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VilamouraPortugal

Yachts, golf, up-scale accommodation and restaurants: This purpose-built Algarve resort is a stylish retreat with a scenic waterfront.

Since the mid 1970s, the luxury resort of Vilamoura has attracted wealthy sun-seekers, yachtsmen, and golfers. This tourist complex covers 2,000 acres (809 hectares) in central Portugal. Vilamoura’s center is its marina where you’ll find the majority of the resort's high-end hotels, restaurants, casinos and nightclubs. These days, there are a few cheaper accommodation options for those on a tighter budget.

Water-based activities around the marina are boundless; chartered deep-sea fishing, water skiing, dolphin watching and parasailing are just a few. Another popular experience is the Algarve Seafaris cruise. This takes you out from Vilamoura marina along the coast towards Carvoeiro. Here, you’ll explore sea caves by dinghy, and get to swim in them. You may spot dolphins along the route too.

There is a choice of two major beaches in Vilamoura. Praia da Marina, to the east of the marina, is a stretch of golden sand dotted with beach bars and sun loungers. Praia da Rocha Baixinha, to the west of the marina, has softer, whiter sand, and offers numerous watersport activities.

Some people come to Vilamoura for the golf alone. There are a number of championship courses in the resort, including the Laguna, the Millennium, and the Old Golf Course. Note that handicap certificates are required for all.

Be sure to check out Vilamoura’s handful of cultural attractions. Cerro da Vila, for example, is the remains of a Roman villa, located near Vilamoura’s center. Among the ruins are baths, fish salting stations, and remains of marble friezes and mosaics.

There are many great day excursions from Vilamoura. The city of Loulé is a 20-minute drive, and has an ancient castle, plus regular markets and carnivals. Close to Loulé is the village of Alte; picturesque scenes of whitewashed houses and cobbled streets await you here. The old part of Faro, about 30-40 minutes’ drive from Alte or Vilamoura, contains a number of beautiful historic sites.

Peak season in Vilamoura is in the summer, between June and September. The average temperature then is 70-75 F (21-24 C). The closest airport is Faro, from where a taxi or shared minibus takes approximately 30 minutes to get to Vilamoura.

Top hotels in 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 €100 per night from 27 Jan to 28 Jan

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! (708 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 €96 per night from 3 Feb to 4 Feb

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! (763 reviews)
relaxing retreat but needs some tweaks

"5* hotel with amazing closed golf course due to preparations for the Portugal masters. Room looking over the garden was lovely, spacious and quiet. I expected better service- 3 time’s I had to ask for the room to be cleaned and on one occasion I had to even ask for loo roll. I expected better service ..."…"

Reviewed on 7 Sep 2020

Anantara Vilamoura
Tivoli Marina Vilamoura
Tivoli Marina Vilamoura
5 out of 5
Apartado 65, Marina Vilamoura, Vilamoura
Free cancellation
The price is €96 per night from 2 Feb to 3 Feb

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! (987 reviews)
Brilliant!

"Had a wonderful stay at the Tivoli Marina, considering the current climate we felt very safe and secure from the virus. The staff were wonderful and service was great. They were very conscious of the restrictions and requirements. The pool area was great, had good food and the service at the pool ..."…"

Reviewed on 22 Oct 2020

Tivoli Marina Vilamoura
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Holiday Rentals in Vilamoura

Four Seasons Vilamoura
Four Seasons Vilamoura
4 out of 5
Rua da Holanda, 507, Vilamoura
The price is €87 per night from 4 Feb to 5 Feb

This family-friendly Vilamoura aparthotel is located near the beach, within 2 mi (3 km) of Dom Pedro Golf: Pinhal Golf Course, Vilamoura Marina and Vilamoura ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (526 reviews)
Hard to fault!

"Super friendly staff that managed their COVID-19 procedures very well. Room was amazing, pool was awesome and the location perfect. Highly recommended."…"

Reviewed on 30 Aug 2020

Four Seasons Vilamoura
As Cascatas Golf Resort & Spa
As Cascatas Golf Resort & Spa
5 out of 5
Rua Do Brasil, Lote 4.11.1b, Vilamoura
The price is €104 per night from 28 Jan to 29 Jan

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

4.7/5Exceptional! (340 reviews)

"Great apartment and surroundings. Just lovely time with family."…"

Reviewed on 26 Aug 2020

As Cascatas Golf Resort & Spa
Marina Plaza - Apartments
Marina Plaza - Apartments
2 out of 5
Avenida da Marina, Complexo Marina Plaza, Vilamoura

Located in the heart of Vilamoura, this golf apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Vilamoura Beach and Vilamoura Marina. Quarteira Beach is 1.1 mi ...

4/5Very Good! (35 reviews)
Very godd

"Very good, and the location is perfect"…"

Reviewed on 25 Jun 2020

Marina Plaza - Apartments
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Vilamoura

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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 .