New Resort Launches in Portugal

30th April 2018

This week sees the official opening of Macdonald Vale da Ribeira Residences, a private 57-acre estate set in the heart of the Algarve countryside offering high-quality self-catering villas for the ultimate relaxing holiday.

Vale Da RibeiraVale da Ribeira Residences comprises 42 villas with minimalist and modern décor and has been specially designed to suit all types of travellers, from couples to families to groups of friends.

A choice of standard apartments and superior villas are available, all with fully equipped kitchens and open-plan living areas, air-conditioned rooms, flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi and private outdoor space.

Surrounded by pine, citrus and cork trees, guests can relax around the infinity pool with spectacular views of the gardens and countryside, and there is a dedicated kids’ pool close by; ideal for families with young children.

Guests can savour snacks, cocktails, smoothies or fruit juices at the pool bar or a freshly baked authentic pastry and specially blended coffee at the ‘Coffee Corner.’ A gourmet market selling all the holiday essentials, local food and wine and Portuguese specialities will ensure a hassle-free break for everyone. 

Vale Da Ribeira

The resort’s self-catering style allows ultimate flexibility for guests and is perfect for nature lovers, golfers, active travellers and sun seekers. Situated in Mexilhoeira Grande, with the beautiful Serra De Monchique mountain range to the north and the Algarve’s prettiest beaches to the south, the resort is the ideal base to explore the region’s scenic countryside, wildlife, historic towns and quaint fishing villages. Visitors will also have easy access to more than 40 golf courses in the region.

Guests can challenge themselves with one of the local hiking or cycling trails or try to spot some of the resident and migratory birdlife of the local wetlands area. For those looking to bask in the sun, one of the Algarve’s most spectacular beaches, the pristine Meia Praia Beach, is only a 10-minute drive away. For more thrill-seeking guests, water sports include wake-boarding, surfing or paddle-boarding and families can have fun at the nearby Slide & Splash waterpark in Lagoa.


Famed for its fresh seafood restaurants and friendly bars, Alvor is a pretty fishermen’s village with a Moorish heritage. Visitors can explore the cobbled streets of the towns of Portimao and Lagos, to learn more about the history and culture and enjoy the lively nightlife before returning to the calm and relaxation of the Vale da Ribeira Residences.




Prices start from 148.40 Euros (approximately £129) per night for a stay in a two-bedroom villa. One-bedroom apartments and three-bedroom villas are also available.

For more information, availability, prices and reservations visit our website or give our Resort Reservations team a call on 0344 879 9102.

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