After the night that was I had the opportunity the next morning to go and experience the Pine Cliffs’ sparkling new gym and health club. The workout space offers a 190m2 area bathed in natural light and equipped with the latest fitness equipment from Technogym. Also on offer are free and static weights, an indoor pool, sauna, steam, Jacuzzi and a relaxation area too. I had an excellent training session and thoroughly recommend this gym for all those keep fit enthusiasts wishing to add a little health and well-being to their schedule whilst on the resort.
After a good workout, there is nothing better than a relaxing massage and I was delighted to experience the brand new state-of-the-art destination spa, Serenity The Art Of Well Being for my spa treatment. This oasis of tranquillity is an exceptional 1,000m2 sanctuary that I am sure will be a firm favourite with Spa aficionados.
There are twelve themed treatment rooms, a Thermal Oasis and a magnificent Aurum Serenity Suite, a luxurious and private space for those wishing to enjoy a premium Serenity spa experience. Needless to say, my spa treatment was outstanding and for guests looking to relax and revitalise whilst on the resort, Serenity will help you achieve this and more.
My next dining experience was lunch at the sun-kissed Beach Club, set on the golden sands of the magnificent 6km Praia da Faleisa beach that stretches all the way to Vilamoura and is accessed by a lift followed by a series of wide steps. This uber cool eatery offers a large variety of fresh salads and snacks, the finest fresh seafood dishes, refreshing and seasonal ice-cream too. I thoroughly enjoyed my lunch there and recommend the “Prego De Lombo” which was delicious.
My final dinner that evening at Pine Cliffs Resort was at the Piri Piri Steak House which is amongst a calm and serene backdrop offering a unique selection of prime meat produce from all four corners of the globe, grilled to perfection. I sampled the New Zealand rack of lamb which was heavenly, cooked just right, beautifully presented and thoroughly enjoyed. For those guests that enjoy their meat dishes, this restaurant is a must visit.
In short, Pine Cliffs Ocean Suites, a Luxury Collection Resort offers everything for the single traveller, couples or a family looking to experience that next level of luxury. These fantastic new suites have enhanced the offer across the Pine Cliffs Resort which remains a firm favourite, with its short transfer time from Faro airport, an abundant choice of recreational pastimes on offer and a variety of child-friendly facilities, it breathes new life into the Algarve as a serious contemporary destination. I am already looking forward to re-visiting this glittering resort again soon.
Pine Cliffs – Where and How?
Prices for Pine Cliffs Hotel, a Luxury Collection Resort, start from €150 per room per night, based on two sharing a Premium Deluxe Room including breakfast. Prices for the new Pine Cliffs Ocean Suites, a Luxury Collection Resort, start from €230 per room per night, based on two sharing a one-bedroom Ocean Suite. All prices quoted are valid for stays from 16 September 2016 to 30 June 2017. For further information and reservations, please visit www.luxurycollection.com/pinecliffshotel or www.luxurycollection.com/pinecliffsoceansuites.
Monarch fact box:
Monarch, the scheduled leisure airline, operates flights to Faro from Birmingham, Leeds Bradford, London Gatwick, London Luton and Manchester airports with fares, including taxes, starting from £59 one way (£119 return). For further information or to book Monarch flights, Monarch Holidays or Monarch Hotels, please visit www.monarch.co.uk
By Jamie Ndah