James' trip to Vilamoura, Portugal

James Birch, Senior Travel Consultant, visited the 5* Anantara Vilamoura Algarve Resort to learn and experience what it has to offer.


The resort boasts stunning views of Victoria Course, a championship golf course designed by Arnold Palmer.

It’s the perfect setting for those seeking privacy and tranquility but also wanting to be close (10-15 minute drive) to the energising Vilamoura marina.

The marina itself is complete with bars, restaurants and becomes the entertainment central at night.


Gourmet food, all day every day - the food is simply amazing!

The three restaurants - Victoria, Ria and Emo - offer everything from a buffet breakfast, to a local seafood lunch, to fine dining and wining pairing.


The resort has two swimming pools, one for families and one exclusively for adults. Created for peace and relaxation, the pool is surrounded by luxury cabanas and loungers along with pool bars at both.

The award-wining Anantara Spa offers a diversity of treatments, a vitality pool, sauna and Turkish bath.


The resort is situated on one of Europe’s best golf courses.

The Victoria Course is a PGA (Professional Golfers’ Association) course and home to the Portuguese Masters every September.

The Anantara is the base for many competitors, their entourage and the media.

It doesn’t matter whether you’re a first-time player or lifelong enthusiast, you will feel right at ease.

Customer service

The customer service is impeccable.

You will be greeted with a warm and relaxed welcome, with check-in taking place in the lounge and complimentary refreshments, there is no need to stand and register at reception.

The resort is always looking for ways to raise its standards. They are currently upgrading the children’s area and crèche to provide daily activities and babysitting options.


Upon arrival at Faro Airport, there is the option to be collected by a private transfer and driven direct to the resort at no additional cost. There is also a prompt transfer service to and from the resort to Vilamoura marina. The transfer runs from early morning to late evening and can be arranged conveniently at the reception.


If you’re looking for a hotel to completely unwind, enjoy gourmet food and first-class service in a location immersed with Portuguese culture, make sure your next holiday booking is Anantara Vilamoura Algarve Resort.

To find out more, contact James Birch or the team at Travelmaker on 01534 784300 or 01534 784480

Get 25% off a holiday to Anantara, Vilamoura

Book 5 nights in a Deluxe Room on a breakfast basis and get 25% off, including:

  • return economy flights
  • private round-trip transfers
  • access to the airport lounge on departure from London Gatwick 

All from £730 per person! 

(Terms and conditions apply. Stay between 01 Nov to 28 Dec 17, and 02 Jan to 29 Mar 18. Book by 30 Nov 2017.)