Perched high atop a cliff above the azure Atlantic Ocean, the Pine Cliffs Residence Resort overlooks a scenic golf course and manicured gardens infused with rich fragrances, while being conveniently located a short walk away from a pristine beach. Ideally suited for family stays, the resort provides an array of activities for all ages, including world-class golf, five tennis courts and swimming pools, spa treatments, kids' club, and private access to the beach through the Sheraton Algarve Hotel. At home away from home, guests enjoy the privacy of 154 two or three-bedroom apartments, abundantly equipped with all modern day appliances and comfort, including balconies with outdoor furniture, with the refinement of a personalised retreat.
The resort was beautiful, lots of birds, flowers, grassy areas. The facilities were very good and they were well set up to cater for children. Porto Pirata, the indoor pool and the beach provided lots of entertainment for little ones and there was the option to pay to have your children cared for by a wonderful team of girls in Porto Pirata if you so wished (see negatives in terms of expense!) Our two bed residence was large, clean and extremely comfortable - the actuality exceeding the pictures shown on websites (not a frequent occurance in my experience). Staff were very friendly and helpful. There are lots of activities organised every day. Lovely Italian restaurant. Resort was so well tended - it was a wonderful holiday
Childcare in porto pirata was excellent but expensive, especially if your children were under three years of age. Food was good but expensive comparatively speaking with nice restaurants outside the resort. We were there in quiet season so many of the restaurants in the hotel were not open. If you book a residence by prepared for a good walk to breakfast, it may be only in the quiet season but we had to walk nearly a kilometre (albeit along a pretty path) to the hotel for breakfast each morning. In high season there is a train that takes you but in low season be prepared for leg work - I lost about four pounds in nine days!
Beautiful - absolute luxury.
Very expensive food and drink