Leaving the Algarve-Highlight on the Pestana Dom João II Beach Resort


We were absolutely delighted with our hotel.


Smack on Alvor Beach, the location of the Pestana Dom João II Beach Resort was perfect for us. As was the hotel itself.


We spent many hours on the elevator lobby of our floor, as did many other groups, especially golfers from the United kingdom.


The cozy spot was perfect to catch the setting sun.


We also spent a lot of time on our balcony which had a southeast view of the ocean.


Some days we enjoyed the sunrise and others like this day, the mist rising off the cliffs.


I loved the bathroom and not just because it was my favourite colour! It had a big soaker tub as well as rain shower and if you wanted to leave the blind up between the bathroom and the bedroom, you could see the ocean from the shower.


In addition to the comfy beds there was a chaise where we would read, write and share a sandwich or a glass of wine.


This was the outdoor bar/dining room when the weather was warmer. BTW we quite enjoyed the moderate weather, but remember we travelled from the centre of Canada and escaped -50 wind chills.


On rainy or chilly days, the lounge was often filled with readers, card-players and beer drinkers.


The green grounds were well taken care of and absolutely lovely.


I have already written in detail about how much we enjoyed the breakfast buffet each morning.


The front lobby was stylish and spacious and the front desk staff spoke perfect English and were extremely helpful.


If I had to pick my favourite place on the property, it would be here-with the beach house in the foreground, one of 3 swimming pools to the right and the most beautiful beach I think I have ever been on.

I took many of these photos on the morning of our departure. We were picked up by a comfortable shuttle, whisked off to Faro, where we connected to Lisbon. We had enough time to head into Lisbon for the afternoon. Stay tuned for my last post.

Kath’s quote: “There are no goodbyes for us. Wherever you are, you will always be in my heart”. -Mahatma Gandhi


Love never fails.




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