Vila Joya, Algarve, Portugal
Vila Joya, “House of Joy” or “Jewellery Box”, is a small oriental palazzo directly situated on the picturesque Atlantic coast. Moorish architecture and the Atlantic Ocean are combined at this breathtakingly beautiful spot, evoking the vision of a fairy tale. It’s a house of discriminating taste, from the moment you are received by the Maitre de Plaisir in the fabulous entrance hall under its ornate ceiling, to the elegance of the 12 unique rooms and 8 suites, all of which have a view to the Atlantic.
Vila Joya’s sunny garden with palm trees, cypresses and beautiful flowers invite you to relax, as well as the hotel’s regenerative spa. Alternatively, the impressive coastline with it’s stunning sand dunes offers a privileged location for Portugal’s most popular golf-courses.
Location and Transfers
Situated in Galé close to Albufeira, on the Algarve.
Vila Joya is a 40 minute drive from Faro Airport.
Double Rooms – there are three ground level Double Rooms with a little terrace area, meaning an outside sitting area and sunbeds in front of the room. The ground level rooms enjoy direct access to the garden. The first floor Double rooms, each has a little balcony and sitting area. All double rooms have spectacular views to the ocean
Deluxe Double Rooms – there are two ground level Deluxe Double Rooms, each with a furnished terrace, outside sitting area with sunbeds and direct access to the garden. On the first floor there are also two Deluxe Double Rooms, each with a furnished balcony with sitting area and a spectacular view of the sea. Each Deluxe Double Room has its own particular style and every bathroom is uniquely decorated. All of these rooms enjoy excellent sea views
Deluxe Terrace Rooms – located either on the ground or first floor, all four Terrace Deluxe Rooms have either a furnished balcony or terraces with daybeds and sunbeds and enjoy marvellous ocean views. The traditional bathrooms have typically Portuguese tiles in turquoise colours
Coachmen’s Room – the so-called coachmen’s room is a very small double room with land view. Please note that this room is the only room without sea view and it does not have a balcony or terrace. Located on the first floor, the coachmen´s room is quite small (15 sqm). It can be used as a direct connecting room to the Deluxe Royal Suite 1001
Junior Suite Saudade – Saudade is Vila Joya’s new suite. The magnificent view of the ocean is the highlight of this little hideaway. The Saudade has direct access to the gardens and Vila Joya Spa. Located on the ground floor, it has access to a terrace and a small private garden area. The bedroom and the living room form an open space. From these spaces and even the bathtub, you will witness breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean and the stunning beach. Also, the bathroom is in an open space with a state-of-the-art freestanding bath and a separate walk-in shower
Royal Suite Joia – a true jewel that gives you a penthouse feeling. With two terraces offering a stunning view of the Atlantic Ocean, Royal Suite Joia is an ideal place to take breakfast and enjoy a pleasant dip in the warm Jacuzzi. This Suite has a large bedroom with an open bathroom and a separate spacious living area. There is also the option for Joia to be changed into a duplex via an internal staircase to combine with the Deluxe Junior Suite Maresia
Master Royal Suite Alegria – a luxurious suite located on the ground floor with a private garden, private swimming pool and an outdoor shower. Inside you will find a large living room, dining area, spacious bedroom, deluxe bathroom with a freestanding bath, a dressing room and separate guest toilet. Decorated with modern interior design in shades of white, beige and brown and contains antiques from around the world
Deluxe Royal Suite 1001 – the Royal Suite 1001 comprises of a spacious bedroom with large bed, deluxe bathroom with a Jacuzzi bath, separate shower and toilet; living room with working fireplace and desk. Outside is a large luxurious terrace, sundeck and seating area with spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean. Royal Suite 1001 can be connected to the adjoining Coachman’s room ideal for children
Junior Suite Maresia – Maresia is a Junior Suite on the ground floor with a large terrace and a small private garden. It has direct access to the famous Spa. Inside there is a separate dressing room, open bathroom with a large bath and a separate shower. The double sink with black slate has a very large overhanging mirror. From both the bedroom and bathroom you will witness amazing views of the Atlantic Ocean
Deluxe Junior Suite 11 – located on the first floor with a breathtaking view of the Atlantic Ocean. The spacious balcony with a day bed invites you to linger and observe the stunning sunset. Enjoy the spaciousness of the living room and a separate dressing room. The open bathroom has a deluxe bath and double shower. The interior is modern in cream colours
Deluxe Royal Suite 2001 – this Suite has a large bedroom, deluxe bathroom, shower and separate living room. The living room has a large sofa and working fireplace providing a home from home feeling. Stunning sea views from every room
Suite Seven – on the ground floor and has a private terrace with sun loungers. The spacious bathroom has a double sink, tub and double shower. The living room has a large sofa and is providing a home from home feeling
Gourmet Restaurant – Austrian-born Chef Dieter Koschina has achieved a culinary first for his adopted country by propelling Vila Joya into The World’s 50 Best Restaurants list. This two-Michelin-starred restaurant combines local produce with northern European cooking techniques, so guinea fowl is stuffed with black truffles and artichokes, roasted goose liver is served on a broccoli purée with smoked eel, while the country’s ubiquitous bacalhau – dried and salted cod – is confited and paired with beetroot coulis and yogurt
Chef’s Table – come and enjoy a very different culinary experience right at the heart of Vila Joya’s two Michelin Star Restaurant. Enjoy the most delicious food creations from Chef Dieter Koschina and his team
Wine Cellar – Vila Joya’s wine cellar is a unique masterpiece that is the home to 12,000 bottles of the best wines of Portugal and some of the best wines from around the world. The sommelier, Arnaud Vallet, Sommelier of the Year 2012, has an accomplished wine profile. Arnaud’s experience was gained in his learning years in the best Michelin-starred restaurants in France and throughout Europe and has been an integral part of the culinary team since 2007.
Should you wish to make an occasion extra special then why not enjoy dinner in the wine cellar served by one of the experienced sommeliers. Wine tasting events are also hosted throughout the year
Pool Bar & In Villa Dining
Facilities and Activities
Yoga is available
2 Outdoor Swimming Pools
Golf – Europe’s top golf courses and resorts are 5 to 40 minutes from Vila Joya. 36 golf courses offer a wide choice for beginners and advanced players alike. The nearest is only 5 minutes from Vila Joya and also only 10 minutes away is the famous Amandoeira Golf Resort
Gold Carts onsite
Gift Shop & Boutique