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Santo Antonio Resort

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.

  • 1hr 10mins fromFaro
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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

Golf Santo Antonio


  • Open to non-residents


  • 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.

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.



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

Opening Hours

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


  • Open to non-residents
  • No age restrictions


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

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

Opening Hours

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


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


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


Soccer School

Soccer School


Charges may be applicable. €18 for 2 hour lesson or 5 lessons for €72


  • Ages 4 years to 15 years

Other Activities

Other 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

Kids Club

Kids' club

There are plenty of activities for children including a great kids club: Fun club Santo Antonio for 3 to 12 year olds, which is open all year round. For older children, there is also a fantastic games area, providing arcade style games to keep 12 -16 year olds amused!
Please note that the kids club runs subject to demand and requires a minimum of 5 children to operate and children will need to be registered at least 24 hours in advance.

Fun Club Santo Antonio

Opening Hours

Open all year round, 7 days a week, from 1pm - 5pm


  • Ages 3 years to 12 years


Charges applicable. Pre-booking required. Subject to demand. Approximately €12.50 per session, per child.



A visit to the Spa Santo Antonio will leave you feeling relaxed and revitalised for when you return home from holiday. Enjoy total relaxation and wonderful tranquillity in the pool, sauna or jacuzzi, or unwind by choosing one of the extensive range of treatments and massages. Spa Santo Antonio are now in exclusive partnership with the Elemis brand, promoting inner and exterior health.


  • Spa
  • Sauna
  • Indoor pool
  • Jacuzzi


  • Facial

    Purify-active pureness, Moisturise-hydra-memory, Renew and rebalance-alpha therapy collagen, Guinot facials-cathiodermie, Skin resonance, Hydra-performance for men

  • Massage

    Back, neck and shoulders massage, Full body massage, Golf massage, Sports massage, Lymphatic drainage massage, Ayuverdic oil massage, Medical Thai massage, Indian head massage

  • Pedicure

    Pedicure, Luxury pedicure

  • Manicure

    Manicure, Luxury manicure, French manicure

  • Other treatments

    Floorstone therapy, Absolute aroma experience, Reiki, Reflexology

Opening Hours

Open all year round, Monday - Friday, between 9:30am -1pm and 2pm -7pm.


  • Open to non-residents
  • Pass required


Charges applicable. Treatment prices start from approximately €25. Access to the spa facilities is around €10.00 per day for an adult and €5.00 for a child.

Communal Pools

Communal pool(s)

Santo Antonio Resort features a heated outdoor pool with parasols, sun-loungers, a poolside shower, as well as a poolside bar offering snacks and drinks.

There is also an indoor pool at the Spa which is open and heated all year round. Children may use this pool, but only between 9:30am - 11am and 2:30pm - 4:30pm.

Pool 1

  • Outdoor pool
  • Open poolside shower
  • Heated all year round
  • Sunloungers

Opening Hours

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


  • No age restrictions


Charges applicable. Approximately €10 per day, per adult, and €5 per day, per child (10-16 years old). Passes are also available for 1 week at approximately €50 per adult and €20 per child (10-16 years old). Children under 10 years old are free of charge.

Pool 2

  • Indoor pool
  • Heated all year round

Opening Hours

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


Charges applicable. Approximately €10 per day, per adult, and €5 per day, per child (10-16 years old). Passes are also available for 1 week at approximately €50 per adult and €20 per child (10-16 years old). Children under 10 years old are free of charge.


Restaurants and bars

You don’t need to go far to enjoy a great meal with a choice of restaurants. You can experience a wide range of dishes from Italian to steaks and grilled meats, as well as traditional Mediterranean.

Blue Lagoon Poolside barPool bar

Poolside bar open in high season only, serving drinks and snacks.

O Parque RestaurantInternational

Lovely restaurant overlooking the golf course serving a variety of dishes, open all year round.

Spike BarBar

Located next to O Parque restaurant, open daily from 7:30am until midnight for drinks and snacks.

Vincentinos Italian RestaurantItalian

Delightful Italian restaurant located by the Parque da Floresta reception. Seasonal opening.

General Info

Last day

If you have a late departure you can store your luggage in the reception area.


Free of charge

Internet access

There is free WiFi available in the Spike Bar & Restaurant.


