Glass takes in the splendour of the Algarve at the Wyndham Grand 

SET within the stunning Ria Formosa natural park and the iconic Quinta do Lago resort, Wyndham Grand Algarve is the ultimate “something for everyone” hotel. 

The hotel clearly has a deep understanding of family needs so only offers suites which include separate living spaces, dining areas and kitchenettes. Also available are all-suite residences, with one and two-bedroom apartments or three-bedroom penthouses.

Garden suite

The pool at Wyndham Grand

The hotel boasts four stunning dining options, including Caravela, a buffet restaurant which serves a remarkable variety of international breakfast options for all ages and homemade local treats, including the highly addictive Portuguese custard tarts and village sourdough bread with dried fruits and nuts; all to be enjoyed while overlooking the dreamy swimming pool surrounded by palm trees. 

There’s also the complimentary Kid’s Club, which offers a variety of ever-changing activities such as bubble shows, reptile petting and a bouncy castle. Kid’s Club staff can also be booked for 24-hour babysitting to allow parents some time off. 

The Ria Formosa natural park

As the hotel is set within Quinta do Lago, guests can access all of the resort’s considerable amenities. The resort covers 2,000 acres but self-imposes a strict limit that only 9 per cent of the land can be built on, so nature rules supreme. Interspersed on the site are stunning beaches, professional golf courses, a natural lake with water activities, a professional-grade sports campus where some of the world’s most famous teams go to train, and even a farm that provides organic produce to the resort’s 14 restaurants.

There are regular activities for children as well, including outdoor movie nights, picnic evenings and a golf academy. One can also take time to spot wildlife by bicycle (available from the hotel) on a guided or self-guided tour, or even go on a pony trek along the salt pans, lagoons and beaches. 

by Nicola Kavanagh

Wyndham Grand Algarve one bedroom suites start at €230 per night and one bedroom residences to purchase start at €550,000

For further information on Quinta do Lago, please visit or contact on +351 304 502 129.