08 Feb 2018
Drawing on its rich and expansive history, Portugal’s culinary expertise has been influenced by many cultures but is identified with its own distinct flavours. This is evident across Anantara Vilamoura’s unique presentation of dining experiences. Using his deep expertise in Portugal’s culinary traditions, Executive Chef Bruno Viegas has woven his passion throughout the resort’s bars and restaurants.
Famed as one of Europe’s most sought-after holiday destinations, the southernmost region of Portugal boasts pristine beaches, world class golfing and culinary treats, all year round. Travellers don’t need to wait until summer to escape the cold for some fun in the sun and endless blue skies, they can find it all at Anantara Vilamoura Algarve Resort. Steeped in culture and gastronomy, Anantara Vilamoura has carefully curated a selection of local adventures, showcasing activities that can be discovered even in the cooler months.
Epicurean Golf and Wine Connoisseur Journey
Overlooking the Victoria golf course, home to the Portuguese Masters, Anantara Vilamoura is the perfect winter getaway for any golfing fan. Guests can take advantage of exclusive benefits including private transfers to the course as well as using the resort’s very own Golf Guru. After a round of golf, savour local cuisine at EMO, the resort’s stand out dining experience where each dish is paired with delectable wines chosen by the in-house Wine Guru. Tee off and toast to a warm afternoon well spent in the Algarve enjoying the finer things in life.
Highlights from the journey includes:
- 5 nights stay on a B&B basis
- 2 rounds of golf at Victoria Golf Course plus a golf massage per person (60 minutes)
- 2 dinners at EMO including a wine masterclass hosted by the Wine Guru
- Visit to Convento do Paraíso Vineyard, including lunch and brandy tasting
Prices start from £1,885 per person
Journey into the secret Algarve
Anantara Vilamoura is the ideal locale to explore the traditions and history that shape the Algarve during the cooler months. With the resort’s very own Experience Guru, explore the hillside villages and meet local farmers, basket weavers and schnapps distillers. Anantara’s signature Spice Spoons culinary masterclass offers guests a chance to immerse themselves in a taste of local life, exploring the famous Loulé food market with the chef, followed with the creation of a menu from a collection of traditional age-old recipes. After exploring the local towns and villages, set sail on a scenic boat ride down the eponymous Ria Formosa. Discover the islands that make up the eco-system to learn how the local fisherman harvest oysters, clams and other shellfish, finishing the afternoon with a freshly caught lunch at the lost island of Hangares.
Highlights from the journey includes:
- 3 nights stay on a B&B basis
- Spice Spoons master cooking class for 2
- Dinner at EMO
- 1 x A La Carte including wine pairing
- 1 set menu (3 courses) including wine pairing
- 1 Anantara Signature Massage (60 minutes)
- The Flavours of the Algarve tour
Prices start from £1,005 per person
The Romantic Connoisseur Journey
For those honeymooners and couples who want to cosy up or adventure together, Anantara Vilamoura is the romantic bolthole for those seeking a luxury escape filled with pure indulgence. Pick and choose from a selection of activities, from a Tuk Tuk ride into Vilamoura village, to a jeep drive to a secret location with an indulgent picnic and bottle of Champagne. For those looking for a little more adventure, take a trip on a hot air balloon over the Algarve’s unique landscape and finish with a wine masterclass lead by the Wine Guru followed by in-room dining with butler service.
Choose from either the Rustic Romantic Journey or Love is in the Air Journey.
Highlights include (dependent on length of stay)
- 1/2/3 nights stay on a B&B basis
- Rustic Algarve Jeep ride with picnic basket and Champagne - Dining by Design
- Unwind & Relax Spa treatment - Dinner at EMO with wine pairing
- Balloon ride with pick up and drop off at the Hotel - Dinner at EMO with wine pairing
- Spice Spoons experience - In-room Dining with Butler service
- Tuk Tuk ride to Vilamoura
Prices start from £488 per person
All packages and rates are valid for stays until 31 May 2018
*All prices based on today’s current exchange rate
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Tel: +351 289 317 000