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Vila Vita Parc Resort & Spa *****

| Rua Anneliese Pohl, Alporchinhos | 8400-450 | Porches | Portugal

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  • A travel designer available 7 days a week
  • Organic solar products and a Samsonite gift delivered to your home (value: 125 €)
  • For each booking, Little Guest donates to underprivileged children

FAMILIES LOVE

  • The kids clubs, outings and activity programmes designed for children
  • The perfect location in the heart of the Algarve
  • The particular importance given to well-being and serenity with a dedicated program

 

Location

Nestled in lush and flowery subtropical gardens, Vila Vita Parc Resort & Spa surrounds its little guests in a bubble of happiness and well-being. The establishment, with its Algarve architecture and Moorish influences, enjoys an exceptional setting, between rocky coast, fine sandy beach and romantic bay.

Its proximity to the Atlantic Ocean gives it an ideal seaside atmosphere for family holidays, in a region where the sun shines 300 days a year. Whatever the time of year, the Algarve welcomes you with a mild and pleasant Mediterranean climate.

 

Description

Worshipped by demanding families, Portugal’s southernmost province offers breathtaking landscapes. It is therefore quite naturally that Vila Vita Parc Resort & Spa has chosen to build its rooms and suites here. Renowned for its elegance and timeless chic, the dream establishment includes:

  • 203 rooms, suites and villas
  • 10 seasonal restaurants
  • 6 bars
  • 1 wine cellar
  • 1 cigar cellar
  • 1 beach
  • 1 spa
  • 1 sauna
  • 1 hammam
  • 1 beach
  • 1 fitness room
  • 1 yoga room
  • 1 HYPOXI® studio
  • 1 beauty salon
  • 1 conference room
  • 1 library
  • 1 incredible babysitting service on request
  • 1 baby-club from 6 months to 3 years old
  • 1 complimentary kids-club from 4 to 11 years old
  • 1 complimentary teens-club from 12 years old

 

Accommodation

Nestled in the heart of the cliffs and surrounded by 54 acres of lush gardens, Vila Vita Parc’s rooms, suites and villas are both sophisticated and refined, offering spectacular views of the flowery park or the ocean.

The Junior Suite, with its wide glass doors that let in the light, is bathed in an airy and contemporary style inspired by Portuguese seaside homes, and opens onto a terrace or private garden. Spread over two levels, the suite perfectly welcomes young parents with babies.

Ideal for families of 4 people, the Family Oasis Suite promises comfort, space and functionality. The suite consists of a master bedroom with an open living room, a second bedroom with twin beds and a sumptuous bathroom. If you are lucky enough to stay in one of the suites on the first floor, you will enjoy a sublime 40 m² roof terrace. The ground floor suites offer a sumptuous view of the hotel’s flowered gardens.

Do you need to be pampered and to enjoy a moment of intense well-being? Book a cosy stay in the Spa Suite, adjacent to the hotel’s spa. A suite of choice for families looking for softness, it has an elegant entrance hall that leads to your cosy cocoon, with a bedroom, lounge, private bathroom and steam bath.

Tribes looking for luxury and Mediterranean charm have their eyes only on Villa Al Mar, whose large windows open onto the vastness of the Atlantic Ocean. Organised into 3 distinct suites of generous proportions (each with a bright room, an adjoining bathroom and a private terrace), the villa takes root in a sumptuous garden where a private swimming pool invites you to idleness, without complexes. Families find themselves in the nicely bathed in light living space for moments of sharing.

 

Gastronomy

Famous for its cuisine and refined wines, the Algarve seduces and enchants the taste buds. Its main course? The cataplana, the fruit of the encounter between land and sea. This traditional recipe is actually a steamed stew, prepared with fish or seafood, broth and fresh vegetables. To immerse yourself in this gastronomic culture, visit one of the  10 restaurants in Vila Vita Parc Resort & Spa.

