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Vale do Lobo

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.

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Golf

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

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.

Restrictions

  • Minimum age is 12 years

    (unless accompanied by an adult)

  • Open to non-residents

Facilities

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

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.

Vale do Lobo Royal

Vale do Lobo Royal

The Vale do Lobo Royal golf course is a remarkable championship course with breath-taking views. The course is surrounded by wild flowers, leading unsuspecting golfers to its pièce de résistance: the 16th hole. The Royal offers players of all abilities an unforgettable golf experience.

Restrictions

  • Minimum age is 12 years

    (unless accompanied by an adult)

Facilities

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

Course details

  • Course signature: Sir H. Cotton/R
  • Course par: 73
  • Male handicap: 28
  • Female handicap: 36
  • 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.

Tennis

Tennis

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.

Facilities

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

Opening Hours

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

Restrictions

  • No age restrictions

Pricing

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

Gym and Fitness

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.

Facilities

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

Opening Hours

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.

Restrictions

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

Pricing

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.

Other Activities

Other activities

Use of facilities such as, mini golf, football and yoga.

Facilities

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

Kids Club

Kids' club

The Kangaroo Club at Vale do Lobo is a superb kids club for children who want to have fun with children of a similar age. With its 2000m² of enclosed grounds, The Kangaroo Club is a totally safe and fun-filled area specially dedicated to children aged 6 months up to 12 years old. The Kangaroo Club offers kids their own playing paradise, the wonders of new and educational experiences and the chance to make new friendships!

Kids Club

Opening Hours

Open between 12th April - 3rd November, and also 19th December - 5th January.
Opening times vary depending on time of year, but always open at 9:30am until 7pm. Times are subject to change.

Restrictions

  • Ages 6 months to 12 years

Pricing

Charges applicable. Prices range from approximately €12 per hour per child (Aged 3-12yrs), to €35 for 1/2 day (without lunch), €43 1/2 day (with lunch), €65 for a full day and €285 for 5 days. For Infants aged between 6-36 months, prices range from approximately €14 per hour per infant, to €43 for 1/2 day (without lunch), €50 1/2 day (with lunch), €90 for a full day and €380 for 5 days.

Spa

Spa


The Vale do Lobo Royal Spa offers a number of soothing treatments, The Spa´s aim is to provide ultimate relaxation.

Facilities

  • Spa
  • Indoor pool

Treatments

  • Facial

    Customised (hydration,acne, oily skyn, spots…), Lifting/ Anti-ageing, Option with extraction

  • Massage

    Swedish Massage, Therapeutic Massage, Back and Neck Massage, Sports Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Aromatherapy, Pre-Natal and Post-Natal Massage, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Royal Deluxe Massage

  • Other treatments

    Mind & Body Therapy, Indian Verbena Crystallised Salt Peeling, Hot Stone Therapy, Reflexology

Opening Hours

Open all year round, 9am - 9pm Monday to Friday and 10am - 6pm Saturday and Sunday

Restrictions

  • Minimum age is 18 years

    (unless accompanied by an adult)

Pricing

Charges applicable. Vary depending on treatment and start from approximately €25

Communal Pools

Communal pool(s)

If you're looking for a change of scenery, why not pay a visit to the 'Rotunda' swimming pool at Vale do Lobo, which overlooks the beach. This large, circular pool is a great place to cool off in the sunshine and meet other people. There is a local charge to access the pool.

Rotunda

  • Outdoor pool
  • Open poolside shower

Opening Hours

Open from June to September however opening times are subject to change.

Restrictions

  • Open to non-residents
  • No age restrictions

Pricing

Charges applicable. Approximately €15 per adult per day and €5 per child per day.

Restaurants

Restaurants and bars

Vale do Lobo Algarve has plenty of restaurants, where diners can enjoy international cuisine ranging from Asian to French, Italian to Portuguese and sumptuous seafood specialities - the choice is extensive.

AmorePortuguese

This Pizza, Pasta restaurant is a must for sophisticated dining in the Algarve, Amore’s colourful dining room and vibrant outdoor terraces never fail to leave a lasting impression.

Beach BarBeach bar

Located on Vale do Lobo beach the beach bar is perfect for light lunches, refreshing drinks and sitting back to enjoy the Algarve sun.

