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Vilamoura is one of Portugal's luxury holiday spots, known for its sandy beaches, premier golf courses, vibrant nightlife, beautiful views and top restaurants.

There’s a great variety of accommodation around Vilamoura, ranging from luxury hotels to self-catering apartments. This purpose built leisure resort is built specifically with the holidaymaker in mind, with a beautiful marina to stroll around and pristine beaches to relax in.

When it comes to activities and entertainment, Vilamourais one of the best locations in the Algarve, with six different golf courses, a bowling club, tennis centre, sports club, shooting club and riding school. There’s also a great selection of night clubs and a casino for those night owls.

Marina of VilamouraVilamoura’s marina is a grand affair, with 800 berths, where you can sit and watch the countless yachts and pleasure boats sailing by. It’s also where you’ll find all the best restaurants and nightlife spots, with regular live music acts and DJ's. It’s also where you’ll find the majority of the town’s shops and its casino.

If you fancy getting in on the action out at sea yourself, there are places where you can charter boats or you can simply join a boat tour along the coastline. If you really want to get the heart pumpinh, why not go jetskiing. You can even take a sunset cruise as a special treat.

Ria Formosa Nature ReserveVilamoura has some of the most beautiful ecological landscapes in Europe. Ria Formosa Nature Reserve is 200 hectares of protected nature land, which attracts birds on their migratory path. Bird watchers can join tours that start in Vilamoura and run along the wetlands and lagoons.

Artificial and Natural ReefsVilamoura is among the world’s best spots for snorkelling. You can hire snorkelling gear and enjoy a day in the water, exploring the artificial and natural reefs. Here you’ll have the chance to see anemones, moray eels, sponges and corals.

Cerro da Vila MuseumVisit the ruins of what used to be an old Roman fishing village at the Cerro da Vila Museum, which provides a fascinating insight into Vilamoura's past, looking at features such as the ancient baths.

Vilamoura Golf CoursesVilamoura golf is world famous.Here you can choose from several golf courses with amazing views and great conditions to practice this sport in style.

Vilamoura BeachesVilamoura has two beautiful beaches with fine sand, which stretches for over 3 km alongside the warm, calm waters of the Atlantic Ocean. These are Praia da Falésia, which is located to the west of the marina, and Praia da Marina, which is on the eastern side. Amenities on these beaches include straw-thatched umbrellas, sun-beds with mattresses, heated showers, boat hires and jet-skis. Eating or drinking in one of the beach’s bar-restaurants, get out on the water for some adrenaline fuelled fun, or simply relax under the sun with a good book.

FoodVilamoura has so much to offer when it comes to food, especially authentic Portuguese cuisine. Your best bet is to head down to the marina and choose one of the beautiful restaurants overlooking the bay. If you’re looking for a luxury experience with cuisine from central Europe, there is a Michelin star restaurant there that’s signature dishes include hand-made seafood ravioli in a Vermouth cream sauce; a great pick for anyone looking to splash out during their holiday.

Top hotels in Vilamoura

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Tivoli Marina Vilamoura
Tivoli Marina Vilamoura
5 out of 5
Apartado 65, Marina Vilamoura, Vilamoura
The price is £101 per night from 20 Oct to 21 Oct

Located in the heart of Vilamoura, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Vilamoura Beach and Vilamoura Marina. Quarteira Beach is 1 mi (1.6 km) ...

4.4/5Excellent! (984 reviews)

"The location of the hotel is perfect, with easy access to the beach and the marina. Our room, which was a decent size, was on the 7th floor with a great view across the marina, and beyond. All the staff, from reception, in the breakfast room, the servers round the pool and those in Puro Beach Bar ..."…"

Reviewed on 17 Sep 2020

Tivoli Marina Vilamoura
Hilton Vilamoura As Cascatas Golf Resort & Spa
Hilton Vilamoura As Cascatas Golf Resort & Spa
5 out of 5
Rua da Torre d'Agua, Lote 4.11.1b, Vilamoura
The price is £136 per night from 22 Oct to 23 Oct

This family-friendly Vilamoura hotel is located near the beach, within 1 mi (2 km) of Dom Pedro Golf: Pinhal Golf Course, Dom Pedro Golf: Laguna Golf Course ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (701 reviews)

"Staff were all so friendly and helpful, the whole hotel was spotlessly clean but it lacks the amenity of a shop for grocery essentials"…"

