7 of the Best Deals in the Algarve

This week’s blog is a guide to seven of the best deals in the Algarve. With cheap flights, stunning beaches, and most importantly, fantastic golf courses, it comes as no surprise that the Algarve is considered to be their favourite European golf destination by many golfers. Also, with many new deals and offers, a golf holiday to the Algarve is an unbeatable option for your next golf escape.

Up first is the Pestana Dom Joao II, a fantastic four-star hotel situated just a stone’s throw away from all five of the Pestana golf courses. At this hotel, golfers could not be in a better position to play some of the golf courses that the Algarve is known so well for. All five of the Pestana golf courses are considered to be some of the best found in the Algarve, and conveniently for guests at the Pestana Dom Joao II, they are all under a twenty-five minute drive away from the hotel, with the exception of the Vila Sol golf course which takes about forty-five minutes by car. Not only is the Pestana Dom Joao II perfectly located for guests to play some of the area’s best golf courses; the hotel is positioned directly on top of one of Alvor’s stunning beaches, and just a few minutes’ walk takes guests into the centre of Alvor with its wide range of bars, restaurants and shops. The Pestana Dom Joao II is not just a great choice for your next golf break in the Algarve due to its unbeatable location; it has a fantastic range of leisure facilities to keep even non-golfers entertained. Guests can enjoy sporting activities, including volleyball and tennis at the hotel, or they can head down to the beach to sunbathe and take a dip in the sea. With a perfect location, impeccable service and spacious guest rooms, the Pestana Dom Joao II is the ideal choice for your next golf break in the Algarve.

For an unbeatably luxurious golf holiday in one of Europe’s most sought-after golf destinations, the Dona Filipa Hotel is the perfect option. This five-star golf hotel is set in the Vale do Lobo resort, home to the Vale do Lobo Royal Course and the Vale do Lobo Ocean Course, so a fantastic round of golf is never far away from guests staying here. To fill their days, guests here can either spend their mornings challenging the greens of the local golf courses, or take a scenic walk down the Vale do Lobo beach, then head into the centre of the Vale do Lobo to its plaza, where guests are met with a range of bars and restaurants for a spot of lunch. Both golfers and non-golfers alike are set to have an unbeatable golf holiday here set in one of the Algarve’s most exclusive golf resort, home to a stunning beach, two fantastic golf courses, and a range of bars, shops, and restaurants. The Dona Filipa Hotel is a five-star hotel in every aspect from its luxury décor in the recently refurbished guest rooms, its impeccable service, and a fantastic range of leisure facilities. The more active guest does not need to ever find a reason to sit still here as there is a wide selection of sporting activities. Alternatively, for guests to relax, they can just head to the resort’s spa for a well-deserved treatment or session in the sauna or one of the Turkish baths. While deals can often change, the Dona Filipa Hotel often gives its non-golfing guests free access to the Vale do Lobo Spa, so even if guests do not play golf, they do not have to miss out on all that the Vale do Lobo Resort has to offer.

Yet another great choice for your next golf holiday in the Algarve includes the Praia Verde Boutique Hotel. Just like many of the other hotels in the Algarve, the Praia Verde Boutique Hotel is set just a stone’s throw away from just one of the several stunning beaches in the Algarve. The Praia Verde Boutique Hotel is the perfect option for all those looking for a relaxing golfing getaway as it has just forty guest rooms and it is set away from some of the busier resorts in the Algarve. Here, guests are in the ideal position to relax and enjoy some fantastic golf in an idyllic setting in the countryside surrounding Monte Gordo. Guests can enjoy the best of both worlds as they can relax in the comforts of the hotel and the neighbouring Praia Verde beach, but they are also still a few minutes’ drive away from the centre of Monte Gordo where they will find a good selection of bars and restaurants for an evening out. While Monte Gordo is just down the road from the Praia Verde Boutique Hotel, the hotel is also home to a fantastic Mediterranean restaurant if guests would prefer a quiet night in. Guests at the Praia Verde Boutique Hotel will never find themselves short of things to do or see, whether it be soaking up the sun at the Praia Verde beach or enjoying a walk around Monte Gordo and its beach promenade. Golfers can enjoy a gruelling round of golf at the Quinta do Vale Golf Course, then spend a relaxing afternoon around the swimming pool or in the surrounding hotel gardens. 

Lagos is the biggest town in the western region of the Algarve. It is undoubtedly one of the best golf destinations in the Algarve, and it is not difficult to see why. It is home to a stunning sandy beach, a marina filled with bars and restaurants, and an authentic Portuguese charm that can be difficult to come across in a popular town. The four-star Boavista Golf and Spa Resort is positioned just a short drive away from the centre of Lagos, so a fun evening out on the town is never far away. Golfers and non-golfers alike will find everything they need and more in the Boavista Golf and Spa, including a fantastic championship golf course, the Boavista, as well as tennis courts and an outdoor swimming pool. If non-golfers decide to take up the game, then the Boavista also has a great range of practice facilities to help amateurs fine-tune their game before the round ahead. Furthermore, both the Espiche Golf Lagos and the Onyria Palmares golf courses are less than a fifteen-minute drive away from the resort, so there are always plenty of options for a great round of golf. The Boavista Golf and Spa Resort is the perfect option for a self-catered golf holiday in the Algarve with its modern apartments. All of the apartments here are nothing less than what one would expect at a four-star resort, and they all include all of the essentials to ensure that guests have an unbeatable stay. Guests are provided with a fully equipped kitchen and a spacious living area, as well as a private balcony to enjoy the surrounding views. Even if guests fancy a night off of cooking duty, the centre of Lagos is less than a ten-minute drive away.

