Best golf & spa resorts in the Algarve
Explore one of Portugal’s top golf holiday regions and discover where to stay for the best-rated golf and spa venues, perfect for groups and couples.
The Algarve is a popular holiday destination from the UK due to the ease of flights, climate, an abundance of golf, and the colourful Portuguese towns and cities you can visit. Whether it’s visiting Praia do Camilo for its stunning beaches or staying by the pool enjoying an exotic drink, there is a holiday for everyone in this beautiful part of the country.
To help you find the perfect golf & spa resorts in the Algarve we have compiled our favourite venues which offer exceptional spa facilities to go alongside the amazing golf.
It is hard to have a list of the best golf and spa resorts in the Algarve and not include the five-star Conrad Algarve. The venue offers state of the art facilities with stunning views at every corner. Providing spacious rooms to ensure a good night’s rest, as well as the Michelin-starred, Louro Restaurant where guests can try out a variety of culinary delights. The Conrad is situated in the perfect location, only a short drive from Vilamoura. Also, choose from five pools to unwind in or take a shuttle bus to an exclusive beach.
The Spa at Conrad Algarve is the perfect spot for pleasure, being one of Portugal and Europe’s leading spas, be sure to take your spa experience indoors or relax outdoors in a private cabana. There is also a 24-hour fitness centre as well as wellness programmes available to enjoy.
Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, the five-star Tivoli Carvoeiro is one of the most exciting resorts in Europe. With a walk down to the cove and facilities overlooking the sea, it is the perfect place to put your feet up and hang loose. Offering 248 rooms and celebrity-chef standard restaurants it is the ideal spot to stay for a golf & spa holiday. Alternatively, the Sky Bar is a popular attraction in the area providing relaxing vibes and the perfect spot to watch the sunset.
The Tivoli Spa offers a tranquil setting where guests will be a stone’s throw away from the beaches of the Atlantic Ocean. The 800-square-metre spa offers four exclusive treatment suites, a sauna, steam room and an indoor swimming pool where guests can rejuvenate and chill out.
Featuring two of the country’s best golf courses on-site as well as some spectacular facilities, Vale do Lobo has quickly claimed the status as the best golf & spa resort in the Algarve. Offering picturesque views of the Atlantic Ocean and lush green pine forest, the venue speaks for itself. With a staggering 15 restaurants on offer, and international cuisine ranging from Asian to French, Italian to Portuguese and sumptuous seafood specialities - the choice is extensive.
The Vale do Lobo Royal Spa take inspiration from the salt mines of Loulé. The spa offers eight treatment rooms and two bungalows in the garden for an enhanced spa experience. With a variety of treatment types and a fitness centre with classes available you are spoiled for choice. We cannot forget the two amazing courses the Royal and the Ocean. Both tracks provide an unforgettable experience, with the acclaimed Royal Course being among the top 100 best golf courses in Europe.
If you desire peace and relaxation, the five-star Anantara Vilamoura Algarve Resort is the ideal place for a golf & spa getaway. The venue features 280 contemporary-style rooms with Anantara’s signature touches. Witness stunning views of the outskirts of Vilamoura throughout the estate and indulge in the two fantastic bars. Additionally, dine at Sensai Restaurant which offers Asian cuisine with local ingredients and the superb Victoria Restaurant. It is no wonder the hotel was awarded the 15th Best Resort in Europe in the prestigious Condé Nast Traveller Readers' Choice Awards 2021.
Experience the Anantara spa where you will be looked after by their skilled staff who utilise their specialist methods and create an award-winning experience in a beautiful setting. Choose from four swimming pools available alongside the fitness centre, sauna and steam room. The hotel has three courses within a 200-metre radius: Victoria Course (on-site), Millennium and Laguna. The Victoria Course is popular amongst golfers as the annual host of the European Tours Portugal Masters.
A stay at the five-star Sao Rafael Atlantic Hotel is a favoured choice, only a short drive from Albufeira the site is in the perfect location to mix relaxation and nightlife in the Algarve. This deluxe hotel boasts 149 rooms which come with a balcony and all the ideal amenities for a perfect stay. Choose from four bars including the Arabian Sea Bae which is the perfect spot to find some peace and take in the panoramic sea views with a cold drink. Also, indulge in one of their three restaurants where you can dine in and enjoy a wide selection of food.
The Felicitas Atlántico Spa is the perfect place to unwind away from the course. The 1800 square metre spa provides an unreal experience, with two indoor pools, both of which include natural lighting. There is also a sauna, jacuzzi, gym, steam bath and Scottish bath. For guests looking for tranquillity, there are also eight treatment rooms.
The Hilton Vilamoura as Cascatas Golf Resort & Spa is a great option if you are wanting modern facilities in a convenient location. Located in the heart of Vilamoura, the five-star venue is close to a variety of top courses and within walking distance of all the main attractions and beaches. Dining options are plentiful with the Aquarela, Cilantro, and Moscada restaurants as well as the Rubi Bar.
The 7 Seven Spa provides guests with an authentic feel for Portuguese leisure, hosting an indoor thermal pool, Turkish baths, saunas, an experience shower, and a zen garden. As well as all the great facilities, beauty treatments are also available with packages to fulfil your desires.
Finally, the magnificent five-star Domes Lake Algarve is a popular destination for a golf & spa holiday in the Algarve. With access to Praia de Falesia beach, the hotel provides a quiet getaway for golfers to sit back and relax. Featuring 163 rooms and 29 suites which come with all the essential amenities and great views of the marina and beach it really is the ideal spot for a golf holiday in Portugal. There is a variety of restaurants to choose from with two a la carte menus and a buffet available offering some amazing foods.
The Soma Spa provides a very special experience, with an indoor treatment pool along with saunas and massage treatments for relaxation. Also, choose from three swimming pools, one of which has a natural sand floor! There are a variety of other sports you can get involved with such as aqua aerobics or the gym, so if you want a more active holiday, the venue has it all.