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Vale do Lobo Holiday Guide

Vale do Lobo is one of the largest luxury golf resorts in the Algarve, covering an area of approximately three square km. On top of the top notch golf, the resort also offers tennis, sailing, other sports and pristine beaches. There’s never a dull moment in Vale do Lobo.

Situated in Almancil, just 20 minutes from Faro International Airport, the location offers breathtaking natural views and a golden beach, approximately 2 km in length. There are also bars, restaurants, concerts, sports and cultural events, along with top-quality accommodation in the form of self-catering apartments, townhouses or even detached villas.

The resort is the first of the three corners of what is known as Algarve's Golden Triangle. Algarve’s Golden Triangle is the name given to the three resorts that comprise the most affluent tourist areas of the Algarve. The other 2 resorts are Quinta do Lago, and Dunas Douradas Beach Club.

Vale do Lobo has two golf courses, the Royal and the Ocean. One of the 18-hole golf course was based on a design concept by legendary golfer, Sir Henry Cotton, and has become a popular destination amongst British tourists.

Resort History

In 1968, Trust House Forte and Costain Group opened the first five star hotel in the Algarve, Dona Filipa, named after Philippa of Lancaster who was married to John I of Portugal. Dutch entrepreneur Sander van Gelder acquired the resort in 1977 and over the next 30 years, he added another Golf course and other facilities including bars, restaurants, and shops. The Original Golf course was re-developed by the American golf architect, Rocky Roquemore, to host the Portuguese Open in 2002 and 2003.

Portuguese and international investors together with the Portuguese state-owned bank Caixa Geral de Depósitos acquired the resort in 2006.

Architecture and Facilities

The architecture of Vale do Lobo is contemporary and stylish. It is a perfect complement to the beauty of the natural landscape, characterised by long coastlines with golden beaches.

Besides the beach, facilities include pools for adults and kids, shops, ice-cream bars, restaurants, a nightclub, live music and entertainment, a kid’s club and mini-golf – perfect for all the family. It also has one of the largest tennis club facilities in Portugal with 14 courts, 1 paddle court and a gym. Other sports practiced at the resort are water-sports, football, yoga, aerobics and spinning.

In the wellness centre, the Royal Spa, you’ll be treated by skilled therapists and can experience the resort’s top facilities. There’s also a local shopping centre and supermarket on the resort premises, along with 24-hour security and onsite medical assistance.

Food and Drinks

Vale do Lobo has 15 restaurants offering a selection of different cuisines, ranging from traditional Portuguese and seafood specialities to modern international. Casual dining options include restaurants like Sandbanks and the Beach Bar, which also offer children´s menus. There is also a Tennis Café overlooking the courts, which offers light meals during the day.

The resort facilities are also accessible to the general public, although advance reservation for restaurants is advisable.

The magnificent location, golfing lifestyle and unique holiday experience make Vale do Lobo an unforgettable destination.


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Vale Do Garrão Villas

Vale Do Garrão Villas

Vale Do Garrão, Almancil
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Vale do Lobo, this villa is 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from Garrao Beach and within 3 mi (5 km) of Vale do Lobo Beach and Ocean Golf Course Vale do Lobo. Royal Golf Course Vale do Lobo and Quinta do Lago Beach are also within 3 mi (5 km).

£159
Dona Filipa Hotel

Dona Filipa Hotel

Vale Do Lobo, Almancil
4.3
of 5, from 79 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

This family-friendly Almancil hotel is located near the airport, within a 10-minute walk of Vale do Lobo Beach, Ocean Golf Course Vale do Lobo, and Royal Golf Course Vale do Lobo. Garrao Beach and Trafal Beach are also within 3 mi (5 km).

£136
Ria Park Hotel & Spa

Ria Park Hotel & Spa

Urbanizacao Vale do Garrao, Almancil
4.3
of 5, from 142 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

Situated in the Vale de Garrão resort development south of Almancil and west of Quinta do Lago, this 175-room hotel lies within five km (three miles) of six golf courses.

£114
Ria Park Garden Hotel

Ria Park Garden Hotel

Vale Do Lobo, Almancil
4.2
of 5, from 39 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

This casual 109-room hotel in the Vale de Garrão resort development south of Almancil and west of Quinta do Lago features family and kids' outdoor pools.

£129
Dunas Douradas Beach Club

Dunas Douradas Beach Club

Sítio do Garrão, Apartado 3164, Almancil
4.8
of 5, from 6 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

Located in Vale do Lobo, this luxury condominium resort is within 3 mi (5 km) of Garrao Beach, Vale do Lobo Beach, and Ocean Golf Course Vale do Lobo. Royal Golf Course Vale do Lobo and Quinta Shopping Center are also within 3 mi (5 km).

£102
Vale do Lobo Resort

Vale do Lobo Resort

Vale Do Lobo, Almancil
4.5
of 5, from 34 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

This family-friendly Almancil resort is located near the beach, just steps from Royal Golf Course Vale do Lobo and Ocean Golf Course Vale do Lobo. Vale do Lobo Beach and Garrao Beach are also within 3 mi (5 km).

Luxury 2 Bed/2 Bath Apt In Exclusive Resort of Vale do Lobo Incl Wi-fi, Air Con

Luxury 2 Bed/2 Bath Apt In Exclusive Resort of Vale do Lobo Incl Wi-fi, Air Con

Vale do Lobo, Loulé
0.0 out of 5.0

Located in Vale do Lobo, this spa apartment is within 1 mi (2 km) of Vale do Lobo Beach, Ocean Golf Course Vale do Lobo, and Royal Golf Course Vale do Lobo. Garrao Beach and Quinta Shopping Center are also within 3 mi (5 km).

2 Bedroom Linked Townhouse With Plunge Pool & Wifi Fully air Conditioned

2 Bedroom Linked Townhouse With Plunge Pool & Wifi Fully air Conditioned

Acesso Particular 746, Almancil
0.0 out of 5.0

Located in Vale do Lobo, this vacation home is within 1 mi (2 km) of Vale do Lobo Beach, Ocean Golf Course Vale do Lobo, and Royal Golf Course Vale do Lobo. Garrao Beach and Quinta Shopping Center are also within 3 mi (5 km).

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