Monte Rei Golf Resort

Tavira, Portugal

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Monte Rei Golf Resort overview

Monte Rei Golf Resort provides a sanctuary from the everyday, where you will experience absolute serenity in a private and picturesque location.

The resort is nestled away in the Eastern Algarve overlooking the Serra do Caldeirão Mountains and the Atlantic Ocean. Monte Rei Golf Resort offers an authentic Portuguese experience, with traditional villas that have been designed with modern apartment furnishing and providing stunning views of the unspoilt countryside.

The resort offers one, two and three-bedroom linked villas with a shared communal pool, as well as three and four-bedroom non-linked villas that offer a private pool. It also overlooks the onsite Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course, which has been renowned for being one of the Algarve’s top golf courses.

For more detail on the premium golfing experience you will receive when you book a golf holiday to Monte Rei, take a look at our online brochure.

Golf Courses

The Monte Rei Golf Course is set in a privileged position at the foothills of the Eastern Algarve, with stunning views of Serra do Caldeirão Mountains and the Atlantic Ocean. The par 72 Championship Course measuring 6567m from the Tournament tees is a truly challenging design with water coming into play on eleven of the eighteen holes, the course features an enjoyable series of eight par-4s, five par-3s and five par-5s in a brave and distinctive layout.

The course is an idyllic haven of peace and tranquility, with each hole blending effortlessly into this natural canvas; a truly breathtaking experience. The wide, forgiving fairways are coupled with several lakes, indigenous plants and native grasses, that weave throughout the course, providing golfers with a superb test of skill and accuracy. The strategic bunker placement is also one to watch out for, with their fluffy white sands and steep lips making these monstrous hazards a challenge for any golfer that lands in them.


The Monte Rei Resort offers a wide range of self-catering accommodation options, available for families, small groups and couples looking to enjoy the world class facilities and outstanding service. The resort was inspired by traditional Portuguese architecture and provides guests with an unbeatable combination of relaxed village living.

The villas have been designed with the utmost care and detail. There is a mix of non-linked villas and linked villas, so whatever the group size, everyone will be catered for. The non-linked villas all have three or four bedrooms with fully equipped kitchens, extensive garden, terraces and each has its own private outdoor swimming pool and BBQ area.

There is also the option of staying in a linked villa. These are one, two or three bedroom properties that have terraces, outdoor BBQ areas and shared communal pool. Whatever your group size, you can rest assured that you will have excellent surroundings and luxurious furnishings to enjoy your stay.

Restaurant & Bars

For those looking to get away from the cooking, Monte Rei has three different restaurants and a couple of bar areas, including the Michelin starred Vistas Rui Silvestre restaurant where you can satisfy your tastebuds with gourmet delights in gastronomic luxury, making for the perfect fine dining experience. The recent addition of Restaurant Manager Jaime Perez - who previously worked as Head Chef at one of Spain's most luxurious hotels, The Ritz Carlton Arts Hotel, has ensured that guests receive only the highest quality of dining from a menu boasting superb local cuisine.

For a more informal setting, The Monte Rei Grill and Veranda restaurants offer Al Fresco Dining options where you can enjoy a light snack or relaxed lunch with spectacular views. The Monte Rei Grill is the perfect place to enjoy an after round pint out on the terrace, overlooking the heroic golfing landscape. If you would prefer to relax by the pool, then the Veranda restaurant area is the ideal setting, offering a mixture of Mediterranean and international cuisine to suit your taste.


The Monte Rei Golf Resort is located between Tavira and Vila Real de Santo António in the East of the Algarve. Situated a 50 minute drive from Faro Airport.

On Site Activities

There is a beach club being developed at Monte Rei set on the stunning golden sands. Guests can enjoy the marvellous range of water sports and relax on the veranda by the pool. The complex also has lovely spa facilities, an equestrian centre as well as the two superb Jack Nicklaus Golf Courses.

Monte Rei North Course

Breaks from £449
Style: Resort

Designed by legendary golfer Jack Nicklaus, the critically acclaimed Monte Rei Golf & Country Club is often rated as the best and most beautiful golf course in Portugal. The course offers a mouth-watering prospect in a unique Eastern Algarve setting, with several lakes, indigenous plants, and pristine greens and fairways. The onsite Monte Rei Villas provide the perfect accommodation to match this perfect Algarve course.

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Our experts say...

"A stunning 5* option for accommodation. The villas are modern and spacious for a first-class stay at Monte Rei Resort and can play the course a couple of times! It is a little distance into the closest town, but that is the only negative."

Alex Mabbutt

Senior Groups European Travel Consultant