Vila Vita Parc
Vila Vita Parc has been on the luxury hotel scene in Portugal since 1992, welcoming families, couples and honeymooners to its oh-so-chic estate, covering 50 hectares of Mediterranean bliss. This outstanding Algarve resort sports stunning views of the azure sea from across many of the guestrooms, gardens and dining haunts, and boasts a mind-boggling array of facilities, activities and attractions to keep you entertained and pampered for weeks.
After entering through grand iron gates, step into a whole new world at Vila Vita Parc. The balance is struck between up-to-the-minute design features and classic Portuguese elements, such as ornate azulejo tiles. Outside, manicured gardens are bursting with flowers, mingling among fountains and lakes, and staff transport guests around the huge grounds via golf buggies, whether heading to the infinity pool or going to practice your swing on the driving range. There’s a vast stretch of beach, tennis and volleyball courts, watersports centre (including diving) and kids’ club – Vila Vita is a huge hit with children. If looking to explore, borrow one of the hotel’s e-bikes or set sail on their yacht, and if yoga is more your thing, you’ll be glad to know that this, Pilates and aqua aerobics are all on the exercise programme.
Fitness and wellness does indeed have a significant presence at Vila Vita Parc, particularly with its vast, palatial spa that comprises everything from beauty salons to Jacuzzis and an indoor pool, a wide range of treatments to Margret Dabbs mani-pedis. What’s more, the spa has a Hypoxi Studio, a cutting-edge technology that targets fat, and the chance to try aerial yoga in the Sisley Spa, to name just a few of the offerings here.
Then there are the restaurants and bars – totalling 14, no less – which provide more than enough variety to ensure that you needn’t step foot away from the hotel. Cuisines span the globe: Japanese, Portuguese, Mediterranean, Italian, American, Moroccan, and many more, topped off with a Michelin-starred eatery and wine cellar, ideal for a romantic meal for two. The in-house sommeliers are ready and waiting to pair your dish with the perfect bottle – not as easy as it sounds as they have over 11,000 to choose from onsite.
When you’re not relishing all these delights, sink into the comfort of your tastefully decorated guestroom, whether a room, suite or villa. All are immaculately maintained and reflect the sleek, beachy vibe of the Algarve, clad in blonde wood, white walls and large glass doors that lead onto a private balcony or terrace. Patterned china and cushions hint at Portuguese heritage, while dashes of blue mirror the sea just outside. The fabulous Ocean Front Villas that are perfect for those who want to push the boat out, with their infinity pools, refined fabrics and butler service, just a few of the reasons to stay at this lavish abode. That said, whichever guestroom you choose, Vila Vita Parc will no doubt impress you with such wonderful service and amenities, across its dazzling grounds in the Algarve.
Vila Vita Parc Facilities
170 rooms, suites and villas with private terraces, many with ocean views.
Porches, 35 minutes transfer from Faro Airport.