Enjoy an extraordinary culinary experience at Restaurant Océan, awarded with two Michelin stars thanks to the constant efforts of Chef Hans Neuner and his enthusiastic team. Decorated in a palette of blue tones – reminiscent of the ocean at the bottom of the picture – and golden, and embellished with meticulously laid out marine touches here and there, the place is chic and sophisticated. The team will be at your service and will advise you on one of the 560 national and international wine references to accompany your dishes.

For an express trip to the land of a Thousand and One Nights, visit the Aladin Grill Restaurant. A cosy atmosphere, Moorish style, the place draws its inspiration from the Arab world whose influence persists in the Algarve. You can enjoy tasty dishes based on grilled fish, meat and seafood, complemented by an astonishing selection of award-winning wines.

It is with great pride that the hotel opens the doors of its majestic wine cellar with its intimate atmosphere where more than 11,000 bottles are hidden. Located about 8 metres underground, this sacred place is made of clay bricks more than 150 years old and imported from Egypt, Austria or Greece. Travel back in time and space, guided by passionate and experienced sommeliers.

Whatever the case, there is something for everyone at Vila Vita Parc  Resort & Spa, from the relaxed atmosphere on the beach to the discovery of typical Portuguese dishes in an enchanting setting, the hotel offers a wide range of possibilities for the whole family.

 

FOR THE KIDS

  • Baby-club
  • Kids-club
  • Teens activities
  • Sports activities
  • Kid's excursions
  • Crafts
  • Games and books
  • Connecting rooms
  • Babysitting
  • Kid's menu
  • Allergen-free menu
  • Welcome gift
  • Emergency baby bottle
  • Bottle warmers
  • Baby phone
  • Baby cosmetics
  • Baby bath
  • Baby cribs
  • Stroller
  • Baby chair
  • Emergency pacifier
  • Shuttle with baby seat
  • Potty
  • Kid's shop
  • Lifeguard
  • Nearby Hospital
  • Nearby doctor

 

For the children

Vila Vita Parc Resort & Spa welcomes families with children with open arms and offers them exceptional hospitality!

Custom-made activity programmes, mini clubs for all ages, babysitting service, facilities worthy of a childhood dream, that’s what awaits your little ones.

From 6 months to 3 years old, babies are welcomed like little princes and princesses at Natalie’s Crèche to let Mom and Dad go about their own business. A babysitting service is also available to parents on request.

Children from 4 to 11 years old are welcome at Annabella’s Kids Park where they spend all their energy sliding down slides, turning swings and jumping on trampolines. In the company of qualified children’s entertainers, they engage in all kinds of fun activities (sports, adventure games), creative activities (painting, cooking classes) and festive activities (organised theme evenings).

Teenagers from 12 years old join their new group of friends for exciting outings! The more adventurous ones engage in surfing lessons or a hectic day at the water park, while the others prefer the calm and tranquillity of a sunbathing session at the beach. Many sporting activities are available to these inexhaustible young people: tennis, volleyball, football, badminton, table tennis, cycling, basketball, handball and golf.

From 13 to 18 years old, young adults have the privilege of participating in the VITAL Teen wellness programme. Each day follows a different schedule, always organised in 3 different sessions: a training session, a nutritional report, as well as a group sports activity. Of course, this programme would not be complete without wellness and fitness sessions!

 

family experiences

Between water parks, adventure parks, shopping trips, nature corners, the Algarve is a gold mine for family outings!

Located 40 minutes by car from the hotel, Lagos has a beautiful historic centre and a tourist beach where there is plenty to do. Cruises, beaches, majestic cliffs, water sports, diving, there is something for everyone. To discover all the must-see places for the whole family, consult our complete Algarve practical guide.

Within the hotel, parents and their children enjoy the private beach of Vila Vita Parc Resort & Spa: the Armação Beach Club. It is here that you can relax on a fine sandy beach under the gentle Portuguese sun. There are 3 restaurants and water activities such as jet skiing, sailing, paddle, kayaking or pedal boat.

Protector of the environment and marine life, the resort is committed to the conservation of the surroundings and sustainable development.

