Spotlight - Quinta do Lago, Algarve, Portugal
Our stay in the Algarve was magical enough, however, our visit to the various spaces at Quinta do Lago took it even further.
They describe themselves as a 'luxury destination' with an 'unparalleled quality of life in the Algarve' and they were not kidding!
We were invited to three beautiful locations as part of our visit. The first was an afternoon lunch at the Magnolia Hotel.
This boutique hotel had a 1950s motor-hotel vibe with vibrant pastel colours and a Hollywood decor.
The hotel has both an inside and outside restaurant looking over a beautiful pool where you can enjoy handcrafted cocktails.
They have weekly pool parties, with sizzling BBQ's and great live music on offer while you lounge on the sunbeds or take a dip in the saltwater pool. There is even an poolside outdoor cinema after sunset.
Next we moved onto The Campus; A unique, state of the art multi-sports complex at the heart of Quinta do Lago.
No matter the level of fitness (thank god), The Campus offers professional-level training and coaching to everyone. They told us 'from world-class athletes and international competitors to active families, sports enthusiasts and rising stars of all ages' as we tried to decide which category we fit into. But really its for everyone.
The Campus offers so many different ways to maintain that fitness. From the football pitch to a high performance gym with personal training.
From swimming pools to catch those lengths to fitness and wellness classes.
We especially enjoyed the recovery and wellness facilities, where you can enjoy sports massages and even have physiotherapy for treatment techniques.
There were much more facilities, like tennis courts, cycling tracks and yoga classes on offer, however, there was simply too much for us to choose from.
The Campus itself also hosts live music for events, so there are plenty of options to relax with as well.
After spending our time working out and splashing in the pool, we knew that we would need a big meal to satisfy our appetite.
Little did we know that we were about to eat from one of the best restaurants we have ever eaten at, Bovino Steakhouse.
Course after course was brought out to us, with each dish more delectable as the meal went on.
This coupled with the amazing friendliness of the staff made the experience even more magical.
Look out for fantastic summer events like Bovino's Beats & Brunch, for an unforgettable afternoon of food and good times.
No matter what you're looking for, we're sure you'll find it at Quinta do Lago.