The Vale do Lobo is without question one of the premier resorts in Portugal, offering a dazzling range of facilities and activities to entertain families and visitors of all ages and interests. Having been established now for many decades there’s no doubt that the community management team who run this exclusive resort know exactly what they are doing, ensuring that their guests and residents enjoy every second of their day. Needless to say the accommodation – ranging from some of the finest penthouses and luxury villas in the algarve to detached, linked and even custom built villas with residents in mind – is pristine, but what about the facilities offered by the Vale do Lobo? Well, prepare yourself, because there’s quite a bit to get through!
Many guests choose to come here because of the two championship quality golf resorts in Portugal that make up a prominent feature of the Vale Do Lobo resort. Both the Royal and the Ocean offer not just sweeping panoramic views and luscious, tranquil atmospheres, they are deemed to be classic courses in their own right. The Royal offers a stunning game played out along the cliff side while the Ocean meanders its way down to an eighteenth hole right at the beachfront. What makes this such a great place for a golfer is not just the course, but also the welcoming club who have daily matches for members fancying something with more of a competitive edge. Having twice hosted the Portuguese Open, the facilities are second to none, and the resort even hosts week long amateur tournaments once per year.
The weather here isn’t just ideal for golf, it’s also absolutely perfect for tennis, and the resort really blows the rivals out the water when it comes to the facilities on hand. Not only does it offer extensive facilities for guests, including 16 courts, tuition and tournaments but it is also home to the annual Vale do Lobo Grand Champions ATP Seniors Tour. This event attracts some of the games old masters to try their hand in the Portuguese sunshine and it makes great watching seeing the titans of the past back on court in competitive action.
In terms of other amenities, you could spend a night at a different top quality restaurant or bar every night for a fortnight and still not visit them all (there are 15!). There are also plenty of necessities such as a post box, supermarket, hairdresser and such providing the essential services everyone needs at some point when away from home. The leisure facilities are based at the Royal Spa, which is kitted out to cater for everyone’s fitness needs. With classes and expert tuition available for those looking for a sociable way to keep fit and active this really is a first class facility.
Of course, not everyone’s going to want to spend all day being pampered or out on algarve golf courses, and for this reason the Vale do Lobo excels in providing brilliant entertainment and special events. Live music is available every evening at the super-cool Praça beachside complex, that caters not just for adults but also has entertainment such as face painting, workshops and bouncy castles for the kids too. Throughout the calendar year there’s special music festivals ranging from the Summer Party to Jazz Festival and many more. Culture vultures will also enjoy the frequent exhibitions showcasing regional artistic talent.
All in all, the Vale do Lobo is one of the best places to live or holiday with in the whole of Portugal, and, with such an ever changing variety of things to do, there’s never a wasted moment.