Quinta da Floresta – Santo Antonio Villas, Golf & Spa
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Quinta da Floresta – Santo Antonio Villas, Golf & Spa

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This magical part of the Algarve is steeped in history, culture and astounding beauty. Commanding breathtaking scenery, it is the perfect place to escape and enjoy a richly deserved holiday in the sun, far away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Vigia Resorts enjoy a marvelous location between Lagos and Sagres, and one step away from Natural Park of Costa Vicentina. As the western Algarve’s leading luxury resort developer, Vigia Resorts recognise that choosing a holiday is a very personal thing. All of Vigia’s resorts are situated in enviable locations. Overlooking a secluded golden beach, lapped by turquoise seas; a traditional Portuguese fishing villages; manicured golf course with acres of unspoilt countryside. Accommodation comprises villas with private swimming pools and linked villas that are impeccably furnished, each containing everything you could possibly require during your stay with us. Situated in the western Algarve, Vigia’s spectacular flagship resort, Parque da Floresta, has leisure facilities including the magnificent 18 hole – par 71 golf course with its own clubhouse, Academy and driving range; a superb SPA; tennis courts, lawn bowls, kids clubs, football academy and numerous restaurants.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Wifi
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Golf course
Babysitting
Paid wifi
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Hiking
Tennis court
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Car hire
Business Centre with Internet Access
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Washing machine
Room features
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Kitchenette
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Iron
Dishwasher
Microwave
Refrigerator
Kitchenware
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Modern
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
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LadyBKent_UK wrote a review Nov 2003
Kent, UK31 contributions30 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent 2 weeks here in July/ August 2003. The villa we rented was certainly one of the best quality villas we have stayed in.Beautifully equipped and presented. The first 4 days were very,very windy, the area is known for winds - the parque has a wind farm nearby.When it did drop it was great, the golf course is challenging but interesting. The tennis for kids is fun, but having 2 teenagers with us - they found it a bit quiet .The winds returned and it was almost impossible to sit outside! There are numerous restaurants in the area and i can honestly say every meal we had was execellent. There are some lovely unspoilt beaches along this part of the coast. We shall certainly return.
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highet wrote a review Nov 2003
Newport-on-Tay, United Kingdom24 contributions35 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
stayed in a villa (Dreams) here in early october - standards very high - lovely views/pool/facilities - didn't use the golf course but looked of high standard - lovely beaches close by - ate at several excellent restuarants recommended by reception staff who were super - had stayed at quinta de lago the week before and standards etc here were just as good and considerably cheaper - helped that we booked villa direct with owner via web as this was much cheaper than booking via uk agency - all in all to be highly recommended
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SEM_FamilyofFour wrote a review Aug 2013
Guildford, United Kingdom13 contributions24 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Have just returned from a lovely holiday in Villa 59 in the main Phase I/II part of the resort, booked through Owners Direct. This a 3 bed property with lower level bedrooms and spacious lounge / dining area with comparatively large pool and views across to the sea. Kitchen is a little small but well equipped. After about 6 visits to PdF we can confirm that, contrary to one reviewers comments, the villas are not at all the same - designs and furnishings vary considerably and some of the older properties have been refurbished.

We understand the original developers are in liquidation but new owners are clearly starting to invest in the golf course and communal areas. The course was in much better condition this year and the main spa pool has a complete set of new loungers/umbrellas.

Charges have been reintroduced for villa occupants who choose to use the communal (10 euros per day) but it remains free to those in the town houses for whom it was built, so it's not so crowded. The Spike Bar has been refurbished and extended to include sofas, pool table etc, and continues to be a popular meeting spot the teenagers to socialise jn the evenings. We had take-away pizzas from the Italian by the main entrance a couple of times and they were excellent.

