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Explore extended weekends with Wyndham Grand Algarve

An effortless extended weekend awaits at the Wyndham Grand Algarve

Located in the heart of Quinta Do Lago, in the Algarve’s southernmost point, sits the impressive all-suite Wyndham Grand Algarve. Enjoying more than 300 days of sunshine a year and offering a wealth of facilities, this luxury resort provides the ideal escape for groups of friends, couples and families this summer.  

Just 20 minutes from Faro airport, getting to the Wyndham Grand Algarve could not be easier for travelers, with regular flights from all major UK airports starting at competitively low prices*. The all-suite offering allows couples and friends alike to reconnect within spacious accommodation together, enjoying quality time relaxing, with the possibility of al-fresco dinners on the suites’ private terraces, which boast views out to the hotel’s luscious Mediterranean gardens and beyond. 

For those in search of a break from the kitchen, this May a brand new fine-dining restaurant will open serving authentic Portuguese dishes which bring local, seasonal ingredients to life with contemporary flair. Each meal is paired with the most sought-after Portuguese and international wines chosen by the head sommelier. Diners will discover a full selection of tantalizing flavors, in the most beautiful and ambient of settings. After dinner, stroll down to Gigi’s, a stylish bar set on stilts above the golden sands of Gigi beach, within a beautiful 10-minute walk of the hotel.  

Guests looking for a culture fix may explore the charms of the historic cities of Faro and Loulé with ease, soaking in their cobbled streets and piazzas, as well as baroque churches and cathedrals. Whilst not for the faint-hearted, The Capela Dos Ossos is one of Portugal’s most unique buildings – a somewhat macabre chapel decorated with around 5000 bones of monks who were excavated from the five graveyards of Faro in the 16th century – yet its ornate and meticulous design can only be marveled at.  

Faro’s picturesque waterfront invites long strolls in the sunshine and is the ideal spot for cocktails as the sun sets over the glistening Algarve waters. Renowned for its seafood, the city’s restaurants offer an array of dishes prepared with the freshest of ingredients – caught from Faro’s prominent fishing harbour. Guests will find a unique twist on Portuguese cuisine, courtesy of the city’s rich Arabic history. From laid back street side eateries to luxurious rooftop restaurants, Faro has something to satiate all tastebuds. The famed vibrant shopping street of Rua de Santo Antonio is packed with character and invites visitors into its many boutiques, as well as an array of trendy cafes and bars.  

The ancient city of Loulé also provides a wonderful day trip – a city of contrasts and unique charms, Loulé harks back to a uniquely preserved past. Little corners of classic Algarvian houses and unique alleyways are dotted across the city, and a central, bustling market square is popular for fresh produce and a plethora of hand crafted goods. What remains of the city’s impressive castle and walls testifies to its importance as a centrally celebrated hub in the Islamic era of the Algarve’s history, both for the scale of the walled surrounds and its artistic and archaeological relevance.  

Quinta Do Lago is often referred to as ‘Portugal’s Playground’ – and there is no better place from which to explore the area’s array of outdoor activities than the Wyndham Grand Algarve. Situated in the heart of the Ria Formosa National Park, a protected coastal sanctuary, endless opportunities such as salt-pan trekking, off-road biking and crossing Europe’s longest wooden bridge into dunes of the area’s renowned beaches are available. Regular boat tours give guests the exciting opportunity to spot local wildlife including the Algarve’s famous flocks of flamingos. The hotel’s expert Guest Relations Team is on hand 24/7 to assist with all recommendations and reservations. Bicycles are available free of charge – providing guests with an exhilarating way to explore the area.  

Golfers will find themselves spoilt for choice at Wyndham Grand Algarve, set just a stone’s throw from seven world-class championship courses, with verdant pine forests, lush fairways and waterside greens offering technical challenges combined with beautiful views on each round for players to spend unmatched time together in the sunshine.  

After a long-day of exploring the plentiful sights of the Algarve, the Wyndham Grand Algarve’s Spa offers the ideal place for guests to retreat and unwind. Massage treatments, available for two people, use signature ingredients of oranges and lemons’ essential oils for their invigorating benefits and an array of luxurious Elemis products. Indoor and outdoor pools, saunas, steam rooms and multiple hot tubs are but a few aspects which make Wyndham Grand Algarve a relaxational oasis.