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Vila Joya

Algarve, Portugal

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Vila Joya: Exterior

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Perched along the stunning Atlantic coastline of the Algarve, Vila Joya is a magical boutique hotel where luxury is taken to new heights. Consisting of just 12 guest rooms and 8 suites, Vila Joya is a small Moorish palazzo set in front of the beautiful white sandy beach of Praia de Galé and offers an intimate and impressive stay in Portugal. Each of the guest accommodations are exquisitely designed and offer mesmerising views over the Atlantic Ocean from their beautiful balconies and lush terraces. Guests of the Vila Joya are greeted by the Maitre de Plaisir upon entering the opulent entrance hall and the fairy-tale journey begins there. Dining at the Vila Joya comes in the form of a two Michelin starred restaurant, named as one of the Top 50 best restaurants in the world. The hotel also boasts one of the best wine cellars in Portugal. For the ultimate in pampering head to the Spa at Vila Joya where a wealth of wonderful facilities are on offer to help relax and rejuvenate. Located close to the bustling town of Albufeira and a short drive from many of Portugal’s best golf courses, Vila Joya is the perfect destination for a magical holiday to Portugal.

  • Type:Boutique Hotel
  • Summary:World-class dining and spa, and an intimate setting.
  • Feature:Two Michelin-starred restaurant, named in the World’s Top 50
  • Rooms:12 Guest Rooms & 8 Suites
  • Location:Algarve , Portugal
  • Star rating:5 Star
  • Nearest airport:Faro Airport
Vila Joya
Location and transfer

Vila Joya is approximately a 30-minute drive from Faro Airport.


Prices are available on request.

Prices are for guidance only. They are subject to availability, change and current exchange rate. You will be advised of the price of the holiday that you wish to book before your contract is confirmed.

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Standard guest accommodation amenities include air-conditioning, telephone, flat-screen television, a hairdryer, safe, iPod docking station and a mini-bar.

Coachmen’s Room:+
  • Rooms: 1
  • Room View: Land
  • Facilities: The smallest of the guest accommodations, this double bedroom is the only guest room to offer a land view.
Double Room:+
  • Rooms: 5
  • Room View: Sea
  • Facilities: These beautiful guest rooms feature hand painted Portuguese tiled bathrooms and furnished balconies overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.
Deluxe Double Room:+
  • Rooms: 5
  • Room View: Sea
  • Facilities: There are two Deluxe Double Rooms located on the ground floor of Vila Joya, each offering a delightful furnished terrace overlooking the ocean whilst two further Deluxe Doubles are found on the first floor and feature lovely balconies and incredible ocean views.
Deluxe Terrace Room:+
  • Rooms: 5
  • Room View: Sea
  • Facilities: Indulge in the Portuguese sunshine on the sumptuous furnished terrace of the Deluxe Terrace Room, complete with day beds and sun beds.
Junior Suite Saudade:+
  • Rooms: 1
  • Room View: Gardens and Atlantic Ocean
  • Facilities: Found on the ground floor, the Junior Suite Saudade boasts direct access to the Spa and the hotel’s beautiful gardens. The suite also features its very own private garden whilst inside each room affords amazing sea views.
Junior Suite Maresia:+
  • Rooms: 1
  • Room View: Sea
  • Facilities: Located on the ground floor, the Junior Suite Maresia is perfect for those wishing to make full use of the Spa as its boasts direct access. The small garden is a delight whilst inside the deluxe bathroom never fails to impress.
Junior Suite 11:+
  • Rooms: 1
  • Room View: Sea
  • Facilities: Relax on the huge day bed and soak up the sun from the private balcony of the Junior Suite 11. A separate dressing room offers extra space whilst the bathroom is ultra-deluxe.
Royal Suite Joia:+
  • Rooms: 1
  • Room View: Atlantic Ocean
  • Facilities: Enjoy the decadence and style of the Royal Suite Joia, a magnificent guest accommodation featuring two terraces offering stunning sea views and a Jacuzzi. Inside, the suite offers ample space with a large living room and an impressive bathroom.
Master Royal Suite Alegria:+
  • Rooms: 1
  • Room View: Atlantic Ocean
  • Facilities: Housed on the ground floor of the Vila Joya, the Royal Suite Alegria exudes luxury from every corner. The lovely private garden boasts a small swimming pool and outdoor shower whilst the interior is generously sized with a living room, dining room, bedroom, dressing room, guest powder room and bathroom.
Deluxe Royal Suite 1001:+
  • Rooms: 1
  • Room View: Sea
  • Facilities: The amazing Royal Suite 1001 is a fabulous accommodation at Vila Joya, offering luxurious features such as a Jacuzzi bath in the master bathroom and a feature fireplace in the living room. The terrace is a real feature with this suite, a huge space complete with stylish furnishings and outstanding Atlantic views.
Deluxe Royal Suite 2001:+
  • Rooms: 1
  • Room View: Sea
  • Facilities: Featuring a sizeable bedroom, beautiful bathrooms and a gorgeous living room complete with fireplace, the Deluxe Royal Suite 2001 is a superb choice.
Suite Seven:+
  • Rooms: 1
  • Room View: Sea
  • Facilities: A beautiful guest suite, Suite Seven is located on the ground floor of Vila Joya and boasts a magnificent sun terrace overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. The interior is more than spacious with a separate living room and bedroom.

