Shipping into the sunset on a yacht

– in the VILA VITA Parc in the Algarve

Because the Algarve offers pure sunshine and miles of sandy beaches, it is one of my summer hot spots. Portugal’s southernmost region is also known as a golfer’s paradise. I can warmly recommend the 5-star resort VILA VITA Parc, a member of the exclusive ‘Leading Hotels of the World’, to fans of this sophisticated lifestyle. The luxurious rooms, the suites with rooftop terraces and the villas with butler and private pool are situated in the middle of a 22 hectare subtropical park and offer a spectacular view of the rock formations in the Atlantic Ocean. The hotel’s own luxury yacht and crew are available for a perfect waterfront excursion. So what will it be? An adventure trip to hidden caves? A bikini tour to the most beautiful beaches of the Algarve? Or a romantic cruise into the sunset with a glass of champagne on deck?

Gourmets are sure to get their money’s worth in the 6 bars and 10 restaurants of the VILA VITA Parc Resort – casual dining on the beach, fine dining in the hotel restaurant with 2 Michelin stars or wine tasting in the atmospheric vaulted cellar, where more than 11,000 bottles of the finest wines are stored. Physical well-being is of course also ensured here: with aroma steam baths, saunas and wellness treatments in the hotel’s own spa. Work-outs with personal trainers are on the programme, as are the tennis courts and greens of the surrounding golf courses. And if you feel like action, you can let loose by water skiing or surfing.