Pine Cliffs Hotel, a Luxury Collection Resort, Algarve

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Exhilarating Activities at Our Portugal Resort

Experiences

Despite its beautiful golden sand beaches and sunny weather that are icons of the region, Albufeira, Portugal has much more to offer to the curious explorers who want to discover more about its rich heritage, landscapes, and culture. Strategically located near the beach in the middle of Algarve, Portugal, Pine Cliffs Hotel, a Luxury Collection Resort, Algarve is the perfect starting point to get to know an array of unique places, such as the Fishermen Village of Albufeira, Moorish Castle of Silves, Sagres Fortress, Ria Formosa Natural Park or Monchique Springs. Visitors will be delighted with the wonders of the region and upon arrival at the resort can enjoy the numerous facilities and activities available for all preferences.

A Memorable Golf Outing for Advanced Players

Golf at Pine Cliffs Resort

Pine Cliffs Hotel, a Luxury Collection Resort takes advantage of its privileged setting in Albufeira, Portugal and turns your golf break into a unique and unforgettable experience. Extended across 168 acres of naturally beautiful land along the Southern Portugal coastline, Pine Cliffs is set above a stunning cliff top with a golden sand beach and the deep blue water of the Atlantic Ocean lying underneath. The dark red of Albufeira's iconic sandstone cliffs contrasts sharply with the immaculate green of the 9-hole golf course. The Pine Cliffs Golf Course features a pro shop, the Clubhouse restaurant, and a golf academy with driving range and putting and chipping greens. Guests may rent clubs and golf trolleys.

Pine Cliffs Golf Course

Play your best swing. Perched 200 feet above the golden sands and blue water of the Atlantic Ocean lies the immaculate Pine Cliffs Golf Course. Play 9-holes on one of Algarve, Portugal's most original golf courses, featuring striking views of the Algarve region with tree-lined fairways alongside the Atlantic Ocean. Our Albufeira golf course is perfect for both beginners and experienced golfers.

Golf course lawn with tress on each side.

Pine Cliffs Golf Academy

Golf pros Manuel Baptista, Monia Bernardo, and Paul Tipper lead an experienced team of professionals at the Pine Cliffs Golf Academy.

Pine Cliffs Clubhouse

Enjoy a drink and a snack after the game, directly with a view on the course.

On-Site Outlets
Serenity Spa - The Art of Well Being

Serenity - The Art of Well Being Spa

Pamper yourself with a refreshing massage or one of our other soothing wellness treatments to revitalize your mind, body and soul at our Albufeira day spa in Portugal. Select from affordable spa packages, individual services or couples treatments.

Golf course with ocean view.

Pine Cliffs Golf Course

Play 9-holes on one of Algarve, Portugal's most original golf courses, featuring striking views of the Algarve region with tree-lined fairways alongside the Atlantic Ocean. Our Albufeira golf course is perfect for both beginners and experienced golfers.

Fitness Centre

Active by Serenity

Located at Pine Cliffs Hotel, features the lastest cardiovascular training machines.

Chaise lounges with monogramed towels on patio.

Active by Serenity - Pine Cliffs Residence

Located at Pine Cliffs Residence, is equipped with Precor and Nessfit brand technology.

Outdoor swimming pool.

Swimming

Indoor Heated Pool

Mon-Sun: 9:00 AM-9:00 PM

Indoor

Heated

Outdoor Pools

Outdoor

Children's Pool

Outdoor

Whirlpool

Pine Cliffs Hotel

Spa Highlights
Indoor pool with fountain spigot.

Thermal Oasis

The luxurious thermal oasis at Serenity Spa accomplishes all sorts of water-based treatments, providing relaxation and renovation for the guests. The pace has an indoor hydro pool, herbal sauna, salt sauna, ice fountain, experience showers and many other treatments that you can enjoy for hours.

Spa room with massage table.

Senses of the Algarve

Signature Treatment. The most traditional ingredients of the Algarve inspired this signature treatment that uses fleur-de-sel from Ria Formosa, sand from Falésia Beach, carob and orange oil. Immerse yourself in the culture and let nature take care of you.

Swimming Pools

Located throughout the grounds of the hotel, there are a number of outdoor swimming pools—including one dedicated to children—and a heated indoor pool that offer relaxing escapes from the day’s activities and time together as a family.

Outdoor pool with sun lounges and building in back.

Indoor Pool

The indoor heated pool, located at Active by Serenity gym, is the perfect place to improve your swimming skills during your stay. Our guests can also book a swim class with a personal trainer from Active by Serenity gym or enrol at Aqua Fitness group class.

Outdoor Pools

With five outdoor swimming pools nestled amongst the hotel gardens, guests are welcome to choose the ambiance that best suits their mood. The main pool offers breathtaking cliff-top views following the beautiful Algarvian coast.

