Luxury Holidays Portugal
At the 2016 World Travel Awards, the Algarve region of Portugal was named as the best beach destination in Europe. Boasting over 100 miles of dramatic coastline, it’s not hard to see why. Portugal also offers holidaymakers nearly year round sun and some of the most beautiful Nature Reserves. The Algarve is home to award winning golf resorts and exclusive resorts – a perfect luxury holiday destination.
Best Time to Visit
As aforementioned, Portugal offers near round-the-year sun with over 300 days of sunshine a year. This means you can go at virtually any time of year. The warmest months are from May-September where temperatures can hit around 30°C on the sunniest of days.
With the main airport at Faro, the most popular tourist resorts include Sagres, Albufeira, Vilamoura, Lagos, Quinta do Lago, Praia da Luz, Praia da Rocha and Praia da Dona Ana.
Portugal’s cuisine is famous for it traditionally unique style. The country is home to some of the world’s leading Michelin star restaurants and some of the most pleasant seafood dishes in Europe.
History and Culture
Traditional crafts including leather goods, cork and pottery are found in most local areas across Portugal. Visitors can take tours of the production of these good or take a hands on course for themselves. Portugal is rich in history with many historical sites and museums available to visit.
Things to Do
- Relax on one of Portugal’s award winning beaches.
- Enjoy Michelin Star restaurants.
- Explore the cliffs of the Portuguese coast.
- Take a hands on tour of local pottery and leather production.
Recommended Hotels in Portugal
Areias do Seixo Hotel
A magical place less than one hour from Lisbon, Areias do Seixo is a natural haven. The pine trees, the dunes and the sea whisper their secrets in your ear. Feel the originality, comfort and sophistic...
Belmond Reids Palace
-Madeira, Portugal 163 bedrooms
Legendary and heavenly in equal measure
Set in ten acres of beautiful gardens and with enviable views over the Atlantic, Belmond Reid’s Palace enjoys a superb location in Funchal and is a long-...
Casa Velha do Palheiro, Palheiro
-Madeira, Portugal 37 bedrooms
This is a gorgeous luxury country house hotel; perfect for a relaxing Madeira holiday away from the crowds.
37 very elegant spacious rooms in a variety of sizes and locations. Bath, ha...
Club Med Da Balaia 4*
-Algarve, Portugal 389 bedrooms
The perfect family holiday from tots to teens
Perched up on the red cliffs of the Algarve, this all-inclusive family resort in Portugal is perfect for golf fans. With a balance of grown-up spaces and...
-Algarve, Portugal 154 bedrooms
Contemporary elegance, luxury and comfort
The tree-lined boulevard which leads to the main entrance of Conrad Algarve sets a suitable tone of luxury befitting this impressive contemporary sty...
Crowne Plaza Vilamoura
-Algarve, Portugal 327 bedrooms
Great beach location with easy access to the marina. Crowne Plaza Vilamoura enjoys a privileged location opposite the beach and only a 10 minute walk from the marina from which you can enjoy sailing e...
-Algarve, Portugal 135 bedrooms
Nestled in five hectares of idyllic, romantic gardens, Hilton Vilamoura As Cascatas Golf Resort & Spa is paradise recreated with swimming pools, cascading waterways, lakes and grottos creating a s...
Hotel Dona Filipa
-Algarve, Portugal 154 bedrooms
Relaxing and welcoming Mediterranean-style ambience. Surrounded by championship golf courses and finished in traditional blue and terracotta Hotel Dona Filipa and San Lorenzo Golf Course is only 200m ...
Jardins do Lago, Funchal
-Madeira, Portugal 40 bedrooms
Spend your Madeira holidays in this charming Quinta, situated on a hillside overlooking Funchal to the sea. Formerly a luxurious 18th century family home the Jardins do Lago has been tastefully r...
Lake Spa Resort, Vilamoura
-Algarve, Portugal 192 bedrooms
Outstanding hotel in popular resort. The Lake Resort is a luxury five star hotel occupying an outstanding positon in the heart of Vilamoura just a short distance from the marina and the Falesia beach,...
Monte da Quinta Club
-Algarve, Portugal 178 bedrooms
Private suites, villas and townhouses in exclusive setting. Monte da Quinta Resort is set in the exclusive Quinta do Lago area of the Algarve and offers a quite wonderful selection of comfortable suit...
Porto Bay Falésia
-Algarve, Portugal 310 bedrooms
Luxurious relaxation overlooking the beach. Situated in an unrivalled location overlooking Praia de Falesia where 8km of white sandy beach merges with the ochre rocks typical of the Algarve, Port Bay ...
