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The exceptional Pine Cliffs Resort occupies a truly enviable location, extending some 72 acres across the cliff tops above the soft white sands of Falésia Beach.

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The exceptional Pine Cliffs resort occupies a truly enviable location, extending some 72 acres across the cliff tops above the soft white sands of Falésia Beach. A fabulous array of sports and leisure facilities have been thoughtfully designed and positioned to make the most of the outstanding sea views and embrace the naturally beautiful landscape.

Fully deserving of its five star reputation, Pine Cliffs provides first class service and outstanding accommodation, with activities to suit guests of all ages. For those looking for action, there’s a stunning golf course, tennis academy, watersports and well-loved kids' clubs, while superb restaurants, bars and an exquisite spa are on hand for some delightful holiday indulgence.

Outside the resort the traditional Portuguese towns of Açoteias and Olhos d’Agua offer further dining options, while bustling Albufeira is also within easy reach.


There are few courses around the world to rival the location of Pine Cliffs’ immaculate 9-hole course, built in a pine wood at the edge of spectacular cliffs and overlooking the beautiful beaches of the Algarve and the Atlantic beyond. The architect's main concern was to keep the natural surroundings as it was before the course was built. The unforgettable par 3 9th hole, the Devil’s Parlour, is legendary in golfing circles. And the plunging 200 feet gorge that stands between tee and green, tests the concentration of even the most cool-headed players!

The Pine Cliffs Golf Academy features the very best in golfing facilities, meeting the requirements of amateur as well as professional players.It is equipped with the latest teaching technology and a team of professionals with more than 20 years’ experience. The academy has a practice area which is especially designed for helping beginners to the sport as well as improving the techniques of the most experienced players. To perfect your stance, grip and swing, you can also undergo swing analysis and learn from recorded video images of your performance. The practice area includes a driving range with 9 different flag positions which can be approached from various directions and distances: between 50 and 200m, offering perfect conditions to practice short play and putting. There is a chipping and pitching area as well as a large putting green area. In the golf shop you can add to your golf equipment, and hire everything you need for a perfect round. The magnificent terrace of the Golf Club House is the perfect place for a drink or a snack after the game.

All golfers can also make use of the various golf courses in Vilamoura as Pine Cliffs Resort now offers a complimentary transfer.

Pine Cliffs Golf

Pine Cliffs Golf at Pine Cliffs Resort

Opening Hours

Open all year round, 7 days a week, usually open between 8am - 6pm (subject to change depending on season)


  • Minimum age is 16 years (unless accompanied by an adult)
  • Open to non-residents


  • Golf academy
  • Driving range
  • Short game area
  • Putting green
  • Club house
  • Equipment hire
  • Golf shop
  • Golf buggy hire
  • Tuition Superbly equipped with the latest technology in teaching systems the Golf Academy is manned by a team of Internationally Qualified PGA Professionals, offering a tuition service second to none for all parts of the game. With a dedicated short game practice area specifically designed to aid the beginner, improvers or experienced golfers and an indoor video swing analysis room, equipped with the V1 swing analysis software which is ideal and to analyse your faults and get you back on the right track quickly and permanently.

Course details

  • Course type: 9 hole golf course
  • Course signature: Martin Hawtree
  • Course par: 32
  • Course yards: 2243
  • Dress code At Pine Cliffs Golf Course guests are not allowed to wear jeans or swimming shorts, golf shoes with soft spikes are compulsory as well as collared shirts.


Tennis at Pine Cliffs Resort

Opening Hours

Open all year, 7 days a week, from 8am - 6pm (subject to change depending on the season).

Pine Cliffs has five recently renovated tennis courts, including two clay courts, all of which are floodlit for those preferring the cooler evenings. If you feel you need some help with your strokes, qualified professionals offer coaching for guests of all ages and ability. In the golf shop you can book a court, individual or group lessons and even find a match partner. Courts open till later in the summer months. So hire a racquet and enjoy a set or two with friends or family.


