ADVERTORIAL • February 2024

The Algarve hotel with two beating hearts

Tall palms, glittering pools, undulating golf greens: this is laidback, beachside Portugal at its best. Anantara’s debut European property, Anantara Vilamoura, deftly caters to both families and couples with an inspired, two-wing design, delivering both endless family fun and an adults-only oasis on one of Europe’s most sun-kissed stretches. 

Recent renovations have added exciting room categories and dining experiences, so there’s no better time to check in. Whatever your holiday needs, here are just a few ways that Anantara Vilamoura hits the spot…


For the wild romantics

Anantara Vilamoura’s two-wing concept means adults and families each get their own space, with a generous six categories of room available to grown-up guests in mellow, dedicated areas. Some categories have alfresco daybeds to lounge on and minibars for private cocktail hours, others come with access to the adults-only Infindo Bar or even butler service. The Ria restaurant is another adults-only zone, serving fresh Portuguese seafood with tranquil pool views, while later dining hours at Sensai Asian fusion restaurant are also child-free. And the new Botanic bar is a haven for gin lovers, with interiors inspired by a botanical garden.

Kids Club

For those with kids in tow

The short flight to the Algarve and its pristine golden beaches are just two reasons this resort is a hit with families. They’re fabulously catered for with the Adventurers’ Club, one of the largest kids’ clubs in a five-star resort, where children aged four to ten can join arts and crafts sessions or team games. A teens’ club hosts active pursuits from horse riding to surf sessions, as well as video games and a pool table on hand for chill time. Dedicated family rooms sleep up to six, and more than five dining outlets are available to families, including casual Victoria buffet restaurant, pasta central La Cucina and Cascades Pool Bar, where the outdoor fun doesn’t have to stop for lunch.

Swim Up Room

For the water babies

Anantara’s new swim-up rooms are a real highlight for water babies: two room categories in the family-friendly wing of the resort have direct access to a 30m swimming pool ‒ perfect for zooming from nap time to splash time. Couples might opt for a glass of Champagne by the Palms Pool or a soak in the indoor vitality pool, while the Algarve’s stunning sandy beaches are just minutes away. Suite guests get complimentary access to the Anantara Spa’s sauna and steam room, and devotees of pampering can book a Thai massage or soothing Al Gharb ritual, inspired by the Algarve’s wild landscapes.


For the get-up-and-golfers

Golf lovers will appreciate the choice of neighbouring golf courses: Dom Pedro Old Course, Dom Pedro Pinhal, Dom Pedro Laguna and Dom Pedro Millennium can all be accessed from the resort via a complimentary shuttle. Several more courses are just a short drive away. In need of advice and pointers? Easy – just consult the resort’s very own Golf Guru, who can offer a pro’s perspective on the local scene. An expert concierge can also arrange a round at a course of your choice.         


For the exacting epicure

The Algarve has long been a magnet for foodies, and three exciting restaurant additions to Anantara Vilamoura are upping the gourmet stakes. Ria is a seafood specialist, where adult guests can dig into octopus and ceviche tapas, a whole grilled catch of the day or hearty pans of Algarve seafood rice. Pan-Asian Sensai serves Thai, Chinese and Indian-infused cuisine: think piquant papaya salads, tuna tataki and hot gyoza with dipping sauces. La Cucina celebrates all things Italian, from antipasti to freshly topped pizzas, with a chic terrace surrounded by tropical foliage.

All holidays with British Airways Holidays are ATOL protected and include 23kg baggage allowance per person and a 24-hour holiday helpline. Secure your Anantara Vilamoura holiday now with a low deposit, and enjoy flexible payments until you fly*.

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