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Vila Joya: Discover Europe’s secret jewel this summer

Vila Joya

Named Europe’s Leading Boutique Hotel for 11 consecutive years at the World Travel Awards, Vila Joya is once again ready to welcome guests and gourmets from the four corners of the world in summer 2016, drawn to its two-Michelin star restaurant, stunning seaside location and abundance of nearby golf facilities.

The family-owned boutique hotel can be found on a cliff top overlooking a secluded beach in the Algarve’s picturesque Atlantic coast, Portugal, and is perfect for a European summer escape.

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Vila Joya’s restaurant holds two coveted Michelin stars

Appropriately, “Joya” means “jewel” in Portuguese, and this beautiful hidden gem includes just 22 individually decorated rooms and suites with stunning views over the ocean and the hotel’s lush green gardens, plus a two-Michelin-starred restaurant, overseen by the renowned Austrian Chef Dieter Koschina.

Founded 34 years ago in 1982 by Klaus and Claudia Jung, Vila Joya is now run by their daughter Joy. The hotel welcomed resident chef Dieter Koschina in 1991, who continues to enjoy international success to this day thanks to his unique and inventive gastronomic touch, using only the finest and freshest local and international ingredients. In keeping with this crEATivity philosophy, guests can enjoy a daily-changing menu at the restaurant, which is also featured on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list.

Making the most of Vila Joya’s spectacular and serene location, visitors can escape to the tranquility of the Vila Joya Spa – a peaceful temple offering personalised experiences using natural products, as well as luxurious facilities including private relaxation areas, a sauna, a steam bath, a heated outdoor Jacuzzi with gorgeous sea view, two outdoor swimming pools and a large garden area. Sound healing and yoga classes are also available. Offering a true taste of local authenticity, Vila Joya is also the perfect place for long relaxing walks on the beach, located just a few steps away, or for watching memorable sunsets in the Algarve’s golden hour.

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Vila Joya is one of the most luxurious hotels in Portugal

Golf fans will also note that 36 of Europe’s finest golf courses and resorts – including Monte Rei Golf & Country Club, Quinta do Lago North and Amendoeira Golf Resort – are within 5 and 40 minutes of Vila Joya, making it the perfect boutique base for a golf holiday.

For more information, visit vilajoya.com. Vila Joya, Estrada da Galé, 8200-416 Albufeira, Algarve, Portugal. Email info@vilajoya.com. Telephone: +351 289 591 795.