Vila Vita Parc – Celebrate
Vila Vita Parc is one of the best and most premium beach resorts in Europe. The resort is located in Portugal at the beautiful Algarve coast and features everything one would expect from a 5-star hotel. Breathtaking surroundings, a beautiful secluded beach, several pools, no less than six bars and eleven restaurants, a wonderful spa, and different sport possibilities: Vila Vita Parc has it all. And more. The resort spreads across 54 acres of spectacular, sub-tropical gardens. The Moorish-influenced architecture and design are combined with modern accents and a laid-back, bohemian chic atmosphere. The glorious white sand beach are surrounded by a dramatic, rocky coastline and the clear water of the Atlantic Ocean.
Indeed, the location is the first asset of this amazing resort. The Algarve region is celebrated for its beautiful and dramatic coastline, dotted with extravagant rock formations, grottos and rugged cliffs, topped with sandy beaches and blue waters. Located at an oceanfront clifftop, amid 54 acres of subtropical gardens, Vila Vita Parc truly his a privileged location to enjoy these natural wonders. A walk through the premises is the perfect way to start your stay. The hillside location is unique and there are dozens of different areas to explore, from modern Ibiza-like lounge bars to lush gardens and infinity pools. Faro international airport is located a 40-minutes’ drive away from the resort.
Rooms & Suites
Vila Vita Parc features 170 rooms, suites, and villas that are scattered around the property in three different buildings: the main building, The Residence and Oasis Parc. There are 15 room/suite types to choose from, as well as different on-site villas. All of them are elegant and luxurious and boast great views on the beautiful surroundings or the Algarve coastline. Of course, all modern amenities like huge flat screen televisions and Wi-Fi access are available in all rooms. Each room type comes with special features like a rooftop terrace or an exquisite Portuguese tile mosaic. For those looking for romance and privacy, the stunning first-floor “Oasis Suites Premium Rooftop “are the best choice. These big suites come with access to a private 40-square-metre rooftop terrace, where you can sunbathe and soak up the views that extend across the VILA VITA Parc estate.
The frontline rooms and suites feature breathtaking ocean views and great terraces. The ideal getaway to sip from a good glass of Portuguese wine while enjoying the views. For the ultimate Vila Vita luxury experience, opt for a private, spacious villa with your own pool.
Another certainty at Vila Vita Parc: you will not be bored. Whether you prefer a workout at the gym, a refreshing dip in one of the pools, a family yoga session, a trip on the private Vila Vita yacht, a round of golf, a body-sculpting at the HYPOXI®-Studio (the first and only of its kind in Portugal), or a relaxing spa treatment: it is all available at this resort.
The VILA VITA Spa by Sisley was renovated in 2018 and is a haven of tranquility. The design of the spa and the 14 treatment rooms is inspired by the region’s sea caves and the Atlantic Ocean. Both group and private sessions are on offer, including aerial yoga, power yoga, and chakra meditation.
The Algarve is a great region for sport-lovers as well: sailing, deep-sea fishing, scuba diving, snorkeling, water skiing, windsurfing: there is something for everybody. The landscape is also perfect for hiking and biking. But one does not have to leave Vila Vita Parc for the daily dosis of sports. There is an outdoor multisport field made of next-gen technical material, but also a mini-golf terrain, a driving range, a putting green and a pitch and putt green.
VILA VITA Parc features three swimming pools: one in the main building (heated, outdoor and indoor), one in the clubhouse for adults only, and one in the Oasis Parc for families. The clubhouse pool has become one of the most Instagrammed pools in Portugal thanks to its remarkable shape, amazing location and breath-taking views over the ocean.
The staff at Vila Vita Parc deserves a special mention. Super friendly, highly skilled and extremely professional, they truly upgrade a stay at this resort. The team consists out of more than 350 people and they will do everything they can to make your stay as comfortable as possible.
Then there is the food: from high-end dining at 2 Michelin star Ocean, the culinary hotspot of the resort and one of the best restaurants in Portugal, to typical Portuguese dining at Adega & Arte Nautica: food is considered as one of the highlights at Vila Vita Parc. With no less than 11 restaurants, this resort offers something for everyone. Some of the highlights:Oceanis the culinary flagship of the resort. This fine dining restaurant is managed by top chef Hans Neuner and awarded with two Michelin stars. In a brilliant décor with stunning views over the ocean, Hans serves a multicourse tasting menu with creative gastronomic dishes based on the best local ingredients and products. For a comprehensive review of 2* restaurant Ocean,please consult our Restaurant section.
One of the newer restaurants of the property isMizu, a Japanese fine dining restaurant. Guests enjoy the best of Japanese gastronomy in a zen and relaxed atmosphere with a stunning view over the Atlantic Ocean. The Alaska black cod with miso saikyo, made on the Algarve’s first Robata Grill operating on white Japanese Binchontan charcoal, is a must. But the sushi, tempura and many other dishes are definitely worth a try as well.
Atlântico Restaurant is located in the resort’s clubhouse, next to Mizu, and features beautiful views on the ocean. Guests enjoy a coastal-inspired menu which focusses on organic ingredients and regional flavors. It is a journey through the best Portugal has to offer. Some of the highlights of the menu include braised octopus tentacle, combined with chorizo from Monchique, lemon and fresh herbs; the crunchy Ria Formosa oysters with Atlantic seaweed, lemon and Kashmir curry; and the runny rice from Alcacer do Sal with the famous local Carabinero’s (scarlet prawns).
The stunning Cave de Vinhos (wine cellar) is located about 8 meters underground and a must when visiting Vila Vita Parc. The cellar was built with solid clay bricks and is filled with candles and beautiful wine decorations, giving it a magical atmosphere. The cellar hosts over 11,000 wine bottles from different regions in Portugal and from all over the world. In total, there are more than 24,000 bottles in Vila Vita Parc’s wine cellars. In the cellar, guests can indulge in wine and cheese tastings or private dinners for up to 12 people. Those dinners are a truly unique experience, which lead you through the best wine (and food) regions of Portugal in a medieval setting. A must!
Praia Dourada restaurant is located on the beach of Armação de Pêra, a few kilometers away from the resort. The restaurant also has a beach club and is a perfect place to spend a day at the beach. The restaurant features an internationally inspired menu, with dishes like “fish tacos with Algarve avocado and coriander”, “calamari with coconut-coriander sauce”, “Korean BBQ-glazed spare ribs” and “pineapple carpaccio with dark rum and ginger ice cream”.
At Vila Vita Parc you won’t get thirsty neither, with six bars and one of the biggest wine cellars in the country The F&B policy is truly unique and only the best of the best is good enough. A good example is the Café Bica, a dedicated coffee bar where you will discover some of the world’s best coffees. A perfect spot to start your day with a good Portuguese Bica coffee and a warm Pastel de Nata under the awakening Portuguese sun. Sustainability is important for Vila Vita Parc’s management and many of the products that are used for the food and drinks are produced in-house or on owned domains nearby.
Vila Vita Parc definitely is one of the best resorts in Europe. The combination of the excellent beach-side location, the beautiful, luxurious rooms, the world-class service, the impressive F&B options and the stunning sports & leisure offer guarantee an memorable beach holiday in Portugal. The hotel simply has all the assets to make your stay unforgettable, whether you are traveling with your partner, your family, the kids, or even by yourself. A place that is hard to leave.