Owned by a well-known Portuguese family that the staff describes as “caring, and careful to preserve history first, above all,” Bela Vista has been one of Portimao’s most iconic hotels, although it has gone through a series of transformations from its earliest avatar as a private residence. When it was first converted in to a hotel in the 1930s, it was simple and affordable for most locals, much in line with most of the hotels on this side of the Algarve.
In 2012, in partnership with Relais Chateaux and with the help of famous interior designer Graça Viterbo, Bela Vista successfully re-invented itself as an uber luxurious, beach hotel. Its rooms are fitted with all the amenities any jet set traveler would desire. With a range of room categories – which correspond to beach view and room size – guests are treated to flawless service round the clock, and all the treats that come with a good life on the coast.