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Valentine’s Day in the Algarve 2017

11 January 2017


Plan the Ultimate Romantic Escape with our Guide to Spa Experiences, Golf Fine-Dining & Sunset Strolls Along the Beach

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and if you’re hoping to whisk your loved one away for a romantic escape to the Algarve, we can offer a range of unforgettable experiences at Dona Filipa Hotel. Our guests can look forward to a whole host of five-star facilities and special inclusions… so whether you’re hoping to spend a little quality time together during a relaxing spa day, outstanding fine-dining experience, or stroll along a beautiful beach, we can deliver the whole package. Read our guide to Valentine’s Day in the Algarve and start planning your ideal stay at our five-star hotel.

Golf Tournament at Pinheiros Altos:

10th & 11th February - from €334/Pax

Spend three romantic nights at Dona Filipa Hotel and play two rounds in the exclusive Valentine's Tournament at Pinheiros Altos Golf Course.

Tournament Schedule:

THURS 9th FEB     
2:00pm - Check-in

FRI 10th FEB
From 8.00am - 1st tournament round at Pinheiros Altos

SAT 11th FEB
From 8.00am - 2nd tournament round at Pinheiros Altos

8:00pm - Gala dinner at the Pinheiros Altos Clubhouse followed by prize presentation

SUN 12th FEB
12:00pm - Check-out

There is also the option of playing an additional round at the San Lorenzo Golf Course on the 9th or 12th of February (round must be booked by 30th January).

For further information or to book please contact:
Cristina Fernandes on +351 289 359 953 or cfernandes@jjwhotels.com

Tempting Fine-Dining

In the words of Virginia Woolf, “one cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well”… and Valentine’s Day can provide the perfect excuse to treat that special someone to an evening of fine-dining. Located within the five-star surroundings of our hotel, Dom Duarte Restaurant will be offering some of the most mouth-watering dishes in the Algarve this February. Created by award-winning Executive Head Chef, Luis Filipe Batalha, its menu will offer fusion Mediterranean cuisine inspired by centuries of Portuguese exploration.

Using exotic spices and the finest ingredients, Batalha’s contemporary creations are set to include the likes of lobster salad with smoked watermelon and parsnip ice cream, alongside a mouth-watering roasted rack of lamb in an almond and fig crust. Cutting his teeth in Michelin-starred restaurants and leading luxury resorts, he accrued many Gold Prizes and the title of ‘Innovation Chef of the Year’ before joining the Dona Filipa team. Needless to say that our renowned chef is used to delivering truly unforgettable dining experiences. Dinner will be served from 7pm, which can be followed by a nightcap in the elegant surroundings of Duques Lounge Bar, where guests can sip on cocktails while listening to live music.

Luxurious Spa Experiences

Guests seeking a laidback Valentine’s experience can enjoy access to the renowned Vale do Lobo Royal Spa with special rates. Located just 500 metres from our five-star hotel, its calming surroundings are inspired by Loulé’s salt mines, which are renowned for their health benefits. Take the opportunity to relax back in its Turkish Bath, sauna and Jacuzzi, take a dip in the pool… or simply admire views over lush green gardens from deluxe loungers. Fitness fans can opt for a work out in the state-of-the-art gym, or perhaps book into a class with options including the likes of outdoor yoga.

If you’re both in need of a little pampering, the Vale do Lobo Royal Spa also offers wide range of rejuvenating spa treatments. Feel the benefits of a Swedish full body massage or Swiss Glow Ritual, during which spa therapists exfoliate and hydrate skin using sea salt and apricot oil. Vichy Showers sooth with the scents of Lavender and Rosemary essential oils, while Swiss skincare brand, Karin Herzog, offer a range of special treatments including the utterly indulgent Choco Body and Face; a body wrap and facial that combine oxygen with the anti-oxidant properties of chocolate.

There are also a range of treatments specifically for men including the Karin Herzog Deep Cleansing Oxygen Facial that is said to deliver luminous skin by detoxifying and oxygenating. While the O2 Pure Man Programme offers a relaxing 120 minute treatment that cleanses skin using hot and cold stone therapy. Providing an oasis of comfort and luxury in the Algarve, an afternoon here will ensure you both leave feeling relaxed and reinvigorated.

The Great Outdoors

From romantic bike rides to sunset strolls along the beach, our five-star hotel is ideally located to offer easy access to some of the most beautiful natural beauty spots in the Algarve. The 5km stretch of red sand known as the Praia de Vale do Lobo is only a 200 metre walk away, offering plenty of shoreline to explore. While those feeling more adventurous can opt to cycle or walk one of local trails. Some of the most scenic will be those within the protected Ria Formosa Nature Park, which is home to a variety of landscapes including islands, marshland, dunes and pine woods. Nature fans can also look forward to spotting the likes of Flamingos, the European Pond Terrapin and the Portuguese Water Dog that boasts webbed feet.

The Algarve is also famed for its outstanding golfing experiences. Guests hoping to enjoy a round or two together can look forward to exclusive access to two of the best courses in the region - San Lorenzo and Pinheiros Altos. The 18-hole San Lorenzo Golf Course has been named one of the best courses in Europe and the world by many leading publications and award giving bodies, and boasts an 8th hole that’s been described as ‘…one of the most spectacular par 5s…’. Meanwhile, Pinheiros Altos Golf Resort can offer the chance to play on a 27-hole Championship Course or work towards golfing goals together with private tuition at one of the leading golf academies in southern Europe.

Whether you opt for a relaxing spa experience, delicious fine-dining or a stroll in the great outdoors - or all three - we can offer the perfect setting for your romantic break in the Algarve this Valentine’s Day. Take a look at our latest offers and packages and starting planning your Valentine's getaway today.

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Loulé Carnival & Volta ao Algarve 2018

This February, experience Portugal’s oldest and largest carnival in Loulé. Then, all eyes are on the Algarve for Volta ao Algarve, Portugal’s biggest cycling event. Both of which can be enjoyed during a luxury five-star stay at Dona Filipa Hotel.

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JJW Hotels & Resorts Nominated for Five World Golf Awards in 2017

JJW’s five-star Portuguese resorts, Dona Filipa Hotel and Penina Hotel & Golf Resort are in the running for the country’s Best Golf Hotel; whilst the group’s San Lorenzo, Pinheiros Altos and Sir Henry Cotton Championship golf courses are all nominated for Portugal’s Best Golf Course.

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Vale do Lobo, Algarve, Almancil, 8135-034, Portugal, Tel: +351 289 357 200, Fax: +351 289 357 201, donafilipahotel@jjwhotels.com