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Resort overview

Situated in the Western Algarve, Santo Antonio Resort, formerly known as Parque da Floresta Golf and Leisure Resort, is a superb all-round holiday destination, packed with all things fun, sporty and relaxing. Whether you wish to enjoy a great game of golf, brush up on your tennis skills, or relax and revitalise in the resort spa, Santo Antonio Resort offers something to suit a range of tastes. Children staying at the resort can enjoy the kids club, offering great entertainment. At the end of the day, you can sit back and enjoy a meal or a drink in one of the restaurants or bars – or simply return to the space and privacy of your own private accommodation.

Activities & amenities

  • Kids' club
  • Communal pool(s)
  • Restaurants
  • Tennis
  • Spa/Beauty treatments
  • Golf
  • Gym & fitness
  • Indoor pool

Activities at Santo Antonio Resort


Santo Antonio Resort features an extensive range of golfing facilities. As well as the scenic and perfectly landscaped 18-hole course there are plenty more facilities to accompany this, including an excellent golf academy as well as a driving range, short game area and practice bunkers. Please note it is advisable to prebook golf between September and March. Due to golfing competitions the golf course will be closed on certain dates.

Golf Santo Antonio

Course details

  • Course type: 18 hole golf course
  • Course signature: Pepe Gancedo
  • Course par: 71
  • Course yards: 6246
  • Male handicap: 28
  • Female handicap: 36
  • Handicap certificate required
  • Dress code

    Soft spike shoes, tailored trouses or short and shirts must be worn at all times.


  • Golf academy
  • Driving range
  • Short game area
  • Putting green
  • Club house
  • Equipment hire
  • Golf shop
  • Golf buggy hire
  • Tuition

    Tuition is available. 1 x 25 minute lesson is €23 per person, 1 x 50 minute lesson is €49 per person, 1 x 50 minute lesson for 2 people is €33 per person.


  • Open to non-residents

Opening times

All year, 7 days a week, from 07:15 to the 18:00 and from 07:45-18:00 during the winter season


Charges may be applicable


In the resort you will find 4 excellent, floodlit tennis courts. Courses and tuition are also provided with LTA professionals, who can help you to brush up on your skills as well as physical fitness. Junior players and beginners can also enjoy tailored tennis lessons.


  • Racket hire
  • Astro turf courts: 2
  • Hard courts: 2
  • Equipment hire
  • Tennis academy


  • Open to non-residents
  • No age restrictions

Opening times

Open all year round, 7 days a week, from 8am - 10pm.


Charges may be applicable. Court hire starts from approximately €12 per hour, with racquets available at around €5.40 per hour and balls around €3.60

Gym and fitness

A fitness centre is available in resort, offering a wide range of both cardiovascular and resistance equipment, as well as a selection of weights. Personal trainers and fitness assessors are on hand to help, and the centre also features a great exercise and relaxation studio. Guests can enjoy various fitness classes too. Please note the gym is closed between 12 - 4:00pm


  • Fitness studio
  • Full gym
  • Manned gym


  • Minimum age is 16 years
  • Open to non-residents

Opening times

Open all year round, Monday - Saturday, between 9:30am -6pm.


Charges may be applicable. Gym use is available at approximately €10 per day, per person, and €50 per week, per person.
Gym and fitness

Other sports and activities

Santo Antonio Resort has its own bowls green, perfect for a few ends of fun! There are also some interesting walking trails around the resort for those who like a leisurely stroll!

  • Bowls
  • Walking / Hiking trails
Other sports and activities

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Scores 8.7 out of 10 based on 27 reviews
8 out of 10


Surrey Family (with only pre-school children)
Beautiful spacious villa, stunning views, fantastic pool and Jacuzzi - perfect for a family holiday with two 2 year olds. The only downside was that we had to use the cars wherever we went (though we did know that when we booked) as it was quite a long way from anywhere!
Confirmed guest: 20 June 2015
Published on: 23 June 2015

Vila Palmeiras

9 out of 10


This is a very nice villa, well laid out with lots of space and high quality fittings and furnishings with a great pool and outside space. The views are fantastic. Some of the furnishings are starting to look a little bit grubby/well used but this is perhaps to be expected with the villa being used by so many different people across the year. I would suggest that wipable table mats rather than cloth ones would be better and easier to keep clean and the toilet brush in the toilet room off the living area could do with replacing
It is quite expensive; it is the most expensive villa on the resort but others are bigger/sleep more, hence, I would question value for money.
Confirmed guest: 13 June 2015
Published on: 16 June 2015

Casa Golfinho

8 out of 10


Barnsley Family (the eldest child is at school)
Great outdoor living space with a lovely garden to explore. Pool not heated so was cold for us to use. Plenty of wardrobe space but two unusable due to a musty smell. Wifi is very intermittent.Generally clean. Great location and would stay again.
Confirmed guest: 28 May 2015
Published on: 07 June 2015

Villa Emilia

8 out of 10


Deal Family (with only pre-school children)
Excellent well appointed and comfortable villa with nice gardens and large pool.
Driveway is very steep and takes practice and if the pool requires heating it is very expensive.
Confirmed guest: 12 June 2014
Published on: 12 January 2015

Casa Liliana

7 out of 10

Confirmed guest

The villa was nice and perfect for our group of friends but the air conditioning didn't work and the pool was very dirty. The resort is lovely, very quiet and the boys loved the golf.
Confirmed guest: 03 January 2015
Published on: 06 January 2015

Casa Soleil

10 out of 10


London Group
The villa is amazing and much better than the pictures show. Would not hesitate to go again x
Confirmed guest: 09 October 2014
Published on: 19 October 2014

Villa Luzia

9 out of 10


Pool was brilliant
Little outdoor area was always in shade
Confirmed guest: 06 October 2014
Published on: 13 October 2014

Quinta da Encosta Velha 98

10 out of 10


All of it
Reviewer left no comment
Confirmed guest: 27 September 2014
Published on: 11 October 2014

Casa Sophie

10 out of 10


Great size swimming pool. Very peaceful
More sun umbrellas round the pool would have been better
Confirmed guest: 27 September 2014
Published on: 10 October 2014

Villa Olivia

8 out of 10


Amersham, Bucks Group
Good condition, nice modern villa, fairly new build, nice master bedroom and ensuite to master, fairly well equipped kitchen.
Broadband very slow, only 1 sky channel, sky news 501, poolside and gardens quite small, pool just about ok in size. Master bedroom out shines all other bedrooms. Kitch situated in the upstairs level of villa, sleeping accommodation and pool area obviously at lower ground level, which makes it a bit of a trek for drinks and snacks when relaxing with friends poolside
Confirmed guest: 27 September 2014
Published on: 09 October 2014

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