The Algarve is renowned for its stunning climate, unlimited leisure facilities and kind-hearted hospitality. Gorgeous beaches line the coast, from secluded coves with amazing cliffs to vast stretches of golden sand; or head for the hills to discover quaint villages, pine forests and vineyards. Acres of lush green golf courses and chic yachting marinas add a cosmopolitan air to a region steeped in tradition and family-oriented culture – making it as warm and welcoming as the year-round sun.Learn more about Algarve »
Stylish and contemporary Vilamoura has been designed purely for pleasure. You’ll find a fantastic range of sport and leisure facilities, including four championship golf courses, a casino, beautiful garde...43 villas 30mins Faro
With a golden sandy beach stretching for five kilometres and edged with a backdrop of rugged cliffs, the small resort of Gale has become increasingly popular over the past few years. A number of beachside bars ...29 villas 45mins Faro
The pretty, family-friendly resort of Carvoeiro has a beautiful golden beach sheltered by stunning cliffs. When the beach gets a little crowded in peak season, boat trips can take you to quieter coves along the...25 villas 1hr 10mins Faro
Albufeira is perhaps the biggest and best-loved resort in the Algarve. Golden sands and brightly coloured fishing boats, lively nightlife and a wide range of restaurants and bars – Albufeira truly has som...24 villas 45mins Faro
Situated in the Western Algarve, Santo Antonio Resort, formerly known as Parque da Floresta Golf and Leisure Resort, is a superb all-round holiday destination, packed with all things fun, sporty and relaxing. W...24 villas 1hr 10mins Faro
The exceptional Pine Cliffs resort occupies a truly enviable location, extending some 72 acres across the cliff tops above the soft white sands of Falésia Beach. A fabulous array of sports and leisure fa...18 villas 40mins Faro
Estoi is an unspoilt, quaint little hilltop town, nestled in the foothills of the Serra do Caldeirão. Narrow, cobbled streets wind through this charming resort to the central town square, where you will ...17 villas 25mins Faro
Guia is a lovely little village, located about five kilometres to the west of Albufeira and ideally located for exploring the rest of the Algarve. Albufeira provides a good selection of shops, bars and restaura...14 villas 45mins Faro
This laid back resort offers an ideal choice for those wanting a relaxing beach holiday, as it boasts a beautiful sandy beach complemented by beachside bar and restaurant. Secluded and protected, the waters are...13 villas 45mins Faro
Famous for its two championship golf courses, The Royal and The Ocean, the exclusive resort of Vale do Lobo has a picturesque setting amongst pine forests which lead to the sea. Other sporting facilities are pl...12 villas 20mins Faro
Almancil is a bustling town offering a fine selection of shops and restaurants. Close by are Vale do Lobo and Quinta do Lago - exclusive holiday resorts offering glorious sandy beaches as well as championship g...11 villas 20mins Faro
Renowned as one of the Algarve’s premier resorts, Monte da Quinta Resort is located within the exclusive Quinta do Lago residential estate, where chic restaurants, stylish boutiques and first class sporti...10 villas 20mins Faro
The 16th century walls of this delightful seafaring town keep the modern world firmly at bay. Inside, you can explore the antique shops and boutiques that line the maze of cobbled streets. Why not indulge in a ...9 villas 1hr 30mins Faro
Vale de Parra is a smaller resort ideal for those looking for the quieter side of the Algarve but still close to the action; the lively resort of Albufeira is just 3 miles away. Some of the Algarve’s fine...9 villas 45mins Faro
The tiny rural hamlet of Bordeira has a few local shops, small bars and simple country restaurants offering traditional Portuguese cuisine. In Bordeira you’ll be able to enjoy picturesque countryside view...8 villas 25mins Faro
Clube Atlantico enjoys a quiet, cliff top location to the east of the former fishing village of Carvoeiro, where you’ll find friendly cafés and bars and a huge selection of restaurants clustered ar...7 villas 50mins Faro
We have chosen a selection of 20 villas from our full list of properties in Algarve. Find the perfect villa below:
Vilamoura, Algarve4.7 out of 5
Vilamoura, Algarve4.3 out of 5
Castelo, Algarve4.5 out of 5
Armacao de Pera, Algarve4.2 out of 5
Vilamoura, Algarve4 out of 5
Monte Rei Golf & Country Club, Algarve5 out of 5
Santo Antonio Resort, Algarve4.5 out of 5
Vilamoura, Algarve4.6 out of 5
Olhos d'Agua, Algarve4.4 out of 5
Loule, Algarve4.3 out of 5
Bordeira, Algarve4.1 out of 5
Gale, Algarve4.5 out of 5
Sao Rafael, Algarve4.8 out of 5
Vilamoura, Algarve4.3 out of 5
Castelo, Algarve4.5 out of 5
Albufeira, Algarve4.7 out of 5
Carvoeiro, Algarve4.8 out of 5
Castelo, Algarve4.9 out of 5
Alcantarilha, Algarve5 out of 5
Gale, Algarve4.4 out of 5
The Algarve boasts some of the best beaches in Portugal. Its combination of golden sands and hot weather attracts visitors year after year to this stunning stretch of coastline.
