Vale do Lobo Resort

Facilities and Services

Vale do Lobo Beach

Vale do Lobo offers a complete range of leisure facilities and services so visitors can relax with all their needs catered for. Every conceivable service is offered spanning health, sports and leisure facilities, entertainment, fine dining and designer shopping through to essentials like supermarket, bank, post office, medical services and a crèche. Food lovers will be spoilt for choice by the selection of international cuisines available and night owls can enjoy several bars and nightclubs. Discerning shoppers are also catered for at Vale do Lobo Shopping, with its range of upmarket boutiques and beauty salons. The Penguin Children’s Village, staffed by experienced childminders, enables parents and children to get maximum enjoyment from their holiday. Vale do Lobo Cards allow guests to use the resort’s shuttle bus and offers discounts at Vale do Lobo’s shops and restaurants, swimming pools and sports amenities, including excellent discounts on green fees for the Royal and Ocean Golf Courses. Golf, tennis and lawn bowling packages combine sport and accommodation at competitive prices.


Restaurants and Bars


The flavours in Vale do Lobo grow more intense by the year, just as a good wine attains maturity, gains intensity and spreads its wonderful tannins, to leave you with an enriched sense of that remarkable culinary experience you've just enjoyed. We aim to make clients feel uplifted every time they come here to eat. We want our guests to enjoy and discover or rediscover our wonderful restaurants and cafés, all of which are clearly and helpfully described here on these pages. As for our dedicated chefs, they remain determined to strive to reach higher and higher standards forever improving and renewing their dishes or inventing new ones. And they're always surprising our clients with fantastic international cooking to seduce the tastebuds.

  • La Place - offers gourmet French cuisine in elegant surroundings with stunning views of the ocean from most tables. Average meal price 37.50 € (without drinks)
  • Teahouse Oriental - a new concept of Oriental Cuisine makes this restaurant an unforgettable experience not only in taste but also for its exceptional service. Average meal price 35.00 € (without drinks)
  • Sandbanks - located in front of the beach, enjoying spectacular views. In the kitchen the London-trained chefs create traditional and contemporary European cuisine with stylish presentation. Average meal price 35.00 € (without drinks)
  • Monty's Restaurant and Bar - offers stylish food and drink in an informal atmosphere. The décor is modern and the live music provides a relaxed setting for diners to enjoy the restaurant's excellent selection of modern European cuisine. Average meal price 25.00 € (without drinks)
  • La Terrazza - this stylish restaurant serves Italian cuisine in elegant, attractively lit surroundings. Average meal price 20.00 € (without drinks)
  • Papagaio - enjoys a perfect location overlooking the beautiful Vale do Lobo Beach. Average meal price 20.00 € (without drinks)
  • La Crêperie - Delicious crêpes, snacks, light meals and salads are available all day at this modern café, attractively located in the centre of the Praça. Average snack price 5.00 €
  • Beach Club - enjoys an exceptional location right on the Vale do Lobo beach and offers a range of typical bar snacks, a daily choice of fresh fish and delicious grilled prawns. Average meal price 8.00 € (without drinks)
  • Ken Lo's Memories Of China - for fans of Chinese cuisine or for those who wish to discover a taste for these delectable delights, this restaurant is a necessary destination. Average meal price 30.00 € (without drinks)
  • Tennis Café - Restaurant - located in the Academy's club house and boasts a large terrace which overlooks the tennis courts and swimming pool. Average meal price 15.00 € (without drinks)
  • Spikes Restaurant - offers an exquisite eating experience in the heart of the resort. Average meal price 30.00 € (without drinks)
  • Spikes Brasserie - at the Clubhouse is the perfect meeting place for golfers to take breakfast before tee off, a well earned lunch after a round, or just enjoy a refreshing drink. Average meal price 10.00 € (without drinks)
  • Pure - café-bar-restaurant at the Royal Spa. Average snack price 5.00 €
  • Café Crème - ideal place to relax and socialise after a visit to Vale do Lobo Shopping. Average snack price 5.00 €
  • Café Royal - situated overlooking the picturesque 9th hole of the Royal Golf Course and offers the perfect place for golfers to take a break for some well earned refreshments. Average snack price 6.00 €

Wherever one chooses to eat, the service is highly discreet and superbly professional.

Vale do Lobo Night Life
Vale do Lobo Spikes Restaurant

Royal Spa

A world of pampering

Royal Spa

Arriving into the Royal Spa, one is enveloped in a sense of absolute calm, conveyed by the uncluttered, spacious design and ever-present water features. Waterfalls running over natural stone descend on two sides of the central relaxation area, while crushed crystal encased in glass walls is reminiscent of the salt water environment of Vale do Lobo. The ultimate in indulgence, the spa houses wet and dry treatment rooms, saunas, a hammam, steam room and an indoor/ outdoor pool. An extensive range of treatments is offered, in particular using local natural oils such as orange, lemon, eucalyptus and lavender, as well as mud and salt therapies.

