Algarve

Algarve

The Algarve is home to some of the most majestic coastline in all of Europe. Expect stunning beaches, five-star golf courses, quaint and tranquil countryside and plenty of nightlife. Visitors from across the world come to The Algarve for its beaches, with many boasting Blue Flag status and child-friendly waters. Majestic rock stacks, rocky inlets and hidden coves are all waiting to be explored. In the popular resort of Albufeira, the buzzing Strip features cocktail bars, restaurants and clubs that let you party into the early hours, while the sleepy Old Town is perfect for a lazy afternoon stroll as you take in the market stalls, al fresco cafes and local shops selling home-made wares. 

Best Beaches in the Algarve

Frequently considered one of the best beach holiday destinations in Europe – the Algarve has it all. Expect sun-drenched dramatic coastlines with epic rock formations and stunning views, soft powdery sand between your toes and azure waters that ...

Things to do in Lagos

Nestled towards the western corner of Portugal's south coast, Lagos has a reputation for beautiful beaches with dramatic rock formations and azure waters that are perfect for swimming. It is one of the most popular areas of the Algarve, and was ...

Things to do in Albufeira

As the largest resort town in the Algarve, Albufeira has plenty of things to do to keep you and your loved ones occupied during your next villa holiday. What was once a sleepy fishing village has now become one of Portugal's most popular resorts ...

Things to do in the Algarve

With its stunning coastline, dramatic rock formations, azure waters and mild temperatures, the Algarve is one of Portugal's most popular holiday destinations. When it comes to things to do in the Algarve, you really are spoiled for choice. Buzzing ...

Best places to visit in Portugal

Portugal is a friendly country that welcomes visitors back time and again thanks to its laid-back atmosphere, delicious food and wine, warm sunshine, vibrant cities, ancient architecture and famously stunning beaches – not to mention its ...

Best beaches in Portugal

Incredible beaches are dotted right across Portugal, which shares its coastline with the Atlantic, offering up incredible snorkelling and water sports adventures. The Algarve is home to many of Portugal's finest beaches, and boasts a dramatic ...

Where to go in Portugal in 2021

When it comes to sunshine, Portugal is one of the best places for holidays in 2021. Enjoy soaking up some vitamin D on the beautiful sandy beaches, or wander around the various towns and resorts of the Algarve – home to crystal clear waters, ...

The 3 most Instagrammable destinations in Europe

Are you an Instagram lover deciding where to book your next villa holiday? Look no further than our top three most photogenic destinations in Europe. Rent a holiday villa at one of these Insta-worthy locations and you’ll get incredible #nofilter ...

On the Gourmet Trail. Algarve: Piri Piri Chicken

As part of our On The Gourmet Trail campaign, we are taking the most popular and traditional dishes from our fantastic holiday destinations and showing you how to create them on the BBQ at your villa or in your kitchen back home. Here is a recipe ...

Floral Themed Villas

To celebrate the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019 we decided to dig out some of our floral inspired villas and share a bunch of our favourites with you.   Villa Poppy, Polis, Cyprus Situated in a fantastic central location, just 900 yds from the ...

Good snorkelling holidays for villa-loving travellers

Holiday rentals provide the perfect basecamp for snorkelling getaways. Hiring a villa gives you the freedom to prepare your own packed lunches and dinners, and you’ll have plenty of room to store your snorkels, flippers and wetsuits. Image by ...

Best drinks for your self-catering holiday to the Algarve

A huge advantage of self-catering holidays is that you can get a real taste of local culinary offerings. And this is just as true with local drinks as local cuisine. Take a trip to a nearby shop or market and see what delicious tipples you can find ...

Your guide to the Algarve

The southern Portuguese region of the Algarve is one of Europe’s most glittering jewels. Despite remaining unspoiled by mass tourism, the region is awash with first-rate facilities and tourist amenities. It’s clear why millions of holidaymakers ...

Algarve self-catering: recipe for Clams in a Cataplana Casa Velha

Self-catering doesn’t mean skimping on luxury, and it means you get to try out the best local cuisine. To make sure you enjoy the full flavour of the Algarve while in a holiday let, here's a delicious recipe that you need to try if you take a break ...

The Algarve- more than just great beaches!

Of course, no trip to the Algarve would be complete without exploring the stunning sandy beaches that this destination has to offer. The shorelines are certainly sun drenched and hard to resist! Ranging from the expansive sands of Fisherman’s Beach ...
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