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Vilalara Thalassa Resort

Algarve, Portugal

Set amongst beautiful botanical gardens, Vilalara Thalassa Resort has a fantastic location right on the coast of the Algarve with direct access to a golden sandy cove. The hotel offers great leisure facilities and an exceptional Thalassotherapy Spa.

At a Glance

  • Attractive, medium sized, 5 star, spa hotel

  • Set among beautiful sub tropical gardens

  • Direct stairway access to 'Gaivotas' beach

  • Five swimming pools and four tennis courts, as well as reduced green fees at nearby courses

  • Award winning Thalassotherapy spa

  • Gastronomic and more informal dining options of a very high standard

Beach, Golf, Spa & health, Family

Insider's View

The day beds on the lawn are the perfect place to unwind and relax or get lost in a good book.

Scott Dunn team

Insider's View

Some of the ground floor rooms have a day bed built into the terrace to enjoy the evening sun in privacy.

Scott Dunn team

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Set among wonderfully lush landscaped gardens with stunning views out to sea, Vilalara is the perfect place to relax and unwind. Located in a quiet gated community, the hotel occupies an enviable setting directly above a lovely sandy beach and just a short drive from Lagoa.

Each of the hotel's junior suites, suites and apartments have a private balcony and are decorated in a simple, Mediterranean style with cool neutral shades, overlooking the landscaped gardens, the swimming pools or the sea. All are large and spacious, and the apartments, which come with either two or three bedrooms, are the perfect place for families to spend time together with ample space and privacy.

There are two restaurants at the hotel, the Terrace Grill, located next to the pool and serving fresh seafood and barbecue dishes, and the gourmet restaurant B&G, with an outside terrace overlooking the sea and the pool. B&G serves traditional Portuguese cuisine with a contemporary twist, and there are also lighter, low calorie recipes available which complement the spa programs. The Tonic Lounge Bar is a lovely place to cool down and relax, read a book, play a board game or enjoy a light snack.

There is a wide choice of facilities available at Vilalara, including four seawater pools and one freshwater, four tennis courts, and a 2600 square meter Thalassotherapy spa with 50 different treatments. Guests are able to relax in the spa with a rejuvenating therapy, or try yoga and tai chi classes to really unwind.

Vilalara Thalassa Resort is now in collaboration with Longevity Medical Spa, to jointly offer a superb new range of health and wellness services. The Longevity Medical Spa at Vilalara features a host of unique treatments pioneered by the award-winning Longevity team in a superb new location. Guests may choose one of Longevity’s more simple wellness programs or one of the more intricately structured detox, fitness, weight loss or anti-ageing programs.


Vilalara has a range of junior suites, suites and apartments, each with private terraces overlooking the gardens, the sea or the pools. All rooms are spacious and comfortable and decorated in cool neutral shades and are equipped with air-conditioning, satellite television and free wireless internet.


Children of all ages are very welcome to come and stay at Vilalara. The Koala Club caters for children aged 3-12 years with indoor and beach activities. There is also a paddling pool, children's menus and a play area to keep the little ones happy.


The resort has two restaurants and the Tonic Lounge Bar located beside the cliff top pool with magnificent sea views. The B&G restaurant offers a menu of reinvented Portuguese cuisine, serving inventive dishes using the freshest local produce. The Terrace Grill serves up fresh seafood and barbecues, with live music in the summer.


In addition to making the most out of the hotel's own facilities, at Vilalara guests have the opportunity to play golf on one of the fantastic courses nearby, or play tennis and take advantage of the professional tennis coaching available. There are also five swimming pools, a sensational Thalossotherapy Spa and a fully-equipped fitness center.

Location & Directions

Algarve, Portugal

Located on Praia das Gaivotas Cliff with private access to the beach, a short drive (1.7km) from Armação de Pêra and a 40-minute (54km) drive to Faro Airport.

When to go

The Algarve has a mild climate with more than 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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