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
A truly lovely hotel which we have now visited every year for the last 5. It deserves its 5 stars. Accommodation always spotless and we had a lovely apartment near the pool (one of 4) the grounds are lovely with superb views. Staff polite and very helpful. For us the football academy Estima is a draw for out 10 year old football mad boy. Ben Beaumont who runs the academy is fantastic. Also what draws us every year is the gym AXN1 connected to h the hotel. Brilliant equipment, great classes and staff are terrific .. the boss Michele Mellone is terrific and knows his stuff. We will be back next year for a lovely relaxing luxurious break.
I can’t begin to explain how perfect this hotel is .. quiet calm peaceful and luxurious.. we always feel like nothing is too much trouble. The location is stunning and views of the sea and cliffs make you humble. Estima sports run a terrific football academy which my 10 year old has enjoyed for the last four years. It keeps him happy and helps him to make friends. Ben Beaumont is the boss and runs a great academy. The gym at the hotel .. AXN 1 is one of the reasons we come back every year. Great gym great staff and fantastic boss .. Michele Mellone ! Great knowledge and helps push you to the limit. And a lovely guy! We will be back !!
We have just returned from another wonderful stay at The Cascade. Everything from start to finish was top notch, the breakfast was excellent, and the staff etc were all so friendly. Look forward already to returning again