 

For the parents

While children are having a great time, Mom and Dad agree on the next activity to be tested. Fortunately, they have a lot of choices!

A sanctuary of relaxation and tranquillity, VILA VITA Spa by Sisley presents a menu of beauty and therapeutic treatments in collaboration with the famous French brand Sisley Paris. Away from the daily stress, take care of your pretty face before giving yourself a benevolent pedicure to repair your tired little feet that trot all day long.

With its holistic approach to wellness, this hotel sends you directly to Wonderland and ensures the full development of your body and mind. Eating habits, sports diet, everything is examined to get you back in shape. A healthy mind in a healthy body is the mantra.

The spa also has a garden pavilion where yoga sessions (private and group lessons) are practised, as well as a HYPOXI® studio, whose main function is to sculpt you a dream body according to a gentle method based on an exercise routine and a balanced diet plan.

Always in the interest of your satisfaction, the establishment has opened a gym with state-of-the-art equipment and a heated indoor swimming pool (possibility of having a personal trainer), as well as a beauty and hair salon for the final touch.

 

Services

  • 24/24 check-in
  • Animator speaking English
  • Bar
  • Beach
  • Beauty salon
  • Boutique
  • Cigar cellar
  • Concierge
  • Hairdresser
  • Private beach
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Starred restaurant
  • Valet parking
  • Wheelchair access
  • WiFi


Equipements

  • Business center
  • Conference room
  • Fitness room
  • Hammam
  • Indoor Pool
  • Library
  • Outdoor pool
  • Parking
  • Sauna
  • Spa


Activities

  • Animations
  • Cooking lessons for children
  • Golf
  • Kite surf
  • Paddle
  • Scuba diving
  • Sport activities
  • Surf
  • Tennis
  • Yoga

OUR FAMILY HOLIDAYS AT Vila vita parc resort

 

Menno & family - Little Guest Hotels Collection

 

Menno, Founder of the blog Top With Kids, aged 47, married, father of Tess (11) and Wende (9), from Arnhem, Holland

 

 

This marvellous resort in the Algarve region of Portugal has it all; a staggering range of accommodations, 10 restaurants and six bars, a wine cellar – stocked with more than 11,000 bottles, 54 acres of subtropical gardens, a 20-meter long private yacht, a dedicated kids park, special family packages, its own golf course and the list goes on and on.

 

An amazing resort for vacation

Not surprisingly, we all are quite impressed. Our fascination with this ‘grand old lady’, which opened its doors in 1992 and is a proud member of the Leading Hotels of the World, starts as soon as we arrive. The transfer from Faro Airport is swift and friendly with our driver chatting about the upcoming weather and sights to be seen. So without hardly noticing, we enter the gates of the resort and are being driven up to the entrance. We are welcomed with big smiles and our luggage magically finds its way to our suite while the reception staff elaborately explain all the facilities. To get a grip on things, guest are supplied with a foldable map to navigate the way around. And we sure need it as indeed the grounds are huge.

This is also the reason we set off to our accommodation in a golf cart, something our girls never cease to enjoy. So giggling and joking we encourage the guest relations manager to speed it up just a little. In no time we arrive at our Oasis Family suite situated at the end of a row of two-story apartments done in mainly Portuguese and Moorish design. The suite encompasses an open-plan sleeping and living area, a separate twin bedroom and a bath or shower room. As we are on the ground floor, we have a terrace and a small patch of garden, ideal for having a coffee in the morning sun and/or a sundowner. Upper-level units come with access to a 40-square-metre rooftop terrace featuring daybeds, a sitting area and a rain shower.

Not only is there a welcoming package, the girls also receive a nice gift pack on our departure with among other things a cool battery pack to charge the phone. But let’s start with our arrival. The weather is gorgeous, so after unpacking our luggage we go out to do some exploring. Although this jewel of a resort justifies a visit in any season, we are happy to be here this time in autumn. The temperature still hovers between 20-25 degrees with a mild breeze making it all perfectly ideal. Still warm enough to go out and swim in one of the three pools: two outdoor, one indoor, as well as several smaller kids’ pools.

