If life on one of Europe’s most glamorous waterfronts – in more ways than one – appeals to you, then a holiday villa with a pool at trendy Vilamoura ticks the right boxes.
This perennially popular manicured resort centres on the Algarve’s finest marina, lined with shops, bars, restaurants and nightspots (including a casino) where celebrities are frequently spotted. Pleasure cruises, deep sea fishing trips and watersports are all available from the marina. Wherever your Vilamoura villa rental is located you’ll be within a very short driving range of one of the area’s four superb championship golf courses, the Vilamoura Tennis Academy and other sports facilities. Or, if you prefer to just chill out there are Spa & Wellness Centres and a superb three mile-long sandy beach sheltering beneath typical ochre-coloured Algarve cliffs. Neighbouring Quarteira is famous for its colourful Wednesday Gipsy Market.
In addition to the Roman Ruins, for a truly enchanting day, visit an ancient fortification in the parish of Paderne. The Castle of Paderne is just the way it was in the 12th century when the Berbers constructed this magnificent structure.
The town is very well connected by a low fare bus service with many tourists taking the opportunity to travel along the coast to find remote beaches or visit Albuferia, Loule and Faro for the day.