Vale do Lobo, Algarve

Vale do Lobo was the first major development in the Algarve and, with continued investment over the years, has retained its reputation as one of Europe’s finest resorts.



Situated between Quinta do Lago and Vilamoura and only 20 minutes drive from Faro airport, Vale do Lobo is approximately three times the size of the Principality of Monaco.

Residents and visitors to the Portuguese resort of Vale do Lobo are attracted to the its self-contained community, as well as its range of exclusive properties and excellent facilities and services. Everything you need is close at hand – from the on-site bank, post office and supermarket to the resort’s own doctor and security service. The resort also boasts two magnificent 18-hole championship golf courses and a Tennis Academy with 14 courts.

The resort also has its own two kilometre sandy beachfront, with an extensive choice of restaurants, bars and shops.


The Vale do Lobo Tennis Academy has 10 hard courts, 4 synthetic grass courts, as well as a mini-tennis and paddle tennis court.

The Tennis Academy runs a busy year-round programme of individual and group coaching, tournaments and social events, for members and holidaymakers.

5* Hotel Dona Filipa

Popular hotel set virtually on the beach attracts a loyal following of guests, many of whom return year after year.

This popular 5* hotel set virtually on the beach attracts a loyal following of guests, many of whom return year after year. Part of the Le Meridien chain, it is well managed and, although the bedrooms are of an older style, the accommodation is very comfortable. The hotel foyer has been a subject of a recent renovation and now provides a bright and contemporary entrance to the reception area.

The hotel is a short 5 minute drive to the Tennis Centre, a minute walk onto the beach and a minute walk to the ‘boardwalk’ with its good choice of restaurants and bars from which to watch the sunset.

3* Dunas Douradas Beach Club

Our most popular accommodation at Vale do Lobo, this attractive and well established complex within Vale do Lobo, offers good value and is well located about a 5 minute drive from the Tennis Centre.

The 240 apartments and small villas (some with private pools) surround a large, central communal swimming pool with poolside bar and restaurant. A spacious reception and small shop are also located here, a short walk from all the accommodation. The long sandy beach, with its own beach bar and restaurant, is a 10-minute walk from the swimming pool.

Dunas Douradas has 2 of its own clay tennis courts for those that don’t want to venture as far at the Tennis Centre.

Villas and Apartments

Dotted around the Vale do Lobo complex are some attractive apartments and villas, some within a very short walk of the Tennis Centre (in the so called ‘Tennis Valley’) and others closer to the Dona Filipa hotel and the beach. Contact Tennis Holidays for more information.