Portugal is a classic villa holiday destination. The golden sandy beaches of the Algarve coast are ever popular, and the coast offers a range of hidden delights waiting to be explored. Exclusive Vale do Lobo appeals to keen golfers, Vilamoura Marina is great for nightlife and countryside Loule is perfect for a relaxing Algarve villa holiday.
The beautiful Algarve region, running along Portugal’s southern coast, can be divided into 3 main sections, Eastern, Central and Western. Each area offers its’ own distinct personality and unique appeal to the visitor. The Eastern area offers guests endless areas of discovery, wild and relatively undeveloped; the settlements are smaller and more traditional where the Reserva Natural da Ria Formosa, a coastal lagoon, dominates the coastal landscape. Central Algarve is the area most popular with holidaymakers thanks to its attractive coastal towns with their easily accessible beaches along with a number of quaint inland settlements such as Loule and Guia. Moving into Western Algarve, the ‘busy rating’ drops as once again another natural landscape area, the Southwest Alentejo and Vicentine Coast Natural Park prevents any large scale development. The towns of Lagos and Sagres are as large as they get. Western Algarve is well worth exploring even as a day trip.
Albufeira, located in the middle of the Central Algarve coast, is a coastal town which was once a former fishing village and is now a popular holiday destination. Although it has a reputation of a town containing a number of sports and cocktail bars, it does offer authentic streets containing a wide choice of restaurants which lead down to the beach where guests can enjoy wonderful sea views. Our offer includes holiday accommodation located in the town as well as in the surrounding areas such as Sao Rafael, a quieter more laid back area feauring a beautiful golden beach and Guia, the Algarve’s Chicken Piri Piri capital.
The centre of Vilamoura is characterised by its’ distinctive marina lined with smart yachts. Visitors can enjoy strolling around this pretty Central Algarve town offering a variety of restaurants, shops and cafes and a great nightlife scene. Vilamoura certainly provide something for everyone in terms of entertainment. The Vilamoura district covers a wide area of natural pine land. Golf is a popular activity as is cycling, walking and spending time down at the beautiful beaches. Also worth exploring is the nearby castle town of Loule with its’ gypsy market, carnivals and music festivals. Vilamoura villa holidays are a great opportunity to relax and re-charge your batteries.
Vale do Lobo in Central Algarve is a seaside resort renowned for its internationally acclaimed golf courses The Royal and The Ocean. Expect to pay more for villas located in this exclusive pine tree setting surrounded by lakes and trees. The 2km long beach enhances the areas reputation as a family friendly holiday spot. Guests can enjoy restaurants and bars located in beautiful settings as well as shopping opportunities at boutiques offering international designer brands. The nearby area of Almancil is a cheaper villa accommodation option for guests wishing to stay in this area. Almancil offers guests a number of varied restaurants to dine at.
Located in Central Algarve 5kms from Albufeira, Gale offers guests a peaceful setting to relax and enjoy a Portugal villa holiday. With three golden sand beaches to choose from, dotted with amazing rocks, grottoes and caves, there is enough interesting beach for everyone. Worth noting the beach offers disabled parking, toilets and a ramp for wheel chair users. Gale is a friendly unspoilt resort with a good selection of restaurants, including the Michelin starred Joya restaurant as well as bars and cafes. Would suit those looking for a lovely Mediterranean seaside villa holiday.
Western Algarve stretches westward from Portimao out to Sagres at the furthest Point. It includes the towns of Carvoeiro with its sheltered bay where guests can enjoy a good selection of bars and restaurants. Explore Portugal’s western tip at Cape St Vincent (Cabo de Sao Vincente) at Sagres which is also Europe’s most south-westerly point. Enjoy a lovely lunch of freshly caught sardines followed by a spot of pottery shopping at one of the many traditional ceramic shops located in this region.