The western Algarve benefits from a wonderful combination of high temperatures and decent sea breezes, especially in the evenings - admittedly the wind can get a bit much on the resort sometimes, especially if you're in one of the highest, exposed properties - but many have some shelter, especially in the BBQ areas, and you still rarely need more than a light cardigan out and about jn the evenings.
We love this area and, contrary to some reviewers, we always find lots to do - albeit that a car is essential. On the resort itself, attendance at the kids clubs varies, but the tennis courts are always popular and the kids football sessions. There's a bowls club on site, with really welcoming owners, where you can get an excellent English breakfast, coffee, sandwich lunch, or try your hand at the game. They also hold a weekly quiz evening, which is great fun. Kids and adults can try out scuba diving in the main pool with an excellent local coach (Cris) who visits on Wednesdays, and then go on to learn properly in the sea if they wish.
Even without going further than Lagos (20 mins east) and Sagres (20 mins west), you can go blokarting, learn to surf, water ski, hire cycles or take a jeep ride out into the countryside. There are loads of excellent restaurants of various types in the surrounding villages and by the sea, various beaches - either little quiet ones or slightly higher ones with pedaloes and donut rides - boat trips from Lagos and Sagres to fish (mackerel or deep sea), see dolphins, view the grottoes. or go on a sailing boat.

