Name of resort
Monte Santo, Carvoeiro
Modern, luxury family-style resort consisting of 133 self-contained properties set in landscaped gardens.
Spacious surroundings, well thought-out design and modern look (it opened in 2008) combined with the facilities on offer make this an ideal option for families - no nasty surprises or holiday horror stories here.
There are five types of properties available to rent for vacations: two studios, 22 one-bedroom suites, 50 two-bedroom suites, 5 three-bedroom suites, 44 two-bedroom townhouses, and 10 three-bedroom townhouses, sleeping between two and eight people. The rooms are generously proportioned, all properties have their own kitchens plus balconies or terraces, and come complete with a range of facilities including wide-screen TVs, CD players and A/C.
The Club House serves breakfast, lunch and dinner if required, and has a lounge and bar serving snacks and drinks (also available poolside). Three-course dinners start from around €25 per person. Groceries can be delivered. The nearest shops are in Carvoeiro (a five minute drive).
What other facilities does the resort have?
Five outdoor pools, heated indoor pool, sauna, steam room, fitness centre, games room, sports court, jogging circuit, kids club. Massages can be booked in your room or in an outside tented area.
What could be improved?
Minimalism has its place, but a few extra interior touches might help 'soften' some of the public spaces.
Parents can pre-order online a range of items for babies and children, including car safety seats, bottle warmers, high chairs, etc.
Sitio do Mato Serrao, just outside Carvoeiro. Ask for location details - the map on the website isn't great! Plenty of parking.
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