Suites Alba Resort & Spa is situated in the Western Algarve near the village of Carvoeiro, around 50 minutes drive from Faro Airport. Owned by former international football player Luis Figo, the resort is nestled on top of a cliff overlooking Albandeira beach. The resort is a stones throw away from one of the most famous view points in the Algarve; Ponte da Piedade. The intricate rock formations that typify the Algarvian coastline are also found at Albandeira beach, making it a spectacular place to visit especially during a romantic sunset.
The resort has 50 suites, whereof there are villas, suites with partial sea view, suites with sea view and Alba suites. All of these offer a substantial 85 m2 of living space and include a kitchenette, large bathroom and balcony with sun loungers. With these kind of facilities it is unsurprising that Suites Alba particularly appeals to families or couples who want to have the option to prepare their own food. Other amenities at the resort include 2 outdoor pools, one of which is a beautiful infinity pool with spectacular views of the Atlantic ocean, a modern restaurant and relaxing spa with indoor pool. They also have a kid’s club with entertainment and supervision for the little ones.
We stayed in one of their Alba suites which are especially suitable for a couple on a romantic getaway. This comfortable suite also had direct sea view and easy access tot he pool, restaurant and spa. We particularly liked the jacuzzi bath, rain shower and kitchenette. All rooms are decorated with the same classic and elegant furnishings. Airconditioning is also standard in Suites Alba’s rooms which is very nice during a typical Algarvian summer! Wi-Fi is available for free in the hotel’s reception and restaurant but charged in the rooms.
Breakfast was very nice with a lot of variety, although we would like to see a few more healthy options. The breakfast buffet is served in their Morgadinho restaurant, where you can also come for lunch or dinner. This restaurant is a recent addition to the hotel but because they are in a conservation area there are a lot of restrictions on building. Therefore they had to come up with a non-fixed construction that does not impact the environment too much and they did just that. The whole restaurant is made from environmentally friendly materials and it can come down easily if needed.
Suites Alba Resort & Spa is most suited to:
– retirees (during low season)
What we liked:
+ Amazing cliff side location
+ Beautiful infinity pool
+ Clean room
+ Jacuzzi bath
What we did not like:
– no free Wi-Fi in the room
– too much furniture in the suite
Suites Alba Resort & Spa
Praia de Albandeira
8400-403 Lagoa, Algarve