Luxury Albufeira hotels for a sumptuous sun holiday

Break away from your every day at one of our luxury Albufeira hotels.

Stay at a decadent spa hotel and indulge your senses with an aromatherapy massage followed by a dip in a Jacuzzi with Atlantic Ocean views. For a romantic celebration, pick a hotel on the beach and look forward to evenings of fine dining on fresh seafood. Or, bring a group of friends together for a weekend of fun with expertly mixed cocktails and dancing. Known for its warm sands, crystal waters and rocky cliff faces, this area of the Algarve coast is a great spot for a luxurious stay.

A luxury Albufeira hotel overlooking Vilamoura Marina


Your eyes are drawn to the water the moment you step in your room at Tivoli Marina Hotel. Floor-to-ceiling windows give views over the Atlantic ocean or Villamoura Marina, while simple brown and cream toned furnishings bring a calming vibe. Throw open your balcony doors and let the sea air invigorate you.

Trade the view in your room for one from the waterside and book a table at Pepper’s Steakhouse. You can dine by the side of the marina as the sun sinks – a romantic setting for dinner for two. Specialising in steaks, the menu has prime cuts from local farms – try the succulent filet mignon with a full-bodied merlot to match.

At the spa, therapies use natural elements like sand and sea salt from the Algarve. Relax together with the Elixir of Love for Two treatment – a 90-minute massage using chocolate-scented oils. Afterwards, head for a round at the nine-hole Pinhal Golf Course, a 5 minute drive away.

Tivoli Marina Vilamoura

Top rated
9.2 Excellent (6934 reviews)

A holistic spa calls at this luxury Albufeira hotel


Gather the girls and recharge at Hotel Sao Rafael Atlantico. Once you’ve checked in, head straight for the spa, where you can rest in the sauna or dip into the Jacuzzi. Treatments include holistic aromatherapy massages that envelope you in essential oils. Zen found, step out on the warm sands of Sao Rafael beach.

Rooms are peaceful looking out over the sea or the gardens. Wake up, slip on your complimentary robe and sip a freshly brewed Nespresso on your balcony. When you’re ready to start the day, keep the pace slow and sit in the shade of a palm tree by one of the three pools.

Watch dinner being prepped in front of you at the Raw Food Bar show cooking station. Reserving a table is a must if you want to try bites like the California – a refreshing mix of mango, salmon and Japanese mayo.

NAU Sao Rafael Atlantico

8.1 Very good (2876 reviews)

Country meets ocean at this luxury Albufeira hotel


Connect with nature at the Vidamar Resort Hotel. Dive into one of the three saltwater pools or raise the adrenaline with kitesurfing at Salgados beach, steps away. The gardens are home to 1,200 palm trees and plenty of flora, grab a book and take a break amid the greenery.

Minimalist decoration in guest rooms keeps the views of nature the focal point. Pamper yourself with the Herba Logica toiletries before ordering fresh pastries and fruit to have on your balcony. You can even add a bottle of bubbly to make a special occasion pop.

Craving wood-fired pizza or risotto? Book a table on the terrace at the Mamma Mia restaurant, where soft lighting creates a sophisticated mood and the sea air is refreshing. Dishes like risotto served with fresh shrimp give a taste of the sea – pair it with a crisp Portuguese Sauvignon.

VidaMar Resort Hotel Algarve

Top rated
8.5 Excellent (2805 reviews)

Romance and relaxation at aluxury Albufeira resort


Wine and dine with a view at the Moonlight Restaurant at Salgados Palace. With space for just eight diners, the terrace area is an intimate choice for a romantic meal. Look out over Salgados beach while you try Mediterranean fusion dishes like tasty pork belly. For dessert, a sweet such as the chocolate caramel symphony is a sharing treat.

The red cliffs of Falesia Beach are a 28-minute drive away, head here for soft sand and a swimmable coastline. If you’d prefer to stay in the resort, dip into the Turkish bath at the spa. Try a nutritious body wrap to get your skin glowing before a day at Salgados beach, a 15-minute walk away.

Each guest room has soundproofing and heavy curtains to help you sleep easily. In the morning freshen up in your cabin shower and snuggle into your complimentary bathrobe. Help yourself to a freshly brewed Americano from the coffee machine before heading for breakfast.

NAU Salgados Palace

Top rated
8.9 Excellent (1706 reviews)

A luxury Albufeira hotel with a buzzing nightclub

Dance until dawn at Le Club Disco, Grande Real Santa Eulalia Resort. From carnival celebrations to 80s and 90s nights, regular events get you in the mood to party. Watch the stars from the terrace, mojito in hand, before hitting the dance floor.
Carry on the celebrations the following evening with dinner at the Santa Eulalia Restaurant. With the shore of Santa Eulalia steps away from your table, it’s an unforgettable dining experience as fresh fish dishes like tiger prawn and sea bass give you a flavour of the Algarve coastline.
Prepare breakfast in the kitchenette of your private villa – a roomy option if you’re planning a girls’ break. With two pools dedicated to the apartment complex, you can make the most of the Portuguese climate with a morning snooze on a lounger.

