Luxury hotel holiday Vilalara Thalassa Resort Algarve

Vilalara Thalassa Resort is a stunning 5-star resort in a beautiful seafront location, overlooking a golden sandy beach and unusual cliff formations. With beautiful grounds and beach, outstanding spa facilities, delicious cuisine and an excellent kids' club. Three swimming pools, excellent spa facilities and choice of restaurants. This resort is ideal for a rejuvenative spa and wellness break.
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 Vilalara Thalassa, Algarve

Vilalara Thalassa Resort is a stunning 5-star resort in a beautiful seafront location. With beautiful grounds and beach, outstanding spa facilities, delicious cuisine and an excellent kid's club, it is perfectly restorative for couples and families alike.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 5

Location The hotel is located on the seafront on the Algarve

Closest airport Faro Airport

Distance from airport The hotel is about 45-minutes' drive from Faro Airport

Hotel facilities and services

B&G Restaurant, Terrace Grill, Tonic Lounge Bar, Longevity Medical Spa, Thalassotherapy, Spa, Hairdresser, Koala Kids Club, Garden, 4 Outdoor Seawater Swimming Pools, 1 Heated Swimming Pool, 3 Tennis Courts, 1 Padel Court, Gym, Tai Chi, Yoga, Activities and Excursions.

Land sports

Tennis, Yoga, Tai Chi, and Padel Tennis.

Out and about nearby

Improve your golf skills and take in a peaceful round at one of the nearby courses. Enjoy a unique horse ride in the Ria Formosa Natural Park or along the beachfront. 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

Golf at any of the Algarve's 6 golf courses, Water Sports, Walking, and Cycling.

I just wanted to say a huge thank you for organising our honeymoon at such short notice. We would have been completely stuck without the help you gave us and it enabled us to have a lovely time away. We particularly loved the Capelounge and will have to consider returning there at some point.
Mr W, Oct, 2021

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

From about

£1,260 low season

£1,850 high season

Holiday Code EXH2008

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 Vilalara Thalassa, Algarve

Room descriptions

Vilalara Thalassa Resort has 123 rooms with en-suite, air-conditioning, living area, outdoor sitting area, and modern in-room amenities.

Junior Suite Garden View
Junior Suite Pool View
Junior Emotion
Junior Suite Sea View
One Bedroom Suite
Suite Prestige
One Bedroom Apartment
Two Bedroom Apartment
Three Bedroom Apartment
I just wanted to say a huge thank you for organising our honeymoon at such short notice. We would have been completely stuck without the help you gave us and it enabled us to have a lovely time away. We particularly loved the Capelounge and will have to consider returning there at some point.
Mr W, Oct, 2021

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

From about

£1,260 low season

£1,850 high season

Holiday Code EXH2008

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 Vilalara Thalassa, Algarve

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to Blue & Green Vilalara Thalassa Resort, Expressions Holidays includes scheduled flights with British Airways from London to Faro. The hotel is about 45 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: All room types can accommodate at least one child in an additional bed, though the Apartments can accommodate up to an additional 3 children. A children's menu is available in all restaurants.

I just wanted to say a huge thank you for organising our honeymoon at such short notice. We would have been completely stuck without the help you gave us and it enabled us to have a lovely time away. We particularly loved the Capelounge and will have to consider returning there at some point.
Mr W, Oct, 2021

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

From about

£1,260 low season

£1,850 high season

Holiday Code EXH2008

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 Vilalara Thalassa, 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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