VIDAMAR RESORT HOTEL ALGARVE – Live the Algarve all Year Round
May 2, 2019
Born out of its creator’s vision of devising a resort that could fulfill the needs of every type of guest, the 5-star VidaMar Algarve first impresses you with its location. The property is literally a 2-minute walk from Salgados Beach, the closest of any beachside hotel in Algarve, and has a direct pathway to the sand. It is also sited between a golf course and the splendid Salgados Lagoon!
The hotel’s name is composed of 2 different words, Vida (Life) and Mar (Sea). The naming itself is an illustration of the concept, since it aims to be much more than just a beach holiday destination. The resort’s ample entranceway sets the stage on what to expect, with its tremendously high ceilings, whilst maintaining a sense of intimacy through its décor and large chandeliers. The reception has a small bar to its left, which fronts the cozy Nespresso Café, a quiet area where light meals and tasty desserts are served throughout the day.
The outdoor swimming pool area is definitely one of the more impressive sights in the entire resort. It features 3 outdoor salt water swimming pools, surrounded by palm trees, loungers and green spaces. One of the swimming pools is massive, at 70 metres in length and 25 metres wide. There is also a children’s pool and an additional swimming pool annexed to the Wet Bar, where guests can enjoy a cocktail without ever leaving the water.
The elegant rooms at VidaMar Algarve have a graceful and functional décor, with abundant natural light from its floor-to-ceiling windows. Most bathrooms also benefit from natural lighting. The rooms and suites all feature expansive views over either the resort, the sea, the surrounding nature or the swimming pool area.
The Wellness Center
With a relaxed and intimate atmosphere, OSMOS Wellness Center provides a comprehensive spectrum of therapeutic treatments and vigorous workouts. The spa area is modernly equipped and also features a careful selection of quality wellness brands. In total there are 6 massage rooms, 3 relaxation areas, sauna, Turkish Bath, a heated indoor swimming pool, Bali beds and more! It is designed to be a true treat for the senses!
We should note that seasonally, some treatments are also available to be enjoyed outdoors, on the Bali beds which overlook the beach and the ocean.
Finally, early birds will be glad to know that a small 24-hour fitness centre is always available, free of charge.
The Dine Around concept
Instead of just having a regular restaurant service, VidaMar Resort Hotel Algarve opted to invite its guests to participate in a different hotel dining experience. The Dine Around concept invites guests to sample various types of high-standard cuisine at the resort’s different restaurants, which all strive to serve the freshest local products.
All reservations include access to the Ocean Buffet restaurant, which always presents a wide variety of dishes for guests to choose from. The Dine Around concept kicks in when booking meals at the resort’s other restaurants. Here guests enjoy a sizeable fixed discount per person, on their final bill.
One of the hotel’s more celebrated options is the AJI Oriental Flavours restaurant, which presents quality fusion-style Oriental cuisine, within a smaller and more intimate atmosphere.
The VidaMar Algarve’s younger guests are never at a loss. The outdoor area has the seasonal VidaClub, with its 90 m2 of space entirely dedicated to the youngsters. Kids from 4 to 11 years old will be able to take part in painting and reading sessions, educational games, workshops and a variety of sports!
Just next to the property is the 18-hole Salgados Golf Course, a uniquely scenic oceanfront course that is famed for its difficulty, especially due to the wind. On some days, users of the course might even catch a sneak peek at some roaming bird specimens that inhabit the nearby Lagoon.
The Salgados Lagoon is a widely renowned bird watching spot in Portugal, as important to native birds as it is to the vastly diverse migrant species that flock here as well. It is recognized by BirdLife International as an Important Bird Area and has recorded up to 150 different species.
Youngsters will take delight in knowing that they are just 8 km from ZooMarine Algarve, one of Europe’s top theme parks. The park also doubles as a marine life rehabilitation centre.
Marriage ceremonies are a big part of VidaMar Algarve’s business, given its idyllic setting, which makes it almost tailored for weddings and receptions. This distinct area of the hotel is surrounded by palm trees, has a separate and private dining area, and features the ocean as the scenery for some amazing photos for posterity.