Quinta do Lago
Our Quinta do Lago Villas provide a beautiful setting for an idyllic and luxurious holiday on The Algarve.
An area of outstanding natural beauty, set against the backdrop of the Ria Formosa Nature Reserve, Quinta do Lago really does offer something for everyone. Our luxury villas in Quinta Do Lago will provide you with the perfect place to stay to enjoy the most exclusive resort in the Algarve. As part of the southernmost region of Portugal, Quinta Do Lago’s sumptuous sandy beaches are the perfect combination of soaring Mediterranean heat with a warm and gentle breeze; easily accessible from the villas via a charming wooden bridge traversing a natural tidal lagoon. The beaches surrounding the villas in Quinta Do Lago have been awarded the Blue Flag for excellence in water quality, environmental management and safety. After a relaxing day on one of Quinta Do Lago’s infamous golfing facilities, take a stroll along the shore to a nearby restaurant and gaze out into the sunset whilst you await your fresh catch of the day; just one of the ways you can enjoy yourself when you rent a luxury villa in Quinta Do Lago.
A sporting paradise
Quinta do Lago is renowned amongst golfers as one of the best resorts in Europe. With four fantastic 18-hole golf courses to choose from and one of the finest practice facilities open to all, this is the perfect place to improve your handicap whilst relaxing on a luxury villa holiday in Quinta Do Lago. Perfectly manicured fairways reveal stunning backdrops of beaches and pine forests, making for the most enjoyable and rewarding golf breaks, with the convenience of being just a stone’s throw away from many of our stunning villas in Quinta Do Lago.
The region is not just famed for its golf, the Jim Stewart Tennis Academy caters for all abilities, while horse riding and water sports are popular with all ages. Walking and cycling provide a more leisurely way to take in the stunning surroundings and the abundance of wildlife and protected species. With its endless days of warm sunshine, it’s no surprise that Quinta do Lago is so popular with all types of luxury villa holidaymakers.
01.The North Course 02.The South Course 03.Laranjal 04.World-class practice facilities
The North Course
This stunning course was recently redesigned by leading golf architect Beau Welling, alongside Ryder Cup winning captain Paul McGinley – and with an investment of almost €10million, this five star course will not disappoint. It has been created to be approachable for all abilities, with four sets of tees on each hole, and has already been established as the new jewel in the crown of Quinta do Lago’s golf family.
The south Course
This course boasts an amazing heritage, having played host to the Portuguese Open almost 10 times. Created in 1974, it remains one of the flagship courses on the European Tour. With stunning views over the National Park and a series of lakes, pine groves and wild flowers, this par 72 course is quite simply a joy on which to play.
Originally an orange grove, this beautiful course was launched in 2009 and takes in some spectacular scenery. A par 72 course, it is quite challenging, with a rolling terrain and a series of lakes. Cork, orange and pine trees surround the fairways, which are sown with Bermuda Grass to guarantee excellent surfaces all year round.
World-class practice facilities
If you’d like to work on your swing before committing to the full course, Quinta Do Lago offers two world-class practice facilities. The North / South range is home to the Paul McGinley Golf Academy – complete with 9 hole putting green and 300 metre driving range. The Laranjal driving range, meanwhile, also delivers complete practice facilities, with putting and chipping greens and practice bunkers.
beautiful beach holidays
The natural coastline at Quinta do Lago is simply breath taking. Three kilometres of pure white sand back up onto sheltering sand dunes, which in turn meet the rugged beauty of the Ria Formosa National Park which is short distance from many of our villa destinations in Quinta Do Lago.
Safety is paramount, with a permanent lifeguard during the summer months – and the beach has been awarded the European blue flag for water quality, safety and environmental management. We offer a range of large luxury villas to rent in Quinta Do Lago, which have a close proximity to the beaches, ideal for families or bigger groups.
01.Quinta Do Lago Beach 02.Ancao Beach 03.Praia Do Barril 04.Praia do Alvor
Quinta do Lago Beach
Choose your perfect sunbathing spot from kilometres of pure white golden sand, accessed by the longest footbridge Europe crossing the tidal lagoons. This stunning beach is simply glorious, with gentle waves, a fantastic restaurant and boat trips out to sea. The European Blue Flag for water quality and a permanent lifeguard in the summer months can reassure you of the quality of this beach.
This beach marks the start of the Natural Park of Ria Formosa. With stretches of lovely white sand and a huge dune area, it is a lovely high quality beach. A high end restaurant and the backdrop provided by the pine trees and vegetation of the Ancoa Valley makes this a very popular setting for all types of holidaymaker.
Praia Do Barril
A lovely blue-flag beach which forms part of the Ria Formosa Natural Park, this little gem is found by taking a delightful miniature train across the marshes from the village of Pedras d’el Rei.
Praia do Alvor
If activities and watersports are your thing, you’ll love this blue-flag beach. It is very popular for kite-surfing and also includes pedaloes and kayak surfing, as the waters are very calm.
Amongst the many villas to rent in Quinta Do Lago you will find a enviable list of restaurants, designer boutiques and an exclusive events calendar, you’ll be spoilt for choice for what to do during those long balmy evenings on holiday. Quinta do Lago’s beautiful setting means that you can take in the stunning scenery from some of the finest restaurants, whilst enjoying the fresh Mediterranean produce that the resort has become famous for. Along Ancão Beach in Ria Formosa Nature Park you’ll happen upon a winding wooden ramp that will lead you up to an elegantly elevated restaurant; 2 Passos will astound you with their impeccable service and consistently delicious cuisine. Sit out on the terrace at 2 Passos and wind down as you take in the spectacular views of the North Atlantic.
Or if you prefer to venture further afield, the outstanding restaurants of Almancil, Vale do Lobo and Loulé are also close by.
01.2 Passos 02.Casa Do Lago 03.Casa Velha 04.Mr Freddies
With a stunning setting right on the Ancoa Beach in Ria Formosa Natural Park, 2 Passos has enjoyed a reputation as one of the best restaurants in the area for 30 years. Superb food, and a rooftop terrace for cocktails, make this a must-visit.
Casa Do Lago
This lovely restaurant and bar serves some of the best seafood in the region, freshly caught that day. An outdoor terrace, firepit and lovely lakeside views add to the experience at this popular eaterie.
French cuisine, fused with Mediterranean influences, make this classy restaurant a number one choice for fine dining in Quinta do Lago. Recently refurbished, it retains all the elegance of a legendary eaterie, with a fresh new look.
Classic Portuguese cuisine! Whether you choose the lovely outdoor terrace complete with water features, or the classically decorated interior, you will enjoy a wonderful meal at Mr Freddies, with a fantastic personal service.