Luxury Villas in the Algarve
Our villas in the Algarve are ideally located for appreciating one of the most unspoilt holiday destinations in southern Europe, with its the easy going social scene, clean beaches and golf courses. The Algarve enjoys a pleasant climate year round and is very family-friendly. Browse through our luxury villas in Almancil and luxury villas in Loule.
See our full range of luxury Algarve villas below
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Nestled in the hills of the idyllic Santa Barbara de Nexe countryside, this exciting new addition to our Algarve portfolio is perfect for families and group of friends looking for complete tranquillity and privacy. This very spacious, newly built (2014) country home is finished to the highest standards and set within a vast private estate, complete with a private tennis court for your use.
Rates: from £5,270 per week
Special Offer: Save 10% on all remaining weeks in July. Please call and speak to a travel consultant for more details. This newly restored, authentic villa lies amidst a beautifully landscaped estate, hidden away in the lush hills near Santa Barbara de Nexe. The enviable location of Palmeira Cottage is ideal for a quiet family escape, a romantic retreat or an unforgettable trip with friends. Low ceilings, wooden beams and open fire also make this a cosy place also in the winter months.
Rates: from £3,581 per week
An impeccably presented and fabulously equipped family villa, offering style, sophistication and a high level attention to detail at every turn. With privileged views overlooking the golf course, Villa Azul is set in the Vila Sol golf resort and offers a great range of activities for children of all ages, whilst adults can enjoy relaxing around the stunning infinity pool and taking a dip in the villa's own outdoor jacuzzi.
Rates: from £5,090 per week
Set within magnificent grounds and an imperious setting, we are proud to offer Casa na Colina as a fantastic family property. With facilities for young and old, Casa na Colina has a style to satisfy the most discerning of guests. Located close to the historic town of Loulé and set in large landscaped grounds, this rural hideaway is ideal for those wishing to be close to all the attractions of the Algarve while enjoying complete peace, tranquillity and privacy.
Rates: from £3,809 per week
Special Offer: Save up to 12% on all remaining weeks in July. Please call and speak to a travel consultant for more details. Located close to the historic town of Loulé and set in large landscaped gardens, this rural hideaway is ideal for those wishing to be close to all the attractions of the Algarve while enjoying peace and tranquillity. This country villa exudes charm and comfort with a contemporary edge. With the emphasis on style and outdoor living, Villa Apolonia is equipped to high standards and provides all the home comforts you could need to enjoy your Algarve escape.
Rates: from £3,435 per week
Sto Estevao is a contemporary villa set in rolling countryside with great views of the eastern Algarve, close to the picturesque & historic town of Tavira; the location is ideal to explore the less touristy coastal areas and the Ria Formosa Nature Reserve. The eastern Algarve offers great hiking, unspoilt beaches and offshore islands easily reached by small boat. The villa has a choice of indoor and outdoor relaxation areas with a gas-fired firepit perfect for cooler evenings outdoors. To summarise: Sto Estevao offers those wanting to enjoy the less hectic and more authentic Algarve with plenty to do in natural surroundings.
Rates: from £3,820 per week
We like this because it is the ideal multi-family villa. It is perfectly laid out, in complete rural privacy, has a tennis court, table football and table tennis. Fresh produce is available from the surrounding orchards making this a terrific A&K property.
Quinta da Alegria is a very light and spacious detached villa, sitting in a private 40 acre plot planted with avocados and citrus trees. It is ideal for large families wanting to get away from it all, yet be close to good amenities. This is also a superb location of you are either a golf or tennis fan - Nick Faldo's 'Amendoeiras' golf course is only 5 minutes away; and we can organize private tennis coaching at the villa!
Rates: from £5,291 per week
A stylish villa with sea views set in extensive gardens, this villa offers space and comfort for all guests. A variety of indoor/outdoor lounging and dining make this ideal for family holidays. Plenty of choices for everyone.
