Pine Cliffs, A Luxury Collection Resort, Algarve, ALBUFEIRA, Portugal & Madeira
With acres of grounds in a cliff-top setting with views over the Atlantic Ocean and a beautiful unspoilt beach for lazy, sun-drenched days, this is a magical place for couples and families alike to unwind.
Influenced by Portugal's Arabic heritage, Pine Cliffs (previously Sheraton Algarve) has serene white-washed architecture with graceful archways and marble pillars, which create a dramatic visual contrast to the lush flower-filled gardens that surround.
Interiors are a combination of airy and intimate spaces with in-room décor seeing bursts of colour, lavish fabrics and exotic details.
Families are fantastically-catered for here with a wide choice of accommodation and excellent facilities for children: the kids' supervised 'village', Porto Pirata, is dominated by two wooden pirate ships and equipped with a pool, bouncy castle and indoor craft activities.
Activities for grown-ups are plentiful here too though, with several pools, a tennis academy, wellness centre and an award-winning nine-hole golf course: which, though short, represents a challenge for any golfer, especially its famous dramatic 6th hole built over a ravine!