Amenities

Sun beds surround the various pool areas and are offered complimentary to all guests, as are plush pool towels. Guests may also enjoy a light menu of sandwiches and snacks as well as refreshing drinks with service available at all pool areas.

Annabel Croft Tennis Academy

The Annabel Croft Tennis Academy features five floodlit courts—two clay and three all-weather hard courts—ideal for day or nighttime play. Located on the beautifully landscaped grounds of the Pine Cliffs Hotel, the ATP standard courts are managed by our two full-time tennis pros along with friendly staff happy to arrange matches for solo players as well as fun clinics to guests of all ages and skill levels. The courts are walking distance from the hotel's main building; although a hotel tram is also available. Court time must be pre-booked with The Luxury Collection Concierge. Racket and balls are also available for hire. The Annabel Croft Tennis Academy team offers players a range of tennis services from court hire and racquet rental to coaching courses and tournaments. The Annabel Croft Tennis Academy is one of Europe’s premier tennis coaching programmes. The Annabel Croft Tennis Academy is open daily from 9am to 5pm (this may vary depending on season and weather).

Annabel Croft Tennis Academy
Coaching & Tennis Clinics
  • Players can choose from a range of coaching organised and conducted by the qualified team of coaches at the Annabel Croft Tennis Academy.
  • The academy programme has a wide selection of coaching courses available for both adults and children which cover all aspects of the game. Each session is delivered using a selection of specifically designed drills and exercises that are challenging but ultimately rewarding and each group is carefully managed, with low numbers of players in each group to maximise your coaching experience. 
  • The weekly coaching programme is supported by a range of seasonal tournaments and events that give players of all ages a chance to test their skills and take home a trophy!

 

Our Tennis Pros

Michael Weyman (BSc, PGCert, CSCS)

  • Michael was born on the 5th of August 1977 and he is from Middlesex, London - England.
  • Playing History: Middlesex University High Level Tennis Centre, Competed Futures Tournaments in Europe and USA
  • Tennis Highlights: Michael coached all levels from Junior to Pro. Strength and Conditioning - Pro Level.
  • Coaching Qualifications: LTA 4 Licensed / PTR Instructor
  • Favourite Tennis Player: Pete Sampras - Cool, calm and collected!
  • Favourite Quote: Heart in the oven, head in the fridge - Owen Farrell

 

João Marques

  • João was born on the 5th of December 1964 and he is from Faro - Portugal.
  • Playing History: João started playing tennis at the age of 9. He has been working with ACTA for two years.
  • Tennis Highlights: Former competition player (vet), coached at Jim Stewart Academy, Algarve

  • Tennis Federation and Champs Academy. Coached young juniors toward success.
  • Coaching Qualifications: Portuguese Tennis Federation Level 1
  • Favourite Tennis Player: Andy Murray, Ivan Lendl and David Ferrer
  • Favourite Quote: Must give something to keep the essential going beyond expectations.
  • Daily activities are also organized by age, which included face painting, arts and crafts, treasure hunts, water games and various sports activities. The activities schedule is seasonal and may vary according to the time of the year you visit the resort.
  • Porto Pirata is currently open between 9:30 am and 5:00 pm. In the summer we extend until 7:00pm only for assistance (mini-golf, selling). The child care remains until 5:00pm. After closure guests are still able to access the outdoor facilities of the playground. All services of Porto Pirata Kid's Club are subject to seasonal availability, the playground is open all year-round. Please consult our Concierge to know about the Kid's Club program during your stay: concierge.algarve@luxurycollection.com or +351 289 500 100.
Children's Activities

Birthday Parties

Kids can have a birthday party at Porto Pirata with own invitations and more!

Mini Golf Course

18-hole mini golf course: 5€ per person up to 4 players and 4€ per person if 5 or more players. There’s a weekly pass of 20€ per person. The mini-golf doesn’t need to be booked and it’s available every day between 9:30am and 5:00pm. When we are off, all mini golf gear is rented from the golf shop.

Children's Village Facilities

The facilities are available to our guests even when their children are not enrolled in the kids’ club sessions. They can find 2 large scale pirate ships, a playground with a bouncy castle, volleyball net, basketball court, swimming pool and a green open area in the front. Note that the pool isn’t heated. We provide the balls for the guests to play.

Porto Pirata Children's Village
  • 6 months to 8 years of age.

  • Imagine the wonder of your child exploring a playground filled with two life-size wooden pirate ships - complete with an endless view of the Atlantic Ocean from their perch high atop the cliffs of the Algarve.
  • The multi-functional ships anchor the incredibly spacious Porto Pirata, the hotel's 7000 square meter on-site children's village for children ages six months to eight years.


  • Supervised by an experienced and well-qualified staff, children enjoy their own adventures complete with a bouncing castle, mini track for big-wheel toys, scooters and bikes, a swimming pool just for kids, and an 18-hole mini-golf course to entertain the whole family.
     
