Luxury hotel holiday The Lake Spa Resort Algarve

The Lake Spa Resort is set beside the marina and beach at Vilamoura on the Algarve in Portugal. Within easy reach of numerous quaint, stylish shops, bars, and restaurants, but with an abundance of high quality features of its own, the Lake Spa Resort is suited to those looking to get out and about exploring the culture of the Algarve, as well as those who would rather stay within the well-equipped resort. Excellent links to Faro also mean that this is a convenient destination for a one or two week break in Portugal.
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 transfer 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 The Lake Resort, Algarve

The Lake Spa Resort is a 5-star resort on the Algarve. Perfect for couples and families alike, it offers luxurious accommodation, delicious cuisine, unique swimming pools and spa facilities for adults, and a great kid's club for the little ones.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 5

Location The hotel is located in Vilamoura

Annual opening 31 March to 1 November

Closest airport Faro Airport

Distance from airport The hotel is 30-minutes' drive from Faro Airport

Hotel facilities and services

Fusion Restaurant, Gustatio Restaurant, Mare Nostrum Restaurant, Zanzi Bar, Blue Lagoon Bar, Jaipur Cafe, Spa, Gym, WiFi, Guest Parking.

Complimentary

Use of the Hydrotherapy Pool, Sauna, Turkish Bath, Jacuzzi, Sensorial Showers, Fitness Room.

Out and about nearby

Improve your golf skills and take in a peaceful round at one of the Algarve's 6 prestigious golf courses. Enjoy a unique horse ride in the Ria Formosa Natural Park or along the beachfront. The resort is happy to assist in organising horse-riding, tennis, golf, diving, and cultural excursions within the Algarve and Alentejo. The Ria Formosa Natural Park is considered to be one of Portugal's Seven Natural Wonders, with 18,000 hectares of lagoons, rocky coast, and inland plains. See the local whales, dolphins, and turtles either on a boat cruise or at the Zoomarine's lagoon. Take a guided Tuk Tuk tour of the history and heritage of Vilamoura. Local towns and cities of interest include Faro, Albufeira, Portomao, and Vilamoura.

Sports nearby

Horse-riding, Diving, Snorkelling, Water Sports, Golf, Tennis, and Whale- and Dolphin-watching.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Deluxe room with garden view for 7 nights

From about

£940 low season

£1,710 high season

Holiday Code EXH2007

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays to The Lake Resort, Algarve

Near the seafront in Vilamoura, on the Algarve, the five-star Blue & Green Lake Spa Resort offers seclusion and luxury for couples, a stunning location for activity holidays, and great facilities for families. The spacious guestrooms follow a neutral colour scheme that channels the hues of the pools, lakes, and ocean beyond the windows. Organic textures, in the woven pillowcases, the throws at the end of the bed, the luxurious crisp white sheets, and the wooden walls separating the en-suite from the main bedroom, give the rooms a very unique feel. The bathrooms, tiled floor to ceiling in the style of a wet room, appear to be simply an extension of the rooms, creating a very intimate effect. These luxury rooms are finished with a furnished balcony and beautiful garden, sea, or panoramic views. Each room booking is accompanied by complimentary access to the Spa and gym. The resort has three outdoor swimming pools, one of which has the unique feature of a sandy bottom, which brings the beach even closer to your room. In the evenings, guests can enjoy indulgent cuisine in one of the resort's three restaurants, followed by drinks in one of the two bars. Fusion Restaurant specialises in a balance of oriental and Mediterranean flavours, which are served in a crisp, bright dining room. Gustatio (meaning 'tasting') has been inspired by both the cuisine and the design of the Romans and the Visigoths. The dining room derives its warmth from the soft creams and light browns of its palette, and offers a rich breakfast buffet in the mornings. Mare Nostrum, however, may be the highlight of your evenings at the Lake Spa Resort. On its own floating esplanade, the Mare Nostrum serves a range of dishes based around meat, fish, and seafood, infused with the flavours of the region, in a relaxed and romantic setting. Relax late into the evening in either the African-inspired Zanzibar, or in the Blue Lagoon pool bar. During the day, you can sample hot drinks and light snacks in the Jaipur cafe-bar. The spa at the Lake Spa Resort is inspired by treatments and beliefs from across the world's five continents. Enjoy the indoor hydrotherapy pool before indulging in a Japanese Shiatsu massage, or an Indian Ayurvedic massage, in one of the sleek, ambient treatment rooms. Families staying at the Lake Spa Resort will enjoy the Kids' Club facilities, and the wide range of interconnecting and multi-bedroom accommodation options. For a peaceful long-stay holiday on the Algarve, or a fun week with the family, we would highly recommend the services, style, and location of the Lake Spa Resort.

Room descriptions

The Lake Spa Resort has 88 rooms, with private balcony, air-conditioning, and modern amenities, including telephone and television.

Deluxe Room with Garden View
Deluxe Room with Sea View
Deluxe Room with Panoramic View
Suite with Panoramic View

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Deluxe room with garden view for 7 nights

From about

£940 low season

£1,710 high season

Holiday Code EXH2007

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays to The Lake Resort, Algarve

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to Blue & Green the Lake Spa Resort, Expressions Holidays includes scheduled flights with British Airways from London to Faro. Flights may be available from other UK airports with Easyjet, Jet2 and TUI for example. The hotel is about 30 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: The first child under the age of 12 stays for free in the same room as their parents. If a second room is required for children, a reduction to the room rate is applied.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Deluxe room with garden view for 7 nights

From about

£940 low season

£1,710 high season

Holiday Code EXH2007

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays to The Lake Resort, Algarve

About Portugal

An Expressions tailor-made holiday to Portugal's countryside bursts with pretty villages, glitters with historical treasures and World Heritage sites, as well as converted mediaeval monasteries, and elegant manor houses now hosting some of the finest hotels in Europe. Though Portugal's spirit is undoubtedly rural, its big towns Porto and Lisbon are lively, magical places making full use of their waterside setting, offering rich picking for those that like to wander, with colourful waterside cafes and boutiques, leafy boulevards and old-fashioned trams still rattling through the streets. Smaller towns offer their own enchantment, with well-preserved medieval quarters that invite exploring in towns like Évora, Coimbra, Guimarães and Braga. Outside the cities, travellers can enjoy Portugal's warm sunny weather, exploring centuries-old vineyards, visiting stone villages in the mountains or soaking up rays on the magnificent southern shoreline. Dramatic scenery lies all along the coast from windswept cliffs with edge-of-the-world views to wild dune-covered beaches. More than just a static backdrop, the scenery sets the stage for outdoor adventure. Hiking, surfing, windsurfing, horse-riding, big game fishing, kayaking, diving, golfing, and mountain biking are a few ways to spend a sun-drenched afternoon. 600 miles southwest of Portugal lies the island of Madeira, home to Reid's Palace Hotel, an elegant and glamorous five star hotel in a superb location, ideal for holidays all year round, due to the mild winter climate, and on an island renowned for its beautiful vegetation.

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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