Travel News: 17 Reasons to Travel in April 2017

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Anantara Opens First Hotel in Europe

Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas makes its debut in Europe on April 1 with Anantara Vilamoura Algarve Resort. Located along southern Portugal’s popular Algarve coast, just 15 minutes from Faro International Airport, the resort offers 280 rooms with garden, pool, or fairway views. Most guest rooms are interconnecting and a new luxury Family Suite category will accommodate up to four guests, while the two-bedroom Anantara Penthouse Suite boasts a huge terrace with a private dining area, Jacuzzi, and sundeck. An in-house “golf guru” can arrange tee times at the adjacent Arnold Palmer-designed Oceanico Victoria golf course or any of 30 nearby greens. On property sit six bars and restaurants, a cooking school (with chef-led tours of local food markets), and a spa (with seven treatment rooms) offering centuries old Mediterranean therapies and Turkish hammam rituals. From $272; Av dos Descobrimentos nº 0, 8125-309 Vilamoura, Portugal; 351-289/317-000;