Luxury hotel Anantara opens first European resort in Portugal


The beautiful Algarve is the setting for luxury hoteliers Anantara’s first ever European resort. Overlooking Portugal’s stunning southern landscape, the hotel has 280 rooms, five swimming pools, a state of the art spa and golfers lounge.

With hotels in the likes of Thailand, Qatar and China the company’s first move into Europe has proven to be a huge success since it officially opened in April. Located in the tranquil region of Vilamoura, in the heart of the Algarve, the resort offers something for everyone and is perfect for both couple and families.

Anantara understand that sometimes it is nice to sit back and relax without having to entertain the kids but also that the children need activities to stop them getting restless. With a new state-of-the-art childcare facility on site, the hotel can offer everything from babysitting services, to a kid’s club and even football and dance academies. So, you can enjoy the sun in the knowledge that the little ones are having a great time as well.

The hotel is perfectly situated, and is just a short drive from Vilamoura’s tourist areas where there is plenty of shops, restaurants and bars to explore. Guests are also able experience a taste of Portuguese culture with the local wineries and olive groves surrounding the hotel. The ‘2014 Best Sommelier of Portugal’ winner Antonio Lopes hosts tasting sessions which also include a private tour of one of the best local vineyards. What better way to spend an afternoon than sampling Portugal’s finest wines under the Algarve sun?  

Plenty of hotels have golf courses where guests can play a round or two, but Anantara can offer a unique golfing experience if you fancy teeing off. On site, they have a magnificent course which was designed by American golfing legend Arnold Palmer and Anantara have their very own luxury golfer’s lounge. Or, if you’d prefer to venture a little further afield, the region has over 30 courses in close proximity and a ‘golf guru’ on hand to provide you with any additional information you may need.

One of the Anatara’s best suites includes a stunning rooftop terrace with a private dining area and jacuzzi where you can relax and watch the sun come down in one of the most tranquil locations on earth.

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