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The most beautiful beachfront boutique hotels in the Algarve

Updated: 4 days ago

The Algarve is well known for its gorgeous beaches and stunning golden cliffs. If you're looking for a great place to relax in the sun and go on salty adventures, near the beach is where you'll want to be. I've listed my favorite places to help you pick the perfect hotel on (or very close to) the beach.


the most beautiful hotels on the beach in the algarve Portugal
Vila Joya, Albufeira

From small beach front resorts and luxury hotels to beach villas - these 6 atmospheric boutique style hotels in the Algarve will guarantee a memorable week on the beach.


 

1.

Vila Joya

📍Albufeira | Central


Located on the stunning Algarve cliffs overlooking the ocean, this top notch luxury retreat hotel is where you'll want to be staying if you're looking for barefoot luxury.


This boutique and uniquely styled beach front hotel offers everything you can dream of. A heated pool, beautiful spa, 2 Michelin star restaurant (can not be left unmentioned), lush bougainville overgrown gardens and direct beach acces.


the most beautiful hotels on the beach in the algarve Portugal
Vila Joya, Albufeira

Guests review this hotel with a 9.7 and are solely positive. Want to check this piece of heaven on earth out yourself? Have a look! 👇

​Prices start at €340 p.n. for a double room.

Review score 9.7


 


2.

Caneiros Luxury Suites

📍Ferragudo | Western Algarve


With a view across the beautiful valleys and Atlantic ocean in a peaceful location, this boutique hotel is a true piece of paradise. Soak yourself in some luxury and rejuvenate away from the crowds but near the amenities of the traditional and fishing towns of Carvoeiro and Ferragudo.


the most beautiful hotels on the beach in the algarve Portugal
Caneiros Luxury Suites, Ferragudo

You'll find this high end barefoot luxury hotel within a 3 minute walk from Caneiros beach, a beautiful and must-see beach with the Algarves' typical golden cliffs.


The hotel also offers a gym, an outdoor and indoor swimming pool and a sauna. What more could you wish for?


Ready for your sunset drink on the beautiful terrace? Have a look! 👇

​Prices start at €158 for a double room.


Review score 9.3


 

3.

White Shell Beach Villas

📍Porches | Central Algarve


Simple, minimalistic, yet stylish and a stone throw away from the beach. Pretty perfect right?


This place is where you'll want to go for a relaxing holiday by the sea. You'll find some of the Algarves' most beautiful beaches with in a 4 minute walk from the villas. The large and airy living spaces breathe the slow-paced Algarve lifestyle and are perfect to unwind after an activity filled day.


the most beautiful hotels on the beach in the algarve Portugal
White Shell Beach Villas

White Shell Beach Villas offers 2 large communal pools, a gym, spa and padel courts with beautiful views. Plenty to do! The perfect hotel to spend a holiday on the beach in the Algarve.


​Prices start at €135 p.n. for a double room.

Review score 9.4


 

4.

Palmares Beach House Hotel

📍Odiáxere (near Lagos) | Western Algarve


This airy boutique oceanfront luxury hotel is the perfect place for a beach or golf holiday in the Algarve. Palmares Beach House Hotel is located just behind the golf course and Meia Praia, a long stretched white sandy beach. The hotel is situated close to the town of Lagos with its stunning beaches, a cute historic centre and viewing point of Ponta de Piedade. The contemporary and modern hotel offers everything you need.


The most beautiful Algarve hotels on the beach
Palmares beach house hotel near Lagos

The hotel also offers a good restaurant, large swimming pool with a view of the Atlantic and excellent service.


​Prices start at €139 p.n. for a double room.

Review score 9.0


 

6.

Memmo Baleeira - Design Hotels

📍Sagres | Western Algarve



This boutique style hotel is located right on the beach in one of my favorite surf towns of the Algarve, Sagres. A small town where beautiful beaches and world class waves meet. This contemporary design hotel offers everything you you dream of for an adventurous yet luxurious holiday.


Enjoy romantic evenings watching the sunset with a cocktail after a big day of surf and pool chilling.


the most beautiful hotels on the beach in the algarve Portugal
Memmo Baleeira Hotel, Sagres | Photo by memmohotels.com/baleeira/

The beachfront hotel offers a stunning yoga shala with incredible views and an outdoor pool overlooking the ocean. Enjoy the luxury and comfort of this beautiful hotel with its relaxing atmosphere the wild nature of the western Algarve, all right on the beach. Have a look for yourself. 👇

​Prices start at €99 p.n. for a double room.

Review score 8.9



 


7.

Bela Vista Hotel & Spa

📍Portimão | Western/Central Algarve



5 star luxury, stylish interior, beachfront and incredible views. This is what Bela Vista Hotel in Portimão is all about. This oceanfront hotel offers boutique accommodation in a turn-of-the-century historic building on the cliffs of Praia da Rocha.


Bela Vista Hotel & Spa, Portimão | Photo www.hotelbelavista.net

I would personally recommend staying in in early spring or fall as the location is on Praia da Rocha which can be very crowded in high season.

​Prices start at €260 p.n. for a double room.

Review score 8.9



 

More into renting an apartment/beach flat?


If you love being near the beach, make sure to also have peak at my beach flat in Burgau. In the hart of this gorgeous beach town with world class surfing beaches nearby and cute restaurants and bars within walking distance, you can rent this brand new (2022) beach flat.


Beachfront apartment in the Algarve
Filha do Pisco in the heart of Burgau


 

Do you know the perfect hotel, B&B or guesthouse on the beach in the Algarve that is not on this list? Make sure to let me know and send an email to anna@totheseastories.com so I can have a look. Who knows, maybe it will be my new favorite beachfront hotel!


Loving the beaches in the Algarve? Have a look at my favorite beaches in the Algarve. 👇



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