Portugals Algarve has it pretty much sewn up when it comes to holiday must haves. With everything from seemingly endless golden sands to rugged coastal scenery, lush golf courses and even mystical castles on towering peaks.
But the thing is, it gets even better. Beyond its famous coastline of chic marinas and sun kissed sands, there are verdant valleys blessed with bountiful flowers adorned with cascades of butterflies. Traditional taverns serve freshly cooked seafood to the sound of lilting Portuguese fado music. At the heart of all of this, you’ll find VillaMore, in hand-picked locations that represent the very best of family friendly Portugal.
Albufeira is a fantastic blend of old and new. This once sleepy fishing village has a modern seafront that packs a whole lot of sand along with restaurants and bars aplenty. Whilst the old town harks back to Roman days, its cobbled streets are peppered with artisan gift and trinket shops.
Carvoeiro’s many laid back charms include an enchanting small town with an open square where you can dine alfresco with harbour views. In a minute or two you’re on the bijou beach sheltered from the wind by surrounding cliffs. But it’s the coastline here which is there hero, sculptured by the ceaseless rhythm of the Atlantic, the rock formations have to be seen to be believed and are well worth a boat trip to appreciate up close.
The Golden triangle of Vilamoura, Vale Do Lobo and Quinta Do Lago are purpose built resorts – and that purpose is pure pleasure. Vilamoura with its swish marina, chock-a-block with restaurants, bars and shops, with a casino too if you’ve lady luck with you. A plethora of activity is also on the menu at all of these resorts. From cycling to tennis and woodland walks – and this being the Algarve, world class championship golf courses are just a short putt away.- Read less