« There’s the amazing Annabella’s Kids park offering an array of fun and educational activities for children »

One of these pools is reserved for adults. It has a infinity design and provides floating daybeds and sleek cabanas which are fully equipped with chill-out sounds – and even smartphone charging points. We almost feel sorry for our girls by just exposing them to such beauty and then denying them the opportunity to take a swim. Fortunately, we can take all this beauty in as we dine in the Whale restaurant overlooking the pool and lounge area. All areas are nicely lit, making a perfect combination with the sun setting over the Atlantic Ocean.

But when it comes to pools, we settle for the Oasis Parc’s,  which also has loungers and cabanas and its own Rock pool for the little ones. No need to get out of the heated water for a drink, as the Palm Bar offers a ‘swim-in bar’ with submerged barstools. In the case of inclement weather, as said, there is still the indoor pool which also has an open-air-section. It also adjoins the Delfim Health Club with its top-of-the-range fitness facilities to challenge yourself with cardio and strength training sessions.

 

The perfect balance

A resort like the Vila Vita fuels the challenge for us to find the perfect balance between total relaxation at the different pools and going out and about to explore both the resort and nearby sights and activities. The first dilemma is actually whether to visit a pool or the private beach. Just a short walk passed the Whale Pool and a small cliff, you can go down to a nice beach, perfectly settled between the big towering cliffs making it feel totally secluded. The waves aren’t that big but they do just fine for some bodyboarding. Watersport fans can also enjoy jet skiing, sailing, stand-up paddling, kayaking and pedal boating with slides into the water, all available for hire from the water sports area. The beach is also supervised by fully trained lifeguards during the warmer months. And after all the opportunities to get really exhausted, there are comfy sun loungers and parasols, perfect for sinking into for an afternoon snooze or reading a good book. To our surprise, drinks and dishes from all three restaurants can also be served directly on the beach so no need to leave for lunch.

And so, we drift from discovery to discovery at this grand resort. For example, it takes us three nights to discover a quirky midget golf course somewhat hidden away, which ensures a great family time. And there’s the amazing Annabella’s Kids park offering an array of fun and educational activities for children aged between four and eleven. Slides, swings and trampolines in this adventure playground provide opportunity to blow off the necessary steam. Painting and baking sessions, lego building contests, table football tournaments, face painting and mime games are on offer in the playroom. During high season, Annabella’s park opens late two nights a week, allowing parents to savour a little extra adults-only time.

« Older kids can enrol in the VITAL Teen Wellness Programme which is designed for them »

Older kids can enrol in the VITAL Teen Wellness Programme which is designed for them to experience a full day’s session or a weekly programme filled with a variety of diverse activities. Workshops focus on supporting their mental, physical and emotional wellbeing, as well as equipping them with some essential life skills.

This is certainly a real bonus as many resorts only target the age group up to 11 years old and do not really organize a lot in terms of fun for teens. This is certainly not the case at the Vila Vita resort. Besides the Wellness Programme they can ride waves during surfing lessons, pump up their adrenaline during a day trip to a water park or join an adventure-filled jeep excursion. A watersport station at the Armação Beach Club offers all kinds of water pursuits.

Very unusually, we forgot to take our oldest daughters suitcase,  so we are in desperate need for some new clothes. Fortunately, the Vila Vita has several boutiques and shops bringing guests an eclectic blend of exclusive international and local brands, showcasing the very best in fashion, lifestyle, eyewear, jewellery, watches and wine. But most of it is intended for adults and we do need quite a lot of things, so we find the last items at the nearby shopping malls.

 

An everyday culinary travel

The culinary front delivers us even more ‘choice’ stress. We simply do not have enough time to try even a third of all the restaurant options even though some can be ruled out because they are not suitable for kids. For example,  with two Michelin stars,  The Ocean restaurant is really more a place for a romantic diner while the kids enjoy a movie under the watchful eye of a qualified babysitter. The same goes for the Aladin Grill, as you might have guessed fully embracing the Oriental design elements.  But most of the restaurants very much welcome children and offer a great opportunity for a cheerful family diner.