  • Racket hire
  • Clay courts: 2
  • Hard courts: 3
  • Equipment hire
  • Tennis academy
  • Tennis shop


  • Minimum age is 4 years
  • Open to non-residents


Charges may be applicable

Approximately €20 per hour for court hire, racquets can be hired at around €6 and balls at round €9 per person

Gym and Fitness

Gym and Fitness at Pine Cliffs Resort

Opening Hours

Open all year round, 7 days a week, from 7am - 9pm.

Pine Cliffs Resort boasts two Health Club centres for your relaxation and enjoyment, one located in the main hotel building and the other at Pine Cliffs Residence; Casa Pine Cliffs.

They both offer a full gym, sauna, and personal instruction, whilst the gym at the hotel also offers an indoor pool and jacuzzi, and the Casa Cliffs gym also benefits from a steam bath.

There are many classes on offer including Ab-solution, Stretching, Kids Fitness, Fitball, Gap, Kids Pool and Aquafamily, whilst the use of the sauna, jacuzzi, gym and indoor swimming pool are free of charge to use.


  • Full gym
  • Manned gym
  • Gym instructors available
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi


  • Minimum age is 8 years (unless accompanied by an adult)
  • Open to non-residents


Free of charge

Other Activities

Other Activities at Pine Cliffs Resort

The children's playground is great for the little ones, whilst there is a games room which will keep teenagers amused!

Alternatively, why not hire bikes and cycle around the resort, exploring the fantastic grounds!

Pine Cliffs exceeds expectations with its array of watersports, Health & Fitness Club, 9-hole Pine Cliffs Golf & Country Club and Annabel Croft Tennis Academy with five floodlit tennis courts and a padel court.


  • Cycling / Mountain biking
  • Mini golf
  • Games room
  • Childrens playground

Kids Club

kidsClub at Pine Cliffs Resort

The two kids clubs at Pine Cliffs offer superb facilities and entertainment for children from six months through to 12yr olds.

For the younger children Porto Pirata is set in wonderful grounds with its own pirate ship, swimming pool, and another pool for remote control boats, a bouncy castle, a recreational terrace, an 18-hole mini golf course, a bike track and a basketball and volleyball court. Porto Pirata’s well-trained caring staff offer a daily entertainment programme to ensure unforgettable holidays for your children, packed with moments of joy and fun. Children and adults can also make use of the games rooms, with a variety of videos and games and a table tennis room.

The Junior Club features a fun programme of sport, there is much to do from Badminton, Football, Volleyball, Basketball, Field Hockey, Archery, Beach Walks, Water Aerobics, Step Aerobics, Fitness Exercises, Tai Chi, Bike Trips and much more so parents can make the most of some welcome free time.

The children's village is open for clients use all year round (however there is no supervision and no organized activities) but adults may use the playground area to play and have fun with their children, additionally the mini golf, tennis and golf facilities are also available year round.

Junior Club

Ages 9 years to 12 years

Opening Hours

Open from April - October, 7 days a week.

Times of activities vary, usually running in 30 minutes to 1 hour 30 minute time slots between 11:00-19:30, times are subject to change.

For young guests of 9 years and over Junior’s Club has much to offer:

Field Hockey
Beach Walks
Water Aerobics
Step Aerobics
Fitness Exercises
Tai Chi
Bike Trips
And much more


Charges applicable

Pre-booking recommended

Subject to demand

For the Juniors Club, vouchers can be purchased on resort, activities usually vary between 1-2 vouchers, the cost is approximately €7 per voucher.

Porto Pirata

Ages 0 years to 8 years

Opening Hours

Open from April - October, 7 days a week, between 9:30am - 5pm.

Porto Pirata is a special place for younger children, aged between six months and 8 years. Developed over an enclosed area of 7000 square metres, this children’s activity centre contains two wooden boats, a swimming pool and another pool for remote control boats, a recreational terrace, an 18-hole mini golf course, a bouncy castle, a bike track and a basketball and volleyball court. Porto Pirata’s trained assistants offer a daily entertainment programme to ensure unforgettable holidays for your children, packed with moments of joy and fun.

Children and adults can also make use of the games rooms, with a variety of videos and games and a table tennis room.


Charges applicable

For children aged 6-36 months the price is approximately €120 for a full day, €90 for a half day with lunch and €60 without lunch from June-August. Outside this period prices are around €90 for a full day, €60 for a half day with lunch and €40 without lunch.

