Conrad hotels epitomize modern luxury — as opposed to the classic version presented by Waldorf=Astoria, a sister brand also under the Hilton Hotels Corporation umbrella. Think posh without pretense, comfort without upper-crustiness. The most modern Conrad hotel at this writing opened on the sunny coast of Portugal in 2012.
Located within Quinta do Lago on the southern tip of the country, the Conrad Algarve has access to both a lake and a white-sand beach that stretches for nearly two miles. In addition to its large infinity pool, there are several other smaller ones on the property as well as a large spa and fitness center.
Rooms and suites at the Conrad Algarve are spacious, airy, and high-tech (wi-fi is included in the rate). Many include a balcony. Marble bathrooms include large, sexy showers.
Thanks to the resort's proximity to the ocean and neighboring regions, its restaurants feature a variety of seafood, grilled specialties, Mediterranean cuisine, and South American-inspired dishes. Quinta Shopping, directly across from the hotel, is modeled on London's Covent Garden and features many well-known brands.
The Algarve's beaches (a complimentary shuttle ride away), vineyards, Ria Formosa National Park, the historic fishing port of Sagres, and Vilamoura Casino also offer couples in love ample ways to delight in a honeymoon or romantic escape.
Estrada da Quinta do Lago
Almancil, Algarve, 8135-106
Official Hotel Website