Fazenda Nova is a chic, boutique renovated farmhouse close to Tavira in the undiscovered eastern corner of the Algarve. Surrounded by olive groves, orchards and organic herb and veggie gardens, the hotel provides a secluded and peaceful escape.
With just 15 rooms, this is a true boutique property where guests are made to feel at home the minute they arrive
There is a blackboard which is updated daily with inspiration for places to explore, nearby food and restaurant recommendations
The large salt-water pool is surrounded by a home-made beach with cabanas and sand
The Fazenda boasts its own vinyl library where music buffs can listen to classics to their heart's content
Nestled in the heart of the untouched eastern Algarve, Fazenda Nova is a beautifully restored 19th Century farmhouse with a contemporary twist. With just 15 rooms, the property provides an exclusive and secluded retreat for those looking to get off the beaten track on Portugal's infamous south coast.
Each of the fifteen rooms and suites offer expansive and comfortable accommodation with a fresh and contemporary feel. Each of the garden suites provide guests a pretty little private sun trap and the top suite an expansive courtyard terrace complete with outdoor rainforest shower and jacuzzi.
The hotel has a small restaurant serving modernised Portuguese classics, making the most of the hotels expansive herb and vegetable garden and the areas abundance of freshly caught seafood. Lunch and dinner are served daily except for Saturday night, when guests are actively encouraged to make the most of the area's local restaurants, with the owners updating their recommendations blackboard on a daily basis.
There is a lovely salt-water heated swimming pool in the grounds along with the Fazenda Nova "beach", a sand-filled sun trap complete with luxurious cabanas. Guests can take a walk in the expansive grounds of the property and amongst olive trees and herb gardens.
The eastern corner of the Algarve is perfect for those looking to get off-the-beaten-track and gain a taste of the real Portugal. The nearby towns of Tavira and Olhao are packed with pretty Moorish style houses, markets and authentic bars and restaurants, a far cry from the towns of the central Algarve. There are plenty of beaches within easy reach of Fazenda Nova. For a truly special experience, catch a ferry from Tavira to Ilha de Tavira, a 14km stretch of glorious white sandy beach, likened by many to those of the Caribbean.
When to visit
Fazenda Nova is near the charming village of Tavira in the unspoilt Eastern Algarve. There are several beautiful, untouched beaches on the islands nearby and pretty fishing villages such as Olhão within easy reach.
Faro Airport is a 3-hour flight from London. Fazenda Nova is just a 20-minute drive from the airport.
Algarve cooking class
Discover the flavours of the Algarve and its local specialities as you learn how to create a traditional dish from the region in a private cooking class.
Explore the western Algarve
Spend a day exploring the western Algarve, home to picturesque towns and pristine beaches dotted along the rugged coastline. Learn about the Algarve’s history in Lagos and Sagres, and admire some of the region’s most beautiful scenery.
Hiking in the Algarve
Explore the southwestern coast of the Algarve, hiking with your private guide from Salema to Ingrina. Admire the beautiful sea views and the impressive coastline as you discover the South West Alentejo and Vicentine Coast Natural Park.
Private cruise in the Algarve
Discover the beauty of the Algarve from the water, on board your own private boat. This stretch of coasts boasts a selection of stunning beaches and impressive caves which are just waiting to be explored.