Find your oasis at Anantara Vilamoura Algarve Resort, a swish Iberian retreat in the southermost region of mainland Portugal.
Algarve, the southernmost region of mainland Portugal, is a land of golden beaches and green water, soaring cliffs and whitewashed towns. Amid the lush sweep of one of its golf courses is this brand-new Anantara retreat. Check in to one of the garden-view rooms offering private balconies with day beds and spacious ensuites with rain showers. Or make yourself at home in a Junior Suite (with or without a view of the green), which has a separate living area and butler service. There are many eateries to choose from: Emo is ideal if you’re after an expansive wine list and made-to-share menu, while Ria is perfect for seafood-lovers. Activities range from yoga and tai chi to luxurious body treatments at the Anantara Spa. The hotel also organises excursions. Take a chef-guided tour of the Loulé market, which dates back to the early 1900s and sells gourmet local produce in Neo-Moorish architectural surrounds.