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Description & Facilities

After intense refurbishment, the first five-star resort in the Algarve – The Blue&Green Vilalara Thalassa Resort - reopened with a brand new image. Recently recognized as Portugal’s leading 5 star resort, it has much to offer.


An integral part of the Small Luxury Hotels Collection, Vilalara is located 45 minutes from the Faro Airport in the municipality of Lagoa, Alporchinhos. Surrounded by 11 hectares of lush gardens, with direct access to a secluded golden sand beach, the resort includes 104 Junior Suites, seven Suites and 13 two and three-bedroom Apartments. It also features two restaurants, six fresh or sea water pools, four tennis courts and one of the best Thalassotherapy and Spa Centres in the world.


Following its refurbishment, the Thalassotherapy Centre, considered by Condé Nast Traveller to be one of the world’s five best, is now complemented by a Spa and offers a large variety or new slimming and well-being programmes. The Thalassotherapy and Spa Centre has area of 2600m2 and includes 20 thalassotherapy treatment rooms and 22 spa treatment rooms and includes three pools, a beauty salon and hairdresser. This emphasis on a more varied range extends to the fitness area which has been totally renovated providing guests with many more options.


Thalassotherapy involves the combined use of seawater, sea air and marine extracts such as seaweed, marine mud and sand. We therefore recommend the thalassotherapy cure, which has a recommended minimum duration of six days. Thanks to the specific activity of the marine-based medium, doctors are able to restore equilibrium to the body and mind, preventing imbalances that can harm the body’s metabolism. We suggest the following treatments: Basic Cure: shape recovery and anti-stress; Special Back Cure; Marine Slimming Cure: anti-cellulite; Anti-Smoking Cure and the Leg Tonic Cure.

Highlights of the Spa include five massage treatment rituals by the French brand Thali’sens Mers et Merveilles (Thali’sens: The Ocean and its Marvels). In these treatments the knowledge of thalassotherapy meets the riches of nature from faraway lands. The Spa’s focus on well-being combines with the effectiveness of the sea resulting in magnificent skin and moments of sublime abandonment. Tension dissipates, the body becomes buoyant and the skin discovers its smoothness and radiance.


The rooms have been redecorated so that sophistication, simplicity and harmony coexist in the same space and interact perfectly with the exterior architecture. Guests of Vilalara will now enjoy greater comfort and flexibility. Every room is decorated in neutral tones and features ample space, a private balcony, comfortable daybeds and views overlooking the gardens, the sea or the pools. The junior suites have also been upgraded with the latest technology, including LCD TV, video-on-demand and Internet access.


The resort’s two restaurants located beside the cliff-top pool have been completely renovated and redesigned by Promontório Architecture. The B&G Restaurant now offers a menu of reinvented Portuguese cuisine, serving innovative dishes with an emphasis on local, quality produce. This restaurant will continue to offer its already famous gourmet menus of fresh, low-calorie recipes. The Terrace Grill, located on the ground floor, is spacious and offers a wide range of dishes. With nature as its backdrop, this restaurant offers themed evening meals, traditional "churrasco” barbecues and nighttime musical entertainment. There is a new lounge bar, Tonic which is located beside the cliff-top pool, with an outdoor deck and magnificent sea views.

A spacious multipurpose center has been built featuring areas where guests can enjoy reading, playing board games or watching television. For entertainment purposes, the resort also now includes a spacious outdoor amphitheatre built beautifully into the surrounding gardens. Guests can now stay at Vilalara comfortably all year round.


The resort also features the Koala Kids Club for children, with an innovative concept designed for children aged three to 12. It offers a varied entertainment program of indoor and outdoor activities in the company of characters “Koala” and “Kookaburra” and professional entertainers.


Lounge Bar

Cocktail lounge

24 hours room service

Welcome drinks

2 Restaurants

2 Bars

Continental breakfast /English breakfast /American style breakfast

Vegetarian options

Gluten free bread on request

Children's menu

International cuisine

National cuisine

Regional cuisine

Fish restaurant

Grill restaurant

Fruit in room upon arrival




Individually controlled air-conditionning

Satellite TV (Flat screen)

Video on demand

Free Wifi (high speed)

Phone with voice mail

Electrical adapters available

Bathrobes and slippers

High quality bed

High quality pillow

Hair dryer

 Fridge / Minibar

Privacy balcony or terrace

Accessible bathroom (for disabled guests)

Spacious layout for easy wheelchair

Accessible toilets with grab bars

In room safe

2 suites are for disabled guests



Indoor pool

Outdoor pool

Children's pool

Heated pool

Fitness room







Excursions & sightseeing


Kid's club

Barber shop

Beauty shop




24 hour concierge service

24 hour front desk


Porter / Bellman



Babysitting services

Meeting rooms

Free Wifi

PC available /Printer /Facsimile

Courier service

Taxi services

Airport transfer

Car rental services

Safety deposit box

Room / facilities for people with disabilities

Laundry /Dry cleaning /Pressing

Excursions & sightseeing


Restaurant reservations


No pets allowed

Kids Club 3 - 12 years of age


Boutique in the lobby area

Direct access from the resort to an exclusive beach


Hotel's best suite

Junior Suite Emotion

Vilalara Thalassa Resort
Vilalara Thalassa Resort

This ample Junior Suite has a spacious living room, and features an innovative arquitectural bathroom concept, with shower or bathtub in the room. This Junior Suite also includes a comfortable day bed in a large balcony with outstanding views of the resorts magnificent gardens.


Gallery & video

Vilalara Thalassa Resort Algarve

Location & surroundings

Lagoa, Portugal

Lagoa is a municipality rich in beaches. They have been improved dramatically over the last few decades, in terms of infrastructure and access, as well as in terms of water quality and the environment. They now successfully compete with the better known beaches of Portimão and Albufeira.

Vilalara Thalassa Resort - Official Website

The Vilalara Thalassa Resort Hotel Website