Annabel Croft Academy at Pine Cliffs Resort, Portugal

Surrounded by pine trees and overlooking a glorious sandy beach, the Pine Cliffs Resort is a perfect tennis holiday destination.

Pine Cliffs Resort, one of the leading and award-winning Luxury and Family Resorts in Europe, is truly an exquisite hidden jewel enjoying a spectacular, prime seafront location on the amazing coastline of the Algarve, in Southern Portugal. The resort also offers extensive leisure facilities from sporting variety in the form of golf, tennis, pools and water sports, to culinary diversity, reflected in a range of international and local cuisines.

Located only a short 30 minute transfer from Faro airport in Portugal, Pine Cliffs resort has many facilities including the 5 Star Sheraton Algarve Hotel, luxury residence apartments, beach club, fantastic kids club, 9 hole golf course and of course the Annabel Croft Tennis Academy! 

Tennis Programs

The tennis facilities at Pine Cliffs Resort features a 5 court complex with 3 hard and 2 clay floodlit tennis courts that are suitable for year round play. There is also a small tennis reception and welcome area.

The Annabel Croft Tennis Academy opened at the Pine Cliffs Resort on 1st September 2013. The resort is in the heart of the Algarve, located only a short drive from the wonderful Villamoura and Val de Lobo golfing estates and features many wonderful attractions for sports fanatics, families and groups. Further information about the resort can be obtained.

Award-winning Accommodation

Players choosing to participate in a tennis holiday to Pine Cliffs have a choice of 5* accommodation to choose from with both hotel and residence accommodation offering a great location for convenience to the tennis courts and around the local areas.

The Sheraton Algarve Hotel, Pine Cliffs Resort is a magnificent 5 star hotel offering a range of deluxe rooms to make the most of your stay. The design is typically Portugese with some Arab influences and enjoys spectacular views over the Atlantic ocean. All of the hotel rooms offer a high level of services available including luxury amenities, 24 hours room service, turn down service and in room TV and entertainment.

The Pine Cliffs Residences offer players a wide range of award winning luxury apartments and villas to rent during their visit to the Algarve. There is a range of 2 & 3 bed Holiday Residences which offer guests a 5* level of service and access to a wide range of luxury amenities. Families looking for bigger properties can rent a range of luxury townhouses, villas and other larger properties.

The entire range of Pine Cliffs Residences is perfectly suited for groups and families looking for flexibility when booking tennis holidays. There is a wide selection of board options available to complement your stay and packages can be created on a bespoke basis according to your needs.

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Discover Algarve

With a rich array of culture, nature and hidden secrets, discovering the Algarve in one day is simply not sufficient. Between the Atlantic Ocean and breath-taking mountains, lies many years of tradition, and together with the mild Mediterranean weather and enchanting coastline, attracts thousands of yearly visitors to this region. The Algarve offers a wide selection of activities for all walks of life as well as a variety of family experiences. There is no need to hold off until the summer to embrace this singular destination. Whether it be sporting activities, rich culture, renowned gastronomy or simply leisure, together with the well-known friendliness of its people, a trip to the Algarve will leave you with a collection of unforgettable memories to treasure for years to come.

Visit Albufeira

Located ocean side, in the centre of the Algarve is the town of Albufeira. Since ancient times, Albufeira is one of the most renowned fishing and maritime ports in Portugal. With the passing of the Romans, it was the Arabs who left their footprint on this important village, originally naming the area “Al-buhera” which resembled “The sea castle”.

The Arabs dominated this rich land for over five decades until it was conquered by the Christians. Due to an earthquake and consequently flooding in 1504, the town of Albufeira was devastated. The town Albufeira was then reborn, rich in commercialization of seafood and dried fruit, reintegrated Albufeira as of one of the most sort after destinations.Renowned for their diversity, beauty and quality, Albufeira’s beaches are among the best in Europe, currently in 14th position in the Top 25 of the “Travellers Choice Awards 2102”. The diversity of beaches in the area of Albufeira is extraordinary, ranging from pine tree settings and unique cliffs faces to breath-taking rock formations and never-ending sand banks along the Algarvian coastline.

Sports Facilities

Pine Cliffs resort is set in an area of outstanding natural beauty and these magnificent surroundings play host to a wide range of sporting facilities in addition to the Annabel Croft Tennis Academy. The resort features a wonderful 9 hole golf course that will challenge the best players but is also suitable for recreational enthusiasts of the game. The golf course is at the center of the resort but there are many other facilities on offer including a fully equipped gymnasium and indoor pool, water sports at the beach club and a host of sporting facilities for children including mini golf, basketball and mini football pitches.

Tennis Academy

The tennis facilities at Pine Cliffs Resort features a 5 court complex with 3 hard and 2 clay floodlit tennis courts that are suitable for year round play. There is also a small tennis reception and welcome area.

Swimming Pools

The resort has a total of six invigorating swimming pools; one indoor pool and five outdoor pools – one of which is heated.

Golf Academy

A challenging, original and enjoyable par 33 nine-hole golf course which flows throughout the stunning landscapes of pine trees and fauna. Just when it can’t get any better you’ll feel the breeze of the sea and gaze out onto the wonderful bright blue panoramic views of the sea. The famous and iconic sixth hole, named the Devil’s Parlour, is a par 3 of 197 metres where accuracy is vital as you avoid the ravine below. Pitch it up and watch as it lands and rolls into the hole.


There are a wide selection of dining options at Pine Cliffs resort with over 12 restaurants and bars to choose from and cusines from around the world to suit all tastes. Guests can choose to supplement their accommodation with either B&B, Half Board or Full Board options with every restaurant at the resort including in your package. Pine Cliffs also offers numerous children's options for meals, with easy access from many of the key areas around the resort such as the pools or the beach club.

If you are keen to head off from the resort during your stay, there is a huge amount to choose from with the local areas of Villamoura and Quinta Da Lago offering a wide selection of bars and restaurants. The marina at Villamoura is a particular favourite for familes and groups looking for evening entertainment.

Kids Club

The main feature of the kids club services at Pine Cliffs is the Porto Pirata kids club which offers babysitting and childcare services from ages 6 months to 8 years old. Featuring 2 pirate ships, swimming pools, activity areas and wonderful sandy play areas, this is a haven for kids to enjoy themselves throughout the day. Parents can book their children into the Porto Pirata from half day to full day and there are daily scheduled activities that the kids can enjoy including a scheduled trip to the Annabel Croft Tennis Academy!

For older children aged over 8 years, there is a junior kids club that is more activity based and features opportunities to play various sports, take excursions and meet new friends. The junior kids club can be visited on a day to day basis and features energetic staff members who will make your child's time on holiday unforgettable. 

Beauty Center

A variety of treatments are available to suit your every desire. There are two health clubs including a jacuzzi and sauna, gymnasium and personal trainers. The Beauty salon offers a full range of services including manicures, pedicures, hair styling and colouring.

TripAdvisor® Traveler Reviews

Beautiful property and excellent accommodation

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Reviewed 29 Feb 2020

We had a ground floor two bedroom residence. The apartment looked out directly onto the golf course. the two bedrooms were spacious, there is a full, and fully equipped, kitchen with a dishwasher...

Great for a family holiday

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Reviewed 25 Feb 2020

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay as it had a relaxed family friendly environment. Good selection of restaurants although it was just as easy to eat quality food within easy walking distance of the...

Great hotel but not the service

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Reviewed 18 Nov 2019

We booked an apartment for 4 people and got to the hotel and they couldnt find our booking so wanted us to guarantee the room by paying 670. Eventually an hour later after not agreeing to that they...