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Luxury accomodation: Algarve

Against the stunning and dramatic backdrop of the Rugged Atlantic Coast, Vila Vita Parc Resort & Spa combine Mediterranean style décor with a Moorish influence

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Perched dramatically on a cliff top over-looking the white sand and aquamarine Atlantic Ocean below, Vila Vita Parc’s location alone will take your breath away and that’s even before you check into its stylish rooms or dine on its Michelin-starred food. Set in 53 acres of blooming sub-tropical gardens, this ‘Leading Hotel of the World’ member features 180 rooms, suites and villas with pool dotted through separate Moorish-¬influenced buildings like a traditional village, with winding cobbled paths leading between the white-washed houses. Each boasts chic interiors and hypnotic views; some feature their own private terrace complete with telescope for stargazing.

The food too is a draw for Michelin Star lovers, as the hotel’s signature restaurant “The Ocean” was voted Best Restaurant in Portugal this year. Head chef, Hans Neuner, is renowned for his intriguing amuse-bouches, homemade breads and an amazing array of delicate petit fours. Other options include rustic Portuguese cuisinne, international cuisinne, grilled specialties and the freshest seafood available at a selection of the hotels’ eight other restaurants.

Wine comes from the “Cave de Vinhos”, an impressive arched wine cellar with more than 11,000 bottles and 1,200 different wine references that will surely delight connoisseurs. It is the largest private collection in Portugal, and includes the spectacular reds and award-winning whites from the hotel’s own wine estate and farm, “Herdade dos Grous”.

When staying at Vila Vita Parc, the only way to be closer to the ocean is to actually sail it on an elegant 72-foot ultra-luxury yacht to go on private sailing trips, along the Algarve’s breathtaking beautiful coast of sandy coves, enchanted caves and dramatic grottos – recommended for couples looking for a romantic getaway. But parents haven’t been forgotten, as babies ranging from six months to three years can stay at the Natalie’s Crèche, and four to 11-year-olds can play all day long at Annabella´s Kids Parc, all closely monitored by highly-skilled professionals that will make these kids return forever.

The beautifuly manicured gardens set a relaxing mood to Vila Vita Parc, and for a more intense experience, you should visit the Vila Vita Vitel Spa, a world of well-being in a luxurious ambiance with one of the most extensive international menu of spa services. Ranging from beauty care and revitalising treatments to holistic naturopathy, preventive medicine, medicinal cosmetics and pre-aging/anti-aging therapies, there’s a treatment for every guest. The facility also comprises several whirlpools, saunas and steam baths. Besides the spa, health-seekers can find classes of Yoga, Pilates, TaiChi, Aquarobics and Stretching – or opt for a personal trainer to help you during your stay.

Explore the Algarve’s rich culture including the regions capital Faro, the art-stuffed city of Tavira and Silves, one of the Algarve’s earliest towns. Plus there’s a soothing spa, several pools for a refreshing dip or a plethora of activities to entertain. The mild Mediterranean climate is among the Algarve’s greatest attractions. The more than 300 sunny days per year makes it a year-round destination. Summers are warm and dry, tempered by cooling sea breezes; spring and autumn are pleasant and comfortable, ideal for enjoying the region’s many activities; while winters are mild and virtually all the rainfall occurs.

Couples will discover romance wherever they turn at this fantastic resort and families will enjoy all the extensive range of accommodations, dining options, sports, recreational activities, leisure facilities and special programs for guests of all ages. Vila Vita Parc is the perfect getaway for the entire family with something for everyone.

For more information contact: Tel: +351 282 310 100; www.vilavitaparc.com

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