Set in the beautiful unspoilt hills of the Eastern Algarve is the luxurious Monte Rei Golf & Country Club.
This magnificent golf course is the masterpiece of legendry golfer Jack Nicklaus and is the only Nicklaus Signature course in Portugal. From the moment you arrive at Monte Rei you are assured of a five star service on and off the course.
Before heading to the first tee golfers are invited to hit some balls at the fantastic range at Monte Rei’s golf academy. Callaway golf balls stacked in neat pyramids and there is no need to panic about time as the caddy master will give enough warning for you to head to the first tee!
With theSerra do Caldeirão Mountains to the north and the Atlantic Ocean to the south the setting at this course is truly idyllic. Each hole is uniquely designed to blend into the landscape, making the most of the natural terrain, from its ingeniously shaped and sculptured bunkers, to the impressive presentation and attention to detail making every hole as remarkable as the next. The fairways and greens are bordered by several lakes and water comes into play on eleven of the holes. The course features a series of eight par 4s, five par 3s and five par 5s in a demanding layout.
At the centre of the resort is ‘O Miradouro’ Village’. The ‘Veranda’ Clubhouse houses a swimming pool, spa, gymnasium and tennis court. Veranda is the perfect place to socialise, relax and enjoy the wonderful Mediterranean sunshine.
There is a wide choice of beautiful luxury villas available for short term rental. The spacious accommodation is ideal for families, golfing groups also for conference and wedding parties. The 1, 2 or 3-bedroom villas, and 4-bedroom villas with private pool are all inspired by traditional Portuguese architecture.
Dining at Monte Rei is everything one would expect from a five star resort. The breakfasts served at the clubhouse are unbelievable an experience not to be missed! Freshly squeezed juice, fruit, muesli, yogurt, smoked salmon or beautiful ham, followed by a freshly cooked plate of eggs and bacon and wonderful fresh coffee. If you choose to have the full works then you do need to allow at least an hour!
Monte Rei’s leading chef Jaime Perez (protégé of the 3 Michelin starred ‘El Bulli’s renowned and often acclaimed “most influential chef in the world” – Ferrán Adrià) brought his culinary talents to the resort soon after the Golf Clubhouse opened and continues to work to his creed that “only the best is good enough”, emphasizing the use of the freshest local ingredients, focussed on Mediterranean cuisine.
Marked by a Mediterranean climate, the eastern region of the Algarve has a lot to offer visitors, from sunny beaches, to a unique gastronomy, a rich history legacy and idyllic nature areas, are features which make the region an unforgettable destination.
The delightful town of Tavira, located only 10 minutes from Monte Rei Resort features fine examples of Roman architecture as well as traditional Portuguese buildings. The scenic fishing port of Vila Real de Santo António situated at the mouth of the River Guadiana and its 18th century town centre, are also interesting examples of the region’s heritage. Both towns offer amongst many pleasures, a choice of great restaurants serving irresistible selections of fresh local fish.
The Ria Formosa Nature Park and the National Forest of Vila Real de Santo António are wonderful places for long walks, bicycle tours or bird watching, allowing the visitor to observe the local fauna and flora and enjoy moments of pure relaxation.
Monte Rei Resort is the ideal base from which to explore the Algarve that few tourists ever see, or with Seville just a short drive away, even venture into neighbouring Spain. The Resort is just forty minutes by car from Faro airport and roughly the same distance from Seville.
For further information please visit www.monte-rei.com
Quickpark car park is conveniently located right next to Dublin Airport, they offer a service that is second to none. Staff are friendly and are always at hand with help and advice. Leaving your car at Quickpark is not only economical and safe, but also a hassle-free experience. There is a FREE 24 hour shuttle service which runs every 5 minutes, with a journey time of 5 minutes, direct to the airport terminal building.