|The superb Vila Sol Spa & Golf Resort is situated on 150 hectares of beautiful countryside and only 5 minutes from Vilamoura, one of the top destinations in the Algarve.
The conception of the resort is the winning combination of the magnificent golden sandy beaches with its pristine coastline, crystal clear ocean and long, golden sandy beaches combining effortlessly with the luxury and quality of 5 star accommodation and superb facilities, including one of the finest 27-hole championship golf courses in the country.
The course, which was designed by the famous architect Donald Steel, secured the Portuguese Open for 2 years running shortly after it opened. It stretches along a wide, naturally sculpted valley and is divided into 3 loops with three levels of difficulty: Prime, Challenge and Prestige. There is also a Golf Academy, Clubhouse, driving range and 2 fast surface tennis courts.
There are 2 types of accommodation at the resort. The Hotel offers very comfortable 5 star accommodation or, for those looking for more privacy, there are equally luxurious Apartments.
The Vila Sol Hotel, located near the golf course, comprises a central area which houses most of the accommodation. It is surrounded by ten clusters of suites and rooms, which are linked by footpaths which wind their way around the lakes and gardens. All blend perfectly with the natural beauty of the landscape creating a haven of total relaxation.
The hotel, which is decorated and furnished in a modern European style, has a central lobby with 24 hour reception.
The spacious accommodation comprises 10 classic rooms, 37 Superior rooms, 24 classic garden rooms, 69 superior garden rooms, 45 garden suites, 3 vila sol suites and 1 presidential suite. All rooms are air conditioned and have a private balcony, ensuite bathroom, Satellite TV, direct dial telephone, safe, mini-bar, smoke detector and hair-dryer.
Some bedrooms are suitable for disabled persons and there are also non-smoking bedrooms.
Facilities and services include 24 hour room service, concierge, tobacconist, boutique, indoor heated swimming pool, 2 outdoor swimming pools, gymnasium, tennis court, jogging circuit, Kidís club (from June to September), games room and free parking.
The Vila Sol Spa (under an independent management) blends the finest elements from the East and West in a uniquely luxurious experience. There is a superb variety of treatments available, all designed to restore harmony and balance at the spiritual and physical level.
Daily, weekend or weekly programmes are available and are totally tailored to suit the client by the permanent team of highly trained specialists.
This state-of-the-art facility has 22 treatment rooms, hammam, aquamedic pool, gymnasium and offers massage, black soap exfoliation, hydrotherapy, beauty treatments, pedicure, manicure, hairdressing and make-up.
The resort has 2 restaurants and 3 bars all offering a completely different mood.
Sophisticated and light dining can be had at the Green Pines Restaurant which specializes in local cuisine. From the terrace there are panoramic views over the golf course, waterfalls and the lakes surrounding the Hotel.
The La Palmeraie Piano Bar offers a wide selection of whiskey and port wines and is the perfect place to enjoy an aperitif, or sample one of the many scented teas in the company of friends in a comfortable and totally relaxed setting. The pianist provides live music from 6pm most evenings.
Alternatively, there is the very sophisticated Prime Bar at the Hotel Vila Sol.
The resorts pool side bars offer light meals and seasonal seafood dishes.
Just 5 minutes from the main resort you can enjoy the sun and sea breezes in the relaxing atmosphere of Vilamoura or Ancao beaches.
The terrace of the Clubhouse overlooks the 18th hole in stunning, natural scenery. The restaurant Le Club serves breakfast, lights meals and snacks. Throughout the day a tempting array of cakes and pastries are also served.
There are 2 rooms inside the restaurant with open fireplaces which are very popular during the winter months.
The resort has 6 meeting room which range in size, the largest will accommodate up to 480 persons. These rooms are suitable for hosting any social or business event and are equipped with the latest technology.
The business centre provides secretarial services, translation, high speed internet connection etc and a highly professional team are on hand to assist and advise.
The resort provides a courtesy bus to the beach from June to September. Other services include launderette and dry cleaning, car and bike rental.
The beautiful Vilamoura Marina, approximately 5 minutes from the resort, has shops, restaurants and bars.
The resort is approximately 20 kilometers from Faro International airport.
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