My memory of Four Seasons Fairways by Regina Maack, who has been visiting Four Seasons Fairways, in Portugal, for 20 years and owned at the resort for the past 12 years.
January 1995 was the first time I came to Portugal with my friend Helga.
I’ll never forget the first landing, when the plane flew above the blue Atlantic Ocean and we were landing in Faro.
The first impressions of Four Seasons Fairways were so overpowering.
Between the airport and Quinta do Lago, as we drove along the N125 in our rental car, I was surprised with the scenery I encountered. The old house facades with their white walls, farms with orange groves, hills covered with vineyards, the ruins of the historic wells and the panorama of the farmhouse buildings themselves.
The holiday in Four Seasons Fairways was, for me, great luxury. Villa 136 had three bedrooms, three bathrooms, a large living room and a fully fitted kitchen and all this with a very elegant interior.
It was a pleasure, sometimes after sunbathing, just to jump in our own swimming pool on the terrace.
Like a small village, the club is built in the beautiful countryside with a great respect for nature. Security is around both day and night. We can enjoy our own fitness centre, a great indoor swimming pool and another one outside, always with an attentive pool attendant.
The kindness of the staff, from reception to the bar and restaurant, is excellent. In the background are the friendly women in the reservations office and the management, all taking care of our holiday arrangements.
All these people are very respectful with the guests, with members and among one another.
Twelve years ago my son and I bought the timeshare week from my friend Helga and we have been members ever since. We return to Four Seasons Fairways in January and sometimes in November, with my sister-in-law and my children. And each time we come back we feel we are coming home!
Four Seasons Fairways was built 25 years ago. It’s surrounded by golf courses and constructed in the pinewoods close to the Ria Formosa Nature Reserve where the Atlantic bathes its shores. The shopping centre, which opened in Quinta, provides yet another area for everyone to enjoy a very relaxed life!
The majority of sporty members and guests at Fairways play golf, but there are lots of other things one can do: swim, stroll admiring the famous flora and fauna, go barefoot along the beach, maybe as far as to Praia de Faro or Praia do Ancão. Every morning before breakfast I walk through to Vilar do Golfe and the lake.
Today, I am 70 years old and hope I will continue to come for many years, escaping for some weeks the cold winter in Germany.
I finish this story with thanks to the management and I wish them good luck for Four Seasons Fairways in the future.