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Home Lifestyle Palmares Ocean Living & Golf: The Ultimate Luxury Retreat

Palmares Ocean Living & Golf: The Ultimate Luxury Retreat

by uma


Nestled in a natural amphitheatre on the Algarve coast sits Palmares Ocean Living & Golf. The resort combines exceptional golfing and leisure facilities with spectacular sea views over the estuary of Alvor in Portugal’s Western Algarve. 

Property buyers at Palmares can enjoy luxury at every turn. They can choose homes designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architects RCR Arquitectes and eat in fine dining restaurant Al Sud, where Michelin-starred Executive Chef Louis Anjos is serving up the very best flavours of the Algarve. Al Sud was awarded its first Michelin star just seven months after opening.

Chef Anjos is also in charge of the hotel and clubhouse restaurants at Palmares, both of which operate to the renowned chef’s exacting standards. The clubhouse, also designed by RCR Arquitectes and with views over the Bay of Lagos and the Alvor Estuary, is the perfect spot to unwind and enjoy a world-class bite to eat.

Since reworking the clubhouse menu when he started there in November 2020, Chef Anjos has delivered gourmet treats such as local Alvor oysters and wedge clams in flavour-packed broth. His Dover sole and deep-water rose shrimp caldeirada is like eating the Algarve on a plate, while the rabbit with Monchique black pudding is the perfect hearty dish after a strenuous round of golf.

At Al Sud, Chef Anjos’ six and nine-dish tasting menus take diners on a gastronomic journey across the Algarve, which is known for its olives, almonds, honey and citrus fruit, as well as its bountiful fish and shellfish. Fresh, seasonal flavours are complemented by fine wines from across Portugal. At Palmares’ Experience Cocktail Bar, meanwhile, award-winning mixologist Jaime Montgomery is serving menus of five, seven and nine ‘moments’ that allow customers to sample a flight of flavours. They include modern twists on classic cocktails, such as the Negroni and Manhattan, as well as some exciting and surprising new combinations (Apples & Oysters, anyone?).

Palmares Ocean Living’s golfing facilities are also exceptional. The resort’s 27-hole golf course was designed by legendary American architect Robert Trent Jones Jr. It provides the perfect balance of challenging play and moments to drink in the beauty of the setting.

Buyers have a range of options available at Palmares Ocean Living. One example, priced at €3.4 million, is a four-bedroom, four-bathroom golf-front and ocean-view villa, with turnkey design by RCR Arquitectes. These design-led homes are simply stunning.

Every home at Palmares Ocean Living & Golf has been designed with privacy and serenity in mind. The low-density construction, at just 5.7%, forges an exceptional harmony between residential accommodation, golf and the ocean. Strict construction parameters have been put in place to protect the sea views, including building implementation zones and height limits. This ensures that each home has the opportunity to benefit individually from the stunning natural surroundings.

Villas and apartments at Palmares Ocean Living are part of a masterplan of 460 homes (103 villas, 357 apartments), a second five-star hotel (complementing the existing boutique 20-room 5*hotel) and an array of sports and leisure facilities. Ownership includes annual golf membership for two. 

For buyers who prefer to relax on the beach rather than the golf course, the golden sands of the stunning 4km Meia-Praia beach are just steps from the resort. The characterful town of Lagos, meanwhile, is a 10-minute drive away.