Pine Cliffs Luxury Resort, Algarve
This family-friendly spot is perfect for those on a mission to relax on the Algarve’s picturesque southern coast.
Just 30 minutes from Faro airport, the cliffside escape is nestled between the coastal city Albufeira – a former fishing village with a vibrant old town – and Quarteira. Combining modern style with authentic Portuguese touches, visitors ambling through the expansive 72-hectare grounds will stumble across white-washed villas and hidden courtyard fountains decorated with hand-painted tiles and murals by local artisans.
A sleek elevator brings you from the cool shade of the resort’s namesake pine trees to the white sands of Algarve’s famed Falésia Beach, while those who prefer pool-side comforts have eight to choose from. Golfers can enjoy a nine-hole scenic cliff-top course, whilst the 1,100 metre Serenity Spa offers everything from CBD massages to body wraps made from the powder of the island’s fragrant carob fruits.
Flower-enveloped four bedroom villas and self-catering apartments with cloud-like beds and free-standing baths form part of the array of contemporary accommodation on offer, while the resort offers the largest kids club in the region. Food lovers have their pick of 12 different restaurants and bars, the most impressive being the highly Instagrammable cliff-top Champagne Mirador bar, where trees decorated with magnums of fizz frame the stunning views of the Atlantic ocean.