We visit Penina frequently in Portugal's Western Algarve and, in our opinion, this is one of the best on offer. Penina was the original golf resort in the Algarve and still maintains its traditions and roots. It has almost legendary status among golfers, all looking to play the Algarve's very first golf course. The resort has a tranquil feeling and relaxing, more like a home-from-home with 360 acres of beautifully manicured grounds overlooking the Championship course. It’s just under an hour's drive from Faro International airport and is a firm favourite and, in our opinion, one of the best on offer in the Algarve.
The resort offers a lot for families too, including the largest swimming pool in the Algarve, which is genuinely impressive. Once you've tried it, you'll understand the hype even more and want to come back again and again
Penina Golf Resort is the original and has been hosting guests since 1934. Penina offers a unique combination of 5-star luxury, spectacular views, and world-class facilities.
This resort is a solid favourite among golfers and has a loyal following of guests with its long history, golfers flock to the area to play the Sir Henry Cotton Championship Course, one of the most popular courses in the Algarve.
With an extensive range of accommodation choices perfect for all groups, from budget to premium living standards, this destination will offer you a fun and relaxing time away from home. In addition, the resort has six tennis courts, an exceptional children's facility, and the largest swimming pool in the Algarve.
Penina has it all. Penina golf resort was one of the first resort hotels available for golf holidays in Portugal. The Championship course is celebrating its 51st birthday this year. It was the first 18-hole course to be built and is widely known by golfers who choose the Algarve for golf trips. There's a calm ambiance with a "club" atmosphere as most guests are repeated visitors. Many golfers also enjoy playing the Resort course and of course, there is the Academy course for those just starting out learning this great game.
The resort has five restaurants, so plenty to choose from;
Our knowledgeable and helpful team will walk you through the planning process. Having visited the area extensively, they can recommend several options for your golf break and tailor a holiday just for you. We will then seamlessly hand you over to a dedicated holiday manager who will take care of things right up until the first tee.
Regarding accommodation, the hotel's Classic rooms offer views of the resort and the Monchique mountains. Our choice and recommended rooms are the Executive Studio rooms which offer panoramic views of the pool and golf course. All rooms come equipped with,
Check-in time is 1:00 pm, and Check-out time is 11:00 am.
The Sir Henry Cotton Championship course and Penina Resort Course (9 Holes) are both on-site.
Yes there are 6 restaurants onsite at the Penina Hotel: Sagres Restaurant, Le Grill, L'Arlecchino, Sir Henry Cotton Club, Dunas Beach Club and Bar Monchique.
Yes, in fact the pool at Penina is the largest in the Algarve and dominates the leisure area of the hotel.
A ten-minute drive from Penina's five-star resort, Praia de Alvor is a pristine stretch of white sand flanked by green dunes and the Atlantic Ocean. In addition to complimentary transportation to and from the beach, Penina guests have access to a luxury lounge area with snacks and refreshments. Enjoy one of the Algarve's most beautiful beaches while staying in Penina.
The charming Alvor town is known for its whitewashed façade and unique character. Its meandering cobblestone alleyways are lined with cafés and restaurants, as well as trendy businesses selling gorgeous costume jewels and gifts. The wildlife reserve includes a natural lagoon, wetlands and a boardwalk from which to enjoy the scenery. Praia de Alvor offers a fun-filled day out along one of the gorgeous portions of the Algarve coastline.