Luxury hotel holiday Quinta do Lago Algarve

Set between the lagoons of the Ria Formosa Nature Park and one of the most exclusive beaches in the Algarve, Portugal, the Hotel Quinta do Lago is a five star resort combining excellent golf facilities, spa treatments, and culinary flair. Best suited to couples or families, the Hotel Quinta do Lago is a secluded haven of natural beauty and luxury accommodation.
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 Quinta do Lago, Algarve

Quinta do Lago is a luxurious 5-star hotel in a fantastic waterfront location. Offering excellent golfing and spa facilities as well as an extensive kids' club it is perfect for a memorable, luxury family holiday.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 5

Location The hotel is set in the Ria Formosa Nature Park, between a lagoon and the Atlantic in the Algarve

Annual opening 12 February to 31 October

Closest airport Faro Airport

Distance from airport The hotel is about 20-minutes' drive from Quinta do Lago Airport

Hotel facilities and services

Ca'd'Oro Restaurant, Brisa do Mar Restaurant, Laguna Bar, Pool Bar, Reserved Beach Area, Spa, Boutique Shop and Tobacconist, Indoor and Outdoor Heated Pools, Gym, Outdoor Jacuzzi, Hairdressers, Library, Kids' Club, Babysitting, and 9 acres of Gardens.

Chargeable watersports

Water Sports are available on the lake/lagoon and on the beach.

Land sports

4 Golf Courses (with complimentary transfers), Horse-riding, Bicycle Rental, 2 Tennis Courts (with resident tennis professional), Nature Trails in the Ria Formosa Nature Park.

Out and about nearby

Visit the nearby Ria Formosa Natural Park for guided walks among pine trees, marshes, and salt pans, for bird-watching trips, and for catamaran trips down the river channels. 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. Head into Faro to witness the many historic sights: the Bone Chapel, the Carmo Church, the 13th century Cathedral. Olhao is the Algarve's oldest fishing port, though is famous for its markets down by the water and the remains of its Moorish influences. Ruined castles and a famous Roman bridge wait for you in Tavira. Long walking and hiking opportunities await at Mount Foia. Perhaps also visit the medieval castle of Silves, the grottoes of Ponta da Piedade, the 'End of the World,' and to Cabo do Sao Vicente, where the Romans thought the gods lived.

Sports nearby

Golf, Cycling, Water Sports, Walking, and Hiking.

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

From about

£980 low season

£1,430 high season

Holiday Code EXH07

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 Quinta do Lago, Algarve

Room descriptions

Quinta do Lago has 141 rooms with private terrace or balcony, wifi, safe, telephone, minibar, LCD television, and large walk-in shower.

Classic Room with lagoon or golf view
Premium Room with lagoon or golf view
Garden Suite with one or two bedrooms overlooking gardens and lagoon
Deluxe Suite overlooking gardens and lagoon or ocean
Royal Suite overlooking the lagoon at the ocean

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

From about

£980 low season

£1,430 high season

Holiday Code EXH07

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 Quinta do Lago, Algarve

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to Hotel Quinta do Lago, 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 25 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: When staying in their parents' room, one child under 12 stays for free. If parents are staying on half- or full-board, children under 3 stay on the same meal plan for free, or children between 4 and 12 receive a 50% reduction. A Kids' Club and babysitting service are available.

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

From about

£980 low season

£1,430 high season

Holiday Code EXH07

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 Quinta do Lago, 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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