Accessibility

Accessible Algarve accommodation for everyone

Vilar do Golf is dedicated to ensuring the comfort of every guest. We make it a priority to provide a safe, enjoyable stay for those with visual or hearing impairments or mobility access requirements.

The resort’s ongoing programme of commitment includes:

  • Ensuring compliance with the current accessibility legislation.
  • Making appropriate enhancements (where possible) to the resort.
  • Offering a wide range of accessibility aids.
  • Improving internal awareness and training.
  • Offering an appointed Accessibility Ambassador, to assist members, owners and guests with accessibility needs.
  • Providing accurate information on the website, including information on access, available facilities and accessibility aids.
  • Communicating with members via regular disability forums and surveys to identify areas for improvement.
  • Producing compliant literature and communicating within the same guidelines.

If you have any questions or would like to make any comments, please get in touch.

Phone: +44 (0)845 359 0009
Email:Access.Requirements@hgv.com

Communal Areas

Reception
Accessible by ramp. Lowered Reception desk. Automatic doors. Accessible toilet. Induction loop.

Bar/Restaurant/Entertainment
Accessible by ramp/steps. Accessible toilet.

Entertainment
Pool activities area on one level which is accessed by ramp.

Kids’ Club
Accessed by steps. No ramp available.

Fitness Centre
Accessed by steps. No ramp available.

Games Room
Accessed by two steps. No ramp available.

Swimming Pool Area
Accessible and on one level.

Games Room
Accessed by two steps. No ramp available.

Indoor Pool
Accessed by ramp and lift. Accessible bathroom.

Outdoor Pool
Accessible and on one level.

Grocery Store
Street level, easily accessible and accessed by ramp.

Medical Centre
Located in reception building. Accessed via a cobblestone pavement.

Spa Centre
Accessed by one step. Portable ramp available.

Flower Shop
Accessed by two steps. No ramp available.

Parking
Designated accessible parking spaces are available outside reception, restaurant and pool area. Wheelchair accessible accommodation has allocated parking space near to accommodation.

Accessible Accommodation

Partially Wheelchair Accessible Accommodation
Suitable for travellers with restricted walking ability who may need a wheelchair. Some areas within the accommodation and exterior are accessible. They have electric beds, adapted bathroom and special high backed chairs (kitchen units/work surfaces are standard height). We offer 1 accommodation in total: 1 one-bedroom accommodation.

Other Accommodation

One-bedroom accommodation:
Some units are at street level with small steps to entrance, one level throughout. Some units are located on the first floor with stairs to access.

Two-bedroom accommodation:
All units are at street level with small step at entrance. All units are on two levels, living areas downstairs and bedroom and bathrooms upstairs.

Three-bedroom accommodation:
All units are at street level with small step at entrance. All units are on two levels, living areas, one bedroom and one bathroom with downstairs and two bedrooms and one bathroom upstairs.

Equipment Available (Upon Request)

Please follow the link(s) below to our Accessibility Aid Catalogue with a wide range of complimentary items available to lend to members, owners and guests for your comfort during your stay (subject to availability).

Measurements for Equipment Available Upon Request

  • Pool hoists: Indoor pool weight limit 150 kg; outdoor pool weight limit 150 kg
  • Wheelchair: 47 cm wide (seat); weight limit 100 kg
  • Wet wheelchair: 47 cm wide (seat) and 50 cm high (seat); weight limit 100 kg
  • Shower seat: 38 cm wide (seat); weight limit 120 kg

Accessibility Aid Catalogue in English >>
Catálogo de Equipamentos Auxiliares à Acessibilidade em Português >>

Accessible Outings and Excursions

Zoo Marine
The big attractions at Zoo Marine are the spectacular presentations. The dolphins are perennial favourites, with a breath-taking demonstration of the dolphins’ agility, intelligence and the special bond they have with their trainers. The Wonderful World presentation features seals and sea lions, sailors and lost treasure. This show gets lots of laughs from the audience and is definitely one that the kids will enjoy. The Enchanted Forest presentation with tropical birds is entertaining while at the same time promoting environmental awareness – always a priority at Zoo Marine. The birds of prey presentation is dramatic and awe-inspiring, and allows you to get closer to these majestic creatures than you ever thought possible. Ramps, bathrooms adapted and wheelchair available.

Slide & Splash
Slide & Splash is one of the leading Algarve attractions and should be on your list of things to do in Portugal. It's a day of sliding down the Kamikaze or the Black Hole and splashing in the Olympic-sized pool. The park is good for children of all ages, particularly excellent for the little ones. Ramps, bathrooms adapted and wheelchair available.

Aqua Show
Aqua Show family park is set in large grounds with plenty of grassy shaded areas for relaxing. There are several kid’s play areas with slides and swings scattered throughout the park. One of the most popular attractions is the large wave pool, good for adults and kids. The children have a well-equipped pool area with lots of slides and tunnels and some of the larger curving slides are good for children too. Ramps, bathrooms adapted and wave pool access.

Boat Trips in Vilamoura Area
Catamarans with wheelchair facilities and marina entrance accessible.

Proximity/Accessibility to Local Supermarkets/Shops/Beach
The nearest fully accessible beach is Quarteira which is located 10 km from resort. Quinta do Lago beach is accessible. Quinta Shopping Centre is accessible and is located 3 km from resort.

Public Transport
Public transport is not adapted however an adapted taxi or minibus can be booked at the resort reception.

Haemodialysis Clinic

Hospital Distrital de Faro, distance from resort 20 km
Unidade de Hemodiálise - Serviço Nefrologia Rua Leão Penedo 8000-386 FARO.
Telephone: +351 289 891 220
Email: secnefrologia@hdfaro.min-saude.pt

Fresenius Medical Care N.M.C., distance from the resort 20 km
Centro Médico Nacional, Parques das Amoreiras II, Lote B 8000-000 FARO.
Telephone: +351 289 889 870 / 878

Meet the Resort Accessibility Ambassadors

Ricardo Guerreiro
Ricardo Guerreiro
Ricardo.Guerreiro@hgv.com

Ricardo Guerreiro
Nuno Silva
Nuno.Silva@hgv.com