences, and a special discount on a luxury family holiday over the summer:

A Palatial Stay

The Pousada Palácio de Estoi is a rare local landmark near Faro. Dating back to the 1800s, the palace is a place where old meets new. With a Rococo and geometrical French style, it features immaculate Versailles-inspired gardens whilst the interior is reminiscent of romantic 19th century grandeur, a retreat of heavenly frescoes, ornamental features, and antique paintings.

Whether it’s a soothing aromatherapy massage at the Magic Spa, tucking into a traditional Algarvian seafood cataplana at the O Visconde restaurant or sipping champagne from a chilled flute on the private pool deck, there is a luxury experience available for all that seek one. And for children they can receive their own personalised meal plan for the duration of the stay. Private excursions to explore the luxuriant natural parks, bustling plazas of Faro, or the Roman Ruins of Milreu are also possible.

The price for a standard room at the Palácio de Estoi starts from approx. £132 per night, based on two people sharing a double/twin room and includes breakfast.

For reservations, please contact: in&out@pestana.com | For further information on the Pestana Palácio de Estoi, please visit: https://www.pousadasofportugal.com/pousadas/estoi/

 

Romance at its Finest

The VidaMar Hotel setting alone makes this place special. Located near the flourishing Lagoa dos Salgados nature reserve, which is teaming with wildlife, the resort overlooks sand dunes and the cerulean Atlantic Ocean.

For those looking to treat a loved one to the ultimate short-haul break away, the ‘My Romance’ experience is a must. Couples can enjoy premium champagne and strawberries in their double sea view room upon arrival, take pleasure in a ½ day sailing trip on a private motor yacht and relax with a calming 90-minute face and body treatment ritual for two in the Couples’ SPA suite.

Also included is a delectable 5-course dinner in the romantic Aji Oriental Flavors Restaurant whereby couples can indulge in a menu that includes delectable dishes such as a Crawfish Miso Soup and a beef loin cooked at a low temperature with mushrooms and truffle mash potato. Couples can enjoy an intimate al fresco moment on the beach with a private picnic that includes white fish ceviche, oysters with lime, macaroons, sparkling (or still) wine, and more. 

The “My Romance” experience is € 5,350 (€ 2,675 per person per stay for five nights).  

For reservations, please visit: bookings@algarve.vdm.pt | For further information on the VidaMar Algarve, please visit:  https://www.vidamarresorts.com/resort-algarve

 

A Luxury Wellness Treat

Awarded the title of ‘Best Luxury Spa Retreat’ in 2017 at the World Luxury Spa Awards, the five-star EPIC SANA makes for an idyllic retreat for a decadent wellness experience. The resort’s SAYANNA Retreat programmes offer an escape for both the mind and the body with dedicated wellbeing experts on hand to achieve personalised goals.

Programmes include

‘Insane Fitness’- an intense one-week fitness programme incorporating fitness assessments, workout days, nutrition workshops, massages and more. From approx. £2562 per person in a double room.  Please click here for further details

“Cleansing Detox” - includes a body mud wrap, lymphatic drainage sessions, a purifying facial, body scrub, nature walk and more. From approx. £1826 per person in a double room. Please click here for further details.

“Yoga Retreat” - inclusive of yoga lessons across the week, breathing workshops and meditation classes, From approx. £946 per person in a double room. Please click here for further details.

“Mindfulness” - including mindfulness coaching, a deluxe reflexology treatment and relaxation massage, and many more. From approx. £1516 per person in a double room. Please click here for further details.

The EPIC SANA is a haven situated on the Falésia Beach with state-of-the-art facilities and a contemporary design.

For reservations, please contact: rsv.algarve@epic.sanahotels.com | For more information on EPIC SANA, please visit: http://www.algarve.epic.sanahotels.com/

 

A Summer Special with the Anantara Vilamoura Algarve Resort

Boasting the pristine beaches of Vilamoura, world-class golfing facilities and culinary voyages on the doorstep, the Anantara Vilamoura Algarve Resort is offering a special summer discount for guests seeking a 5-star experience across the board.

Available until the end of September, a discount of 25% off and complimentary half board is on offer. Guests can indulge in the Anantara Lounge & Bar for a delicious tapas treat, the Victoria Restaurant that serves up an authentic buffet, and the Emo Restaurant for a signature Algarvian wine-pairing dinner.

The hotel is equipped with five beautiful pools, a fitness centre equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, and offer experiences from yoga and tai chi classes to an adventurer’s kids club, private golfing classes with the Anantara’s golf guru, private tours, and food and drink discoveries.

To redeem this offer, guests must book by the 30th June 2018. Children up to the age of 12 are complimentary when sharing a room with their parents, a stay on this offer depends on the hotel’s availability, and offer is subject to stop sales.

For reservations, please contact: reservations.portugal@anantara.pt | For further information on the Anantara Vilamoura Algarve Resort, please visit: https://www.anantara.com/en/vilamoura-algarve