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Famous for its two championship golf courses, The Royal and The Ocean, the exclusive resort of Vale de Lobo has a picturesque setting amongst pine forests which lead to the sea.

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  • 20 minsfrom Faro
8 .5
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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.

Restaurant Types

  • A La Carte
  • Fine Dining
  • Family friendly
  • Local/Traditional
  • International

Shops & Facilities

Retail park

  • Jewellery
  • Boutiques
  • ATM's


General Services

  • Tourist information
  • Banks
  • ATM's

Food Shopping

  • Mini market


  • Doctor / Clinic


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


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 at Vale do Lobo

Opening Hours

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

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.


  • Minimum age is 12 years (unless accompanied by an adult)
  • Open to non-residents


  • 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 at Vale do Lobo

Opening Hours

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

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.


  • Minimum age is 12 years (unless accompanied by an adult)


  • 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 at Vale do Lobo

Opening Hours

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

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


Charges may be applicable

Approximately €32 an hour to hire a court.

Gym and Fitness

Gym and Fitness at Vale do Lobo

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.

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


Charges may be applicable

Approximately €20 per person per day (or €33 for a couple).
Approximately €55 per person per week (or €93 for a couple).
Personal Training from approximately €50 per session.

Other Activities

Other Activities at Vale do Lobo

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


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

Kids Club

kidsClub at Vale do Lobo

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

Ages 6 months to 12 years

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.


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 at Vale do Lobo

Opening Hours

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

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


  • Spa
  • Indoor pool


  • 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


  • Minimum age is 18 years (unless accompanied by an adult)


Charges applicable

Vary depending on treatment and start from approximately €25


Pool at Vale do Lobo

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

    Opening Hours

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


    • Outdoor pool
    • Open poolside shower


    • Open to non-residents
    • No age restrictions


    Charges applicable


    Approximately €15 per adult per day and €7.50 per child per day.

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.

Amore, Italian

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 Bar, Beach 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 Papagaio, Bar

Breeze Papagaio, 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 Bar, Bar

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.

Cantina del Lobo Cocina Mexicana, Mexican

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 Terrazza, Italian

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 China, Chinese

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.

Teahouse, Asian

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.

Gecko, Bar

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.

Sandbanks, Seafood

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 at Vale do Lobo

Opening Hours

Supermarket open 8:00am – 8::30pm Monday - Sunday, the supermarket is located at the entrance of the Vale do Lobo Resort.

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


  • Newsagent
  • Supermarket


Beach at Vale do Lobo

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.


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

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Scores 8.2 out of 10 based on 15 reviews
Reviews and scores from the last 12 months.
8 out of 10


Family (with only pre-school children)
Lovely, comfortable villa with superb view over the golf course to the sea. Swimming pool was great but cold so would have preferred a heated pool we could have used more.
Confirmed guest: 28 September 2019
Published on: 29 September 2019


1 out of 10


Cheshire Family (the eldest child is at school)
My definition of luxury is very different to your definition.
No outside lighting on terrace. Grubby delapidated building attached which was an eyesore and allowed open access to our villa. Villa was grubby and very old fashioned with filthy smelly air conditioning in the bedrooms
Plastic sheeting on the beds which made sleeping almost unbearable
We are informed by another agent this villa is being demolished. Why would a luxury villa be demolished. Answer - it is not luxury and a disgrace
Our holiday was totally ruined and we felt very much that the pictures of the property including the derelict attached building were not a true representation
Confirmed guest: 31 August 2019
Published on: 01 September 2019


10 out of 10


Farnham Family (the eldest child is at school)
A lovely villa, perfect location, we hope to return
Confirmed guest: 24 August 2019
Published on: 28 August 2019


8 out of 10


York Family (the eldest child is at school)
Instructions for fridge
Bin for rubbish
Electric box for gate was damaged when we arrived, gate worked, we knocked it with car wheel and it stopped working we reported this, we then paid for all of the damage when it was already damaged when we arrived
Sound system was dated , was not set up for current mobile phones
Could have done with towels in bathrooms changing twice as arrived Saturday afternoon and were changed Tuesday
Very impressed with the villa overall, would definitely rent this again
Very impressed with service from James Villas
Confirmed guest: 17 August 2019
Published on: 18 August 2019


9 out of 10


Chester Family (the eldest child is at school)
We absolutely loved our stay at Two Towers. Perfect villa in a perfect setting. We had a few niggles with local WiFi issues and electrics but our villa manager ensured these were sorted for us. We would definitely recommend and would stay again.
Confirmed guest: 03 August 2019
Published on: 04 August 2019

Two Towers

10 out of 10


durham Family (the eldest child is at school)
two towers was as expected and in a beautiful location
Confirmed guest: 27 July 2019
Published on: 28 July 2019

Two Towers

8 out of 10


Esher Family (the eldest child is at school)
Great layout & spotless in central location. Great pool and grounds well kept. Villa is a bit tired though.

We have been coming to this resort for a few years so have good comparisons.

Villa was good value at reduced rate, it would not be worth the normal rate given state of decor & what you get with other Villas including cleans twice a week & unlimited internet including streaming, essentials for most families with teenagers!
Few things missing a from villa, eg no oven gloves. Usually more cooking supplies, maybe left other from other holiday makers eg cooking oil etc which is clearly JV to remove which was a bit annoying.
Confirmed guest: 06 July 2019
Published on: 07 July 2019

Two Towers

8 out of 10


Dorset Couple
The villa must be around 40 years old and shows signs of ageing. Everything worked however, and there were minor niggles only, such as bathroom towels that need replacing and the tendency for kitchen cupboard doors to bang shut (a 2 euro fix!)
The area itself is lovely and was very peaceful in early June. You get used to the noise of aircraft during the day and we didn't find this to be a problem.
Overall we thoroughly enjoyed our break.
Confirmed guest: 13 June 2019
Published on: 14 June 2019


10 out of 10


Barnoldswick Family (the eldest child is at school)
Amazing villa, lovely property and garden. Really well equpped kitchen. Set in quiet cul-de-sac within walking distance of beach and centre of Val do Lobo.
Confirmed guest: 27 April 2019
Published on: 28 April 2019

Two Towers

8 out of 10


Family (the eldest child is at school)
I wouldn't want to pay any more for the villa..it was very nice but on what is a very modern complex this villa was one of the more dated ones. It was clean and fine but externally needs a refresh and updating. A wonderful location, 200 yards from the beach but I don't feel like we have "got a deal" paying what we did at this time of year.. I have paid more in the past on there for a more modern place so maybe we have been spoilt with that. It was very nice but not quite what was expecting
Confirmed guest: 07 April 2019
Published on: 12 April 2019


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.

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