Reviewed on 12 Mar 2020

Hilton Vilamoura As Cascatas Golf Resort & Spa
Anantara Vilamoura
Anantara Vilamoura
5 out of 5
Av dos Descobrimentos n 0, Vilamoura
The price is £124 per night from 18 Oct to 19 Oct

Nestled on the beach, this Vilamoura hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Vilamoura Marina, Vilamoura Beach and Casino Vilamoura. Marina Beach and Quarteira Beach ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (746 reviews)

"Great staff , special mention Joanna and Jose poolside and very welcoming . Rooms nice . Good vibe considering just opened up air corridor . Nice breakfast. Felt Covid safe. Only issue for us was poolside WiFi was really poor. Prevents it being excellent."…"

Reviewed on 26 Aug 2020

Anantara Vilamoura

Popular places to visit in Vilamoura

Vilamoura Marina
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Vilamoura Marina

4.5/5(504 reviews)

Take a boat trip to see dolphins and go parasailing with a tour operator near this marina, which is bordered by the town’s main strip of restaurants and nightclubs.

Marina Beach
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Marina Beach

4.5/5(9 reviews)

Vilamoura’s deluxe hotels, trendy bars and busy marina border this popular sandy beach, where deck chairs and Jet Skis are available to rent.

Albufeira Old Town Square
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Albufeira Old Town Square

4/5(408 reviews)

Framed by bars, galleries and shops, this leafy plaza is a great starting point for exploring the treasures of Albufeira’s historic center. 

Falesia Beach
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Falesia Beach

4.5/5(271 reviews)

Pine groves crown the scorched red-orange cliffs edging this long and wide beach, complete with comfortable amenities, watersports options and lifeguard patrols. 

Praia dos Alemães
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Praia dos Alemães

4/5(337 reviews)

Nothing says holiday like spending a lazy day at Praia dos Alemães, a popular beach in Albufeira. Amble around this family-friendly area's marina and enjoy its lively bars.

Sao Rafael Beach
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Sao Rafael Beach

4.5/5(179 reviews)

Explore tidal pools and take part in adventure sports or just sit back, enjoy the warm sunshine and admire the wonderful scenery.

Top things to do in Vilamoura

Zoomarine Park
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Zoomarine Park

£29
Per adult
92% of travellers recommend
Lagos, Sagres and Cape St.Vincent Bus Tour
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Lagos, Sagres and Cape St.Vincent Bus Tour

£18
Per adult
78% of travellers recommend
Slide & Splash Waterpark
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Slide & Splash Waterpark

£26
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Full-Day Tour with Paddleboarding, Kayak & Jeep Safari
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Full-Day Tour with Paddleboarding, Kayak & Jeep Safari

£64
Per adult
Amazing West: Silves, Foia, Lagos & Sagres Day Tour
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Amazing West: Silves, Foia, Lagos & Sagres Day Tour

£37
Per adult
72% of travellers recommend
Loulé Market Half-Day Tour
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Loulé Market Half-Day Tour

£17
Per adult

Reviews of Vilamoura

4.6

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
192
5 - Excellent 63.78737541528239%
4 - Good
96
4 - Good 31.893687707641195%
3 - Okay
12
3 - Okay 3.9867109634551494%
2 - Disappointing
1
2 - Disappointing 0.33222591362126247%
1 - Terrible
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1 - Terrible 0%

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

14 Mar 2020

It is a beautiful resort, the long beach is fabulous. Would definitely recommend the boat trips to the caves and to the dolphins by AlgarveExcite - best boat trip ever and well worth the money. Vilamoura also has an array of beautiful restaurants

5/5 - Excellent

AlunJohn

29 Feb 2020

All that we needed - restaurants, pharmacy excursions - were within walking distance. A flat bike ride takes you out of the resort to explore.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

18 Feb 2020

The town beyond the marina is nothing special. We preferred our hotel and the beaches nearby

4/5 - Good

Benjamin

18 Feb 2020

Nice place

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

16 Jan 2020

Nice marina, seaside, friendly local, love the food

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

4 Jan 2020

Wonderful service from all hotel staff makes the Tivoli a great place to stay . The resort is quite over Christmas and new year but there are enough restaurants open around the marina . Improvements are being made in the areas around the hotel .

Cities near Vilamoura

Albufeira featuring a sandy beach and landscape views as well as an individual male

Albufeira

Quarteira

Quarteira

Algarve showing a church or cathedral, a small town or village and a pool

Loule

Falesia Beach featuring a beach, rugged coastline and general coastal views

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