Welcome to Pestana Vila Sol, a 5-star hotel in Vilamoura, close enough to all the excitement and attractions that you can wish for, but private and far enough from the hustle to guarantee you a few days of absolute tranquility. You will not find here any of the features you have come to associate with the Algarve: there are no crowds, no buildings and no cars. There are buggys, but those do not count.
Immerse yourself in an oasis of peace between gently undulating green fields where aromatic and refreshing pine trees, almond and fig trees provide shade to the tireless practitioners of the sport. Listen to the sweet lullaby of strokes and try to guess which iron is used. Think it could surely beat better. Unleash your passion throughout the year: after all, only in the Algarve is where you can have sunshine and summer temperatures in mid-January.
Start your stay in the best way possible, with the arrival at the front desk, where a large, bright lobby with comfortable sofas and a garden, where you can find various wellness activities. Despite being 5 minutes from Vilamoura marina and the sea, the sound of water is omnipresent throughout your stay. Let yourself be lulled by the gentle waterfalls which pack and feed the reeds lakes, where you can hear the frogs croaking.
But if the blowing sounds are more appealing to your tastes, all rooms on the hotel building overlook the driving range. So you can stay on your balcony and evaluate the talents of other players in secret. No one needs to know. If you seek peace of mind, the garden rooms, small Mediterranean-inspired villas with terrace and sun loungers are perfect to let you know that you can play golf if you wish, but the pools, indoor and outdoor, are closer and prepared for the call with their siren songs.
Go to the club house, where there is a pro shop with everything you might need for the golf. Believe me, if you only come to spend a quiet and absolutely relaxing holiday, the green gut up field and the desire to imitate the Academy participants will be stronger than your desire to do nothing. Ask for the professionals who can adjust the lessons to your level of practice or to your group. Or, if you don't know much on the subject, let yourself be fascinated with the amount of equipment that is needed to make a ball do an apparently simple route and sit on the sunny terrace to taste a salad, a sandwich or, why not, a tikka masala. After all, you are on holidays. You can do whatever you want.
The hotel terrace has, during the summer, the resting place where you can read, have a meal, relax or count the carp from the lake. At night, dinners packaged by the stars and pine aroma make the dinner even more special. Any rivalry or dispute at the golf course is attenuated in this space, where tranquility reigns and good mood prevails. Also, be sure to visit the pool, where a waterfall and a summer bar give you the perfect sound and accompaniments to an afternoon of pure leisure.
Pestana Vila Sol, the 5-star resort of Vilamoura with a golf course, has everything included to make your holidays the most memorable event of the year. Whether you come to play, whether you prefer to spend your time resting (and, of course, observing all the unwritten rules of golf etiquette), I'm sure that you will not tire.
Pestana Tip: To achieve the kind of tranquility and exclusivity that you find in this 5-star hotel, you need to get a little more away from densely populated areas. To get to the marina or the beaches of Vilamoura, you have to travel a short 5-minute drive. Alternatively, the reception is delighted to offer you a cab and in the summer, there is a daily shuttle which takes you to the heart of the action and animation.