This is an excellent high-end spa-like facility. It is a working farm that grows a substantial portion of the fruit and vegetables served. There are many beautiful outdoor spaces where hotel guests can relax and rest. The rooms are modern, comfortable, well designed and well furnished. Most have a private terrace, cleverly and aesthetically separated from other guests by fruit trees and shrubbery.
The included breakfasts were excellent, with delicious fruits, eggs to order, breads cheeses and pastries. They also serve lunch daily, which included a salad with sardines which we had ordered—Those sardines were the best we had encountered in Portugal. Dinner is also offered.
Spa services—including massages and other health alternatives are available.
They have a full bar and an indoor area up a flight of stairs in the main building where guests can listen to a >1000 vinyl record collection of popular songs. A roof deck offers views of the ocean and countryside. We visited Fuzeta beach and Tavira, both a short 15-20 minute drive from there. The staff provided a map and recommended restaurants.
We could have used a longer orientation at the beginning. I want to commend evening staff, whom we sought out once when I wasn’t feeling well. They were very concerned for my comfort and exceedingly helpful.
There is a high cost of staying there—but if you have the resources and want a high-end spa, this is a great place to stay in.