Vila Monte Farmhouse

Hello Everyone
I hope you are well. 
This blog is a little overdue but perhaps timely for all of you who might be thinking about a weekend break or 2024 holidays.
You might recall in May this year I hosted an influencer trip to Portugal in early June. We stayed at Octant Vila Monte Farmhouse
not far from a fishing Village, Fuseta, about 30 mins from Faro airport.
The trip was a huge success and I know the girls got so many comments and interest in the hotel so here goes.....

Situated not far from Fuseta, also known as Fuzeta, is a charming traditional fishing  town located in the Algarve region of southern Portugal. It is situated in the eastern part of the Algarve, not far from Olhão. Fuseta is known for its picturesque scenery, beautiful beaches, and traditional Portuguese fishing village atmosphere. You must go to the one of the typical fish restaurants in Fuseta where they grill the fish in the traditional way on an open BBQ - truly delicious.

Some key highlights of Fuseta:

  1. Fuseta Beach (Praia da Fuseta): This is a lovely sandy beach with calm waters, making it a popular spot for swimming and sunbathing. It's a family-friendly beach and has facilities like restaurants and cafes.

  2. Ria Formosa Natural Park: Fuseta is part of the Ria Formosa Natural Park, a protected area known for its diverse ecosystems, including salt marshes, lagoons, and barrier islands. Birdwatching and hiking are popular activities here.

  3. Fishing: Fuseta has a strong fishing tradition, and you can still see colorful fishing boats and nets along its waterfront. Fresh seafood is a local specialty, and you'll find plenty of restaurants serving delicious seafood dishes.



Vila Monte Farmhouse is utterly charming located in the Algarve region of Portugal. It offers a blend of traditional Algarvian architecture and modern amenities, creating a unique and relaxing retreat for travelers. Here are some key features and highlights of Vila Monte Farmhouse:

Location: Vila Monte Farmhouse is located near the town of Moncarapacho in the eastern Algarve. It's a peaceful and rural setting, offering a tranquil escape from the busier tourist areas of the region.

Accommodations: Vila Monte Farmhouse offers a range of accommodations, including rooms, suites, and cottages. The rooms are designed with a rustic yet elegant style, featuring local materials and decor that reflects the Algarvian culture.


Swimming Pools: The property has several swimming pools, including a large outdoor pool surrounded by lush gardens. It's an ideal spot for sunbathing and great for kids. There is also a large Adult Only Pool surrounded by sun bathing beds and lots of shade.

Gardens and Grounds: Vila Monte is set within beautiful landscaped gardens filled with Mediterranean flora. Strolling through the gardens is a tranquil experience.

Farm-to-Table Dining: The hotel's restaurant serves fresh, locally sourced cuisine. Many of the ingredients come from the property's own gardens and orchards. Guests can enjoy farm-to-table dining in a relaxed and picturesque setting.

Wellness and Spa: Vila Monte Farmhouse offers spa services and wellness facilities, including massages and treatments that can help you unwind and relax during your stay.

Activities: The resort provides various activities and experiences for guests, such as cooking classes, wine tastings, and outdoor yoga sessions. Bicycles are also available for exploring the surrounding countryside.

Beaches: While the property itself is not on the beach, it's a short drive away from some of the beautiful Algarve beaches, allowing guests to explore the coastline.

Vila Monte Farmhouse is known for its relaxed and serene atmosphere, making it an excellent choice for those seeking a quiet getaway in the Algarve, surrounded by natural beauty and Portuguese hospitality.

One of the most charming things about the hotel are the staff.  Everyone is so welcoming and warm. Always interested in how you are an anything they can do to make your stay as pleasant as possible.

Lots of excursions are available to book and if you fancy a romantic picnic on the beach, the hotel arranges this in the most chic ay. Collection at the hotel and a speed boat to a near remote beach with stunning gazebos set up for shade and lunch set up by a charming waiter who stays to look after you. Maybe the highlight of my last last visit. 


The food was exceptional. Great light dishes and the wood burning pizza fire on all day for this who fancy something wholesome. Lots of great traditional food choices with emphasis  put on farm to table dishes. Also an amazing wine list featuring lots of local and regional Portuguese wines.


Vila Monte could not be more perfect for weekend get away with  regular flights from all UK airports to Faro and a 20 minute taxi ride from the airport. Rates come down substantially in low season and Portuguese sun shines all year round.

Might also be worth looking at the other hotels in the Octant Group. I haven't visited  but if Vila Monte is anything to go by, I'm going to try to visit a few of the others.  

Please feel free to ask any questions. More than happy to help.

Lots of love as always.