If you're happy to drove a little further good days out include: a trip into the mountains for fantastic views and lunch at the spa town of Monchique; Zoo Marine or one of the water parks with the children; the new Autodrome where children and adults can go carting; the surf beaches up the west coast; or the waterside at one of other coastal towns. All about 45mins / 1 hr away.
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Date of stay: July 2013
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Rent from one of the sites where you get photos of the precise villa you're getting or direct...
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Noella C wrote a review Jul 2004
Ireland1 contribution11 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Spent a week here in June 2004, The Parque is situated in the Hills and therefore benefits from a beautiful sea breeze which is needed to cool you down. The SPA is excellent, golf Course, restaurants and bars likewise. The Staff are courtious and very friendly and made us very welcome. Facilities were second to none and we will be going back.
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Chris L-J wrote a review Jul 2014
Newtown, United Kingdom214 contributions59 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent a week on this resort in a private Villa by James Villa's. We saved over £800 each by booking the week before.
The Villa's are at different elevations so you have privacy. We had a 4 bedroom 4 bathroom Villa, Massive for two people but it was absolutely stunning.
There are three bedrooms on the ground floor with each one having a bathroom. The master bedroom had a double bed, Plenty of storage and the bathroom contained a sink,Bath,Shower,Bidet and toilet.The other two bedrooms contained two single beds in each, Plenty of storage and the bathrooms contained a sink,Shower and toilet each. Each of these bedrooms have patio doors out to the private pool.
On the first floor you have the forth bedroom which has two single beds and a bathroom containing a sink, Rain shower and toilet. This bedroom has patio doors out to the balcony which over looks the pool area. Also on the first floor you have a kitchen which has everything you need inc a fridge, Freezer,Double sink, Oven, 4 hobs,Microwave, Dish washer and washing machine. Then there is the utility room with a toilet,Sink and tumble dryer.
The rest of the first floor is the living room and dining room all in one. There is enough room for 8 people to sit at the dining table. There is also a patio door that goes out to another balcony that has a table and bench (Fab for watching the sunset) The living room is very spacious with a big window overlooking The Algarve hills and ocean. There are two sofas, Two coffee tables, Widescreen T.V. and a fireplace.
The outside has a big drive that could fir about 5 cars, a big heated private swimming pool (We didn't pay the extra for it to be turned on but it was very warm anyway) with 8 sun loungers, a built in BBQ with sink by the pool and a pool shower.Around the Villa grounds are trees, Flowers, Bushes and another table and bench.
I would recommend this Villa to anyone that wants to get away for some peace in a gorgeous surrounding. I can't help with any other part of the resort as we just used the Villa but if anyone has any questions just send me a message
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Date of stay: July 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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McB1991 wrote a review Nov 2005
Isle of Man, United Kingdom32 contributions56 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were fortunate to spend two weeks with our children in August 2005 and we all had a fantastic time. Breakfast was first class and more often than not we sat on the terrace overlooking the manicured golf course. Everything was so, so clean and when you are travelling with young children this is paramount. The maid service was the best we have experienced - our villa was so clean and the bed linen and towels were changed each day. You are provided with bathing towels for the beds at the poolside and there is an abundance of sun beds so you dont have to get up at the crack of dawn to reserve one! There is a fierce wind which we have never experienced in Portugal before. A car is essential and we clocked up many miles touring up and down the new road (A22). Restaurants were all first class and really catered for families. We will return in April to this fantastic resort.
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SEAWAVES1 wrote a review Aug 2005
Ennis , Ireland27 contributions32 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Spent family holiday here in June 05. Good accomodation to high standards, good choice of restaurants , sporting facilities, kids pools and playground, Excellent location from which to explore in my opinion the most beautiful area of the algarve which as yet is relatively unspoilt by development. Not suitable location for late night revellers.Car hire is essential.Would highly recommend for family holiday
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christyanne wrote a review Jul 2006
Wrexham UK2 contributions13 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We can thoroughly recommend Parque da Floresta for a relaxing holiday. The villas are out of this world, as is the resort. There is no need to leave the resort as everything that you could possibly want is there on site--even an Italian take away! However it would be a shame not to see some other parts of the Algarve whilst you are there. Going in October was a dream--the weather was fantastic and the beaches empty. The Portugese people go out of their way to help you and they are very friendly. We are already looking forward to our next visit.
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Date of stay: October 2005
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Tregony wrote a review Jun 2006
London77 contributions54 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Recently spent 2 weeks there and will definitely go back. We have a 2yr old and the pool for kids is worth the trip, parents can safely sit back and let the little ones plod around at leisure as you are only ever 5 seconds away from them in the 2 1/2 ft at deepest pool. The beach style pool even enables the youngest babies to dip their toes although the adults pool (slighly heated to take the edge off) is one of the best I've seen too. Soft floored kiddie play area, with swings and frames etc, is a plus also and is gated so again parents can relax a bit (not sure that dark green was best colour for it though as it does get quite hot)!
The resort is out of the way being as far west as you can go on the Algarve really, this suited us though as it's not as touristy and tacky as some over developed areas. Short drive to Salema provides some off site relief with a lovely kid friendly restaurant perched overlooking the sea (Atlantico Restaurant, Salema Beach). We also found some small coves/bays just a 5 minute drive from the resort that were beautiful and not crowded at all.
Parque da Floresta itself is great, lovely gardens and kept immaculately clean, staff more than helpful, Jimmy who runs the Spike Bar and restaurant was great and all the staff are so kid friendly. 3 restaurants and breakfast buffet is all a very good standard & the golf course is stunning and very well tended (if a tad expensive without discounted rates). You have to play it for the 5th hole (short Par3) alone.
All in all a great stay that even the 5 days of rain (worst run for 15yrs!) couldn't really tarnish.
Reccomended.
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Chris-Lesley wrote a review Oct 2014
South Shields, United Kingdom238 contributions76 helpful votes
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3.0 of 5 bubbles
Recently returned from a two week stay at villa 135. The villa is situated within the phase 3 development at the top of the hill. The villa was large and comfortable for our party of 8, with ample room to feel unrestricted. The villa was booked through James Villas and although we have stayed at a number of James Villas rentals around Europe, this one was a little under par to what we have previously experienced.

The villa was clean and tidy, but was needing some tender love and care in a number of areas with the like of the main patio door that would lock properly and paint falling off in places. The villa is also advertised as having Sky satellite tv, if call half a dozen channels Sky tv then yes it has Sky tv..

The pool is very large and with the extra option of pool heating, it was great and we all enjoyed many hour swimming and splashing about. The pool like the villa could also do you a little loving, although clean a number of tiles were missing and pool lights didn't work which was a shame especially on an evening whilst sitting out.

During our stay we had a issue with the pool heating/pumping system and the response received when this was report was first class, with someone on site within an hour to sort it out.

On the resort you are pretty limited with a small club house bar (spikes) and restaurant and a little Italian at the entrance to the resort. The location of the villa makes it a bit of a challenge for the less abled due to the hills and banks needed to negotiate to reach the facilities on site.

We did visit the driving range on a few occasions which was fine and the club house reception are more than happy to loan you some clubs to hit a few balls.

