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Vila Joya

Albufeira, Algarve, Portugal

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Prices From £1,119 per person
Oct £1,763 per person Nov £1,119 per person Mar £1,119 per person Apr £1,353 per person May £1,353 per person Jun £1,763 per person Jul £1,807 per person Aug £1,807 per person Sep £1,782 per person
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Stay 7 nights from £1,119 per person In a Small Double Room. The price is based on two adults sharing a room, including breakfast and transfers.
Flights available at an additional cost..

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

Luxury Holidays At Vila Joya

Translated as ‘House of Joy’ or ‘Jewellery Box’, Vila Joya is a luxury boutique hotel situated in a small Oriental palazzo, perched along the stunning Atlantic coastline of the Algarve. Each of the 13 guest rooms and 9 suites is exquisitely designed with Moorish architecture, offering mesmerising views over the Atlantic from their balconies or terraces. Superior dining is a major theme, including a two Michelin-starred restaurant that is ranked in the world’s top 50, along with one of the finest wine cellars in Portugal. For a spot of further indulgence, the spa also offers unique wellness experiences. Vila Joya is located close to the bustling town of Albufeira and a short drive from many of Portugal’s best golf courses, meaning this intimate and opulent destination offers something for a diverse range of luxury-seeking guests.

  • 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: 13 Guest Rooms & 9 Suites
  • Location: Albufeira, Algarve, Portugal
  • Nearest airport: Faro Airport
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Location and transfer

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


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

Small Double Room:expand_more
  • Room View: Sea
  • Facilities: The smallest of the guest accommodations, this double bedrooms includes modern bathrooms with walk-in showers and a private balcony.
Double Room:expand_more
  • Size: 22-25m²
  • Room View: Sea
  • Facilities: These beautiful guest rooms feature hand painted Portuguese tiled bathrooms and furnished balconies overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.
Deluxe Double Room:expand_more
  • Rooms: 4
  • Room View: Sea or garden view
  • Facilities: Deluxe Double Rooms feature either a furnished terrace with direct garden access, or a furnished balcony. They also include a double bed, luxurious bathroom an sitting area.
Deluxe Terrace Room:expand_more
  • Rooms: 3
  • Room View: Ocean view
  • Facilities: The Deluxe Terrace Rooms have either a furnished balcony or terrace with daybeds, as well as a spacious sleeping area and traditional bathroom.
Master Double Room:expand_more
  • Rooms: 3
  • Room View: Sea view
  • Facilities: There are three Master 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.
Junior Suite Saudade:expand_more
  • 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:expand_more
  • 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 and Galé:expand_more
  • 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:expand_more
  • 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:expand_more
  • 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:expand_more
  • Room View: Sea
  • Facilities: The amazing Royal Suite 1001 is a fabulous accommodation at Vila Joya, offering luxurious features such as a double 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:expand_more
  • 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:expand_more
  • Room View: Sea
  • Facilities: The epitome of luxury at Vila Joya, the stunning Suite Seven offers incredible ocean views, as well as comprising of a separate living area, large bedroom with a walk-in closet, as well as an outdoor open garden area with comfortable sun loungers creating the ideal spot for soaking up the sun.

Enjoy a unique culinary experience at the heart of Vila Joya in the two Michelin Star Gourmet Restaurant, ranked No. 22 in ´The World´s 50 Best Restaurants´ listing.

Vila Joya Restaurant:expand_more
  • Cuisine: Gourmet dishes
  • Setting: The jewel in the Vila Joya crown is their 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 that combines local produce with northern European cooking techniques.
  • Dress Code: Casual Elegant
  • Children's Menu: Yes
  • Vegetarian Option: No
  • Reservation Required: Yes
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  • Cuisine: Wine Cellar
  • Setting: Vila Joya is proud to offer 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 Option: No
  • Reservation Required: No
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Dining & Gourmet

At the heart of Vila Joya is the two Michelin Star Gourmet Restaurant, lauded as one of the best restaurants in Portugal, with a menu created by Austrian-born chef Dieter Koschina. For the ultimate dining experience, guests can join the chef's table, limited to no more than eight people, with early booking essential. Vila Joya also holds 12,000 bottles of fine Portuguese wine, with 'Sommelier of the Year 2012', Arnaud Vallet, on hand to share his knowledge.


There's a distinctly adult vibe to Vila Joya, ideally suited for couples of all ages, and particularly those celebrating a special occasion. The Oriental palazzo has an intimate, fairytale feel to it, combining with spectacular ocean views to make it the perfect setting for romance. Sumptuous accommodation allows for privacy and guests can enjoy the ultimate chef's table experience with that special someone at the two Michelin-starred restaurant. There are several luxurious couple's treatments available at the hotel spa to ensure pure relaxation.

The Beach

Located on the white sandy beach of Praia de Galé, Vila Joya is the perfect location for beach lovers. Privacy is guaranteed, with its own stretch of pristine sands lapped by clear turquoise waters and enclosed by boulders at each end, along with lush vegetation separating it from the hotel pool. A great spot for curling up with a book and bathing in the sun's rays, some leisurely beachcombing or a spot of swimming, whole days can be whiled away at this tranquil spot.

Spa & Wellness

With extensive and pristine facilities, including a facial room, a couple's suite, outdoor treatment room, relaxation area, thermal facilities, two outdoor swimming pools and a gym, the Spa at Vila Joya offers exceptional wellness experiences. 


With 36 golf courses located within forty minutes of the hotel, including some of Europe's top venues, Vila Joya is a great base for keen golfers. There are courses designed to challenge beginners or experts, with the acclaimed Amandoeira Golf Resort just ten minutes away by road. 


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