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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

Activities at Santo Antonio Resort

Golf

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.

Facilities

  • 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.

Restrictions

  • 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

Pricing*

Charges may be applicable
Golf

Tennis

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.

Facilities

  • Racket hire
  • Astro turf courts: 2
  • Hard courts: 2
  • Equipment hire
  • Tennis academy

Restrictions

  • Open to non-residents
  • No age restrictions

Opening times

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

Pricing*

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
Tennis

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

Facilities

  • Fitness studio
  • Full gym
  • Manned gym

Restrictions

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

Opening times

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

Pricing*

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

Santo Antonio Resort reviews verified by Reevoo

Cleanliness
9.2
Decor and quality of furnishings:
8.7
Outdoor living area:
8.6
Swimming pool (If applicable):
8.3
Value for money
8.2
Overall rating
8.6
Scores 8.6 out of 10 based on 71 reviews
2 out of 10

Richard

St Albans Family with adult children
The villa looked great, but it was style over comfort. The beds were the worst we have ever slept in. The people in one of the rooms with single beds slept on the living room sofa as the mattresses were so bad. In any case this room was unusable after heavy rain as the room stank of damp which also permeated all the clothes stored there.
The pillows were over priced if they came from a £ shop & the duvets & bed linen were cheap & nasty.
Very disappointing as the villa looked so good.
Confirmed guest: 22 October 2015
Published on: 02 January 2016

Vila Vista Golf

We would hope that our customers find our villas comfortable and so it is a shame this was not the case for you. The beds are a personal preference but we have taken note of your comments about your discomfort and the bed linen. Sorry to hear that the rain affected one of the rooms in the villa, we hope that your representative was on hand to assist you with this.

At Vila Vista Golf, we have not had any report of any damp issues during your stay, or since. Bed comfort however is of course a matter of preference, but all beds are checked regularly to ensure they are in good condition including the linen.

8 out of 10

Michael

Inverurie Family (with only pre-school children)
Overall a spacious, clean and comfortable villa with a fine view over the golf course & surrounding area. Kitchen has adequate provision of crockery and utensils etc. for the occupation and multiple dining areas, inside & out are provided. Living room seating furniture rather 'tired' and grubby from a lot of use (could do with a good clean or replacement) but otherwise comfortable enough. Hopefuly the weather will be good enough that you will be outside antway! Mattresses in the bedrooms are VERY firm so beware if you suffer from a bad back!
Lovely pool accessible from the bedrooms & a BBQ on the balcony (would have been nice if the previous - unthoughtful - guests to use it had cleaned it after use!).
The pool & outdoor seating areas loose the sun from around mid afternoon so one cannot enjoy the sunshine during the evening mealtime etc. Car is essential here.
Confirmed guest: 01 October 2015
Published on: 12 November 2015

Villa Emilia

8 out of 10

Marc

Family (with only pre-school children)
A very beautiful villa with lots of space. Our most important criticism is the dampness in all bedrooms which we couldn't solve even after speaking with your rep. It is fair to say that for the first 3 days the pool was warm( we paid £275 for the heating) but after that it was significantly cooler - despite covering it after use!!! Whilst we appreciate we were the last guests before the season finished a few more cups and glasses would have been useful. Lastly,we spoke to the rep on the second day to say extra bedding was needed as the nights were cold and we were told it would cost us!!!Very poor response.
Confirmed guest: 31 October 2015
Published on: 10 November 2015

Casa Sophie

10 out of 10

Mohamed

Leicester Family (the eldest child is at school)
Fantastic villa with lovely views from the balcony. The only thing we would recommend for improvement is the provision of grill racks for the oven. There weren't any so cooking pizza and grilling fish was a challenge.
Confirmed guest: 24 October 2015
Published on: 04 November 2015

Casa Sophie

7 out of 10

Kevin

Wrexham Family (with only pre-school children)
Villa is spacious and clean pool ! I paid to have it heated . It was hot for the first few days then the heater was turned down or off . Not sure but for £500 I would have expected it heated the who'll time !! The main patio doors don't lock properly and the window in the master bedroom didn't shut worrying because we had a baby with us and it's only a few miles from where the McCann child whent missing from . Apart from this it was a good villa . The faulty doors and windows had steel shutters on them so we secured them with these . But it did make it like a prison .
Confirmed guest: 20 October 2015
Published on: 03 November 2015

Casa Branca

9 out of 10

Gail

Couple
Fabulous villa, excellent with the best views looking out to sea from the balcony having breakfast. Would highly recommend.
Confirmed guest: 10 October 2015
Published on: 31 October 2015

Villa Olivia

7 out of 10

L

Great location have been to the resort for the past 8 years with james villas although the townhouse was good there was no kettle coffee maker and only 2 wine glasses !!! No towel change either
Confirmed guest: 08 October 2015
Published on: 31 October 2015

Quinta da Encosta Velha 114

7 out of 10

Tracey

Dorset Family (with only pre-school children)
Really loved the villia, Would be helpful to tell clients that if the pool is not heated it really is very cold.
Confirmed guest: 01 October 2015
Published on: 31 October 2015

Villa Luzia

10 out of 10

Lorraine

Bournemouth Family (with only pre-school children)
The villa was excellent but we would have liked pool heating for our children as it was a bit cold
Confirmed guest: 17 September 2015
Published on: 08 October 2015

Villa Emilia

9 out of 10

Roger

Friends
A lovely Villa well furnished, swimming pool cold heating costs high, expensive but quite good value considering quality of villa and surroundings.
Confirmed guest: 16 September 2015
Published on: 06 October 2015

Casa Branca

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