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Holidays in Vilamoura

A huge marina, long sandy beaches and top-class golf courses have helped put Vilamoura on the holiday map. Nestled between fishing village resorts and the medieval town of Loulé, it was purpose-built for leisure. So you’ll find all sorts to do, lots of places to eat and drink, and a laid-back atmosphere made for relaxing in the Portuguese sunshine. Choose a hotel overlooking the marina and you’ll be right at the heart of it all.

28 °C

July and August are the hottest, driest months.

2 hours 45 minutes

Faro Airport (FAO), also known as Algarve Airport, 25km east of Vilamoura.

Explore the restaurants, shops and bars of Portugal’s biggest marina and try your luck at the casino: book your holiday to Vilamoura with Thomas Cook.

Recommended offers in Vilamoura

Pinhal da Marina

7 Nights, Self Catering
Hotel highlights
  • Set back in peaceful gardens
  • Beach & marina within easy reach
  • Apartments sleeping up to eight

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 460 reviews

Thomas Cook Customer Rating
Based on 1 reviews

What is included ?

  • 15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service
  • Return Transfers

Dom Pedro Vilamoura

7 Nights, All Inclusive
Hotel highlights
  • Set in peaceful, spacious gardens
  • Close to the marina and the beach
  • Rooms refurbished for summer 2017

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 342 reviews

Thomas Cook Customer Rating
Based on 9 reviews

What is included ?

  • 15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service
  • Return Transfers

£1016

Blue & Green The Lake Spa Resort

7 Nights, Bed & Breakfast
Hotel highlights
  • Set in spacious grounds facing the beach
  • Short stroll to Vilamoura's marina
  • Private lake with floating restaurant

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 1429 reviews

What is included ?

  • 20kgs Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service
  • Your Seat Choice*
  • Return Transfers

Tivoli Marina Vilamoura

7 Nights, Half Board
Hotel highlights
  • Beside Vilamoura's marina
  • Direct access to beach
  • Chic modern style

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 5211 reviews

Thomas Cook Customer Rating
Based on 12 reviews

What is included ?

  • 20kgs Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service
  • Return Transfers
  • Your Seat Choice*

£1009

Hotel Vila Galé Marina

7 Nights, Half Board
Hotel highlights
  • Close to the beach
  • Views of the marina
  • Great for golfers

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 1276 reviews

Thomas Cook Customer Rating
Based on 6 reviews

What is included ?

  • 15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service
  • Return Transfers

Hilton Vilamoura As Cascatas Golf Resort & Spa

7 Nights, Bed & Breakfast
Hotel highlights
  • Set in beautiful grounds just outside Vilamoura
  • Luxurious spa facilities
  • Two nearby golf courses

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 2585 reviews

What is included ?

  • 20kgs Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service
  • Your Seat Choice*
  • Return Transfers

Hotel Vila Galé Ampalius

7 Nights, Half Board
Hotel highlights
  • Superb central location
  • On the seafront close to the marina
  • Perfect for golfers

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 1715 reviews

Thomas Cook Customer Rating
Based on 5 reviews

What is included ?

  • 15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service
  • Return Transfers

Pestana Vila Sol

7 Nights, Bed & Breakfast
Hotel highlights
  • In beautiful grounds outside Vilamoura
  • On-site 18-hole championship course
  • Spacious pool with water cascade feature

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 917 reviews

What is included ?

  • 15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service
  • Return Transfers

Luna Olympus Suites

7 Nights, Bed & Breakfast
Hotel highlights
  • The wonderful Luna Olympus Suites Hotel is a charismatic four-star venue that is situated in the bustling holiday resort of Vilamoura and is perfec...
  • FACILITIES:
  • Guests at the Luna Olympus Suites Hotel can take a refreshing dip in the outdoor swimming pool, have a game of tennis at the on-site floodlit tenni...

What is included ?

  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort Service

Vilamoura Garden Hotel

7 Nights, Bed & Breakfast
Hotel highlights
  • Located in the heart of the Algarve and surrounded by exceptional golf courses and sandy beaches, the Vilamoura Garden hotel offers discerning gues...
  • Local tips: Historical heritage sites and monuments; Ria Formosa Nature Park
  • FACILITIES:

What is included ?

  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort Service

Vilamoura Marina is a hub of activity day and night. There are cosmopolitan bars, restaurants and shops, posh yachts and bustling people to watch, and a dynamic night scene. Chill out with some live jazz, or spend the evening amongst the glamorous attractions of the casino. As well as the games, it hosts a programme of glitzy entertainment and a nightclub. After a big night out, spend the day unwinding with your feet in the sand or play a leisurely round of golf. If that’s not quite your thing, there are all kinds of other things to do in Vilamoura, from horse riding and sailing to visiting Roman ruins.