More than 100 miles of golden sand is on offer for sun-worshippers. Beaches are lapped by the fresh, clear Atlantic Ocean waves – which offer a very cooling dip when the sun gets too hot. The beaches west of Faro are a succession of small coves and sweeping bays, fringed with wonderful rock formations at their most impressive around Lagos.
Two large shopping centres and a retail park can be found in Guia and Faro, offering a wide range of shops, restaurants, cinemas and a ten pin bowling alley.
Lively markets are held weekly in many resorts and villages with colourful stalls laden with leather shoes, bags, handcrafted ceramics, copper and silver jewellery. Hand woven baskets and decorative tiles can also be found in the region. Local markets are a great way to buy fresh produce, from almonds and olives to oranges.
When you’ve had enough of sun, sand and surf, you can visit one of the Algarve’s many tourist attractions dotted throughout the region. Water parks are an extremely popular way to cool off in the sunshine. An aquatic centre also has live shows and performances by seals, dolphins and parrots.
Taking the train for an impromptu sightseeing tour is a terrific and inexpensive way to see the countryside. Starting at Lagos, heading inland and stopping at Faro, you’ll get a real taste of Portuguese living.
Outdoor sports and leisure activities are in abundance in the Algarve - thanks to its fantastic sunny climate and array of purpose-built facilities. Golfers are literally in paradise with a vast selection of beautiful, challenging and world-class courses to choose from. A wide variety of fishing and boat trips are available from most resorts. Watersports, tennis and fishing are also popular on this coastline – alongside swimming and snorkelling.
Inland, you’ll discover unspoilt rural countryside perfect for hiking, cycling and horse riding.
Sometimes even the best of us need a little inspiration. Here are some recommendations from us to help you find your perfect holiday
Whether swimming in the sea or sunbathing on the sand, take advantage of a property located close to the beach.View Villas
Take time out to relax in your infinity pool whilst overlooking the sapphire waters that extend beautifully to the horizon.View Villas
Enjoy a location close to the heart of the action with plenty of amenities nearby, perfect if you prefer not to hire a car.View Villas
Whether its for family fun or just a few lengths in the morning, enjoy all the space and freedom that comes with a large pool.View Villas
Our smaller villas are perfect for couples offering all the space, privacy and freedom to enjoy a fantastic holiday just for two.View Villas
Enjoy complete comfort and relaxation following a day of exploring in your very own Jacuzzi or hot tub.View Villas
From neighbouring properties to stand alone villas that sleep up to 20 people, there are plenty of options for large groups.View Villas
Enjoy the peace and relaxation that comes with a private villa located off the beaten track.View Villas
Improve your fitness or have some fun with a game of tennis, whether you're practising your backhand or taking a break from the beach.View Villas
Take in the wonderful site of the surrounding area from the comfort and privacy of your own villaView Villas
Nothing beats being able to enjoy a barbecue by the side of your pool, in the comfort of your own private villa.View Villas
Chill out in our air conditioned villas - respite from the midday sun and a guaranteed cool and comfortable nights' sleep.View Villas
Take a look at the added entertainment on offer at these fantastic villas - and perhaps swap the swimming pool for a pool table!View Villas
Travelling outside of the summer season? Don't worry - enjoy a long, leisurely swim at these villas with heated pools.View Villas
Free Wi-Fi connectivity makes it easy to plan your holiday itinerary - or show off your fantastic villa to your friends back home.View Villas
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