Luxury hotel holiday Bela Vista Hotel Algarve

Bela Vista Hotel and Spa is a stunning, 5-star boutique hotel, in a stunning coastal location on the Praia de Rocha beach near Portimao. The stunning interiors, excellent spa facilities and gourmet cuisine with Michelin-starred restaurant together with the beautiful location affords guests a sumptuously relaxing experience.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with British Airways London to Faro
  • Private car transfers airport to hotel and back
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room, board and flight upgrades. Details on request.

Luxury bespoke holidays to Bela Vista Hotel& Spa, Algarve

Bela Vista Hotel and Spa is a stunning, 5-star boutique hotel, in a stunning coastal location. The stunning interiors, excellent spa facilities and gourmet cuisine, alongside the beautiful location affords guests a sumptuously relaxing experience.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 5

Location The hotel is located on the Praia da Rocha beach near Portimao on the Algarve coast.

Closest airport Faro Airport

Distance from airport The hotel is about 1-hour's drive from Faro Airport

Hotel facilities and services

Michelin Star Vista Restaurant, Bar, Spa by l'Occitane - featuring 5 Treatment Rooms, Sauna, Hammam and Fitness Lounge, Swimming Pool, WiFi.

Out and about nearby

The Bela Vista Hotel & Spa is well-placed for exploration of the key towns and cities of the Algarve. The walled town of Lagos is just half an hour to the west, the beaches around Albufeira and Vilamoura, known for their red cliffs, are 45 minutes away, and the town centre of Portimao is less than ten minutes away. The fishing village of Alvor is worth visiting for its long narrow streets, its castle, and the shores of the Ribeira de Odiaxere.

Sports nearby

Water Sports, including Kite-surfing, Jet-skiing, Sailing, Fishing, and Diving; Golf, Hiking, and Cycling.

From about

Holiday Code EXH2034

Luxury bespoke holidays to Bela Vista Hotel& Spa, Algarve

Room descriptions

Bela Vista Hotel & Spa has 38 rooms with air-conditioning, WiFi, LCD television, telephone, hairdryer, safe, Iphone dock (on request), and l'Occitane amenities. Most have sea views and balconies.

Classic Room
Deluxe Room
Elegance Room
Character Room
Junior Suite
Suite

From about

Holiday Code EXH2034

Luxury bespoke holidays to Bela Vista Hotel& Spa, Algarve

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to Bela Vista Hotel & Spa, Expressions Holidays includes scheduled flights with British Airways from London to Faro. The hotel is about 50 minutes’ drive from the airport and we recommend that we book a private car transfer for you. You may want to have the use of a hire-car for all or part of your holiday and this can be arranged by us for you in advance.

Additional information

Children: We would not recommend this hotel to families with children.

From about

Holiday Code EXH2034

Luxury bespoke holidays to Bela Vista Hotel& Spa, Algarve

Highlights of Lisbon

The area close to the city of Lisbon is known for its variety of attractions. Moorish architecture left over from Arabic rule can be seen in the Castelo de Sao Jorge in the Alfama. Collections of Portuguese art are on display in the Museu Gulbenkian, the Museu de Arte Antiga, and the Berardo Collection. For a taste of Portugal's maritime history, visit the Monasteiro dos Jeronimos. Sintra, the favourite haunt of Lord Byron, is home to twin-peak-top castles and royal palaces. Beautiful, golden sandy beaches can be found in Cascais to the west of Lisbon, or on the Costa da Caparica to the south; particularly idyllic are the coves between Setubal and Sesimbra. Peniche is a picturesque seaside town renowned for being one of Europe's best surfing spots. You can explore all that the area around the city of Lisbon has to offer with our Tour of the City and Countryside of the Lisboa Region.

Highlights of the Algarve

Known for having some of Portugal's most scenic beaches, the Algarve is a popular destination for those looking for a beach or water sports holiday enjoying the Portuguese sunshine. Sagres and Tavira are recognised as the best places for this. In Albufeira, Armacao de Pera, and Lagos you will find an abundance of the light-catching rocky outcrops and peaceful coves that the Algarve is so well known for. Salema, Burgau, and Sagres were once busy little fishing villages, and now still stand as testament to this important aspect of Portuguese culture. The Reserva Natural da Ria Formosa lies just off the southern coastline, the islands of which can be accessed from many towns, including Faro, Olhao, Fuseta, Cabanas, and Tavira; most of which are also ideal starting points from which to try a little surfing. White-washed and serene Alcoutim is an example of the less-developed Portuguese towns, with a hint of Andalucia in its appearance, and Loule is the perfect place to wander around a bustling market. You may also wish to visit the Roman ruins at Milreu, the Moorish town of Silves, or the Spa town of Caldas de Monchique. For outdoor pursuits, head into the Serra de Monchique Mountain Range.

Highlights of Porto and the Douro Valley

At the mouth of the Rio Douro lies Porto, an atmospheric town with a dramatic aspect and almost Parisian lifestyle. Its streets are lined with historic buildings and wine lodges serving the best of Portuguese wines. The nearby wine towns of Penafiel, Peso da Regua, Pinhao, and Amarante are also recommended for wine-tasting, but have a much more rural location. Amarante, in particular, is believed to be the most attractive wine town in the area, with a central triple-arched bridge, tall stone red-roofed houses interspersed with verdant trees, and a gently flowing river. To witness a sample of Portuguese Baroque architecture, visit the pilgrimage town of Lamego. The main attraction of this town, the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Remedios, lies at the top of an elaborate and intricately decorated set of zig-zagged stairways that pass through archways and across viewing balconies. In Porto, some of the greatest artistic triumphs of 17th century Portugal reside, the Se Cathedral in particular, in which every inch of the columns, archways, and altar have been adorned in golden floral and religious motifs, in true Baroque style. For something even more historic, visit the Palaeolithic rock formations of Vila Nova de Foz Coa, the largest outdoor gallery of stone age remains in the world, which have since been neighboured by flourishing vineyards. Along the rocky gorges of the river, you will find a number of castle-towns, including the Medieval walled town of Trancoso and the fortress town of Almeida.

Highlights of Madeira

A green and fertile island in the Atlantic Ocean, Madeira is situated off the coast of Morocco. Its coastline combines beautiful sandy beaches with rocky cliffs, the latter of which can be best appreciated at Cabo Girao. The island's capital, Funchal, is packed full with historic buildings, including 15th century churches and convents and a Se Cathedral as ornate as the one in Porto. Enjoy the relentless joviality of the street markets, or visit more peaceful attractions, such as the basalt cave of Capela de Sao Vicente or the island's protected nature reserves. Rare Laurissilva forests can be walked, trekked, or hiked through, affording guests sensational views; and the crystal clear waters off the coast can be swam through, perhaps below the water's surface so the ecosystems that live in the reefs can be appreciated. One of the greatest pleasures of Madeira, however, is wandering over the beaches, surveying the rock pools, and taking in the sights from the clifftops. Aside from the key regions that our Portuguese programme focuses on, there is much to find and see in Portugal. Those willing to drive a little further during the day will enjoy a much more diverse touring holiday.

Facts in brief

Capital Lisbon
Airport There are international airports at Lisbon, Porto and Faro, served by a variety of airlines from the UK, including British Airways, EasyJet, bmibaby, TAP, Jet2.
Size 35,000 sq. miles
Population 10 million
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