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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

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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.





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 8.8 out of 10 based on 43 reviews
Reviews and scores from the last 12 months.
10 out of 10


Manchester Family (the eldest child is at school)

Confirmed guest: 08 October 2016
Published on: 15 October 2016

Vila Palmeiras

10 out of 10


Bingley Couple
Great villa - have been several times now.
Confirmed guest: 24 September 2016
Published on: 14 October 2016

Villa Olivia

10 out of 10


Brushford, Somerset
Everything was as it should be, spacious, clean, well appointed. Not a complaint but wild boar dug up the garden one night, gardeners put everything right.
Confirmed guest: 18 September 2016
Published on: 12 October 2016

Villa Olivia

10 out of 10


Shrewsbury Group
Great villa, fantastic views with the living area on the upper floor. Well equipped, maintained and the garden full of a variety of plants and shrubs. Only negatives came from the facilities on the complex. Bowls club has flushed due to subsidence of the green. Coffee in the club house was expensive and poor and pasta in the Italian restaurant was very tasteless.
Confirmed guest: 17 September 2016
Published on: 11 October 2016

Casa Oleandros

9 out of 10


Rugby Family (the eldest child is at school)
Great villa, great location. We would definitely come again.
Confirmed guest: 03 September 2016
Published on: 13 October 2016

Vila Palmeiras

10 out of 10


Leeds Family (with only pre-school children)
Fantastic villa in a great location. Very spacious, great views & good sized pool.
Salema has a fantastic beach & lovely restaurants just 5 minutes drive away.
Pool cover is great to keep pool warm as it's a bit windy overnight.
Would highly recommend & would love to come back in the future.
Confirmed guest: 03 September 2016
Published on: 05 September 2016

Casa Oleandros

10 out of 10


Warrington Family (the eldest child is at school)
Gorgeous villa and extremely well looked after. Kitchen is well stocked with every utensil you may need. Pool area is immaculate. We paid for pool to be heated as other reviews of area suggested it may be required. Not sure if needed in August but it was lovely. Lots of shade around pool and terrace area. Other wall a great villa and the best we have stayed in!
Confirmed guest: 27 August 2016
Published on: 28 August 2016

Casa Oleandros

10 out of 10


London Family (the eldest child is at school)
The house itself was lovely, very spacious, good working kitchen lovely outside.

The property seemed to have a problem with ants, which I guess is something that happens in hot countries.. being in England I wouldn't really know.

We only booked this property though because it was within a resort. The resort itself we were very disappointed with.

Mainly the problems with the resorts itself was it was sold as having a communal pool, shop on site, 2 restaurants on site, bar and snack bar and kids club. this was all very important to us as we were travelling with one child who likes to mix with others.

Unfortunately, the kids club was never open. Not once. One of the restaurants was never open, not once. The other was a pizza restaurant where service was very slow and orders were constantly mixed up. The snack bar was constantly running out of food and only ever served less than half the menu.

I don't believe it was made clear before we booked that there was a daily charge to use the communal pool despite us being residents in the resort. and it was not pointed out that the shop.. was infact only a golf shop.
Confirmed guest: 20 August 2016
Published on: 22 August 2016

Villa Olivia

10 out of 10


Bath Family (the eldest child is at school)
Absolutely fantastic Villa, one of the best holidays we have ever had, the outdoor space is well designed & the quality of the accommodation inside is first class. Thoroughly recommended
Confirmed guest: 20 August 2016
Published on: 21 August 2016

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