Porto Santa Maria, Funchal
-Madeira, Portugal 146 bedrooms
The adults only (minimum age 16 years) Porto Santa Maria is one of our Madeira hotels located in the heart of the ‘old town’ of Funchal but right on the seafront with a new man-made b...
Quinta Bela Sao Tiago, Funchal
-Madeira, Portugal 64 bedrooms
This very welcoming Quinta is in the more interesting older part of the city and has super views over the bay some 200 metres away. An excellent choice of shops, bars and restaurants are within a walk...
Quinta Da Bela Vista, Funchal
-Madeira, Portugal 89 bedrooms
Lovely views overlooking Funchal and charming attentive staff. Formerly a lovely traditional mansion this unique award winning Quinta has been carefully restored and extended, with the addition of the...
Quinta Da Penha De França, Funchal
-Madeira, Portugal 109 bedrooms
Just a ten minute walk from town, this Quinta, set in beautiful mature tropical gardens, is a real delight. Owned and managed by the Ribeiro family, the emphasis here is on something a little differen...
Quinta Das Vistas, Funchal
-Madeira, Portugal 70 bedrooms
This manor house stands in gardens on a hill top with breathtaking views over Funchal to the Atlantic. The main house has been converted and extended to provide an extremely comfortable environment fo...
Quinta Splendida, Caniço
-Madeira, Portugal 166 bedrooms
In a plant filled garden a stone’s throw from the old town of Caniço, this Quinta has a lot to offer.
There are 20 hotel rooms with satellite TV, a mini-bar, a hairdryer and bathr...
Quinta da Casa Branca, Funchal
-Madeira, Portugal 41 bedrooms
Located in lush mature gardens, away from the busier parts of the city, this hotel has enormous style and great character. Some of the modern architecture is very bold on this very traditional island,...
Quinta do Lago, Algarve
-Algarve, Portugal 141 bedrooms
Prestigious, elegant and luxurious. As you might expect from one of the Algarve’s most famous and prestigious hotels Quinta do Lago offers a world of luxury and elegance. Set in almost two thous...
Quinta do Monte, Monte
-Madeira, Portugal 42 bedrooms
A favourite of ours for many years, Monte is ten minutes from the centre of Funchal but feels like another world. Funchal is a bustling busy town whilst Monte is an oasis of calm. Often visited, this ...
Real Marina Hotel & Spa 5*
Resting in a privileged location in the beautiful town of Olhão, this hotel enjoys stunning views over the Ria Formosa Natural Park, meaning your pictures will easily make others envious. Take in the...
Real Santa Eulalia Resort
-Algarve, Portugal 344 bedrooms
Beachfront luxury. The Grande Real Santa Eulalia boasts an enviable location beside the sandy beach of Santa Eulalia. Guest rooms are luxurious and elegant and the lobby spacious and sumptuous. The Re...
Ria Park Hotel & Spa
-Algarve, Portugal 175 bedrooms
Sophisticated and relaxing, fabulous new Spa!. Ria Park Hotel & Spa is set in beautiful gardens and located within an area of outstanding natural beauty. Ria Formosa Nature Reserve offers a very p...
Royal Savoy, Funchal
-Madeira, Portugal 162 bedrooms
The Royal Savoy is a lovely five star hotel on the water’s edge, just a ten minute stroll from town. The interior décor and furnishings create a warm, cosy and welcoming ambience for our ...
-Algarve, Portugal 215 bedrooms
Superb setting, excellent for all the familySheraton Algarve Hotel stands proudly on a spectacular cliff-top surrounded by pine trees and overlooking miles of pristine beaches which edge the clear, bl...
The Cliff Bay, Funchal
-Madeira, Portugal 188 bedrooms
Perched on the cliff top facing south, the hotel is some 20 minutes’ stroll to the city centre, with complimentary shuttle service six times daily. The Cliff Bay has direct views over the sea an...
-Algarve, Portugal 293 bedrooms
Spacious and bright with excellent service. Tivoli Carvoeiro is situated on the rocks above the Vale Covo beach where the numerous caves form an inlet of quiet waters (accessed via steep steps) with s...
-Algarve, Portugal 280 bedrooms
This new modern hotel which opened in March 2009 is located in a quiet area by the challenging Victoria Golf Course, just 3km from the Marina at Vilamoura.
Offering 280 spacious gues...
Vilalara Thalassa Resort
-Algarve, Portugal 131 bedrooms
Total relaxation for body and soul. Located on the cliff of Praia das Gaivotas this 5 star hotel combines an international atmosphere with Portuguese hospitality and features Portugal’s first Th...