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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
8 .8
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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 9am -5pm.

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.


  • 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 €5 per day, per person, and €25 per week, per person.

Soccer School

Soccer School at Santo Antonio Resort

Only available in the Summer (July - August) 2 days a week: Monday and Wednesday.


Charges may be applicable

€18 for 2 hour lesson or 5 lessons for €72, pack varies.


  • 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 4 to 10 year olds, which is open Easter weekend and Summer. 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 9am - 5pm.

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, 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

    Absolute aroma experience, 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.
    Heated May to October.


    • Outdoor pool
    • Open poolside shower
    • Sunloungers


    • No age restrictions


    Charges applicable


    Approximately €10 per day, per adult, and €5 per day, per child (5-16 years old). Passes are also available for 1 week at approximately €50 per adult and €25 per child (5-16 years old).

  • 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 (5-16 years old). Passes are also available for 1 week at approximately €50 per adult and €25 per child (5-16 years old).

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 8.9 out of 10 based on 25 reviews
Reviews and scores from the last 12 months.
9 out of 10


Bedlington Friends
A very comfortable villa with homely touches in decor and furnishings. Living area on top floor offered fantastic views of the 15th green, the gardens and pool. We would certainly go back for another golfing holiday.
Confirmed guest: 26 October 2019
Published on: 27 October 2019

Villa Olivia

9 out of 10


Bristol Family 22 - 58
Very good spacious villa. Substantially in very good condition and well kept. The Villa was very comfortable and substantially well kept.
A loss of hot water on a late evening was rectified very quickly the next morning within an hour or two of our initial advice.
Confirmed guest: 12 October 2019
Published on: 15 October 2019

Villa Olivia

9 out of 10


Family (with only pre-school children)
Great villa with all the facilities.

The Wii connection to the TV is broken so it works in black and white, not a major problem as our son only used it sporadically in the morning whilst we were getting ready but wanted to let you know so could be fixed.
Confirmed guest: 05 October 2019
Published on: 06 October 2019

Villa Olivia

9 out of 10


Great villa well equipped lovely views across the 15th hole, infinity pool let down by large shrubs blocking the view but everything else excellent
Confirmed guest: 21 September 2019
Published on: 22 September 2019

Villa Olivia

6 out of 10


Great villa. No cleaner turned up at all for 2 weeks and directions to villa were incorrect
Confirmed guest: 14 September 2019
Published on: 15 September 2019

Villa Olivia

10 out of 10


Welshpool Family (the eldest child is at school)
Beautiful villa - fantastic pool - highly recommend!
Confirmed guest: 01 September 2019
Published on: 02 September 2019

Vila Vista Golf

10 out of 10


Nantwich Family (the eldest child is at school)
Excellent accommodation. The owner/ manager very supporting with any enquiries. Would stay again.
Confirmed guest: 31 August 2019
Published on: 05 September 2019

Casa Vista

10 out of 10


England Family (the eldest child is at school)
Well equipped, well maintained and clean, a home from home where there was nothing that you could want for...
Confirmed guest: 24 August 2019
Published on: 02 September 2019

Casa Irina

7 out of 10


Wakefield Family (the eldest child is at school)
Nice , clean and plenty of space in the Villa.
Just a shame about a few things :
Patio doors don’t lock so you have to insert bolt provide into top of the door so u can’t open from outside.
Nindendo Wii - No Games to play
Furniture is getting old
A/c in living room doesn’t work.
Kitchen was stocked with enough equipment
Confirmed guest: 24 August 2019
Published on: 25 August 2019

Casa Oleandros

5 out of 10


Halifax Family (the eldest child is at school)
Lovely villa, very spacious in a beautiful setting. Well equipped and clean. On the down side the villa does not get the evening sun meaning we ate out more than normal as nowhere nice to sit round villa in the evening. Furnishings could do with up dating - ripped chair covers in dinning room, toilet holder on windowsill in upstairs bathroom as broken when we arrived so too had towel rail in second bedroom. Also first time we have not had pool cleaned during stay or any clean towels brought. Think some attention needed to be a signature villa.
Confirmed guest: 17 August 2019
Published on: 18 August 2019

Casa Irina

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