  • Daily activities are organized by age and include finger painting, arts and crafts, treasure hunts, water games, face painting and various sporting activities.
     
  • The program and outdoor facilities is offered to all guests, with some activities within the program, incurring a nominal charge.
     
  • Porto Pirata is open from March through October, and during selected dates throughout festive seasons, between 09:30h and 17:00h.

 

Junior Club
  • 8 to 12 years of age
     
  • The 'tween' set, ages eight to thirteen years old, will love our Junior's Club with supervised activities designed just for them. Kids enjoy mini-golf, football, crossbow and aim shooting, water ball, darts and disc bowls and much more.
     
  • A weekly programme is available during the festive and summer months and features a selection of activities including Aquaball, Tree-climbing, Archery and more. Many of these may be enjoyed with parents as well, creating special family moments to last a lifetime. Junior Club activities incur a nominal charge.
     
  • The weekly programme features activities such as basketball, aerobics, football (soccer), and much more. Many of these may be enjoyed with parents as well, creating special family moments to last a lifetime.
     
  • The Junior Club is located just outside the hotel’s main building next to the Corda Café. These programmes are offered June through September. Pre-reserved vouchers are required for a nominal fee and are available at reception or the concierge.

Mimo Cooking School and Gourmet Shop

Mimo Algarve, the cooking school at Pine Cliffs, a Luxury Collection Resort offers daily cooking experiences for adults and families. The offering will include classes on Algarve cuisine, both traditional and modern Portuguese cuisine, as well as new family classes, where parents and children come together around the stoves. The cooking school has an integrated shop space, which features the best conserves, salts, charcuterie, cheeses, and gifts from the artisans of Portugal. All of the shop’s products have been specially curated, with lots of care and mimo, the Portuguese term for the love you give baby—or a homemade dish.

Mimo Algarve Cooking School
Hotel Activity Highlights

18-Hole Mini-Golf Course

Designed especially for children and families. Located next to the Porto Pirata children's village, the course takes full advantage of its spectacular setting with natural creeks offering a fun challenge on a few of the holes. Offered as part of the children's programme, the mini-golf course is a great activity for the whole family as well.

PineCliffsLifestyle Activities

Complimentary PineCliffsLifestyle Activities complete every guest's stay at Pine Cliffs. With these varying activities like Yoga, Beach Boot Camp, or Tiles Tour or Botanical Tour, Family Golf Challenge or Bike Tour through the resort with The Luxury Collection Concierge or Live Music at Portulano Lobby Bar, guests experience the true #PineCliffsLifestyle.

Water Sports

At the longest stretch of golden sand beach in all of Portugal, Praia da Falésia is renowned for its stunning amber-red sandstone cliffs rising majestically from translucent blue Atlantic waters. This beautiful beach be awarded the prestigious "Golden Flag" by the European Union and there we offer Jet-Ski, Water Skiing, Ringo Ride, Banana Boat Ride, Pedal Boat, Kayaks, Stand Up Paddle, Body Boards.

Explore Algarve

With a rich history and stunning beaches, Algarve captivates its visitors and offers countless unique places to explore.Along Portugal's southernmost shores, the picture-postcard region known as the Algarve captivates travellers with its dramatic red sandstone cliffs marching toward an imperial blue Atlantic Ocean. Renowned for its gorgeous beaches, warm waters, and exceptional golfing, the Algarve's year-round sunshine makes it an ideal holiday retreat. With a rich history dating back thousands of years to the Phoenicians and Carthaginians, it was the arrival of the Arabic Moors in the eighth century that would have the most significant and lasting influence on the Algarve—the traces of which are seen today in the whitewashed architecture, narrow streets and flower gardens typical throughout the region.

Restaurant with outdoor seating next to rocky cliff on beach.
  • The Luxury Collection Concierge recommends the following as unique places to explore, all accessible by car or organised tour:

 

  • Explore the medieval village of Silves—from the impressive walls of its Moorish castle to the Ponte Romana Bridge recalling the presence of the Romans.
  • Journey to Monchique, the highest point in the Algarve, nestled between the mountains of Foia and Picota and offering spectacular panoramas of rolling hills and the ocean beyond. Famed for its thermal spas, an exploration of its steep cobble-stoned streets leads to ancient churches, monastaries, and the small doorways of local artisans.
  • Discover Alte, an extremely pretty village amid unspoilt and hilly countryside. Noted for its whitewashed architecture, narrow streets, gardens filled with flowers, and hanging baskets, Alte is typical of the Algarve region.


  • Portuguese is the national language spoken throughout the Algarve, although most locals will also speak some English. The Euro is the accepted currency and most stores and restaurants take all major credit cards and European debit cards. There is a shopping complex just 15 kilometres from the hotel, accessible by car, which is open daily from 10am to 11pm.