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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
  • Soccer School

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



  • Ages 4 years to 15 years


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

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Scores 8.5 out of 10 based on 89 reviews
9 out of 10


Gloucestershire Group
The villa is beautiful, comfortable and large. We were a family of six adults and never felt crowded and were easily able to give each other space. The pool is fantastic, the kitchen well stocked and the BBQ clean and just the right size. This area of the Algarve is beautiful, the local beach the best we know of. A car is essential here to make the most of the area.
Confirmed guest: 10 July 2016
Published on: 15 July 2016

Casa Oleandros

9 out of 10


Family (with only pre-school children)
Lovely stay. Excellent pool and outside area on your doorstep. Well furnished and great amenities. Nice quiet family destinations. Would be nice to have a cleaner come during the week though
Confirmed guest: 07 July 2016
Published on: 08 July 2016

Quinta da Encosta Velha 98

10 out of 10


Folkestone Family (the eldest child is at school)
Excellent Villa. Well located in a quiet area on a golf resort. Its in easy distance of Lagos and plenty of beautiful beaches nearby.
Can get quite windy in the evening as its on top of a hill and the breeze rolls in off the atlantic.
Confirmed guest: 25 June 2016
Published on: 27 June 2016

Casa Sophie

9 out of 10


Surrey Couple
There was just the two of us, but if there were more of you, you'd have lots of space / zones to spread out. Its a well thought out villa with plenty of amenities. Plenty of crockery and cutlery and everything in the kitchen was easy to use. We found a couple of bulbs had gone which we reported and was sorted the same day. We didn't pay to heat the pool or Jacuzzi, which we're pleased about! There is a sign by the pool stating that the maximum pool temperature allowed by law is 27 degrees. The pool reading started at 22 degrees when we arrived, as the week heated up and the wind dropped the pool went up to 27 degrees! At 22 degree's it was a little breath taking when you first got in, but you soon adjusted, by the end of the week, it was plenty warm enough. One of the maintenance team put a cover on the jacuzzi and with the heat of the sun, it warmed up enough to be useable without heat.

We found this villa to be in a really peaceful location with great distant sea views.

If you have children or individuals with access/mobility issues the stairs may be a slight issue - we don't so there were no problems for us.

You definitely need a car, even to reach the golf resort amenities. . We only tried the Italian which was good, but just down the road in Salema you can find a number of really fab restaurants, and it's not much further to go in the car. There is a small supermarket on the approach to the golf resort, we could get everything we needed. It also has an onsite bakery.

For the peace and quiet, the views and the pool, we'd definitely want to go back!

As an aside, if you are using your sat nav, be mindful it may try and take you across an unsealed track. We found if we went straight over the roundabout at the supermarket (on the N125) to the next roundabout, and took the first exit into the golf resort, past reception, your sat nav will take you to the villa on proper roads!
Confirmed guest: 18 June 2016
Published on: 22 June 2016

Vila Palmeiras

5 out of 10


Maureen was outstanding, impeccable, unbeatable, superbly efficient and above all, absolutely charming. Xxx
Confirmed guest: 28 May 2016
Published on: 31 May 2016

Villa Olivia

7 out of 10


Alloa Group
Beds were very low and hard. Outside dining difficult due to hard wooden picnic tables. Very good that all bedrooms ensuite. Overall, good value for money. Garden kept to a very good standard and pool cleaned.
Confirmed guest: 28 May 2016
Published on: 29 May 2016

Casa Soleil

8 out of 10


Master bedroom very damp dehumidifier needed every day and night,clothes damp when removed from wardrobe,lounge and dining room furniture very grubby.Pool to cold to go in.
Confirmed guest: 28 May 2016
Published on: 29 May 2016

Casa Sophie

9 out of 10


Rubery,Birmingham Group
Confirmed guest: 16 May 2015
Published on: 28 May 2016

Vila Palmeiras

7 out of 10


Reading Couple
Overall what a wonderful villa and great value for money.
Confirmed guest: 14 May 2016
Published on: 17 May 2016

Casa Sophie

10 out of 10


Tonypandy Group
A very nice villa and location
Confirmed guest: 07 May 2016
Published on: 11 May 2016

Casa Soleil

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