The luxury villas and apartments have been carefully laid out around the two world famous golf courses which run along the top of the red sandstone cliffs down to the sandy beach. The resort is self-contained with a variety of restaurants, shops, supermarket, bars and nightclubs housed within the beachfront praça (or square).
Along with golf, the other facilities available to guests include Barringtons Health and Leisure Club and the Vale do Lobo Tennis Academy.
There are over 1000 properties of different styles spread out within the resort ranging from luxury villas with private pools to one, two and three bedroomed apartments. The resort centre, or praça, fronts onto the beach and has a delightful cobbled square surrounded by cafes and restaurants, overlooked by the famous Dona Filipa Hotel, run by Le Meridien hotel group.