For children aged between 3-4 years the price is approximately €70 for a full day, €60 for a half day with lunch and €40 without lunch from June-August. Outside this period prices are around €50 for a full day, €40 for a half day including lunch and €25 excluding lunch.

For children aged between 5-8 years the price is approximately €50 for a full day, €40 for a half day with lunch and €25 without lunch from June-August. Outside this period prices are around €30 for a full day, €25 for a half day including lunch and €20 excluding lunch.


Spa at Pine Cliffs Resort

Opening Hours

Open all year round, 7 days a week, 9:30am - 7pm.

Serenity The Art of Well Being, Wellness & Beauty Center is located in the pine cliffs ocean suite building and offers the most advanced therapies and beauty treatments for men and women, designed to relax the body and soothe the soul. Why not leave the children in the expert hands of the kids’ club team and enjoy some well-deserved pampering?


  • Spa
  • Sauna
  • Steam room


  • Facial

    Sensai Ultimate Facial Treatment & Luxury Eye Treatment, Sensai Advanced Anti-Ageing Luminising Facial, Sensai Advanced Anti-Ageing Lifting Facial, Sensai Advanced Anti -Ageing Firming Facial, Sensai Purifying Facial, Ila Express Bliss Face Therapy, Ila Glowing Face Therapy, Ila Marine Flora Face Therapy, Ila Crystal Healing Face Therapy, Ila Tibetan Face Therapy

  • Massage

    Relaxing Massage, Detox Massage, Slim Massage, Aromatic Candle Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Sports Massage, Back Tension Relief, Lighter Leg Massage, Lymphatic Drainage Massage, Indian Head Massage, Ayurveda Massage, Thai Massage, Shiatsu, Reflexology, Hot Stones Massage, 4 Hands Balinese

  • Pedicure

    Margaret Dabbs Pedicure, Margaret Dabbs Supreme Pedicure, Pedicure Shellac, Gentlemen Pedicure

  • Manicure

    Margaret Dabbs Manicure, Margaret Dabbs Supreme Manicure, Shellac Manicure, Gentlemen Manicure

  • Body wraps

    Marine Detox Body Wrap, Sculpt & Firm Body Wrap

  • Other treatments

    Marine Detox, Ila Serenity Bath, The Alum Stone, Honey & Royal Jelly Scrub, Pink Crystals & Argan Shell, Couples Experience, Energy Recover Treatment, Mother To Be Journey

  • Childrens Spa treatments


  • The minimum age requirement for access to the Thermal area is 18. Please let the staff know at the time of the booking if you are under 18.
  • Minimum age is 6 years
  • Open to non-residents


Charges applicable

Pre-booking recommended

Treatment prices start from approximately €40.00


Pools at Pine Cliffs Resort

There are no less than five wonderful pools to choose from at Pine Cliffs, including a heated indoor pool at the hotel’s health club and one specially for children. It’s the ideal place to meet up with new friends and enjoy hours of contented water play.

There is no age requirement to use the pools however children must be accompanied by an adult.

  • Indoor Pool

    Opening Hours

    Open all year, 7 days a week, between 9am - 7pm.


    • Indoor pool


    Free of charge

  • Pool 1

    Opening Hours

    Open all year, 7 days a week, between 9am - 7pm.


    • Outdoor pool


    Free of charge

  • Pool 2

    Opening Hours

    Open all year, 7 days a week, between 9am - 7pm.


    • Outdoor pool


    Free of charge

  • Pool 3

    Opening Hours

    Open all year, 7 days a week, between 9am - 7pm.


    • Outdoor pool


    Free of charge

  • Pool 4

    Opening Hours

    Open all year, 7 days a week, between 9am - 7pm.


    • Outdoor pool


    Free of charge

  • Pool 5

    Opening Hours

    Open all year, 7 days a week, between 9am - 7pm.


    • Outdoor pool


    • Open to non-residents


    Free of charge

Restaurants and Bars

With eight superb restaurants, three bars, a café, beach bar and snack bar to choose from, Pine Cliffs has your every culinary wish covered. Each one has its own individual style, many with outside terraces where you can dine under the stars. With cuisines from around the world ready to seduce your taste buds, choosing a favourite will be quite a challenge!

