Luxury hotel holiday Pine Cliffs Resort Algarve

The Pine Cliffs Hotel and Resort near Albufeira is one of Expressions Holidays' most popular Algarve resorts for families. The high quality of the resort creates a great sense of value, particularly in the two and three bedroom 'Residences,' which provide an added dimension of privacy and space. Guests can choose between self-catered, individual accommodation, or a guestroom at the Pine Cliffs Hotel, but both options offer outstanding hotel-style service, with 9 restaurants,a kids' club, a golf course, 5 tennis courts, a spa, and 6 swimming pools, among many other facilities. The large scale of the resort ensures a feeling of self-sufficiency and independence, which is often valued by families looking for a peaceful summer holiday.
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 Pine Cliffs Resort, Algarve

Pine Cliffs resort is a 5-star Luxury Collection property offering outstanding accommodation in an enviable position on the seafront of the Algarve. With award-winning spa facilities, an immaculate golf course and excellent kid's club, it is perfect for family breaks.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 5

Location The hotel is located on the coast in Albufeira

Annual opening All year

Closest airport Faro Airport

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

Hotel facilities and services

9 Restaurants (some seasonal), Breakfast Buffet, 2 Bars, 9-hole Golf Course, 5 Tennis Courts, Spa, Fitness, Boutiques, Children's Village, Water Sports (seasonal), 5 Swimming Pools plus a Children's Pool, Private Sand Beach that is supervised by a lifeguard during the summer between 9am and 6pm. Premium WiFi can be purchased at reception.

Complimentary

WiFi, Outdoor Parking.

Chargeable watersports

Water sports are available seasonally at a charge.

Land sports

Golf, Mini-golf, Tennis, Bike Rental - all chargeable. Table Tennis is complimentary.

Out and about nearby

The Pine Cliffs Hotel and Resort is 8 kms from Albufeira, with its beautiful old town and the thriving nightlife of the new town. The region is best known for its many beautiful beaches. Highlights for families include Zoomarine, Water Parks, Krazy World. Other excursions include a one-day Lisbon trip, boat trips along the coast, Jeep safari, Unispoilt Algarve and river cruise, Algarvian evening.

Special offers for this holiday>

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Deluxe land room for 3 nights

From about

£423

Holiday Code EXH08

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 Pine Cliffs Resort, Algarve

Overlooking miles of pristine beaches, the Pine Cliffs Hotel and Resort is located in a magnificent cliff-top position, surrounded by pine trees. This impressive resort combines classic Portuguese architecture with Moorish elements, such as blue tiling and arched doorways. This design produces interiors that are light and airy, luxuriously appointed with grand columns and marble floors. Terraces spread out from the hotel towards the ocean and lead to one of the resort's five swimming pools, which is set amongst landscaped gardens scattered with graceful fountains. A broad variety of facilities enables guests to indulge in both relaxation and active pursuits, such as golf at the compact, yet challenging, 9-hole course near the Atlantic Ocean. A variety of watersports are also available at the beautiful Falésia beach, which is reached via panoramic elevator and a footpath that crosses the cliffs. The resort's nine restaurants include excellent fresh seafood beside the pool at O'Pescador, and grills and light meals overlooking the ocean at the Beach Club. Guestrooms are large and have been furnished in pale, graceful colours. A hand-painted Portuguese ceramic tile bed top is an opulent addition to each room, and adjoining terraces provide ample space to enjoy the scenery over breakfast. Perfect for an active beach holiday.

Room descriptions

Pine Cliffs Resort has 215 hotel rooms, 154 Pine Cliffs Residence Apartments, 45 Townhouses, 4 Terraces, 6 Villas and 78 Golf Suites. All rooms have private bathroom, air conditioning and heating, in-room safe, direct-dial phones with data port, minibar, satellite television, in-room movies, private balcony or terrace.

The Pine Cliffs Hotel 215 rooms with private bathroom, air-conditioning, safe, phone, bathrobes and slippers, turn down service, mini bar, SAT TV, private balcony or terrace and 24-hour room service.
The Townhouses 45 townhouses of 2 to 4 bedroom units each with own bathroom, air-conditioning, kitchenette with fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, oven, water heater, toaster, ironing board, TV, microwave, outside terrace with barbecue. These units are situated five minutes away from the main hotel building and whilst still 5 star, are also the oldest in the resort and individually decorated according to the owners' taste. Refurbished townhouses are now also available.
Pine Cliffs Residence 154 Pine Cliffs Residence 2 and 3 bedroom apartments, each with own bathroom (main bedroom has bathroom with bath and separate walk in shower), air-conditioning, balcony or terrace, fully equipped kitchen with microwave, stove, oven, coffee machine, water heater, fridge, freezer and separate utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer, iron and board, living room with SAT TV, one king sized bedroom and one twin bed room each with SAT TV, dressing robes and slippers. The Pine Cliffs Residences are furthest from the hotel building but many overlook or face towards part of the golf course. You can opt to pay extra to have a ground floor residence with garden access or a penthouse residence with enhanced views and increased privacy. They have their own restaurant, pool, gym and delicatessen. There are now also private 4 bedroom villas that can be rented.

Special offers for this holiday>

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Deluxe land room for 3 nights

From about

£423

Holiday Code EXH08

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 Pine Cliffs Resort, Algarve

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to Pine Cliffs 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 35 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

Minimum stays: 5 nights minimum stay required between 7 July and 25 August.

Children: Children under 3 stay free on same meal plan as booked by parents, 4-12 year olds stay at 50% discount off board supplements on same meal plan as booked by parents. Sofa beds and cribs available free of charge on request but bedding not provided. Children under 18 years must be accompanied by an adult in the gym. Children under 16 years need to be accompanied by an adult to use the Jacuzzi and sauna. Interconnecting rooms are available on request.

Special offers

15% early booking offer Book a stay at our hotel for 2020 before the 31 December 2019 and receive a 15% reduction off our contracted rates. This offer is not combinable.

10% early booking offer Book a stay at our hotel for 2020 before 29 February 2020 and receive a 10% reduction off our contracted rates. This offer is not combinable.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Deluxe land room for 3 nights

From about

£423

Holiday Code EXH08

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 Pine Cliffs 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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