Open in 2002, the hotel was built on salt plains that were no longer in use. It has a (very subtle) Moroccan theme, acting as a reminder of Tavira's Arab past. The hotel, standing right in the new centre, is difficult to miss with its dated architecture and myriad of tiny box-balconies. The hotel's shared areas are overly spacious and strikingly spotless. Although it has all the facilities one would expect from a resort hotel, like a dining room and bar with indoor and outdoor seating.
Events are held in the bar every evening and activity programs are put together for children and adults in the summer, however, for guests wanting an all-round-the-clock experience, there is a handful of bars, restaurants and clubs in and around the village, especially over the summer season. With regards the internet, there is Wi-Fi in all shared areas and cable internet in the rooms.
The hotel doesn't have a full working spa as such, but there is the possibility of booking various treatments with an outsourced company as there are two massage rooms on site. Guests also have free access to the hotel health club, which includes a sauna, steam room and jacuzzi. This area of the hotel however, says more public swimming pool than luxury spa, but it does the job. One bit that we were not expecting to see however, was the enormous circular indoor pool complete with grand domed ceiling and windows lining the circular pool deck that looks out onto the surrounding gardens.