If you’re a beach fan or you don’t want to stray too far from the pool but your partner’s idea of holiday heaven is a different golf course every day, then the Dom Pedro Vilamoura on Portugal’s Algarve is definitely a good choice.This stylish four-star Dom Pedro Vilamoura hotel is situated just a short walk from Vilamoura Beach and boasts a range of facilities to suit the whole family.
There’s a huge outdoor pool with a separate one for children, who’ll also love the games room and playground. There are two tennis courts whilst the spa has an indoor pool and a huge range of pampering treatments and massages. Golfers will also be spoilt for choice as no less than five international standard golf courses are within a few kilometres of the hotel. If you really must keep your mobile on, there’s free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel.
Most guests opt for the all-inclusive meal plan where breakfast, lunch and dinner are served buffet style in the main Oliva restaurant plus free ice cream and snacks daily between 4pm and 5pm. For a change try the Buzios Beach Club restaurant which, as its name suggests, is right on the beach and serves à la carte specialities. Of course, there’s a pool bar serving cooling drinks and snacks throughout the day.
For many visitors, a holiday in the Algarve is all about the golf and nothing else! The area is home to no less than five award-winning courses of an international standard. Pinhal is 3km away, the Millennium and Laguna courses are just over 4km and the Old Course and the most famous of them all, the Victoria are just under 5km distant. The Dom Pedro Vilamoura hotel will help with reservations and transport to the courses. But if golf isn’t your thing don’t worry, there’s a host of other things to do. If you’re with the family, they’ll love the Zoomarine Water Park with its aquarium and terrifying looking slides.
At Cerro da Vila you’ll find a ruined Roman villa with its bath houses and mosaics. Bird watchers will want to visit the wetlands at the Parque Ambiental de Vilamoura where herons and kingfishers are to be found amongst many others. Allow at least half a day to see the best of the coastline on one of the many boat trips that are on offer. You might even see a pod of dolphins!