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Hand Picked Resorts in the Algarve · ULH


We hand-pick each resort

The Algarve is one of the sunniest, most beautiful and fascinating destinations in Europe.

We've spent many years travelling around the whole of it - visiting and assessing resorts and villas - you'll only find the best on this website. The judgement criteria are rigorous, based on factors such as: location, accommodation, amenities, quality of service, ambience, standards of architecture and décor, helpfulness of staff and convenience of surrounding attractions.

In the resort selection, you'll find info set out in the same way throughout: a brief description of the resort (inc. the time it takes to get there from Faro Airport), followed by a checklist of resort facilities.

If there's anything you'd like to know but can't find on our website please, call us on 01244 956 177 and we'll find the answer.

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West Algarve


In the unspoilt western Algarve, within a protected national park and overlooking a delightful beach, Martinhal Beach Resort & Hotel is close to the historic town of Sagres. Just one hour and 15 minutes from Faro Airport, this is a truly luxurious resort where the concept of 'barefoot luxury' is created to brilliant effect - utter simplicity and back-to-nature elegance, yet with every wish catered for.

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Central Algarve

Pine Cliffs

Given its superb seafront location, exquisite facilities and exceptional five-star service, Pine Cliffs Resort must rate as one of the finest family resort destinations in the whole of the Algarve. Managed by world-famous Starwood Hotels through its Luxury Collection brand, it offers a wide range of accommodation, presented in the context of a truly luxurious lifestyle environment, as well as an extensive portfolio of leisure facilities.

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Quinta do Lago

Quinta do Lago is one of the Algarve's most outstanding and beautiful resort destinations. Located within 2,000 acres of the lovely Ria Formosa Natural Park (which has the most delightful beaches, the resort offers a number of magnificent golf courses, plus a state-of-the-art driving range and excellent resort facilities. For example, there are no less than seven restaurants and cafés to choose from, ranging from made-to-order pizzas and barbecue grills to fresh seafood and the best pick of locally grown Mediterranean produce.

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Pinheiros Altos

Enjoying an outstanding reputation for excellence, Pinheiros Altos has established itself as one of the most prestigious and successful premier golf and leisure resorts in Europe. The resort is located in the Ria Formosa Nature Reserve, a nationally protected area just 5 minutes from extensive unspoilt beaches. Pinheiros Altos is unquestionably the ideal location for the vacation of your dreams.

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Monte da Quinta

Located within one of Portugal's largest and most impressive golfing destinations, this delightful family resort is just 20 minutes from Faro Airport, and falls within the Quinta do Lago estate, close to the Ria Formosa natural park. With a range of excellent facilities, Monte da Quinta offers luxurious accommodation and an exceptional choice of first-class amenities.

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Encosta do Lago

With a name that translates as 'Beside the Lake', the superbly elegant resort of Encosta do Lago is situated within the delightful Quinta do Lago resort in the heart of the Algarve. Just 20 minutes from Faro Airport, The Encosta do Lago resort offers a wide range of excellent leisure facilities and is ideal for both couples and families.

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Dunas Dourados

Just 20 minutes west of Faro International Airport, and situated in the heart of the `Golden Triangle` between Quinta do Lago and Vale do Lobo, Dunas Douradas resort is beautifully located within an unspoilt and natural coastal area comprising 70 acres of pine forests and fragrant orange groves that slope gently down to the ocean.

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Quinta Verde

Quinta Verde is a premium-quality residential development of around sixty four and five-bedroom luxury villas set in beautifully landscaped gardens within a tranquil environment. Quinta Verde is just 800 metres from the entrance to the Quinta do Lago resort complex, and within the area known as the 'Golden Triangle', which incorporates the exclusive resorts of Quinta do Lago, Vale do Lobo and the Conrad Hotel.

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Vale do Lobo

Combining the ultimate in holiday experiences with the very best in golf, Vale do Lobo is one of the star destinations of the Algarve. Vale do Lobo is close to the ocean, and conveniently placed to enjoy many of the attractions offered by the delightful surrounding countryside.

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