As we drove through the gates at sunny Monte Santo resort near Carvoeiro, I expected a busy, bustling place just because it looked so glamorous. I was wrong: once inside the beautiful resort, the atmosphere was serene and calm and there was no need to wake up early, put down a towel on a lounge bed and claim my spot!
The soft pink exterior (my favorite color!) with the curved walls and tiled roofs help set the mood: relaxed, laid back and focused on enjoying the sun and the pool! Because although there are many beautiful beaches within a short drive, I have to admit I spent quite a few hours laying by the gorgeous pool. It is surrounded by beautiful plants, there are sun beds actually in the water and nice cabanas just a little off the paths, for maximum privacy.
Our suite was also something to see: a large bed room, huge living room with a fully equipped kitchen and two full bathrooms! After a few weeks on the road we really enjoyed doing some laundry, getting groceries and cooking at ‘home.’ Monte Santo really oozes that kind of relaxed, homey vibe. The resort offers all the amenities and services you expect from a five star property, but it somehow feels like a place you can spend weeks, if not months.
LOCATION // Monte Santo, Algarve
All my pictures are made with:
Canon 750D + Lens: 16 – 35mm F2.8 & 50 mm F1.8
39 thoughts on “Monte Santo”
wow is a beautiful place!
What a stunning place, gorgeous photos! I am hoping to go to Portugal next year, thanks for sharing x
ALittleKiran | Bloglovin
This place looks so beautiful, hope you enjoyed it!
Lucrezia ♥ (http://www.lucreziacandelori.com)
These pictures are amazing! x
Jessica — NinetyCo
It look so dreamy, and you are so gorgeous!
This place looks absolutely stunning!
Wow what a gorgeous place! Great review. Gemma xx
Such a gorgeous place! It looks magical!
This place is hands down fabulous! I love the pink walls and tiled roofs too, they really give this contemporary resort a vintage flair (perfect mix of modern and classic!) And the pictures are amazing hun, really inspires me to travel more. Adding Monte Santo to my list of places to visit next! 🙂 xo~ Lena
Oh my this place is so gorgeous and the photos are stunning! I’m so jealous! xx
Omg are you in paradise ?? This place amazing
and love this cute red dress so much ❤ ❤
Lots of kisses
Amazing post !!!
Great pics ❤
Monte Santo looks amazing ! I would love to swim in that pool 🙂 My favorite color is a soft pink too.
Best wishes for the Holiday!
A fantastic place! You’re so lucky to have stayed there. Thanks for sharing.
This so dreamy!!! It makes me want to go on a vacation. Nice post!
Hadasah | http://www.styletolove.com
These photos are so beautiful and magical! It is so explosive and lovely 🙂 http://www.bauchlefashion.com/2016/12/a-season-of-style.html
I am so jealous just looking at these photos! So beautiful! xo
Cathclaire | The Crystal Press
Love this resort
Nice red dress.I absolutely love the pictures.Amazing background.
This resort in Monte Santo is absolutey stunning! I love the cabanas they have surrounded by water. Looks so peaceful!
Whoaaaa!! This looks like heaven on earth! So so beautiful!! And serene, and romantic!! Hope you had a great time!! Can’t wait to visit this place one day as well! Big Xx Susanne – http://bagatyou.com
What a lovely place, I enjoyed looking at all the photos and reading your story. Love how you look too.
Gorgeous. I would very much like to visit there one day!
The red dress is so wonderful and the place obviously a dream!
xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
ah looks stunning!
You’re in paradise, it looks gorgeous!
ugh! These photos are beyond gorgeous! Looks like you had a blast
This place is fabulous! And these photos are amazing!
It is a beautiful place, looks like a paradise!
The photos are amazing, love it!
Wow it looks amazing!!! I like that it’s not so crowded.
This place looks absolutely gorgeous. I would love to stay one day in this place. I hope you had an amazing time!
My Vogue Style | http://www.myvoguestyle.com
Wow, what a stunning place and your photos are gorgeous. You look great and the food looks delicious. x
Ann-Marie | http://facetocurls.com
beatifull pleace , i love
This place is so beautiful, wish I could go there too 🙂
– Lily Kanaya
Wow, this place is GORGEOUS!! Definitely on my travel list now!!
This place is huge!! And stunning! Wow, I should have looked harder for accomodation over there!
This place is the real paradise :-*
Melanie / http://www.goldzeitblog.de