This chic collection of suites and rooms is resplendent with old-fashioned glamour flowing into modern must-haves such as marble bathrooms. Five outdoor swimming pools, two indoor pools and a spa that is all indulgence add to the luxurious vibe, and Falésia’s gorgeous beach is just steps away. Meanwhile, several bars and restaurants cater for every gastronomic mood, from regional Portuguese classics, fine Italian fare and gourmet treats at Al Quima, where the emphasis is on local ingredients such as sea bass.
Although this part of the Algarve is lively, within these secluded surrounds all is tranquil, though ideally sited for a trip or two to explore Portugal’s most fun-loving region. There’s plenty to enjoy onsite though, with yoga, pilates, anti-ageing boot camps and a wonderful spa with a pool, open all hours gym, a Turkish bath and a whole host of pampering treatments.