Vila Vita Parc

Portugal’s pristine cliffside retreat

Perched atop a scenic seaside cliff, Vila Vita Parc exudes an air of exclusivity from the moment you set foot on the meticulously manicured grounds. Hidden behind an iron gate, the sprawling 50-plus-acre resort somehow retains the feel of a secret garden with endless sun-drenched nooks and crannies to explore.

The Algarve hotel appears to have been curated through an Instagram filter with the vibrancy cranked up to 100. White-washed buildings and sparkling turquoise pools contrast deep-green lawns and the rich golden sands that lead to the sea. Eleven restaurants, four bars and a wine cellar delight foodies and oenophiles alike, while a recently refreshed spa soothes both body and mind.

But the lush grounds at this Algarve getaway offer much more. Rotate among the seven pools. Look for souvenirs in the charming shopping mall. Play tennis, indoor pickleball or padel on dedicated courts. Practice your golf game with the nine-hole pitch and putt, 18-hole putting green, 18-hole mini-golf or driving range. Take art classes where you can try oil painting or creating Portugal’s famous azulejo tile. Or dance to the DJ beats at the nightclub.

Our Inspector's Highlights

  • Vila Vita Parc boasts a private stretch of golden sand that’s secluded by towering cliffs. Soak up some rays during the Algarve’s 300 annual days of sun, or head out on a scuba diving or cave exploring expedition during high season.
  • Renowned Ocean is the crown jewel among the restaurants at Vila Vita Parc. Uninterrupted ocean views set the scene for a sea-inspired feast from talented head toque Hans Neuner and his team.
  • Spend the day at the luxury hotel’s nearby Beach Club, home to water sports, three additional restaurants and plenty of palapa-shaded loungers. The club is easily accessible via a complimentary hotel shuttle.
  • The 203 airy rooms and suites have sleek wood floors, pops of color and, of course, ocean or garden views. Sunken living rooms make the already spacious accommodations feel extra roomy.
  • Vila Vita Spa by Sisley Paris is the first facility from the renowned French skincare brand in Portugal. In addition to an extensive treatment menu, the sleek 14-room spa provides a slew of special offerings, including state-of-the-art Gharieni treatment beds, a wide range of yoga and meditation classes and the country’s first body-shaping Hypoxi Studio.

The Restaurants

  • Try hyper-local cuisine at chic Atlântico Restaurant. The blue-toned dining room serves dishes inspired by the Algarve’s culinary history for breakfast daily and dinner on select nights.
  • Take your tastebuds on a grand European tour during your stay at the Algarve hotel when you dine on Portuguese fare at Adega Restaurant,  elegant Italian plates at Giardino and housemade sausages at the Bavarian-inspired Biergarten.
  • For flavors from further afield, opt for grilled specialties at Middle Eastern-inspired Aladin Restaurant or fresh sushi at Mizu Teppanyaki.
  • Enjoy casual fare at French-themed Bela Vita Bar & Brasserie (don’t skip brunch here) and breezy Whale Restaurant & Pool Lounge.
  • A spectacular cellar stocked with more than 11,000 bottles is a wine lover’s dream. For the ultimate oenophile experience, book a tasting or private dinner in the romantic candle-lit space.

24-hour room service
Babysitting services
Fitness classes
House car
Indoor pool
Meeting rooms
Outdoor pool
Getting There
Rua Anneliese Pohl, Alporchinhos, 8400-450 Porches, Algarve, Portugal
FAO (35-45 min)   LIS (2 hr 10 min-3 hr )  
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