Grande Real Santa Eulalia Resort & Hotel Spa

Top rated
8.9 Excellent (6516 reviews)

Cliff-top views at this luxury Albufeira hotel

Look down on to Praia da Falésia beach from your cliff-top location at the Pine Cliffs Hotel. Luxury is the focus of guest rooms with features like hand-painted headboards adding a special finishing touch. The rattan armchairs are the ideal place to sit back and spot birds in the garden or watch the waves hit the shore.
There’s lots of opportunity for catching the sun. Watch it sink into the Atlantic at a sunset yoga session or see it peak while you practise your putting on the nine-hole golf course. Tempted by some action on the water? Get out there on a jet ski or take a wakeboarding lesson.
After a day at the beach, there are 11 restaurants to satisfy your appetite. Share fish dishes like calamari and salmon tapas at the Mare restaurant, which is set right on the beach so you can dip your toes in the Atlantic after dessert.

Pine Cliffs Hotel, a Luxury Collection Resort, Algarve

Top rated
9.2 Excellent (1913 reviews)

Beach dining at a luxury Albufeira hotel

Have dinner out on the dunes at the Purobeach Restaurant when you stay at Anantara Vilamoura. By day, laze on a Bali bed or paddle in the surf, by night dance to a resident DJ or relax over fine dining for two. Dishes like tiger prawn and filet mignon amp up the decadence.
After a late night, hit refresh in the spa with an Al-Gharb treatment. A body scrub, wrap and massage combo, this ritual uses scents like orange and lavender to invigorate and soothe. Choose from one of the four outdoor pools to stretch out by afterwards.
You can always pamper yourself with the Anantara spa toiletries in your room, too. Set the mood with music using the JBL speaker and step under the rainfall shower. Your balcony is a calm viewing point for downtime once you’re done.

Hotel Anantara Vilamoura Algarve Resort

Top rated
9.3 Excellent (5818 reviews)

A romantic spa experience at a luxury Albufeira hotel

Nestled in a pine forest, with Praia da Falesia beach steps away, Epic Sana Hotel is a stunning spot for a romantic break. Couples treatments at the Sayanna Wellness spa give you the chance to disconnect from the mundane and reconnect together. Slip into the Jacuzzi on the pavilion and watch the waves of the Atlantic Ocean.
Snuggle into your bathrobe and brew a coffee with your Nespresso machine in your room, while you catch up on a show with the on-demand TV. Natural wood and green tones reflect the outdoors and big balconies let light flood your space.
Wander down to the warm sands of the beach or splash in the pool before grabbing an afternoon daiquiri at the Open Deck bar. At the Alquimia restaurant, you can try tasty fusion dishes like the Tavira – a smoky mix of octopus and chorizo. Can’t choose from the list of 300 wines? The sommelier is on hand to help.

EPIC SANA Algarve Hotel

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Olhos de Agua
9.7 Excellent (2866 reviews)

A luxury Albufeira resort set on the sands

Go directly from the pool to warm sands at The Lake Spa Resort. One of the three swimming pools has a sandy bottom and shore, giving you beach-like paradise right by your room. Want the real deal? Praia da Falésia is a short 20 minute drive away.
Stay on the water for dinner at the Mare Nostrum Restaurant. Floating on the lake and lit by lanterns, it has a calming vibe that makes for a relaxed evening in good company. Tapas dishes like Portuguese sausage and pork rillettes are great for sharing alongside a bottle of bubbly.
Blue and cream tones bring a nautical feel to guest rooms that look out on to the gardens and lake or the sea. Take a moment in your deep soaking tub – help yourself to something cold from the mini bar – while you let the cool air from the Algarve coast drift in from the balcony.

The Lake Spa Resort

Top rated
8.7 Excellent (27 reviews)

Try duo spa treatments at this luxury Albufeira stay

Indulge with a loved one at Grand Muthu Forte do Vale’s spa. You can be pampered with a Lomi-Lomi massage, while your other half is treated to a facial or pedicure. Top it off with a Jacuzzi session to completely unwind.
Sink into a leather armchair in the Flavors Restaurant. The buffet set-up is casual, while mosaicked columns, polished floors and ornamental lamps bring a bit of grandeur. Pick from Mediterranean dishes like herby fish followed by ice cream and fresh fruit.
Fancy cooking paella? Stay in an apartment and whip up a dish in the kitchen. Your balcony is a cosy spot to eat while you catch the last of the sun. Bedrooms and the living room are fresh and bright with art that brings the outside in, and you can lounge on your sofa with a book and a freshly brewed Americano.

Grand Muthu Forte do Vale

8.3 Very good (1903 reviews)