Rates: from £3,973 per week
If you are looking for a property with superb grounds, immaculate presentation and offering excellent facilities for families, then Villa Florescer, with its stunning views to the coast is hard to beat.
With its focus on relaxed, outdoor living and a secure base for families to spend quality time together in comfort and a peaceful rural setting, guests will marvel at the attention to detail in the superb games room/summer kitchen, the ideal spot to while away the hours at any time of day.
Rates: from £1,915 per week
Set 14km inland from the coast in a private, rural setting with the nearby village of Boliqueime just four kilometres away, Casa Familia, as its name suggests, is the perfect retreat for families and large groups looking to relax and unwind in simple elegance. Offering superb views across the countryside towards the Monchique Mountains, the villa is purposely equipped with children in mind, including two swimming pools, games facilities and large lawned areas.
Rates: from £2,745 per week
The Algarve is Portugal’s best known holiday region, famous for its year-round championship golf courses, lively social scene and beaches that range from broad swathes of golden sand to small, sheltered coves. The relatively recent tourist development has done little to change the regions intrinsic character. You will still find little inland villages where time seems to have stood still and unspoilt fishing villages modestly fortified against any future Moorish invasion, where local restaurateurs queue at the quay to select the menu for the evening ahead.
Our villas in the Algarve range from three to nine bedroomed independent family villas to the convenience or resort villas with restaurants, bars, shops and a range of activities.
Casa Abelha has been lovingly restored and enjoys sweeping views over the countryside, the villa sleeps up to 8 guests in air conditioned bedrooms and is close to beaches and golf courses. Jardim A Vista, meanwhile, is an impressive private villa set on a hilltop on the Algarve sleeping up to 10.
Our resort villas in the Algarve are located at the famous Monte da Quinta Club within the Quinta do Lago resort. The resort offers a range of facilities such as golf courses, horse riding, tennis courts, watersports, restaurants and beach bars. The Club offers a range of accommodations, including townhouses and villas.
There is much to see in the Algarve if you can bear to leave your villa or the beach. Portugal is noted as the birthplace of exploration and indeed Henry the Navigator is said to have established a school of navigation at Sagres on the most south westerly point. For modern day explorers, the region is dotted with villages and towns which invite discovery. Lagos was the region’s capital from 1576 – 1756 following its growth as a naval port inspired by the great explorers. Following the earthquake of 1755 much of the town was destroyed and the pretty buildings you see today date from the 18th and 19th century. Further east, Albufeira is one of the most popular of Algarve resort towns. The pretty whitewashed buildings give way to sandy beaches and a profusion of bars and restaurants tempt visitors. Often overlooked, Faro, the regions capital since 1756, is worth of exploration. Originally a prehistoric fishing village, Faro became a Roman port and was later captured from Moorish occupation in 1249 by Alfonso III. Like much of southern Portugal, much of the town was destroyed by the earthquake of 1755 and rebuilt during the following two centuries, though some of its Moorish heritage remains in the Old City. Further east, the pretty town of Tavira welcomes visitors. Since the silting up of the harbour and the decline of the fishing industry, the town now thrives on tourism, yet retains its Moorish charm without compromise.
Fanned by warm sea and air currents from northern Africa, the Algarve enjoys year round mild, pleasant weather, making it an excellent out of season destination.
- Loule Carnival. With the theme of Love, Peace and Affection, the event sees parades, floats, parties and fancy dress occasions throughout the town.
- Rally of Portugal. Part of the International Automobile Federation World Rally Championship, the world’s best rally drivers compete along 1000 km of stages across the Algarve.
- Fiesa. May sees the start of ‘Fiesa’ in Armacao de Pera, which takes place until October. This international sand sculpture festival sees masterpieces built in the sand and is an unusual visitor attraction, complemented by night-time multi-arts entertainment.
- Algarve International Film Festival. A short film competition held in Portimao, this is Portugal’s oldest film festival, begun in 1972. Various other Algarve towns usually participate, including Tavira, Silves, Olhao, Loule and Faro.
