Review: Vilamoura, Portugal

Review: Vilamoura, Portugal


James Birch, senior travel consultant, visited the 5* Anantara Vilamoura Algarve Resort to experience playing golf in a tranquil setting, eating gourmet food and excellent customer service.


The 5* Anantara Vilamoura Algarve Resort boasts stunning views of Victoria Course, a championship golf course designed by professional American golfer Arnold Palmer.

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

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


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

The three restaurants on the resort- 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 Victoria Course is a PGA (Professional Golfers’ Association) course and home to the Portuguese Masters every September. It’s the base for many competitors, their entourage and the media.

It doesn’t matter whether you’re a first-time golf 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. You will be offered complimentary refreshments and there is no need to stand and register at reception.


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.


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