Yet another great choice for your luxury golf holiday in the Algarve is the five-star Vidamar Resort Hotel Algarve. The Vidamar Hotel Algarve is truly a five-star hotel in every aspect, ranging from its impeccable service, spacious and modern guest rooms, and its fantastic leisure facilities. While the hotel is large, guests are never without an opportunity to relax and enjoy their golfing holiday. The Vidamar Hotel Algarve offers its guests four outdoor swimming pools, one of which is strictly ‘adults only’, so guests are never without a spot where they can relax. Alternatively, for the ultimate luxury experience, adult guests can head to the MAR Club with its own private pool area and designated sunbeds where guests can expect to receive impeccable service and fantastic facilities. To relax even further, the OSMOS Wellness Centre is a comprehensive spa facility where guests can enjoy a well-deserved massage, treatment or even a session in the ice fountain. The Vidamar Hotel Algarve boasts an unbeatable location, providing stunning views across the Atlantic Ocean and the neighbouring Lagoon Nature Reserve. Not only does the Vidamar Hotel Algarve have the perfect location to relax and take in the stunning countryside in the Algarve, but it is also perfectly positioned to enjoy some of the area’s best golf courses. Just next door to the hotel lies the Salgados golf course where golfers can anticipate a gruelling round of golf, or alternatively the Alamamos golf course is just half an hour away by car.

To make the most out of one of the Algarve’s most popular golf destinations, the Maria Nova Lounge Hotel is an unbeatable option. The hotel is very modern and contemporary in design, so combined with being an adults-only hotel, guests are set to have a relaxing stay. Even for a four-star hotel, the guest rooms here are spacious and include all of the essentials to ensure that all of the guests here have a fantastic stay. All of the guest rooms include a private balcony so that guests are never without an opportunity to appreciate the stunning scenery surrounding the Maria Nova Lounge Hotel, spanning out across the rolling countryside and Tavira. When guests are taking a break from challenging the fairways at the local golf courses and exploring the centre of Tavira, they can lounge around one of the two outdoor swimming pools to catch a tan, or they can enjoy a gym session or treatment in the spa. Just a few minutes away on foot from the Maria Nova Lounge Hotel takes guests into the centre of Tavira. Despite the build-up of other popular resorts and towns in the Algarve, Tavira has still maintained its authentic Portuguese charm, making it a go-to destination for a relaxing golf holiday in Portugal. The Maria Nova Lounge Hotel does not just make a great base to explore one of the Algarve’s best towns; it is also just a stone’s throw away from some of the region’s most played golf courses. For example, the hotel is just a ten-minute drive away from the Benamor golf course, the Quinta de Cima golf course, and it is just a fifteen-minute drive away from the Quinta da Ria.

Last but not least is the Tivoli Lagos, a fantastic four-star hotel situated in Lagos, the Algarve’s best town for a lively golf holiday. The Tivoli Lagos is the ideal option for all golfers looking to have an unforgettable golf escape with the perfect balance of sun, sea, and golf. Just a few minutes down the road on foot takes guests into the centre of Lagos with its wide range of bars and restaurants, as well as it’s Old Town’ with its quaint charm and winding cobbled streets. Alternatively, come the evening time, there is a good selection of bars and clubs for a fun night out. The hotel is set back from the coast slightly, but that does not mean that guests need to miss out on one of the Algarve’s best beaches as the hotel runs a shuttle service to and from the Meia Praia Beach, and the hotel even has its own private beach club here. The Onyria Palmares is one of the most played golf courses in the Algarve due to its unique layout and the stern test of golf that it offers. Designed by the world-famous Sir Robert Trent Jones II, one of the most respected golf architects, players here are guaranteed to have a fantastic round of golf, and conveniently for all of the guests at the Tivoli Lagos, this superb golf course is just a ten-minute drive away from the hotel. Aside from its unbeatable location, the Tivoli Lagos would also make a great base for your next golf holiday in the Algarve with its fantastic range of facilities, including a private beach club, an outdoor pool area, a spa facility, as well as several bars and restaurants.

We hope that you have enjoyed this week’s blog on seven of the best deals in the Algarve. With spectacular golf courses, fantastic hotels and stunning beaches, it is no wonder that the Algarve is one of the most popular golf destinations in Europe, and with regular deals and offers, a golf holiday here is truly an unbeatable option. To keep up to date with the latest deals and offers, give us a call on 01342 811777, and we will ensure that you have your best golf holiday yet.

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