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Vila Vita Parc - Luxury holidays to the Algarve

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  • About this holiday

    A family holiday to the Vila Vita Parc is highly recommended by Expressions Holidays. Our recommendation is built on personal knowledge of the resort and years of excellent feedback from our clients. The resort is dignified and full of character, from the furnishings of the public areas inside the main hotel building to the beautifully maintained, gently-sloping grounds with their tropical foliage. The spacious resort gives plenty of room to seek out private areas, whilst the range of facilities, from spa and sports to dining and child care, means that there is not only plenty to occupy the day, there is also variety during your stay. The beach set at the foot of dramatic white cliffs offers diverse water sports, and the resort itself has three heated pools. This hotel is refined and full of charm, but with a very family-friendly atmosphere.

    The journey and how you get there

    Expressions bases the holiday on the British Airways scheduled flights from London Gatwick to Faro, but many clients ask us to include an airline from their local airport, either a no-frills airline such as Easyjet or a charter flights perhaps with Monarch or Thomson. We are more than happy to include these in the holiday we arrange for you. Once you arrive at Faro, we have a private transfer organised for you, although some clients do ask us to prebook a hire-car instead. The Vila Vita Parc is about 45 minutes away from Faro airport, so an easy journey.


    Included in your holiday

    Expressions Holidays includes scheduled flights with British Airways London to Faro, private transfers and bed and breakfast.

    Holiday prices

    Sample prices here are for a family of 2 adults and 2 children under twelve for seven nights in the lowest priced room type for families.
    Low Season £4,950
    High Season £8,590 
    Based on sharing an Oasis Family Suite.
    Many other room types are available on request from us. 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


    Our opinion

    The Vila Vita Parc Resort & Spa is an immaculate and characterful resort offering excellent activities and facilities for guests of all ages.

    Hotel description

    Offering excellent activities and facilities ideal for all ages, the Vila Vita Parc is a well-designed complex set amongst beautiful subtropical gardens. Palm trees and bougainvillaea colour the landscape that surrounds Vila Vita Parc Resort and Spa, set majestically on a cliff top overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. The whitewashed Moorish-influenced architecture dazzles in the sunlight, reflecting the style of many of the villages seen throughout the Algarve.
    The accommodation at the Vila Vita Parc Resort and Spa is spread through a number of buildings located in different parts of the grounds, offering excellent choice. A number of family suites are available, located in Oasis Parc only a short walk from the main building. These suites can accommodate up to four people and are very spacious, with a separate living and dining area. The rooms are comfortably furnished and benefit from views over the gardens. Vila Vita Parc Resort & Spa has an excellent reputation as a destination for spa and pampering treatments, but it is equally well suited to other leisure pursuits, whether exploring the coastline on the resort’s yacht, swimming in one of the eight pools, four for adults, three for children and one indoor pool, or enjoying the 18-hole putting green. Children of all ages will enjoy the extensive range of activities that are offered, such as beach games and arts and crafts. The hotel has direct access to a sandy beach and offers a transfer to the Arte Nautica Beach Club at Armação de Pêra beach. Both beaches have daily lifeguard supervision from June to September. The nine restaurants (plus an additional one from Summer 2016) continue the extensive choice that is offered throughout the resort, from international cuisine in Bela Vita, to traditional Portugese Specialities in Adega. Adults and children alike will appreciate the beautiful surroundings and excellent facilities offered by the Vila Vita Parc Resort & Spa. Find out more about family friendly activities available at Vila Vita Parc.


    Porches, Algarve

    Official star rating


    Annual opening

    All year

    Distance from airport

    45 minutes

    Closest airport


    Room types

    170 rooms, suites and villas, with air conditioning and heating, direct-dial phone, minibar, safety deposit box, interactive cable television, bathroom with shower or bath. Room categories are as follows:
    Deluxe Room
    Deluxe Room with Ocean or Garden View
    Junior Suite
    Penthouse Suite
    Grand Suite
    Oasis Family Suite
    Oasis Suite Premium
    Oasis Suite Premium Rooftop
    Townhouse Suite

    Hotel facilities and services

    10 restaurants, 1 cafe, 6 bars, Wine cellar, 9-hole pitch and putt course, 18-hole putting green, Health club facilities: indoor/outdoor heated pool, fully equipped gym, steam bath, sauna, Jacuzzi, relaxing areas and weekly sports activity programme, VILA VITA Vital Spa, Mini golf, 3 Tennis courts, Volleyball court, 54 acres of gardens, Pool and beach, Annabella's Kids Park and Adventure Playground for children aged 4 to 11, creche (subject to a fee). Find out more about the facilities at Vila Vita Parc.