Therapists specialised in different branches of spa medicine have their own treatments rooms, customised for the application of their particular therapies. Ten serene indoor rooms are fully equipped for different types of therapy, while outside, under the umbrella pines of Parque do Golfe, two wooden cabins are set in a quiet Oriental-style garden featuring a white pebble waterfall and a lily pond. The hammam, with a lower temperature and higher humidity, is a gentler option for optimum detoxification of the body. In the vichy shower, gentle water jets provide the ultimate natural back massage. A calendarium area can be used to cool down between steam and sauna sessions, complete with a fountain and cold water foot baths to stimulate the circulation. A swimming pool and decked area, with a retractable glass roof making it outdoor in Summer and indoor in Winter, is the finishing touch to this fully equipped wellness complex.

Guests are encouraged to use the facilities - which include saunas, a Turkish bath and hammam - as part of their Royal Spa experience. Steam rooms, infused with local essential oils such as eucalyptus, are especially good for sinus problems and weak lungs, prone to ailments such as bronchitis. Treatments.

Vale do Lobo Spa
Vale do Lobo Spa

Fitness Center

One of the most Modern Gyms in the Algarve

Vale do Lobo Fitness Center

Beside the Royal Spa is the state of the Vale do Lobo Fitness Centre, one of the most modern gyms in the Algarve, fitted out with the best and most up-to-date Technogym equipment and overlooking the beautiful gardens of Parque do Golfe.

Top-of-the range equipment
Bikes, stairmasters, rowing machines and treadmills are included in the aerobic equipment - all new models, low impact, better for the joints. All the usual weights machines are available, as well as equipment new to the market such as a 'radiant' - a new type of complete body workout machine, the first to arrive in the Algarve - and a 'Power Plate' - a vibrating plate which provides resistance training by evenly distributing vibrations throughout the body, and works out all parts of the body very effectively.

A weekly schedule of exercise classes such as pilates, spinning and fit-ball take place – timings are available direct from the Fitness Centre. Private, tailored fitness sessions are also available, as described in the Royal Spa treatment list. The Fitness Centre also offers first aid and CPR training on request.

Vale do Lobo Fitness Center
Vale do Lobo Fitness Center

Tennis Academy

Tennis Capital of the Algarve

Vale do Lobo Tennis Academy

Since the Vale do Lobo Tennis Academy was first established in 1980 it has grown into one of the finest centres in Europe with first class facilities and coaching programmes tailored to suit all ages and levels of players. The Academy, now an annual venue for the prestigious ATP Seniors World Tour, is run by the former top Portuguese player Pedro Frazão who was named Professional of the Year by the coaches association in 1999. He heads a team of nine professional coaches.


  • 14 tennis courts in total: 4 synthetic grass, 10 hard courts (six courts are floodlit)
  • 1 paddle tennis court, 1 mini court for children
  • Gym, Sauna, Steam room, Massage room, Swimming pool
  • Pro shop
  • Bar and Restaurant

The Academy employs fully qualified multi-lingual fitness and tennis instructors.

Vale do Lobo Tennis Courts
Vale do Lobo Tennis Academy


25 Different Sports Available

Vale do Lobo Beach

In total, more than 25 different sports are available at Vale do Lobo, including a variety of water sports which take place along the resort's two kilometres of golden beach such as sailing, wind-surfing, water-skiing and jet skiing. As well as two championship golf courses and Portugal's largest tennis facility, Vale do Lobo offers much for the sports fan including two gyms, mini-golf, volleyball, pilates, aerobics and dedicated sports fields for football, cricket, hockey and more.

Lawn Bowling Club - The Vale do Lobo Lawn Bowling Club is located in the tranquil Zone Nutopia. Its pristine bowling green, developed in 2005 by Vale do Lobo's green-keeping experts, offers a pleasant and complementary alternative to the golf courses and tennis courts - perfect for a morning or afternoon of enjoyment and relaxation.

Vale do Lobo Sailing
Vale do Lobo Bowling Club


Vale do Lobo Shopping

Vale do Lobo Shopping

Vale do Lobo Shopping, conveniently located at the central Parque do Golfe complex, is home to a range of boutiques, a beauty centre, newsagent and bank. A walk through the airy, modern galleria will inspire, with sparkling designer jewellery at Select Designs, top of the range cosmetics at Farmarosa, golf clothing and equipment at Nevada Bob's and home décor at Vale do Lobo Interior Designs. Then, at the end of a hard morning's shopping, why not pop into the Beauty Centre for a chic manicure or a stylish new hairstyle? A wander around the Art Gallery and a coffee at Café Crème tops off the experience. For everyday shopping needs, a well-stocked supermarket is located at the entrance to the resort.