It’s very easy to find both the main beaches, two of the most popular places to go in Vilamoura. Only a few steps from the marina, the golden expanse of Praia de Vilamoura (aka Praia da Marina) is perfect for sunbathing, games and watersports. Follow it to its very end and you’ll reach the sandy beach at Quarteira, a traditional fishing village turned holiday resort. In the other direction, sandy Praia da Falésia is framed by ochre-hued cliffs, making it a picturesque place to unwind. It’s the first in a chain of beaches leading to the pretty little resort of Olhos de Água, which is 10km away by road.

You don’t have to stick close to Vilamoura Marina to have a memorable holiday. Get a glimpse of life in a Roman villa at the Cerro do Vila Archaeological Centre and Museum. Explore Loulé’s winding medieval streets in search of the old castle walls hidden amongst the houses. Get a different view of the Algarve with a hike through the nature reserve around Fonte Benemola spring, around 25km from Vilamoura. Or, if you’re looking for more exciting things for kids to do in Vilamoura, tackle the water rollercoaster, wave pool and waterslides at the AquaShow Family Fun Park.

Don’t forget to pack your clubs – golf is top of the many activities in Vilamoura. Common hazards on the five courses include towering palm trees, sparkling waterways and wildlife-filled lakes. The oldest, Oceânico Old Course, is famed for its parkland design, while you’ll be challenged by the narrow fairways at the Oceânico Millennium Golf Course. Take your swing a little less seriously at Family Golf Park. Its two mini-golf courses are themed on the Cerro da Vila Roman ruins next door. You could also explore the coast on a boat trip, perhaps into the cool caves in the cliffs or to a secluded beach for a barbecue.

Recommended offers in Vilamoura

Luna Olympus Suites

7 Nights, Bed & Breakfast
Hotel highlights
  • The wonderful Luna Olympus Suites Hotel is a charismatic four-star venue that is situated in the bustling holiday resort of Vilamoura and is perfec...
  • FACILITIES:
  • Guests at the Luna Olympus Suites Hotel can take a refreshing dip in the outdoor swimming pool, have a game of tennis at the on-site floodlit tenni...

What is included ?

  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort Service

Vilamoura Garden Hotel

7 Nights, Bed & Breakfast
Hotel highlights
  • Located in the heart of the Algarve and surrounded by exceptional golf courses and sandy beaches, the Vilamoura Garden hotel offers discerning gues...
  • Local tips: Historical heritage sites and monuments; Ria Formosa Nature Park
  • FACILITIES:

What is included ?

  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort Service

VILAMOURA IS BEST FOR...

Families: Explore caves and spot dolphins on a boat trip. See who’s best at mini-golf. And play on golden beaches.

Golfers: There’s an array of testing courses all around Vilamoura. It’s one of the Algarve’s top destinations for golfing holidays.

Social butterflies: Play the tables at the casino, catch a concert or magic show, then dance until the early hours.


FAST FACTS

Language: The language spoken in Vilamoura is Portuguese

Currency: The currency used in Vilamoura is the euro (€)

Local time: Vilamoura is in the same time zone as GMT/UK time

Fly to: Faro Airport (FAO), also known as Algarve Airport, 25km east of Vilamoura.

Flight time from UK: Approximately 2 hours 45 minutes

Tourist Information: Further Vilamoura tourist information can be found at www.visitportugal.com

Visa & Health: Before you travel, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/portugal for recommendations and advice on visas and health for your holiday to Vilamoura.


WEATHER AND CLIMATE

Temperature: Average highs of 28 in peak summer, down to 16 in December-February (°C).

Best time to visit: July and August are the hottest, driest months.

The glorious summer weather in Vilamoura brings hot sunshine, warm seas and long sunbathing days from May to September. April, October and November are warm and sunny too, but with a little more rainfall, while December to March tends to be cooler (especially in the evenings) and wetter.


GETTING AROUND

On foot: Most of Vilamoura’s attractions and entertainment are on or near the marina so you won’t need to rely on public transport, and you could also walk to neighbouring Quarteira (about 4km).

By tourist train: A handy way to get between town and the Family Golf Park, or to Quarteira and Praia da Falésia beach.

By coach or rail: There’s a great network of services around the Algarve if you want to explore further afield. The nearest railway stations are at Boliqueime and Loulé (11km and 17km away), while EVA and Rede Expressos are the companies to book coach travel with.


EVENTS

Colourful festivities: Join Carnival in the run-up to Shrove Tuesday (February/March). It’s celebrated across the Algarve but the nearby town of Loulé is particularly famous for its exuberant parade and flower fights.

Surf and turf: Come to Vilamoura in February to feel the buzz around the Algarve International Sailing Tournament, or in December for the Vilamoura Grand Golf Trophy. Showjumping competitions are also big news here.

Celebrate summer: June brings a multicultural rainbow of food, music, art and theatre to Loulé’s winding streets for Festival Med.

Jazz festivals: If you’re here in July, head over to Loulé’s International Jazz Festival, one of several around the jazz-loving Algarve.


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