Vila Joya's gourmet restaurant boasts two Michelin stars and offers guests a world-class culinary experience.

Vila Joya Restaurant:+
  • Cuisine: Gourmet
  • Setting: The jewel in the Vila Joya crown is its world-class gourmet restaurant. This outstanding dining room is the proud holder of two Michelin stars and is not only one of the best restaurants in Portugal but appears on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list. Austrian-born Chef Dieter Koschina has created a masterful and ingenious menu which combines local produce with northern European cooking techniques.
  • Dress Code: Casual Elegant
  • Children's Menu: Yes
  • Vegetarian Menu: No
Wine Cellar:+
  • Cuisine: Wine Cellar
  • Setting: Vila Joya is proud to play host to around 12,000 bottles of the finest wines from around the world in its accomplished wine cellar. Sommelier Arnaud Vallet is a master at selecting wine and his coveted award of Sommelier of the Year 2012 was more than well-deserved.
  • Dress Code: Smart/Casual
  • Children's Menu: No
  • Vegetarian Menu: No
City Life

Vila Joya is located just outside of the vibrant town of Albufeira close to the village of Galé. The hotel is perched right next to one of the prettiest beaches in the area – Praia de Galé and the surrounding area is wonderfully tranquil. Albufeira is a busy and bustling resort complete with countless restaurants, bars and shops. The Old Town is the best area to visit with its cobbled pavements and white washed houses. Take a look at some of the old churches, many of which date back to the 1500’s or enjoy a drink next to the pretty marina. Vila Joya is conveniently close to some of Portugal’s best golf courses, with approximately 36 golf courses within 30 minutes’ drive of the hotel.


Vila Joya Golf Academy Whether a complete novice or simply wishing to improve your game, the Golf Academy at Vila Joya is fully equipped to assist. Head Pro Jose Ferreira is on hand to provide the most suitable training facilities possible.

Health & Fitness

The Spa at Vila Joya is a stunning space in which to be indulged and pampered. There are numerous fantastic facilities including a facial room with a view over the Atlantic; couple’s Spa suite; outdoor treatment room; relaxation area; sauna; steam bath; large garden; heated outdoor Jacuzzi; two outdoor swimming pools and a gym.

Weddings & Honeymoons

Vila Joya is a veritable treasure for that perfect honeymoon, offering an intimate setting in which to indulge in the very finest things in life. Located close to the Praia de Gale, an idyllic white sandy beach, the hotel is in prime position for that sunshine filled honeymoon. Dine in the two Michelin starred restaurant, one of the best in the world or head to the stunning hotel Spa and enjoy pampering in the couple’s treatment suite.

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