0800 074 0122
Mon-Fri 8am-9pm
Sat-Sun 9am-9pm

Resort overview

Famous for its two championship golf courses, The Royal and The Ocean, the exclusive resort of Vale do Lobo has a picturesque setting amongst pine forests which lead to the sea. Other sporting facilities are plentiful in Vale do Lobo, and include tennis and horse riding. Those looking for a more laid-back holiday will love the two kilometres of glorious sandy beach, as well as the fine dining options available in the many restaurants in Vale do Lobo. The nearby resort of Quinta da Lago can be reached within a five minute drive.

Activities & amenities

  • Kids' club
  • Communal pool(s)
  • Beach
  • Restaurants
  • Tennis
  • Spa/Beauty treatments
  • Mini/Supermarket onsite
  • Golf
  • Childrens' play area
  • Gym & fitness

Activities at Vale do Lobo


Vale do Lobo boasts two top class golf courses The Ocean Course and The Royal Course both taking players through umbrella pine and fig tree-lined fairways to the Atlantic, the Royal playing dramatically along the cliff’s edge. Both courses provide an enjoyable game for golfers of all different standards.

Vale do Lobo Ocean

As suggested by its name the Ocean golf course is located with sandy fairways running along the nature reserve before leading gently down to the shores of the Atlantic. The Ocean Course at Vale Do Lobo is situated right on the very edge of the coast line and offers some of the most stunning views in European golf.

Course details

  • Course type: 18 hole golf course
  • Course signature: Sir Henry Cotton
  • Course par: 73
  • Course yards: 6704
  • Male handicap: 36
  • Female handicap: 28
  • Handicap certificate required
  • Dress code

    Players are required to follow the regulations with regard to the dress code. It is essential that golfers wear golf shoes with soft spikes, as well as collared shirts and golf trousers or tailored shorts.


  • Golf academy
  • Club house
  • Equipment hire
  • Golf shop
  • Golf buggy hire
  • Tuition


  • Minimum age is 12 years

    (unless accompanied by an adult)

  • Open to non-residents

Opening times

Open all year round, 7 days a week, from dawn - dusk


Charges may be applicable. Approximately €60 - €110 per person per 18 hole game
Vale do Lobo Royal


Vale do Lobo offers of the largest tennis facilities in the Algarve and Portugal. It attracts players from all over the world for national and international tennis fixtures, including an annual ATP seniors tour competition. At the Vale do Lobo tennis club you will also find a gym, swimming pool, pro shop and two restaurants overlooking the courts.


  • Racket hire
  • Astro turf courts: 4
  • Hard courts: 10
  • Flood lit courts: 6
  • Equipment hire
  • Tennis academy
  • Tennis shop
  • Paddle courts: 1


  • No age restrictions

Opening times

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


Charges may be applicable. Approximately €32 an hour to hire a court.

Gym and fitness

Vale do Lobo offers a state-of-the-art gym with all the facilities you could need along with friendly and highly trained dedicated staff. There is also a range of classes available.


  • Full gym
  • Manned gym
  • Gym instructors available
  • Sauna


  • 16 - 18 year olds must be accompanied by a personal trainer or a parent
  • Minimum age is 18 years

Opening times

Open all year round, 7:30am - 9pm Monday to Friday and 8am - 5pm Saturday and Sunday On the 24th and 31st December the gym closes at 1pm and on the 25th December and 1st January the gym will be closed all day.


Charges may be applicable. Approximately €17.50 per person per day (or €27.50 for a couple). Approximately €50 per person per week (or €85 for a couple). Personal Training from approximately €50 per session.
Gym and fitness

Other sports and activities

  • Mini golf
  • Yoga
  • Football/Rugby pitch
  • Childrens playground

Vale do Lobo reviews verified by reevooReevoo

Decor and quality of furnishings:
Outdoor living area:
Swimming pool (If applicable):
Value for money
Overall rating
Scores 8.7 out of 10 based on 20 reviews
7 out of 10


Reading Couple
Lovely outdoor space with amazing views of the Ocean.
The villa is a little tired but still functional. The villa Aircon is ineffective other than the unit in the lounge which is good. So if it's hot you might have an uncomfortable nights sleep.
The rep was not at all helpful and didn't know simple facts about the resort and instead referred us to main reception for info on bike hire / tennis / gym etc.
20 mins walk to supermarket and 2-3mins walk to beach.
Would recommend.
Confirmed guest: 08 October 2016
Published on: 15 October 2016

Ocean View

8 out of 10


Cookham Family (with only pre-school children)
Lovely furnished villa with everything that we needed for our week's stay.
Outdoor area was adequate but sun parasol was broken and not able to use which was disappointing. Someone came to look at it during the week but didn't fix or replace unfortunately.
The villa, whilst situated overlooking the sea and golf course is a little distance to the supermarket. The walk is a very hilly 30 minutes away and a car would be better to access this and the larger ones away from the resort.
Confirmed guest: 01 October 2016
Published on: 14 October 2016


8 out of 10


Douglas Couple
Nice villa , small pool but was as advertised .kitchen facilities very good ( not that we used them ) clean tidy villa would certainly go again .
Confirmed guest: 29 September 2016
Published on: 14 October 2016


10 out of 10


West Wickham Family (with only pre-school children)
Perfect villa for families. Well presented. One of the best knitted out kitchens I have been to, made eating with the family enjoyable
Confirmed guest: 24 September 2016
Published on: 13 October 2016


8 out of 10


Reading Group
Drive way steep and slippery,pool not suitable for children or none swimmers ,noisy from neighbours and golf course ,kettle and toaster need to be renewed
Confirmed guest: 26 August 2016
Published on: 29 August 2016


9 out of 10


Milton Keynes Family (the eldest child is at school)
Lovely Villa. Modern spec and lovely outdoor space. We enjoyed our holiday here immensely and hope to be back.
Confirmed guest: 04 August 2016
Published on: 12 August 2016


9 out of 10


Crawley Group
A lovely Villa and pool (although got deep very quickly and I was glad everyone could swim!) Very up market resort.
Confirmed guest: 14 July 2016
Published on: 15 July 2016


9 out of 10


Portsmouth Couple
The villa was great although the rep wasn't particularly helpful, couldn't help with two questions.
The pool would have been great but was only cleaned at beginning and end of holiday. Overall though we really enjoyed our holiday.
Confirmed guest: 23 June 2016
Published on: 26 June 2016


9 out of 10


Shropshire Family 4 grown ups!!
A fantastic villa which made our week extra special. First time to this area of Portugal and would love to return again to the same villa. It provided everything we needed for a totally relaxing stay, as well as golf on the door step for the men in the party! Thank you .
Confirmed guest: 11 June 2016
Published on: 12 June 2016


10 out of 10


Sutton Coldfield Family with older children
We had a fabulous time at Villa Vivary! The interior decoration was clean and comfortable. A brilliant kitchen, with a great layout. The views of the golf course we're great. There is some road noise and the slope in the pool is a bit steep. A map of the resort would have been useful. The restaurants on resort are lovely, a bit expensive.
Confirmed guest: 27 May 2016
Published on: 28 May 2016


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.
* Prices are approximate and subject to change. James Villas have no control over prices.