Get Active in the Algarve…

With 3,000 hours of sunshine and just 3hrs flight from the UK, the Algarve is unique in that it boasts some of the mildest winters in Europe, offering a truly delightful year-round destination. Situated in Quinta do Lago and nestled within the privacy and security of the Ria Formosa nature reserve, lies Four Seasons Fairways, the ideal setting, not only for a great golfing break but an ‘Active Living’ break with friends or family.

Whether you’re a golf enthusiast, gym bunny, fitness fanatic or reluctant exerciser, Four Seasons Fairways really is the perfect place to escape for a week of warmth, sun, sumptuous Mediterranean food and ‘Active Living’. And what’s more, if you visit during their special ‘Active Living Week’, you’ll get to rub shoulders with Double Olympic Champion Helen Glover, who will be hosting stretch classes in the lush grounds of the resort as well as Kayaking & Stand-up-paddle boarding sessions on the Ria Formosa!

With a wealth of facilities on site, Four Seasons Fairways is lucky enough to be surrounded by some of Quinta do Lago’s numerous championship golf courses, which are justifiably some of the best in the world and will challenge even the most ardent of players. The resort is also just a stone’s throw from the stunning Ria Formosa nature reserve, a scenic swirl of seawater lagoons, sandy islands, salt marshlands and diverse bird life, making it the perfect setting for walking, running and cycling.

This discreet and elegant private villa resort is home to 132 colonial style villas and apartments (many of which have recently been newly renovated) set in beautifully landscaped gardens with each featuring its own pool or jacuzzi, terrace or garden area and outdoor BBQ/cooking station. The resorts ‘Clubhouse’ area is home to stunning heated indoor & outdoor pools, Kids’ Club, wine cellar, fully equipped gym and cleverly designed indoor-outdoor bar. The resort also boasts two tennis courts on site and bikes are available to hire allowing guests to explore the local area including the Ria Formosa. If you’re into spectating golf but not necessarily playing, you’ll find that Four Seasons Fairways is surrounded on three sides by the greens and fairways of both Quinta do Lago signature courses, the 1st tee of the award-winning Quinta do Lago North and the 18th tee of Quinta do Lago South, as well as by the attractive 27-hold Pinheiros Altos course and there are plenty of spots to quietly observe with cocktail in hand.

Visitors to Quinta do Lago are also really spoilt for choice when it comes to eating out and at Four Seasons Fairways, their fine dining restaurant Amara doesn’t disappoint. The restaurant seamlessly blends intimacy with sophistication and Portuguese traditions with contemporary cuisine to give guests a truly memorable experience – as well as some of the best views in Quinta do Lago!

The Active Living Package at Four Seasons Fairways ( costs from £650pp/758Euros pp and is available annually from October – April.

The package includes accommodation, daily breakfast, fresh oranges delivered to your villa daily and complimentary extras such as bike hire, tennis court bookings, classes with the PT and even a jog with the GM!

September 2, 2020 3:35 pm

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