Breeze ChampagneBar

Breeze Champagne, Located on the upper deck at Praça offers the world’s finest champagnes to pool-side sunbathers and sophisticated socialisers complemented by the sizzling flavours of the tapas from “Texture” or some fresh Oysters, there really is no better way to delve into the luxury of the moment in the Algarve.

Breeze Poolside BarBar

Breeze Poolside bar is located on the upper deck of the swimming pool complex in Vale do Lobo, here you can find light lunches, tasty snacks and refreshing drinks.

Café RoyalSnack bar

Situated overlooking the picturesque 9th hole of the Royal Golf Course, Café Royal offers the perfect place for golfers to stop for lunch and enjoy the view.
However not surprisingly, due to its beautiful location, the café also attracts visitors wishing simply to admire the stunning Algarve views and enjoy the peaceful setting.

Cantina del Lobo Cocina MexicanaMexican

A true taste of Mexico with a fresh, vibrant and modern feel. Sit back, relax and enjoy a cocktail from the wide selection on offer in the bar area of Cantina del Lobo.

La TerrazzaItalian

La Terraza restaurant, where you’ll find a host of family favourites - a taste of Italy in the heart of the Algarve.

Ken Lo's Memories of ChinaChinese

Founded by The late Ken Lo, author of over 30 books on Chinese cuisine, Ken Lo's Memories of China offers refined and relaxing ambience and includes a magnificent terrace overlooking Tennis Valley.

TeahouseAsian

Teahouse offers an eclectic menu that features the best in culinary experiences from Japan, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Hong Kong and Vietnam, all prepared and served as appropriate to tradition.

GeckoBar

This popular bar and nightclub located in the ideal setting by the beach attracts both residents and holidaymakers with its modern relaxed setting. Gecko club guarantees for a fun night of dancing.

SandbanksSeafood

A treat for fish lovers and those who enjoy fine dining in an stunning location, Sandbanks Fish and Seafood restaurant is the perfect spot to enjoy an evening meal with a view.

Shopping

Shopping

Vale do Lobo offers its own on site supermarket along with a newsagent, Soares Wine & Gourmet and a selection on specialised sports shops.

Facilities

  • Newsagent
  • Supermarket

Opening Hours

Supermarket open 8:30am – 9pm Monday - Sunday in the summer only

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Beach

Beach

With two kilometres of golden sand, vale do lobo beach is the ideal location for long walks. It also provides a vast Sports and Leisure offer such as nautical sports, golf, tennis, among others, in a pleasant space between pine trees and with gardened zones.

Facilities

  • Sandy beach
  • Public beach - on-site
  • Watersports available

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Food & Dining

Vale do Lobo - Restaurant types

  • A La Carte
  • Fine Dining
  • Family friendly
  • Local/Traditional
  • International
Information updated 19 Apr 2013

Shops & Facilities

Vale do Lobo - Shops & Facilities

Retail park

  • Jewellery
  • Boutiques
  • ATM's

ATM's

General Services

  • Tourist information
  • Banks
  • ATM's

Food Shopping

  • Mini market

Healthcare

  • Doctor / Clinic

Beauty

  • Beauty salon
  • Hairdresser
  • Masseuse
  • Manicurist / Pedicurist
  • Spa

Information updated 11 Mar 2013

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Vale do Lobo Reviews

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Cleanliness
8.6
Decor and quality of furnishings:
8.0
Outdoor living area:
8.5
Swimming pool (If applicable):
7.5
Value for money
7.9
Overall rating
8.7
Scores 8.7 out of 10 based on 14 reviews
Reviews and scores from the last 12 months.
9 out of 10

Kirsty

London
The villa furniture looked a bit tired and we had lots of issues with the drainage. Pool had slim on the edges and needed a good clean.
Confirmed guest: 29 October 2016
Published on: 30 October 2016

Torres

7 out of 10

Susan

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

Ross

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

Torres

8 out of 10

Stephen

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

Vivary

10 out of 10

Beverley

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

Tamara

8 out of 10

Charles

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

Vivary

9 out of 10

Kristy

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

Vivary

9 out of 10

Sally

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

Vivary

9 out of 10

Christine

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

Azores

8 out of 10

Trevor

thetford Couple
Exalent position in up market area
Confirmed guest: 16 June 2016
Published on: 11 November 2016

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