Cascade Wellness & Lifestyle Resort
What We Love
- Top Algarve location: Unrestricted sea views and within walking distance of the historic town of Lagos
- Superlative sports facilities, including tennis courts, soccer pitches, a golf academy and more
- The Adega Wine Cellar, which offers twice-monthly wine tastings with tapas
What To Know
- Best suited to health-conscious adults and spa seekers but there's a seasonal kids club
- Despite the cliff-top location, there's a pathway that leads down to Canavial beach
- The spa features an outdoor pool, a Jacuzzi, a sauna and a sun deck and offers luxe treatments
- Free WiFi
- Golf Course
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
The approach to the Cascade Wellness & Lifestyle Resort is misleadingly urban — because once you climb the steep steps and enter through the beautifully designed portico, the view is of miles of open sea. On a cliff above the Atlantic Ocean, this sport-and-spa-focused resort is just a few minutes from the historic town of Lagos and the golden beaches and natural parks of the still pristine western Algarve. The lobby and public areas are a mix of Portuguese marble, mosaics and carved wood, and they pay homage to the world explorations of Prince Henry the Navigator, who came from the area.
Bed and Bath
The 86 guestrooms and 55 apartments are divided into continents: Africa, Asia, South America and Europe, and the design varies, from African-style zebra-pattern furnishings to the Chinese symbol of happiness woven into the carpet. The sizes and views differentiate the rooms here, but all have L’Occitane toiletries in the bathrooms, plasma TVs and superb bed linens. The pillows and bedding are made in Switzerland especially for the hotel.
The Senses restaurant takes the “discovery” theme further with a mix of cuisines; even the warm breads come with a choice of exotic butters, including lemongrass, Portuguese olive oil, and coconut and curry. The alfresco café Moods (open June to October) offers lighter bites. But it’s the state-of-the-art spa and the expert-run sporting facilities that really make the place stand out. There are four hard-surface tennis courts and a putting green for sporty types. Post-workout, relax in the 1,200-square-feet Tainai Spa, which offers luxe treatments, a heated outdoor pool, a Jacuzzi, a sauna and innovative workout facilities.
In the Area
Seek out one of the local beachside fish restaurants for a really typical Algarvean lunch. Boia in Salema is a laid-back spot with paper tablecloths that serves fish straight from the sea. Conquered by the Arabs in the 8th century and an important naval center in the 15th century under Henry the Navigator, historic Lagos has lots to explore. See the wonderful rock formations on Ponte da Piedade, the promontory under the Cascade Resort, with their grottoes and translucent sea. The Algarve’s prettiest beach is Dona Ana, a short drive away. Pack a picnic and stretch out for a full day of relaxation.
How to Get There
Such a wonderful place, we have stayed in the apartments a few times now and we love it. It's close to the cliffs where you can go for walks and there is even a beach you can reach there too. It has a number of different pools suitable for all - including a heated pool with the spa. Good restaurants and a bar are also on sight.
This was a great find. You basically have a small home available to you with your own patio and access to several pools beautiful grounds a driving range with greens and bunkers and great restaurants. we loved it and good shopping and the full town is available. you are also within walking distance of the natural scenery highlights.
Beautiful location,superb apartments.
Very friendly,helpful staff.
Celebrated my birthday while there.
Management sent a beautiful mini cake to our appartment,nice touch.
Swimming pools gorgeous.
Our son a ftness fanatic had the choice of gyms.
A little bit out of Lagos itself but we had hired a car.
We really loved our stay at Cascade Wellness. The check in was smooth. The staff were not overly friendly but they were polite and efficient. We booked a one bedroom apartment and it was awesome, absolutely perfect for a romantic couple's vacation! We had a small kitchen and a washing machine which was absolutely perfect. The bathroom was also very large and spacious which was great, and we had a great sitting room where we could spread out and watch TV or have some snacks and wine. It really felt like we had a fantastic little villa and we could park almost right in front of our apartment so that made things really easy (and no mandatory valet so we really felt like we could come in and out as we pleased!) The pool area is spectacular too, unfortunately we only used it once because we spent most of our time at the beach. The immediate surrounding area of the resort is just okay, but if you have a rental car, it's only a 10 minute drive to Praia do Camilo and a little over half an hour drive to Praia da Marinha, one of the most spectacular beaches in the Algarve (and the world!) We would definitely stay here again!
We’d heard many reports about the Cascade but decided to make our own opinion. We were looking for a venue for a special event and the restaurant plus hotel seemed to fit the bill. Warm welcome and lovely surroundings on a perfect sunny day. Ordered two coffees which arrived quickly and both were cold. I asked for replacements but it appeared they were struggling with the “coffee machine” which subsequently turned out to be a Nespresso! I mean, 5 Star resort and no real coffee-ridiculous. If you can’t get the coffee right there’s no hope for anything that follows. Good coffee is a necessity . So bad we couldn’t finish them so decided to leave. The charming male waiter asked if we’d enjoyed the second cup, needless to say he was told very clearly what we thought of the coffee. He was very apologetic and agreed with our complaint nonetheless we were charged for the coffee. What’s really annoying is there were two Managers within ear shot of our conversation, both clearly heard our complaint but chose to ignore and let the waiter deal with the situation. Poor management and even worse customer service. Needless to say we won’t be booking a weekend stay for 20 guests plus anniversary dinner. Your loss ... what a shame ...