- Festival Med. Held in Loule, this vibrant arts festival welcomes music stars from Mediterranean countries. The event is accompanied by street theatre, dance exhibitions and handicraft fetes. The local restaurants serve traditional cuisine from the participating nations.
- Feira Presunto. Celebrating the ham of the ‘porco preto’ (black pig), this Monchique festival also sees live music and entertainment.
- Moorish Nights. The town of Cacela Velha celebrates it’s Moorish heritage with a traditional souk, folkloric music and dance and traditional gastronomy.
- Festival do Marisco (seafood festival). One of the most important gastronomic festivals is held in Olhao. The stalls in the Jardin do Pescador Olhanese provide a perfect opportunity to experience the culture and gastronomy of the Algarve.
Suggested General Activities in the Algarve
Spend many sunny days at the Algarve’s superb sandy beaches such as Vilamoura Beach ('Praia da Marina' or 'Praia de Vilamoura'), Falesia Beach, Trafal Beach, Praia de Faro – Mar and many more.
Visit the various picturesque villages, historic towns and bustling cities in the Algarve – those not to miss are Faro, Loule, Alte, Albufeira, Silves Lagoa and Tavira.
Appreciate the regions geographical beauty with a visit to the Ria Formosa Nature Reserve.
Explore the coastline by motor cruiser with a privately hired boat from the nearest harbour.
Relax in the thermal baths at Monchique.
Suggested Sporting Activities in the Algarve
Enjoy a round of golf at one of the many world class courses, such as Vale do Lobo, Vilamoura, Parque da Floresta, Alto Golf, Quinta do Lago, Palmares Golf Course etc.
Suggested Local Attractions in the Algarve
Silves, Silves Castle
Historic town of Loule
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Portuguese is the national language of Portugal. Vernacular speech contains borrowings from foreign languages, including English, so you may hear some familiar words in everyday speech. People whose work brings them into contact with visitors from overseas are generally excellent English speakers, especially in the resort areas of the Algarve.
The Euro is the national currency of Portugal. The Euro is divided into 100 Cents. Coins are available in 1 cent, 2 cent, 5 cent, 10 cent, 20 cent, 50, cent , €1 & €2 denominations. Notes are available in €5, €10, €20, €50, €100, €200, €500 denominations.
Major credit cards are widely accepted (though American Express less so) and ATM access is widespread. Travellers cheques however might not be accepted everywhere.
TIPPING IN PORTUGAL
Like most European countries, tipping in restaurants is common, with a recommended 10% on a discretionary basis according to service. Check that a service charge has not been added to your bill before deciding whether to tip. Taxi drivers do not usually expect a tip but it is common practice and considered polite to round up taxi fares.
WEATHER IN PORTUGAL
Portugal enjoys a typically Mediterranean climate, with hot, dry summers and cool, occasionally wet winters. Summer temperatures can reach the upwards of 90 degrees Fahrenheit and sun protection in the form of sun cream, a sun hat and lightweight clothing is recommended.
CLOTHING IN PORTUGAL
Style is fairly casual throughout Portugal though in more rural areas and during Easter more conservative dress may be observed, for example, covered shoulders. Cathedrals, churches and other religious sites require conservative dress. Both sexes should cover their arms, legs and shoulders. Cotton and other light fabrics are comfortable choices for summertime as the heat can be extreme during summer months. You are advised to take lightweight light coloured items, including a sun hat to protect your skin from the affects of sun damage. Spring and autumn temperatures dictate light to medium-weight clothing selections and in winter you will need a pullover and jacket. When dining at better restaurants and for any special occasion during your journey, dress is more formal. For gentlemen, a “jacket and tie” standard is appropriate, with an equivalent standard of eveningwear for ladies. Some golf courses have a dress code and you are advised to check in advance. Your Abercrombie & Kent Villas Consultant will be happy to assist.
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ELECTRICITY SUPPLY IN PORTUGAL
Electrical service is supplied at 220 volts/50 hertz.