Around the area and within a short drive you will find a great little indian restaurant (the curry house) which we visited a number of time for take away and there is also a super market that is well equipped with all that you need.

The villa/resort is within a good location to explore the surrounds resorts and areas.

Over all we all had a very enjoyable stay in Burdens and villa 135.
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Date of stay: September 2014Trip type: Travelled with family
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kath p asked a question Aug 2017
Peak District National Park, United Kingdom5 contributions2 helpful votes
What price is a taxi to salema just debating wether we need a car hire or is it a long walkout salema? Thanks Kathleen
Answer from Darrell K
Leicester, United Kingdom66 contributions46 helpful votes
I don't know how much it is but it is not a easy walk. I would recommend a hire car as even over to the clubhouse, supermarket and reception is a good walk in the heat.
Answer from cuzfamily
Rotterdam, The Netherlands1 contribution4 helpful votes
Hi, i live on the resort, and there are no shops here. It is a twenty minute walk to tge nearest village, Budens, where you will find Intermarche, a large supermarket. There are quite a few taxis that you can call, and a bus sevice near budens which will take you into Lagos. They are really good, but you might find it easier to rent a car, the resort is a little isolated. I hope this does not put you off in any way, as it is wonderful here.
Answer from cuzfamily
Rotterdam, The Netherlands1 contribution4 helpful votes
Hi, i think if you are staying here it is free. Pop into reception and they will give you a armband, Not too sure about how many pools, there are two large ones near the spa, one for children.
SEM_FamilyofFour wrote a tip Aug 2013
Guildford, United Kingdom13 contributions24 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Rent from one of the sites where you get photos of the precise villa you're getting or direct from owners. Don't rent from the management company as they share the rentals around and won't tell you in advance: you may not get the best property/location. Exchange e-mails with the owners for extra information, eg. precise location of villa, exposure to wind etc. and use satellite view in google maps."
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UkATraveller wrote a tip Jun 2013
UK32 contributions40 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Go for villas with pool in phases 1-3, best kept areas at moment"
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RinaBina wrote a tip Jun 2013
Colchester, United Kingdom174 contributions84 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"All villas are the same but I would check which way some face. 151 is towards the coast and gets the sun all day."
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coyotes_uk wrote a tip May 2013
Biest-Houtakker, The Netherlands258 contributions61 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"We did not pay for pool heating but, given the time of year, we probably should have! We booked through James Villas and heating was an extra £250 or so."
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William M wrote a tip Apr 2013
Haywards Heath, United Kingdom32 contributions29 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Check google maps satellite to make sure you have a good view and not next door to an unfinished villa"
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PRICE RANGE
£136 - £241 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
parque da floresta golf & leisure hotel vila do bispo, parque da floresta golf and leisure resort
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Parque da Floresta Golf & Leisure Resort
LOCATION
PortugalAlgarveFaro DistrictBudens
NUMBER OF ROOMS
3
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Which popular attractions are close to Quinta da Floresta – Santo Antonio Villas, Golf & Spa?
Nearby attractions include Salema Beach (1.5 miles), Burgau Beach (3.3 miles), and Praia do Zavial (3.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Quinta da Floresta – Santo Antonio Villas, Golf & Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Quinta da Floresta – Santo Antonio Villas, Golf & Spa?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Quinta da Floresta – Santo Antonio Villas, Golf & Spa?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Quinta da Floresta – Santo Antonio Villas, Golf & Spa?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Quinta da Floresta – Santo Antonio Villas, Golf & Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Marigil Restaurante, Em Lume Brando, and Água na Boca.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Quinta da Floresta – Santo Antonio Villas, Golf & Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Is Quinta da Floresta – Santo Antonio Villas, Golf & Spa located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.03 miles away from the centre of Budens.
Are any cleaning services offered at Quinta da Floresta – Santo Antonio Villas, Golf & Spa?
Yes, laundry service and a washing machine are offered to guests.
Does Quinta da Floresta – Santo Antonio Villas, Golf & Spa offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Quinta da Floresta – Santo Antonio Villas, Golf & Spa?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese.
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