Vilalara Thalassa Resort

Discover what’s new at Vilalara Thalassa Resort

New restaurant menus, new well-being programme and two pickleball courts

The Vilalara Thalassa Resort reopened this month with a range of new amenities for guests to enjoy during their stay.

Located in Porches, Lagoa, the five-star resort, which boasts 104 junior suites, seven suites and 19 apartments, is now promising “unique gastronomic experiences, leisure and relaxation programmes and two new pickleball courts”.

One of the main novelties is the launch of a new programme for the Vilalara Longevity Thalassa & Medical Spa.

“Considered one of the best thalassotherapy centres (using sea water as a form of therapy) in Portugal, the spa invites guests to embark on a journey of relaxation and self-care with the resort’s well-being solutions,” the resort says.

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In terms of gastronomic experiences, the resort’s “enthusiastic and young team of chefs” have also prepared several new concepts, such as the B&G gastronomic restaurant, led by Diogo Pereira, which “focuses on minimalism”.

“With a privileged view over the ocean, diners will have the opportunity to try local products such as ‘carabineiro’ prawns, the unique boiled corn of Monchique, or carob delights in a seven-course tasting experience where the concept of time becomes redundant in the face of such epicureanism.”

Guests can also choose to dine at Terrace Grill, which focuses on traditional Portuguese cuisine and promises a “range of unforgettable flavours and aromas throughout the day”. The restaurant is led by Telmo Pires, who is passionate about local traditions and products, such as the “unique curing of ham in Monchique”, and daily searches for the freshest ingredients such as fish, meat, vegetables, and fruits.

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The Trattoria Italian restaurant opened last year and uses the lost recipe of Roman ‘pinsa’ – an “ancient, lighter, and healthier way of eating pizza”.

“Chef Ricardo Lucas collected numerous pieces of information from Milan to Naples during his two trips between 2020 and 2021, trying to understand why the country is so rich in ingredients. The sheep’s milk ricotta ravioli is a must-try, thanks to the tireless work of the kitchen team, who daily turn flour into dough first thing in the morning,” Vilalara Thalassa Resort says.

The other novelty is for sports enthusiasts who now have two outdoor pickleball courts at their disposal.

“Pickleball is the ideal sport to release stress, keep fit, and enjoy the company of friends,” the resort concludes.