A fantastic location right on the edge of Vilamoura’s sweeping sandy beach, the Crowne Plaza is in the hub of the Algarve action. Next door to the casino and marina, and just a short jaunt to dozens of the area’s top golf courses, this superb hotel has all you need within easy reach. Bustling Vilamoura is only 30 minutes’ drive from Faro airport too – ensuring a quick and easy trip to one of Europe’s best-loved coastal regions.
Legend has it that the Moors brought almond trees to Portugal 1,000 years ago, and today they are synonymous with the landscape. Rightly inspired by the natural elements of sweet blossom and the Algarve sunshine, the Almond Tree Wellness Spa has some true spa goodness awaiting you. At your disposal are relaxation rooms, a sauna, hammam, indoor pool, vitality pool and a gym equipped with first-class equipment. A wide range of Eastern and Western treatments allow you to experience massages, facials and exfoliations using essential oils and botanical products.
If your visit to the Algarve involves getting onto the fairways and greens of world-class courses, you won’t be stuck in the bunker at the Crowne Plaza. A dedicated golf reception desk makes it easy to book green-fees and get useful local advice about which of the many courses would be best for you. There is also an outdoor putting green at the hotel for improving your short game, as well as individual lockers for storing equipment and a shuttle service to ferry you to and from Vilamoura’s superb array of courses.
Whether you’re here for the golf or just the golden beaches, the friendly welcome and warm hospitality of this hotel will set your trip off on the right note. It features 327 rooms and suites, all with private balconies and panoramic views, and the comfy rooms come in a range of categories to suit all pockets. All come with wi-fi, LCD cable TVs and air-conditioning, and the modern design with wooden floors and stylish wicker furniture creates a relaxing, homely ambiance.
Spend your day waterside at the sculpted outdoor pool fringed by sunloungers and palms; or head to the Peter Pan pool beside the children’s play pirate ship, where the whole family can join in the fun. An indoor kids’ club has plenty of games too. Calm, sandy and with sunloungers and lifeguards, Vilamoura beach is a stunning stretch right outside the hotel. Various nautical sports are on offer here, or if you want to stay active on-site, a multi-purpose centre offers football, basketball, tennis and badminton.
The Algarve is famous for its fresh hauls of fish and seafood – which you can enjoy at the Crowne Plaza’s plethora of gastronomic nooks. Whether it’s buffet or à la carte, the Cataplana Restaurant has the best of Portuguese and global fare, with a spacious patio for dining alfresco plus a wine cellar table for sampling the nation’s fine vintages. For lively music and local wines, head to the Caravela Bar and Lounge with its grand piano and inviting armchairs; and the Caravela Seafront has poolside drinks and light meals perfect for summer lounging.
Rua Do Oceano AtlanticoVilamoura8125-478AlgarvePortugal