Have fun in the sun

Four Seasons Fairways in the Algarve is the ideal antidote to winter blues

With 300 days of sunshine a year and just a three-hour flight from the UK, Portugal’s Algarve region offer a truly delightful year-round destination. Just outside the regional capital Faro, within the Ria Formosa nature reserve, is the Four Seasons Fairways at the Quinta do Lago resort, which is the ideal setting for a winter break.

Whether you’re looking for a place to escape à deux orsomewhere to reconnect with friends or family you might not have seen for a while, Four Seasons Fairways is the perfect place to escape for a week of warmth, sun and sumptuous Mediterranean food. This discreet and elegant private villa resort has 132 colonialstyle villas and apartments (many of which have recently beenown pool, jacuzzi, terrace or garden and outdoor barbecue area. The resort’s Clubhouse boasts heated indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a Kids’ Club, wine cellar, fully equipped gym and cleverly designed indoor-outdoor bar.

The resort also has two tennis courts, and bikes are available to hire so you can explore the local area while keeping fit. And if you like golf you couldn’t be better placed. Four Seasons Fairways is surrounded on three sides by the greens and fairways of Quinta do Lago’s signature courses – the first tee of the award-winning Quinta do Lago North and the 18th tee of Quinta do Lago South, as well as the attractive 27-hole Pinheiros Altos. The resort is also just a stone’s throw from the beach and the stunning Ria Formosa nature reserve, a scenic swirl of seawater lagoons, sandy islands, salt marshlands and diverse bird life, making it the perfect setting for walking, running and cycling.

Visitors are spoiled for choice when it comes to eating out. Four Seasons Fairways’ fine dining restaurant Amara seamlessly blends intimacy with sophistication, and Portuguese traditions with contemporary cuisine, to give guests a truly memorable experience – as well as some of the best views in Quinta do Lago.

Now is also a great time to take advantage of its new Drop & Scoff food delivery service. An enhancement to its popular takeaway service, guests can now order food and drinks from Vivo Bistro & Cocktail Lounge and enjoy delivery straight to their villa – they drop, you scoff!


Four Seasons Fairways offer seven nights in a two- or three-bed apartment with pool or jacuzzi on a self-catering basis from £550 travelling December 2020/January 2021 (the price may fluctuate a little depending on the exchange rate when you book). For more information and other offers visit