O Pescador, Mediterranean

With its elegant, yet relaxed atmosphere, O Pescador offers a wide range of seafood specialties and meat dishes. Serving lunch and dinner, lunch prices start from approximately €16 for a main course and around €19 for a dinner main course.

Jardim Colonial , Buffet

With its mix of regional and international cuisine, the restaurant Jardim Colonial caters for all. Jardim Colonial is the main hotel restaurant with the option of al fresco dining in its courtyard area filled with character.

Zest, International

Health conscious choices are available at the newly opened Zest

Portulano Bar, Lounge bar

A classically styled bar in the hotel's main lobby, the Portulano Bar is a great place to try local spirits such as amarguinha, a liqueur made from sour almonds, and of course, a glass of one of Portugal's world-renowned Port wines

Corda Cafe, Pool bar

With its poolside location, garden setting and serene golf course views, Corda Café provides a welcoming and casual atmosphere to enjoy a light meal and refreshing beverage throughout the day.

Yakuza by Olivier, Japanese

Yakuza by Olivier is one of the finest Japanese restaurants in the Algarve. A menu of traditional Japanese specialties with a touch of Mediterranean flavours, served in an outdoor garden setting.

The Beach Club, Beach bar

Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and the endless Algarvian coast line, the Beach Club presents you a variety of seafood and meat dishes, refreshing drinks and a selection of fresh salads.

Piri Piri Steak House, Portuguese

With a new concept and relaxed atmosphere, the Piri Piri Steak House offers a unique selection of prime meat produce, grilled to perfection. Prices range from approximately €18-€34 for a main course.

Clubhouse, Snack bar

With its enviable first tee location on the Pine Cliffs Golf Course, this is a welcoming venue after a day on the course - the ideal spot for snacks, sandwiches, steaks, and a drink with your fellow golfers.

O Grill, Mediterranean

With its unique and relaxed atmosphere, granting you an enchanting mediterranean experience. This new addition to the Pine Cliffs Resort is located at the luxury Pine Cliffs Residence. Overlooking the golf course and set by the swimming pool. Serving a range of choices, from pastas and risottos to fish and meat dishes, prices are approximately between €12-€28 for a main course.

Mirador Champagne Bar, Bar

With its outdoor, cliff-top setting shaded by towering pine trees and broad umbrellas, the Mirador Champagne Bar affords stunning views of the ocean and coast.


Shopping at Pine Cliffs Resort

Opening Hours

The mini-market is open during high season only, from 8:30am - 6:30pm.

There is a variety of shops on the resort, including a golf shop, gift shop, florist, boutique "Zina", international newsagent and a mini-market. Please note that these will not be open all year and may be limited outside of June - September.


  • Gift shop
  • Florist
  • Mini-market


Beach at Pine Cliffs Resort

Praia da Falésia is one of the Algarve’s loveliest beaches, the only one to be awarded the European Union’s ‘Golden Flag’. Its soft white sand and crystal clear waters contrast beautifully with the golden tones of the towering cliffs behind. A glass elevator carries guests down the cliff face to the private beach where sunloungers, towels, parasols and a variety of watersports are at your disposal. The attractive beach club here is famed for its fresh seafood and mouthwatering salads.


  • Sandy beach
  • Public beach - on-site
  • Sunloungers
  • Beach towels
  • Watersports available
  • Distance from beach: 0km

Shuttle Bus

Opening Hours

Available during high season, between 9am - 11pm.

There is an on resort shuttle bus/ train, a convenient way to easily make your way around.


Free of charge

Internet Access

Free Wi-Fi is available at the Pine Cliffs Residence reception.


Free of charge

Last Day

A luggage storage room is available at the reception, so that you don't have to worry whilst enjoying the facilities on your last day. You will also have access to shower facilities.


