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5 reasons to visit Quinta do Lago

The cuisine and award-winning golf are just a couple of reasons why holiday makers flock to Quinta do Lago every year. To narrow it down, we've put together a handy guide as to what this place has to offer.

Cameron McKeever
Cameron McKeever
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When we think of the Algarve, unspoiled sandy beaches, white-washed buildings and lively towns spring to mind. But what is it that makes its Quinta do Lago Resort so unique?

Resting on the Algarve coastline along the sparkling Atlantic Ocean, the award-winning Quinta do Lago is a golfer’s sunny haven all year round. From it's top-class accommodation to it's unique restaurants, excellent golf and fabulous nightlife, as well as its wide range of facilities and activities, this gated community has everything you need within the resort. A true Algarvian treasure in Faro. Here are the top five reasons why we think Quinta do Lago should not be overlooked when planning your next golf escape. So, stop daydreaming and start exploring!

Amazing accommodation

If you’re looking for a comfortable, relaxing stay in a stylish boutique hotel with a chilled-out vibe, then The Magnolia Hotel is the place to stay. This bright and colourful hotel boasts 74 rooms, three suites and seven unique cosy cottages.

The popular poolside bar and restaurant invites guests to wind down and digest the beautiful summer sunsets of the Algarve. Offering fresh Mediterranean cuisine, traditional British dishes, colourful cocktails, vintage 50's-style milkshakes and international wines, the friendly staff will look after you.

The Magnolia Hotel

Whether its relaxing at the heated outdoor pool or spa, experiencing a summer drive-in movie, or even a Saturday pool party BBQ, this Palm-Springs-inspired gem offers you something you won’t find anywhere else in the Algarve. Here you will find both relaxation and adventure.

Alternatively, as one of the 'Leading Hotels in the World' and the only ocean front resort in Quinta do Lago, Hotel Quinta do Lago offers nothing but luxury across all bases. Take advantage of the hotel's complimentary beach club or explore the Ria Formosa nature reserve.

Hotel Quinta do Lago

Heavenly cuisine

You can be sure to find Quinta do Lago bursting with cafes and restaurants serving a variety of delicious dishes. The resort has something to suit everyone from cheap and cheerful, to award-winning high-end cuisine.

The luxurious Bovino Steakhouse, just outside of the Hotel Quinta do Lago, offers a tantalising menu of tender steaks with Mediterranean flavours. Alternately, The Shack is a great spot to try the famous ‘Shack Burger’, at night relax under soft ambient lights and enjoy the popular live music.

Located on the lakeside, Casa do Lago serves a popular seafood menu, including grilled lobster, catch of the day, scallops as well as beef, chicken and lamb - using fresh local ingredients. An unmissable Mediterranean feast!

Quinta do Lago's Bovino Steak restaurant

Excellent entertainment & nightlife

Although Quinta do Lago can easily offer quiet seclusion and mellow nights, there is no lack of bars brimming with refreshing drinks and live music to keep you entertained after the sun sets. From cocktail bars and wild fun-filled beach clubs, to tranquil ornate lounge bars, there is something for everyone.

T-Cube is perfect for party-goers. Enjoy a cocktail at the indoor garden of palm trees and exotic plants on one side and a club disco with hot beats and dance music on the other. The Neighbouring Villamoura resort is awash with busy bars and thriving clubs with great vibes and the best DJs. As a main hub of entertainment, the Marina needs to be top of your list to experience the best nightlife.

Danos sports bar and The Magnolia Hotel bar are great options to start your night with a range of cocktails and craft beers on offer. Drawing in both residents and tourists is the traditional English-themed pub, Melting Pot. Serving a variety of beers, lagers, liquors, snacks and nibbles, the classic pub décor creates a cosy light-hearted and intimate feel for guests. Prefer the fresh air? Have a cocktail on the beautiful patio and soak up the last of the sun’s rays.

Bar area at The Magnolia Hotel

Award-winning golf

Presented with the Editors Choice Award for 'Best International Resort' by Golf Digest in 2016, Quinta do Lago Golf Resort alone is enough to seduce visitors from across the globe. As a central hub for world-wide golfers, it houses three of Europe’s best courses.

North course, Quinta do Lago Golf

Designed by Beau Welling and Paul McGinley, the state-of-the-art par-72 North course challenges golfers of all levels with four sets of tees and recovery shot options created by the low-cut Bermuda grass.

The 6,500 metre championship South course overlooks Ria Formosa National Park and is surrounded by dazzling lakes, wild flowers and pine trees. The course’s hazards are strategically located to increase its difficulty. A top favourite among tour players.

South course, Quinta do Lago Golf

The Laranjal course is in pristine condition with small remnants of its past as an orange farm still present. Expertly designed, it offers golfers a unique first-rate experience. Let’s not forget 5-18 year olds can also join Quinta do Lagos' junior club. Golf for all the family!

World-class activities & facilities

Aside from the golf, this fantastic Algarve resort has much more to offer with a wide range of activities and facilities that will keep your family entertained all year round. In the heart of Quinta do Lago is the Campus, a brand new multi-sports complex which includes an aquatic centre, high-performance gym, wellness centre as well as a tennis centre offering coaching facilities for juniors and adults.

With live music at the luxurious Casa Velha, Hollywood movie nights at the chic Magnolia Hotel poolside, and a supermarket and shopping centre, Quinta do Lago is an adventureland for all the family. They even have seasonal parties, such as the Spooktacular Halloween-themed Party!

Feeling inspired?
In the beautiful settings of the Algarve, there's no better golfing paradise than the exclusive Quinta do Lago resort.


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Cameron McKeever

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