Oriental Hotel

The adults-only Oriental Hotel is right on the edge of Praia da Rocha and comes with direct access to a vast sweep of golden sand.

In terms of decor and looks, the hotel has the perfect balance between modern and traditional. It looks like an old Portuguese mansion from the outside, but the interior is full of contemporary furnishings.

The pool’s a curvy number – you’ll find plenty of sunbeds and parasols, and you’ll also enjoy impressive views of the Atlantic Ocean.

It’s self-service at breakfast and dinner, but lunch is served a la carte. After dinner, there’s live music at the hotel several nights a week. All the big sports matches are shown in the hotel’s bar, too.

Overview of Praia da Rocha

Praia da Rocha is an active resort where the focus is on activity and adventure. The beach is full to the brim with water sports, while the downtown area has plenty of good shopping spots.

A lively spot for a holiday to the Algarve, Praia da Rocha turns up the volume when the sun goes down. It’s easy to leave the Oriental Hotel for a quiet meal, but you might find that you stay out until the small hours in the warm and welcoming bars!

Things to do in Praia da Rocha

There’s a beach practically on the doorstep when you stay at the Oriental Hotel. There are plenty of water sports to get stuck into, too, including surfing and jet skiing. If you’re looking to read a book in a quiet spot then no need to worry, as the beach stretches out for more than a kilometre.

The centre of Praia da Rocha is only a five-minute walk away. In the evening, there’s a restaurant for every budget and you can expect a mixture of Mediterranean cuisine and international dishes. After, there’s everything from acoustic bars to a casino and even a few nightclubs.

Praia da Rocha is a great place for fun in the sun. From sunrise until long after sunset, you’ll have the time of your life!

Resort Summary

The name of this area translates as ‘Beach of Rocks’, which certainly makes sense when you see the rugged cliffsides that cup the beach of Praia da Rocha in a snug and sandy embrace. Pleasingly, the sandy stretches remain free of any rocky outcrops but Praia da Rocha’s stunning natural beauty, comes from the boulders bulging from the deep blue water.

The distinctive look of Praia da Rocha gives it massive appeal, and it’s a tourist destination that more and more of those booking Algarve holidays are choosing to visit every year. The local government and homegrown businesses of the area have engaged in sprucing up the resort, only adding to its appeal.