The Algarve, in southern Portugal, is a destination for leisure and truly memorable holidays: from East to West you will find beaches of golden sand, the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean, outstanding hospitality and some of the best golf courses in the world.
Synonymous with golf, the Algarve has an extraordinary collection of world-class championship courses and amazing resorts strung along the Mediterranean coastline.
Faro, which is easily accessible from almost anywhere airport in the UK, is the starting point for your Algarve golf holiday, and is less than an hour from just about all of the major golfing attractions of region.
In our opinion, one of the best ways to make the most of a golf holiday in the Algarve is by choosing your accommodation wisely. So to help you decide we thought it would be a good idea to introduce you to one of our favourite hotel chains, Tivoli – a name synonymous with golf.
Tivoli knows a thing or two about good accommodation for golfers – and so they should, given that they manage around 2,975 rooms in the four and five star category across the world. So, let’s take a look at Tivoli’s offering in the Algarve…
Nestled in the heart of Lagos, one of the most picturesque towns on the Western Algarve, is the Tivoli Lagos – a first-rate 4* hotel which sets out to offer an authentic Portuguese experience.
The traditional building, which was designed by Maria José Salavisa and painted in contrasting colours of white and blue (typical of the region), is home to a total of 324 rooms and suites – take your pick from the Classic Rooms or even the luxurious Junior Suites.
Tivoli Lagos offers a free shuttle to and from the Duna Beach Club which provides fun and entertainment for adults and kids alike. The resort is also within easy walking distance of the many attractions of Lagos, including bars and restaurants, and is just a few kilometres from some of the best golf courses in the Algarve.
Located in the charming seaside town of Carvoeiro, Western Algarve, the Tivoli Carvoeiro occupies an envious position on the cliff top overlooking stunning Vale Covo. This 4* establishment offers a terrific selection of bars and restaurants, meaning that it’s able to cater for even the most demanding of palates.
All of the 293 magnificent guest rooms and suites are able to boast individual air-conditioning, satellite television, radio, direct dial telephone, mini-bar and personal safe.
If you are in need of a top-quality hotel with easy access to the beach, restaurants, bars and a great selection of golf courses, then there are few better options that the Tivoli Carvoeiro.
Again, located in the western region of the Algarve, the Tivoli Portimao offers straightforward access to some of the most popular golf courses in the Algarve.
The hotel, which was formerly known as the Marina Portimao, is a 4* establishment just a stone’s throw from the soft sandy beaches of Praia da Rocha and many of the region’s most remarkable golf courses – including Alamos Golf Club and Morgado do Reguengo.
The 196 bedrooms at the hotel have facilities which include: air-conditioning, bathroom, satellite TV, direct dial telephone, internet access, safe, kitchenette and either a balcony or terrace. Great value Portuguese golf holidays don’t come much better than the Tivoli Portimao.
Situated in Vilamoura, the Tivoli Victoria oozes pure sophistication – from the luxury rooms to the stunning panoramic views out over the manicured fairways of the Oceanico Victoria Golf Course, designed by the Arnold “The King” Palmer, the setting for this 5* resort make for a seriously memorable golf holiday in the Algarve.
The hotel boasts a total of 280 guestrooms and suites, all of which are decorated and furnished to the highest of standards and boast some of the latest audio-visual technology around.
As well as the comfortable accommodation, there are also two restaurants, three bars, swimming pools and a Bayan Tree Spa. 5* golf experiences rarely get better than this.
3 Nights, B&B, 2 Rounds (1x Oceanico Laguna, Course, 1x Oceanico Pinhal Course) – £189
7 Nights, B&B, 4 Rounds (1x Oceanico Laguna Course, 1x Oceanico Pinhal Course, 1x Oceanico Old Course, 1x Oceanico Victoria Course) – £379
Located adjacent to the glamorous Tivoli Victoria and just a five minute drive from the heart of Vilamoura, in central Algarve, The Tivoli Residences at Victoria are one of the newest and best residential projects in the area.
If you’re looking for great self-catered accommodation, right in the heart of the Algarve, then the Residences at Victoria is the option to go for.
Included at the accommodation complex are 145 two or three bedroom apartments which combine home-from-home comforts with outstanding hotel service. The complex also includes 3 swimming pools, gym, playground, 2 pool bars and 24 hour reception service – so there’s plenty to keep you occupied away from the fairways.
In addition to the facilities at The Residences, guests also have full access to the facilities and top-class service at Tivoli Victoria and Tivoli Marina Vilamoura, as well as being able to benefit from the complementary shuttle golf shuttle service from Tivoli Hotel.
With views out over either the marina or the ocean from each of the 383 guestrooms, the Tivoli Marina is one of the most remarkable places to stay for any golf holiday in Portugal.
The 5* venue has two outdoor swimming pools, an indoor swimming pool and a health club which houses a sauna, Jacuzzi, steam room, solarium, Turkish bath and fully equipped gymnasium.
In the gardens of the Tivoli Marina Vilamoura, guests can even treat themselves at the Angsana Spa by choosing from a wide range of invigorating treatments. Or if you’d prefer to go out and explore the lively social and nightlife of Vilamoura, why not head to the town’s many restaurants and bars or even the 24-hour casino.