Free of charge

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Santo Antonio Resort Reviews

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Scores 9.1 out of 10 based on 40 reviews
Reviews and scores from the last 12 months.
8 out of 10


Southampton Couple
This villa, whilst not very impressive looking from the outside, is really quite lovely. The kitchen was very modern and well equipped (minus lack of baking trays) and the rest of the rooms were relatively well decorated and pleasant. The pool was lovely, although we did pay for heating which probably helped as it could get a little windy out there at times. There is also a smaller children's pool at one end of the main pool which there is no mention of on here. Other then the previously mentioned wind, the location is perfect- very quiet and a short car ride to shops and salema beach- but you really do need the car to be able to get anywhere as just the resort itself is huge. Overall, would recommend staying in this villa if you are considering the area.
Confirmed guest: 17 June 2017
Published on: 23 June 2017

Casa Sophie

10 out of 10


Keighley West Yorkshire Family (with only pre-school children)
The villa was as described, had a lovely week.
Confirmed guest: 10 June 2017
Published on: 11 June 2017

Vila Palmeiras

9 out of 10


Ashford Friends
Lovely spacious villa. Outside area is very private and not overlooked at all. Definitely need a car. Wonderful place to kick back and relax.
Confirmed guest: 10 June 2017
Published on: 11 June 2017

Casa Sophie

8 out of 10


Nottingham Friends
Villa was very good but could benefit from having a mop to clean the floors when anything is spilt. The second double bedroom would benefit from having a proper overhead shower attachment so that you can have a stand up shower. And each morning the electric tripled we believe due to a fault on the watering system as it went when this came on at 5.55each morning. Also needs something in your book to say that you need to get the code for the safe from the reps as we locked the safe and was unable to open it until we had called the rep.
Confirmed guest: 13 May 2017
Published on: 16 May 2017

Casa Sophie

9 out of 10


Oxford Family (the eldest child is at school)
Nice resort and great villa. Was a little disappointed by the towels replaced half way through the week as two of the replaced towels had brown stains on them. The staff were very helpful. The Italian restaurant on site felt a little tired , however the food at the main cafe / restaurant was excellent as was the waiter who made a real effort with our kids. Was not happy that on the day we had lunch at the cafe that two men were allowed to smoke at the entrance with cigar and cigarette smoke blowing over our kids as we ate lunch , they seemed oblivious that it may affect people eating , we heard other people discussing this but no one felt that they should ask them to stop as they were clearly part of a larger golf team and we got the feeling they can do what they want. However it would be polite for a smoking area to be allocated away from where people were eating .
Confirmed guest: 23 April 2017
Published on: 26 April 2017

Vila Vista Golf

10 out of 10


Fordham Essex Couple
Lovely location and lovely quiet beaches to visit Salema is only 5mins drive from the villa. For those who play golf it looks a great resort we don't but enjoyed my early morning walks around the course. Weather was great but we had some strong winds not sure if this was normal for this time of year but apart from that we had a great and relaxing time would for sure return :-)
Confirmed guest: 15 April 2017
Published on: 16 April 2017

Casa Sophie

10 out of 10


eccleston Family (the eldest child is at school)
We absolutely loved Casa Golfinho. The villa was amazing with beautiful views and tranquil surroundings. Everything you could possibly need on your holiday was provided for. We very much hope to return soon.
Confirmed guest: 08 April 2017
Published on: 13 April 2017

Casa Golfinho

9 out of 10


Family with adult children
It was bright and had everything we needed for a home away from home.
Confirmed guest: 08 April 2017
Published on: 09 April 2017

Casa Irina

9 out of 10


Reading Couple
We stayed for 1 week at the end of march. When we landed it was heavy rainfall which was to be expected for this time of year. The villa air con/ heating units werent working.

However Maureen the james villa rep was amazing. She got everything sorted straight away getting maintenance around to fix it.

She was so helpful on giving us advise on where to go and what to see for an authentic trip to Portugal. The villa was beautiful and when the sun came out he following day everything was perfect.

It is a little out of the way from many attractions so a car is needed. But this wasn't a problem for us. The villa was so peaceful. Roughly 1hr drive from Faro airport.
Confirmed guest: 01 April 2017
Published on: 02 April 2017

Casa Sophie

10 out of 10


Manchester Family (the eldest child is at school)

Confirmed guest: 08 October 2016
Published on: 15 October 2016

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