Vilamoura is the perfect choice for a golfing holiday. There are 19 golf courses in and around the town and it is only around 45 minutes from Faro Airport.
If you enjoy the luxury of a high class golf resort there are plenty to choose from in Vilamoura. If instead you want to be in the heart of the nightlife we can arrange accommodation in the centre of town and arrange transfers to your preferred courses.
At the heart of Vilamoura is the marina. The marina is surrounded by large hotels and luxury holiday homes as well as a large casino and numerous restaurants and vibrant bars. At the far corner of the marina, it is possible to charter boats for big game fishing. There are also facilities for jet skiing and parascending. Close by there are also a number of sports clubs, a shooting range and many night clubs.
Where to stay in Vilamoura.
If you want nightlife and to stay in the centre of town the lowest priced options would generally be to stay at any of the 3 Dom Pedro hotels. All are in the centre close to the Marina area. Dom Pedro also own 5 golf courses in and around Vilamoura – Laguna, Millennium, Pinhal, Old Course and Victoria. Staying at a Dom Pedro hotel and playing your choice of the 5 Dom Pedro courses offers the best value golf breaks in Vilamoura.
Other hotels in the centre of Vilamoura include Vila Gale Amapalius, Vila Gale Marina and Tivoli Marina – the latter being an imposing sight right on the Marina and is probably the more upmarket of the hotels in the town centre. None of these hotels own any golf courses themselves but we can package a stay at either with your preferred choice of golf courses.
More on the outskirts of town there are a wide choice of hotel options
For genuine luxury the Anantara Alagarve Resort Vilamoura is our recommended option. Overlooking Dom Pedro Victoria, the home of the Portuguese Masters, it is a world class resort and we can package with your choice of golf courses.
If you prefer a stay at a purpose built golf resort then our recommendation is Pestana Vila Sol – the hotel is right next door to 27 holes of golf. If you want to play more than one golf course Pestana operate 4 other courses on the Algarve – Gramacho, Pinta, Silves and Alto – and as is normal guests at a group owned hotel have the advantage of lower green fees at any of the groups golf courses. However it does take about 45 minutes by taxi to get from Vila Sol to any of the other Pestana golf courses so if you do want to take advantage of the great value multi course packaged rates offered by Pestana Group we recommend staying in Alvor.
Quinta do Lago Resort is only around 15 – 20 minutes from the centre of Vilamoura and offers 3 superb golf courses – Laranjal, North Course and South Course. The Resort owns a hotel within the resort Magnolia Hotel – though not within walking distance of the courses – and combining a stay at The Magnolia with playing a combination of the 3 courses is the best value option for this resort.
Another, more upmarket option within the resort is Monte da Quinta, a five star all suite hotel, within walking distance of the first tee.
Adjacent to Quinta do Lago is Vale do Lobo with further 2 golf courses – Royal and Ocean – both are at the top end of golf options in the Vilamora area. The resort does not own or operate any hotels but we offer on resort apartments, within walking distance of the resort centre, and the best value green fees are available to guests staying within the resort.
However, and sometimes confusingly, adjacent to the resort centre and right on the beach is the Hotel Dona Filipa. This is actually owned and operated by the same company that own San Lorenzo, Pinheiros Altos and Penina golf courses. In fact a staying at Dona Filipa is the only way that guests can secure tee times at San Lorenzo. Whilst staying at Dona Filipa does not secure any concessionary green fees at either of the Vale do Lobo golf courses it is the closest hotel to both the courses and resort centre.