Pine Cliffs is located in the most southern region of Portugal, the Algarve, famous for its almost constant sunshine and long sandy beaches. The resort is perched on beautiful red cliffs with stunning views out to the Atlantic Ocean, with green lawns and pine trees.
There is a variety of accommodation spread throughout the resort. Scott Dunn recommends the 2 and 3 bedroomed Pine Cliffs residences which are located close to the golf course, tennis courts and the Scott Dunn children’s club. They are ideal for families as they have a spacious living room with kitchenette giving guests the flexibility of self-catering. Other recommended options are the 4 bedroomed deluxe villas with private pools or the newly built 'terraces' accommodation.
The magnificent sandy Falesia beach is accessed by a lift followed by a series of wide steps. At the beach there is a small choice of watersports on offer and a fantastic beach club which offers fresh fish and lovely salads. Tennis professionals are available for coaching all ages and abilities and there is a 9-hole golf course and golf academy, built on the edge of a spectacular cliff overlooking the sea.
There are a number of restaurants and bars to choose from (most have children's menus) ranging from informal international brasserie style to fine dining seafood and Moroccan restaurants. Other resort facilities for children include a children’s pool, 18 hole mini crazy golf course, bouncy castle, basketball, games room and of course the Scott Dunn Explorers children’s club catering for children aged 4 months to 13 years.
Pine Cliffs is a well established firm favourite for families that does not disappoint.
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Every room at the Sheraton hotel Pine Cliffs is well equipped with flat screen TV, direct dial telephone, safe, internet, rainforest showers and Luxury Collection bed. All rooms and suites are ultra spacious with large balconies enjoying gorgeous views of the Atlantic Ocean, lush gardens or the Monchique mountains. Dark wood furniture and tiled floors create a traditional charm. The luxury suites spread over 2 levels providing ample living and dining space and a generously appointed bathroom.
We recommend the 2 and 3 bedroom residences, equipped with living room, kitchenette, utility room, stylish bedrooms and either a balcony or terrace - great for families as there is ample space for the children, plus facilities to cook. All the benefits of a 5 star hotel, but with the independence a serviced apartment gives you -put a wash on, cook the children's supper or relax on the balcony with a gin and tonic, whilst the little ones are sound asleep.
|2 and 3 bedroom residence|
Well decorated and spacious 2 or 3 bedroom residence apartments. Complete with stylish living room with flat screen TV, well equipped kitchenette with hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher and utility room with washing machine and iron/board. The bedrooms are spotlessly clean (daily cleaning service) and have extremely comfortable beds.
There are 3 types of residence - garden (ground floor), comfort (middle floor) and penthouse (top floor).
|4 bedroomed deluxe villas with private pool|
The most luxurious accommodation type at Pine Cliffs is the collection of four deluxe villas with private pools. Each villa has 4 bedrooms and offers unrivalled space and privacy in the resort. In addition, the villas are well located for all the hotel's activities and facilities.
All living areas are located on the ground floor. The kitchen and separate utility/laundry room is extremely well equipped. The remaining ground floor layout is openplan, light and airy furnished in a beautiful contemporary style. Also on the ground floor is a bedroom with a bathroom ensuite.
A further 3 bedrooms are located on the first floor. Each bedroom has its own bathroom.
All bedrooms have a/c, their own flatscreen TV with satellite. There is an additional flat screen TV with satellite in the sitting area on the ground floor. Internet access available - payable locally.
The deluxe villas are located at the opposite end of the resort to the Residence accommodation where the Scott Dunn children's club is situated. Scott Dunn will therefore provide a pick up/drop off service for the children at the beginning and end of each day.
|2, 3 and 4 bedroomed terraces|
The Terraces are a series of brand new contemporary and spacious townhouses from 240sqm surrounded by a stream, gardens and 2 swimming pools. These townhouses feature quality finishes that radiate a sense of tranquillity and harmony combined with contemporary design.
Unlike the residence accommodation which is all on one level, the terraces accommodation is on 2 levels. All the living areas are on the ground floor along with a large terrace for outdoor dining and relaxing and all the bedrooms are on the first floor.
As with the residences, the openplan kitchenette is well equipped with all the essential equipment including a microwave, dishwasher, juicer, washing machine and tumble dryer.
Other features include individually controlled a/c, Satellite TV and internet access (extra charge).
