The Escape | Tivoli Carvoeiro Algarve Resort, Portugal

BY Laura Prior / Dec 21 2019 / 15:54 PM

Experience the authentic charm of the Algarve in captivating Carvoeiro

The Escape | Tivoli Carvoeiro Algarve Resort, Portugal
A breathtaking view of the Vale Covo Cliffside

It’s a well-known fact that the Algarve has some of the most unspoiled, golden beaches in Europe and can be enjoyed near all year round on the alluring shores of the Atlantic Ocean. BAZAAR recommends that the best way to get to know this rugged landscape is wrapped up in the welcoming charm of Tivoli’s crowning coastal property, carved into the Vale Covo Cliffside.

Having had an impressive refurb in just 2017, Tivoli Cairvero has retained that unique character that many European hotels have now lost which gives it somewhat of an advantage amongst its crowded neighboring market. From the moment you arrive into the light, bright reception and check-in to one of 248 beautiful bedrooms, suites or spacious family rooms, you'll be smitten.

Namely, when you draw the curtains and step out onto your generous balcony, the magnificence of the adjacent cave amidst the buttery-wash rock will take your breath away, not to mention be the envy of anyone scrolling your Insta feed.

Tivoli Carvoeiro Algarve suite

As well as a generous revamp on the aesthetics, the hotel's facilities have not been spared. Enjoy a dip in the indoor or outdoor pool, whilst being hooked by the hypnotic sway of the waves opposite. With a world-class Tivoli Spa, multiple chic eateries, a fitness center and sky bar where the sips are as refreshing as the air – the genuine overall encompassing feel of this property is really quite special.

More than the facilities, it's important to mention that this hotel offers luxury standard hospitality whilst allowing guests the feeling of being welcomed home, to a family atmosphere, where no request is too big or too small.

This level of hospitality is not learned or taught, it simply comes naturally to the team here, who genuinely care about the guest experience - some of whom have served there for over 20 years and still love to come to work each day with the same passion in their hearts. “I never get tired of coming here”, explained Fia, who showed us around the lush grounds on the day we arrived. “Look, this morning the sea is earthy green, and this afternoon it will be jewel blue”. This was to become the lasting impression from our stay.

Tivoli Carvoeiro Algarve suite

Tivoli Carvoeiro’s dining options are a reason to fall in love too, offering a cavalcade of Portuguese flavours. All of their bars and a restaurants focus on seasonal and fresh cuisine, which is a delight. The knowledgeable staff will tell you as much or as little as you’d like to know, with a pride and passion that’s palpable. Start your day with a veritable breakfast feast - everything from local meats and cheeses to breads (the Portuguese do bread particularly well!) pastries, hot and cold items and even a glass of something sparkling, should you wish.

Mare Bistro is classy but casual for lunch, brunch or dinner and Med Food & Wine serves up the freshest produce right out of the Atlantic – enough to impress any discerning seafood lover.

We'd advise burning off these well-earned carb and grape calories, by getting out and about to explore an undiscovered side of the coastal luxury here. Hike up to the top of Vale Covo, peep down into the cave hole and take in the incredible views.

Take a tuk-tuk ride around the nooks and coves of this stunning area’s 300-some pristine beaches then stop back off in the village of Carvoeiro itself for some charming shopping and a bite at one of their traditional taverns for a true taste of the Algarve.

Try the national dish of salt cod and grilled sardines to get started then watch the sunset blend into the sea to complete a perfect day.

So whether it’s for business or complete relaxation, take step back from the everyday and unwind atop this cliffside gem.

For reservations and more information: reservations.portugal@tivolihotels.com or call +351282351100