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Blue & Green Vilalara Thalassa Resort - Luxury holidays to the Algarve

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  • About this holiday

    The five-star Blue & Green Vilalara Thalassa Resort is a contemporary, stylish resort on the Algarve in Portugal. Its luxurious accommodation, stunning sea views, and excellent access to the attractions of the Algarve, including the Ria Formosa Natural Park, make it a very popular choice in this area. Its crowning glory, however, is its vast, extensive spa, which offers world-renowned facilities and specialises in both Thalassa and Medical treatments.

    The journey and how you get there

    Complimentary

    Included in your holiday

    Expressions Holidays includes scheduled British Airways flights, private transfers, and 7 nights’ accommodation on bed and breakfast.

    Holiday prices

    Sample prices are based on two people sharing a Junior Suite with garden view.
    From £1,160 per person for 7 nights in low season.
    From £1,850 per person for 7 nights in high season.
    The prices displayed here are a guide only for this hotel and each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect the actual flight costs and all up-to-date special offers.

    Hotel code

    EXH2008

    Our opinion

    A relaxing, coastal destination in one of Portugal’s most popular regions.

    Hotel description

    In Portugal’s Algarve, the Blue & Green Vilalara Thalassa Resort sits just a stone’s throw from the sea. A golden sandy beach and unusual rock formations, typical of the area, lead up to the first pool terrace, which has magnificent sea views. Two other pools are dotted around the resort further inland, offering idyllic places to relax with greater opportunity for shade. The hotel buildings, in-keeping with the style of the houses in southern Portugal, have white-washed walls and light-coloured tiled roofs. They are almost completely concealed behind the trees that populate the gardens and line the pathways. Inside, the guestrooms follow a neutral colour scheme, with textured fabrics, from the muslin curtains to the thick, plush rugs, adding a great sense of depth. Dark orange cushions or navy soft furnishings provide an element of contrast. In higher category rooms, standalone bath tubs heighten the feeling of luxury, and low-hanging rattan lampshades create a subtly rustic look. Dining options at the resort are sleek and modern. B&G Restaurant serves revamped Portuguese cuisine on a sheltered terrace overlooking the beachfront swimming pool and the sea beyond. The emphasis here is on the quality of local ingredients, and how they complement the natural beauty of the location. At the Terrace Grill, you can enjoy the sea view whilst dining on refined plates of fresh fish and seafood, perhaps straight off the barbecue. During the summer, the Terrace Grill benefits from live music.

    A particular highlight of the Blue & Green Vilalara Thalassa Resort is the spa. Fusing Thalassa, traditional spa treatments, and modern facilities, the Vilalara spa is world renowned. The Longevity Medical Spa received a Tatler award for its work and was named one of the best medical spas in the world by Conde Nast Traveller, providing treatments revolving around fitness, stress management, wellness, detoxing, rejuvenation, and anti-ageing, among many other things. As its name suggests, this area of the spa uses state-of-the-art medical technology. The Thalassotherapy Centre at the resort is also recognised as being one of the best of its kind in the world, harnessing the therapeutic effects of the Atlantic Marine Climate. These effects can be tailored to your specific goal, be it detox or a wellness programme. The remainder of the spa facilities provide signature treatments, massages, and rituals that utilise locally sourced essential oils and products and the wealth of knowledge offered by the expert staff. The spa comes highly recommended by Expressions due to the breadth of facilities on offer and their quality.

    Location

    Seafront on the Algarve.

    Official star rating

    5

    Annual opening

    Distance from airport

    35 miles

    Closest airport

    Faro Airport

    Room types

    123 rooms with en-suite, air-conditioning, living area, outdoor sitting area, and modern in-room amenities.
    Junior Suite
    Junior Emotion
    One Bedroom Suite
    Two Bedroom Apartment

    Hotel facilities and services

    B&G Restaurant, Terrace Grill, Tonic Lounge Bar, Longevity Medical Spa, Thalassotherapy, Spa, hairdresser, Koala Kids Club, garden, 4 outdoor seawater swimming pools, 1 heated swimming pool, 3 tennis courts, 1 padel court, gym, tai chi, yoga, and activities and excursions.

    Water sports

    Land sports

    Tennis, yoga, tai chi, and padel tennis.

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    Improve your golf skills and take in a peaceful round at one of the nearby courses. Enjoy a unique horse ride in the Ria Formosa Natural Park or along the beachfront. The Ria Formosa Natural Park is considered to be one of Portugal’s Seven Natural Wonders, with 18,000 hectares of lagoons, rocky coast, and inland plains. See the local whales, dolphins, and turtles either on a boat cruise or at the Zoomarine’s lagoon. Take a guided Tuk Tuk tour of the history and heritage of Vilamoura. Local towns and cities of interest include Faro, Albufeira, Portomao, and Vilamoura.

    Sports nearby

    Golf at any of the Algarve’s 6 golf courses, water sports, walking, and cycling.

    Children

    All room types can accommodate at least one child in an additional bed, though the Apartments can accommodate up to an additional 3 children. A children’s menu is available in all restaurants.

    Minimum stays

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