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What We Love

  • Five-star bliss in Portugal's Algarve with picturesque gardens, a spacious suite and a spa discountStaying in a suite makes for a true home-from-home atmosphere
  • The impressive facilities, including tennis, indoor and outdoor gym and complimentary bicycles
  • Being whisked by shuttle to numerous nearby golf courses, among the country’s best

What To Know

  • The resort is super family-friendly with a kid's club and pool
  • Suites have full kitchens and washer/dryers to make you feel at home
  • The manicured grounds have a lagoon-like swimming pool, waterways and tropical palm-filled gardens
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A blissful stay at a five-star Algarve resort, staying in a suite, including breakfast, spa discount and more

The Lowdown

Portugal’s Algarve has it all – endless sun, clear warm seas and some of Europe’s most beautiful beaches. Enjoy all of this in a true home-away-from-home setting at Monte Santo Resort, near the quaint fishing village of Carvoeiro. More than justifying its five stars, the resort comprises a collection of high-spec low-rise apartments and townhouses. Spread across immaculately landscaped grounds, you’ll find a huge lagoon-like swimming pool, waterways and tropical palm-filled gardens.
Monte Santo Resort is a TripAdvisor Travellers Choice Winner and it’s easy to see why. It boasts state-of the art facilities, with five other pools (including one indoors), a tennis court, gym and outdoor fitness equipment. Elsewhere the aptly named Alma Spa will soothe both mind, body and soul, with expert therapists offering a tempting array of treatments.
While your accommodation includes well thought-out self-catering facilities, if you don’t fancy cooking there’s a poolside restaurant on hand serving top-notch locally sourced fare. Add to this various activities laid on daily and many guests never feel the need to leave this peaceful haven for their whole stay. An equally pleasurable time, however, can be had by taking advantage of the complimentary transfer down to Carvoeiro beach, or to one of the many excellent golf courses in the vicinity, which are some of the most challenging in Portugal.

How to Get There

Monte Santo Resort
Rua Joao Paulo II
Lagoa, Portugal


4.5 Very Good 876 Reviews
Fabulous for families
Reviewed 13 hours ago

One of the nicest places we have stayed. staff are very friendly and there for your every need. Kids club is great, my children really enjoyed it. The pool area is lovely. Playground is great too for small children. Everything is spotless. Very relaxing time we spent here 😊

Lovely apartment
Reviewed 3 days ago

Had a brilliant week in a 2 bedroom suite. It was so close to the main pools and lovely and clean with nice walks in the grounds. Indoor pool was fantastic for our toddler and we enjoyed using the sauna in the early evenings. Staff were all very polite and helpful - housekeeping in particular did a great job and cleaned thoroughly every day.

Would definitely recommend this resort to others.

May holiday
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had looked at this place for a while and as it was in an area we loved decided on giving it a try . We arrived very late as flight was delayed and with drive down was gone 10.30 pm . The receptionist was pleasant and explained different things to us but didn’t offer to show us where to go or if we were ok with our luggage . Just pointed to a map to guide us do of we go in pitch black looking for our town house .
As we were late arriving we had no food provisions in just a small bottle of warmer and 3 pieces of fruit were left for us .
The place was big spacious and looked clean the kitchen facilities we struggled to look for a baking tray to put food into oven and grill just had pans .
The next day after been out we found our rooms were still dirty and not cleaned properly . I spoke to a gentleman called José who was very apologetic. So the cleaning issue continues thick dust as in picture on bed side tables hair in bath I could go on . Complained yet again at reception and about the general standards in the hotel . The indoor pool area was dirty they moved two plants and never swept up for 7 days until I mentioned it . The waste traps around pool was disgusting thick green and black algae . The hot tub wasn’t working when I got in it so told the guy he said I know so suggested he put a sign up no sign went up for two days it was out of action .
This place lacks basic organization from staff basic hygiene vital the outside pool area was never cleaned down I picked up lemon peel drink containers up before I got onto my sun bed . Sun beds not put out you have to drag big mattered from the other side of the pool by 11am theses should be out easy and the place clean and tidy .
Would I stay again no this place struggled now to keep up with basic daily jobs so god knows what it is like height of season . It’s definitely NOT five star resort .

Most romantic resort in the Algarve
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing stay! We couldn't have chosen a better hotel for our wedding day and start of our honeymoon. Beautiful resort and spacious, clean rooms. Lovely staff, special attention to detail and amazing couples activities. Thank you for helping make our big day even more special.

Excellent resort
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great facilities, accommodation and food. Indoor heated pool was perfect for the time of year.... The resort is enclosed and very secure. It is about a 15 minute walk from the town and beach. Place is spotless and a real 5 star resort. Highly recommend.