    Water sports

    Water sports and yacht cruises available at a charge.

    Land sports

    Gym, golf, tennis, volleyball, mini golf.

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    The nearest town is Armação de Pêra. The Algarve has many villages and beautiful beaches worth exploring.Highlights for the familySwimming with dolphins at Zoomarine.Excursions include Jeep tours, trips along the coastline on Vila Vita yacht, Horse riding, Scuba diving.

    Sports nearby


    Children are welcome at the hotel, and family rooms are available. There is a children's playground, children's menu and kids' club at the hotel.

    Minimum stays

    Other information

    Children's Club: Annabella’s Kids Park is for children aged from 4 to 11 years old and is open every day during the school holidays and Monday to Friday throughout the rest of the year. Most activities are free but some are at an additional cost. The kids’ club is open from 10am to 6pm, and during periods of high occupancy there is an evening programme and kids dinner four times a week. The weekly activity programme at the resort comprises an excellent range of activities, from arts and crafts to team games and minigolf tournaments. Off-site activities may include beach games or an excursion to Zoomarine. There is a staff to child ratio of 1 to 6. Meals are provided at an additional cost, from a special à la carte children’s menu.
    Teenager’s Activities: The resort runs a number of teen activities for children aged from 12 and above during July and August, 4 days a week. There is a staff to teen ratio of 1 to 10. Activities range from volleyball, snooker and football to beach games, jeep tours and water park visits. The charges are variable, according to the activity.
    Nursery and Crèche: The Nursery and Natalie’s Crèche is open throughout the year for children aged from 6 months to 3 years. Bookings must be made at least 24 hours in advance but it is recommended that the service is booked as early as possible. There are only places for 5 babies in the Nursery and 10 chldren in the crèche. There is a large playroom with toys suitable for babies and small children, a sleeping room and a changing area. Parents are requested to provide their usual baby food or to order from the special crèche menu, at an additional charge. Children can attend the crèche hourly, for half a day or for a full day. Please ask for details of charges for all children's activities.
    Babysitting: In-room babysitting is available in the evenings only, at a charge and must be pre-booked at least 24 hours in advance. There is a maximum of 4 children per babysitter. Snacks and meals can be provided on request at an additional charge.
    Baby listening: Not available at the hotel.
    Children's entertainment: Children’s books, DVDs/videos and board games are available. Evening entertainment for children is organised by the resort. The Algarve Racetrack in Portimão is a FIA certified circuit and offers driving experiences in supercars or motorbikes. The Zoomarine waterpark and aquarium lies 9km away and costs 96€ for a family of 2 adults and 2 children. Slide and Splash is a waterpark costing 90€ for a family of 2 adults and 2 children. The creation of traditional Porches Pottery can be viewed in the surrounding town. There are indoor and outdoor heated swimming pools, aqua-aerobics, paddle board yoga and pilates, scuba diving, snorkelling, sea scooters, wind surfing, jet skiing, pedal boats, canoes, laser class sailing costs around 15€ per hour, a catamaran trip for 2.5 hours at 30€. Swimming lessons are available for all ages from a children's lesson of 30 minutes to 10 lessons. Golf and tennis lessons are also available and suitable for older children and teens.
    Medical services: The nearest hospital is 22km from the resort.
    Family dining: The resort’s restaurants offer excellent choice and include The Whale, an Italian Trattoria that is especially suitable for families. Children are welcomed in the Bela Vita, Adega, Whale and Arte Nautica restaurants, and at Atlantico and Aladin from the age of 6. Ocean is only available to children from 12 years of age. In these restaurants, highchairs are available, as well as an individual children’s menu and à la carte. All bars and restaurants in the hotel are non smoking. Please note that the restaurants are subject to seasonal opening.
    Family rooms: The resort has an excellent range of accommodation and interconnecting rooms are available. The Oasis Family Suites can accommodate up to four people and have spacious living and dining areas. There are Oasis Parc Family Suites for families of 2 adults and 2 children, providing comfort for all the family with 1 double and 1 twin bedroom. Junior, Grand, Penthouse and Oasis Premium suites are suitable for families of 2 adults and 1 child and have garden or ocean views.
    Children's amenities: The hotel is able to provide child safety features, baby baths, potties, changing mats, bottle-sterilising kit, bottle-heating facility, kettle and night light on request. Please ask.


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