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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
out of 10

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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 9.4 out of 10 based on 36 reviews
Reviews and scores from the last 12 months.
9 out of 10


Family (the eldest child is at school)
Excellent villa, especially as it has been updated since our last visit 3 years ago, the only negative point of the updates is there is no storage space at all in the kitchen. This means everything has to sit on the sides which can be an attraction for ants!!!
Confirmed guest: 30 July 2017
Published on: 03 August 2017

Villa Olivia

9 out of 10


Craigavon Family (the eldest child is at school)
Beautiful well appointed villa with magnificent views in quiet and peaceful surroundings
Confirmed guest: 29 July 2017
Published on: 04 August 2017

Villa Aguia

10 out of 10


Surrey Friends
This is a lovely Villa with breathtaking views, we had a wonderful time and didnt want to go home at the end of the week.

Will hopefully be booking this again next year.
Confirmed guest: 22 July 2017
Published on: 28 July 2017

Villa Margarida

9 out of 10


Manchester Dad with 11 yo
Fantastic villa, one of the best I've had the pleasure in staying.
Spacious, though there were only 3 of us, each with out own bedroom, could easily have taken 6.
Pool a great size, gardens great.
Pool in total shade from about 4.30-5.00 pm, but you work around this to maximise pool time whilst avoiding the peak rays.
Happy to give 995/1000
Confirmed guest: 22 July 2017
Published on: 24 July 2017

Casa Vista

9 out of 10


Oakham Family (the eldest child is at school)
The open plan layout was very good - no-one was ever cut off from the rest of the family. Families with small children may need to be aware that the pool is very close to the house. We loved the location and the outdoor area got the sun all day.
Confirmed guest: 15 July 2017
Published on: 23 July 2017

Casa Sophie

10 out of 10

Confirmed guest

An excellent villa in a fantastic, quiet location. It hads everything required for a relaxing holiday.
Confirmed guest: 09 July 2017
Published on: 14 July 2017

Villa Margarida

9 out of 10


Rugby Family (the eldest child is at school)
Really nice villa, we would go again and wished we had it for two weeks.

Some of the furniture needs cleaning (sofas and outdoor loungers).
Confirmed guest: 08 July 2017
Published on: 13 July 2017

Casa Irina

10 out of 10


Trowbridge Group
Fantastic villa with breathtaking views from first floor balconies, overlooking the golf course and sea.
Plenty of room for our family of six and plenty to do. We made great use of the pool, ping pong table and pool table.
We ate lunch at the golf course every day and ate out in the evenings at various restaurants nearby. Didn't use the barbecue, as it was a little grubby and nobody could be bothered to clean it before we used it. But the kitchen was well furnished with everything you could possibly need if you desired to cook there.
We did not watch the TV, (bliss) but we may have done if we could find the sky remote control.
One of the two hairdryers didn't work, and the other one was dusty and sticky!!
The headboard in the first floor bedroom was stained badly, but I covered it with a towel so I could forget it was there. Yuk!
But those little things were not by any means worth bothering the rep about.
We had a fantastic holiday in an excellent villa in a wonderful location.
Thank you so much James Villas. Will definitely be using you again.
Confirmed guest: 08 July 2017
Published on: 12 July 2017

Vila Palmeiras

10 out of 10


Nantwich, Cheshire Couple
Great villa. Couple of little faults: Outside shower not working at all. Safe in wardrobe - not working properly.

Other than that, a great villa, quite new. Quiet location, not overlooked generally. Definitely need a car. Could do with some provisions besides the 'welcome pack' we paid for.

Would visit again, but probably explore other villas in nearby locations.

Definitely recommend.
Confirmed guest: 29 June 2017
Published on: 03 July 2017

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