Bela Vista Hotel & Spa

Location: The Algarve | Portugal & Madeira

Price guide: £££££ £100-£200 per person per night

Contemporary, quirky and historic, the beachfront Bela Vista Hotel & Spa, a Relais & Chateaux hotel, is a boutique bolthole that oozes character and sits prettily on the Praia da Rocha coastline. It has been owned by the same family since 1974, and the 1918 Palacete and Blue House, as well as the new extension, the Garden House, have been given a modern twist by Portuguese designer Graca Viterbo, and you can revel in luxurious accommodation, a lovely spa and Michelin-starred dining.
Perfect forCouples and honeymooners will relish this adults-only hotel.
In the knowMuch of Bela Vista Hotel’s original interior has been painstakingly restored, such as wood panelled ceilings, ornate wall tiles and spectacular stained-glass windows.

Recommended for...

  • Beach
  • Boutique Hotel
  • Food & Wine
  • Honeymoon

Hotel Overview

Sense of Place

The Bela Vista Hotel & Spa sits right on the beach at Praia da Rocha in the Algarve.

Rooms at Bela Vista Hotel & Spa

The marine-themed rooms and suites are dressed up in bold prints and vibrant colours such as blue, yellow and purple, and many walls are adorned with original tiles. All rooms have views of the sea, the pool or the pretty gardens - relax on your balcony or terrace to drink them in.

Food & Drink

Acclaimed chef Joao Oliveira oversees the Bela Vista’s flagship Michelin-starred restaurant, VISTA, whipping up high quality gourmet dishes inspired by Transmontana and Mediterranean gastronomy. Meanwhile, the bar is a gilded dream, with shimmering mosaics and sleek lanterns suspended above the bar top.


De-stress in style in the gorgeous L’Occitane spa, which has several treatment rooms, a sauna, a hammam and a fitness suite. Sip delicious cocktails as you laze by the pool - the slick outdoor pool is framed by palapas and sun loungers. 

Activities at Bela Vista Hotel & Spa

You can enjoy direct access to the beach on Praia da Rocha, have a round of golf, or take to the sea for water sports such as kite-surfing, sailing, jet-skiing and more.

Visit the Marina di Portimao nearby, explore local villages such as Avor and browse the stalls at the lovely markets of Quarteira and Loule.

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Hotel location

The Bela Vista Hotel & Spa is 45 minutes from Faro International Airport and 2 hours from Lisbon International Airport.

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