This outstanding luxury 5* resort is a favourite among golfers with Dom Pedro Victoria Golf Course on its doorstep and its short walking distance to the stunning Dom Pedro Millennium and Laguna courses.
A member of Anantara group, Anantara Vilamoura Algarve Resort is located right in the heart of Vilamoura and offers a luxury golf holiday experience with its elegant and spacious rooms, outdoor pools including an adults only pool, stunning beach, exclusive culinary options and much more. The free shuttle service to the golf courses in Vilamoura will please the golfers.
All spacious and decorated in a sophisticated and elegant style, the rooms and suites of the resort offer a comfortable stay. They have pool, garden or golf views and all are packed with everything you will need throughout your stay such as air conditioning, LCD TV, iHome docking station for iPhone and iPad, pillow menu, coffee facility, safety deposit box, internet connection, hairdryer, cotton robes, slippers and bathroom toiletries.
The Anantara Vilamoura offers 2 fabulous venues for eating out. Located on the top floor, EMO Restaurant, serving flavours of Portuguese cuisine, takes you on “a journey of gastronomic EMOtions” overlooking the fairways of the Golf Course in a 180° panoramic view. Sensorial Restaurant has a breakfast buffet of fresh, locally produced food and lunch and dinner buffet of Portuguese and international cuisine. Room service is available 24 hours.
Located in the lobby, Bartini Bar is a great place to take a break and enjoy gourmet snacks and tasty cocktails while gazing at the stunning view of the golf course. Pop Bar, opposite the swimming pool presenting endless landscapes of the golf course on a picturesque balcony, serves drinks and cocktails accompanied by an exclusive selection of lounge and world music. Next to the swimming pool, “Chill by the Pool” Bar invites you to savour a light meal and gourmet snacks along with a refreshing drink. Please note that the availability of bars may change seasonally.
Elements Spa by Banyan Tree invites you on a relaxing and rejuvenating journey. Located on the top floor in a glamorous private setting, this is the perfect place to pamper yourself after a victorious day on the course. Massages with natural herbs and spices, traditional health and beauty treatments, indoor Vitality pool, hydromassage facilities, private Jacuzzi with a view of the golf course, sauna and steam room are all you need for total refreshment. Let yourself unwind completely while surrendering to the professional therapists trained at the Banyan Tree Spa Academy in Thailand. This luxury Spa experience will be an unforgettable one.
There is so much to do in the surrounding area. From a buzzing nightlife with bars, restaurants and clubs, to horse riding and a fabulous Casino, Vilamoura will have you entertained, whatever you fancy doing!
The Dom Pedro Victoria , which covers some 90 hectares, is the most recent golf course project of Arnold Palmer in Portugal. As one of the best and most sophisticated golf courses in Europe, every care has been taken to ensure the preservation of the wetlands and the typical vegetation of carob, olive and almond trees. Several lakes, occupying 13 hectares, provide mirrors of water and strategic reservoirs for irrigation.
The course features 5 or 6 tees per hole; wide, undulating fairways; extensive water hazards and cleverly positioned bunkers. In addition there is an exceptional driving range and a putting green of some 2,500m².
The Dom Pedro Victoria golf course is an 18-hole, PAR 72 championship layout, measuring 6651m from the back tees. Opened in 2004, Dom Pedro Victoria is a unique, unforgettable experience for all who play there, and is a major venue for top international tournaments:
This conventional PAR 72 course opened in the year 2000, although the original back nine was formerly part of the 27-hole Laguna Course.
Refurbishment to the existing nine holes commenced in May 1999 and included the complete rebuilding of the tees, greens and bunkers, particularly for holes 8 and 9, the only ones on this loop with water hazards, with the aim to simplify the strategy of the course to make it more golfer-friendly.
The renovated 9 holes were joined together with the new 9-hole loop to offer a layout of different character, style and playing quality. The work was undertaken by the well-established UK golf Architects Hawtree & Sons which culminated in the creation of the new, exciting 18-hole Dom Pedro Millennium golf course.
The course is particularly open, although some holes (the 3rd to the 7th) wind between pine trees and are similar to the neighbouring fairways of the Dom Pedro Old Course and Dom Pedro Pinhal. In this more wooded area, the fairways are narrower and require greater accuracy - while the rest of the course has a clear landscape enriched by lakes at the 4th, 17th and 18th holes. The arrival of the Dom Pedro Millennium course made Vilamoura one of the main - if not the main - European golf destinations.
Laid out over low lying coastal terrain, this course, with its many water hazards and few trees, is considerably different from the other ones in Vilamoura and many of its holes convey a links atmosphere.
U.S. golf architect Joseph Lee designed this course which opened in 1990 and many previous visitors will recognise it as part of the former 27 hole Vilamoura III course. It has been subject to continual improvements over the years.
Measuring 6121m from the white tees, the par 72 course includes several lakes which influence play on a total of 11 holes. In addition to acting as hazards and emergency water reservoirs, these lakes serve a useful purpose in attracting a variety of aquatic birds, both resident and migratory, as well as amphibians, otters and terrapins.
Vilamoura's master developers, Lusotur, have also established an environmental nature park not far from the course.
Apart from the lakes and an impressive total of 79 bunkers, another hazard is the wind that frequently blows over this somewhat exposed location.
The Dom Pedro Laguna course shares a large, welcoming clubhouse with the neighbouring Dom Pedro Millennium course.
This was the second golf course built in Vilamoura and inaugurated in 1976, having originally been designed by Frank Pennink, the architect of the nearby Dom Pedro Old Course.
Several refinements were incorporated over the years, the most significant one by Robert Trent Jones Sr. in 1985. The course is typified by rolling parkland terrain covered with numerous umbrella and Atlantic pines that line many of the fairways and a few even stand out on fairways or near greens.
Ponds and a stream come into play on five holes but are not serious threats to above-average golfers. To keep up with modern technical advances in clubs and balls, several holes have recently been lengthened and the PAR 72 course now measures 6353m off the white tee markers.
The clubhouse was completely renovated and modernised at the turn of the millennium and from the large veranda one can enjoy a panoramic view over the excellent driving range and practice facilities.