Bela Vista Hotel & Spa (Algarve, Portugal)
Located on the pristine beachfront at Praia da Rocha, Bela Vista was the first hotel to open on the Algarve, back in 1934. Though it’s since been joined by dozens of other high-end lodgings, its eclectic charm and intimate boutique feel keeps it above the rest.
The hotel’s original decor — painted wooden ceilings and colorful wall mosaics — has been kept intact through a recent refurbishment that’s outfitted the property with modern updates and chic, bold furnishings. The highlight of the hotel is without doubt its outdoor freshwater pool, which is flanked by palm trees and overlooks the Atlantic Ocean.
BELA VISTA Hotel & SPA, Av. Tomas Cabreira, Praia da Rocha, Portimao 8500-802 Portugal;