The resort of Vale do Lobo is, without doubt, one of the Algarve’s most popular destinations. All in all, luxurious and fun, with miles of beach to enjoy, fabulous golf courses, outstanding restaurants, and also amazing holiday homes. The resort is a favourite with celebrities and is also the top choice for stylish holidays with family and friends. Above all the resort is home to some of the most prestigious and beautiful properties in the Algarve. Also, the resort is ocean-facing and washed by the clear waters of the Atlantic.
Vale do Lobo beach is miles of fine golden sand, also backed by ochre cliffs, topped with umbrella pines – typically Algarve. The Praça (square, in Portuguese) is the central hub of the resort and is also located right by the beach, offering a great range of restaurants, bars, and also live entertainment.
From morning to night, the Praça is where you can relax, and above all spend time with friends & family. In addition, enjoy fabulous food and sip cocktails at sunset as day moves to night. All in all, most of the holiday homes we offer are within walking distance of the Praça and also the beach, making for very easy holidays.
Throughout the summer there is also live entertainment on a daily basis. Also, the team at Algarve Villa Selection has spent some fabulous afternoons and evenings there. You also have the beach bar too which is perfect for a cold drink in between enjoying a lazy beach day. Therefore, we have teamed up with the 7 venues at the Praça so all our guests can enjoy the best tables and also have a fabulous sunset view. In addition, the restaurants and bars at the Praça are all of a high standard and there is something for everyone. There is Monty’s, Amore, Sandbanks, The Deck, The Beach Bar, The Roof, and also La Creperie.
For more information on the venues at the Praça please ask one of the team at Algarve Villa Selection. As regular visitors do ask the team for their favourites and also for advice on the venues. Links to the venues are shown below.
Please click on the restaurant and venue name for more information. One of our favourite restaurants at The Praça is Sandbanks overlooking the ocean and also the Vale do Lobo beach. The Roof (Cocktail lounge) is also part of Sandbanks and is a welcome new addition. Above all, they are all fabulous. Monty’s – a family venue with great food, great drinks, live music, and also kid’s entertainment. Amore – Also located in the centre of The Praça with homemade pizza & pasta for a lovely family dinner. The Deck – A modern and stylish cocktail lounge bar under the stars. The Beach Bar – Perfect for a cool drink whilst soaking up the sun on the beach. La Creperie – Yummy Ice cream, crepes, smoothies, and also drinks!
In addition, the resort is also known for its excellent sports facilities, particularly the golf courses. The 16th hole of the Royal course, spanning oceanside cliffs, is also one of the most photographed golf holes in the world. There is also a tennis centre, padel
courts and a wide range of fitness and wellness
activities available at the resort, as well as lovely paths and walkways to explore.
Within the resort, there is an amazing choice of holiday accommodation from spectacular, modern villas, to more traditional designs, townhouses, and also apartments, many with golf views and sea views. All in all, being one of Europe’s leading destinations, Vale do Lobo brings together all the elements that make up a perfect holiday.
There are lots of other activities and facilities close by for all the family too!
Founded in 1962 by Trusthouse Forte plc and also Costain plc, both well-known multi-national companies, Vale do Lobo was the first development in the Algarve. In addition, the Dona Filipa Hotel and also the first golf course were there before Faro International Airport was opened.
Sander van Gelder, a Dutch entrepreneur, discovered Vale do Lobo during a holiday in the 1970s. He visioned its potential and also decided to buy the resort, and after that, chose to move there in 1977. In addition, currently, the resort has transformed into a 450-hectare self-contained community with fantastic facilities and services in its unique location.
However, in 2006, the resort was sold to a group of Portuguese and international investors, including the largest national bank Caixa Geral de Depósitos. The successful Portuguese businessman Diogo Gaspar Ferreira also took over as the Chief Executive. As a result, the sale marked the beginning of an exciting era and in 2007 the resort had a huge facelift. Similarly, this led to a number of significant improvements, developments, and also plans for international expansion. Above all, the most significant being the initiation of a €500 million investment program, therefore, leading to the development of three prime areas in the resort: Vale de Santo António, Oceano Clube (Vale do Lobo II), and also Vale Real (Vale do Lobo III).
At the beginning of 2008, the resort rebranded and as a result, was renamed Vale do Lobo Algarve. Consequently, the resort integrated under the umbrella of a new brand of Vale do Lobo Resorts, the first move towards future international expansion.
In addition, a brand new entrance was constructed to symbolize the corporate goals and modern corporate identity to replace the old resort logo.
In conclusion, Vale do Lobo Algarve is now one of the foremost resorts in Europe and is also the largest luxury resort of its kind in Portugal operated by the same company. As a result, It has earned worldwide recognition and is a special place in the heart of many visitors and also residents.
Restaurants/bars located in Vale do Lobo include Sandbanks, Monty’s, The Beach Bar, The Deck, The Lounge, Paixa, Monicas, Casa Pituxa and just outside Vale do Lobo there is also Parrilla Natural, A Floresta, O Figueiral and Tapas e Vinho.
Our team is very familiar with the restaurants and services available in the area and we’re more than happy to share our insights with you!