This is a lovely resort, carefully sculpted to complement the cliff top environment, gardens well tended, skilfully located apartments in a quiet region about 3 miles west of busy Albufeira. The restaurant is very pleasing and the food is very good. There is a large rectangular pool, good for exercise and play. The weekly garden buffet which provides a good opportunity for guests to meet. It is important to understand that this is a Hapimag resort and not a public hotel. The Hapimag ethos prevails. Most of the guests come from Germany, Holland and Italy. There are not many Brits (just the well informed and fortunate few who have bought Hapimag shares and benefit from access to their many lovely resorts around Europe, Florida and S.Africa).The apartments are spacious, comfortable and functional with generous verandahs. There are several lovely cove beaches within a 10 minute walk and a 3km sandy beach (Gali) within a 5 minute drive. Caution is required when swimming as there are submerged rocks in this area and water shoes are recommended. There are several very good golf courses within a 10 mile drive. There are several excellent restaurants nearby. This is a great place for a restful holiday in a great climate with plenty of organised activity if you want it. I think one or two of the staff came a little below expectation and could benefit from more hospitality training but it is a minor point and generally the staff were always courteous and helpful. Take the opportunity to drive an hour or so to the unspoiled west to watch the surfers, eat Tiger prawns and drink beer at Sagres. The beach at Castelejo on the west cost is also lovely.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Albufeira is the place for a carefree time shared with the whole family. The resort is situated in a nature conversation area with access to several secluded bathing bays. Play golf on the wonderful Algarve, fell the wind in your hair while sailing and swim in the peace of secluded bays. Cool off in the open-air pool, enjoy the view over a drink in the "Vista Mar" bar or explore the surrounding area bye mountain bike. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hapimag Resort Albufeira Portugal - Algarve