Vilamoura is one of the more glamorous locations in the Algarve. Boutiques and trendy restaurants surround a marina filled with high-end yachts. Beaches are wide and clean, and peppered with hip, terrace bars. And, right in the middle of this action is a resort that offers close proximity to this glamour, while also providing an environment of solitude to relax.
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The Lake Resort is 30,000 square meters of landscaped gardens, positioned right between the Vilamoura marina and Falesia Beach. The property has 195 accommodations spread out over a property consisting of three pools, a natural lake, a spa, a library and three restaurants.
Rooms are all designed with modern elegance in mind. The bathrooms are extensions of the bedroom. This makes a dip in the full bath a little more romantic. When it’s time for privacy, large doors slide shut. Each room also benefits from a private balcony with views to the lake, marina or beach.
The Lake also has 95 luxury apartments available. The one- and two-bedroom floor plans are perfect for families or groups. Each are fully equipped with kitchenettes, Internet, telephone and television technology, and security.
The Blue & Green luxury spa separates the disciplines of relaxation into two areas. The Blue Spa features hydro-therapy. A jet pool and other baths provide a range of engagements to invigorate and relax the body. The Green Spa features a “journey through five countries and five senses.” Body treatments from Japanese Shiatsu to Javanese massage, and Indian Ayurvedic massage to African aromatherapy will recalibrate your attitude and create a sense of harmony. Try the La Culla Ritual, a signature treatment to balance energy and provide physical, psychological and mental health.
Inspiration from the five continents also finds its way to the dining experience. Restaurant Fusion blends Mediterranean cuisine with Asian flavors. It is a Zen experience for the palate. Gustatio is Italian for “tasting menu,” so it is no surprise that this buffet-style dining room hosts breakfast and seasonal dinners. For a real Algarvian-inspired meal, head outside to Marenostrum. The al fresco restaurant floats on the lake taking advantage of the beautiful landscape. Fresh fish and grilled meats are perfect with a glass of wine at sunset.
For those who love nightlife, stay on the resort for cocktails at Zanzibar. But also remember, the vibrant marina bar scene is right next door. And popular clubs like Água Moments, Puro Beach and Fiéis Vilamoura are within walking distance.
For more information, visit The Lake Resort website.
The Lake Resort
Praia da Falésia
Phone: +351 289 320 700
Fax: +351 289 320 702