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Villas in Santo Antonio Resort, Salema

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.

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  • 1 hr 10 minsfrom Faro
9 .0
Read 34 reviews
out of 10

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.


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 at Santo Antonio Resort

Opening Hours

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


  • 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.


Tennis at Santo Antonio Resort

Opening Hours

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

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


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 at Santo Antonio Resort

Opening Hours

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

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


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 at Santo Antonio Resort


Charges may be applicable

€18 for 2 hour lesson or 5 lessons for €72


  • Ages 4 years to 15 years

Other Activities

Other Activities at Santo Antonio Resort

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

kidsClub at Santo Antonio Resort

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

Ages 3 years to 12 years

Opening Hours

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


Charges applicable

Pre-booking required

Subject to demand

Approximately €12.50 per session, per child.


Spa at Santo Antonio Resort

Opening Hours

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

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


  • 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.


Pools at Santo Antonio Resort

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

    Opening Hours

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


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


    • 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

    Opening Hours

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


    • Indoor pool
    • Heated all year round


    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 bar, Pool bar

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

O Parque Restaurant, International

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

Spike Bar, Bar

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

Vincentinos Italian Restaurant, Italian

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

Internet Access

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


Free of charge

Last Day

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


Free of charge

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Scores 8.8 out of 10 based on 32 reviews
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10 out of 10


Family (the eldest child is at school)
Excellent Villa. Secluded location that is also very near to e.g. Supermarket. A very relaxing stay with polite and frequent services (pool guy, gardeners, linen and towel change).

We have 2 almost teenage children and I would definitely recommend this Villa to a similar family or families as this Villa could be used by 2 families of 4. They spent a lot of time in the pool, which is deep enough for them to safely jump in (multiple times). I would NOT recommend this Villa for anyone who with young children who are not confident swimmers as the pool would be too deep. I would also not recommend it to anyone who struggles with stairs. Not sure if you have this in your description of the Villa and it would be useful to add.

For a family like ours it was perfect and your Rep was very helpful.

We would definitely use you again. Not only was the Villa an excellent experience but the whole package was as smooth. EasyJet and Gatwick/Faro all provided excellent service and this made the start + end of our holiday as stress free as possible. Thank you.
Confirmed guest: 18 August 2018
Published on: 19 August 2018

Villa Aguia

10 out of 10


Walton On Thames Family with teenage and
Fantastic villa - the pictures did not do it justice. Had everything we needed, including lots of pool floats of different varieties. WiFi, TV, kitchen all very good. Very clean and well kept. Regular pool maintenance. Fantastic shower in master bedroom and all ensuite bathrooms good. Tastefully decorated.
Confirmed guest: 12 August 2018
Published on: 15 August 2018

Vila Vista Golf

9 out of 10


London Family (the eldest child is at school)
Fabulous villa in a stunning hill top location. The villa was just as described - clean, comfortable and very well equipped, with wonderful views. Great pool and beautiful, well maintained grounds. Helpful villa manager who arranged a couple of minor repairs within less than a day.
Confirmed guest: 12 August 2018
Published on: 13 August 2018

Casa Irina

8 out of 10


South Lanarkshire Family (the eldest child is at school)
A great villa and berry comfortable. The position on the hill can be a bit windy at times and does let the pool lose heat over night.

The beds were a bit uncomfortable but didn't really stop.ud having a good holiday. But they could do with changing the mattress.

Over all a great holiday.
Confirmed guest: 11 August 2018
Published on: 12 August 2018

Villa Aguia

8 out of 10


Budens Family (with only pre-school children)
Lovely villa in a beautiful location. We was there for 2 weeks had a brilliant family holiday. The villa was due a clean half way through the vacation but that never happened. The villa was just a bit grubby in some areas that's the only thing that let it down. Lastly the pool is freezing because there is no pool cover so we had to pay an additional £500 to warm it up. Very expensive in my opinion. The golf restaurant in the resort has beautiful views and excellent food.
Confirmed guest: 28 July 2018
Published on: 31 July 2018

Vila Palmeiras

5 out of 10


London Family (the eldest child is at school)
Villa was lovely but it wasn’t clear in booking we had to pay each day to use hotel pool and we chose to do that as our pool unheated and v expensive to heat. We chose holiday so kids could do football academy but it was only on once the whole week due to lack of demand which was a shame. Only one restaurant was open. We were told we couldn’t sit in the sofa without throws but they kept slipping off as sofa shiney red leather. If family friendly holiday then being told you can’t sit on the sofa not the best! Holiday rep Debbie wasn’t sure where the hotel pool was and said she couldn’t help with the kids clubs/football academy. Otherwise she was helpful.
Confirmed guest: 21 July 2018
Published on: 26 July 2018

Casa Sophie

9 out of 10


Therfield Family (the eldest child is at school)
This is a great villa. Very spacious for a family of 4. Out door area was fabulous with lots of seating too. Inside there was alot of room too. The villa was very well equipped. The setting of the villa meant there was alot of privacy. It was very peaceful. There were views to the sea but mainly it overlooked the Portuguese countryside. Lovely place to stay.
Confirmed guest: 21 July 2018
Published on: 24 July 2018

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Views and opinions in these reviews are solely of the authors and do not necessarily represent those of James Villa Holidays (JVH). JVH provides no assurances regarding the accuracy of the information and cannot accept liability for complaints, loss or damage resulting from the article. It does not form part of the contract made when a holiday is booked with JVH and the information provided is not intended to be a rider or replacement to the booking conditions. Reference to the service or product of a third party, is not an endorsement or recommendation and JVH accepts no liability as a result of complaints, loss or damage arising from their use.

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