Quinta do Lago Country Club

Example Booking: 61,000 eXpectations points, 7-nights, September 2017, 1-bed, sleeps 4

RCI Gold Crown Award

61,000
POINTS

That’s equivalent
to just £629*
See below

In the heart of Portugal’s Algarve, Quinta do Lago is a wonderful location for a holiday. Discover the beauty of this magnificent region with its Blue-Flag award-winning beaches, spectacular rocky clifftops sheltering secluded bays and coastlines lined with prestigious restaurants and exclusive bars. The Algarve is famous for its endless list of top-quality golf courses, including the Vale do Lobo and Henry Cotton Championship course at Penina. Quinta do Lago also boasts two of the best courses in Europe.

The exclusive Quinta do Lago Country Club lies amidst the Ria Formosa Nature Reserve, in the Central Algarve. This protected Nature Park offers 18,000 hectares of stunning lagoons, barrier islands and marshlands and is home to nearly 200,000 aquatic birds. Guests at Quinta do Lago Country Club can enjoy the fragrant pine trees, stunning lakes and views over the Atlantic Ocean.

Quinta do Lago Country Club is just 15-minutes from Faro International Airport so eXpectations members could soon be checking into a luxurious one-bedroom apartment (sleeping 4). 7-nights were available on RCI.com from 10th-17th September 2017 for only 61,000 points when we looked on: 9/3/2017.

Portuguese Paradise

Quinta do Lago is a desirable destination to visit all-year-round, as it benefits from a Mediterranean climate. In the warm summer months, the Atlantic Ocean offers a gentle breeze and pine trees provide cooling shade. Visiting Quinta do Lago in September is an ideal time of year to enjoy all the exciting outdoor activities as the weather is pleasant with temperatures around 22 degrees Celsius with warm seas, plenty of sunshine and a low chance of rain.

RCI Gold Crown Quinta do Lago Country Club

The location of the RCI Gold Crown Quinta do Lago Country Club offers great facilities and nearby entertainment for the whole family. The resort presents a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere with delightful views of the lake, Atlantic Ocean and Ria Formosa Nature Reserve. Just a stone’s throw away guests can enjoy bathing on the beach, fun water sports and excellent golf courses. Take a short walk through the Nature Reserve and along the beach to enjoy fine restaurants, bars and nightlife.

Quinta do Lago Country Club offers luxurious apartments featuring a fully-equipped kitchen and modern appliances from micro Hi-Fi systems and free Wi-Fi to satellite channels on TVs in the dining/living room. Each apartment provides a spa bath, towels and robes in the bathroom and the furnished patio/terrace enjoy lake or garden views. Soak up the warm Mediterranean sun on a lounger around the pool and order a refreshing drink from the pool bar or indulge yourself with a pampering massage. Quinta do Lago Country Club guests can take advantage of guaranteed tee times on the Quinta do Lago golf courses and discounted rates on other the Algarve courses. Explore the area by hiking or cycling to the nearby cafés, bars and restaurants to savour the delicious Portuguese cuisine.

Golden Triangle, Quinta do Lago

The area between Quinta do Lago, Almancil and Quarteira is often referred to as the Golden Triangle because of its world-class golf courses, superb beaches and cosmopolitan lifestyle, earning it an excellent reputation around the world.

This fabulous part of the Algarve offers something for everyone. The lake and beach provide exciting water sports including windsurfing, sailing boats or pedalos. Less than 4km from the resort explore the beautiful Algarve countryside on horseback with Pinetrees Riding Centre, awarded the Certificate of Excellence (2016) by TripAdvisor.

Keep your feet firmly on the ground with a great day out at Vale do Lobo Tennis Academy, enjoy the excellent facilities including 10-hard courts, 4-synthetic grass courts or simply watch all-year-round events and tournaments. The Academy invites visitors to relax around their outdoor pool and enjoy a light snack in the Tennis Cafe with elevated views across the courts.

For a true taste of the Algarve, visit the prestigious town of Vilamoura, only 20-minutes drive from Quinta do Lago. In the town centre and main attraction to Vilamoura is the 1,000-berth marina lined with superb fish restaurants, bars and designer shops. In the evenings the town has a great nightlife with live music and DJ’s. Vilamoura is also famous for its championship golf courses and two golden beaches lying east and west of the town. Climb aboard a luxury yacht, moored in the marina, to celebrate a special occasion with Champagne Cruise, admiring the sunset beyond the horizon for a truly romantic and unforgettable experience.

Should golf be your game, the Algarve is the best place to play. Just minutes from Quinta do Lago Country Club, the Vale do Lobo golf-course offers exceptional facilities and two 18-hole championship courses; Royal Golf Course and Ocean Golf Course. Experience the stunning views from the 9th-hole fairway and the clifftop scenery at the famous 16th-hole Vale do Lobo Royal Course, whilst the Golf Club itself has been recognised as one of the finest courses since 1968 and today still receives many awards.

*Price Comparison

To highlight the great value of eXpectations Holidays we conducted a price comparison using TripAdvisor to source an equivalent booking. 7-nights at Quinta do Lago Country Club were available on Expedia.co.uk during 10th – 17th September 2017 within a 1-bedroom apartment (sleeping 4) for £934 (based on 4 people sharing when we looked on 9/3/2017).

In comparison, we found this 7-night booking at Quinta do Lago Country Club during the same dates also within a 1-bedroom apartment (sleeping 4) for 61,000 points on RCI.com (when we looked on: 9/3/2017).

For members of eXpectations Plus, the total price for this accommodation (excluding the initial purchase price of your membership / points) would come to £629 (at the time of writing: 15/3/2017). To calculate this we have included: the associated maintenance fees for 61,000 points, 1x annual membership, 1x online RCI exchange fee.

Item Description Cost
Associated maintenance fees for 61,000 points @ £5.75 per thousand £350.75
1 x eXpectations Annual Membership £162
1 x RCI online exchange Fee £116
Mandatory miscellaneous fees (e.g. tourist tax) £0
Total £628.75

So, by taking this eXpectations exchange holiday eXpectations Plus members could have made a potential saving of just over £300, based on the comparison above.

See for yourself! Check out the costs of a 1-bedroom apartment sleeping up to 4 people for 7 nights during September 2017 at Quinta do Lago Country Club on Expedia.co.uk.

Please Note: Price comparisons of example bookings are conducted at the time of writing which may predate the time of publishing by a few days. Price differences are likely to vary as occupancy dates draw closer and third party prices fluctuate due to seasonal pricing variations, availability, discounts etc. Calculations are made using RCI and eXpectations Holidays prices (in sterling) at time of writing and are subject to change. Some elements of each booking may require fees to be paid in a local currency. For more information please see our article on Value for Money and Price comparisons. All accommodation subject to availability, terms & conditions apply.
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