The Terraces is situated at the opposite end of the resort to the Residence accommodation where the Scott Dunn children's club is situated. Scott Dunn will therefore provide a pick up/drop off service for the children at the beginning and end of each day.
|2 and 3 bedroom Golf suites|
The 2 and 3 bedroomed golf suites are a slightly old fashioned version of the residences situated between Porto Pirata and the residences.
Scott Dunn provides childcare for children aged from 4 months to 13 years in our exclusive Scott Dunn Explorers club. Our qualified nannies organise fun and exciting activities whatever your child’s age such as trips to a marine zoo, games in the pool and mask making. Pine Cliffs is Scott Dunn’s most established children’s club with an innovative activity programme and delicious healthy menus created exclusively for Scott Dunn by children's food expert Fiona Faulkner. Set in a luxury residence our qualified nannies have transformed it into a dedicated children’s space which provides the perfect base to give children their best ever holiday. Each age group has a dedicated room equipped with toys, games and creative activities to keep them entertained for their entire stay. With a number of different pools to choose from, including a heated pool for the beginning and end of season, a garden full of toys and beach a short distance away, your children are guaranteed to have a fantastic time.
More information about our childcare services at Pine Cliffs can be found here.
Little ones are perfectly catered for with a room full of games and equipment. Baby bouncers, baby gyms and soft toys are just some of the toys that fill the room so that our youngest guests have the holiday of a lifetime.
For Adventurers every day is about discovering new things and exploring their surroundings whether its baking local delicacies or learning the mysterious art of capturing frogs! They will have an action packed week of activities where a typical morning could include burning off some energy with a game or short tennis or mini beast football before heading off down to the beach. They have a dedicated room at the club with a huge selection of toys and equipment from trucks to scooters and Lego to dolls houses, every child and taste is catered for!
The Voyagers have a busy programme of activities and always make the most of their room, whether it’s to relax and chill out on the beanbags or creating a costume for a theme day. With toys and games to play with in between all the activities organised, Voyagers are guaranteed a fantastic holiday.
Our older guests have the perfect room to get to know each other and enjoy their holiday. The room is kitted out with remote control cars, Lego and games console so should they need a break from the exciting activity programme that our childcare team provide they will guaranteed to be kept entertained.
Babysitting is available in the evenings on a request basis and is chargeable per hour.
There is a good selection of restaurants to choice from many of which have separate children's menus. This includes Jardim Colonial for all day dining, Pescador a fish restaurant, Corda Cafe for light meals and snacks, Il Giardino serving delicious Italian food, O'Grill for informal dining, Aldar offering Moroccan cuisine, Beach Bar and Restaurant and Piri Piri for Portuguese specialities.
Please note that some of the restaurants are seasonal and open subject to the weather conditions and seasonal occupancy.
The beach at Pine Cliffs is the only beach in the Algarve to be classified with the Golden Flag and there is a great array of watersports available here such as surfing and kayaking. There are tennis courts on site and a golf course close by. The resort is also home to a range of shops and boutiques to satisfy any shopaholic.
Other facilities include a 9-hole golf course, driving range and golf academy, 5 tennis courts, Health club with indoor swimming pool, gym and beauty salon, and 4 outdoor pools.
When to travel
The Algarve has a mild climate with more that 300 days of sunshine a year. The climate in the Algarve is generally warm and sunny in May with the risk of the odd shower of rain. Sometimes it can be cool in the evenings. By June the weather generally settles in a pattern of long hot sunny days and balmy evenings especially in July and August. Rain is unlikely but it can happen from time to time. Throughout the summer months it can be windy especially during the afternoon. June and September are particularly pleasurable months.
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Location and directions
The resort is ideally situated, just 10-minutes from the bustling town of Albufeira, 15-minutes from Vilamoura which has championship golf courses and a marina, and 45-minute from Faro Airport.
How to get there
3-hours international flight to Faro Airport, 30km/45-minute transfer time. Lisbon Airport - 256km/2-hours 30-minute transfer time.
Pine Cliffs Summer Gala
Pine Cliffs usually host a Summer Gala sometime around the first week in August each year. The Gala consists of a summer concert with a main act. In previous years main acts have been Kool in the Gang, Joe Cocker, Lionel Ritchie and Bryan Ferry. The concert ends with a fireworks display. The Gala is situated behind the pool at Casa Pine Cliffs and is a highlight of the summer season for many. During the day before, during and after the summer gala, certain residence facilities will be closed.