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The Algarve / Pine Cliffs, A Luxury Collection Resort

Luxury Family Escapes 2017

Hand-picked by Carrier - a luxury family hotel

Surrounded by pine trees and overlooking miles of unspoilt beach, this Luxury Collection resort blends style and comfort with an expansive range of recreations. Architecture reflects Portugal’s Arab heritage with airy interiors and cool courtyards, the resort comprising high-end accommodation choices including the Pine Cliffs Hotel, Residence and the newly-featured Ocean Suites – each a member of The Luxury Collection. With their cliff-top location overlooking beautiful Falésia Beach, the elegant one and two-bedroom suites have fully equipped kitchens and dining areas. Within the resort dining choices are extensive and vary according to the season, encompassing international menus, themed buffets, superb seafood at O Pescador and chargrilled meats at the Piri Piri Steak House. A lift platform transports guests to the beach, where a full range of seasonal watersports are on offfer. Swim in a choice of six outdoor pools and large indoor pool. Indulge at the new Serenity Spa while the kids cut loose in the seasonal Porto Pirata club. For golfers there is a 9-hole course.

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The Pine Cliffs Golf Course

The immaculate Pine Cliffs Golf Course is set 200 feet above the miles of unspoilt beach and extends across 168 feet of natural land. One of the country's most original courses, the fairways run parallel to the Atlantic Ocean providing breathtaking views.  For golfers wishing to improve their game, The Pine Cliffs Golf Academy team offers a tuition service second to none and is equipped with the latest in teaching technology. And for experienced golfers wanting a more challenging course, the Par 3 sixth hole is a championship tee built over a ravine that requires a 198 metre carrying shot over the cliffs to a deep but narrow green.

When is the best time to visit Portugal & Madeira?

Southern Portugal including the Algarve enjoys a Mediterranean climate with hot dry summers and mild winters. July and August are hot but temperatures are moderated by sea breezes. A good time to visit Portugal is May to June and September to October, where days are pleasantly warm and sunny. Madeira is a good year-round destination with temperatures remaining pleasantly mild over the winter months.

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