By Roger Cox, Editor
Architecturally inspired by Portugal's Arab heritage, this oceanfront hotel sits in a stand of pine trees atop a cliff above an unspoiled beach on the southern Coast. Each of its 215 rooms has a balcony with views of the ocean, Monchique Mountains, or gardens. An elevator from the hotel descends to the Praia de Falesia beach club and watersports center below and the longest stretch of golden sand in Portugal. The resort also has five tennis courts (three hard and two red clay) overseen by two full-time pros from the Anabelle Croft Tennis Academy, which manages the courts, as well as a fitness center, spa, golf courses, children's and teen programs, and some 10 restaurants and cafes (some open only seasonally).
Adult Tennis Camp Special. Book a Saddlebrook Adult Tennis Camp, which offers five hours a day of instruction, and a regular deluxe guest room at Saddlebrook Resort and they'll upgrade you to a one-bedroom suite (provided one is available at check in) at no extra cost (two-night minimum) and include a complimentary Saddlebrook Amenity basket. To get it, phone toll-free 800-729-8383, x4200 and ask for the Tennis Resorts Online Upgrade. saddlebrook.com
Pro Shop: +351 289 500 100
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The hotel has 215 rooms and suites supplemented by 104 villas, apartments and townhouses within the resort. Rates vary seasonally. See web site for details.
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Travel Instructions. The nearest airport is Faro Airport (FAO).
General Tourist Information. For general information about travel to Portugal, visit Tourism Portugal's Visit Portugal website.