Macdonald opens new resort in the Algarve
Vale da Ribeira Residences, a private 57-acre estate set in the heart of the Algarve countryside, is set to open this month offering high-quality self-catering accommodation for the ultimate relaxing holiday.
Managed by Macdonald Hotels & Resorts, the property comprises 42 villas with minimalist and modern décor and has been specially designed to suit all types of travellers, from couples to families to groups of friends.
A choice of standard apartments and superior villas are available, all with fully equipped kitchens and open-plan living areas, air-conditioned rooms, flat-screen TVs, free wi-fi and private outdoor space.
Surrounded by pine, citrus and cork trees, guests can relax around the infinity pool with spectacular views of the gardens and countryside, and there is a dedicated kids’ pool close by; ideal for families with young children.
Guests can enjoy snacks, cocktails, smoothies or fruit juices at the pool bar or a freshly baked authentic pastry and specially blended coffee at the ‘Coffee Corner’. A gourmet market selling all the holiday essentials, local food and wine and Portuguese specialities will ensure a hassle-free break for everyone.
The resort’s self-catering style allows ultimate flexibility for guests and is perfect for nature lovers, golfers, active travellers and sunseekers. Situated in Mexilhoeira Grande, with the beautiful Serra De Monchique mountain range to the north and the Algarve’s prettiest beaches to the south, the resort is the ideal base to explore the region’s scenic countryside, wildlife, historic towns and quaint fishing villages. Visitors will also have easy access to more than 40 golf courses in the region.
Guests can challenge themselves with one of the local hiking or cycling trails or try to spot some of the resident and migratory birdlife of the local wetlands area. For those looking to bask in the sun, one of the Algarve’s most spectacular beaches, the pristine Meia Praia Beach, is only a 10-minute drive away.
Famed for its fresh seafood restaurants and friendly bars, Alvor is a pretty fishermen’s village with a Moorish heritage. Visitors can explore the cobbled streets of the towns of Portimao and Lagos, to learn more about the history and culture and enjoy the lively nightlife before returning to the calm and relaxation of the Vale da Ribeira Residences.
Magdalena Osmola, Sales and Marketing director at Macdonald Resorts Portugal, said: “In keeping with our commitment to offering guests exceptional service and facilities in this beautiful region of the Algarve, we are delighted to open Vale da Ribeira Residences.
“The combination of stylishly minimalist self-catering accommodation and facilities in such a peaceful setting offers our guests the ultimate in relaxation and treasured time spent together. All within easy reach of the stunning beaches, seafood restaurants and quaint historical towns the Algarve is most famous for.”
For more information visit www.valedaribeiraresidences.com/en/