Pine Cliffs Resort
Example Booking: 47,500 eXpectations points, 7-nights Dec / Jan 2017, 3-bed sleeps 6
Celebrate the New Year in luxury at Pine Cliffs Resort, situated on the beautiful Portuguese southern coastline of the Algarve. Just half an hour drive from Faro International Airport guests will soon be getting into the spirit of the Portuguese festive season during the New Years celebrations.
Pine Cliffs Resort is the perfect holiday destination for the whole family seeking luxury accommodation in stunning surroundings. The resort was voted in the Top 25 Hotels in the whole of Portugal by TripAdvisor’s Travellers Choice awards (2017) for its prime seafront location and first-class family facilities.
Guests at Pine Cliffs Resort are simply spoilt with the lavish amenities, superb facilities and spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean from this picturesque cliff-top setting. Treat the family to a special holiday over New Year at the Pine Cliffs Resort in an exquisite 3-bedroom suite (sleeping 6) from 30th December to 6th January 2018. This fantastic break was available on RCI.com when we looked on 11/05/2017 and would have cost only 47,500 points to eXpectations members.
New Year in the Algarve
New Year in the Algarve is a peaceful time of the year to visit as it is less crowded than the summer months (great for golfers), enabling visitors to feel part of the traditional family culture, as locals prepare feasts and elaborate firework displays. During January the Algarve boasts a mild Mediterranean climate with average daytime temperatures of 16-18 degrees Celsius with plenty of sunshine.
Pine Cliffs Resort, The Luxury Collection
The prestigious Pine Cliffs Resort sits on the magnificent red rock cliffs overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, enveloped by beautiful pine trees, perfectly manicured gardens with direct access to sandy beaches and secluded coves.
Guests can enjoy first-class accommodation in a prime location, along with an array of supreme facilities and a friendly service. The resort has won many awards including the RCI Gold Crown, Travellers Choice 2017 by TripAdvisor and “Europe’s Leading Family Resort 2016” from the World Travel awards.
As you enter a splendid marble reception area featuring elegant décor and beautifully designed furniture it is clear to see that every detail has been taken into consideration to ensure your stay is as comfortable and memorable as possible.
Guests can relax in harmony within the newly refurbished 3-bedroom suites offering warm pastel coloured décor and the finest designed furniture to create a feeling of relaxation and comfort. Each suite features, fully-fitted kitchens with all the required amenities, a spacious lounge/dining area and beautifully designed bedrooms. An LCD TV and Wi-Fi access are provided in every room and guests can unwind and enjoy the stunning views from their private balcony/terrace.
Leisurely life at Pine Cliffs Resort
From your doorstep you can enjoy an abundance of leisure facilities including a wide selection of fitness sessions including: Zumba, yoga, aqua fitness and many more. At Pine Cliffs Resort guests can get into the swing of things at the famous Anna Croft Tennis Academy. Whether you want to improve your performance or learn the basics one of the qualified tennis coaches will assist you to enjoy a game of tennis in beautiful surroundings.
Soak up some winter sunshine on the four-poster sunbeds situated on the wooden decks around the pools before taking a stroll through the manicured gardens and pine trees. A wooden pathway winds its way through the stunning red rocks towards the long, sandy Falésia Beach, rated the No.1 beach in all of Portugal from TripAdvisor’s Travellers Choice (2017) awards.
The Algarve is famous for its championship golf courses and the Pine Cliffs Resort boasts its own 9-hole golf course and academy. Set alongside the dramatic cliff top overlooking the brilliant blue sea and lined with lush green pine trees, this course is a picture of paradise for every golf player teeing off.
Kid’s faces will light up when they see the “Porto Pirata” in the children’s village playground. Imaginations will be unravelled as the children climb and play on the two life-sized pirate ships. Hours of fun can also be had on the bouncy castle and 18-hole mini golf course whilst the little ones can let off some steam on the bike and scooter track. The young artists can join in the supervised face painting, arts and crafts classes.
Adults can experience a fresh, new start in the New Year with an exuberant choice of pampering treatments in the Serenity Spa, choose from facials to therapeutic massages. The qualified beauticians can create a personalised package to make you feel revitalised and rejuvenate your mind, body and soul.
Feliz Ano Novo from The Algarve
The Portuguese certainly know how to celebrate the New Year with the Algarve coming alive in entertainment shows, live music and spectacular firework displays. Visiting this region over the festive season will be a fun experience for the whole family.
Explore the beauty of the Algarve coastline, approximately 3km along Falésia Beach where you will discover the stunning marina and town of Vilamoura. The marina is the town’s main attraction inviting visitors to stroll around the luxury yachts, shops, boutiques and watch passers-by in the many water-front restaurants and café-bars. For those looking for leisure activities, there are boat excursions from the marina whilst Vilamoura hosts some of the best golf courses in the whole of Portugal. Both sides of the marina, there are two long, sandy beaches to stroll along and enjoy beachside entertainments.
Get a feel of the real Algarve by driving approximately 22km inland to the beautiful town of Loulé. This historical Mediterranean town presents an array of white-washed buildings and intricate architecture, offering a great sense of the town’s fascinating history. Try visiting on a Saturday morning to roam around the famous gypsy market and wander around a maze of streets lined with old stone buildings leading to charming churches and the beautiful 14th Century Loulé Castle.
Whether you choose to welcome the New Year at Pine Cliffs Resort’s fabulous restaurants and bars or decide to head into the bustling town of Albufeira. This beautiful town offers an excellent choice of bars and nightlife, should you wander down to the beach at midnight on New Year’s Eve you will be amazed at the number of people celebrating the occasion in the sea. For those looking for special and romantic moments then relax and enjoy mouth-watering “A la carte” dishes in Pine Cliffs Club House restaurant or Piri Piri Steak House. In the comfort of Portulano Bar’s soft leather sofas, guests can sip the traditional sour almond liqueur Amarguinha, or savour the taste of the famous Portuguese wines.
To highlight the great value of eXpectations Holidays we conducted a price comparison using TripAdvisor to source an equivalent booking. 7-nights at Pine Cliffs Resort were available on Travel Republic during 30/12/2017 – 6/1/2018 within a 3-bedroom suite for £1,903 (based on 6 people sharing when we looked on 18/5/2017).
In comparison, we found this 7-night booking at Pine Cliffs Resort during the same dates also within a 3-bedroom unit (sleeping 6) for 47,500 points on RCI.com (when we looked on: 11/5/2017).
For Full Members of eXpectations Holidays, the total price for this accommodation (excluding the initial purchase price of your membership / points) would come to £552 (at the time of writing: 18/5/2017). To calculate this we have included: the associated maintenance fees for 47,500 points, 1x annual membership and 1x online RCI exchange fee.
|Associated maintenance fees for 47,500 points @ £5.75 per thousand||£274|
|1 x eXpectations Annual Membership||£162|
|1 x RCI online exchange Fee||£116|
|Mandatory miscellaneous fees (e.g. tourist tax)||£0|
So, by taking this eXpectations exchange holiday Full Members of eXpectations Holidays could have made a potential saving of over £1,300, based on the comparison above.
See for yourself! Check out the costs of a 3-bedroom sleeping up to 6 people for 7 nights during 30/12/2017 – 6/1/2017 at Pine Cliffs Resort on Travel Republic.
Accommodation at the Pine Cliffs Resort may vary and bookings at this resort are in particularly high demand, however, there were 93 alternative units available across Portugal during Christmas and New Year (when we looked: 18/5/2017).