Hilton Vilamoura as Cascatas
This fantastic resort delivers a taste of Hollywood glamour combined with an exceptional family holiday experience. The Hilton Vilamoura may be small (just 4 hectares) but it is perfectly formed and designed, as its name suggests, around cascading waterfalls, lakes, grottos and pavilions. 6 enormous heated pools and the idyllic Paradise Island for children only add to your family’s holiday enjoyment!
A major feature of the Hilton Vilamoura is the largest Spa in Portugal, managed by 7Spa. Accessible directly from the hotel lift, this fabulous Spa is inspired by the ancient Hindu and Buddhist focus on the body’s ‘chakras’. As with the rest of the resort, water is an abiding theme and the Spa offers a unique water shower experience that recreates different locations from the Amazon to Siberia, complete with sounds and lights!
Not itself a golf resort, Hilton Vilamoura is located between two golf courses, one of which is the famous Pinhal, designed by Frank Pennink. The resort has a well-equipped golf shop and 2 golf simulators for hire, as well as video swing analysis equipment. In addition there is a small, well-stocked gym, open 24 hours (and with a personal trainer available for hire) and tennis courts (lessons also available).
This wonderful new resort has a number of restaurants, of which the Aguarela is styled like a prehistoric cave, surrounded by grottos and waterfalls. There is a weekly family barbeque at the Aguarela. The Moscada offers themed buffets and a la carte choices and the more formal Cilantro delivers more traditional Portuguese and Latin American menus. Late drinks and live music are available at the Rubi bar, with a terrace overlooking the pools. Children’s menus are available throughout the resort.
Of the 6 heated swimming pools (one indoor), one is adult-only. The children’s pool is supervised by trained lifeguards. Towel service and sun beds are available at all pools. A free shuttle takes you to the Hilton Beach Club and its facilities, just 5 minutes away.
The Family Travel experience
Accommodation: The hotel has over 150 guest rooms, including 10 Junior and one Presidential Suite. All rooms (some of which are interconnecting) have WIFI and Internet access, and a fully equipped kitchenette and child-friendly balcony. High chairs and cot beds available on request.
For the children: When it comes to children’s fun and entertainment, the Hilton Vilamoura’s facilities are unrivalled. Paradise Island is an enormous, completely secure complex for 4 to 12s, open all year. Here, children enjoy a fantastic Robinson Crusoe-themed playground with pirate ships, slides and even a cable swing. A fenced-in children’s pool and a myriad of fun activities, including treasure hunting, beach games, table games and sports challenges are available every day and there is a shaded ‘chill out’ area. Supervised children play free in Paradise Island; or, you can pay to have trained professionals look after them while you relax! There is a Teen Club for older children.
Flight duration: 2 hours 50 min
Transfer from airport: 35 min
Time difference: none
Best time to travel: March - Oct
Child friendly restaurant
Child friendly pool