Free of charge

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Scores 9.1 out of 10 based on 10 reviews
Reviews and scores from the last 12 months.
10 out of 10


Halifax Family (with only pre-school children)
The apartment was truly amazing! Absolutely perfect
Confirmed guest: 12 September 2019
Published on: 13 September 2019

Pine Cliffs Garden Suite II

6 out of 10


Family (the eldest child is at school)
Overall the suite was comfortable but for the price we felt it was somewhat dated and could’ve done with modernising.
Beds were super comfy with what felt like good quality bedding, which all added to a great night’s sleep.
My husband and I had the room with the double bed and large en-suite, which itself was a great size. However, the climb over the unusually high bathtub in order to use the shower had to be done with immense caution, anyone with a low level mobility issue might have found using it very difficult....I have no such problems, but did find myself being über cautious when getting out.
Also, whoever fitted the taps on the sinks need to rethink their profession! They had been put in so far back from the sink, the tap itself just about reached over the basin, making them very difficult to use.
The resort itself is stunning and we just felt the suite didn’t suite match up to the 5 star billing of the rest of the resort and what we paid.
Confirmed guest: 17 August 2019
Published on: 22 August 2019

Pine Cliffs Suite III

9 out of 10


Family (with only pre-school children)
Pool is not child friendly for a 2 year old.
Cooker extraction hood in kitchen is dangerous for taller people. It overhangs the cooker in to the walking area. I hit my head 3 times and others did also
Confirmed guest: 20 June 2019
Published on: 21 June 2019

San Pedro

10 out of 10


Taplow Family (with only pre-school children)
Incredible! I had high hopes for this resort and our villa and I am pleased to say that the apartment - and everything - was even more amazing than I expected it to be. My biggest thing is cleanliness and this accommodation surpassed even my (very!) high standards. I’ve never been to self catering accommodation with such a well stocked kitchen - a blender, juicer, coffee maker, everything! It was so peaceful - another big plus for me. Very tastefully decorated. A feeling of luxury in every detail. Super practical and yet very luxurious - just perfect really! The resort is one of my favourite places I’ve ever visited - it’s so big with so much to offer and yet doesn’t have that big “packaged” resort feel. It’s quiet and relaxed with an intimate feeling to it. It’s so green and lush with courtyards, beautiful gardens, little pathways, seas views, myriad pools, shops, a delightful bakery, so many different terrains and places to enjoy. I only gave the pools a 5/10 as they are not heated so were pretty cold - even though it was 30 degrees while we were there. Even more limiting for us as we had a baby with us so couldn’t take him in. That would be my ONLY slight critique of this resort. I loved loved loved it! I can’t recommend it highly enough. I never usually look to visit the same place twice (just as there is so much world to see!) but I am definitely returning to Pine Cliffs. It was heaven - could have stayed forever! :) Finally, big shout out to the team at the on site wine shop! Make sure you go there - the staff are amazing, so many Portuguese wines to try and the prices are trade so more than reasonable!
Confirmed guest: 06 June 2019
Published on: 15 June 2019

Pine Cliffs Garden Suite I

10 out of 10


Beckenham Group
Villa and services were excellent, only a heated pool would have made it better but this did not affect the enjoyment
Confirmed guest: 01 June 2019
Published on: 02 June 2019


10 out of 10


Crayford, Kent Couple
It was perfect for 4 families with two babies. Everything was provided and the maid service was excellent. Location within Pine Cliffs was good. A very attractive property.
Confirmed guest: 19 May 2019
Published on: 20 May 2019

The Pine Cliffs Retreat

8 out of 10


Reigate Family (the eldest child is at school)
The villa itself was lovely, spacious and well configured. However as reported already, the pool was unusably cold. I mean totally freezing and we were all so disappointed that when we asked, apparently it couldn't be heated. This is extraordinary in such a large high quality villa.
The Pine Cliffs resort is good, and reception did come and fix the fridge which wasn't working, and the TV, but despite repeated requests they never did fix the phone. To book the spa I had to use my mobile phone!
We were also disappointed that the Yakuza restaurant was closed, as was the beach restaurant Mare, which meant there were no facilities at all on the beach, including toilets which when the beach is so far from the hotel was an issue.

All in all the Villa itself was good, but the lack of a heated pool spoiled the entire experience.
Confirmed guest: 18 April 2019
Published on: 23 April 2019


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