Monte Santo Resort
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
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
Such a pity that this beautiful gym, spa and indoor pool area has now closed its once very welcoming doors to members. One can only imagine why the manager thought leaving the gym and pool empty in low and mid season was a good advert for a resort, even if they do not need the extra revenue. Surprising! Fortunately for us, and other locals, the very beautiful Vale d' Oliveiras still welcomes membership to its 5 star health Club, so many more get to appreciate what it has to offer and spread the word. The power of networking has clearly been lost on the new management of Monte Santo.
I’ll start off by saying at the time of booking I was very hesitant due to some negative feedback, let me start by telling you you will be pushed to find a nicer resort in the Algarve, and to be honest, pretty much anywhere, yes, there does seem to be some cosmetic issues around the estate, however don’t let this out you off.
We were allocated number 99, 2 bed townhouse, I’ll let my images speak for themselves. Stunning views, stunning sunset, most equipped kitchen I have ever seen, perfect if you wish to prepare your own food while your away (we didn’t).
Pool - absolutely stunning, great sized pool, I particular loved the raised section of the pool with the loungers in the water, really nice touch!
Food - we only tried the bar/pool food for lunch, again after seeing some poor reviews I was hesitant but I can honestly say everything was fresh, and could easily have ate there every lunchtime quite easily, priced are what you’d expect for a 5* resort, and to be honest cheaper than some 3/4* I have stayed in before.
I have already looked at booking a return visit for my birthday in December, and end of Q1 next year. I have also recommended this resort to work colleagues and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this to anyone.
Thanks for a great stay.
A fabulous stay in one of the house of the Monte Santo club, upgraded and I highly recommend those lodging,as more quite than the superior rooms close by the pool area.
The decoration of the appartement is very nice, spacious bedrooms with private bathrooms, and cleaning done on a daily baisis. Nice terrasse area to enjoy meals, Really top in terms of lodging.
Breakfast ( as an extra) was excellent, lots of choice, good products. The only deception was from the restaurant where we had dinner once, and the ration price-quality was not there at all, particularly for Portugal, where you can find nice home made restaurant for better prices.
This resort could just increase its garden surrounding to really deserve its 5 stars.
I stayed last weekend at this amazing place. Everything exceeds my expectations. On Top of that the resort has the most wonderful staff, extremely helpful with every wish. This is indeed a place you do not want to leave, and when you do it is with one hope - to come back.
This is our second time at Monte Santo. A great stay. Very relaxing. Accommodation and facilities highly recommended. Also our friend managed to leave her passport behind and they sent it in a car without delay to the airport. Excellent customer service. To be commended.