Besides the Whale restaurant, we also have a splendid time at one of the three beach clubs, only a short shuttle ride away from the resort. The Praia Dourada lies right on the golden sand. The menu includes delicious balanced and healthy dishes such as fish tacos, veggie burgers, watermelon gazpacho and poké bowls. So, we dig into all this delicious food while the girls run in and out the restaurant showing us the shells they collect on the shoreline. The atmosphere is very laid back and a perfect place to just linger around and have a chat with one of the other families feasting on the riches of the sea.

« Everything you could possibly need is on hand »

To add to the plethora of choice, there is another beach club, Arte Náutica, just a few hundred meters further away, which is just a little more formal as far as formal goes for a beach restaurant. And in summer, there is even a third option on the beach in the form of the Só Verão which offers a tempting selection of Petiscos (Portuguese tapas). All beach clubs are connected to each other by a new 300-meter wooden promenade.

Located at Vila Vita Parc’s Clubhouse, one can find the equally recommended Atlântico restaurant, featuring an elegant and sophisticated interior design in shades of blue that make it seem like the Ocean extends itself into the restaurant.  It also has one of the best views of the subtropical gardens and the infinity pool. In the main building the Bela Vista restaurant serves international cuisine with a modern twist as well as breakfast, served daily from 8 A.M to 11 A.M. It is based on a healthy wellbeing concept that offers a full buffet or à la carte selections. Every day we enjoy our yoghurts, fresh fruits, babycinos and cappuccinos on the huge outside terrace. What a way to start the day!

From all the dining and shopping options we particularly like the Piazetta, a cosy remodelling of a village square, hosting a café which serves great coffee, cakes and pastries, a sweet shop with delicious ice cream, freshly popped popcorn and a newsstand. But let’s not forget the Vila Vita shop stocked with the resort’s entire wine range and other gourmet culinary products such as the Porches Craft Beers, the resort’s own artisan beer label, along with a stylish selection of home decoration designs, regional pottery and national handcrafted items. The Piazetta is also home to the Adega restaurant which has an extraordinary selection of attractive and tasty tapas and regional specialities from all over the country.

There is no real need to leave the resort. Everything you could possibly need is on hand. But if you decide to stay for a bit longer, you should try some other highly recommendable activities. For example, a visit to the Zoo de Lagos, the huge kart circuit at Portimão or a visit to the Zoomarine. We spent a day at the latter as the greatest wish of our youngest was to interact and swim with dolphins. The Zoomarine offers this in a special area, away from the rest of the park where it is quiet and peaceful. We experienced a wonderful session with some of the dolphins supervised and guided by the amazing staff.

 

WOW!

 

Babysitting

  • Age: All
  • Rates: €18/h between 8 A.M. and midnight; €22/h between midnight and 8 A.M.
  • Opening hours: On request
  • Quota: 3 babies/babysitter

Check-in/out

  • Check-in: From 2 A.M.
  • Check-out: Until noon

Kids club

  • Age: From 4 to 11 years old
  • Rate: COMPLIMENTARY
  • Opening hours: From Monday to Friday, from 10 A.M. to 6 P.M. (and during the weekends for school holidays))
  • Quota: 3 children/person

Number of rooms

  • 203 rooms, suites and villas

Nursery

  • Age: From 6 months to 3 years old
  • Rate: €18/h; €60/half a day; €85,50/day
  • Opening hours: From Monday to Friday, from 10 A.M. to 6 P.M.
  • Quota: 3 babies/babysitter

Opening dates

  • VILA VITA Parc Resort & Spa will reopen its doors from Friday, 19th of June 2020

Practical guide

  • Discover the Algarve with our family-friendly practical guide!

Teens activities

  • Age: From 12 years old
  • Rate: COMPLIMENTARY
  • Opening hours: Every day from 10 A.M. to 6 P.M.

Transfers

  • International airport: Faro
  • Distance: 35 minutes
  • Round-trip: From €100

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